1. God and Creation
We start at the very beginning of time and the proper perspective is to start with God. He created the universe, He created us. What was His purpose, what was His plan and how is His plan unfolding in the history of our world which is actually properly seen as His Story not ours. Much of what is wrong with the world or our understanding of it stems from look at our world from the wrong perspective. Our brief look at Genesis 1 starts us of.
2. The Nature of Man
This study of Genesis 2 introduces us to the nature and original purpose of man. Why is man different from all the animals, what is the purpose of work and the concept behind the Sabbath rest which God original provided. How is man related to woman and why relationships and community are at the heart of human existence.
3. The Fall Of Man - Sin
The travails of our world ultimately stem from sin initiated in this fateful historical event in human history This study of Genesis 3 shows us why and how sin entered the world and explains the devastating consequences it had that has affected every human person that ever lived. The very motives and characteristics of sin remain the same through every generation hence it is vital to examine this event in our walk towards holiness.
4. How To Be Born Again
Sin brings spiritual death which is separation from God inducing a blindness and an insensitivity to all things divine. Spiritual death leads to eternal death and separation from God . In this segment Jesus discusses the need to be born again with Nicodemus a religious leader in the Gospel of John chapter 3. Find out what it means to be born again, why we need to be born again and what must we do to be born again.
5. Salvation In The Gospel
How does believing in Jesus bring us out of spiritual death into eternal life. What does the cross mean and how does the crucifixion of Jesus reverse our slavery to sin and bring us to spiritual life again. The apostle Paul details the mechanics of salvation and Christs sacrifice in his letter to the Romans chapter 3. Follow how he does this in a series of metaphors which this presentation seeks to unravel so we can begin to understand salvation through Jesus.
6. Introduction To The Bible
The bible is the bed rock of our faith because Christianity is based on divine revelation. How did we get the bible? How was it transmitted over the centuries? Is it accurate and why is it authoritative. Why are there so many different versions of the bible on the shelves. What is the difference between the different versions and why do they differ? This presentation introduces the believer in to the process of how the bible was first derived and transmitted.
7. How To Read The Bible
The bible was written over 1400 years ago by 40 different authors many of whom never knew each other and yet there is a cogent message that spans the years because it is God behind the pages. Discover how God communicates to us in the bible. How to read it in its historical , social and cultural context. The role of grammar and use of words. Learn how we have to read the different genres of the bible and discern His truths.
8. Learning To Pray The Lord's Prayer - Part 1
Prayer is the believers life line into the presence of God. The Lord’s prayer as recorded on Matthew 6 is how Jesus Himself had taught the disciples about the principles of prayer. This segment will attempt to break down the various elements of this prayer in such a way that it will be practical for every believer to practice. In particular we will deal with the proper approach to God, worship and struggling to seeking His will and kingdom in our prayer.
9. Learning to pray: The Lord’s Prayer - Part 2
Prayer is the amazing process of encountering the most power person in the universe who has actually invited us into the throne of grace and to lay before Him the burdens of our lives and our world. This part of the Lord’s prayer will focus on how to petition God for our needs, confession of our sins and deliverance from every evil that we will ever face. We will not survive without this vital avenue…
14. Financial Fruitfulness - Part 1
Giving to the work of the Kingdom and alleviating the suffering of the poor is one of the cornerstones of godly living. Paul writes to the Corinthian believers in 2 Cor 8 and we will study his appeal to them to give sacrificially to their brethren in Jerusalem suffering from famine. This presentation will establish the principles of Christian giving. Why we should give and how we should give.
15. Financial Fruitfulness - Part 2
There is much blessing in giving and Paul continues his teaching on giving in 2 Cor 9 where much on the same topic Paul outlines the many blessings of giving. How God will be faithful and cause us to be blessed with much more and in every way so that we will be even more generous in our giving. This teaching counters the heresy that is in the prosperity gospel which actually seeks to use God rather than serve God.
16. Baptism - Part 1
We are all commanded by Jesus to make disciples in all the nations in Matt 28 and to baptize them. This baptism module will revise the salvation process and outline why we should be baptized, what the process entails and what symbolism is inbuilt into the ceremony. What does it mean to be immersed into the water. What does it mean to resurface into new life. Who should be baptized?
17. Baptism - Part 2
Baptism is the outward sign of our inward faith and yet Jesus commands us to be baptized when we believe. We are also baptized into the church and we are baptized as a witness to all our friends and family. This segment is vital for every baptism candidate before this very joyous event. The actual ceremony will be outlined in detail in this presentation for all candidates to be prepared.