Dynamic encounters with God's Word, community-building opportunities, and life-changing applications are built into every session of the New Community small group Bible study guides. Challenging questions to answer during the week encourage you to reflect on Scripture and its impact on your life, both as an individual and as part of a community of Christ followers. The group time will then focus on applying the lessons to knowing, loving, serving and celebrating each other. If your mind is ready to be expanded, your heart hungering to be touched, and your life ripe for growth, pull up a chair and dig into the lessons of Jesus captured in Luke. 6 Sessions with Leader's Notes
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Willow Creek Resources Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310280567 ISBN-13: 9780310280569 Availability: In Stock Series:New Community
During the last hours of his life, Jesus climbed a hill called Golgotha. It was the place where common criminals were executed. The lamb of God was forced to carry his own cross up his final hill. Jesus knows what an overwhelming incline feels like. He pressed on and became our model of faith that endures even in the most trying of times. Jesus uphill victory led to our salvation and hope. As we watch Jesus in the passion narratives we see the best hill-climber ever. We discover practices that can be engrafted into our lives as a source of spiritual fuel to help us when we face the steep inclines of life. We all love those seasons when things go well, the wind is at our back, and sailing is smooth. But, as we follow Jesus we know there will be challenging times. In these up-hill moments we meet him in fresh ways and discover what it means to be his follower.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Leadership Axioms, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, and Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac.
Kevin G. Harney (kevingharney.com) serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He is the author of many books and studies, including Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Seismic Shifts, and Reckless Faith.
Sherry Harney (sherryharney.com) has served as a childrens ministry director and a womens ministry director, and is the author of more than sixty small-group Bible studies. One of her greatest passions is investing in the next generation of women in the church.