Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study Book includes small-group experiences for six sessions, personal study opportunities during the week, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," and tips for leading and hosting a group.
It's a complicated world. And it's only getting more complicated, especially for disciples striving to live as Jesus wants us to live. When faced with current challenges, believers often long for the good old days of the New Testament church. In reality, the culture and the church were just as crazy then as they are today--rampant sexual immorality, racial prejudice, social and economic segregation, and arguments and divisions over favorite spiritual leaders.
Ministering to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul addressed many of these issues. His first letter to the church contained this life-changing truth: the heartbeat and lifeblood of the Christian life is grace. This study provides a clear and compelling path to the kind of grace that leads to compassionate ministry and influential witness even on the margins of life.
1 Just Grace--That's All (1 Corinthians 1:1-9)
2 Wise Fools (1 Corinthians 1: 18,29-31)
3 Team (1 Corinthians 3:5-9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27)
4 Bringing Sexy Back (1 Corinthians 6:9-20)
5 When Heaven Comes to Earth (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
6 All We Need Is Love (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
- Biblically rooted and gospel-centered content
- Personal study opportunities for continued growth between group sessions
- Group experiences driven by content originally developed by Derwin Gray
- Understand Paul's motivation for writing 1 Corinthians.
- Develop skills for speaking grace into the lives of people within your circles.
- Find commonalities between Paul's experiences with the Corinthians and our culture today.
- Gain biblical clarity on social issues ranging from sexuality to race.
- Develop a helpful understanding of the New Testament church as it applies to grace.
- Emerge from the study equipped to competently address today's social landscape from a grace-filled, biblical position.
Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land and Rock Hill), both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude with a masters of divinity with a concentration in apologetics. He is currently working on his doctorate at Northern Seminary. Gray is the author of The High-Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World.