This study has been a long time coming.
It grew in my heart over many years of watching women struggle to apply even the most simple teachings to their lives. I wanted to lay out some very practical teaching a specific strategies that would help women align themselves with a life of faith and actually walk it out in their every day lives.
Here’s a snippet from the study guide to let you know what this Bible study is all about…
In John chapter 10 Jesus made a bold statement to his followers. He said that he had come to give them life in all its fullness, or as some versions say, life more abundantly.
But if we are honest, we are not always experiencing life to the fullest in every area. In fact, there is often a huge gap that lies between this promise of an abundant life, and the reality of what we are experiencing right now. Through this series, we will begin to close that gap, and learn how to embrace the abundant life that Jesus offers us.
This life is freely available to us, but it came at a very high cost. In the greatest revelation of God’s love and kindness, he chose to sacrifice his own son so that we could live free. But all too often we settle for a less than life, defined by our own limited perspectives, and held captive by broken mindsets, instead of living in the unlimited potential and power of Christ.
Truth be told, the enemy would love to keep us living small… defined by our past mistakes, present obstacles and future fears. But Jesus offers us a better way.
When we allow Christ to be at work in us, he redefines our lives by the finished work of the cross, and leads us gently into the life he planned and provided for us long ago.
I long to see a generation of people rising up who will no longer live under the weight and expectations of this world, but will learn to live under the influence of the Spirit of God and find the freedom they were designed to live in.
It’s time for us to break free from everything that has held us back and truly discover what it means to live ReDefined.
From now on everyone is defined by Christ. Colossians 3:11 MSG
This study covers six key areas that I’ve recognized are common struggles for all of us…
Defined by Christ – Recognizing and walking in our identity as children of God.
Defined by Truth – Trading the lies we’ve believed for the truth of what God says about us.
Defined by Grace – Stepping out of cycles of sin and shame and learning to run free in grace.
Defined by Peace – Fighting for the peace of mind and heart that is rightfully ours in Christ.
Defined by Love – Laying down our broken ideas of love and allowing Jesus to show us what real love is.
Defined by Faith – Breaking through our fear of failure so we can live with courageous faith.
So what do you think… are you ready to join me in this journey and learn what it means to live ReDefined?
The video teaching sessions are all available here on the website but are also available on YouTube and RightNowMedia.org beginning in early May so you can watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience. Watch the first video now.
There is also a FREE 21 page study guide with discussion questions that you can download on any mobile device or print off for use in your small group or individual study.
Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world. She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children. Find out more about Brenda here.