These six sessions on the parables & prophecy are designed to give you a solid understanding of what the psalms, proverbs, parables, epistles, and prophecy are all about. They are to be worked on together with your group, not on your own, so there is little homework. There are leader's note, icebreakers, extensive background and interpretive information, and group activities. From Willow Creek Resources, you will find these informative, challenging, and fun!
Some portions of the Bible appear mysterious and hard to understand. When we read prophecy, we wonder how it applies to us today. When we read a parable, several meanings may come to mind. How do we know which is correct? Poetry and proverbs may seem obscure. The letters to churches don't seem to connect to us. How do we read each of these types of Bible literature in a way that is both faithful to the text and authoritative for our lives? This guide points the way.
Bill Donahue (Ph.D., University of North Texas) is founder and lead strategist for The Communitas Network, which coaches and equips catalytic leaders to build transformational teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities. He also serves as an adjunct teacher at a number of seminaries, training both master's and doctoral students in church leadership and small group ministry. He previously served as executive director of small group ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA), where he developed leadership strategies and training events for over 2500 volunteers. He has also worked as an associate pastor in Texas and Pennsylvania, and at Proctor Gamble and PNC Financial Corporation. He is the author of and coauthor of and (all with Russ Robinson). With Greg Bowman he is the author of He has also written and the Jesus 101 small group study series (with Keri Wyatt Kent).
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