Tuesday Night Phone Tree Bible Study
(A Bible Study for Women)
The Phone Tree Bible Study: JONAH: Navigating a Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer
The Phone Tree Bible Study Period: August 31, 2010 – October 12, 2010
The Phone Tree Time: 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM (EST)
The Phone Tree Format: Phone Conferencing, Online Chats, and Prayer Support
Objective of Study: Learn to view your life interruptions as divine opportunities for God to intervene.
Week 3 Phone Tree Focus: SEE JONAH RUN (Session 2/Week 2 from book)
A Few Points from Priscilla:
– “When God places an abnormal calling on your life, it is because He has abnormal results He wants to produce through you.”
– “It’s far more simple and discreet to run away internally, isn’t it? We head to Tarshish in our hearts so we can still pretend we are obeying God.”
– “All of God is where you are, every moment of every day.”
– “Remaining sensitive to God’s work is a necessity if we are to respond, yet it’s difficult to maintain when we are living in rebellion.”
-“Any time you’ve trailed off course, the winds and the waves you faced showed His care.”
Navigating (The Lesson Synopsis):
In Week 2 of our adventure, we catch a glimpse of the backside, downside, and desperate side of Jonah. We learn that he is determined to run from the presence and will of God. We see how he foolishly elopes toward a watery grave of self-imposed destruction.
Priscilla entreats us to look at our own reflections and to visit the “inside runner.” She directs us to stop pretending, to stop hiding, to stop sleeping, and to start looking up at our holy God.
1) Is it possible to flee from the presence of God? Explain.
2) Do you always understand what you are being led to do? Discuss.
3) Are we programmed by our past experiences to be present day “runners?”
Splash Points (Take Away):
* It is important to recognize when we are in error and to immediately confess that error to God.
* Our decisions and actions have the power to impact others.
* Who we really are on the inside will eventually catch up with us. You cannot outrun your true nature.
* God consistently and faithfully communicates His message of salvation.
Supplemental Devotional Activities:
Devo JONAH phone tree-week 3, SEE JONAH RUN
Click on the LifeWay link below in order to see how you can purchase Priscilla’s book. This link also provides information on how you can access a book sample, as well as on how to purchase Priscilla’s downloadable video sessions for this bible study.