Lead your congregation on a life-changing journey through the Wisdom Books with John Ortberg! Here's everything you need to teach eight exciting lessons or preach eight dynamic sermons on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. These 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. Includes teaching and group discussion guides; a DVD and videocassette; CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations; and eight audio messages on CD.
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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 congregation---The 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 groups---Truths 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. Individual---The 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 PowerPoint 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 1---Creating a New Community: Life-Changing Stories from the Pentateuch (9 Sessions) 2---Stepping Out in Faith: Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel (7 Sessions) 4---Pursuing Spiritual Authenticity: Life-Changing Words from the Prophets (8 Sessions)
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. SPANISH BIO: John Ortberg es el Pastor principal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Menlo Park, en Menlo Park, California, con dependencias en Menlo Park, Mountain View y San Mateo. Ha escrito numerosas obras que han tenido una gran aceptacion, como La fe y la duda; El ser que quiero ser; Un amor mas alla de la razon; Cuando el juego termina, todo regresa a la caja; La mision fantasma; Dios esta mas cerca de lo que crees; Todos somos normales hasta que nos conocen; La vida que siempre has querido; Si quieres caminar sobre las aguas, tienes que salir de la barca; Vivamos divinamente la vida, y el plan de estudios multimedia Old Testament Challenge (con la colaboracion de Kevin Harney). John y su esposa Nancy tienen tres hijos. Kevin G. Harney serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. Harney is the author of Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Leadership from the Inside Out; Seismic Shifts; Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You've Found; and more than sixty small-group Bible studies. SPANISH BIO: Kevin G. Harney es pastor de ensenanza en Faith Church en Dyer, Indiana. Es autor de Seismic Shifts: the Little Changes that make a BIG difference in your life y coautor de varios libros. Sherry Harney (B.A., Calvin College; M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has worked on church staff ministries for over two decades in the area of children's ministry and staff leadership. She has also worked as a school teacher and she is presently a free lance writer and editor for Zondervan. . She also does speaking for women's conferences as well as teaching on topics such as home-based evangelism, leadership, small group ministry and marriage. Visit Sherry's website: