Jesus can change you, no matter what your life situation.
He can give you peace, hope and joy in the most desperate circumstances.
But you need a life-changing encounter with him.
Douglas Connelly examines the stories of how eight peopleamong them a scholar, a failure, a blind man and an adulteressfound their lives changed forever when they met Jesus Christ. Looking at their lives can give you hope when you find yourself dealing failure or with an emptiness nothing in life seems to fill.
The good news is that Jesus is waiting to meet you and longing to offer you what you need most.
This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.
About the Author
Douglas Connelly (MDiv and MTh, Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Davison Missionary Church near Flint, Michigan, after serving twelve years as senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A writer and speaker, he has written seventeen LifeGuide Bible Studies as well as several books, including The Bible for Blockheads and Angels Around Us. He and his wife Karen have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Encountering JesusPart 1: Jesus Offers New Life
1. Water for the Thirsty - John 4:1-30
2. Searching for Truth - John 3:1-21
3. Caught in the Act - John 8:1-11
4. Finding Forgiveness - Luke 7:36-50Part 2: Jesus Offers Hope
5. Facing Failure - John 21:1-19
6. Set Free - Mark 5:1-20
7. Seeing the Light - John 9:1-38
8. When All Else Fails - Luke 8:40-48