The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club--it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.
What do you think the future holds? Right now it looks pretty scary. And Bible prophecy hardly brightens the picture--not with its mind-boggling images of singing saints, ten-horned monsters, mystical numbers, and a lake of fire. What does it all mean? Fortunately, it does mean something. A great deal. And while the Bible paints a grim future for a world bent on worshiping its own ways, it offers great hope for those whose hearts are set on God.
Future Shock includes these sessions:
-Will Jesus Return This Year?
-The Scroll Opener
-After the Gavel Falls . . .
-Ultimate Evil: The Antichrist, the Beast, and 666
-Happily Ever After?
For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.
Future Shock by Mark Ashton was published by Zondervan in July 2002 and is our 42334th best seller. The ISBN for Future Shock is 9780310245278.