In Lose Control, Mary Shannon Hoffpauir takes you on a six-week journey through the Book of First Samuel, which is an epic story about a fight for control. Despite God’s warnings through the prophet Samuel, the nation of Israel was determined to take control by having their own king. As you dig into the saga of King Saul and David, who would become the next anointed king of Israel, you will discover that no plan or purpose of God can be thwarted by human beings. Even the worst of circumstances can be used by God to accomplish His purposes in your life.
In her no-nonsense, authentic teaching style that endears her to women of all ages, Mary Shannon encourages you to lose control so that you can find your soul through a trusting relationship with your faithful God.
Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, and a DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning).
- An in-depth six-week exploration of the entire Book of 1 Samuel.
- Study includes five days of homework for each week.
- Encourages women to exchange their desire for control for God’s gift of faith.
- Helps women gain a deeper love and grace for others.
- DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in six 25-minute segments.
About the Author
Table of Contents
About the Author 4
Biblical Background 9
Week 1 I Believe God Is in Control: 12
Giving Lip Service Without Heart Commitment (1 Samuel 1-6) Week I Video Viewer Guide 39
Week 2 I've Got This Under Control: 40
Maintaining the Façade (I Samuel 7-12) Week 2 Video Viewer Guide 67
Week 3 Oh, No! Now I'm Losing Control: 68
Recognizing Our Helplessness (1 Samuel 13-16) Week 3 Video Viewer Guide 101
Week 4 Crud, I'm Completely Out of Control: 102
Admitting Our Need (1 Samuel 16-21) Week 4 Video Viewer Guide 135
Week 5 Control? Over What? 136
Acknowledging We Can't Control Anything But Ourselves (1 Samuel 22-26) Week 5 Video Viewer Guide 167
Week 6 God Really Is in Control: 168
Coming Full Circle to True Belief and Surrender (1 Samuel 27-31) Week 6 Video Viewer Guide 200
Video Viewer Guide Answers 202