A deep look at Scripture—God's very words—is never wasted. In fact, not only is it never wasted; it's richly rewarded. The more deeply we dive into the riches of the Bible, the more deeply we can experience and serve God, the giver of all truth, wisdom, love and understanding.The new LifeGuides® in Depth help you do just that, taking you further into themes and books of Scripture than you might have gone before. As you see new connections between the Old and New Testament, gain an understanding of the historical and cultural background of passages, engage in creative exercises, and concretely apply what you've learned, you'll be amazed at the breadth of the knowledge and wisdom you gain and the transformation God can work in you as you meet him in his Word. Each session provides enough material for a week's worth of Scripture study along with a weekly group discussion guide that pulls all of the elements together.This guide is based on and includes the inductive Bible studyJamesfrom the bestselling LifeGuide® Bible Study Series--only now it has been expanded for a new kind of study experience.Drawn from John Stott'sSermon on the MountLifeGuide Bible Study and hisThe Message of the Sermon on the Mountcommentary,A Deeper Look at the Sermon on the Mountwill help you discoverhow powerful meekenss ishow you can influence the desolate places of society (hint: it has to do with character)how to experience God's law as delightfulhow to treat your enemiesand much more.If you're longing to go deeper in your understanding of God and his Word, LifeGuides® in Depth are for you. They'll meet your need for both rich, solidly researched content and personal application. They'll meet your need for Bible study that challenges your head and your heart. Most of all, we pray you'll meet God in them.
John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, includingWhy I Am a ChristianandThe Cross of Christ,have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored byTimemagazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."