Religion and Women in the Bible--Study and teaching
The drive to succeed is a strong force in Western culture, and women are powerfully influenced by it. It is tempting to pursue triumphs that will impress the world, rather than achievements that will advance God's kingdom. In these studies, you'll meet fascinating historical women of the Bible who enjoyed worthy successes--women whose willingness to act upon God's leading made them achievers for him. Some well-known, some lesser known; some rich, some poor, these women came from all walks of life. Studying their stories will encourage you to become an influencer for God in your world.
Religion and Women in the Bible--Study and teaching
The Bible gives us story after story of ordinary women who, daring to trust God, influenced their families, influenced their families and communities. These women faced the same challenges we face today--poverty, illness, death, war, loneliness, injustice, and difficult relationships. Yet they chose to believe God in those circumstances--and because of them, the world was changed. You can follow in their footsteps. Find encouragement and strength to imitate their powerful faith as you study the intriguing lives of Women Who Believed God.
Cultivate an Intimate Relationship with GodThe Psalms are some of the most widely read and best-loved portions of the Bible. For thousands of years these songs of faith have spoken to the hearts and minds of people around the world. The Psalms are songs–music our spirits sing to the Creator. They are poems–full of vibrant imagery and strong rhythms. And they are prayers–our deepest emotions expressed to the Lord who feels with us. Most importantly, the Psalms are God's Word to us, revealing the truth about him and our relationship with him.In these studies, Ron Klug leads us into an exploration of the Psalms and the intimate knowledge that can grow between people and their Creator. Through literary insights and thought-provoking questions, Klug invites you to enjoy and study these songs of praise, lament, thanksgiving, and trust.
Thrive Under PressureThe apostle Paul was one of the great world-changers of all time. After a dramatic conversion experience, the former persecutor of Christians became a devoted follower of Christ. In this study, you will walk with Paul through the many struggles and victories of his life's ministry. As Paul was forced to face a diversity of difficulties, he learned to trust God for help and wisdom. The lessons we learn from Paul and the book of Acts provide guidance for contemporary crises today.
Our Purposeful, Powerful SaviorMark shows you Jesus Christ in action--a purposeful, powerful individual who addressed the personal needs of those he encountered and brought hope to hungry groups, demonstrating compassion and supernatural power over sin. As you study Mark's account of Jesus in action, you will begin to see how God can be active in you, in your church, and in your community.16 sessions for individuals or groupsFisherman Bible Studyguides include:. Penetrating questions that generate discussion. Flexible format for group or individual needs. Helpful leader's notes. Emphasis on daily application of Bible truth
Discover the Power of CommunityWhat is the biblical pattern for local church life? The book of Acts shows a community of joyful believers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, serving the Lord and one another. They actively enlarged their community, tasted both persecution and God's miraculous protection, and daily participated in God's supernatural work. As you study the successes and failures of the New Testament church, you'll be encouraged to ask God to move with the same kind of vital power in your own church community.
Put Some Muscle Behind Your Faith. We live in a world characterized by instability, in-fighting, materialism, and words without actions. Sadly, no one is immune to these problems. Centuries ago, the apostle James could not envision the world we would live in, but he did address the issues we would face. Building a bridge between first-century Christianity and our lives today, James: Faith in Action shows how Christianity can work in a postmodern world and calls you to an active allegiance to Jesus Christ and a commitment to living out your faith through bold action. 10 studies for individuals or groups.
God's Design for Living in Unity and LoveIn a world divided by political, social, economic, and religious hostility, Paul writes a letter about unity. Jew and Gentile, slave and free--all are to live as family members. Here Paul tells us how to conduct ourselves in our roles as husbands or wives, brothers or sisters, parents or children. He call us to be knit together--with every part and member working properly--by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let his practical message of order and wholeness empower you.
Repentance--Christianity, Change--Religious aspects--Christianity, and God--Worship and love
This unique Bible study guide is designed to lead readers into a deeper experience of God's life-changing love through a cleansing interlude of repentance.Wherever they are in their spiritual journey, whatever personal circumstances they face, readers can receive God's empowering, healing grace through the gifts of confession, forgiveness, obedience, and gratitude. As the author explains, “The solution to our desire for rest and for renewal is simple, and life-threatening. Repentance–the turning away from ourselves and moving toward God.”Through eight fascinating sessions, readers will be guided by exercises in Bible study, prayer, and self-reflection, all designed to help them redirect their attention to what God is doing in their lives. It's a masterful blend of traditional, inductive Bible study and a refreshing focus on authentic spiritual renewal and intimacy with God. This meditative guide is ideal for use individually, or together with a prayer partner or small group. Either way, Balm in Gilead will release the fragrant distillation of repentance into believers'lives.
The God Who Wants Us to Know HimWhy would an omnipotent God ask questions of people? Because the questions are not for him; they are for us. In Questions from the God Who Needs No Answers, authors Carolyn and Craig Williford show how God's inquiries in the Old Testament reveal who he is and how he wants to be in relationship with us.From “Where are you?” to “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” and “Am I not sending you?” God's questions encouraged and challenged biblical characters–and they can teach us the same powerful truths today. This in-depth Bible study will help you: ·Discover a deeper and more intimate relationship with God·Gain a better understanding of the people God questioned in the Bible ·Learn to use God's questions to unravel the assumptions you have about God's character and capabilities·Uncover and study the truths of the Bible and how they apply to us today.Through description, guided reading, and interactive questions, Carolyn and Craig Williford reveal a God whose timeless questions call us to a deeper faith in him.
Called for a PurposeThe letters of Peter and Jude challenge you to recognize your identity as a chosen friend of God--and therefore, to live a holy life. Originally addressed to persecuted believers of the first century, these words encourage you to face trials with a living hope, certain of Christ's return, and warn you of the danger of false teaching and spiritual lethargy--advice as timely today as it was for the early Christians. If you are serious about understanding God's purpose for you, you've come to the right place.
Fisherman Bible Studyguides have been a trusted name in Bible study for almost thirty years. With outstanding authors, an emphasis on personal growth, and over eighty titles, the Fisherman guides offer a breadth and depth of biblical study not found in any other series. Fisherman are written with a commitment to the unique authority of the Bible in our lives. Nondenominational, nonsectarian, and suitable for new Christians and mature Christians, Fisherman have a broad appeal with a biblical base. In Colossians: Focus on Christ, an eight-week New Testament study, readers study Paul's letter to the Colossians and realize that aspects of heresy that threatened the early church are active in our own world. Paul provides an answer as he encourages us to focus on Christ.
The Bible says that we were created to be spiritual as well as physical beings. So it's no wonder we have often elusive longings. As you study these passages on hungering and thirsting after God, you'll discover anew how only the Bread of Life can genuinely satisfy our hungry souls.