In this six-week study, Jessica LaGrone explores the transformational power of God through stories of people in the Bible who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. In her dynamic and engaging teaching style, she connects these biblical stories to the life stories of today's women, helping them to discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in their own lives.
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Namesake is a six-week Bible study about biblical nameswhere they came from and how God often changed peoples names when He changed them. The core themes of the study are transformationthe transformation God works in an individuals lifeand revelationhow God reveals Himself progressively in Scripture.
Each week focuses on the story of a different biblical character or characters:
Week 1: Abraham and Sarah
Week 2: Jacob
Week 3: Naomi
Week 4: Daniel
Week 5: Peter
Week 6: The woman caught in adultery
Participants explore each character and how his or her name was changed, as well as the transformation that God worked in the individuals life. The idea is for participants to learn Scripture not only as history but also as fascinating biography, and then to apply to their own lives ways that God might want to transform them.
The DVD contains six video segments of 25-30 minutes each for use during the group sessions, plus a short introductory video (3-5 minutes)
All video sessions are closed captioned.
Jessica LaGrone is Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary and an acclaimed pastor, teacher, author, and speaker who enjoys leading retreats and events at churches throughout the United States. She is the author of Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story, and Broken and Blessed: How God Changed the World Through One Imperfect Family. She and her husband, Jim, have two young children.
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