Called

Hearing and Responding to God's Voice ​

Susan Robb

God calls us to a life that we could never imagine on our own.

Samuel, Esther, Jonah…they all lived pretty ordinary lives…until they didn’t. In Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice, author Susan Robb shows us how God interrupts the lives of ordinary men and women, calling and empowering them to lives of service they never would have imagined on their own. And she shows us that the same God who called six of the Bible’s most iconic characters calls us, too, to bring hope and transformation to the world. Discover how to hear and respond to the unique call God is placing on your life.

Throughout the Bible, God interrupts the lives of ordinary men and women, calling and empowering them to lives of service they never could have imagined on their own!

Discover how to hear and respond to the unique call God is placing on your life through the stories of ordinary people found in the Bible. Called will examine the lives of the Abraham, Samuel, Esther and Mary Magdalene, Jonah, and the beloved disciple.

The same God that called these unlikely characters calls you, too, to bring hope and transformation to the world.

This study will be available on the app
in August, 2024.

About the Author

Rev. Susan Robb

Susan Robb is the Senior Associate Minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, where she has been part of the church staff for 17 years. God’s call to ministry led her to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with an award in Homiletics. Susan’s area of expertise lies in writing and teaching Bible studies, and exploring the idea of listening to and responding to God’s call.

What's included?

This version of Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice contains all content from the book, leader guide, and DVD, in a digital format. All content is accessible via the state-of-the-art BeADisciple Study App, entirely accessible on your smart phone, tablet, or computer. You won’t have any physical study materials to keep track of!

The six-session study features Susan Robb guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All videos sessions have transcript available.

The content contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions.

Session overviews:

In Session 1, Susan Robb discusses how we often feel unworthy for God’s call. She uses the story of Abraham and Sarah to illustrate how God’s call is in everyone’s life.

In Session 2, Susan Robb talks about God’s call in the life of Samuel. She then goes on to explore how we should always listen for God’s call in our own lives and the importance of surrounding ourselves with others who can help us hear that call.

In Session 3, Susan Robb tells the story of Esther and Mordecai. She discusses how, like Esther, we are often called to address particular issues in the present day of our lives. God calls us to speak into these issues even if doing so is uncomfortable.

In Session 4, Susan tells the story of Jonah and illustrates what it is like to feel reluctant to accept God’s call. She goes on to tell how we can often feel reluctant to accept that God’s forgiveness and love are for all in God’s creation.

In Session 5, Susan discusses the story of Mary Magdalene. She uses the story to illustrate how we often find God through service and through other people.

In Session 6, Susan Robb talks about the beloved disciple at the last supper. She uses the story of the beloved disciple’s relationship with Jesus to show us that we are all called to be a part of the family of God.

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