2013–2014 Horizons Bible Study
An Abiding Hope:
The Presence of God
in Exodus and
by Janice Catron
Suggestions for Leaders
by Martha Sadongei
The books of Exodus and Deuteronomy invite us to
remember that the central actor in human experience — in our own lives and in the experiences described in Exodus and Deuteronomy—is God. Our God is one who redeems, who brings liberty and fulfillment even when we do not deserve it, when we cannot redeem ourselves. We have the assurance of God’s abiding presence as individuals and as a community of faith. This presence helps us see that God’s redemption is more than a “saving from” harsh circumstances; it also is a “saving to” the fullness of life God intends for humanity.
Janice Catron invites us to explore Exodus and
Deuteronomy with her and see together the promise of what our relationship with God can be and the realities of what that relationship often becomes. It is God our Redeemer who, by grace, gives us the power to help ourselves and others live into the fullness God intends for us, and to move forward as people who have been set free.
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More Abiding Hope Resources
An Abiding Hope Bible Study Order Form
Advance Bible study flier
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Audio CD edition
Slightly abridged version; no Suggestions for Leaders
Janice Catron discusses the meaning of each lesson in this study. Includes questions and discussion starters, lesson summaries, and main points outline for each lesson.
Workshop for Leaders
An introduction to this Bible study
An Abiding Hope Illustrated Outline
Bible Study Resource Litany & cards
An Abiding Hope Coloring Pages
Annotated Table of Contents
Large Print Page Relations Guide
This guide compares the page numbering of the regular print edition of the Bible study with the large print edition of the Bible study.
Main Points and Lesson Summaries
These summaries are pulled from each lesson of the Bible study. They provide you with a brief overview of the important aspects of each lesson.
An Abiding Hope Evaluation Form
An Abiding Hope blog!
Beginning June 1, 2013, PW Communications Coordinator, Susan Jackson-Dow, will blog monthly about each lesson in the study. We will also be checking weekly for your comments and thoughts.
Check back for news on other resources and free downloads available for the Abiding Hope study!
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About the Author
Janice Catron is a teaching elder in the PC(USA) and serves as pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. She has more than thirty years’ experience working in churches, writing curriculum, leading workshops, and teaching. Janice earned a master’s degree in English from Emory University, Atlanta, and a master of divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She did her doctoral work in Bible at the University of Chicago, and wrote the Horizons Bible study, Job: Faith Remains When Understanding Fails, published in 1997.
About the Suggestions for Leaders Author
Martha Sadongei (Kiowa/Tohono O’odham) is a teaching elder and 1996 graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is active in Native American ministries in Grand Canyon Presbytery and across the denomination and serves Central Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona. A member of the Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church, Martha has spoken at General Assembly, PW’s Churchwide Gathering, and the national Evangelism Conference.
About the Artist
Lee Porter tells stories through her art. Beginning with a Bible story or a social justice issue like homelessness, Lee develops images that she translates into fabric art. She has a degree in art history from Smith College and a master of theological studies degree from Wesley Seminary, Washington, D.C. She has had one-person shows at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City; and The Dadian Gallery, Wesley Seminary. Her work is part of individual and institutional collections including those of The Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, D.C., and World Hope International, Arlington, Virginia. She lives in Washington, D.C.