Many women--even Christians!--are dissatisfied with their lives. They are strangers to the rich, contented life that Jesus promised to His followers. Through this Women of the Word Bible study, women will discover that the secret to peace and contentment is knowing and living with Jesus Christ. Finding Contentment introduces readers to the apostle Paul's life and his letter to the Philippian church--both demonstrate the everyday joy that does not depend on circumstances but on an intimate friendship with the Lord. Eight sessions of Bible study offer such faith-building challenges as "Trust in Jesus," "Overcome Worry," "Forget the Past," and "Set Proper Priorities." Readers will get to know Paul and the challenges he faced, dig into the teachings of Scripture about inner peace, and reflect on their own struggles with living contentedly. Each session wraps up with action steps for applying to their everyday lives what readers learn from God's Word. Plus a brand-new Leader's Guide is included to facilitate vibrant small-group discussion.
SHARON A. STEELE's deep love of teaching finds expression in preparing and leading an adult Bible study in her church. She and her husband have three adult children and four grandchildren. Sharon works at the Aglow International offices as well as for MOPS ministry.