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The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide
     

The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide

by Philip Yancey
 

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Based on Philip Yancey's Gold Medallion Book of the Year on the life of Christ, The Jesus I Never Knew is a six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) in which Yancey uses film portraits of Jesus and contrasts them with the Jesus of the Bible.

The Jesus I Never Knew gives you fresh, uncluttered perspectives on

Overview

Based on Philip Yancey's Gold Medallion Book of the Year on the life of Christ, The Jesus I Never Knew is a six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) in which Yancey uses film portraits of Jesus and contrasts them with the Jesus of the Bible.

The Jesus I Never Knew gives you fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure—his radical claims, his challenging teachings, and his effect on others . . . including you.

This remarkable experience will spark discussion, interaction, application, and growth. Together, you'll share life-changing discoveries about God, the Bible, and yourself. Best of all, you'll come face-to-face with the most compelling, creative, challenging, fearless, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying person anyone can know: Jesus Christ.

This guide is filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will help you discover the Jesus you never knew.

Sessions include:

  1. The Jesus We Thought We Knew
  2. The Teachings of Jesus
  3. The Revolutionary Grace of Jesus The Miracles of Jesus
  4. The Death of Jesus
  5. The Resurrection, Ascension and Ongoing Presence of Jesus

Designed for use with the Jesus I Never Knew Video Study (sold separately).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310275305
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Groupware Small Group Edition Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,302,239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Session One:

The Jesus I Thought I Knew

Questions To Consider

• How do I perceive Jesus?

• Who is Philip Yancey, and how can films help me to see Jesus in a new way?

• What is my answer to the question, "Who is this man, Jesus?"

The Twentieth-Century View of Jesus

What one word would a church member choose to describe Jesus?

How would one of your neighbors or one of your coworkers describe Jesus?

In your mind's eye, what did Jesus look like? Tall? Short? Handsome? Curly hair or straight? Did he have a dark or light complexion? Where did you get this picture of him (films, paintings, books, Sunday school)? Can you describe specific images from the past?

Video Notes

Philip Yancey

As you watch the following scenes from these three films, think of one adjective or impression that describes your reactions or feelings. If you need some help, use the questions below as a guide.

Kings of Kings

Is this like the image of Jesus you had growing up?

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Do you find anything disturbing about Pasolini's Jesus?

Son of Man

Can you imagine Jesus being overweight?

Can you imagine Jesus ever saying, "Shut up!"?

Personal Reflection

In the first column the various stages of your life are listed for you. For each stage think of the major people and events that influenced you. Record your responses in column 2. In column 3 jot down how you related to or experienced Christ at that time.

Stage of Life - Major Influence - My Experience / Thoughts/Relationship

Childhood

Teen Years

College Days

Adult Life

Facts About Jesus

• The birth of Jesus ________________ history.

•______-__________ of all people on earth claim to be Christians.

• The name of Jesus has become __________________________, even used as a _______________ _________.

The perceptions we have of Jesus have been muddied by:

• _____________________________

• _____________________________

• _____________________________

And yet, the question remains, "___________ _________ __________ ______________?"

Bible Study

1. Read Mark 6: 1 - 6. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?

2. Do you think people today have any clearer picture of who Jesus is than did the people in his day? How do you think Jesus feels about the confusing portrait presented in today's church or by some individuals?

3. What impact do you think this type of study may have on your perceptions of who Jesus is? What do you hope might happen in this study as you take a new look at Jesus?

4. What scares you most about getting to know the real Jesus?

Summary

In this session we:

• Looked at the various ways people perceive Jesus.

• Were introduced to Philip Yancey and the film approach used throughout this course.

• Learned that the bottom line is for each of us to answer the question, "Who is this man, Jesus?"

Meet the Author

Philip Yancey es periodista, autor de varios exitos de libreria y conferencista. Sus mas de veinte libros son conocidos por su honestidad, profundas busquedas en torno a la fe cristiana, especialmente en lo que concierne a interrogantes y dilemas personales. Millones de avidos lectores lo consideran como un companero confiable en la busqueda de una fe que importe. Philip y su esposa Janet viven en Colorado.

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