Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
It is one thing to celebrate the news that Jesus is risen from the dead. It is quite another to grasp the reality behind the event and experience victory over death for ourselves. Whether we have lost a loved one, watched helplessly as a marriage died, were forced to change careers midstream, moved away from home to a place where no one knew us and no one cared, or suffered from a deeply threatening illness, we all have had to die to the self we thought we were.
If we have also experienced a sort of personal resurrection, we are different persons than we were before the critical event occurred. Yet, even though we have grown in patience and strength of character and have learned to live more fully out of our faith, the residue of past relationships still plays out in the ways we relate to others. We are, if you will, only modified versions of who we were before.
Whether or not we intend to do so, we take our past with us into our future. Paul argued that we need to allow God to wash away all the residue of the past and truly die to ourselves. Then God can raise us, like Jesus, to a radically new way of being.