Discover the Life-Changing Relevance of the Old Testament. This dynamic program takes your church on an eye-opening, heart-searching journey through Scripture on three interlocking levels: Whole congregationThe major themes of the Old Testament snap into focus during 32 weeks of creative and powerful messages that take your entire congregation through the Old Testament. Small groupsTruths taught in corporate worship get reinforced through discussion and relationship. Small groups dig deeper into God's Word and apply it to their daily lives. IndividualThe Scriptures get up-close-and-personal as each participant takes a life-transforming journey through the first two-thirds of the Bible using the Taking the Old Testament Challenge individual reading guide. This threefold approach will drive the truths of Scripture deep into the heart and life of each participant, with applications designed to turn lessons into lifestyles and principles into practice. Developing a Heart for God: Life-Changing Lessons from the Wisdom Books There are some things in this life that always seem to be in high demand but short supply. Wisdom is one of them. In our fast-paced world of sound bites and canned answers, we need a source of deep wisdom that does not change with each new fad and trend. The Wisdom Books of the Bible offer rivers of truth that will refresh thirsting hearts and souls. These eight interweaving messages, small group studies, and personal study assignments search the Wisdom Books and reveal God's insight and perspective on real life issues ranging from the heights of romance to the depths of suffering and everything in-between. Volume three of Old Testament Challenge educates through action, not just words. It's an exciting new approach for helping the people in your church move closer to God and each other. Old Testament Challenge Volume 3 kit includes: *Teaching Guide with materials for 8 OTC messages *8 messages by John Ortberg and others on audio CD *DVD and VHS video (use either format) presenting an OTC 'vision-casting' message by John Ortberg and 4 creative video elements for use during OTC messages *Discussion Guide with 8 lessons for small groups that follow the OTC sermons *CD-ROM that includes 8 Power Point presentations to use with each OTC message, 10 FAQ resources for the third 10 weeks of the OTC reading on CD-ROM, and 'Are you an Old Testament Expert?' Interactive game. All materials except audio CD sermons by John Ortberg and others also sold separately. Other OTC resources available for purchase: *Taking the Old Testament Challenge reading guide with a 40-week (and optional 32-week) reading plan *Implementation Guide for launching Old Testament Challenge in your church Other Old Testament Challenge kits 1Creating a New Community: Life-Changing Stories from the Pentateuch (9 Sessions) 2Stepping Out in Faith: Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel (7 Sessions) 4Pursuing Spiritual Authenticity: Life-Changing Words from the Prophets (8 Sessions)
About the Author
John Ortberg is a pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; The Life You've Always Wanted; and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. He and his wife Nancy, have three children.