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.
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 (25:04)
Week 2: Jacob (27:07)
Week 3: Naomi (25:28)
Week 4: Daniel (23:42)
Week 5: Peter (25:51)
Week 6: The woman caught in adultery (22:17)
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 22-27 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, and speaker who enjoys leading retreats and events throughout the United States. She previously served as Pastor of Creative Ministries at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. She is the author of the Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings, Broken and Blessed: How God Changed the World Through One Imperfect Family, and Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story Bible studies and Broken & Blessed book. She and her husband, Jim, have two young children and live in Wilmore, Kentucky.