Help those who are just beginning their discipleship journey become established in their faith through this one-year plan.
| posted 9/07/2010
Advent: A Savior for All People: The new believer is going to understand Christmas for the first time. Use this 4-session study to help focus on Christ this Christmas. We learn from Zechariah and Elizabeth how to prepare our hearts to receive all that God has for us. Mary teaches us about the true meaning of Christmas. We learn how to prioritize our Christmas from the shepherds. And Simeon and Anna teach us how to respond to the best gift of all time.
The Nativity Story Movie Discussion Guide: Take a break in the middle of this discipleship journey to watch The Nativity Story movie. The film offers contrasting pictures of those who trust in God and those who don't, presents various images of the journey of faith, and reveals God's faithfulness in keeping his promises to his people. This discussion guide will help you connect with the Nativity story by reflecting on the miraculous events of God's incarnation and the powerful models of faith for us today.
Bill Hybels on the God You Are Seeking: Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and an evangelist at heart, is known for his relevant and insightful Bible-based teaching. In this 5-session course, Hybels reveals essential truths about seemingly simple attributes of God. This course will help you understand that God protects, listens, understands, and saves.
Gospel of John: Knowing Jesus: This basic 10-session study on the Gospel of John identifies the seven names and titles of Jesus that reveal him as the eternal God who came to transform us. This study demonstrates how Jesus continually looked beyond the superficial to the real issue. He is our Good Shepherd, Messiah, King, and the Vine, who gives us life. He is our Bridegroom who wants us to share in his glory, and he paid for our sins, conquered death, and gave us the privilege of continuing his mission to the world.
The Gospel of John Movie Discussion Guide: Time for another movie! The Gospel of John is a word-for-word adaptation of the fourth gospel from the Good News translation. The movie represents an eyewitness account of the life, ministry, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as told by his beloved disciple John. This study guide will help you discuss the major themes portrayed in the movie: What did Jesus teach? How did he interact with other people? What did he command people to do? What was Jesus like as a person? How was he glorified by God?
Matthew: The Passion Week: This 6-session study looks at the last week of Jesus' life—the Passion, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection—recorded at the end of the Gospel of Matthew. The events in chapter 26 all take place on Saturday through Thursday. Chapter 27 takes place on what we call Good Friday. Chapter 28 chronicles Easter Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. This study will investigate the deity, majesty, and royalty of Jesus. It demonstrates that he is more than a man or a good teacher—he is able to conquer death and is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.