This product is a data CD (not an audio CD) with PDF files on it that you can print off and place in a binder.
The concept of encountering God may mean different things to different people. Some people approach a new resource with a strong desire to learn something new. They are task-oriented and desire the three points that will help them pray or worship better. They tend to see prayer and worship as something they do, a task to be accomplished. Those people may find this resource dissatisfying. However, all are encouraged to see prayer and worship in new ways through this study. This resource places a high priority on prayer as a relationship – a relationship initiated by God, through Jesus, and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Encountering God, for the purposes of this study, means understanding and experiencing more of God’s manifest presence and power in our lives. It means growing in our relationship with the Lord and being transformed to become more like him. The material is designed to be a prayer experience. Therefore, the suggestions for personal and corporate prayer and worship should be the highlight of the material. Those who will benefit most from this study will make the commitment to utilize the activities fully.
This resource is a fresh attempt to look at the seasons of the church year. The focus is encountering God in prayer and worship throughout our celebrations of the church year. Each four week Bible study is designed with an emphasis on being transformed by God’s presence as we encounter God in prayer and worship. Our prayer is that God will use this resource to bring you into a deeper intimacy with God personally and to empower your church with Spirit-led prayer and worship for Advent, Lent, Pentecost and Kingdomtide.