Lenten Season Book Study
What is the season of Lent?
“The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.” -Chrisitianityabout.com
Do I have to fast?
No worries, we aren’t asking you to fast or self deny. Those are things that you must come to a decision and agreement with yourself but we do suggest you practice fasting in healthy ways should you choose to do so.
When does Lent begin and how long does it last?
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which happens to be March first. We will begin our study and meet weekly for 6 weeks, ending right before Easter.
What study are we doing?
He Speaks to Me; Preparing to Hear the Voice of God by Priscilla C. Shirer
An excerpt from He Speaks to Me :
“God wants to speak directly to each of His beloved children, not to just a few “spiritual elite.” Priscilla Shirer looks at God’s call to Samuel and uncovers six characteristics essential for hearing from God:
A simple RELATIONSHIP, unfettered by sin or pride A single-minded WORSHIP, focused on God and His glory A set-apart HOLINESS, determined to live a life that honors Him A still ATTENTIVENESS, willing to be silent before Him A sold-out HUNGER, passionately pursuing God’s presence A servant SPIRIT, submitted to God’s call.
Her warmth and honesty, combined with a wealth of practical help, will inspire you to cultivate these traits in your own life. By doing so, you will prepare yourself to draw closer to Him and to hear His voice more clearly.”
How do I participate?
1. Only open to Fire Wife Sisterhood members, if you're not a member check out Membership Options HERE.
2. Join the subgroup, Christian Fire Wife Sisterhood on Facebook!
3. Get your copy here , head to your local Christian Bookstore or borrow it from a friend or library.
4. If you’re available we would love for you to meet with us weekly for live chats to discuss each chapter. You’ll see application questions at the end of each Chapter. Schedule will be posted in the Events section of the Fire Wife Sisterhood group on Facebook.
He Speaks to Me - Priscilla Shirer
A common question of many Christians is, "How can I know when God is speaking to me?" Priscilla uses the account of God speaking to Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 to show how God speaks to Christians and how we can discern His voice and position ourselves to respond. In this exciting adventure, participants will discover how God spoke to Samuel, Samuel's response, and how He speaks to believers today; they will be encouraged to listen and respond to God's voice; and by listening to God's voice and obeying Him, women will experience spiritual growth, Christian discipline, and the desire to serve. -Lifeway.com
Join us for this Lenten study. Order your book now to be ready to begin on March 1st. Read a little each day and we'll meet up to discuss weekly.
Ready? Get your book below.