The following suggest studies would be great to use in your Community Group, especially in lead-up or follow-up to Easter. The Resurrection is the defining high-point of our faith, upon which all of Jesus’ claims and teachings hinge. These studies either approach the Resurrection from an apologetic standpoint (defending/giving evidence for), or specifically the importance of the Resurrection in relation to better understanding and appreciating who Jesus is.
All of these studies are available for checkout from the PV library, though quantities are limited.
DVD study | 12 sessions
Synopsis: We can know the truth. There are solid, logical answers to satisfy the heart and mind of those who are seeking. Sessions include: Why I Believe in the Resurrection (2 sessions), Why I Believe in Life After Death (2 sessions), Why I Believe in the Bible (2 sessions), Why I Believe in Creation (4 sessions), Why I Believe in the God of the Bible (2 sessions).
DVD study | 6 sessions
Synopsis: Make the life-changing story of Easter real for your small group through the dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching of Kyle Idleman. State-of-the art production and in-depth study will keep members engaged in discussing Christ’s Passion and resurrection as they bond with each other—and with the eternal message of Scripture. A unique, video driven small group study that brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life.
DVD study | 10 sessions
*For best experience, everyone in the group should have their own Discovery Guide.
Synopsis: A part of the “Faith Lessons” series, historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan teaches how confronting evil can be loudly proclaiming the name of Jesus or quietly caring for someone in need. It contains personal Bible studies for between-session learning along with questions for reflection and group discussion. Throughout are sidebars, maps, photos, and other study tools.
Book and study guide | 9 sessions
For best experience, use this study guide along with paperback Jesus the King.
Synopsis: This powerful study from author Tim Keller focuses on the meaning and significance of Jesus’ life, based on the gospel of Mark. Is he the promised Messiah? Keller highlights the cosmic, historical, and personal dimensions of the story, encouraging everybody to re-examine their relationship with God.