The Greatest Week in History: Luke’s Account of the Passion Week – a 7 session adult Bible study. There have been many significant events that have marked time. The signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Battle at Pearl Harbor, the first step on the Moon, and September 11, 2001 are all etched into the minds of Americans. These dates represent not just dates but also the character of our nation. As significant as these dates may be within the context of American history, they are secondary compared to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. That one event and the week leading up to it mark all of history for eternity. Those seven days serve as the foundation for both the character and substance of Christianity.
In these days of tolerance, it appears that the distinctive traits of the Christian faith are being lost or at least blurred. In some settings, the focus is on the teachings of Jesus rather than His sacrificial redemption. Jesus is more than a great teacher or worthy example. First and foremost, He is Savior. The purpose of this study is to call people back to the cross and the events leading up to his resurrection.
The Greatest Week in History: Luke’s Account of the Passion Week (January Bible Study 2013)
by Rob Futral
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Christian Resources, 2012
“God gives spiritual gifts to believers. By discovering and using your gifts, you can experience supernatural joy, energy, and effectiveness as you serve Him.
“Spiritual Gifts will help new Christians discover their gifts and those long experienced in church to gain marvelous new insights about how the church works best when all members serve out of their giftedness.”
Spiritual Gifts: A Practical Guide to How God Works Through You
by David Francis
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2003
“30 minute sessions that will encourage you to rethink and revive your Sunday School program. Sessions focus on topics like strategy, leadership, and consistency, among others.
David Francis states that this resource “will motivate the leaders in your Bible study ministry, whether you call it Sunday School or something else. They’ll be inspired by his passion, equipped by his principles, encouraged by his application, and entertained by his style. Churches of all sizes will benefit from Sunday School Done Right!”
Sunday School Done Right! A Leadership Training Strategy for Reaching, Teaching and Ministering
by Allan Taylor
Dallas, TX: Sampson Resources, 2007
ISBN 9781933376783 (Leader Guide)
ISBN 9781933376776 (Participant Guide)
ISBN 9781933376769 (Leader Kit)
“The adult volume in the Teaching for Spiritual Transformation series, this book explains and supports the concept of transformational teaching, helps leaders know what it means to be a teacher, describes the relationship of home and church in teaching, discusses the value of curriculum, and provides suggestions for appropriate methodologies for teaching adults.”
Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching
compiled by Rick Edwards
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2000