Find the good news that brings hope and spiritual renewal. We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can't lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son. The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God's plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us. Join Melissa in taking a posture of listening and learning as we approach this powerful book packed with good news. Let's ask God to do a mighty work in and through us as we study so that we might be inspired with a spiritual renewal that spreads to those around us! Bible Study Features: - A six-week study of the Book of Romans. - Encourages women with the good news of the gospel, regardless of what bad news they are facing. - Women will be inspired with a spiritual renewal that spreads to those around them. - Study offers different levels of commitment for women in every season of life. - Strong, solid Scripture study from popular Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra. The DVD contains video segments for each session of approximately 20-25 minutes each for use during the group sessions. Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study's components). Romans Video Session Descriptions Introductory Video In this introductory video, Melissa provides helpful background information that gives us context for studying this letter written over 2,000 years ago. Week 1 In this video segment Melissa explores verses in Romans 1 and 2 to show us how we can take off the masks we wear and get real about our need for God so that the good news can change everything in our lives. Week 2 This week Melissa highlights parts of Romans 3-5 as she explores the good news about hope. No matter what our circumstances are screaming, we can put our hope in God's steadfast promises that anchor us. Week 3 In this video segment we look at parts of Romans 6-8 as we consider where our focus is. Melissa suggests that if it feels we are going through the motions in our faith, we need to check the volume on our spiritual headphones and let the music of the gospel be loud in our lives. Week 4 This week Melissa highlights parts of Romans 9-11 to show us that God's plan is better than ours and that He can redeem suffering and trials for good. She encourages us to look for where God is at work in the bigger picture of our lives. Week 5 In this video segment Melissa lifts up verses in romans 12-14 to help us change the way we think about ourselves and others, stop pretending and posing in relationships, and honor those around us. Week 6 In this final week Melissa underscores parts of Romans 15 and 16 to remind us that suffering has an expiration date and there is great hope to be found while we wait for that day.
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women's conference speaker (including the Aspire Women's Events), Bible teacher, and author who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping others to seek Christ and know Him more intimately. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God's Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is a contributor to Girlfriends in God online devotional as well as Proverbs 31 ministries First Five app. She is the author of eight Bible studies (Acts, The Names of God, Romans, Elijah, Numbers, First Corinthians, Joseph, and Jeremiah) and four books (Total Family Makeover, Total Christmas Makeover, 30 Days of Prayer for Spiritual Stamina, and Dare to Hope). Melissa makes her home in Pickerington, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.