“We the people …” begins one of the most important documents in the United States. Show the video clip from PBS on why the constitution is important. It can be found at:
How Well Do You Know the Constitution?
Use the following website to print out a “Constitution Quiz” to test the women’s knowledge.
For further information visit the government website for the Constitution: https://archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution
Purchase a copy of the constitution at a bookstore or order online. Display it in the meeting area. Use a color theme of red, white and blue tablecloths, balloons and flags.
Enjoy some red, white and blue desserts or finger foods. Check online or on Pinterest for easy-to-make US flag cakes. There are also instructions on making a flag using cupcakes.
Women’s Ministries Preamble
Create your own Women’s Ministries preamble document to display in your meeting area: We the people…
Create a patriotic candleholder. Check Pinterest for idea using red, white and blue canning jar with tissue paper and mod podge. Other ideas include red, white and blue rice or paper American flags.
Read John 8:31–36.
The constitution of the United States outlines the people’s freedoms within the country we live. But as followers of Christ, the Bible is our guide to our ultimate freedom. A major part of finding our freedom in Christ is learning to submit to Him. In the above Scripture Christ tells His Jewish followers that they must remain faithful and submit to His teachings in order to find true freedom—freedom from sin, freedom from a condemned life, freedom from the old self.
Read Mark 14:32–36.
We know that submitting to God’s will is not always easy. Christ Himself questioned God’s will in the garden. “’Father,” He said, “‘everything is possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.’” The most important part of this Scripture is Christ’s declaration: “Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” We will all experience moments when submitting to the will of God is difficult, but it is only in submitting that we can find true freedom, when we, like Jesus, say, “I want Your will to be done, not Mine.” Jesus was aware of what doing the Father’s will would cost Him. Anything worth having costs something. What does our commitment to God cost us? Are we willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end?
- What are some areas of your life that you find difficult to submit to God?
- From what things in your life do you seek freedom? (Answers can include selfishness, pornography, overworking, perfectionism, drugs/alcohol and anything else that can lead to sinfulness.)
- What steps are you going to take today so that you are in God’s will?
Invite the women to take time to pray for each other, asking Jesus to help them find the freedom that only He can bring.