A Biblical Perspective (Student's Guide) (Kingdom Agenda Bible Study Series)
- Publisher One of the most inspirational contemporary Christian authors brings you a series that teaches about God's plan to solve the difficult social problems of injustice, racism, politics, and education, and how to apply His lessons to everyday life.
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About "A Biblical Perspective (Student's Guide) (Kingdom Agenda Bible Study Series)"
lt;i>Welcome to . . . lt;P> . . . an exciting study of the challenges, joys, and rewards of full-steam-ahead Kingdom living! In the pages to come, you''ll discover what it means to live as a Kingdom citizen in your family, church, and community. In addition, you''ll have the opportunity to meet weekly with others who desire the same kind of renewed life and transformed relationships. lt;P> lt;P> lt;b>Using Your Journal: a Daily Opportunity lt;P> Use your Kingdom Agenda Student Journal on a daily basis. Don''t just read it through in one sitting! As you take up this book during a quiet time in your day--each day--you''ll focus on a particular aspect of God''s Kingdom agenda for you. Then you''ll be invited to reflect on this truth and its related Scriptures, considering how the biblical principles apply in everyday life. lt;P> As you jot your responses to questions in the book, the ultimate goal, of course, is a deepening fellowship with God. As you are open, the Lord will lead you into truth and a growing desire to please Him in every way. And as you are transformed, that spiritual renewal will flow into your family relationships, your church fellowship, and ultimately influence the entire community around you. This is the primary theme Dr. Evans has been preaching over the years: that God''s Kingdom agenda is world transforming. Yet it starts with each individual becoming a dedicated disciple of Jesus. And that starts by spending daily time with Him. lt;P> Specifically, what is the journal material like? You''ll find these main sections in each day''s readings: lt;P> lt;B>Focusing In. Here''s a pithy quote by Dr. Tony Evans to pull you quickly into the theme of the day''s reading. lt;P> lt;B>Reaching for New Insights. This extended quotation from Dr. Evans''s book The Kingdom Agenda brings practical truths of the Kingdom down to earth. Each reading is followed by a "Reflect" question (asking you to think about the meaning of what you''ve just read), and a "Connect" question (inviting you to consider how the reading relates to your own life). lt;P> lt;B>Applying Your Insights. Here''s where you''ll ask yourself: "What does this mean to me now and in the future?" the "Affect" section offers a personal evaluation question or exercise to help you make the reading as personal and relevant as possible. lt;P> lt;B>Moving Into Commitment. Now it''s time to consider: "What, exactly, can I do in order to respond to the challenge of the Kingdom agenda?" Jot your ideas for change, one small step at a time. Also consider how your group can help you stay accountable for the lifestyle changes you''re making. lt;P> lt;B>Reviewing in the Word. Since you''ll have your Bible at hand during your quiet time, why not turn to these Scripture passages? They support the concepts and principles that Dr. Evans is teaching. lt;P> lt;B>Prayer Moments. This section provides space for you to jot your prayer concerns and requests, so you can bring them with you to your small group. Refer to these notes during your prayer time together. lt;P> lt;P> lt;i>Meeting with Others: a Weekly Fellowship lt;/P> lt;P> Spiritual growth is best accomplished in the context of fellowship with other like-minded believers. That''s why this course involves a two-part process: individual readings during the week, and a small group meeting at the end of the week. lt;P> Using this Kingdom Agenda Student Journal, you will read and study your daily readings in preparation for a weekly group meeting. There you''ll offer your insights, comments, questions, and prayer requests for sharing. In other words, as you jot your responses and reactions to the various questions, you''ll be adding to the "grist" for a lively discussion in your weekly group meeting. Just bring your filled-in journal to the group with you, so you can refer to your thoughts and share them with others. Your group leader will be depending on you to participate fully in the group discussions, drawing upon all you''ve thought about and learned in your daily readings. lt;P> Finally, remember that the compelling daily readings are adapted from Dr. Tony Evans''s book The Kingdom Agenda: What a Way to Live! (Word Publishing, 1999). Dr. Evans is a well-known and beloved pastor and radio minister filled with a deep-felt passion for the church. He longs to see a transformation in society at large. But he knows that it can only begin with the individual--with a renewal of commitment in each believer to live daily with "God in charge." If that is your desire, read on!
One of the most inspirational contemporary Christian authors brings you a series that teaches about God's plan to solve the difficult social problems of injustice, racism, politics, and education, and how to apply His lessons to everyday life.
Meet the Author
Tony Evans is the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, and president of The Urban Alternative, a ministry devoted to bringing about change in urban communities through the Church. He is the author of many books, including Free at Last, The Battle is the Lord's, Our God Is Awesome, Returning to Your First Love, The Promise, Who is this King of Glory? What Matters Most, and The Best Is Yet To Come.- Publisher.