Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story by Heather M. Dixon

A new Bible study by author, speaker and Bible teacher Heather M. Dixon: Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story. Heather helps us find the courage to live by faith. Maybe its a past story of hardship or current story with troubled waters. Perhaps a place where we lacked determination and courage. In her writing, speaking and teaching author Heather M. Dixon brings our hearts to “the rescue” of God!

Trust God with your story–even the hard chapters.

Renewed, a four-week Bible study by Heather M. Dixon, explores the life of Naomi as told in the Book of Ruth. As women turn the pages of this story, they will learn to flourish as they live their hard stories and trust that God can transform them.

With insight from her own journey of living with a story that is not easy, Heather teaches women to flourish through a willingness to trust that God can transform them and trade their heartache for hope. They will learn to rely on God’s movement in the details of their story, even when it can’t be seen, gain confidence to act in the part of their stories that they can change, and watch expectantly for God to redeem the parts they can’t.

Explore the study including a Week 1 participant workbook sample and video session at www.AbingdonWomen.com/Renewed

Author Bio

Heather M. Dixon is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who understands living with a story that is not easy. Diagnosed with an incurable and terminal genetic disorder that she inherited from her mother, she is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to trust in God, face their greatest fears, and live with hope, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Her popular blog The Rescued Letters is the story of a simple girl from a small town who has been rescued by God’s grace more times that she can count. This is the story of two words spoken in silence on a quiet summer morning. This is the story of a faithful God, gracious enough to prepare the heart of a weary and doubtful follower. This is a story of hope found at the end of every dark road. This is a story about the power of the collective prayer. This is a story about choosing life, even when the path set before you is not the one you would have chosen.

When she is not blogging at The Rescued Letters or speaking at women’s conferences and events, Heather loves to make the most of everyday moments such as cooking for her husband and son, checking out way too many library books, or unashamedly indulging in her love for all things Disney.

Also from Heather M. Dixon

Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

 

 

The Names of God: His Character Revealed by Melissa Spoelstra

We find different names for God in the Holy Bible. Through His names we will find the character of God. All the names used for God are included in the Bible. Popular Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra has compiled a 6-week Bible study to help you understand some of these names for God. If you are new to the faith or a long-time Christian, you will find this Bible study a helpful experience.

Know God Better Through the Study of His Names

When you study the names of God from the Bible, you are learning the meaning of each name. Both Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament reveal the character of God- by His names. Spend a few minutes each day as you learn about God.

In The Names of God, popular Bible teacher, speaker, and author Melissa Spoelstra leads you on an exploration of the many names of our triune God—from Elohim and Yahweh to Abba, Jesus, Holy Spirit, and others. As you spend six weeks studying these names, you will not only learn more about God, but you also will know Him better—because through the discovery of God’s names, you will discover Him.

Today’s culture and others’ views, even those of other Christians, can present a distorted view of God. Some suggest God exudes qualities He does not possess such as being unloving or apathetic toward His creation. In a world where we find people creating God in their own image, studying God’s names can remind us that we are created in His. In fact, one of the best ways to know God’s true character and grow closer to Him is to study His names.

Explore the study including a Week 1 participant workbook sample and video session at AbingdonWomen.com/NamesofGod

As women study the names of God, their ideas about God will become more grounded in what His names tell them, and thus more personal, allowing a greater trust in Him to share the details of their lives. Whether having walked with God for many years or just starting out in a relationship with Him, by the end of this study women will not only know more about God but will know Him better—because through the discovery of God’s names, they will discover Him!

Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning), and a boxed Leader Kit containing one of each component. Available at Cokesbury, Amazon, ChristianBooks and online stores.

Author Bio

Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker (including the Aspire Women’s Events), Bible teacher, and author who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping others to seek Christ and know Him more intimately. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is a contributor to Girlfriends in God online devotional as well as Proverbs 31 ministries First Five app.

Other Bible Studies by Melissa Spoelstra

Bible Verses About The Names of God

There are numerous Bible verses about the names of God. Each name reveals His character. Get a copy of this helpful book and study with a home group, church group, online Bible study group- or solo. You’ll be glad you took time to learn about the character of God- through His names!

 

 

Melissa Spoelstra

Melissa Spoelstra

Abingdon Bible Study Author

Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker (including the Aspire Women’s Events), Bible teacher, and author who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping others to seek Christ and know Him more intimately. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is a contributor to Girlfriends in God online devotional as well as Proverbs 31 ministries First Five app.

Bible Cafe™ Ministries LLC facilitates online Bible study programs. We are affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive By Amberly Neese

Amberly Neese has a refreshing style of writing and speaking. She is funny, straightforward, and spirit-filled. In The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and learning to Thrive you experience her passion and hunger for God. Discover the methods to create real connections and friendships. Rethink how we communicate online and in person. 

A Bible Study of the “One Another” Sayings in the New Testament

Are you hungry for true community, deeper connection with God, and friendships that are greater than “likes” on social media? In The Belonging Project, Amberly Neese, speaker, comedian, and Bible teacher, combines Bible study with delightful humor and practical application in this four-week Bible study. By exploring the “one another” sayings in the New Testament, this study encourages and equips women to pursue true belonging and deeper relationships that glorify God.

Explore the Study – www.AbingdonWomen.com/BelongingProject

View the video sessions at https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/series/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/35079-the-belonging-project

Discover true community.

Has the pursuit of the “perfect life” left you feeling depleted, disappointed, dissatisfied, and disconnected? Are you tired of being lonely and left out at work, home, church, and online? Are you hungry for true community, deeper connection with God, and friendships that are greater than just “likes” on social media? Are you ready for real connections with those around you?

In this four-week Bible study, Amberly Neese provides biblical and practical help for cultivating meaningful relationships that glorify God through an exploration of four “one another” sayings in the New Testament:

    • Love one another
    • Serve one another
    • Build up and strengthen one another
    • Forgive one another

In her trademark style, Amberly combines Bible study with delightful humor to create a refreshing and engaging experience that will encourage and equip women to pursue deeper relationships and true belonging.

Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a DVD.

Bible Study Features:

    • A shorter, four-week study is ideal for in-between or busy times.
    • Accessible and friendly format.
    • DVD features the amazing Amberly Neese, who masterfully combines solid Bible teaching and delightfully funny humor (in four 20-minute segments).
    • Inspires and encourages women to pursue deeper relationships and true belonging for a more fulfilled, purposeful life.
    • Helps women grow in their capacity to love, serve, and forgive.
    • Study guide with leader helps includes group session guides, discussion questions, prayers, video viewer guides, and more.
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Author Bio

Amberly Neese loves sharing the joy of Christ. She is a popular speaker/teacher, humorist, and all-around encourager who has won the hearts—and funny bones—of people all over the country. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She and her husband have two children and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.

Learn more about her at AmberlyNeese.com

Amberly Neese

Amberly Neese

Abingdon Bible Study Author

Amberly Neese is a popular speaker, comedian, author, and all-around encourager dedicated to helping you become the joyful person you were created to be. She helps people like you experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally.

 

Bible Cafe™ Ministries LLC facilitates online Bible study programs. We are affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

For His Glory: Living as God’s Masterpiece by Marian Jordan Ellis

What comes to mind when you hear the word masterpiece? Perhaps you think of a beautiful painting, a spectacular home renovation, or a captivating sunset. But few of us would describe ourselves with that word. We tend to listen instead to the lies that define us as rejected, unwanted, less than, ugly, stupid, or a failure. Sometimes we can feel more like worthless junk than a valuable masterpiece. Yet that is exactly what God’s Word says that we are!

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Marian Jordan Ellis skillfully explores the great truths from the letter to the Ephesians and invites women to discover their unshakeable identity in Christ. She challenges us to see ourselves as God does—loved, chosen, redeemed, and yes…worth dying for. For His Glory beckons you to rest in God’s extravagant love and hear Him declare you “His masterpiece”! Lisa Mahan, Global Director of Women’s Ministry, Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

In For His Glory: Living as God’s Masterpiece, Marian Jordan Ellis leads women on an in-depth study of Ephesians. Drawing on her own journey of transformation and her passion to equip women to overcome shame, insecurity, inferiority, and condemnation, Marian invites us on a journey to discover our true worth in Christ, our status as beloved children of God, and our glorious calling as His masterpiece.

In For His Glory, Marian Jordan Ellis leads us in an in-depth study of Ephesians to help us dismantle the lies we’ve believed about ourselves and replace them with a new identity built on God’s Word. The truths in this beloved epistle speak to the core beliefs we carry about ourselves, revealing to us our part in God’s magnificent design to redeem a people for Himself who reflect His glory to the world. Drawing on her own journey of transformation and her passion to equip women to overcome shame, insecurity, inferiority, and condemnation, Marian invites us on a journey to discover our true worth in Christ, our status as beloved children of God, and our glorious calling as His masterpiece.

Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook and DVD.

Bible Study Features:

  • A six-week, verse-by-verse study of Ephesians with seven group sessions.
  • Helps women discover how Jesus can take their broken and make it beautiful.
  • Workbook includes five lessons for every week of study.
  • DVD features the dynamic Bible teaching of Marian Jordan Ellis in six 20-25 minute segments.

Explore the Study – www.AbingdonWomen.com/ForHisGlory

About the For His Glory: Living as God’s Masterpiece Author

Marian Jordan Ellis is passionate about Jesus and helping women experience the victorious Christian life. Having a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies, she served on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church in Houston for many years. Currently she is Director of Women’s Ministry at Mission City Church in San Antonio, where she hosts a monthly community Bible study for hundreds of women.

As the founder of This Redeemed Life, a global movement of women transformed by the grace and truth of Jesus Christ, Marian speaks frequently at women’s conferences and events both domestically and internationally.

When she is not on the road, she enjoys connecting with women through her Bible teachings and blog articles on the This Redeemed Life App, her website (ThisRedeemedLife.org), and YouTube channel. She is the author of Stand: Rising Up Against Darkness, Temptation, and Persecution and numerous other titles. Marian and her husband, Justin, have three children and one very spoiled dog.

Bible Cafe™ Ministries LLC facilitates online Bible study programs. We are affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus by Barb Roose

When life turns upside down and into chaos, Barb Roose has an exciting NEW study book: Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like JesusIn a world where chaos surrounds us, we can’t lose sight of the peace God has given us. It the story of Jesus in the wilderness. 

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Barb’s surrender principles free us from the need to control others and from anger or frustration over life’s disappointing and hurtful circumstances. As a Bible study teacher, I highly recommend this study. — Janet Holm McHenry

Learn How to Surrender Like Jesus.

Are you facing a problem in life that you just can’t fix, no matter what you do? Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “Let go and let God.” But it’s easier said than done. Is it possible that giving up on what you can’t change is God’s path to peace for your life? In this six-week Bible study of Jesus in the wilderness, Barb explores Jesus’ time of testing and contrasts it with the Israelites’ failures in the wilderness.

As you learn from Jesus’ example, you’ll discover six principles that will equip you to let God lead you to victory despite your circumstances as you deal with the problems and pain you are facing:

1. Recognize You Can’t Handle It
2. Stop Following Your Feelings
3. Give Up Control and Reach for God
4. Embrace God’s Better Blessing
5. Let Go of Fear
6. Experience the Blessings of a Surrendered Life

If you’re tired of following your feelings or being disappointed by unchanging circumstances, learn how to surrender like Jesus and experience God’s power and peace in your life as never before.

Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Leader Guide and DVD.

Explore the Study – www.AbingdonWomen.com/Surrendered

About the Author

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about helping women apply the truths of God’s Word to the practical realities and challenges they face in today’s culture, equipping them to win at life with strength and dignity. She enjoys teaching and encouraging women at conferences and retreats across the country, as well as internationally. She writes a regular blog at BarbRoose.com and hosts the “Better Together” podcast.

About the Bible Study

Other Bible Studies and Books from Barb Roose

  • I’m Waiting, God: Finding Blessing in God’s Delays
  • Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle 
  • Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua
  •  Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty 
  • Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty

Bible Cafe™ Ministries LLC facilitates online Bible study programs. We are affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.