Elsie Newell will be our featured teacher through out this month on Fridays, as she teaches the importance of the Word of God, especially for women. She comes to us with a wealth of experience, a true heart for the Lord, and a desire to help women understand the importance of loving, studying, and teaching the Word of God. She has been in ministry for over 30 years; teaching and leading Bible studies. Currently she teaches a weekly study to the women in her church, another to drug addicted women at a local shelter in Anderson, and a third to teenage girls. She has also written a number of small group Bible studies, one of which was published in 2008, The Amazing Promises of God. Elsie has been married to Newt for 50 years, and has 3 children and 12 grandchildren, who she helps home school. She is a member of Christ Reformed Church in Anderson, SC.
Deeply practical, she speaks from a rich experience of knowing God through the Scriptures. Her main thrust is on the discipline of meditation. In this first part, she introduces the discipline of meditation with an emphasis on the wondrous end of meditation, namely knowing the wonderful God of the Scriptures. She wants this and this alone to be our motivation behind our meditation of the Scriptures. Her warmth, wonder and even her wittiness are so evident in this presentation, revealing her humble, genuine and joyful godliness, grown out of years of knowing God through the Scriptures.