In partnership with her writing ministry, Read the Hard Parts, Rachel also speaks from God’s word, especially focusing on reading hard parts of Scripture and drawing out the simple truths for life today.
Here are a couple of possible speaking topics, although she is also open to developing a new talk that will fit the needs of your group.
Choose Wisdom: Finding Truth in the Book of Proverbs
You are Not a Proverbs 31 Woman
Most of the time, Proverbs 31 is seen as a to-do list for women tacked on to the end of a book of wisdom. Women feel guilty if they cannot live up to her perfect example. If only I could get up early AND stay up late. If only I could sew and cook and keep my husband happy. However, if we understand the Proverbs 31 woman in the context of the whole book of Proverbs, we find out we are not supposed to be her. Find out who she is really is and how she frees us from striving for perfection.
How to Find Wisdom
The book of Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. What does it look like to fear the Lord? How does fearing the Lord help us to find wisdom?
Do the Promises in Proverbs Really Work?
Many of the proverbs sound like they are strictly cause and effect. If I do this, then this will happen. But what about when the proverbs seem like they aren’t working? Many a child has been “brought up in the way they should go.” How can I understand the truth of Proverbs when those same children “depart from it”? Find out how to read the book of Proverbs and how they can actually work in your life.
Contend for the Faith: The Simple Truths in the Book of Jude
The book of Jude might be short, but there are some tricky parts. What did Jude mean when he told believers to contend for the faith? Find out how to contend for the faith without being contentious.
How to Read the Hard Parts of Scripture (without getting overwhelmed or confused)
Christian women tend to have their favorite go-to Scripture passages they return to again and again. There are also other parts of the Bible, the hard parts, that they avoid completely because they are too scary or too confusing to read.
The truth is that God has given us all Scripture to be used in our lives–even the hard parts! Learn the right mindset to have about the hard parts along with some practical tools that you can use in your personal Bible reading.
(Note: This can be a traditional speaking session or a hands-on workshop style presentation.)
Take it to Heart: Finding Simple Truth in the Complex Book of Revelation
The book of Revelation is not just about cracking the code of the end times. God’s intention in revealing the message of the book to John was that the readers would take the message of the book to heart and would be blessed. Find out what simple truths for today are in the book of Revelation without getting bogged down by every sign and symbol.
Interesting in having Rachel Schmoyer speak to your group?
Contact her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.