Table of Contents
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Week 1 – Part 1 – Excerpts from Chapter 1, Printable crossword
Week 1 – Part 2 – My closing thoughts on Chapter 1, Weekly printable Bible verses
Week 2 – Part 1 – Excerpts from Chapter 2, Printable crossword
Week 2 – Part 2 – My closing thoughts on Chapter 2, Weekly printable Bible verses
Week 3 – Part 1 – Excerpts from Chapter 3, Printable crossword
Week 3 – Part 2 – My closing thoughts on Chapter 3, Weekly printable Bible verses
Week 4 – Part 1 – Excerpt from Chapter 4, Printable crossword
Week 4 – Part 2 – My closing thoughts on Chapter 4, Weekly printable Bible verses
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Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 1
Because there is so much going today, with the introduction to the study, and the giveaway, we will start our discussion on Friday in the comment section here on the blog. This will give us a chance to go through the chapter and respond to this week’s challenge as outlined below.
I have reading assignments for your each week. You can find them directly under the chapter title of each lesson in the study guide. This week’s reading assignment is: 1 Samuel 17 & Numbers 13
This is a great study to do as a couple, or with a small group of friends, and of course it’s also one you can do on your own in your quiet time with God.
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At the end of each chapter, I have provided you with questions to get you digging and thinking a little deeper. You’ll need to read the assigned chapters both in the Bible, and in the study guide to find the answers.
On Fridays I’ll post my thoughts here on the blog as they pertain to each chapter, so make sure that you come back on Fridays for that. If you would like to share your thoughts on the study, you can do so in the comment section below.
Learning to Lean
Excerpts and Thoughts from Chapter 1
This week’s Reading: 1 Samuel 17 & Numbers 13
Giants come in many forms. They may be spiritual, mental, physical, or financial. They might be a person, or they may be a problem, but there are two things they all have in common: one is that they threaten our sense of peace, and the other is that they are bread to our soul. We’ll talk more about this in the next chapter.
Some days I feel like I’m facing a giant—an insurmountable problem that won’t go away. If I face it, I’m taking a risk. If I put myself out there, I might get hurt. If I try, I could fail… And so, I’m left with a choice. I can shrink away from my fear, or I can run toward it trusting that God has a plan.
Courageous faith is willing to say:
- I might get hurt, but I won’t be crushed.
- They might not accept it, but I’ll try to make peace.
- I might get rejected but I’m choosing love.
- I could get shut down, but I’m going to try.
- This might not be easy, but God’s in control.
Courageous faith tells me that I’m not fighting this battle alone. He goes before me, He’s with me, and He’ll never leave or forsake me. He goes before us to fight before we even arrive. He softens hearts, opens doors, shuts down the enemy, and gives us faith over fear.
Throughout scripture, God instructs His people to be courageous, and like a shield that stands before a warrior, He stands between us and the enemy.
Don’t let your fear or your weakness keep you from doing God’s work. Remember David was just a boy when he killed the giant. Moses was slow of speech when he led the Exodus out of Egypt. Abraham was too old to have children when Isaac was born. Paul was a well-known sinner persecuting Christians beyond measure when God called Him to be an apostle to the Gentiles. God used the weak and the few to show His mercy and power through His saving grace. Lean on His wisdom, and trust in His power and strength.
This Week’s Challenge:
Some days it can be difficult to stand up for our faith and do the right thing. We may risk getting hurt, rejected, or shut down. By facing these giants, however, we demonstrate our commitment to faith and reliance on God. This week, I challenge you to do the right thing in spite of any fear you may have.
As you go through the questions at the end of each chapter, you’ll find that some of them relate to you personally. There’s no right or wrong answer with these questions as they are designed for soul searching.
I will be back on Friday to give you my thoughts on this chapter and some of the questions from the study guide. Again, if you are looking for the printable chapter, you can find it at the bottom of the email you receive from Time-Warp Wife. If you have any trouble subscribing, feel free to email me at darlene @darleneschacht.net (no spaces in that email address)
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When you purchase a copy of the study guide you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.
This series is designed to guide you through a 10-week Bible study on Courage.
As we dig into scripture we’ll focus on the following topics each week:
Week 1 (Today)
Chapter 1: Leaning on God
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (January 6, 2023)
Week 2 (Tuesday January 10, 2023)
Chapter 2: Trusting in His Unfailing Power
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (January 13, 2023)
Week 3 (Tuesday January 17, 2023)
Chapter 3: Dying to Ourselves
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (January 20, 2023)
Week 4 (Tuesday January 24, 2023)
Chapter 4: A Look at How God’s Leading the Way
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (January 27, 2023)
Week 5 (Tuesday January 31, 2023)
Chapter 5: The Importance of Cracked Vessels
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 3, 2023)
Week 6 (Tuesday February 7, 2023)
Chapter 6: The Fire of Trials and Affliction
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 10, 2023)
Week 7 (Tuesday February 14, 2023)
Chapter 7: A Look at Rahab and Her Courage
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 17, 2023)
Week 8 (Tuesday February 21, 2023)
Chapter 8: The Power of Prayer
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 24, 2023)
Week 9 (Tuesday February 28, 2023)
Chapter 9: Preparing for Battle
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 3, 2023)
Week 10 (Tuesday March 7, 2023)
Chapter 10: Getting Past the Excuses that Stand in Our Way
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 10, 2023)
About the Author
DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.
Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”
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