Archives For April 2012

Are You Courageous Enough To Have The Difficult Conversation?

I've been hard at work on the Bible study for Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God (from Worthy Publishing and Lifeway) and diving deeper into the wonder of friendships.

I'm awed by some of the amazing friends that God has provided throughout the years. But one thing I've noticed is that when it comes to developing thriving, long-lasting friendships, sooner or later we have to engage in The Difficult Conversation. We may need to say something or raise an issue in order to bring out the best in the other person or to make the relationship more enjoyable and healthy. Continue Reading...

Shane Claiborne

I want to introduce you to one of my friends, Shane Claiborne. Shane is a ordinary radical who heads up an organization called The Simple Way--a web of subversive friends conspiring to spread the vision of 'Loving God, Loving People, and Following Jesus' in our neighborhoods and in our world. Shane is also the author of The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, andThe Book of Common Prayer.

Throughout this year, I want to introduce you to some of my friends. People whose voices I know, respect, and appreciate. Their words often challenge me in my thinking and faith. I hope they'll challenge you, too. Enjoy!

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Weighing In On The Wonder of Friendships

Friendship is one of the most incredible gifts God gives us.

I'm reminded of that whenever I get to spend an afternoon hiking with a dear friend, sitting on the couch chatting for hours, or hanging out and laughing until tears run down my cheeks.

Good friends expose us to new ideas and experiences. Continue Reading...

 

MarvinUMC

These wonderful women are from Marvin United Methodist Church, where I recently spoke in Tyler, Texas. They call their Bible Study group the "Soul Sisters," and these faithful sisters gathered together to pursue God's beauty. Julie Love Brown sent in this picture during their last session together. I even had the pleasure of Skyping with them! What a joy to see their radiant faces :) Continue Reading...

We want to introduce you to several DVD Bible studies that small groups, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, book clubs, and other groups around the country have been using to grow in their faith, knowledge of the Bible, and love of God.

Wonderstruck 7-Session DVD Bible Study invites participants to become more aware of God’s presence in their lives, recognize what’s holding them back in their prayer, be encouraged to go deeper in their friendships, and challenged to walk deeper levels of forgiveness, grace and joy.

The Organic God 6-Session Bible Study examines the attributes of God including His kindness, generosity, bigheartedness, beauty, and mystery.

The Sacred Echo 6-Session Bible Study challenges participants to grow in their prayer life and learn to hear God’s voice through the Scriptures.

Scouting the Divine 6-Session Bible Study looks at agrarian themes in Scripture including sheep/shepherds, farming, bees/honey, and grape growing bringing familiar passages to life.

Pursuing God’s Beauty: Stories from the Gospel of John  6-Session DVD Bible Study explores the entire Gospel of John and what it means to celebrate and radiate the beauty of Christ in your own life.

Pursuing God’s Love: Stories from the Book of Genesis 6-Session DVD Bible Study takes participants through the entire book of Genesis and explores the unflinching love of our Creator.

All of these studies are designed to be “All-Play” meaning that if someone doesn’t get to the homework, they can still dive into the group time. No one needs to feel left out! But of course, those who dive into the homework and reading will always get more out of the study.

Each of these studies are also created to bring people together. The questions are designed to take people deeper into the Scripture, but also create a safe place where people can share their stories and lives together as followers of Jesus.

While some groups decide to take their group through the following studies using just the workbook, we have found that participants get the most out of the study when they use it in unison with the book. We want to make this as affordable as possible, so we’ve created great discounts (up to 40%) when you purchase the book and workbook combination. Click here to see these great deals.

On the DVD sampler page, you’ll find a sample video lesson, as well as a PDF sample workbook lesson from each study. We would love to hear what you think, pray for your church and ministry, connect with you to let you know more about the products, answer any questions, and give you a heads up for any specials we’re offering.

If you are looking for a Bible study for your church or small group, email jessica@margaretfeinberg.com and we'll give you access to the complimentary DVD Sampler from Margaret Feinberg.