The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide

The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide

by Philip Yancey, Sheryl Moon
     
 

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Get ready to encounter the Jesus You Never Knew! Discover for Yourself Why No One Who Meets Him Ever Stays the Same! Welcome to a journey that will challenge you--and change you. A journey that will expand--and very likely redefine--your understanding of the person, teachings, and life of Jesus Christ. One that will lead you beyond familiar images of Christ to

Overview

Get ready to encounter the Jesus You Never Knew! Discover for Yourself Why No One Who Meets Him Ever Stays the Same! Welcome to a journey that will challenge you--and change you. A journey that will expand--and very likely redefine--your understanding of the person, teachings, and life of Jesus Christ. One that will lead you beyond familiar images of Christ to discover Jesus as you've never known him: radical, compelling, compassionate, bold, incisive, and ultimately satisfying. This Participant's Guide is your ticket to transformative insights, invigorating discussions, and personal applications as you travel through the 14 sessions of the Jesus I Never Knew curriculum. Prepare yourself for life-changing encounters with the Jesus of the Gospels. . .and discoveries as refreshing, unpredictable, and exciting as the person you're about to meet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310224334
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/20/1998
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(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 serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com

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