Imagine waking up every single day convinced that the twenty-four hours ahead of you are a precious gift to be used wisely. Now imagine that you know exactly how to spend them to be a force for God’s good.
All too often we wander through life without appreciating the gift of every moment we’ve been given. The result? An unsatisfying life, missed opportunities to experience the joy of being in sync with God, and days marked with apathy instead of passion. Our time on earth is measured. We should want to make every moment count—not only because we aren’t guaranteed the next one, but also because this is exactly how our Savior spent His time here.
How, then, do we walk out unwavering joy-filled faith every day, determined to let go of the things that keep us from experiencing abundant life and fulfilling the plans God has for us? The answers are found in following the footsteps of the One who lived fully, because He was determined that we might do the same.
In this six-week study of Luke, we will follow the life and ministry of Jesus as we consider the choices He made on His way to the cross. We’ll intimately connect with a Savior who remained laser-focused on His mission to love the world. In return, we’ll receive a model for intentional living that we can replicate to ensure we are living each day to the fullest and making a difference for God’s kingdom. And together we’ll determine to embrace the abundant life we are promised in Jesus.
It’s time to stop wandering and start living!
About the Author
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 amid difficult circumstances. When she is not blogging at TheRescuedLetters.com 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, brainstorming all the possible ways to organize Legos and superheroes, checking out way too many library books, or unashamedly indulging in her love for all things Disney. Heather is a regular contributor to Journey magazine and the author of the women’s Bible studies, Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story and Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment.
Table of Contents
About the Author 6
Week 1 The Son: Determined to Choose Life (Luke 2-4) 10
Week 2 The Teacher: Determined to Demonstrate a New Way (Luke 4-6) 42
Week 3 The Rescuer: Determined to Save Humankind (Luke 7-9) 74
Week 4 The Healer: Determined to Love the World (Luke 9-10) 108
Week 5 The Friend: Determined to Persevere (Luke 12; 13; 15; 18) 138
Week 6 The Victor: Determined to Live with Courage (Luke 19; 20; 22-24) 170
Video Viewer Guide Answers 200