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How to study the Bible for yourself

Spending time in God’s Word and discovering to discern truth for ourselves is the most important part of Naomi’s Table.  We encourage you to use the Bible Study podcasts and notes for your own personal study, or with girls, teens and women around your own table. Each Bible study teacher has her own style, but […]

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A new Bible Study: 2 Corinthians

With so many women isolated and missing regular fellowship at their Bible studies, we thought we’d do something a little different with the online Bible studies at Naomi’s Table. Normally I post them and encourage ladies to help themselves to the recordings and the study questions. But starting today I’m making these studies slightly more […]

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Popular Lies We Believe

Notice: Due to public health efforts to contain COVID-19, Answers in Genesis will livestream its Truth: Answers for Women 2020 conference. by Dr. Georgia Purdom on March 10, 2020 When I think about many popular Christian trends/fads today, the first thing that comes to mind are these verses, “For of this sort are those who […]

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What did Jesus command?

Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey all that He commanded. (John 14:15) So what did Jesus command? He wasn’t talking about keeping the Old Testament Law, nor was He telling us we need to have a works-based salvation to get into Heaven, but as an act of obedience, love, and reverence […]

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Why are we shocked?

Within the past few years a number of Christian celebrity leaders have announced that they are walking away from the faith. In recent days, the news of two men who are considered leaders have taken to Instagram to denounce their faith after many years of talking the talk. You may have seen the headlines and […]

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Five questions you should be asking Beth Moore

Ladies, the following five questions have been asked publicly to well-known women’s (and unfortunately men’s) Bible teacher Beth Moore, about her seemingly supportive stance with those who affirm homosexuality in the visible church. I have endorsed the following Open Letter to Beth Moore, originally published on my dear friend Michelle Lesley’s Discipleship for Christian Women […]

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Do you love the deceived?

Have you ever gotten caught in a drainage ditch? I know that’s a weird question. My husband and I recently went to great lengths – great FENCE links – to keep our dogs out of the muddy ditch that runs along the far side of our farm property. All sorts of interesting farm matter flows […]

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Sufficiency of Scripture

Did you know that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service? It’s true! And in fact the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. Sadly, it’s a tenet that has long been under vicious attack from within our own […]

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Malachi: An introduction

Looking for a solid Bible study to do with your women’s small group? The Book of Malachi is the 39th book of the Bible, and last book of the Old Testament. It was written as an oracle: God’s very own breathed-out Word to Israel through the prophet named Malachi.In these four chapters, God makes it […]

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Conversion Therapy vs. Conversion to Christ

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, […]

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You’re Not Awesome…and You Know It

Woman, are you enough?  Are you awesome? When are you going to unlock your potential and change the world? That’s what an astounding number of preachers, book authors and conference speakers are feeding women these days. And our gender is eating it up with dripping tears and sighs of “finally.” One of the best articles […]

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“Has SOZO given me evil spirits?”

I received the following letter about SOZO Prayer, a technique based on psychology and used by so-called “inner healing ministries” sweeping churches today. I share because it’s important for you to know what SOZO is, and what it does and does not do: “I was recently bought some SOZO CDs, which I haven’t listened to […]

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The “Felt Needs” Gospel

Have you ever fallen for a feel-good gospel that ministers to your ache for feeling special, or longing for admiration from a god who dances over you and thinks you’re the apple of his eye? What about sermon messages or books that help you look deeply into your past pains, or prayers that ask God […]

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Please don’t get soaked

Ladies, there is a prayer practice that is gaining momentum among Christians, and we need to talk about it at the Table.  It’s called the Soaking Prayer, and while it sounds like something Christians can practice safely, it is anything but safe. In fact, the Soaking Prayer practice contains spiritual elements that are not only […]

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What do we do with guilt?

It’s late at night and sleep isn’t coming. Instead, snippets of past sins – the obnoxious words, the stupid decisions, the things I didn’t do but should have – all those cringeworthy things that could fill volumes of books, begin to fill my brain. Stop! Guilt is more than an emotion. It’s a thief. A […]

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On capturing weak women

This morning I received a stern letter from a woman named Pam who was upset that I would dare to compare Scripture with the words of her favorite motivational speaker. “You will answer to God almighty for trying to pour evil into this world. I need say nothing God will bring you all to task […]

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If it’s gossip, let it go.

We all know what gossip sounds like when we hear it, and as wise women of God we should know how to shut it down it with a simple, “did you bring these matters to her privately?” But I am concerned that certain social media tools, Facebook in particular, has numbed many of us to […]

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How to Survive a Wimpy Women’s Ministry

This guest post by Kim Wine was published on Michelle Lesley’s excellent blog! Vanessa was excited to attend the weeknight women’s ministry event. A new friend had recently invited her to their annual women’s conference. Vanessa’s own church was extremely small and had no women’s ministry, so she was excited to attend an event that […]

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Six Signs of a False Conversion

How can we tell whether or not we are truly saved by the Holy Spirit? Many of us have at one time been “false converts,” believing that we were good to go when in fact we had not been regenerated at all. I was a false convert for a dozen years! Is that your story […]

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An open letter to my shacking-up friend

The following is a letter I wrote to a friend who confessed to me that she had allowed her fiance to move in with her and her 13-year-old daughter. As a Christian woman, she knew that this arrangement was wrong, but proceeded anyway, using economic hardship as an excuse. Her church is advising her to […]

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Just one bite

Our friend, Erin Benziger, recently captured a metaphor I’ve been thinking a lot about: It doesn’t take much for the irritation of sin to fester, grow and eclipse everything we think and do.  And so often it starts out without us even sensing that it is happening, until we “feel” that first itch. How some […]

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What causes devotion to cults? Part I

Today we’re starting a two-day discussion on Cults.  You might think the idea of the “moonies” or the Jonestown incident is outdated. But there are cults today. How can we know what a cult is? Today and tomorrow we will share some characteristics common to all cults, and how you can spot them. In Segment […]

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The Christian and Essential Oils?

A few months ago I discovered a small reddish patch on my wrist, and when it didn’t go away I asked a pharmacist to recommend something.  She did, but the anti-fungal ointment I purchased had no effect.  Recently a couple of friends gave me some tee tree oil, and also a vial of clove oil. […]

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Why did Jesus come? Here are 20 reasons

Many ask, “why did Jesus come to earth?” You might answer, “to save us from sin,” or, “to die on the cross.”  These are two great answers, but did you know that the Bible lists at least 20 more?  Scroll your mouse over these Scripture verses and read the many reasons He came. 1.  Jesus […]

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Advent Calendar Verses

Day 1: Green Tree Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Day 2: Red Ribbons Hebrews 9:22 “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin.” Day 3: Lights John 9:5 “I am the Light of the world….” Day 4: Name Tags Isaiah 43:1 “I have called you by name; […]

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Check out our December Advent Project!

Want a great way to help your kids keep the true meaning of Christmas AND memorize Scripture? Forget the dollar store chocolate and cardboard! Naomi’s Table invites you to try out our exclusive December Advent Calendar project that you can do with your children. What is it? It’s a 25-day micro-devotional and fun project all […]

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Mommy at 16

By Jane Cummins, from Chapter 4 of her book, A Walk Into Grace    Reprinted with permission. (Check out our interview with Jane here.) Mommy at 16 I remember the day my mom asked me if she needed to set up a doctor’s appointment for me.  I couldn’t even look her in the eyes as I […]

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Complementarian vs Egalitarian

Here at Naomi’s Table, we encourage and teach women to learn about and embrace a “Complementarian” view of biblical womanhood, versus an “Egalitarian” position. But what exactly do these words mean? The Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has an excellent overview of these two opposing views of women’s roles. (And by the way, it’s […]

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Battling Sadness?

The World Health Organization says that hundreds of millions of people suffer from depression. One in four women will struggle with depression during her lifetime. That means at least one woman in your Bible study, your neighborhood, your circle of friends—or maybe even you—will wrestle with the energy loss, poor concentration, altered appetite and sleep, […]

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The “Happy Meal” church

I am preparing to do a two-part program on Christian women and depression, and have been doing a lot of research into the causes and cures. In this preparation stage, I’ve met many wonderful women of God who not only have struggled with depression but who are coming out on the other side – only […]

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Lesson 29: The Real Deal

Today we’re covering 1 John 5:20-21 in our study titled, “The Real Deal.” It’s Lesson #29 in our series. Grab your Bible (or pull up an online version), and prepare to learn at the feet of our Bible study teacher, Ruth Christian. [powerpress]

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Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards

Via the Grace To You ministry: Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards Monday, July 29, 2013  by John MacArthur Satan delights in wreaking havoc on the church. He twists the truth on every issue, creating doctrinal confusion wherever he can. He has been particularly successful in distorting the roles God has designed for men and […]

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Bible Study 2: “Real Life”

Today we’re covering 1 John 1-2, and this study is titled “Real Life.”   Grab your Bible (or pull up an online version), and prepare to learn at the feet of our Bible study teacher, Ruth Christian. [powerpress] Related articles How to study the Bible for yourself Naomi’s Study: 1 John Overview

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What is Gnosticism?

There is actually no such thing as “Christian Gnosticism,” because true Christianity and Gnosticism are very different, and the principles of Gnosticism contradict what it means to be a Christian. Gnosticism was the most dangerous heresy that threatened the early church during the first three centuries. Influenced by such philosophers as Plato, Gnosticism is based […]

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We are launched!

Today we launched our first radio broadcast! We were a little nervous, but it helps to know that many women – and men – were praying for us. It’s also incredibly comforting to know that God is sovereign and He tells us that, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect […]

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Are you a “spiritual mom?”

Many women tell us their own moms didn’t really coach them spiritually, but they did have good surrogates, those women who helped them understand how to navigate life under the backdrop of the big picture of who God is. One of our ongoing radio topics centers around the idea of mentoring. Are you a spiritual […]

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Feminism, modesty and the bikini

Is modesty about covering up our beauty, or about representing the dignity of who we are, made in His image and likeness? Rhetorical question, I know. But the world is telling our daughters that yes, our swimwear has to be itsy bitsy, giving the woman (or girl) who wears it some sort of feminine power. […]

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Ready to follow

I am refreshed and rejuvenated after spending time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word, and also seeking the wisdom of those in authority over me and our ministry. My boss at the radio station and his board have lovingly and graciously entrusted Naomi’s Table to me, and they are encouraging me to […]

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