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1 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Getting to grips with the Bible

2 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 1: What’s the Bible all about?

3 Session 1 “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.” Mahatma Ghandi Rotation angle 350 o

4 “I’ve often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction.” Sir Ian McKellen Session 1 Rotation angle 350 o

5 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) WHAT IS THE BIBLE? Session 1

6 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 1

7 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) WHAT IS THE BIBLE? Session 1

8 The Bible is God’s living story… Rotation angle 350 o

9 Session 1 “…let’s make a group decision to drop once and for all the Bible-as-owner’s-manual metaphor. It’s terrible. It really is…When was the last time you read the owner’s manual for your toaster? Do you find it remotely inspiring and meaningful?...We have to embrace the Bible as the wild, uncensored, passionate account it is of people experiencing the living God….” Rob Bell Rotation angle 350 o

10 Session 1 “…one unfolding story of God’s activity for the salvation of the world… The Bible is not a mere jumble of history, poetry, lessons in morality and theology, comforting promises, guiding principles and commands; it is fundamentally a coherent whole. Every part of the Bible - each event, each character, command, prophecy and poem - must be understood in the context of the one storyline.” Craig Bartholomew & Michael Goheen Rotation angle 350 o

11 Session 1 - Noah’s Ark - The giving of the Ten Commandments - Elijah and the prophets of Baal - Daniel in the lions den - Solomon building the Temple - Samson and Delilah - Jesus feeding the Saul’s vision on the Damascus road - Joseph and his coat of many colours - The Last Supper Order this list of Bible stories...

12 Session 1 - Joseph and his coat of many colours - The giving of the Ten Commandments - Samson and Delilah - Noah’s ark - Solomon building the Temple - Elijah and the prophets of Baal - Daniel in the Lion’s den - Jesus feeding the 5,000 - The Last Supper - Saul’s vision on the Damascus road Order this list of Bible stories...

13 Session 1 Act 1: Creation Act 2: Rebellion Act 3: Israel Act 4: Jesus Act 5: Church Act 6: New creation The Bible as a 6 act play...

14 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Video: Lacey Theatre Company Through the Bible Session 1

15 Why is God’s story important? Rotation angle 350 o Session 1 …what’s the BIG story of the Bible?

16 Finding my place in the story… Rotation angle 350 o Session 1

17 “…Is the greatest truth about Adam and the fruit that it happened, or that it happens?... This is why the Bible is so powerful: These ancient stories are our stories… They are alive and active and teaching us about our lives in our world, today.” Rob Bell Rotation angle 350 o

18 Session 1 “The book of Revelation offers us the vision of a city which is on the one hand the perfection of all human striving towards beauty, civilisation and good order and on the other hand is the place where every tear is dried and where every one of us knows God face to face and knows that we are his and he is ours. That is the vision with which the Bible ends and it is a vision that enables us to see the whole human story and each of our lives within that story as meaningful and which therefore invites us through Jesus Christ to become responsible actors in history.” Lesslie Newbegin Rotation angle 350 o

19 Session 1 “…the sacred stories found in the Bible are part of the great story of God, through Jesus, reconciling the world. But we do more than just tell stories; we believe and live into these stories. We allow these stories to penetrate our understanding of life, to form and shape us, to guide and articulate our own experience. The stories of Scripture are windows into the nature of God and humanity and our relationship to one another. They are stories that help us repent, heal, learn, grow and stretch toward God’s love and wholeness.” Mark Yaconelli

20 Time to reflect… Session 1

21 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2: Getting into the Bible

22 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2

23 - Can you name any of the prophets who encouraged the people to return to God? Session 2 - Why did Adam and Eve leave the garden of Eden? - Who did God choose to be the father of the nation of Israel? - Who did God choose to set the Israelites FREE from Egyptian slavery? - Who was the greatest King in Israel?

24 - What is our promised hope for the future? Session 2 - For how many years did God stop speaking to His people? - Who came to prepare the way for Jesus? - Can you name some of the miracles of Jesus? - How long did Jesus spend time with his friends after he died and rose again, and before returning to His father in heaven?

25 Session 2 How important is the Bible? Rotation angle 350 o

26 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2 What does the Bible say about itself?

27 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2 - God’s inspired word 2 Peter 1:20-21 What does the Bible say about itself?

28 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2 - God’s inspired word 2 Peter 1: God’s living word Hebrews 4:12 What does the Bible say about itself?

29 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 2 - God’s inspired word 2 Peter 1:20-21 What does the Bible say about itself? - God’s living word Hebrews 4:12 - God’s roadmap for effective Christian living 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:9-11, 105, 133, John 8:31-32

30 The Bible is a library of books Session 2

31 Final 17 books: Are the Prophet books The Old Testament is divided as follows.... First 5 books: The Pentateuch ‘The Law’ Next 12 books: Are historical Next 5 books: Are poetry and wisdom

32 The final book Is a book of prophecy The New Testament is divided as follows.... First 4 books: Gospels - story of Jesus Acts: The story of the early church The next 21 books: Are letters to churches & individuals

33 Jesus is the central character of the Bible Session 2 “Jesus is in the Old Testament concealed, Jesus is in the New Testament revealed”

34 How do we know that the Bible is true? Session 2 - The accuracy of the copying process - The accuracy of the early manuscripts - The power to change lives

35 Bible exegesis… Session 2 What is the context? What is the content?

36 Bible exegesis… - Why was it written? Session 2 - What type of book is it? - Who wrote this book and who was it written to? - Where was it written from? - When was it written?

37 Bible hermeutics… Applying the word here and now Session 2

38 Time to reflect… Session 2

39 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 3: Getting the Bible in to you!

40 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 3 Get in to the habit

41 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 3 Be ACCOUNTABLE

42 Place your image behind the black panel. (Right Click, Arrange, Bring to front) Session 3 Pray that God will speak to you

43 Remember the word SOAP Session 3 S cripture O bservation A pplication P rayer

44 Be creative Session 3 Read it Study it Meditate on it Pray it

45 Make use of helpful tools Session 3 Daily readings Use a guide Bible dictionaries Commentaries Studying with friends

46 Time to reflect… Session 3

47 “The Bible is not just a document, but a gateway into spiritual reality. Its words are breathed by God himself, through writers moved by the Holy Spirit and they offer us not principles or information but a life-changing relationship with the Creator of the universe.” Alison Morgan

48 Getting to grips with the Bible


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