The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that youre serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isnt about joining anyones religious clubits about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, theres plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bibles stories about Jesus, then one thing hed welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. Never has one week made such a far-reaching difference. It began with the applause of the masses for their controversial hero. It darkened into betrayal, a kangaroo court, and a brutal execution. And it concluded with an event so stunning that it has shaped history ever since: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. As you relive the dramatic highs and lows of this unparalleled week, youll discover why Jesus was far more than a great moral teacherand why, among all other religious leaders, Jesus stands without equal. Jesus Greatest Moments includes these sessions: The Grand Entrance Betrayed by a Friend Framed!? A Dramatic Crisis The Comeback! A Startling Impact For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.
Mark Ashton is the director of seeker small groups at Willow Creek Community Church. In addition, he supervises the staff for more than 40 new believer groups, 80 seeker groups, and Willow's Internationals ministry. He is also the director of TruthQuest - Willow's ministry that answers tough questions about Jesus and Christianity. Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of Absolute Truth?