Had a chance over the weekend to take a look at It’s Not Too Late, a new DVD-driven study by Dr. Tony Evans. A dynamic speaker, he’s the Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for 36 years and a popular conference speaker. Let me just say right at the top, when I listen in to a message by Dr. Evans I have certain expectations. So let me add, I was not disappointed!
It’s Not Too Late: How God Uses Less Than Perfect People is a six week study that takes a look at a familiar set of biblical characters (Moses, Rahab, Jacob, Esther, Peter, and Sarah) who had character flaws “that seemed to threaten their usefulness in God’s Kingdom.
The DVD segments are characteristic of Dr. Evans’ very engaging style. Although the average segment length is over 30 minutes, they will hold attention. Presented to a live studio audience, your members will feel like they’re in the room.
The Member Book includes a viewer guide (to help member’s capture the key ideas from the message) and a simple set of discussion questions for each session. The DVD segment and discussion provides the foundation for the five daily personal studies in between sessions. Beyond a daily devotional, the personal studies will require 30 to 45 minutes and develop a deeper understanding of biblical principles. There is also a daily application activity that will help participants move beyond hearing to doing.
Looking for additional engagement? Although not required, this study can be used with the companion book, God’s Unlikely Path to Success. Covering the six characters (along with Jonah and Samson), this could provide additional insight for participants.
It’s Not Too Late can be used effectively for at least two opportunities. First, it is a very encouraging study. Even the most seasoned group members are often thirsty for encouragement and a reminder of God’s ability to use less-than-perfect-people. Second, for group members who are less familiar with the Bible, these six stories will provide important new insights into God’s faithfulness.
If you’re looking for an encouraging study, take a look at It’s Not Too Late. I can think of groups that need this study. I think you will too!
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