Old Testament Challenge
Old Testament Challenge: Stepping Out in Faith : Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel (Old Testament Challenge)
- Author: John Ortberg
- Edition: Hardcover
- Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company; Package edition
More on Old Testament Challenge:
Discover the Life-Changing Relevance of the Old Testament This dynamic program takes your church on an eye-opening, heart-searching journey through Scripture on three interlocking levels: Whole congregationThe major themes of the Old Testament snap into focus during 32 weeks of creative and powerful messages that take your entire congregation through the Old Testament. Small groupsTruths taught in corporate worship get reinforced through discussion and relationship. Small groups dig deeper into Gods Word and apply it to their daily lives. IndividualThe Scriptures get up-close-and-personal as each participant takes a life-transforming journey through the first two-thirds of the Bible using the Taking the Old Testament Challenge individual reading guide. This threefold approach will drive the truths of Scripture deep into the heart and life of each participant, with applications designed to turn lessons into lifestyles and principles into practice. Stepping Out in Faith: Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel The wisest of people learn from the successes and struggles of others. Since history repeats itself, looking back on the journey of Gods people and learning from their victories and pitfalls is one of the most valuable things we can ever do. As we look closely at the highs and lows of Israels history, we will discover lessons that can transform and shape both our present and our future. These seven interweaving messages, small group studies, and personal study assignments search the history of Israel and reveal Gods presence with his people as they follow him on an amazing journey of faith. Volume two of Old Testament Challenge educates through action, not just words. Its an exciting new approach for helping the people in your church move closer to God and to each other. Old Testament Challenge Volume 2 kit includes: Teaching Guide with materials for 7 OTC messages 7 messages by John Ortberg on audio CD DVD and VHS video (use either format) presenting an OTC "vision-casting" message by John Ortberg and 3 creative video elements for use during OTC messages Discussion Guide with 7 lessons for small groups that follow the OTC sermons CD-ROM that includes 7 PowerPoint® presentations to use with each OTC message, 10 FAQ resources for the second 10 weeks of the OTC reading on CD-ROM, and "Are You an Old Testament Expert" interactive game. All materials except audio CD sermons by John Ortberg also sold separately. Other OTC resources available for purchase: Taking the Old Testament Challenge reading guide with a 40-week (and optional 32-week) reading plan Implementation Guide for launching Old Testament Challenge in your church Other Old Testament Challenge kits 1Creating a New Community: Life-Changing Stories from the Pentateuch (9 Sessions) 3Developing a Heart for God: Life-Changing Lessons from the Wisdom Books (8 Sessions) 4Pursuing Spiritual Authenticity: Life-Changing Words from the Prophets (8 Sessions)
Description of Old Testament Challenge:
The Old Testament Challenge (OTC) is a thirty-two week series designed for churches to teach, study, and discuss the entire Old Testament over a nine-month period. The goal of OTC is to discover the life-changing truths of the Old Testament and how we can apply them to our lives today. Based on Pastor John Ortbergs OTC series at the New Community services of Willow Creek Community Church, this resource will enable churches to raise the level of biblical literacy and understanding among its congregation.
About John Ortberg:
John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He previously served as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and is the author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; The Life You've Always Wanted; and Love Beyond Reason. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal.
Description of John Ortberg, author of Old Testament Challenge:
A dynamic state-of-the art series on the Old Testament from Willow Creek! Designed to cover the entire OT in nine months, John Ortberg's 32-week study features 7 to 9 lessons that reveal essential truths of the historical books and suggest life applications. Includes teacher's and discussion guides; DVD and VHS video; PowerPoint presentations on CD-ROM; and audio sermons on CD.