The Household of Faith

from the This Is the Church reading plan

Matthew 12:46-50, John 1:10-13, Ephesians 1:3-6, 1 John 3:1-2, Romans 8:15-17, Galatians 3:24-26, Galatians 3:29, 1 Timothy 3:15

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.

The Church is a spiritual family, God’s household, made up of men, women, and children adopted as coheirs with Christ. 

Discussion Question: In what ways have you noticed God working in you and your faith community during this reading plan?  

Take time to reflect on your Scripture reading and today’s question. Share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments. 

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105 thoughts on "The Household of Faith"

  1. Kristie Paradis says:

    I have taken a back seat to serving in church. God is leading me to start back serving, and He is showing me in this study, and in other ways as well! It is clear what I need to do, what He is calling me to do, and I am looking forward to taking that step again! Community is so important for a believer – we are not called to do this alone! He wants us to connect with other believers, so we can have godly relationships that will hold us accountable, that will provide godly advice, that will encourage, and that will hold no judgment if we fail or stumble but will help lead us back to the One who can help and guide us!

  2. Chelsea Wilson says:

    God is showing me what it means to be part of the church. We have a special job, we are to be set apart, live for Christ, and make his priorities our priorities. We do this together as a spiritual family. We can strengthen and support each other as we work to further the kingdom!!

  3. Tara Workman says:

    God has taught me a lot this week through this study and my circumstances. I’m grateful to read today and be reminded I’m part of something bigger than what I see and do every day. We are a family! God’s family! Praise God for that!

  4. Toy W says:

    Reading God’s word has helped me to look at life from a different perspective. I start to find myself feeling empty when I don’t read his word. I look forward to building a better relationship with Him, by reading his word and through prayer.

  5. Leslie Orozco says:

    I also feel that Satan has been using COVID as a way to distract individuals from the fellowship that’s so vital to our spiritual growth. He always tries to destroy the church from the inside out. In addition, there’s so much liberalization and moving away from the truth of God’s word in these last of the last days. As we’re getting closer and closer to the rapture, Satan’s working harder and harder to draw people away the Lord, with the purpose of ultimately taking them with Him to hell. As scripture says, we must constantly examine ourselves to be sure we’re walking in faith. Going through an unexpected divorce a few months ago at age 66, the Lord is showing me again through the recovery process how important it is to be in the Word daily, because the battleground for everything in our lives is in the mind. I’m learning to step out of my comfort zone and pursue new Christian friendships in a new state and church. I love hearing from my new sisters how the Lord is working in their lives.

  6. Leslie Orozco says:

    I totally understand how you’re feeling. During our marriage, my husband would only go to church on the times he was serving. We served in worship ministry together, I gradually started staying home and watching online when I wasn’t serving. That was a BIG change for me because I need the in-person fellowship with other believers. We divorced about two months ago once his many infidelities came out (while we were serving together). As a result, I sold my house in California and bought a house here in beautiful Utah and am living with my son’s family. Because I know that fellowship is so important, I’ve been forcing myself to join small groups and get to know new Christian sisters. This is SO out of my comfort zone, but the Lord is teaching me so much right now in the new circumstances. Maybe a new Spirit-led church would help you. It’s SO important for women to have that fellowship, even without our spouses. Do you have children?

  7. Stephanie Berling says:

    I appreciate how this study has made our online community more active and engaged. More people are sharing their thoughts and I felt so encouraged by what some of you have shared and it’s been good to bear your burdens in prayer. In my own faith it’s really been encouraging to be intentional about being in the Word every day and encouraging those around me with what I find.

  8. Jeni B says:

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m in the process of moving churches as we are doing this reading plan. It is something that I felt we needed to do for a long time, but due to aversion to change and also out of loyalty to my old church, I delayed and delayed and delayed, but here we are.

    One of the reasons I’m moving churches is because my old church was quite a distance, set in a community I know longer live within. I’ve been feeling a lot of internal conviction about getting involved and being embedded in a local community. At first I was actually trying to move from where we live now to somewhere closer to church so that I could stay there and be back involved in that community, but as the Lord would have it, we are here to stay but thankfully have found a good local church, that the kids love and that my husband (who is not a Christian) is willing to attend each Sunday. (Even though we had been at the other church for a long time, had been married there, etc. He just did not like/was not willing to attend.)

    So I feel God working in me as my desires for fellowship are stirred up and I’m seeing God at work in my husband and my children in their desire too.

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