Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Widow of Nain: Worn Out Women Bible Study

Worn Out Women Bible Study

Week 3: Widow of Nain

Welcome to Week 3 of the Worn Out Women Bible study. Each week is independent, but to get the most out of the study, be sure to cover each week’s lessons.

Day 1: Widow of Nain

Scripture Reading

Read Luke 7:11-18

Review

As you read the passage make note of anything we can learn about the Widow of Nain.

  • Who was heading out of the city?
  • Who was heading into the city?
  • Who was with Jesus?
  • Who was with the widow?
  • What did Jesus tell the widow?
  • What did Jesus say to the son?
  • How did the people react?

Memory Verse

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;” Lamentations 3:22 (ESV)

Recite aloud Lamentations 3:22 multiple times.

Prayer

Pray that God will be there for you wherever you are.

Day 2: Further Reading

Scripture Reading

Read Luke 7:1-10

Review

How do these stories flow together?

  • Where was Jesus coming from before He went to Nain?
  • What do the two stories have in common?
  • How are the two stories different?
  • What do both stories show us about Jesus’s character?

Memory Verse

Write Lamentations 3:22 on an index card. Tape it to your mirror or somewhere else where you will see it throughout the day.

Closing Prayer

Thank God for His goodness in seeing you through life’s trials. 

Day 3: Dig Deeper

Scripture Reading

Read Luke 7:11-18 in several different versions of the Bible.

Review

As you read the Widow of Nain’s story, make note of anything that jumps out from one version to the next. Make a list of questions you’d like to find more about.

Scripture Memory

Every time you pass by your memory verse index card, say it aloud. 

Closing Prayer Pray for wisdom in understanding the scripture you’re studying.

Day 4: Continue Digging.

Scripture Reading

Use a study Bible or online resource such as Bible Hub, Bible Gateway, or Blue Letter Bible to find sermons or commentary on the Widow of Nain.

Review

Continue asking questions. Write them down. Seek to find answers. 

Scripture Memory

Have you memorized Lamentations 3:22 yet? If not, keep saying it aloud throughout the day.

Closing Prayer

Thank God for any insight that He gives you in your studies.

Day 5: Make it Personal

Scripture Reading

Read the Widow of Nain’s story one more time.. Find ways that you are like her. How does her story relate to your life? 

Review

Conclude your study of the Widow of Nain by applying it to your life.

  • How does her story relate to you?
  • How are you like the widow?
  • What would you have done in her situation?
  • Have you gone through similar situations?
  • How did you handle them?
  • What can you learn from her story?
  • How will it change your behavior or attitude in the future?

Scripture Memory 

Incorporate Lamentations 3:22 in your conversations with family and friends. See how often you can mention it.

Closing Prayer 

Thank God for all that He’s shown you through the life of the Widow of Nain. Ask Him to continue revealing new insight to you.

Additional Resources

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Lamentations 3:22
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