Ask the average person in the street: Whats Christianity all about? or: What is a Christian?and youll probably get answers like Believing in God or Someone who tries to live a good life
Most people assume that Christians live (or claim to live) good lives, following rules taught by Jesus. Most people think becoming a Christian is too difficult or makes you a hypocrite. Most people have missed what real Christianity is.
Thats why God and You has been written. Six discussions introduce people to the heart of the Christian good news, as recorded in the Bible and taught throughout the history of the Christian church.
The course (originally called Scripture Under Scrutiny) was designed for Australian university students with no church background or Bible knowledge. But it has been developed and expanded for use with people of all ages and backgrounds.
The course looks at part of Pauls letter to Christians in Rome, where he summarises the Christian messagein fact, the message of the whole Bible. In each session there are Bible passages to read and questions to discussthese open up the meaning of Paul's letter, ask how the Bible teaching fits with people's experience of the world, and get people to reflect on what this could mean for them.
This message from God is unique among all religions, faiths and ideologies-you will find nothing else like it anywhere! You may know nothing about God, the Bible, Christianity or the church-then this course is for you.
Simply come with a curious mind and in just six discussions you can discover the astounding good news of Jesus Christ...and the truth about God and you.
Says who? (Romans 1 v 1-6 and 14-20)
What in the world are we doing? (Romans 1 v 18 2 v 1 and 3 v 9-18)
What in the world is God doing? (Romans 2 v 1-16)
What can religion do? (Romans 2 v 17-29 and 3 v19-20)
Gods gift (Romans 3 v 21-31)
Right with God (Romans 5 v 1-11)
A downloadable Leader's Guide is available to highlight the issues raised in each discussion, provide target answers for the questions, and help you prepare to take people through the course.
God and You can be used with people who are looking into the Bible for the first time. No previous Bible knowledge is needed. Every passage looked at is printed in the handbook, along with a dictionary feature that explains unfamiliar terms or words used differently in the Bible from everyday life.
God and You: Unlock the heart of the Christian message by Pete Woodcock, Anne Woodcock was published by The Good Book Company in June 2014 and is our 40249th best seller. The ISBN for God and You: Unlock the heart of the Christian message is 9781909919303.