Good News for Weary Women

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Our culture constantly bombards women with lies about where true value and worth comes from. This moving illustration encourages women to find their real significance in Christ alone.

Women do oftentimes feel that their worth is measured by their to-do lists, activities, work and how well their kids behave. It's the messages that women accept from the others that perpetuate the unrealistic expectations they put on themselves in order to feel good about who they are. In this video, Elyse Fitzpatrick, speaker and author of Good News for Weary Women, shares with women the comfort, hope and encouragement the ospel has to offer in response to the problems women face today.

Women are exhausted from trying to do everything right, be the perfect wife, friend, mother and daughter to try to prove that they are a "good" Christian. Do you allow your own approval and performance (at home, work or at church) determine you're drive to how you are living? Explain.
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Elyse said that when the gospel doesn't hold the center of our faith, something else eventually does. What self-imposed "laws" hold the center of your faith? Where does your worth come from?
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Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)

8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

What does Eph. 2:8–9 say about how God made you? What does it say about the work of Christ in your life?
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How can you help other women understand how God feels about them? How can you help them start looking at themselves as a women of worth in the eyes of Christ, and not by who they are or how they look or what they do to be more godly?
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Elyse said, "It's about the fact that I have been loved and forgiven and counted righteous. And I have hope that a day is coming and I will be completely satisfied in Christ. So what should we do to try to help women? Remind them of what they already know. That we have a Savior and He loves weak, bedraggled sinners."