How Christ Changes Us by His Grace
by Paul Tripp & Timothy Lane
TAUGHT BY Amber David & Tavia Wilson
A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed and change happens over time as we walk closely with Jesus. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts---our core desires and motivations---and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. This very practical study will help you understand better how what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross makes a difference in our day to day lives and help you better understand the amazing gift God has given to us in our great salvation.
Every Tuesday morning in Room 420 (on break Nov 20-Jan 7). $23. Email Sharon Allen or call her at 425-882-1477 for more information.
I’ve heard it said that the only constant thing in life is change. (Ironic, huh?) And because of all the change we face -- some we can’t control and some we try our hardest to make in our personal lives or the life of our family -- I’m excited about the study How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp. Early in the study book, it says, “Although we would often settle for circumstantial or behavioral change, God loves us too much to settle for that. He is intent on changing us, and because all of our actions, reactions, and responses are guided by our hearts, that is where His work of change is focused.” Yes, I want that!! I don’t want to settle for the change I seek with a New Year’s resolution (often broken) or a fad diet (often discarded). I want change that reaches into the deepest part of my heart and soul to change me from the inside out. ~ Tavia
So, let’s just address the elephant in the room. I’ve never done a women’s Bible study where the author of the study was two men. Maybe I like to hear from women on Tuesdays at WOMENS Bible study. If this is your first reaction, I don’t blame you, however, this study is a well worth while departure from our comfort zones. Join us this September to walk with your sisters through this twelve-week study that is designed to help us understand why change is so hard, and how we can overcome our stickiest sins. If you truly invest in the study, not only will you be better equipped to become the women of God you want to be, you will be better equipped to help others see where they are stuck and get moving toward their goals as well. While the videos are shorter, and the homework is lighter than some studies we have done, you will get out of this study what you put into it so plan to invest the time it takes to really “get it.” I can’t wait to see who God brings to take this journey with Tavia and me. See you in September! ~ Amber