In this six-session small group Bible study, Pursuing God’s Beauty, Margaret Feinberg looks at six stories of beauty from the Gospel of John that illustrate how God’s beauty is present in your life.
God created us to be drawn toward beauty—created us to pursue beauty so that we might know more about His character, attributes, and work in our world. Perhaps no book of the Bible paints a clearer picture of this than the Gospel of John.
Throughout John’s Gospel, the beauty of God radiates in the person of Jesus Christ—the one in whom God displayed His whole heart for the world to see. It’s within the person of Jesus that we find the invisible attributes of God being made visible, on display like fine pieces of artwork—to be enjoyed, celebrated, and reflected on.
This Participant Guide includes six sessions that can be adapted to any number of weeks. It includes ideas for experiential activities and icebreakers, and five after-hours studies per session for those who want to dig deeper into Scripture at home. Pursuing God’s Beauty reveals breathtaking portraits of the salvation, redemption, and restoration that God the Artist longs to complete in us. Designed for use with the Pursuing God’s Beauty DVD (sold separately).
1. Encountering Jesus (John 1 – 3)
2. When God Sees through You (John 4 – 8)
3. Recognizing the Blind Spots (John 9 – 11)
4. When Worship Costs More than Expected (John 12 – 17)
5. Mistakes that Refine Instead of Define (John 18 – 19)
6. The Hope and Healing of Resurrection (John 20 – 21)
|About the Contributor(s)||Margaret Feinberg
A self-described “hot mess,” Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine, Wonderstruck, Fight Back With Joy, and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold nearly one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more.
She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Leif, and their superpup, Hershey. She believes some of the best days are spent in jammies, laughing and being silly.
|Publish Date||Aug 8, 2011|