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Jody Mayhew has been a consultant and director of women’s ministries for over 30 years. As a teacher, she has carried her message of intimacy with God and a passion for His presence to four continents. In her role as women's representative for International Renewal Ministries, Jody facilitates Prayer Summits worldwide and advises leadership teams in corporate prayer. She is a founding member of Abide Ministries with the purpose of calling women to deeper relationship with the Lord and into active service in ministry. When at home in Portland, Oregon Jody ministers with her husband, Dan, teaching Bible studies, serving a traditional congregation, and coaching a community of house churches. The Mayhews have been married for 42 years and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Second Peter 1 (Part 1)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montavilla Women’s Bible Study will be done remotely for the next few weeks. This week’s study begins the second letter of Peter. The teaching is also available on Jody’s YouTube video podcast available under “Teaching” above. Stay healthy!


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First Peter 5 (Part 2)

Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you. Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith … (1 Peter 5:6-9)


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First Peter 5 (Part 1)

I appeal to the elders among you:

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is among you, watching over it, not because you must but because you want to, and not greedily but eagerly, as God desires. Do not lord it over the people entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.


Here is a link to the notes and workbook for 1 Peter 5.

First Peter 4 (Pt. 2)

The reality of trials and suffering. What does it mean to experience these as Jesus did.


Here’s the link to the notes and workbook for this teaching.

First Peter 4 (Part 1)

Therefore, since the Messiah suffered in a mortal body, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination, because the person who has suffered in a mortal body has stopped sinning, so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God (1Pe 4:1-2).


Here is the link to the notes and workbook for this episode.

First Peter 3 (Part 2)

... set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you for an accounting concerning the hope that is in you. But do so with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in the things in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil (1 Peter  3:15-17).


Here is the link to the notes and workbook.