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Unfailing Power for Unlikely People
by Matt Chappell
Do you ever feel unqualified? Unlikely to do something truly great for God? Unknown and insufficient?
That is where all dark horses start.
A dark horse is an underdog—someone no one even knows about, let alone expects to succeed—who makes a surprising win.
Scripture is full of dark horse stories—from Gideon to David to Esther to Hezekiah. Actually, you may not be familiar with Hezekiah, but his is a truly remarkable dark horse story. In this study, we take a closer look at Hezekiah’s life and learn how God empowers unlikely people to make a significant difference for Him.
With humor, transparency, and helpfully specific applications, Matt Chappell challenges you to live your own dark horse story—to refuse to settle for mediocrity when you could be extraordinary.
(152 pages, paperback)
Teacher Resource Download: this resource provides suggestions for leading a study or a teen group through Dark Horse
As a Christian, I love to grow, learn, and get fresh insight about the lives of our heroes of faith. I’ve purchased different books to help me become responsible and more productive but they lack power to persuade me or have a long lasting effect on me. In this book, “Dark Horse” is very simple to accept and it does not have any “psychological” influence but it’s application is purely taken from the Bible, thus it became easy to accept and adopt its teachings. I have heard one or two preaching about the life of Hezekiah but not in great detail as it clearly explained in this book. So far, this book helped me to redefine real success, guided me to list down steps to achieve excellence in what I do and more importantly reminded me to keep humble and always give God all the honor and credit. I am a man that takes pride of my work, consequently, I take the credit as well. I was humbled to be reminded that I cannot influence God’s dealing with me based on my good works. He always have a pure intention in all aspect of my being. I found myself begging God while reading each page to forgive me from all the oversight I’ve made in my life.
Thank you, Pastor Matt for this blessing. I wake up fresh in the morning, knowing God is faithful on His promises and He wants me to excel for His glory. DD on Apr 10, 2018