This is the Participant Guide that accompanies the Prayers of Jesus
Prayer was the backbone of Jesus' life and ministry. From his baptism to his crucifixion, the Gospels portray Jesus as a man of prayer who knew and deeply valued intimate communion with his heavenly Father. What can we learn from the prayers he prayed? In six engaging and interactive small group sessions, this Deeper Connections DVD study explores the prayers of Jesus, revealing new insights into prayer, the character of God, and your relationship with him.
Unlike most Bible studies available, each session begins in Israel, making it easier to experience and understand the cultural background of key events. This dynamic and easy-to-understand study is written and taught by biblical experts with specialized areas of knowledge. The DVD curriculum is available (ISBN: 9781628627688) and comes with a downloadable leader guide--so anyone can lead this study
6-Session Overview of the Prayers of Jesus
From the Lord's Prayer to the story of the persistent widow, get a fantastic overview of 6 major lessons on prayer and what they meant in first-century Jewish and Roman culture:
- Watch and Pray: Jesus' Model Prayer Life
- Our God Listens: The Persistent Widow
- Joining in Jesus' Prayer: The Lord's Prayer
- Praying to a Good God: The Friend at Midnight
- Praying with Purpose: Jesus' Final Prayer
- A Friend in High Places: Faith, Prayer, and Answers
Each session of this DVD study includes:
- 25-35 minute teaching sessions with optional audio reading and a flexible structure design to facilitate group discussions.
- A video introduction from Israel, showing key places Jesus walk and relevant locations of well-known Bible passages. Enjoy seeing:
- The Garden of Gethsemane
- and much more
- Easy-to-understand commentary from top professors and experts from Biola, Wheaton, Talbot, and more
- Incredible historical insights that will deepen your understanding of these familiar stories.
- Practical Applications. Accurate, encouraging, and challenging applications of the Bible's message to life today.
Included with the DVD (ISBN: 9781628627688) is a FREE leader guide with step-by-step suggestions to get the most out of this study including a materials list, session outlines, time frame for 60- and 75-minute session options with extensions, leading tips, and more It's never been easier to lead Perfect for small groups, Bible studies, or personal use. (Participant Guide ISBN: 9781628627695)
About the Series
The Deeper Connections series is unique. Unlike any other Bible study available, this visually stunning DVD series is written and taught by biblical experts - six professors with specialized areas of knowledge. Don't let the word deeper scare you. These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God's Word and apply it more faithfully and effectively. In fact, a full one-third of each study is centered on modern application of Jesus' life and teachings.
Hosted by Jarrett Stevens, who introduces each session from Israel, and filmed in locations as diverse as the Rocky Mountains, the Arizona desert, downtown Chicago, and Little Rock, Arkansas, each volume consists of six fascinating sessions. Each session is taught by a different teacher and emphasizes three components:
- Historical and cultural background
- An engaging, close look at the biblical text and its meaning
- Accurate, encouraging, and challenging applications of the Bible's message to life today