Priscilla Shirer

Get Ready for Gideon…

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Get ready for Gideon, a new bible study by Priscilla Shirer.

Set to make its debut in May 2013, Gideon is an inspired message that will teach you about the strength of God and how it and He can work in your life.

To learn more about what is sure to be an incredible study, go to the Going Beyond Ministries web page.

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Spiritual Life Fitness Challenge:

1) Read Judges 6-8 and Hebrews 11. Write down the following: the characteristics of Gideon, the directives of God, the challenges faced by God’s servant, the indications of God’s strength and how faith was demonstrated in the life of Gideon.

2) Compare and contrast your life as it relates to Gideon. Keep a record of your observations. Pray to God regarding the aforementioned.

Scripture Focus: Meditate on Psalm 102:12.

 

 

 

One In A Million…Abundance

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A Phone Tree Bible Study Series 

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

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Week 6 in Summary:

Faith is required for the journey to your promised land. It has the ability to both enliven you and to empower you so that you might be able to take courage, accept your calling, and have the confidence to trust in God’s assured promises.  All of these actions will be necessary in order to move forward into the place of your holy inheritance, where true abundance rests.

Week 6 Quotes from Priscilla – Aspiring to Abundance:

- “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the will to move forward in spite of it.” (p. 131)

- “The battles you’ll fight and the unconventional means by which the Lord  may ask you to fight them will require a firm committment to do as God asks.” (p.132)

- “…promised-land living is largely about knowing, accepting, and doing God’s will…” (p. 134)

- “…it’s so important that our faith remain rooted in the facts of God’s promises to us.” (p.139)

- “We must hold fast to our trust in the Lord even if it means being in the minority. Without it, we’ll miss the abundance Christ longs to give.” (p. 141)

- “God requires our participation in securing His promises…He expects us to help so that we might grow in our faith and better appreciate His provision.” (p.144)

A Phone Tree Q4U: Do you fully expect to receive your promised inheritance from God?

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One In A Million…Putting on the “Breaks”

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A Phone Tree Bible Study Series 

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

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Week 5 in Summary:

What would it take for you to truly believe in God’s deliverance? Would it take a breaking of barriers? Would it take a great exodus? Would it take a heart willing to surrender to God? Be still and know the I AM God.

Week 5 Quotes from Priscilla – Breaking Barriers:

- “When our souls begin to stir and the Holy Spirit begins gently nudging us to turn, set a new journey, and go, we can know that God is moving us to a new place in our relationship with Him.” (p. 107)

- “Closely following God to abundant living requires change in the life of every believer. We must turn away from the way we have lived, set our journeys according to the new paths God maps for us, and then go as He leads.” (p.108)

- “No one can move ahead spiritually…without continued connection with God.” (p.112)

- “As we go to new dimensions in our relationships with the Lord, God often asks us to embrace a new phase of the journey that sometimes requires that we leave behind the familiar to embrace the new.” (p. 122)

A Phone Tree Q4U: Are you moving toward God’s plan for your life, or are you stalled at a familiar place where you are unwilling to break from what is viewed as comfortable?

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One In A Million…Seeing Clearly

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A Phone Tree Bible Study Series 

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

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Week 4 in Summary:

Intimacy with God is a gift and a treasure. It is to be valued. To be treated as the blessing that it is. Intimacy is a most precious expression of worship and a great demonstration of love.

Week 4 Quotes from Priscilla – Seeing Him at Sinai:

- “God’s purpose is to develop passionate hearts that beat for Him.” (p. 81)

- “Your wilderness experience is to bring you to remember what Christ did for you, acknowledge what He currently is doing, and recommit to personal intimacy with Him.” (p.84)

- “The place that seems distant from your desired destination provides fertile soil for God to reveal Himself to you.” (p. 87)

- “…closeness between us and the Father is impossible without the divine intervention called grace.” (p.89)

- “Sinai experiences…refocus our attention on God. They cause us to desire Him more…” (p. 90)

- “The more clearly God comes into view, the more fully humbled and in awe of Him you should grow. Fearing God appropriately will foster a beautiful, vibrant relationship between your heart and His and that is what this journey is all about.” (p.101)

A Phone Tree Q4U: When was the last time you were “stirred” into having a fresh passion for the LORD?

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One In A Million…A God Encounter

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A Phone Tree March Madness Bible Study Series 

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

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Week 3 in Summary:

Is there anything sweeter or lovelier than an encounter with God? Once God has been encountered, life is never the same. A God encounter is an experience meant to put God’s glory on display in every way.

Week 3 Quotes from Priscilla – Experiencing God:

- “Every wilderness season increases my chances to see God’s supernatural and miraculous power working for my good.” (p. 57)

- “God leads us to places where His power shows up in new and astonishing ways.” (p.61)

- “The Lord wants us to thirst not after a quick fix to our problems but after the life-altering refreshment of His provision.” (p. 64)

- “Every wilderness is compiled of one test after another. Each is designed to better reveal the truth of who God is and who we are in light of Him.” (p.66)

- “The path through the wilderness is the only route to Canaan for us.” (p. 74)

A Phone Tree Q4U: Do you tend to view your God encounters and/or wilderness experiences as bitter or sweet?

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One In A Million…Wilderness Wanderings

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A Phone Tree March Madness Bible Study Series

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

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Week 2 in Summary:

Leaving a place of comfort to walk toward a wilderness of the unknown can be intimidating for those who choose to live their lives outside of God. For those who bow to the leadership of the God of heaven, however, much is to be gained.

Week 2 Quotes from Priscilla – Welcome to the Wilderness:

- “The road God chooses for us is often not the road we might expect. He often chooses a wilderness journey for us to give us an opportunity to experience Him in a way we might miss in a place of ease and convenience.” (p. 34)

- “The idea of wilderness living best illustrates how God allows and uses difficulty to His children’s greater good.” (p.36)

- “…God wants to take us on the path that fosters a deeper relationship with Him. He wants us to lay aside our determination to do life our way and follow Him.” (p. 40)

- “…the good ending doesn’t come without difficulty.” (p.44)

- “The wilderness is designed to reveal whether we really want God or if we just want to “get out of town” and to Canaan as soon as possible.” (p. 45)

- “A wilderness is peppered with oases, places of hope for a weary traveler…God’s people were able to withstand the journey because God led them not through an arid desert but into a wilderness complete with natural rest stops.” (p. 53)

A Phone Tree Q4U: Are you able to see the presence of God in your wilderness wanderings?

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