Had an opportunity today to preview the newest Beth Moore study. The highly anticipated James: Mercy Triumphs is out and will without a doubt be an immediate hit, used by women’s Bible studies and small groups everywhere.
DVD-driven, this 8 session study launches with a powerful teaching session that sets the stage and establishes James’ identity, his relationship to Jesus, and the pathway that led to the New Testament book we know as James.
If you’re familiar with Beth Moore’s ministry, you know that James: Mercy Triumphs is also a homework-driven study. Although the teaching segments are powerful, daily homework assignments take the participant deep into the meaning of the simple but profound teaching found in James.
The sessions are designed to be a combination of large group and small group components. James: Mercy Triumphs allows Bible studies or small groups to take advantage of the compelling teaching style of Beth Moore, allowing study leaders to focus their attention on the administrative and coordination aspects along with small group facilitation.
A well-designed Leader Guide is included in the Leader Kit (along with a copy of the Member Book and DVDs. Additional Leader Guides are available at Lifeway. With two table discussion options to choose from for every session, there is plenty here for your leaders to work with as they prepare for and facilitate the session.
For participants who want to dive a little deeper, this study also includes a next level aspect with articles by Melissa Moore Fitzpatrick (Moore’s daughter). Taking a look at subjects like the Acts 21 reference to the Nazirite Vow, unity and diversity, perfection, and Paul’s collection for the Jerusalem church, these reading provide some fascinating insights into the world of the early church.
Levels of Participation
In a new development, this study offers 5 optional levels of participation:
- Watch Videos: Participating in the video sessions only
- Complete Homework: Participating in the video sessions + doing the weekly homework assignments
- Handwrite James: Participating in the video sessions + doing the weekly homework assignments + handwriting the Book of James
- Read Articles: Participating in the video sessions + doing the weekly homework assignments + handwriting the Book of James + reading “The Next Level with Melissa”
- Memorize James: Participating in the video sessions + doing the weekly homework assignments + handwriting the Book of James + reading “The Next Level with Melissa” + memorizing the Book of James.
James: Mercy Triumphs promises to be very popular and at the same time, a powerful experience for participants who are unfamiliar with this important New Testament book. If you’re searching for an impactful study, this is one you need to take a look at. I highly recommend it!