One life. What’s it all about?
What is Christianity Explored?• A 7-week course giving people time and  space to think about the big questions  of life an...
Christianity Explored Training• 1st Session (Worship) – Focus on  Content• 2nd Session (After Worship) – Focus  on Course ...
Christianity Explored Training• Believers – brush up on the basics of  their Christian faith• Nonbelievers – opportunity t...
Christianity Explored Training• IBCB – 75% of our average worship  attendance take CE during 2012• Berlin – offer the CE c...
“Christianity Explored”• CE: The Course (7 weeks)• Two Options…  – Small Group (Winter/Spring)  – Church Course (22. Feb.)...
“Christianity Explored”•   7 Week Study•   Beginning Wed. 22. February•   18:30 h (Simple Supper)•   19:00 h (Session)•   ...
Why Evangelize?• What images come to mind when  you hear the word “evangelist”?
Why Evangelize?• “Go and “evangelist” 28:20           make disciples…” Mt.• “Do the work of an evangelist…”    someone who...
The Good NewsA) God created us to be in relationship with him enjoying his perfect goodness. But we have sought our satisf...
The Good NewsB) God’s perfect love and justice means that he cannot simply ignore sin. So, we will be judged and God’s rig...
The Good NewsC) However, the good news is that Jesus Christ died on the cross to deal with God’s loving justice. Jesus – G...
The Good NewsD) God then raised Jesus from the dead. His resurrection is the conclusive sign that Jesus’ sacrificial death...
The Good NewsE) If we turn away from our sin, put  our trust in Jesus and seek to obey  him, we can once again enjoy the  ...
The Good NewsF) We do not deserve this  extraordinary rescue, and nothing  we do can earn it. All we can do is  gratefully...
Why Evangelize?Seeking God     Lost Sinner Shepherd         Sheep  Woman            Coin  Father           Son   You      ...
God’s Role…Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)1 Therefore, since through Gods mercy we have   this ministry, we do not lose ...
God’s Role…Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those   who are perishing....
God’s Role … Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of  darkness," made his light shin...
God’s Role…Our RoleGod’s Role     Our RoleConvicting CallingConverting
God’s Role … Our Role2 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) “herald”   “preacher” or5 Forwe do not preach ourselves, but Jesus     someon...
God’s Role…Our RoleGod’s Role     Our RoleConvicting     Praying Calling        CaringConverting     Sharing
God’s Role … Our Role• We do not use deception (honesty  and integrity)• We do not distort God’s truth  (faithful and open...
One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages   around Caesarea Philippi. On the way...
One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31   He then began to teach them that ...
One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he   rebuked Peter. "Get behind me,...
One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it,   but whoever loses his life for me a...
One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words   in this adulterous and sinful generation, th...
One Life: Jesus  Identity        Mission           Call                                What does it                 Why di...
Christianity Explored• Expect a challenge (7-week  commitment)• Expect disappointment• Expect delay• Expect dramatic results
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Christianity Explored Training

  1. 1. One life. What’s it all about?
  2. 2. What is Christianity Explored?• A 7-week course giving people time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of Jesus.• Looking at Marks gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
  3. 3. Christianity Explored Training• 1st Session (Worship) – Focus on Content• 2nd Session (After Worship) – Focus on Course (small group skills)
  4. 4. Christianity Explored Training• Believers – brush up on the basics of their Christian faith• Nonbelievers – opportunity to investigate the basics of Christian faith
  5. 5. Christianity Explored Training• IBCB – 75% of our average worship attendance take CE during 2012• Berlin – offer the CE course twice a year @ facility and twice off site
  6. 6. “Christianity Explored”• CE: The Course (7 weeks)• Two Options… – Small Group (Winter/Spring) – Church Course (22. Feb.) • New Group • Your Group • Your self
  7. 7. “Christianity Explored”• 7 Week Study• Beginning Wed. 22. February• 18:30 h (Simple Supper)• 19:00 h (Session)• Hosted @ IBCB by “CE Team”• Everyone welcome!
  8. 8. Why Evangelize?• What images come to mind when you hear the word “evangelist”?
  9. 9. Why Evangelize?• “Go and “evangelist” 28:20 make disciples…” Mt.• “Do the work of an evangelist…” someone who brings 2 Tim. 4:5 good news
  10. 10. The Good NewsA) God created us to be in relationship with him enjoying his perfect goodness. But we have sought our satisfaction in other things. This rejection of God is what the Bible calls “sin”.
  11. 11. The Good NewsB) God’s perfect love and justice means that he cannot simply ignore sin. So, we will be judged and God’s righteous punishment for sin is death and hell.
  12. 12. The Good NewsC) However, the good news is that Jesus Christ died on the cross to deal with God’s loving justice. Jesus – God himself as a human – died as our substitute taking our punishment on himself.
  13. 13. The Good NewsD) God then raised Jesus from the dead. His resurrection is the conclusive sign that Jesus’ sacrificial death has been accepted by God.
  14. 14. The Good NewsE) If we turn away from our sin, put our trust in Jesus and seek to obey him, we can once again enjoy the uniquely satisfying relationship with God for which we were created.
  15. 15. The Good NewsF) We do not deserve this extraordinary rescue, and nothing we do can earn it. All we can do is gratefully accept what God has done for us.
  16. 16. Why Evangelize?Seeking God Lost Sinner Shepherd Sheep Woman Coin Father Son You Family/Friend
  17. 17. God’s Role…Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)1 Therefore, since through Gods mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every mans conscience in the sight of God.
  18. 18. God’s Role…Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus sake.
  19. 19. God’s Role … Our Role2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
  20. 20. God’s Role…Our RoleGod’s Role Our RoleConvicting CallingConverting
  21. 21. God’s Role … Our Role2 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) “herald” “preacher” or5 Forwe do not preach ourselves, but Jesus someone who relates Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your important announcements servants for Jesus sake. from the king
  22. 22. God’s Role…Our RoleGod’s Role Our RoleConvicting Praying Calling CaringConverting Sharing
  23. 23. God’s Role … Our Role• We do not use deception (honesty and integrity)• We do not distort God’s truth (faithful and open)• We do not preach ourselves (humble and respectful)
  24. 24. One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?" 28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets." 29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ."
  25. 25. One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
  26. 26. One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
  27. 27. One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
  28. 28. One Life: JesusMark 8:27-38 (NIV)38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Fathers glory with the holy angels."
  29. 29. One Life: Jesus Identity Mission Call What does it Why did heWho is Jesus? mean to follow come? him?Mark 8:27-30 Mark 8:31-33 Mark 8:34-38
  30. 30. Christianity Explored• Expect a challenge (7-week commitment)• Expect disappointment• Expect delay• Expect dramatic results

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