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challenging bible studies
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:14 PM
I was just wondering if you have ever done a bible study or heard a sermon that was so inspiring? Life changing? Taught you something special?
I am starting a bible study group with my young adults group, and I am looking for subjects that might inspire them and grow them. They are all relatively baby Christians. I don't want the message/study word for word, just the text and general idea.
Thanks so much
Posted 29 July 2006 - 12:46 PM
If you or your church has a bit of a budget you could try getting hold of some Noomas. They are short films on dvd (about 10 mins long) which address topical issues, particularly relating to young people. They are quite 'cool' if that makes sense! They come with a booklet that poses some questions for a group setting, but it's not over the top, just something to get discussion started. It refers to the bible in relation to each topic, but I wouldn't call them bible studies as such. Make great viewing though and really make you think! Check out Koorong website I'm sure they'll have them.
Here's a link to some:
In terms of great sermons I saw one recently on prayer which really blew me away. It was just about how overlooked prayer is and yet when you look at the figures of church growth and where the gospel has gone out in the world, it directly relates to strong prayer movements. Something like that might encourage your young group to focus on prayer or start a prayer group up at church.
A good resouces is a very small cheap booklet by Stuart Robinson - Supernatural Growth: The Prayer of Obedience. It's $4.95 at Koorong. Complicated sounding name but it basically just looks at different areas of the world and how Christianity has spread through prayer. For example, how huge Christianity is getting in Korea, and how it directly relates to how much they are praying over there (they get up at 4am to pray daily whereas in many churches here no one attends the prayer meetings!). It's definitely a great way to encourage people to spend more time focusing on prayer, over and above everythign else - something that I'm sure young peopel find challenging (I do!).
Here's a link to the booklet:
Posted 29 July 2006 - 01:50 PM
I may approach CodSounds fishy, tao - JK That looks like a fantastic book, I'll have to check that one out myself!
Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:47 PM
I agree the Nooma DVD's are great, we have a young adults bible study with some new christians in it and we all get something out of these DVD's. Also the Book "What's so Amazing about Grace" By Phillip Yancy is great and comes with a study guide.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:09 PM
Print out the list of Who You Are in Christ and read every day!!!
Will do! I shall pop it on the wall of our "meditation retreat" (ie the dunny! ) right away!
"What's so Amazing about Grace" By Phillip Yancy is great and comes with a study guide.
Agree. 'What's So Amazing About Grace' (notice it's not a question it's a statement, LOL) is fantastic!
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