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Future Grace (Dvd Study Guide)

John Piper

Future Grace (Dvd Study Guide)

John Piper

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Freedom from Sin through the Promises of God 
 
This study guide companion to the DVD version of Future Grace—the foundational book by John Piper on the expansive reach of God’s grace—will help individuals and groups understand that victory over sin comes not from a herculean effort to avoid worldly pleasures, but through fixing one’s focus on the reality that God is far more desirable than even life itself. Delighting in the bounty of God's promises frees us from sinful patterns, to the glory of Christ!
 
The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study.
 
Topics for this 12-session guided study include: 

·         A Passion for Holiness
·         Justification by Faith and the Necessity of Perseverance
·         What Is Faith?
·         The Crucial Function of Bygone Grace
·         The Role of Gratitude in Producing Obedience
·         How Faith in Future Grace Produces Radical Love
·         Future Grace Versus Anxiety and Covetousness
·         Future Grace Versus Lust, Bitterness, and Impatience
 
Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, thought-provoking questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide helps reveal how a life of purity can be recovered through the power of God's future grace, which streams into the present through faith. 
 
Also includes a six-session track option.  Leader’s Guide Included.

- Publisher

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About "Future Grace (Dvd Study Guide)"

Freedom from Sin through the Promises of God 
 
This study guide companion to the DVD version of Future Grace—the foundational book by John Piper on the expansive reach of God’s grace—will help individuals and groups understand that victory over sin comes not from a herculean effort to avoid worldly pleasures, but through fixing one’s focus on the reality that God is far more desirable than even life itself. Delighting in the bounty of God's promises frees us from sinful patterns, to the glory of Christ!
 
The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study.
 
Topics for this 12-session guided study include: 

·         A Passion for Holiness
·         Justification by Faith and the Necessity of Perseverance
·         What Is Faith?
·         The Crucial Function of Bygone Grace
·         The Role of Gratitude in Producing Obedience
·         How Faith in Future Grace Produces Radical Love
·         Future Grace Versus Anxiety and Covetousness
·         Future Grace Versus Lust, Bitterness, and Impatience
 
Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, thought-provoking questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide helps reveal how a life of purity can be recovered through the power of God's future grace, which streams into the present through faith. 
 
Also includes a six-session track option.  Leader’s Guide Included.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Piper

John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).

At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.

Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.

John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).

In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."

John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.

John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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Introduction to This Study Guide

     Faith. Grace. Obedience. Gratitude. Cross. Promises. Warnings. Holy Spirit. Justification. Sanctification. All of these play a role in living the Christian life. All Christians know that we should believe in Jesus and his sacrificial death. All Christians also know that we should obey Jesus in the present. And all Christians know that God has made very great promises to us for the future. But even this short summary raises a number of challenging and very important questions. For instance:
     • How can something that happened two thousand years ago empower me to live obediently in the present?
     • What do Christians mean by “faith,” and what is the object of our faith?
     • Is grace pardon from sin or power over sin?
     • What is justification? How does it relate to sanctification?
     • Where does power for present obedience come from? 
     • Should we obey God in an effort to pay him back for all the good that he has done for us?
     • Should we live the Christian life by faith or by the power of the Holy Spirit?
     • And how do the answers to all of these questions actually work in everyday life? How does faith, grace, gratitude,
       etc., actually enable us to overcome anxiety, covetousness, lust, and impatience?
     • In short, what does it mean to actually live the Christian life?
    
     The aim of this study guide is to aid you as you to seek to unravel the practical mysteries of the Christian life. Our hope is that as you work through this DVD and study guide, you would grow in your understanding of the dynamics of the Christian life, the particular ways that the faith relates to the past, the present, and the future, and the way that
God by his grace and through the Holy Spirit equips you with everything you need to do his will. More than that, our prayer is that you would not merely understand how to live the Christian life, but that you would be empowered by the grace of God to resist the fleeting pleasures of sin, to put to death the various sins and struggles that so easily entangle, and to embrace all that God is for you in Christ.
      This study guide is designed for a twelve-session,1 guided group study that focuses on the Future Grace DVD Set. After an introductory lesson, each subsequent lesson examines one 25-minute session3 from Future Grace. You are encouraged to prepare for the viewing of each session by reading and reflecting upon Scripture, by considering key quotations, and by asking yourself penetrating questions. Your preparatory work for each lesson is marked with the heading “Before You Watch the DVD, Study and Prepare” in Lessons 2–11.
     The workload is conveniently divided into five daily, manageable assignments. There is also a section suggesting further study. This work is to be completed individually before the group convenes to view the DVD and discuss the material.

          Throughout this study guide, paragraphs printed in this typeface are excerpts from a book
          written by John Piper (or occasionally another author) or excerpts taken from the Desiring God
          website (www.desiringgod.org). They are included to supplement the study questions and to
          summarize key or provocative points.
 
     The second section in Lessons 2–11, titled “Further Up and Further In,” is designed for the learner who wants to explore the concepts and ideas introduced in the lesson in greater detail. This section is not required,
but it will deepen your understanding of the material.
     The third section in Lessons 2–11, titled “While You Watch the DVD, Take Notes,” is to be completed as the DVD is playing. This section includes fill-in-the-blanks and leaves space for note taking. You are encouraged to engage with the DVD by filling in the appropriate blanks and writing down other notes that will aid you in the group discussion.
The fourth section in each normal lesson is “After You Watch the DVD, Discuss What You’ve Learned.” Three discussion questions are provided to guide and focus the conversation. You may record, in the spaces provided, notes that will help you contribute to the conversation. Or you may use this space to record things from the discussion that you want to remember.
     The final section is an application section: “After You Discuss, Make Application.” You will be challenged to record a “takeaway point” and to engage in a certain activity that is a fitting response to the content presented
in the lesson.
     Group leaders will want to review the Leader’s Guide, included at the end of this study guide, immediately.
Life transformation will only occur by the grace of God. Therefore, we highly encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer throughout the learning process. Pray that God would open your eyes to see wonderful things in his Word. Pray that he would grant you the insight and concentration you need in order to get the most from this resource. Pray that God
would cause you to not merely understand the truth but also to rejoice in it. And pray that the discussion in your group would be mutually encouraging and edifying. We’ve included objectives at the beginning of each lesson. These objectives won’t be realized without the gracious work of God through prayer.

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  • Catalogue Code 352078
  • Product Code 9781601424341
  • ISBN 1601424345
  • EAN 9781601424341
  • Pages 144
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Multnomah Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
  • Sales Rank #80099
  • Dimensions 203 x 132 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.141kg

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