Rock. Warrior. Peacemaker. Builder. Husband. Potter. In each of the 10 studies in this study guide, Dale and Sandy Larsen show you another aspect of your powerful and peaceful Lord. May God lead you to know him better through these inspired word portraits.
Getting the Most Out of Images of Christ
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
What is the significance of the fact that Christ calls himself both the gate for the sheepfold and the shepherd who leads his sheep through the gate?
Lamb of God
It is easy to find comfort in the image of Jesus as the innocent, gentle Lamb of God. How does this passage challenge such a view?
Verse 6 highlights two great truths: we have all strayed, and the Lord has put our sins onto his servant. How have you experienced the reality of both parts of verse 6?
Isaiah described the coming Messiah as a shoot who would arise from the stump of Jesse and who would develop into a fruit-bearing branch. What revolutionary changes will the Branch bring about? When has God brought about changes in your life that were beyond anything you had wished or prayed for?
Jesus called himself the "true vine." What are some false "vines" from which people try to draw energy and purpose?
Light of the World
When have you especially sensed the difference between the light of Christ and the darkness of the world?
Where do you struggle to trust your divine bridegroom's love and care for you?
Head of the Church
To what false "heads" does the body of Christ try to attach itself, and with what results?
Bread of Life
In what ways do you think you expend yourself for "the food that spoils" rather than feeding on Christ?
How do you respond to the idea that you are part of a spiritual house made up of living stones?
1 Peter 2:4-8
Total number of pages—63 pages
Dale and Sandy Larsen are writers living in Greenville, Illinois. They have written more than thirty books and Bible studies including the LifeGuide® Bible StudiesCouples of the Old Testament, Faith, Growing Older & Wiser, Hosea, Images of God andImages of the Spirit.