What’s Next for the Phone Tree? (August 2014)

The Sunday Series:

Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength. by Priscilla Shirer

Starts: Sunday, August 10, 2014 2cb702be-dafa-4d5e-923f-df23c7f1b270

About the Study: “When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. It is bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel’s history. Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weakness, even through their weakness. And because God’s people includes you and me, Gideon’s story is also about us – our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel’s hero, filled with God’s presence and His passion for deliverance.

This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength.”

Table Talk Tuesdays (Book Club Chat Series):

Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us by Preston Sprinkle

Starts: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 18405453

About the Book: “A Look at Grace from a Most Surprising Perspective – The Old Testament Grace. We want to domesticate it, calm it down, and stuff it into a blue blazer and a pair of khakis. But biblical grace – or charis – doesn’t like to settle down. Grace is a dangerous topic because the Bible is a dangerous book.

Charis flows from the Preston Sprinkle’s half dozen years teaching the Old Testament to college students. You might think that would produce a book about judgment – but no way. He shows how every character, every event, every single page from the Old Testament bleeds with grace. Take a journey into Charis – where harlots are hugged, enemies are enjoyed, and really bad people receive really good things from a Creator who stubbornly delights in undelightful people … like us.”

A Special Friday Feature (Quotes & Other Inspiring Words):

I Want God: Forever Changed by the Revival of Your Soul by Lisa Whittle untitled

About the Book: “It is in the heart of every person to want God, but life gets loud and we forget Him. We get consumed by our problems, our desires, ourselves. We forget our first encounter with the Savior and how much we once wanted Him… the way we believed He could use our life…the fulfillment He provides that everyday life cannot.

A guidebook, a teacher and a resource, all in one, I Want God brings rich simplicity to life-altering principles. With her signature boldness and raw authenticity, author and speaker Lisa Whittle inspires with bottom line truth about what happens when life gets off track and how to find our way back to the God we want most.”

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