Elizabeth: Lessons on Grace and Faith from the Life of an Older Woman
Part 1: From Barrenness to the Place of Blessing
1. Elizabeth’s name means:
2. Revival is not based on anything we can do, but on what God has
3. Zacharias’ name means:
4. No matter how hopeless your situation may seem, God has a message for
you—a message of ______________, a message of ________________, and
a message of reproach turned to __________________.
5. Elizabeth and Zacharias had a position of ministry, but even more important
was their _______________ of observing all the Lord’s commands, which
was consistent with their position.
6. A woman who is walking with God creates a ___________________ where
her husband can meet God’s qualifications for Christian leadership.
• What kind of climate are you creating in your home?
• Are you a whiner? Demanding or discontent? Rebellious or independent?
• Don’t underestimate the power of your Christian walk!
7. Elizabeth longed for a child, a sign of God’s _____________ and
_____________ in the Hebrew culture.
8. God is not as concerned about our life working out for us, as He is our
_____________________, and our conformity to the image of Christ.
9. Elizabeth’s barrenness did not shake her __________________ in God.
10. Elizabeth’s barrenness became an _________________ through which God
would ultimately be glorified.
11. One definition of revival is: God bringing something back to
_______________ that looked like it has no ________________ of living again.
12. We will always have ___________________ longings this side of heaven.
• It’s not wrong to have unfulfilled longings.
• It is wrong to demand that God fulfill them here and now.
• It is wrong to fulfill those longings ourselves by taking ______________.
13. According to Elisabeth Elliott, our unfulfilled longings are material for
______________, because they give us something to offer God.
Part 2: Finding Joy in Sensitive Service
1. Nothing in your life is chance. It is all __________________ by God.
2. _______________________ the sovereignty of God, even in the details of
your life that seem to be chance.
3. When God sends revival, it’s always a ____________________ work.
4. Weeping may endure for a night, but __________ comes in the morning.
God remembers . . . and He is ______________________ reliable!
5. Being a wife and mother is a ______________ and _____________ calling.
6. Elizabeth was in the stream of the unfolding of the _________________
plan of God.
7. Elizabeth, as the mother of John the Baptist, had to be willing to be an
8. John would be an instrument of revival for God’s people. He would “. . .
make _______________ a people prepared for the Lord.”
9. Elizabeth had to be _________________ to let God deal with her husband in
His own way.
• Let God be God in your husband’s life.
• Don’t try to _______________ your husband from the cross.
• Don’t ______________ God how to deal with your husband.
• God wants to turn your husband into a “man of God” more than you do!
10. Be alert to the ______________________ of your life.
11. During the last trimester of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, we can assume that she
was instructing Mary. What kinds of things do you think she shared as she
mentored Mary in the ways of God?
12. Elizabeth was ____________-conscious.
13. Who is seeking you out . . . knocking at your door? Who can you commit to
mentoring in the days ahead?
Part 3: A Woman’s Role in Revival
1. If you are going to raise children who are instruments of revival, you’ve got
to be ______________ with the ________________________.
2. Elizabeth was controlled, guided, and filled with God’s Spirit
______________ she spoke words that edified and blessed.
3. Elizabeth affirmed Mary with the _____________________ of childbearing.
4. She encouraged Mary to _________________ God for the
5. One key to revival is a woman’s contribution: the birthing and nurturing of
life, and then passing on ___________________ to the next generation.
6. Elizabeth’s relatives and neighbors heard how God has shoed her great
mercy in ending her barrenness, and her reproach was turned to
7. When Elizabeth named her child, she was one with her husband in
______________ God. She carried out what was in Zacharias’ heart—what
God had told her husband.
8. God wants us to get the ________________ of what it will be like when He
opens heaven and comes down in revival.
9. Not only did Elizabeth birth a child, she had to be willing to
________________ the child up for God’s purposes.
• Are you willing to release your children to the will of God?
• Remember: it’s not about us; it’s about God’s _________________ in
10. Elizabeth ______________________ herself, and God fulfilled His purposes in and through her life.
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