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Draw the Circle Online Bible Study - Week 3 - Choices

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Draw the Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge

Week Three - Pray Hard
Reminder: Watch this video the week of May 5 - May 11

In this, our third session of the study, you will come to understand "our part" in the work of answered prayer. While God is the one who responds with amazing, often miraculous answers, the catalyst to God working is often our initial steps of faith and action. As we'll learn from Joshua 3, God often waits for us to step into the river before He begins to provide the way through.

Scripture of the Week

Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: "When you reach the edge of the Jordan's waters, go and stand in the river."
~ Joshua 3:8 (NIV)

Discussion / Journaling Question

We sincerely believe this five-week online study will encourage you into a deeper prayer lifestyle. Let us encourage you, after watching each weeks' video teaching segment (and reading the corollary readings in the book and study guide if you've purchased those); to review the discussion/journaling questions we provide below. If you're doing this study "solo", let these prompt you in your prayer time, as you journal, or simply to ponder during your study time. If you are in a group setting for this study (face-to-face with others, or via social media or online tools); you may wish to discuss these with others in your "group".

Questions to ponder, journal, or discuss with others enjoying this study with you:

  1. Why do you think God put Israel at the Jordan River at the time of year it was raging by at flood stage?
  2. Can you think of other situations where God seemingly stacked the deck with even more impossible odds before He moved?
  3. What is the significance of Joshua telling the people to watch the Ark of the Covenant, and follow it as it moved?
  4. Are you a spiritual procrastinator?
  5. The closing question Pastor Mark asked in this week's video segment is a powerful starting point. What step of faith is God calling you to take or more pointed, what river do you need to step into?

Week Three Study

Watch: Session 3 video

Read: Draw the Circle Study Guide, pages 45-62

Suggested: Read this week's Blog

Optional: Draw the Circle (Book), Chapters 15-21 (pages 89-122)

Next Week

Session 4: Think Long

Available May 12 - May 18

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