“My house is a mess!” How many times have you dreaded an unexpected visitor when your home was less than tidy? If only we could throw all of life’s messiness under the bed or behind a closet door. At some point, our lives get messy. Illness, conflict, depression, divorce, job loss…it happens, and when it does, there’s nowhere to hide. Thankfully, God loves us, despite our brokenness. In fact, some of the messiest people in the Bible—Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel—were used by God in powerful ways. In this six-week Bible study for women that combines study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer, you’ll take a closer look at the lives of these biblical heroes and learn that you don’t have to endure a messy life, you can actually thrive with God’s guidance and help. A Participant Workbook with five daily lessons per week, a Leader Guide, and a DVD for this study are available to purchase separately, plus a Leader Bundle containing one of each component.
The DVD contains six video segments featuring Jennifer’s engaging teaching (approximately 10–15 minutes each) for use during the group sessions, and offers closed captioning.
God can turn your messy life into a masterpiece.
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 we’ll discover that we don’t have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with God’s guidance and help. In the hands of God, our messes can become His masterpieces!
The DVD contains six video segments featuring Jennifer’s engaging teaching (approximately 10-15 minutes each) for use during the group sessions, and offers closed captioning.
Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study’s components).