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Series Arc for The Book: 40 Days in the Word

 —  January 17, 2012 — 5 Comments

THE BOOK
Student 40 Days in the Word Campaign

Week 1: The Authority of the Bible
Where did the Bible come from? How did we end up with the Bible we have today even though it is several thousand years old? How is the Bible different than other holy books like the Koran or the book or Mormon? Didn’t men just write it? The Bible is our only rule for faith and practice and was written by the inspiration of God and preserved for us without error today. But here’s the dirty little secret of Christians: no one reads it.

Week 2: Love, God
Why was the Bible written? The Bible is God’s love letter to us. The Bible tells Jesus story. The Bible reveals so much about life, God and eternity. We’ll cover the whole Bible themes as a whole and end with the idea that the Bible essentially ends with “Love, God” and then gives us ultimate challenge to love God.

Week 3: Bible Words You Need to Know
There are some huge words and concepts in the Bible that need to be explained and reveal huge truths about God and our relationship with Him. What does “sanctification” mean? How are we “born again”? Does “Ask Jesus into my heart” appear anywhere in the Bible? These questions and more in this message about Christian language you might here at church.

Week 4: OT Survey
An overview of the entire Old Testament in 30 minutes. We’ll cover each of the major divisions of the first half of the Bible and hit on themes and observations from a look at 35,000ft. A clothesline on stage will be hung with pictures of various important events covered in the Scripture.

Week 5: NT Survey
An overview of the entire New Testament in 30 minutes. We’ll cover each of the major divisions of the first half of the Bible and hit on themes and observations from a look at 35,000ft. A clothesline on stage will be hung with pictures of various important events covered in the Scripture.

Week 6: How to Study the Bible
This weekend we’ll cover the basics on how to study the Bible. We’ll do our best to explain and make practical the Bible study techniques of observation, illumination, meditation, interpretation and application. The message will end with a recap of the series as well as a challenge to spend time with God every day.

JG

Josh Griffin

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5 responses to Series Arc for The Book: 40 Days in the Word

  1. Thanks for sharing. Our church is doing this campaign from you guys after Easter and our Youth will be going along with it, Cant wait

  2. Our church is looking at doing this in the fall and as the youth/young adult director, I’m wondering how much you did the same vs. different as the adults. The way our church is structured, the students will be in Worship with the adults so we wouldn’t have a separate sermon series for them which is what it seems is offered on the 40-days site. When it comes to small group discussions and the daily personal study, did your students use the adult workbook, did you create something different? Having been through the campaign, what would be your suggestions to engage high school during the sunday school education hour as well the daily studies for youth? Thanks!

  3. We didn’t connect our Life Groups to the series – we only did the weekend services, etc. You can probably easily adapt the student youth group talks into curriculum, so sorry I don’t have anything ready-made to help you out with this! JG

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