Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 7
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Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 7
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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: Joshua 2 & Acts 16:16-38
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What Do Others See?
This week’s Reading: Joshua 2 & Acts 16:16-38
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Slaying Giants
There’s a common saying which goes, “You might be the only Bible that people read.”
With that in mind, ask yourself, what do they see? What message are you sending out when you are under pressure, stressed out, or in fear? Do they see a God they can lean on by the way that you are leaning on Him?
Think of it this way: imagine a vineyard in season. Rows of vines, laden with fruit, ready to be picked. To fully enjoy the fruit and to share it with others, it needs to be processed. In fact, if you hope to make wine, it needs to be crushed and pressed to extract the juice from the grapes. Before people had wine presses available to them, they applied pressure by stomping the grapes until they were completely crushed, at which time they could separate the juice from the skin and the stems.
We are a lot like that fruit when it comes to the process of living our faith. Our testimony is produced under pressure, so that the more we’re hard pressed the more we pour out the message of Christ. It’s in the overcoming of trials that they taste of His goodness and power, and, as He pours Himself in, we pour ourselves out.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:8-11, NIV)
This Week’s Challenge:
This week I challenge you to prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to a mission, whether that be at home, at work, or in your community. Remember that God can use us right where we are, and that courage starts with saying, “Yes.”
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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Slaying Giants: Finding Your Courage and Conquering Fear available now at Amazon.com
When you purchase a copy of this Bible study you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.
Remainder of our Schedule:
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 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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