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God can turn your messy life into a masterpiece! - Every life gets messy at times. Whether it's a messy house or a messy situation, God can restore and use you. In this 6-week study of some messy biblical people, you will learn that God uses broken people, restores broken hearts, and helps us deal with the hard moments of life. Each session focuses on a different character.
The Messy People Study Guide contains five daily readings and Bible Study for each week's lesson. A Video Viewer Guide for taking notes during the group DVD viewing is at the end of each chapter.
Week 1: Rahab: Changing Your Messy Story (Joshua 2;6)
Week 2: The Prodigal Son: Restoring Messy Relationships (Luke 15: 11-32)
Week 3: Josiah: Breaking Messy Family Cycles (2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35)
Week 4: Mary: Surviving Life's Messy Plot Twists (Luke 1: 26-38)
Week 5: David: Overcoming the Mess of Criticism (1 Samuel 16-18; 2 Samuel 12;15)
Week 6: Daniel: Thriving in Messy Circumstances
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2018
Series: Messy People
Hand Me Downs Participant and Leader Book: Leaving a LegacyJim Cowart, Jennifer CowartAbingdon Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:Video
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Living the Five: Community Group Participant and Leader GuideJim Cowart, Jennifer CowartAbingdon Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:Video
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1 Corinthians: When God's People Are Messy UpdatedMarilyn Kunz, Catherine SchellQ Place / 2017 / Trade Paperback$9.99
Every life gets messy at times. Sometimes these messes are literal, like a house that would be easier to condemn than to clean. But sometimes they are intangible messes such as illness, conflict, depression, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, and job loss. And these messes can be painful, hurting our hearts and our homes. But as we see in the Bible, God loves to use messy people!
In this six-week study, we will dig into the lives of biblical heroes who were messy people just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways. Together we will examine the stories of five wonderful but messy people and one messy parable character: Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel. From their stories, we will learn how God can use broken people, restore damaged hearts and relationships, give us power to handle our critics, and help us deal with the hard moments of life. Along the way well discover that we dont have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with Gods guidance and help. In the hands of God, our messes can become His masterpieces!
The participant workbook, to be used along with the study's DVD, includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer.
Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Leader Guide and DVD with six 10-15 minute sessions.
Jennifer Cowart is the executive pastor at Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation in Warner Robins, Georgia, that she and her husband, Jim, began in 2001. Today Harvest serves 2,500 people in seven worship services weekly. With degrees in Christian education, counseling, and business, Jen oversees a wide variety of ministries and enjoys doing life and ministry with others. As a gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Jen brings biblical truth to life through humor, authenticity, and everyday application. She and Jim have co-written several small group studies together, including Hand Me Downs and Living the Five. They are the proud parents of two children, Alyssa and Josh.