Called to Be God's People
Looks at the various ways Gods calls us and empowers us to live out the purposes for which we were created. The book offers the following sessions: - A Call to Lead and a Call to Follow (Gen. 11:27-12:9, 1 Sam. 16:1-4b 6-13; 2 Sam. 7:8-16) explores the surprising resourcefulness of the God who calls leaders and followers and our concerns about God's faithfulness, our fitness and the personal question: How is God calling me?- God Calls in the Night and at Mid-day (Matt. 1, Luke 2:22-38) looks at some of the specific ways God calls us and offers hope.- Jesus Calls Disciples (Mark 1:14-28; 2:13-17) explores God's good news in Jesus, the relevance of God's good news for contemporary life, and how we are called to live God's good news in our world.- Jesus Sends and Equips Disciples (Mark 3:13-19; 6:6b-13) examines how Jesus calls men and women into a new way of living characterized by generosity.- Culled to be More (Mark 8:27-38; 10:13-45) examines Jesus call to total commitment and to a deeper understanding of the way of life that leads to God's vision of true greatness.- Common Complications (Ruth 1; 2 Kings 5) explores god's grace and care when our responses to God's call is complicated by our grief or by our pride.- God's Call to New Life (John 3:1-21; 4:1-42) explores how God's call to a new life, buoyed by love and anchored in faith, invites persons to change.
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Welcome to Great Themes of the Bible
God Calls in the Night and at Midday
Jesus Sends and Equips Disciples
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