A communications major in college, Priscilla Shirer planned to be a TV news anchor¬but God had other ideas. While interning at a Christian radio station in Houston, she began to receive invitations to do Bible studies at small women's events. At only 18 she shared the simple truths of Scripture that she was studying during her quiet time, and she's been in full-time ministry ever since. Priscilla is married to her best friend, Jerry. Together they have founded Going Beyond Ministries. Her desire is to see women come to a full understanding of who they are in Christ by hearing the uncompromising truth of Scripture. Jerry and Priscilla live in Dallas and take seriously their main role of parents to their three young sons: Jerry Jr., Jackson, and Jude.
Gideonby Priscilla Shirer
Gideon: Your weakness. God's strength. is a 7 session women's Bible study by Priscilla Shirer. When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon's story is so much bigger than thatbigger than any one man and his mark on Israel's history. Like everything else in the/b>
Gideon: Your weakness. God's strength. is a 7 session women's Bible study by Priscilla Shirer. When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon's story is so much bigger than thatbigger than any one man and his mark on Israel's history. Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weaknesseven through their weakness. And because God's people includes you and me, Gideon's story is also about usour lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God's strength.
- Member Book with leader helps
- 7 group sessions
- Look at the big picture, how God sovereignly positioned Gideon into it, and what it all means for us today as He unfolds our part in His plans
- Universal appealmessage is something every believer can relate to
- Designed for anyone who has ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered. In other words, anyone and everyone
- See your weaknesses as God's greatest strengths
- Instead of hiding from your weaknesses, find the God-given strength to face your fears and do what God is calling you to do
- Challenges participants to see God in a much bigger way, experience Him more fully, and tap into His power and presence in a fresh way
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- 18 Years
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God Shines Most Brightly In Our Weakness I have to admit that I didn’t know much about Gideon before starting this study. I knew about the fleece and that he was the guy that challenged God to show him His presence. And when God did, Gideon asked Him to do it again! The whole story of Gideon takes place in just three chapters within the book of Judges and believe it or not, there is a lot for a woman of today to relate to with a man who lived 3000 years ago. It’s the story of God’s love, patience and mercy. It’s the story of our doubts, insecurities, struggles and God’s desire to use us in a powerful way in spite of (and through) these things. It’s also the story of being obedient to God’s promptings on your life and the amazing things that can result if you do. Sometimes this takes us out of our comfort zone, but He is there to equip us with all that we need to accomplish His purpose. Even the ordinary tasks that we feel may be part of our mundane life help to equip us for the future. It is through our weaknesses that we realize how much we need God….which allows Him to work powerfully in our lives. Priscilla is an excellent Bible Study teacher and offers a great balance of historical, cultural and scriptural depth while also making it extremely relevant and applicable to today’s women. Her DVD is a wonderful supplement to the workbook and gives you the sense that a good friend is talking with you, offering you wise advice and is cheering you on. I’ve done this workbook on my own and can’t wait to share it with the Women’s Bible Study at our church.
It is a great book and many valuable listen within it. Through the read and study you will find more about yourself in Gideon and Gideon in your self.