God’s Presence in Performance

by William D. Shiell

Ezekiel Teaching Guide
Paperback | 192 pages
Retail Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-57312-755-4

Ezekiel Study Guide
Paperback | 126 pages
Retail Price: $6.00
ISBN: 978-1-57312-756-1

Brief Description

Ezekiel: God’s Presence in Performance is a four-session Bible study for individuals and groups. The study guide interprets the book of Ezekiel as a four-act drama to be told to adult, children, and youth groups living out their faith in a strange, new place. The book encourages congregations to listen to God’s call, accept where God has planted them, surrender the shame of their past, receive a new heart from God, and to allow God to breathe new life into them. As they do, God shows them a vision of another place that God builds called “The Lord is There.” This vision inspires them to rehearse the kind of life they will have in this new place that God is building. Instead of viewing Ezekiel as an interpreter of today’s world events, this study guide challenges readers to take Ezekiel’s vision of God’s presence into their daily lives and perform it to their community.

About the Authors

William D. Shiell is the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Florida, and has pastored three churches in Tennessee and Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University (Ph.D. in Religion Biblical Studies, 2003; M.Div., 1997) and Samford University (1994). He is the proclamation editor for Christian Reflection. Dr. Shiell and his wife, Kelly, have two sons, Parker and Drake.


Annual Bible Study Resources

Ezekiel Teaching Guide

This Teaching Guide for the Smyth & Helwys Annual Bible Study on Ezekiel includes teaching options, suggested worship and sermon outlines, and approaches to leading discussions and group study. The study also includes relevant lesson plans for including children and youth in a congregational study of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel Study Guide

The Study Guide for the Smyth & Helwys Annual Bible Study on Ezekiel serves three purposes: to educate the learner on major issues of appropriate interpretation, to offer an overview of theological themes, and to build the learner’s Bible study skills by reviewing significant interpretations.


Annual Bible Study Bundles

ABS Ezekiel Study Guide Bundle
Includes 10 copies of the Ezekiel ABS Study Guide
Retail Price: $60.00 • Online Price: $37.50
ABS Ezekiel Teacher’s Bundle
Includes (1) Ezekiel ABS Study Guide, (1) Ezekiel ABS Teaching Guide, (1) Reading Ezekiel: A Literary and Theological Commentary by Marvin A. Sweeney, (1) Ezekiel: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary by Margaret S. Odell
Retail Price: $102.00 • Online Price: $92.00

Table of Contents

Interpreting Ezekiel as Performance
Act 1
The Warning Sentinel (Ezekiel 3:16-5:17)
Act 2
Perform the Message (Ezekiel 17:1-18:32)
Act 3
Shepherd the People (Ezekiel 34)
Act 4
Remember God’s Presence (Ezekiel 37)

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