We’ve finished the final week of study for Pursuing More of Jesus with Anne Graham Lotz! Don’t forget to fill out the summary on page 76 and create an action plan based upon this week’s study.
You’ll want to listen to the video or audio session for Session Four, Pursuing More of Jesus– available at Lifeway for $3.99 audio download and $4.99 video download.
This was one of my favorite audio sessions from Anne Graham Lotz as she shares More of His Glory and her walk in faith.
Anne shares her personal story of being a young girl with blind faith, maturing as a woman accepting her own faith and her Mom’s journey home to Heaven. When you listen, Ann walks you through her life ans shares personal stories that will imprint your heart.
As she discusses death, Anne says:
- Eternal life is eternal. If you could lost it, it would not be called eternal. You receive eternal life.
- Death is when you faith becomes sight.
- Your eyes open to the face of Jesus.
Anne continues the seminar with ideas about spending more time with Jesus. She discusses being homesick for the God she knew as a little girl, and adjusting her priorities to spend more time with Him. Her message is powerful and convincing, so please find time to listen to Session Four, Pursuing More of Jesus*
*reminder, we do not work for or are affiliated with Lifeway or Anne Graham Lotz
Blessings to all,
It’s the final lesson of Pursuing More of Jesus with Anne Graham Lotz as we end a four week study of spiritual development.
During this study we’ve found a passion for Christ and instilled our hearts cry to know him more. We’ve had thoughtful discussions and meaningful time with God.
Congratulations to everyone who persevered and completed the study, and to those who are still finishing their workbook. You’ll have about a month before we start the Breaking Free study with Beth Moore- we’ll start when the books become available. Until then, you’ll see a few more posts and some comments as we review this study and prepare for the next.
Today’s Scripture Verse
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:24-26
Father God, you’ve shared your glory through your son Jesus Christ, whom you loved before the creation of the world. You made him known to us and shared your love with us. We are truly blessed to be followers of Christ and to call ourselves Christians. Amen.
Complete pages 74-75 in your workbook.
- What have you enjoyed most about this workbook?
- What have you disliked, and why?
- Have you made any changes in your life, as a result of reading the book Pursuing More of Jesus?
- Please share your experiences, good or bad.
We’re growing in faith and love and look forward to our next study with Beth Moore!
Blessings to All,
When I heard this song on KLOVE Christian Music, I knew you’d want to hear it too!
The song called by I Need a Savior by Among The Thirsty, is a reminder of why we are participating in this new Bible study. We’re participating because we want to KNOW our Savior, pursue a relationship with him and understand his teachings. Please enjoy this beautiful song.
Welcome back to the Bible Cafe! We’re at the end of our study Pursuing More of Jesus with Anne Graham Lotz. This has been a quick workbook and it’s amazing that we’re going to be finished with the workbook in just a few days.
Keep coming back to the Womens Bible Cafe to see comments posted by the guests. Some women are updating their workbooks once a day and posting comments, while others are updating once a week, usually on Sunday.
Note: If you look in the far right column of the blog, there is a list of recent comments. Click on the comment and you’ll be directed to that blog post. If you click on the person’s name, you’ll be directed to their blog or website-it’s a bit sensitive!
Today’s Scripture Verse
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:20-23
Heavenly Father, your son Jesus prayed for us and with us, showing us the intimacy he has with his Father God. We are thankful for these scripture words and the opportunity and freedom to read them in our homes and carry them in our hearts. We bless you for giving us wisdom and understanding as we desire to Pursue More of Jesus. Thank you for the direction of Anne Graham Lotz and the encouragement of the women participating in this study. Connect us in spiritual community and walk with us as we continue to learn and grow in faith. IN Jesus name, Amen.
Complete pages 72-73 in your workbook.
When you read this scripture verse today, what stands out most to you? Did you uncover something new or discover something important? Please share your thoughts and post a comment!
As we follow Anne Graham Lotz with Pursuing More of Jesus we realize that it’s something we ‘d like to continue the rest of our lives. Why stop pursuing more of his Voice, Courage, Spirit and Glory? Are we too busy for this, too confused by God’s word, or too interested in outside things? Certainly, television and shopping and family and good friends are more important than getting to KNOW Jesus!
As children, we had more time for Jesus with our daily prayers, Sunday school, and quite conversations with God. As adults, we claim busyness of our jobs, education, families, health and friends. Yet when we invest our time in these things, how do we find intimacy with Jesus? If you feel lacking in intimacy with God, then this is the time to notice your priorities and adjust your purpose.
When Jesus died at the end of a life serving God, he said “it is finished.” He left us with his voice, his word, his actions and his love. What will you do with this gift?
Today’s Scripture Verse
I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. John 17:13-19
Father, you came into this world and revealed yourself as man so we may KNOW Jesus. Drive us to our knees as we find intimacy in prayer, Bible study, devotions, and worship. Give back the innocence of our childhood, where we made you a priority and found comfort in your voice. Protect us from the evil one as he distracts us from your purpose and intimacy. Be real to us Father, and begin to change our life purpose in a direction that is pleasing to you as we continue to pursue more of Jesus throughout our lives. Amen.
Complete pages 70-71 in the workbook.
Jesus shows intimacy with God through his prayer in these scripture verses. What does intimacy with God mean to you? How do you feel when you read today’s verse? Please share your thoughts today.
Today’s lesson of Pursuing More of Jesus was overflowing with the love and commitment of Jesus. These verses are so rich with information, my Pastor would probably spend two months in sermon on this! As it stands, we’re spending a short amount of time-just one day’s lesson. My favorites from this lesson include:
Now they know-verse 7
They know with certainty-verse 8
They believed-verse 8
Glory has come-verse 10
They may be one as we are-verse 11
Today’s Scripture Verse (Jesus Prays for His Disciples)
I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one. 12While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. John 17:6-12
Almighty God, protect us in the name of Jesus and fill our hearts, souls and and minds with his love. May we know Jesus with certainty. May we Believe Jesus with confidence. May we see your glory and shine your grace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Complete pages 68-69 in the workbook.
What verse had the most impact on you in today’s study? Why?