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Imagine a World Without Easter

Imagine a World Without Easter

Imagine a World Without Easter – Bible Study Guide Download PDF “Imagine a World Without Easter” – 3 StudiesThree studies for groups, individuals, or 1:1, examining and reflecting on the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus.1.   Imagine a World Without Hope  ::  1 Peter 1:3 – 72.   Imagine a World Where Death Wins  ::  1 Corinthians 15:12 – 263.   Imagine a World Without Purpose ::  2 Corinthians 5:10 – 20Sample content from Study 2 in this Bible study guide:1 Corinthians 15:12 – 26.   Imagine a World Where Death Wins1.      What is the most memorable funeral of which you have been a part?What makes it stand out in your mind?2.     Shakespeare’s Hamlet observes “This fell sergeant, death, is strict in his arrest.” Do you feel that it’s only the unavoidability of death that makes it such a hated enemy?3.     Why do you think that we hope so strongly that…

Lessons for New Churches – 2nd Edition

Lessons for New Churches Bible Study Guide

Lessons for New Churches – 2nd Edition Download PDF 20 Bible studies for teams preparing to plant new churches.It would seem foolish to attempt to make a definitive list of those issues of theology and practice which must be considered in the planning phase of a new church and those which can be ignored.  Gathered here, however, are some of the key issues; those which should be considered before planting due to their foundational place in ministry and those which can easily distract Christians from ministry if they are over-looked.  At any rate, this is one perspective on a helpful way forward.This Second Edition concludes with 3 additional studies on aspects of evangelism from 1 Corinthians, reflecting the central importance of declaring the good news of Jesus through the life of a new church.Sample questions from this study guide:1.      Write a one sentence definition of “church.”  Share your definition with…

4 Comfortable Words

4 Comfortable Words Study Guide

4 Comfortable Words Download PDF “4 Comfortable Words” – 4 Studies in Cranmer’s Words of Gospel AssuranceSample from this study guide:Thomas Cranmer was Archbishop of Canterbury during the early tumultuous years of the English Reformation. A brilliant scholar and vastly well-read academic, Cranmer wrote the Book of Common Prayer (first published in 1549 and later revised) to lay down a form for services in churches in England. The BCP is filled with the words of Scripture; The Word of God accounts for more than half of the order for corporate worship.In the communion service, after God’s people have heard the words of assurance reminding them of the forgiveness of sin and rebellion through the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus, four brief passages of comfort and assurance are read out. These words offer comfort, not in the modern sense of ease and relaxation, but by stirring us up to press on in…

The Extravagant Promises of God

The Extravagant Promises of God Study Guide

The Extravagant Promises of God Download PDF 4 Studies in 4 Great PromisesSample Questions:Study 3.  In All Things God Works for Good.Romans 8:18 – 301. Can you recall a time when someone made a promise to you but then didn’t keep it?How did you feel?2.  What kind of goals have you set for yourself in your life?  Do you achieve the goals you set yourself?Read Romans 8:18 – 30 3.  What images or descriptions are used to picture sufferings and hardships in this section?4.  How much of Paul’s picture of the “groaning” of creation do you feel or know from your own experience?5.  Make a list of all the privileges and blessings for God’s people mentioned in this section?  6.  What is “the glory that will be revealed in us” (v 18)?7.   Paul speaks repeatedly of “hope” in verses 24 – 25. How is hope a characteristic of the Christian life?8.…