These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God's Word with historical and cultural background information, a close look at the biblical text and its meaning with biblical scholars, and accurate, encouraging and challenging applications. Maps, pictures, outlines, key Scripture verses, discussion questions, and a personal five-day at home study for each of the six sessions will help you get the most out of the Parables of Jesus DVD (sold separately, WW271908). Participant's Guide for small groups and/or Sunday School classes.
Jesus communicated deep spiritual truths through simple, vivid, and engaging stories. Woven from the stuff of everyday life, the parables of Jesus made the kingdom of God understandable and accessible to his listeners. In six engaging, interactive small group sessions, this Deep Connection DVD gives you will gain new insights into his parables and their meanings that will help you to appreciate more fully their relevance for your own life. 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 Parable of Jesus, both in your group and in applying what you learn to your life.
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?