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BIBLE STUDY: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — This Bible study appears in Baptist Press each week in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curriculum and additional resources for all age groups.

This week’s Bible study is adapted from the MasterWork curriculum.

Bible Passages: Psalm 113:5-7; Romans 12:3; Galatians 5:14; Micah 6:8

Discussion Question: What would your relationships be like if you used your possessions, abilities and status in life to help others succeed?

Food for Thought:

In 1996, Nancy Lublin received a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather, an immigrant from Eastern Europe who had come to America with nothing but the will to forge a better life. Nancy wanted to honor his memory, so she used that inheritance to help other people “blaze new beginnings too.” Dress for Success was born the following year. An international nonprofit organization that offers services to help disadvantaged women find jobs and remain employed, Dress for Success provides professional attire, a support network and career development tools to their clients. Since its founding, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world.


We may not all have inheritance money or the ability to reach half a million people, but each of us has been endowed with gifts from our Savior to help others. Pray about how you can use one of your spiritual gifts to help just one person succeed.

MasterWork is an ongoing Bible study curriculum based on works from a variety of renowned authors and offers pertinent, practical messages that adults will find uplifting and enriching. The list of authors and their books to be studied in upcoming months can be found at LifeWay.com/MasterWork.

Other ongoing Bible study options for all ages offered by LifeWay can be found at LifeWay.com/SundaySchool.
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