The Parables of Jesus Participant's Guide - eBook
Edited By: Matt Williams
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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.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780310863403
ISBN-13: 9780310863403
UPC: 025986863401
Series: Deeper Connections

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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 Colección Teológica Contemporánea and Biblioteca Teológica 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?

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Review on "The Parables of Jesus"
    July 7, 2016
    Mary B.
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    Our adult study group (Community of Christ in Cedar Park, TX) recently finished the study of The Parables of Jesus, with Dr. Matt Williams as the general Editor. Because of the positive response to this course of study, we wanted to continue with other books in the series. However, efforts to find these materials were fruitless. I contacted Dr. Matt Williams and was informed that Rose Publishing was soon to release the republication of The Miracles of Jesus, and other books in the series would soon follow. Words cannot express our gratitude, joy and relief upon hearing this news, because we plan to study every book in the series.

    The Participants Guides are well researched, historically and culturally accurate, informative and interesting. We loved the ah ha moments when some cultural fact was presented that we werent aware of. The questions in the participants guides are engaging and thought provoking, leading to deeper consideration as to relevancy and applicability to this day and age.

    The DVDs are Wonderful! The scenic backgrounds help to connect visually to the times and places when Jesus walked this earth. And the historical information that accompanies the visuals makes the experience complete.

    The academic credentials and expertise of each presenter added to the fullness of our understanding and ensured an enjoyable and spiritually enlightening experience. Our heartfelt thanks to Rose Publishing for making these powerful materials available.

    Mary Peterson-Counselor to Pastor

    M.A. in Elementary Education

    M.A. in Educational Leadership

  2. Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    easy to follow and each from
    October 3, 2013
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    i have found this product just what i need for my bible study and those present also appreciate its clarity and ease to access the material. good discussion follows each lesson. i enjoy working with this.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 21, 2010
    J. Barrett
    Zondervan's "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. 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. Jarrett Stevens, the host, introduces each section from a different location in Israel which is always interesting and helpful.So far my small group has gone through the two dvds and it has produced a lot of valuable and fruitful conversations. The 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. 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. While 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 firmly rooted Scripture. As it stands, my small group plans on purchasing the other dvd studies.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 5, 2010
    Missy Dafler
    Our group really enjoyed this series. It gives historical background in an interesting manor that makes you think about the story in a new light. A few in our group missed some sessions, and we are now passing it around so we can watch it again!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 2, 2009
    Our small group liked the format of this study. The Participant's Guide is designed to be used with the DVD. The DVD teaching averages about 30 minutes each session and is divided into several segments with questions for discussion in between. Each weeks session is designed to take 1 1/2 hours total. The format keeps it interesting. The teaching is well done and provides excellent insight into the culture and traditions of the day. The discussion questions lead you to look at the parables as a member of Jesus' original audience. The new insight you have gained allows you to understand the imagery Jesus is using and to extract deeper meaning from the parable. There is no advance preparation needed for this study. However, there are five days of application to do the following week. Reading these scriptures and answering the questions help you to apply the principle Jesus taught through the parable to your own life. This study is great for all groups regardless of their level of Biblical knowledge. It can be used effectively regardless of the commitment level of individual group members.
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