Choices matter. Decisions have consequences. Seemingly random encounters have life-long impacts. This is the subject of my newest Bible study, Choices: Decisions that made a difference. Encounters that made an impact. Walk with me through the lives of Eve, Joshua, Samson, Ruth, David and Jesus as we examine temptation, leadership, power over oppression, humility and social justice, seduction and repentance, and forgiveness and redemption. Together we explore choices made, lives destroyed and lives redeemed.
Through it all, we also see God’s defining grace. While our choices sometimes have devastating consequences, Jesus’ death on the cross saves, covers and redeems us. The power of His resurrection empowers us to live forgiven and free. “By his stripes we are healed.”
It’s taken me 14 years to write this study. I’ve taught it countless times in Asia and the U.S., and I’ve written, sought feedback and rewritten it more times than I can count. This book is a reflection of my attempts to grasp how God can love such a messed-up people and still use us to make His name known. Wow! What a Savior!
So, I hope you’ll read it. Study it. Enjoy it. And let me know what you think of it. We’re all in this journey together.