Faith Lessons on the Early Church (Church Vol. 5) Participant's Guide: Conquering the Gates of Hell

Faith Lessons on the Early Church (Church Vol. 5) Participant's Guide: Conquering the Gates of Hell

by Ray Vander Laan, Judith Markham
     
 

Discover how the early Christian church, on fire with the message of Jesus, literally changed the world!

The Faith Lessons Groupware takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating—it's faith-inspiring and life-changing.

This valuable Participant's

Overview

Discover how the early Christian church, on fire with the message of Jesus, literally changed the world!

The Faith Lessons Groupware takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating—it's faith-inspiring and life-changing.

This valuable Participant's Guide carefully and plainly helps you turn the lessons you learn from the past into real-life applications that impact the way you live your faith. You'll find space for note-taking, topics for discussion, and questions for reflection, as well as maps, photos, sidebars, and other study tools to help you better grasp each faith lesson. You'll also find Action Points for translating each lesson into practical ways to make a unique, important difference in the world around you.

The carefully organized format makes it easy for you to gain tremendous benefits from the following sessions:

1. Caesarea Philippi—Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain
2. Sardis—The Salt of the Earth
3. Pergamum—Where Satan Lives
4. Ephesus—The Mark of the Beast
5. Laodicea—Hot or Cold

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310679691
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/15/2000
Series:
Faith Lessons Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
18 - 16 Years

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Faith Lessons on the Early Church (Church Vol. 5) Participant's Guide

Conquering the Gates of Hell
By Ray Vander Laan

Zondervan

Copyright © 2000 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-67969-9


Chapter One

SESSION ONE

Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain

Questions to Think About

1. Take a minute to list what you find to be the most difficult places or situations in which to minister in the world around you.

2. What factors make it difficult to share your faith in these places or situations?

Video Notes

Galilee-Jesus the Rabbi Builds a Community of Followers

Caesarea Philippi-Jesus Asks the All-Important Question

The Mount of Olives-Jesus Delivers His Final Message

Video Highlights

1. Note the region of Asia Minor on the map of the Roman Empire on page 16. Which characteristics of this area made it a seemingly unlikely place for Jewish disciples from Galilee to evangelize?

2. In what specific ways did Jesus the rabbi, through His personal relationship with His disciples, prepare them for their future ministry?

3. Why was it so important for the disciples-as Peter did in Caesarea Philippi-to affirm who Jesus was?

4. Why was it so important for the disciples to actually see Jesus ascend to heaven?

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Meet the Author

Ray Vander Laan is the founder of That the World May Know Ministries and creator of the Faith Lessons video series with Focus on the Family. An ordained minister, he holds the chair of biblical cultural studies as a religion instructor at Holland Christian Schools in Holland, Michigan. He and his wife, Esther, have four children and fifteen grandchildren. SPANISH BIO: Ray Vander Laan es el fundador del That the World May Know Ministries. Cuando no ensenando y investigando en Israel, ensena en Michigan del oeste a un escuela secundaria y un semanario.

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