Had an opportunity over the weekend to review Seven-Mile Miracle, a new study from Steven Furtick, founder and lead pastor of Elevation, one of the fastest growing churches in America. A dynamic speaker, Furtick provides a characteristically powerful message in this study.
DVD-driven, Seven-Mile Miracle: Experience the Last Words of Christ as Never Before is a 7 session study explores the last words of Christ recorded in the gospels. Filmed on location where they were spoken (the Emmaus Road, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and more), the setting adds to the experience.
I loved the way Steven Furtick works through the meaning of each of the seven last words, interweaving other related passages. The length of each of the sessions is just about right, averaging 10 to 12 minutes; just long enough to fully engage the participant.
Along with the teaching segments, each of the DVD segments also include a classic worship hymn sung on location at the end of every session.
Anchored by a 108 page study guide, each session includes:
- a video viewing guide
- the scripture referred to in the session as well as several additional passages for deeper study
- a skillfully crafted set of discussion questions
- a set of questions for reflection in worship
- a personal reflection exercise to be experienced during the week
The final session includes the opportunity to take communion together with your group. Whether used for Lent in the weeks leading up to Easter, daily during Holy Week, or when a group needs a study that will provide renewal, Seven-Mile Miracle will be deeply meaningful any time of the year.
If you’re looking for study material that will help your groups to dig deeply into God’s word and grapple with God’s deep love for us, take a look at Seven-Mile Miracle. I like this study and I think you will too!