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Preview: Seamless Session 6

I so pray that as you went through your homework this week that you saw something new in Scripture. I probably could have recited the story of Christ’s birth and His life and His death for many years, but it wasn’t until it really moved me to tears that I really understood it.

When I read my Bible, and I want to encourage you to do this too, I put myself in the scenes. I try to imagine every detail around me. I want to know what it might have smelled like. What it might have tasted like. What it sounded like to be in every single moment. I want to feel the words just come alive in my soul.

Sometimes that means trying to erase images of cartoon whales and ark murals. Sometimes that means trying to erase other people’s interpretation of different events in Scripture. Sometimes it means trying to erase the temptation to just see them as stories.

And sometimes, on a week like we’ve just completed together, it means recognizing the places I’ve tried to erase reality for the sake of avoiding true comprehension and the acknowledgement of what happened on Calvary.

The truth of the matter is, it was a real Crown of Thorns that pierced his head. They were real nails that drove through his flesh with the brute force of human hatred. And I understand we’d be crazy to not try and look away from something that horrific, but the truth of it is, we’d be crazier to do actually do so. I know it’s tempting to avert your eyes, but in doing so, I think you might avert your heart, and that’s more than we can afford to do.

As the breath of life left Jesus’ body for the very last time, Scripture tells us that that the veil in the temple was torn in two. Maybe before now, you didn’t have the context to appreciate that, but it changed everything. Everything.

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  • Reply Leanne Cody May 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Angie, just wondering if you could clarify for me the difference between the regular dvd set vs. the student version (also the difference in the workbooks). I was planning on purchasing the dvds for our ladies study to do over the summer and know my daughter and her friends want to do it as well (18-20 yr olds). Would the student version be more appropriate for them or would they be fine with the regular books/dvds? Who is your target audience for the student version? Thanks so much! We’re really looking forward to the study!!

  • Reply Angie Howard August 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Angie, my daughter-in-love just completed the Seamless study with a group of young ladies in her home. Her response was the book is GREAT and they learned so much. My husband and I teach a Young Adult Sunday small group and it seems that many of them missed out on so many of the wonderful Bible stories during their childhood so we were drawn to your approach of capturing these wonderful stories over a short span. We have viewed the video samples & my question is whether the full videos are geared toward women since we have both male & females in our group or would it be best to tackle the study with just the books? We are hoping this 7 session study will then open up this young adult group to more in-depth bible study over the coming year. Thank you!

    • Reply Angie August 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Hi there! We’ve had this question pop up a lot in the last year. To be honest, if the guys in your group can get past the “girly” video references and pink script in the book, we think they’ll find it applicable to them too. 🙂 And while there aren’t plans to make a more “manly” version, we love sending feedback like yours on to our publishing team at LifeWay as they look ahead and gauge ministry needs. Praying for all of you in the days ahead. xo, A

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