From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating A Godly Legacy
published by CrossBooks Publishers – a Division of Lifeway. 2010
From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest:
Creating a Godly Legacy
Week 1—Creating a Godly Legacy
· Day 5—Back to Basics
Week 2—Legacy Building Block One: Faith
Week 3—Another Component of Faith:
Week 4— Legacy Building Block Two:
When Character Was King
Week 5— Legacy Building Block Three:
The Pursuit of Holiness
Week 6—Trash Pile to Treasure Chest:
Legacies to Consider
A LEADER GUIDE for this study is available through this website. It is free of charge to groups purchasing their study books through Leah. For groups who purchase their books through online or retail outlets, the price of the leader guide is $3. Please contact Leah or make note in the special instructions section of Pay Pal when you order the study books if you are interested in purchasing the LEADER GUIDE.
LEGACY STUDY VIDEO
Leah’s hallmark message on Legacy is now available as a DVD for use in small group settings. It is perfect addition for Day One of your small group time. In the video Leah provides an overview of the Legacy Bible study and challenges the student to dive wholeheartedly into the study.
To order go to the Ordering area on the right sidebar of this webpage. The DVD is located in the Accessories area and costs $9.
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For a review on the study from More To Be founder Lisa Pulliam click here.
I just wanted to tell you how God orchestrated for our group to do your study at this time. Two Thursdays ago from tonight was our first meeting. We sat and talked about leaving a legacy. We discussed what we would want people to say standing at our tombstones. Then on the way home, I got a call that our Sunday school teacher of 11 years (and close friend) had died. This Bible study group is made up of the ladies of our class.
I can’t tell you how many of them have come to me and said, ‘What a God thing that we are doing this study.” Only God could have orchestrated something like this. Our teacher, Shawn, was only 44 and leaves behind his wife, Valerie, and two children ages 9 and 11. He had a heart attack while away on business. We have been in shock for two weeks. But that death has made this study all the more poignant and powerful.
We were shocked at Shawn’s death, but God wasn’t. The amazing thing to me is that while you were writing this study, God knew then how it would minister to the ladies in our class – how timely it would be. He continually amazes me.
I just wanted to let you know how the study has been ministering to our broken and heavy hearts. Thank you for allowing God to speak in and through you.
Carol Hatcher , Bible study leader Buford, GA
I am absolutely passionate about woman’s Bible study. As my Tuesday night group completed From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating a Godly Legacy, we were deeply moved as we realized that in 6 powerful weeks we now understood what it means to leave a ‘Godly legacy’. I am humbled beyond words to have the opportunity to leave such a legacy for my precious loved ones.
In From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating a Godly Legacy, Leah leaves no stone unturned about what Scripture desires for us as women to embrace and live out in our daily lives. Obedience or disobedience, holiness or unholiness…that is our choice. In this study you will learn which path you are on. May the sweet Lord, Jesus bless your journey as you study From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating a Godly Legacy. Joy Kight, Ladies Bible study leader, FBC Blairsville; Former Women’s Ministry Director, Amelia Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL
1. Leaving a legacy is something every human can relate to.
2. The amount of scripture included; too often, bible studies are more narrative in nature and less scriptural. There is definitely something to be said for personal experience and opinions. Your own (personal experience/opinions) balanced with the amount of scriptural references in the Legacy study was perfect. I really liked how you challenge the reader to look up verses on their own.
3. I’m really busy and don’t always have, or make, time for much outside of a daily Bible reading. I found that with your study, even though I may not have sat down at that very moment and did an actual quiet time, a lot of the content stayed with me throughout the day and I periodically pondered scripture, challenges and lessons presented in the studies. I think the sheer fact that you added quiet time to the study kept it a lasting thought in my mind through the course of the day.
It is evident that God has touched your life and walked you through writing such a valuable lesson for myself and many other young women. Thanks for sharing.
The ladies at New Holland Baptist enjoyed the study very much.
To end the study, I had three of our ladies to get up and share their testimony and legacy with our group. It was a great time of sharing. I love the way women can get together and share and laugh and cry with one another and whatever is said is okay. You can know someone for years and not know some of the things that are shared during a study such as this. I am simply blown away that God can make beauty from ashes and lift our heads in glorious victory no matter what trash pile we’ve dug around in!
Thank you for being willing to walk in obedience and allow God to use you to pen the words for this study to help us in our legacy journeys!
Janice Smallwood, Bible study leader at New Holland Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA
This has been a most meaningful study to me. It has challenged me and encouraged me. Even given me a confidence in my love for JESUS that I did not expect. Thank you is hardly enough to express my gratitude to our LORD and to you. Leah, I got answers about me that I have so needed. For the first time that I can remember got my ‘emotions’ around a verse of Scripture that will impact me from here to eternity and it was in your study that it came. I do not take that lightly. Thank you, Leah.
“Leah, I am your 95 year old student. I guess it is true that we are never too old to learn. Until this study I had not thought about my leaving a legacy, or of having one left to me. I can see how blessed I have been by those of my family and friends. I pray my life will be a blessing to those who come after me and I will be remembered as one who loved the Lord, my family and friends.” Emma Ruth,90’s
“This is a wonderful, eye-opening study, firmly based on Scripture. Being asked to write our own story really wrapped up all we learned. Thank you and your friends for candidly sharing your stories. Each one was beautifully painted with God’s faithfulness.” Becky, 50’s or 60’s
“[The Legacy study]…has been my first as I am a new Christian since May 24, 2011. I must say that ‘Godly Legacy’ has had a major impact on me and has shed yet another new light onto my life. The legacy stories shared in your book are awesome and touching and have shown me the importance of leaving my own legacy based on faith, character, and holiness.” Marilyn, 50’s or 60’s
“Awesome–the entire study!!!! I am 66 years old, and I’m embarrassed to say it, I gave little thought to my legacy even though I had been weaving my legacy for years. Your study brought deep thought and a thorough soul searching in my life for these six week.” Linda, 60’s
” [The Legacy study}… was a well written, God inspired Bible study. It made me really think about what type of legacy I am leaving behind. The daily homework had humor, was easy to do, yet made me really think about my legacy. Week Four really stepped on my toes because my tongue gets me in trouble.”
“I wish this book had been available when I was younger. I can’t help but think what a blessing it would be if my granddaughters could have participated in this Bible study.” Peggy, 50’s or 60’s
“The testimonies (in the study) by Leah and others were not sugar coated, but brutally honest. Many times we are able to see the sin of others, but have a hard time acknowledging our own. Yet, Leah placed us, through this study, in a position which allowed us to see ourself as God sees us and it ‘ain’t purty’. I found the lessons interesting enough that I did not want to stop at the end of the day’s lesson, but wanted to continue. The self examination did not stop at the end of the lesson, since I found myself thinking and praying about how my actions reflected my legacy.”