In this five-session video Bible study (study guide sold separately), Will Graham, the grandson of renowned preacher Billy Graham, shares stories and teachings from his life about what it means to be redeemed in Christ—to experience God's love and have a hope that transcends the daily struggles of this world. As Will has traveled the globe to share the good news of Christ, he has seen many "longing souls" from every background and walk of life. Yet regardless of whether he has spoken to people in the affluent cities or in the back alleys of third-world nations, a common trait has stood out: people are desperate for hope and goodness.
Deep inside our souls, we are all hungering for something, though we may not know what it is. Some of us try to satisfy that hunger by throwing ourselves into relationships, jobs, or hobbies. Some try to fill the hunger by engaging in destructive vices. Others try to fill the hunger by pursuing good deeds, positive social work, mentoring, or donating money to worthy causes. But as the psalmist writes, only God "satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness" (Psalm 107:9 nkjv).
The apostle Paul wrote, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," but because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we have "been justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ" (Romans 3:23–24 nkjv). When we accept God's salvation, he sends the Holy Spirit to reside in our hearts and satisfies the longing we have in our souls. As we experience this redemption and begin to walk in God's ways, we find that he leads us to new places in our lives:
- A New Understanding of God's Love
- A New Sense of Freedom from the Past
- A New Heart and Character
- A New Outlook on Difficulties
- A New Longing to Share Christ with Others
Redeemed will inspire and challenge group members to let go of their past, embrace the new future God has for them, surrender to the work he wants to do in their lives, confront their trials with prayer, and open their eyes to see the eternal needs of those around them in their world.
Designed for use with the Redeemed Study Guide (sold separately).