Participant's Guide   -     By: Matt Williams
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Zondervan / 2009 / Paperback

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With The Life of Jesus DVD and this participant's guide, you will explore the main events in Jesus' life to understand what made him extraordinary and to learn how to draw on his transforming power. 


Each DVD and participant's guide in the Deeper Connections Series contains six sessions led by a different teacher filmed in various settings. Taught and written by Bible professors, this unique DVD study series with participant's guides explores the historical background of the Bible, its text, and its application for your life today. This series is designed for small groups and Bible study classes.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310293014
ISBN-13: 9780310293019
Availability: In Stock
Series: Deeper Connections

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Publisher's Description

DVD 1: The Life of Jesus Do you ever feel dead---spiritually dead? Do you ever wonder, 'If Christianity is supposed to be so great and Jesus' life was so perfect, why is my life so messed up?' It is only when we drink deeply from the life of Jesus---understanding the main events of his life and teachings---that we can then be rescued. These studies (along with 'The Death of Jesus') invite us to see the behind-the-scenes truth of the main events of Jesus' life---so that his life can affect our lives...today...right where we live...in the midst of our weaknesses and failures. With maps and pictures, outlines, key scripture verses, discussion questions, plenty of room for note taking, and a personal five-day Bible study for each session, this participant's guide will help you get the most out of The Life of Jesus, both in your group and in applying what you learn to your life. TAKE A DEEPER LOOK The Deeper Connections series is unique. Unlike any other Bible study available, this visually stunning DVD series is written and taught by biblical experts---six professors with specialized areas of knowledge. Don't let the word deeper scare you. These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God's Word and apply it more faithfully and effectively. In fact, a full one-third of each study is centered on modern application of Jesus' life and teachings. Hosted by Margaret Feinberg, who introduces each session from Israel, and filmed in locations as diverse as the Rocky Mountains, the Arizona desert, downtown Chicago, and Little Rock, Arkansas, each volume consists of six fascinating sessions. Each session is taught by a different teacher and emphasizes three components: 1. Historical and cultural background 2. An engaging, close look at the biblical text and its meaning 3. Accurate, encouraging, and challenging applications of the Bible's message to life today Are you seeking more from your Bible study? With three hours of teaching per DVD by Bible professors who know how to communicate the world of the biblical text to today's world, 'Deeper Connections' will provide the depth for which you have been looking. Through alternating sections of teaching and group discussion or individual reflection, this Bible Study series will allow you to make DEEPER CONNECTIONS with three main areas: 1. Historical Background: Jewish, Old Testament, historical, social, and cultural backgrounds, along with New Testament parallels, will be examined in order to bring out the full and deeper meaning of the biblical text. 2. Biblical Text: Bible professors who teach this subject matter in Bible colleges and seminaries will teach the biblical text. This is not a study filled only with entertaining stories. It gets at the real meaning of the text through stimulating teaching. 3. Real-life Application: Challenging and accurate applications that come directly out of the biblical text will help you to live the truth of the Bible in today's difficult world. Dr. Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary Dr. Gary Burge, Wheaton College Dr. Scott Duvall, Ouachita Baptist Seminary Prof. Susan Hecht, Denver Seminary Dr. Mark Strauss, Bethel Seminary Dr. Matt Williams, Biola University

Author Bio

Dr. Matt Williams teaches New Testament and Theology at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, where he was awarded professor of the year in 2004. He has a broad ministry experience, including 6 years as a missionary professor to the Spanish Bible Institute and Seminary in Barcelona, Spain. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University and North Park University, and teaches and preaches at various churches and conferences throughout the U.S. and Spain. He is editor and contributor for Deeper Connections, The Parables of Jesus, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Prayers of Jesus, along with What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of the New Testament Writings, and general editor for Coleccion Teologica Contemporanea and Biblioteca Teologica Vida, two series of biblical and theological books translated into Spanish. He has written Two Gospels from One: A Thorough Examination of the Text-Critical Argument for the Synop?

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 19, 2010
    Evelyn Clonch
    This makes note takiing and review very easy. I didn't have to take so many notes that I couldn't follow the speaker. I would recommend this study to all small groups. Thanks for a complimentary participants that enchances the learning experience and helps with reviews of the material study. I especially like the day reading and the relevant questions for application to my life. Thanks.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 21, 2010
    J. Barrett
    Zondervan's "Deeper Connections" is an excellent resource for the church or any small group. Matt Williams, the general editor of the series, has gathered together another solid group of scholars who are experts in their fields, but who can also communicate to the church. This is the second set of three DVDs and Participant Guides. The previous set included The Prayers of Jesus; The Miracles of Jesus; and The Parables of Jesus. The biggest change from the previous set is that the speakers now look directly into the video camera. This makes the DVDs more personal and is a small but helpful improvement. The bottom line: this Bible study does an excellent job teaching the Bible, helping small groups apply it and facilitating discussion.The DVD and guide are designed to follow a three-part pattern: a close look at the original meaning of the biblical text, attention to the historical and cultural background, and an encouraging and challenging application of the text's meaning for today. Thus, each study is broken up into three short segments that take small groups deeper into various texts of the Gospels. Between each of these teaching segments, there is time for group discussion. Margaret Feinberg, the host, introduces each section from a different location in Israel. This may seem insignificant to some, but it truly helps set the scene and context as each location is relevant to the text that will be discussed on the DVD.Each teacher on the DVD does a great job balancing the challenge of helping you to understand the texts and applying them to your life. The DVD allows room for discussion, and the participant guides are clear and practical (they also includesmaps, pictures, outlines, key Scripture verses, discussion,questions, plenty of room for note taking, and a personal five-day Biblestudy for each session). We've used two of the DVDs so far for my small group, and we all agreed that these are the best Bible studies we have ever done.
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