When her people were threatened, Esther had to ask herself that question. She could risk her life to try to save her fellow Israelites. Or she could "keep her head down" to wait out the threat in obscurity and safety.
In nine sessions for individuals or groups, Patty Pell leads you to examine the story of Esther. You'll discover how godly character often develops under pressure. And you'll discover ideas for living a godly life in the midst of contemporary pressures.
This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" sec ... more
Sometimes we turn away from God. Or we fail to love those around us. We even follow the gods of the world. Despite everything, God remains faithful, loving us and waiting for us to return to him. This is the story of Israel told in the book of Judges. As Donald Baker leads you to examine it for yourself, you may discover that it is your story as well. This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.
Learn what it takes to be a "A Woman of Love" in this eight lesson study. Through the inspiring story of Ruth and Naomi, women will be taught how to love each other, develop true and lasting intimacy and trust, and be loved in return.
Mary, Martha, Sarah, Eve. Of all the women in the Bible, only two have entire books devoted to telling their story-Ruth and Esther.
What is it about these women that makes them different? What can we learn from their stories?
Structured to be user-friendly to Christians of all ages, this new Bible study from trusted author Warren Wiersbe strikes the perfect balance of expositional commentary from the Scripture text and introspective questions for practical application. In eight weeks, you and your small group will have a strong understanding of these important biblical passages without feeling you've been overwhelmed by information overload.
Study the lives of two women who boldly followed God's will, e ... more
The biblical story of Ruth is a womans story about a womans life. Though written thousands of years ago, it is nonetheless perennial. It calls us to reflect in every generation on what it means to be a whole woman, a spiritual woman. In "The Story of Ruth" Joan Chittister and John August Swanson reclaim this powerful biblical story as a model for contemporary women seeking a fully spiritual life.
Through complementary texts and illustrations, Chittister and Swanson explore a series of twelve defining moments in every womans life--moments of loss, change, transformation, aging, independence, respect, recognition, insight, empowerment, self-definition, invisibility, and fulfillment. Each chapter and each piece of artwork ... more
David was a shepherd and a king, a soldier and a poet, a sinner and a saint. He was also a man after God's own heart. In this Christian classic, Alan Redpath blends insights from 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, and Psalms to demonstrate how God shapes those who are responsive to his love. Despite his many faults, David became a man who wondrously understood and reflected the mind of God. Both men and women will find themselves identifying with David's struggles and triumphs, giving them a glimpse of how God is continually shaping them as well.
God always has a plan; God always has a man. The plan: destroy the wickedness of the world. The man: Noah. How would you feel if you knew that God was going to destroy the world, and you had been chosen out of millions of people to continue the human race? This book is not just Sunday school material for kids, but the thrilling adventure of Noah comes to life through the dazzling, detailed illustrations and the exciting True Story of Noah's Ark. The images of the interior of Noah's ark are like nothing you've ever seen before. The people and cities depicted here are certainly more advanced than what you've been led to believe these people weren't cavemen They invented metals and musical instruments; they were skilled cr ... more
Need a role model? Here are two strong candidates. Instead of cowering in fear or simply doing what everyone else would have done, Ruth and Esther made history. By trusting God when it mattered most, these two young women changed the world: Ruth's descendants became kings, and Esther saved her people from genocide. What great things does God have in store for you?
God's Word slices away layers of pretense from our lives to show us how we can be more like Christ. Relevant and fast-paced, the TH1NK LIFECHANGE series is made up of in-depth book studies that help you understand the context and meaning of the Bible so you can apply it to your life.
"For the word of God is living and active. ... more