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Strong and Weak Bible Study

IVP Signature Bible Studies

by Andy Crouch
With Jan Johnson

Strong and Weak Bible Study
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Published: November 22, 2022
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 4713
  • ISBN: 9780830847136

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Throughout the Bible, we see that God entrusts each of us with authority as his image bearers, even as we remain vulnerable to loss and pain. To truly flourish, Andy Crouch argues, we must follow the way of Jesus. He perfectly blended authority and vulnerability and used his power for the liberation of others.

In these six easy-to-use studies written by spiritual formation author Jan Johnson, you will encounter what Scripture says about power, vulnerability, humble leadership, and flourishing communities.

As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths found in classic books. Each session features quotations from Strong and Weak matched with Scripture passages, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to connect the text to their own lives. A leader's guide and list of suggested resources are also included.

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Getting the Most Out of Strong and Weak Bible Study
Introduction: To Be Fully Alive and Flourishing

1. Authority as God's Image Bearers: Psalm 8:1-9
2. From Suffering to Authority: Luke 8:26-39
3. From Withdrawing to Flourishing: John 20:19-29
4. From Exploitation to Vulnerability: Luke 19:1-9
A Different Kind of Vulnerability
5. True Vulnerability: Philippians 2:3-11
6. Firmness and Warmth: Ephesians 4:11-16, 25-29

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Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch (MDiv, Boston University School of Theology) is partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, and he is the author of The Tech-Wise FamilyStrong and WeakPlaying God, and Culture Making. Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including serving as executive editor from 2012 to 2016. He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.