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Beginning in Jesus (Experiencing Christ Together Student Series)

Brett EastmanDoug Fields

Beginning in Jesus (Experiencing Christ Together Student Series)

Brett EastmanDoug Fields

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This series of six small group study guides bring youth face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. Each study contains six 20 minute lessons focusing on a phase in the Christian journey, from conversion, through growing spiritual maturity, to committed discipleship. Integrated with the six studies are three separately sold DVDs - one for every two studies - presenting biblical teaching that supports and advances the material in the books. All items are available separately, or can be purchased in a single kit that will save you over $30!

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About "Beginning in Jesus (Experiencing Christ Together Student Series)"

This series of six small group study guides bring youth face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. Each study contains six 20 minute lessons focusing on a phase in the Christian journey, from conversion, through growing spiritual maturity, to committed discipleship. Integrated with the six studies are three separately sold DVDs - one for every two studies - presenting biblical teaching that supports and advances the material in the books. All items are available separately, or can be purchased in a single kit that will save you over $30!
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This comprehensive and flexible small group curriculum will let your students encounter Jesus as teacher, healer, shepherd, servant, savior, and risen Lord. Beginning in Jesus, the first book in the Experiencing Christ series, helps students love more deeply, live more honestly, and develop their character in Christ by applying the five biblical purposes for people in a small group setting.
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Beginning in Jesus, Student Edition: Six Sessions in the life of Christ Copyright 2005 by Youth Specialties Youth Specialties Products, 300 South Pierce Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, are published by Zondervan, 5300 Patterson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Fields, Doug, 1962- Beginning in Jesus : six sessions in the life of Christ by / Doug Fields and Brett Eastman. -- Student ed. p. cm. ISBN 0-310-26644-0 (pbk.) 1. Jesus Christ--Person and offi ces. 2. Christian education--Textbooks for youth. I. Eastman, Brett, 1959- . II. Title. BT207.F54 2005 226'.433--dc22 2005015209 Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version (North American Edition). Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. Some of the anecdotal illustrations in this book are true to life and are included with the permission of the persons involved. All other illustrations are composites of real situations, and any resemblance to people living or dead is coincidental. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means- electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher. Web site addresses listed in this book were current at the time of publication. Please contact Youth Specialties via e-mail (YS@YouthSpecialties.com) to report URLs that are no longer operational and replacement URLs if available. Creative Team: Dave Urbanski, Holly Sharp, Mark Novelli, Joanne Heim, Janie Wilkerson Cover Design: Mattson Creative Printed in the United States of America 05 06 07 08 09 10 / DCI / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 JESUS: Session 1 19 Justin never really knew his father because he died of cancer when Justin was just three years old. As a teenager, Justin doesn't have many memories of his dad, but he does have a lot of photos and stories that have helped shape his dad's legacy. Because of those photos and stories, Justin has grown up with a desire to be more like his dad. The stories he's heard over the years make him feel proud that he had such a great dad. His father was a man who followed God's ways, loved his family, and worked hard to make a living. He was adored by many, and everyone describes him to Justin as "one of the greatest guys I've ever met." He was tender, patient, wise, and a great father-and everyone says he loved his son. Even though his time on earth was short, Justin's dad made a significant impact on others, including Justin. In fact, even though he never knew his dad, Justin's hero is his dad.20 As you study the Bible passages in this book and discuss them with your small group, you'll meet (or be reacquainted with) someone you've never seen face-to-face, either, but is more worthy than anyone of hero status-Jesus. You'll learn more about the legacy that Jesus passed on to you. Th e stories you'll read were written so that as you learn more about Jesus, you'll want to be like Jesus even more. As you study Jesus with this book, there is an important question you'll want to answer at some point: Do you really believe Jesus is worth following? If he's not, you'll keep searching for something or someone to follow. If Jesus is worthy, this study will help you follow him with great enthusiasm, align your life to his teachings, receive his love, and tap into his life-changing power. Th is book series, your own study, and your group's discussion will provide chances to look at Jesus in deeper and more meaningful ways-you'll get to
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Meet the Authors

Brett Eastman

Dee Eastman is the co-director of the women's Bible study at Saddleback Church called 'The Journey.' SPANISH BIO: Dee Eastman es co-directora de una clase biblica para mujeres denominada. El Viaje, en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley.

Doug Fields

Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Doug Fields has been in youth ministry since 1979 and is currently on staff at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He's the director of Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, and the author and co-author of more than 50 books, including the bestsellers Speaking to Teenagers and Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. SPANISH BIO: Doug Fields es el pastor de ensenanza de la Iglesia Saddleback, una iglesia de 25,000 miembros. Como pastor de jovenes por mas de veinticinco anos, Doug realiza su actual funcion desde 1992. Ha sido autor y coauthor de mas de cincuenta

Table Of Contents

  • Table Of Contents
  • Introduction: Read Me First! 7
  • Small Group Covenant 17
  • Session 1 Jesus: The Teacher 19
  • Session 2 Jesus: The Healer 35
  • Session 3 Jesus: The Shepherd 49
  • Session 4 Jesus: The Servant 63
  • Session 5 Jesus: The Savior 75
  • Session 6 Jesus: The Risen Lord 95
  • Appendices 107

Excerpt

Excerpt from: Beginning in Jesus (Experiencing Christ Together Student Series)

Beginning in Jesus, Student Edition: Six Sessions in the life of Christ JESUS: Session 1 19 Justin never really knew his father because he died of cancer when Justin was just three years old. As a teenager, Justin doesn't have many memories of his dad, but he does have a lot of photos and stories that have helped shape his dad's legacy. Because of those photos and stories, Justin has grown up with a desire to be more like his dad. The stories he's heard over the years make him feel proud that he had such a great dad. His father was a man who followed God's ways, loved his family, and worked hard to make a living. He was adored by many, and everyone describes him to Justin as 'one of the greatest guys I've ever met.' He was tender, patient, wise, and a great father---and everyone says he loved his son. Even though his time on earth was short, Justin's dad made a significant impact on others, including Justin. In fact, even though he never knew his dad, Justin's hero is his dad.20 As you study the Bible passages in this book and discuss them with your small group, you'll meet (or be reacquainted with) someone you've never seen face-to-face, either, but is more worthy than anyone of hero status---Jesus. You'll learn more about the legacy that Jesus passed on to you. Th e stories you'll read were written so that as you learn more about Jesus, you'll want to be like Jesus even more. As you study Jesus with this book, there is an important question you'll want to answer at some point: Do you really believe Jesus is worth following? If he's not, you'll keep searching for something or someone to follow. If Jesus is worthy, this study will help you follow him with great enthusiasm, align your life to his teachings, receive his love, and tap into his life-changing power. Th is book series, your own study, and your group's discussion will provide chances to look at Jesus in deeper and more meaningful ways---you'll get to know Jesus better! And the great thing about being in a group is that you're not searching, learning, and discovering alone---your group can become an environment where you develop stronger relationships. It's within this group that you'll likely grow, learn, and fall more in love with Jesus. Life isn't meant to be lived alone---doing life together is the way to live it up. Let the journey with Jesus begin! Goal: To share about your life and listen attentively to others, caring about what they share As you study the life of Jesus, you'll notice that people expressed their first impressions of Jesus in different ways. Some were amazed, some afraid, some mad, some confused. You'll develop your own impressions of Jesus as you continue to learn more about him. Because you're learning in a small group setting, you're21 not learning alone. You may already have formed impressions of the other people in your group without knowing much about them. This fellowship section (which is in all six sessions) will provide an opportunity for your group's members to get to know each other better. When you open up a little bit of your life and share pieces of your story, you'll get to know each other better. Just as the stories of Jesus will give you a clearer picture of him, others' stories will give you a clearer picture of who they really are. To get the most out of this group, it's worth taking a risk and revealing some of yourself and carefully listening to others' hearts. While it can seem scary at first, it does get easier to open up. The benefits of getting to know each other in this way are huge. Be sure to have someone keep an eye on your time in this section, or you may spend your entire time here and not get any further! Just a reminder: There probably isn't enough time in your small group session to answer every question. Instead choose which ones you'll answer, and then answer the others on your own time. Have fun! 1. Who is one of your current heroes? Why? 2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you think you know about Jesus? 3. What do want to get out of this small group experience? If your group hasn't discussed the small group covenant on page 18, please take some time now to go through it. Make commitments to each other that your group time will reflect those values (and any additional ones you add). One sign of a healthy small group is that it begins each session by reading the covenant together as a constant reminder of what the group has committed to.22 Goal: To explore God's Word, gain biblical knowledge, and make personal applications We all have our own understandings of right and wrong---our own systems of values and judgments we consider true. Unfortunately, we often miss the mark with our limited wisdom and believe things are true even when they're not. For example, as a child I was convinced that chocolate and cookies made a healthy lunch. Th at was my truth. But I learned actual truth from reliable sources and saw the ignorance of my ways. If you've bought into lies and myths, you need to hear the truth about them. Jesus spent a lot of time teaching people the truth about God. He taught all kinds of audiences---from gigantic crowds to small groups. He even taught one-on-one to help individuals discover and understand truth. As a teacher, Jesus wasn't interested in just imparting information; rather, he taught to change lives. Read Mark 1:14-28. (If you don't have a Bible, the passage is on page 113.) 1 According to this passage, what is Jesus teaching? 2. Why do you think Jesus said the 'time has come'? 3. In your own words, what does repent mean? 4. What is the 'good news'? Is there anything from the passage that can help answer this question? 5. In your opinion, what's the connection between 'repenting' and 'believing the good news'? 6. Why do you think the disciples were so quick to leave their jobs and families behind to follow Jesus? 7. What is the Sabbath? What is a synagogue, and why was Jesus teaching there? 8. According to this passage, what did Jesus do to demonstrate his authority? 9. When did others first recognize his authority? In your opinion, why is this significant? 10. Why is authority important for a teacher? What happens when a teacher lacks authority? 11. Let's get personal: In your opinion, how is it possible to ignore Jesus' teaching when he has authority? Goal: To recognize and take advantage of opportunities to serve others We don't have the opportunity to do what the first disciples did and follow Jesus around as he taught and cared for people. But you do have the privilege of putting Jesus' teachings into action. One of the major themes of Jesus' life was service. Jesus said, 'For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many' (Mark 10:45).

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  • Catalogue Code 233279
  • Product Code 0310266440
  • EAN 9780310266440
  • UPC 025986266448
  • Pages 176
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Youth Specialties
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Sales Rank #19949
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.254kg

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