This book is for anyone willing to gather in a coffee shop or sports barwherever friends can talk openly about issues that make a difference. In that setting we can take the writings of people who were with Jesusate meals beside him, trekked the dusty roads in his shadow, watched him live and dieand get a peek at the real man. This book is NOT for those who have answered all of life's questions or hope to change someone else's mind. But it's probably for you. So pull up a stool, grab your favorite drink, and look again (or for the first time) at this man Jesus.
About the Author
Daryl Smith is team leader of The Orlando Fellowshipan incarnational, missional-ministry communityand associate professor of Mentored Ministry and Christian Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida Dunnam Campus. He is the author of More Than a Great Wedding: Creating Healthy Communities Where Relationships Thrive (2009) and the creator of many other discipling resources, including the forthcoming The Radical Jesus Way.
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Group 1
Session 1 An Amazing Birth: (Luke 1:26-35; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12) 3
Session 2 Discovering His Identity: (Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 4:1-11) 9
Session 3 In the Party Scene: (John 2:1-11; Mark 2:15-17; John 10:10) 14
Session 4 Fixing Brokenness: (Mark 1:40-45; John 8:1-11) 19
Session 5 Power Turned Upside Down: (Matthew 20:20-28; John 13:1-17) 25
Session 6 Facing Death Straight On: (Mark 14:32-36, 41-42; Luke 22:47-51; Mark 14:53-59; Mark 15:1-15; Matt. 27:27-31; Mark 15:22-39; Matt. 27:57-61) 32
Session 7 Resurrected!: (Luke 24:1-12) 40
Session 8 The Call to an Impossible Mission: (Matthew 4:18-22; Acts 1:1-11; Acts 2:1-21) 45
We Serve Together 53
Group Leader Notes 55