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One Thousand Gifts Small Group Bible Study by Ann Voskamp – Trailer
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One Thousand Gifts Group Bible Study by Ann Voskamp.
Begin to find joy in what really matters.
“How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties?” New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp wondered. When your days are filled with the mundane, disappointment, or even darkness, how can you break the bondage of self-hatred and fear that has white-knuckle control on your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that will immerse you in Christ’s fullness? How can you live your life with a heart overflowing with delight?
In this five-session, video-based Bible study, Ann encourages participants to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God’s gifts – to really look at life and find the good in it. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have that we discover the life we’ve always wanted…a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. And only then can we know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved – by God.
Embark on this personal, honest, and fresh exploration of what it means to be deeply fulfilled, wholly happy, and finally fully alive.
The DVD includes five 18-20 minute video teaching sessions for Ann Voskamp from her farm in Ontario, and the study guide includes video notes, discussion questions and Bible study, between-session activities, and journaling space that will all help you to further explore the topics Ann discusses in the video teaching.
Session titles include:
1. Attitude of Gratitude
2. Grace in the Moment
3. All is Grace
4. Trust: The Bridge to Joy
5. Empty to Fill
Ann Voskamp is a farmer’s wife, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and the author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts. A columnist with DaySpring, a contributing editor to Laity Lodge’s The High Calling, and a writer of articles featured in WORLD Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Christianity Today, Ann partners with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children. Ann can be found writing about messy grace and a magnificent God at her daily online journal: www.aholyexperience.com.
Visit Anne’s website at: www.onethousandgifts.com.
How To Study the Bible for Beginners | 5 Tips for Beginners | Christian Vlogger
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How To Study the Bible for Beginners
Hannah writes in asking where a beginner should start reading the Bible. So we give her 5 tips on how to study the Bible for beginners. These tips are great if you are wanting to learn more about how to understand the bible or are just wanting to enrich your bible study experience!
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White House Having Weekly Bible Studies (Which Trump Skips)
Trump thinks setting up Bible studies for his cabinet and not attending them will play well with his evangelical base. He’s probably right. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
“Many of President Trump’s Cabinet members gather at a weekly session to study the Bible, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported Monday.
Ralph Drollinger, the founder of Capitol Ministries, says he leads a weekly Bible study with Cabinet members such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
“It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life. They are so teachable. They’re so noble. They’re so learned,” Drollinger told CBN.
Vice President Pence, who is a sponsor of the faith sessions, reportedly joins the group when his schedule allows.”*
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Restless Small Group Bible Study by Jennie Allen – Session One
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Restless Small Group Bible Study by Jennie Allen. Restless Small Group Bible Study by Jennie Allen.
Do You Feel Restless?
What if this feeling weren’t a bad thing?
This feeling could be a longing, a restlessness for more of God. It could push us to move forward, to live epic lives that were designed before the foundations of earth were laid.
But a lot of us, if we’re honest, are afraid. We hold close to our chest new and scary dreams that may just be from God to play a small part in something bigger. God wants to take the seemingly mundane messy threads of your life to weave something beautiful.
What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running after his purposes for you?
In Restless, an 8-session, video-based study, you will look at the life of Joseph and see how his passions, relationships, and suffering fit into the greater story of God — and how our stories can do the same. Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen walks you through a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God’s glory and purposes.
2. God’s Story
Jennie Allen is an award-winning and best-selling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the bible studies Stuck, Chase, and Restless. The founder and visionary for the IF: Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a masters in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Zac. Together they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.
Word Study: Shema – “Listen”
Is hearing and listening the same thing? This video, discover how sound entering your ear-drums isn’t synonymous with “listening”, at least from a biblical perspective. This video is the first installment of our Word Studies series, a six-part exploration of the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema”.