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
Read Luke 7:11-18
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?
“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.
Pray that God will be there for you wherever you are.
Day 2: Further Reading
Read Luke 7:1-10
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?
Write Lamentations 3:22 on an index card. Tape it to your mirror or somewhere else where you will see it throughout the day.
Thank God for His goodness in seeing you through life’s trials.
Day 3: Dig Deeper
Read Luke 7:11-18 in several different versions of the Bible.
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.
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.
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.
Continue asking questions. Write them down. Seek to find answers.
Have you memorized Lamentations 3:22 yet? If not, keep saying it aloud throughout the day.
Thank God for any insight that He gives you in your studies.
Day 5: Make it Personal
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?
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?
Incorporate Lamentations 3:22 in your conversations with family and friends. See how often you can mention it.
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.
- Worn Out Women: Widow of Nain
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- All God’s Women Season One: Widow of Nain