Hagar : In the Face of Rejection, God Says I'm Significant (Study Guide) (Known By Name Series)
This four-session video Bible study series features a variety of speakers focusing on women from the Bible through dramatic vignettes, spoken word poetry, and traditional Bible teaching. The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all...
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This four-session video Bible study series features a variety of speakers focusing on women from the Bible through dramatic vignettes, spoken word poetry, and traditional Bible teaching.
The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?
Hagar's story, found in Genesis 16, is a story of cultural victimization. She was betrayed, abandoned, and scorned. Her response? She did what most of us would do when deeply hurt by someone we trust-she ran away. She got defensive. She retreated to a place where she felt safe. She felt justified in her anger and hurt. But deep in her core was a woman who longed to be seen and hoped for redemption.
This Bible study will take you through Hagar's story as she learns from hurt and heartache that what is unresolved is not unseen by God. The lack of finality in Hagar's story teaches us to trust God with the ending-believing he sees us and he knows.
This study guide features video notes, group discussion questions, and between-session activities like reflecting on the drama and teachings, studying the character story in Scripture, memory verses, and journaling.
Exposing the Lie of Shame.
Rejected to Accepted.
Trusting after Betrayal.
Transformed and Seen.
Unresolved, but not Unseen.
Women's hearts are exposed and the truth of our nature is revealed as we explore the lives of women in the Bible who asked the same three questions every woman still asks today: How does everyone see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?
There are many situations of cultural victimization today. Hagar's situation was perhaps the first. From the pages of the first book of the Bible we see God working in a woman who responds to betrayal, abandonment, selfishness, and scorn exactly as we all have at one time or another-she flees. Her response was wholly human and feminine, both haughty and defensive. However, deep in Hagar's core, as in each of ours, is a woman who longs to be seen and hopes for redemption.
Learn from Hagar in this four-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately) just what matters and how to dismiss the rest. Hagar is our sister in Scripture who demonstrates how to respond when we may not get the answer we seek, but get the answer we truly needed! This study will take you through the heartache and hurt of a woman scorned but it doesn't stop there as Hagar learns that what is unresolved does not mean it is unseen.
Designed for use with the Known by Name: Hagar Video Study (sold separately).
Jada is an experienced Bible teacher and has committed her life to equipping women of all ages with practical, biblical truth. She currently serves as the Women's Pastor and as the Director of Creative Services for One Community Church in Plano, Texas. Jada teaches a mid-week women's Bible study to over 1,300 women each week. She has authored two books based on her Bible studies: Captive Mind and Thirst . She and her husband, Conway, have a son, Joah, and a daughter, Chloe.
Nicole Johnson is an actor, sought-after speaker, and popular author. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Kasey Van Norman is a professional counselor, Bible teacher, and the author of the books and study series, Named by God and Raw Faith . Kasey writes and teaches about the love that redeemed her life from the shame of past abuse, addiction, infidelity, and, strengthened her through a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Kasey is the founder of Northway Farms ; a non-profit serving homeless women in her community. She travels and teaches thousands each year as a ministry event speaker. She lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, Justin, and their two children, Emma Grace and Lake.