Jesus in the Gospels: Study Manual

Jesus in the Gospels: Study Manual

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Study Manual content illuminates some aspect of the Jesus in the Gospels each week and connects Scripture to daily life and Jesus' call to discipleship. The overarching aim is to deepen discipleship through better understanding of the biblical texts and their message. The study helps group members understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and the Scriptures of Judaism and that Christianity and the New Testament are rooted in the Scriptures of Judaisma€”our Old Testament. The Study Manual guides daily study and preparation for the weekly group meeting. The main elements in the format are designated by scriptural phrases: a€œThey have no winea€ (John 2:3) is a brief statement about the human condition and alerts the reader to some aspect of daily life that Scripture can shed light on. a€œBeginning with Moses and all the prophetsa€ (Luke 24:27) is a way of referring to Scripture as a whole and signals the fact that we can understand Jesus in the Gospels better by understanding the Old Testament better. a€œDo you want to become his disciples, too?a€ (John 9:27, New International Version) is designed to stimulate thoughtful reflection so readers can come to their own conclusions about what their own discipleship calls for. Accompanying each daya€™s Scripture reading assignments are suggestions of things to look for that take the reader deeper into Scripture. As readers become aware of detail in Scripture, they might ask themselves repeatedly, What am I to make of this? The study manual provides space for writing notes on insights, observations, and questions related to the Scripture, and for putting into words personal perceptions of Jesus from the weeka€™s Scripture.In the storyof Jesusa#39; healing the paralyzedman, the faith to which Jesus respondsisthat ofthe friends whohad dugahole throughtheroof sothey couldlower the manto Jesus in acrowded house(Mark 2:45); nota word issaid aboutthe mana#39;s faithanbsp;...

Title:Jesus in the Gospels: Study Manual
Author:Leander E. Keck, Nellie M. Moser
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 2010-09-01


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