Congrats! You made it through the Ready Study! I have prayed that God would bless your time in His Word and I hope you feel empowered and equipped to step into the unknown, relying on God’s strength and truth to get you to the other side of whatever it is you are facing.
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If you loved reading through Joshua and getting to know the Israelite journey, you might enjoy the resources below as a follow-up to the Ready study.
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Recommended Resources as a Follow-Up to the Ready Study
In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.
Called to Be God’s Leader: How God Prepares His Servants for Spiritual Leadership, by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby
Best-selling author and trusted Bible teacher Henry Blackaby, along with his son Richard, President of Canadian Baptist Seminary, demonstrates through the life of Joshua how God prepares those He chooses for spiritual leadership.In Created to Be God’s Friend, Henry Blackaby explored the life of Abraham, and in Chosen to Be God’s Prophet, he examined God’s work through Samuel. In Called to Be God’s Leader, now in trade paper, readers will see how God applies leadership principles in the life of the great biblical leader Joshua.
If the Israelite story resonated with you, you’ll love digging a little deeper into their background before they crossed the Jordan River. The Journey to Freedom Bible Study is the perfect companion to the Ready Study and bonus, Jill is a personal friend of mine.
In Journey to Freedom, author and Bible teacher Jill McSheehy takes you through the first eighteen chapters of Exodus — from the enslavement of the people Israel to their arrival at Mount Sinai. While studying different aspects of their slavery, you’ll likely find the roots of your own. More important, within the pages of this ancient text, you’ll see how Israel’s journey points directly to the freedom we find in Jesus Christ.
In this post, I’ve gathered my favorite resources that help to deepen my understanding of God’s Word. I’ve also got a free download for you there with printable bookmarks listing the questions I always ask when I read the Bible. Get yours here.
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As you close the pages of the Ready Study, this is my prayer for you from Luke 8: that having heard the Word, you would retain it and persevere in your faith to live, with courage. You’re ready. And I’m rooting for you.
This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.