Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide

Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 682

Many Christians believe that their future in heaven is all that really matters, but that's not what the Bible teaches. Premier Bible scholar Wright goes inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for how people live their lives today as believers.

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 104

Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its impact on your life today. Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring sessions, premiere biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. Filled with discussion questions, thoughts for reflection, and ideas for personal application, this study guide will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as What is heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? Surprised by Hope provides a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. This study provides individual and group activities, additional background material, and between-session personal studies that will enhance your experience of the video sessions. Sessions include: Hope for the World The Hope of the Resurrection The Hope of Heaven The Hope of Jesus’ Second Coming The Hope of Salvation The Hope of the Church Designed for use with the Surprised by Hope Video Study (sold separately).

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide with DVD

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 292

Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. Through this small group bible study,Surprised by Hope, premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for your life today. Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring DVD sessions, premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. This DVD will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as What is heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? This DVD is designed for use with the companion Surprised by Hope Participant Guide (both are included in this pack).Surprised by Hope provides a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. Sessions include: 1. Hope for the World 2. The Hope of the Resurrection 3. The Hope of Heaven 4. The Hope of Jesus' Second Coming 5. The Hope of Salvation 6. The Hope of the Church

The Story of Heaven Study Guide

Exploring the Hope and Promise of Eternity

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 577

The Story of Heaven small group video Bible study is a three-week exploration into the hope and promise of Heaven, adapted from God’s Story, Your Story and The Story Adult Curriculum. Pulled straight from the pages of the Bible, this study provides individuals and groups of all sizes the opportunity to learn, discuss, and apply biblical teaching about heaven to their everyday lives. This Participant's Guide (DVD/digital video sold separately) will open your eyes to the glorious finale of God's masterfully-told story. Discover the heart of God's Story and the joy that comes as you align your story with God's. Max Lucado and Randy Frazee offer a hope-filled perspective of heaven, showing groups: The power of the words "Christ has risen" and the hope that they provide How Jesus promises this same type of resurrection to those who follow Him The promise of new bodies without sickness and without the struggles of the flesh A picture of what the kingdom of God will be like from the book of Revelation How we can participate in God's ultimate story How Jesus will return to earth and live with us in a new earth forever Sessions include: Exit Strategy (Lucado) Heavenly Graduation (Lucado) The End of Time (Frazee) Designed for use with The Story of Heaven Video Study 9780310820284 (sold separately).

Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go To Heaven?

With contributions by Timothy Keller, R. Albert Mohler Jr., J. I. Packer, and Robert Yarbrough. General editors Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson.

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 173

Both outside and inside of the church, many people today are increasingly uncomfortable with hell. They wonder: How could it be fair to punish anyone for eternity? Will Jesus really condemn millions simply for not believing the right things about him? Isn’t God a God of love, not vengeance? The top-notch contributors to Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? tackle these and other questions with an even-handed survey of the Bible’s teaching on this difficult subject. Together, they present a careful case for upholding hell, showing that it remains central to a right understanding of God, the gospel, humanity, and God’s purposes for the world. Useful for group discussion or individual study, Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? provides an accessible introduction to the historic Christian doctrine of hell.

Revelation and the End Times Participant's Guide

Unraveling Gods Message of Hope

Author: Ben Witherington, III

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 752

The Bible contains passages of great beauty and comfort and some that may strike you as bizarre, bewildering, or even frightening. The Book of Revelation is filled with this rich and perplexing symbolism, yet its message is one of hope for all Christians. Revelation and the End Times unravels God’s message for our time. With his rich knowledge of and provocative insights into the New Testament, Ben Witherington will guide you into a deeper understanding of the truths found within Revelation's often mysterious text, so that you can feel more secure in your faith.

The Bible Jesus Read

An Eight Session Exploration of the Old Testament

Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 652

An eight session curriculum to study the book by the same title. Includes eight 12 minute video clips. Explores the Old Testament.

Between a Rock and a Grace Place Participant's Guide

Divine Surprises in the Tight Spots of Life

Author: Carol Kent

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 282

In this six-session video-based small group Bible study, bestselling author Carol Kent gives proof that you can experience grace and joy during even the lowest moments of your life. This Participant’s Guide helps you decide where you stand when you are caught between a rock and a hard place: Will you place yourself in a posture of humility and complete dependence on God, or will you just “try harder” and stumble over what could be a transforming encounter with grace? Carol Kent and her husband, Gene, are living what some would call a heartbreaking life—their son, Jason, a young man who initially had so much promise, is now living out a life sentence for murder in a maximum security prison. All their appeals have been exhausted. But despite their hopeless situation, the Kent’s live a life full of grace. With hope, joy, and a sense of humor, Carol helps you find God’s “grace places” in the midst of your worst moments. This Participant Guide provides individual and group activities, additional background material, and between-session personal studies that will enhance your experience of the video sessions. Sessions include: Grace in the Hardest of Places – Surprised by Faith Angels in Disguise – Surprised by Mercy Longing for a Better Me – Surprised by Contentment The Secret Power of Gratitude – Surprised by Thanksgiving Why Do You Weep? – Surprised by Joy Dwelling in the Great Place – Surprised by Freedom Designed for use with the Between a Rock and a Grace Place Video Study (sold separately).

Putting Plan B Into Action Participant's Guide

Author: Pete Wilson

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 127

View: 434

You have a story. So does the guy sitting next to you at Starbucks, the lady in the car next to yours at the stoplight, your best friend, your boss. A story of plans that fizzled, people who let you down, or goals that came to nothing. A story of a time you had to turn to Plan B. So, what do you do with a shattered dream? Or an unmet expectation? How do you accept your Plan B when God doesn’t show up the way you thought he would? In his book Plan B, Pete Wilson showed how God often does His best work in our most hopeless situations. In this DVD-based study, Pete shows you how to take the ideas in the Plan B book and appy them to your life. With powerful real-life stories of disappointments and tragedy along with biblical stories and teaching, the Putting Plan B Into Action Participant's Guide will lead you and your small group through the process of discovering the Plan B for your life, accepting your story, and embracing it as your reality. This is your chance to share with and embrace a community of believers to begin a journey of real healing and change.

Mirror Image Participant's Guide

Author: John Ward

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 920

LIQUID is a DVD-based experience featuring five 10-minute episodes in each series, as well as a 112-page Reflection Guide with questions and leader's tips. Each episode introduces present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories, illustrating that God's Word is as true today as it was when it was written. With emotionally provoking videos, introspective questions and tips for leading a small group, LIQUID is the perfect experience for individual growth or small group study. These participant's guides are companions to the DVDs and are now available individually.