The Miracles of Jesus Participant's Guide
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From the healing of lepers to turning water into wine, many studies focus on how miracles demonstrate God's power. But this study takes it a step further showing how each miracle reveals God's character, the kingdom of God, and his love for you. Deepen your understanding of the New Testament and build on what you already know with this 6-session study, which cover 6 of Jesus’ most well-known miracles: feeding the 5,000, healing the woman with the issue of blood, cursing of the fig tree, and more.
Vendor: Rose Publishing
|Publication Date: 2016|
Session 1: The Clean Daughter (Healing of the Woman with the Issue of Blood)
- Dive into the story of the healings of the woman with the issue of blood and Jairus' daughter. Dr. Gary Burge shows us how to apply this miracle to our everyday lives and enrich our communities.
Session 2: The Heartbeat of God (Jesus Turns Water to Wine)
- Learn what the miracle of Jesus turning water to wine at the wedding in Cana meant to first-century believers and what it means for us today. Dr. Matt Williams reveals the cultural significance of this miracle and unpacks its meaningful details.
Session 3: Knowing the King (Feeding the 5,000 and Walking on Water)
- Jesus used the feeding of the five thousand and walking on water to illustrate who he is, but the Jewish people and even the disciples misunderstood these signs. Dr. Michael Wilkins draws out the profound truths in each of these miracles and what they tells us about Christ.
Session 4: A Faith-full Outsider (Faith of the Canaanite Woman)
- Unpack the story of the faith of the Canaanite woman and the miracle of her daughter's deliverance from demons. Join Dr. Ben Witherington as he gives a clear overview of the story, packed with cultural and biblical context.
Session 5: Fruitless Lives (Cursing of the Fig Tree)
- Explore the complexities behind Jesus cursing the fig tree before overturning the Temple tables with Dr. David Garland. Uncover the rich meaning behind this strange and puzzling miracle.
Session 6: Grateful Outcasts (Healing of the Ten Lepers)
- Understand the depth of Jesus' healing of the ten lepers. Dr. Mark Strauss unpacks this miracle of healing leprosy and how we can strengthen our faith and reach the outcast and the marginalized people of society.
Kenneth Berding5 Stars Out Of 5Great Teaching in an Inviting FormatJanuary 13, 2017Kenneth BerdingQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I'm happy to recommend this resource. It sets quality biblical teaching in an inviting setting. The talks are well-organized and rooted in the biblical text. This would work well in a group Bible study setting; but will also be appreciated by individuals.
Allison W5 Stars Out Of 5I Recommend This!July 18, 2016Allison WQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Through these lessons, the more I understand the big picture of what Christ was trying to accomplish through miracles, the more I know God, and the more I know God, the closer I am to Him. I recommend this!
J. Barrett5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Bible study seriesJuly 7, 2016J. BarrettQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Deeper Connections" is an excellent resource for the church or any small group. Matt Williams, the general editor of the series, has gathered together a solid group of scholars who are experts in their fields, but who can also communicate to the church. These include Gary Burge, David Garland, Mark Strauss, Michael Wilkins, and Ben Witherington III.
The first series consists of three dvds - The Prayers of Jesus, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Parables of Jesus - with six Bible studies on each dvd.
The series contains a dvd and participant's guide (both purchased separately). 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. The dvd is well done, while not being overly flashy or distracting. Jarrett Stevens, 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.
So far my small group has gone through the first three studies and it has produced a lot of valuable and fruitful conversations. The dvd teachers have all shown a great balance of challenging us to understand the texts and applying them to our lives. The dvd allows room for discussion, and the participants guide is clear and practical as it helps initiate conversations with relevant and challenging questions. My initial expectation was that I wouldn't learn much from these Bible studies. I was wrong. I have not only learned more about what Scripture means, but I have grown from the challenges and applications presented from each teacher on the dvd. The participant's guide also has a section for five days of personal reflection that centers on the text that was just studied.
Overall, Deeper Connections is a great Bible study series that challenges both our hearts and our minds and seeks to deepen our relationship with Jesus. It has definitely risen above my expectations. Whereas I have often felt like other Bible studies (not all) try to transform lives through good concepts with a Bible quote here or there, this series is solely founded and firmly based on Scripture. As it stands, my small group plans on purchasing the other two dvd studies.
Pat5 Stars Out Of 5Exceptional Study!July 7, 2016PatQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Miracles of Jesus study was exceptional! It was a wonderful combination of Bible scholars, each providing a study of the meaning and impact of a different miracle Jesus performed during his time on earth. The depth of knowledge of each of the teachers was clearly evident and insightful, and having them teach from different real world locations provided an interesting backdrop to what they were sharing. The consistency of having Jarrett Stevens provide an introduction to each study was helpful, and the historical and cultural information he shared in each segment from different locations in the Holy Land was very interesting, as well as educational, and provided a nice tie in to each specific study. The study guide held excellent questions that prompted meaningful conversations within our group which led us to a deeper understanding of each teaching. I would highly recommend this study to any group seeking to gain a better understanding of the meaning and impact of the miracles of Jesus.
Pat Gorman, Lay Leader
Matt W.5 Stars Out Of 5Great teaching and applicationsJuly 6, 2016Matt W.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This workbook goes with the DVD of the same title. As the editor of these Bible studies, I have used them for junior high groups, senior high, college and adults up to the age of 80all with great success. With an introduction from Israel which sets the context, great Bible scholars teaching from creative locations throughout the US (such as in a vineyard or in downtown Chicago), and wonderful applications, the Miracles of Jesus will give you great insights into the deeper meaning of the Biblical text, and how to apply it to our modern lives today. The participants guide outlines the video teaching, gives small group discussion questions, adds additional photos and other quotes, and has a five-day follow-up personal devotional to bring out extended meanings and application of the text. I highly recommend these Bible studies for Sunday Schools, small groups, and individual use for all ages.
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