When people meet Jesus Christ exciting things happen. In these Bible discussions we see Jesus encounter a powerful Roman military officer and a poor widow. We see him relate to a righteous religious leaders alongside a former prostitute. We hear the conversations that unfolded and discover how surprising and powerful it is to meet Christ. This discussion guide is a safe place to explore what it would mean for us to encounter Christ as well. If you have already done some study of Scripture with other, then these discussion in Luke and John offer an opportunity to go deeper in responding to Jesus. Although it is full of historical information, challenging questions and thought-provoking quotes, this guide won't answer all your questions. In fact it may bring up new ones. What it will do is move you along on your journey toward faith.
When people meet Jesus exciting things happen. Whatever their backgrounds and circumstances--military officer, widow, religious leader, prostitute--each person Jesus meets is known, challenged, and (sometimes) transformed. Rebecca Manley Pippert creates a safe place to explore, on your own or with a group, what might happen as you meet Jesus. In this discussion guide you'll take a closer look at both Luke's and John's narratives and you'll have the opportunity to consider more deeply your individual response to Jesus. Each study is packed with historical information, challenging questions and thought-provoking quotes, but it won't answer all your questions. In fact it may bring up new ones! But, no matter what, it will help get you started on your journey toward faith. Use Looking at the Life of Jesus with other Saltshaker Resources, How to Lead a Seeker Bible Discussion (a step-by-step guide for leaders), Talking About Jesus Without Sounding Religious (a how-to book on sharing your faith with confidence), The Way of Jesus (a book to give away to seekers) and Looking at the Life of Jesus and Spirituality According to Jesus (both seeker-oriented Bible discussion guides).
Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.
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