The Beatitudes in Matthew 5 outline Christ's prescription for joy and blessing both in this life and in the life to come. Our struggles are a result of sin, but a careful study of the Beatitudes reveals a roadmap for the journey to freedom from the sins that make us so miserable. The purpose of Renewing the Heart is to encourage women to study the Word of God and to discover the freedom from sin that can be obtained as their hearts opened to the work of Christ. The study contains all the regular features found in the Following God series, including thought provoking study questions and sidebar extras. Each lesson of this eight-week study focuses on four Bible characters and how they were changed and renewed by the principles found in the Beatitudes.
About the Author
BARBARA HENRY received her B.A. in education from Covenant College and her M.A. in biblical counseling from Colorado Christian University. She has been involved in women's ministries for over thirty years-leading and writing Bible studies for the local church and spiritual direction for individuals. Her passion for equipping others for ministry makes her a popular speaker in churches across America.
Barbara has four children and for the last ten years has served as a single parent. Both of her daughters are stay-at-home moms, and her sons are active in music ministry. Barbara is blessed with five beautiful grandchildren and hopes to have many more. For more on Barbara check out her Web site at: www.barbarahenry.org
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HOW TO USE THIS STUDY XIV
LESSON ONE 1 LESSON FOUR 51 LESSON SEVEN 107
POOR HEARTS HUNGRY HEARTS PEACEFUL HEARTS
LESSON TWO 17 LESSON FIVE 69 LESSON EIGHT 125
BROKEN HEARTS FORGIVING HEARTS SUFFERING HEARTS
LESSON THREE 35 LESSON SIX 87
SURRENDERED HEARTS PURIFIED HEARTS