Are you ready to make the cross your own? In the book, Experiencing the Cross, Blackaby teaches that carrying your cross means destroying your casual attitude toward sin and eliminating every barrier that blocks the Lord's presence and power in your life. This eight-week Bible study companion to the book provides the practical tools you need to accomplish this feat.
Dare to Go There
Although the cross is Gods decisive deed in human history, the full meaning of it is far too much for a mere human mind to grasp. But through Henry Blackabys careful examination, the cross becomes not a doctrine, but an experience. Youll be overwhelmed with the utter significance of Christs death, leading you to a stronger sense of Gods power in your daily life. Steeped in the Blackaby distinctive of constant encouragement toward your personal experience of God, and firmly rooted in Scripture, this study guide makes it impossible to keep a casual attitude toward sin. Practice surrendering to the deeper dimensions of the cross, so that nothing can block the Lords presence and power in your life!
"Whoever does not bear his own cross
and come after me cannot be my disciple."
Are you ready to destroy a casual attitude toward sin? To eliminate every barrier blocking the Lords presence and power in your life? Then you are ready to make the cross your own.
This eight-week Bible study companion to Henry Blackabys Experiencing the Cross provides the practical tools you need to:
LESSON 1 Grasp the graveness of sin
LESSON 2 Comprehend Christs blood sacrifice
LESSON 3 Grow in gratitude for the One who died your deserved death
LESSON 4 Exchange your sin for Christs righteousness
LESSON 5 Tap into Gods unlimited resources, blessings, and power
LESSON 6 Submit to Gods sanctifying work in your life
LESSON 7 Become alive to righteousness
LESSON 8 Share the message of the cross with others
The One who called you to this journey promises to be with you every step of the way. Go boldly forward to experience His blessings as theyve never been seen, heard, or felt before.
Receive the reality. Discover the power. Live the experience.
For individual or group use. Leaders guide included.
Story Behind the Book
"Our whole identity with Christ is found in the cross. It was there that God dealt totally with sin. And it is there that God intends us to be united with Christ in His death so that we would forever hate sin, abhor sin, and forsake sin. In our intimate relationship with Christ and His crucifixion, God intends for us to obtain His perspective on sinto feel its horrors, as Christ does, and then to let God put sin to death in our livesas He did in the crucifixion of His Son. The victory accomplished through Christs death and resurrection is the very same victory we can experience daily in our lives!"
Henry T. Blackaby, president of Blackaby Ministries, is the author of more than a dozen books, including Experiencing God. He has spent his life in ministry, serving as a music director, Christian education director, and as senior pastor of churches in California and Canada. During his local church ministry, he became a college president, a missionary, and later an executive in the Southern Baptist Convention. Today he provides consultative leadership on prayer for revival and spiritual awakening on a global level. Blackaby and his wife, Marilynn, have five children and fourteen grandchildren.