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His Last Words is an 8-week Bible Study on Jesus' last words to his disciples before His death. Recorded in John 13-17, these words of Jesus reveal what he most wanted them to hear and remember. In five lessons a week with one set aside for prayer and reflection, you'll enter into the heart of Jesus and come away transformed by his love. Discussion questions are included for small groups.
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Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Imagine knowing you only have several more hours to live. Picture the faces of your loved ones gathered around you. Allow the emotions to rise up in your heart.
What would you say?
John 1317 records Jesus last words to the disciples before His death, revealing what was most important to Him. When we study those words and prayers today, we enter deep into the heart of Jesus and come away changed: overwhelmed by the love of God, inspired to follow Him, and empowered to spread the gospel.
His Last Words is an 7-week Bible study that plumbs the depths of Jesus final teachings to the disciples. It features:
- A verse-by-verse study of John 1317 and portions of John 1821
- Five lessons each week, one set aside for reflection and prayer
- Discussion questions for small groups
- Two weeks for review, reflection, and application
Jesus last words are words of eternal lifepowerful and full of love. If youve been longing for more intimacy in your relationship with God, more meaning in your life, and more boldness in your witness, His Last Words will draw you into just what you need: the Word of God.
HeidiMarie4 Stars Out Of 5His Last WordsNovember 26, 2017HeidiMarieQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4His Last Words by Kim Erickson is a seven week study of John 15-17, exploring what Jesus did and said in His last few hours on earth.
If you knew you only had a few hours to live, what would you do? Would you tell your friends and loved ones all of the things you think is really important? That is Kim Erickson's theory: that what Jesus said and did in His last hours was what He wanted us to know most, what He thought was the most important for us to know.
Each week consists of four short lessons. The reader is to read the assigned passage in their Bible, and then slowly work through the study. The studies consist mostly of a little bit of reading, but mostly journaling and reflecting. After each question, there is a lot of space to write, and Erickson does not pressure the reader to fill in every blank if they have nothing to say. She urges the reader to go through the study slowly, because going fast can mean that you miss out on understanding.
This study is written for women, and the author recommends that you do it with a group, or at least one other person. She includes discussion questions for a group after each lesson.
I found that each day's lesson was short enough to be doable without taking up too much time, but they were still very impactful. I do recommend taking your time and not just rushing though the questions, so make sure you work on the study when you have some time to spend on just that.
Overall, I gave this study 4/5 stars and would definitely recommend it.
*I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A different view leading to the crossSeptember 2, 2017gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5His Last Words is an interesting study, something I actually never really put thought into. Intended as a group study for women (though can easily be used as a personal study), His Last Words is divided into a seven-week study, with small sections to read and reflect upon each day. Each chapter begins with a walk through a passage, verse by verse and then follows with thoughts and a number of questions that make you stop and think about your own life and how the Scriptures applies.
I personally found this study to be easy to understand (not overwhelming), nicely written and overall and enjoyable study to help strengthen my understanding on the importance of the days leading up to the cross.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review, all opinions expressed are my own.
Terry3 Stars Out Of 5An Extremely High-Level Review of John 13-21February 26, 2017TerryQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I have some conflicting feelings about His Last Words by Kim Erickson. In an effort to address those, I think it will be helpful to discuss what the book IS and what it IS NOT.
His Last Words, despite the description, is a five-week review of John 13-17, a one-week gloss-over of John 18-21, and a final week of review of the readers' notes from weeks 1-6. Confusing? Sort of. Maybe that's why they went with the subtitle they went with. Either way, be prepared to read through John 13-21.
His Last Words is 85% journaling, 10% Bible study, and 5% group activities that can easily be omitted if the reader wishes to use this book on their own. The majority of the book consists of large blank spaces for the reader to "answer" questions like, "Write about something you have been trying to do on your own, apart from God" and "If Jesus were sitting at your kitchen table, what would you ask Him about the trouble you are dealing with right now?" While I don't see any harm in doing these exercises, I don't particularly think of these exercises as Bible study, either.
Each week the reader will read through a chapter of John and make notes about each and every verse they read. These notes are to answer the question "What does this verse tell me about God." This is good stuff. I appreciate that Erickson doesn't require the reader take the Scripture out of its original context and answer, "What does this verse mean to me?"
By the time the reader (or group) gets to the end of the book, they will have read John 13-21 in 7 weeks, made notes about most of the verses, and given considerable time to self-reflection, prayer, repentance, and developing a plan for change that aims to align their life with the Word of God. This is what His Last Words is about, and it does a good job with these activities.
Now, to address what this book is NOT. This book will not study the Scriptures word-by-word. It will not be of any particular help in addressing difficult verses, phrases or words. It will not help the reader to understand what John's original intent was with his writing. This book will not help the reader understand the historical setting, the occasion for writing, or the key themes of the Gospel of John. This book will not give the reader much help with observation and interpretation of Scripture. And most certainly, this book will not help the reader address any specific theological themes that appear in the Gospel.
Please don't misunderstand..I think there is DEFINITELY a market for a book like His Last Words. There are plenty of people who have NEVER taken the time to read slowly through the Gospel of John, in whole or in part. If this book encourages that, GREAT!! However, I feel that Erickson should have included at least some brief mention of word meanings, historical setting, and themes of the Gospel. It couldn't have hurt to take some time to address some of the more difficult sayings of the Gospel, either. Why not address some basic theological ideas like justification, sanctification, and glorification. In my mind, when I hear the term "Bible Study" I assume we are going to be studying the Bible. Instead, I would consider this book to better classified as guided journaling. And within that classification, it does a fine job.
I received this book free from Moody Publishers. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Study For New Or Struggling BelieversFebruary 22, 2017Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5His Last Words: What Jesus Taught And Prayed In His Final Hours is a 7-week bible study of John 13-17 by Kim Erickson. Kim leads us on a verse-by-verse study of John 13-17 as well as a quick overview of chapters 18-21. The main purpose behind this study is to reveal what Jesus emphasized in the days proceeding his death, and how we can apply these teachings to our lives today.
Kim's insights into these chapters show us that while Jesus' final lessons emphasized loving your neighbor, he also stressed the importance of accepting his love for us, as well as how we can focus on that love in order to rise above the daily pain and tribulation we face in this world.
Like previous bible studies by Moody Publishers, this bible study utilizes a dual-color font format to allow the reader to easily distinguish between Kim's writing, scripture excerpts, and study questions. There is also a discussion guide at the end of each week, to be utilized in a small group setting.
I found this study to be very easy to understand and it was an enjoyable experience to strengthen my personal walk with Jesus. I would highly recommend it for anyone who needs a reminder of God's love for each of us and his plans for our lives. This book would be a blessing to a new or struggling believer, as it focuses on the grace offered to those who have the faith to believe. 5/5 stars.
*Disclaimer: I received a free print edition of this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*
Adriana Morales5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!January 7, 2017Adriana MoralesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I truly enjoyed reflecting on one verse at a time and journaling my entries in the available space of the study journal. By the end of the study, my soul was well-nourished and Im looking forward to her next study.
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