The women’s ministry leaders from the Boston church asked Jeanie to teach from her book Prime Rib: Exploring a Woman’s Value and Purpose. The goal of the day was to open the hearts and eyes of women to God’s abounding love and purpose for our lives as women.
The event was held at the newly renovated Arlington church building which opened this year and it was a packed house. The sanctuary was filled to capacity of 400 and the fellowship hall downstairs was filled with another 200 women listening via simulcast. Jeanie is a spiritual woman and teaches spiritual truths with great depth and creativity.
One woman in attendance put it like this:
Jeanie Shaw outdid herself again with a phenomenal presentation based on her book Prime Rib. The class was loaded with scriptures and Jeanie's rapier wit. What I brought from it was that submission is not a position of weakness, God is our helper, ‘move fear to the rear’ (do not give way to fear), choose to believe the truth…The best quote of all was, "Bite your lip if needed; your lip will heal much faster than a broken relationship."
Jeanie’s teaching called us higher, cut us to the core and encouraged our souls all at the same time. Her homemade movies illustrating her points were hilarious while meaningful and will be remembered forever. We are extremely grateful to God for speaking to us through Jeanie and reminding us all of how we as women are precious to him, and that he deeply desires to use our lives in incredible ways.
The knowledge that comes from God’s Word is life changing. Proverbs 24:3 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Days like the Women’s Teaching Day help bring God’s Word to life in a way that women can uniquely benefit from.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read Prime Rib (Spanish translation is available). God will use it to fill your life with knowledge and thus with rare and beautiful spiritual treasures. Here in Boston, the three hours of teaching at the Women’s Teaching Day ignited a fire, and there are now multiple groups of women meeting together in order to study the book out in more detail, using the questions provided at the end of each chapter as a guide for their discussions. We are thankful for Jeanie allowing herself to be used by God, not only at the Women’s Teaching Day, but every day, thus being an inspiration to so many women here in Boston and around the world.