What's Christianity All About? (Curriculum Package)

What's Christianity All About? (Curriculum Package)


Curriculum Package- 1 DVD, 10 books, 10 discussion guides
($47 discount from ordering products individually)

The Curriculum Package includes 10 books, 1 DVD, 1 leader guide and 10 discussion guides.

What's Christianity All About? is a curriculum course with a 250-page book, a DVD with interpretative comments on each of the book's 10 chapters, and a 24-page discussion guide. It can be used on Sunday mornings, as a midweek Bible study and for new member classes and small groups.

John Schwarz, the author of the book, is a theologically trained layman who has a passion for equipping Christians to know and live their faith.

Pastor Joel Quie is the host and writer for the ten video vignettes. Joel is pastor of Prairie Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie Minnesota, a large congregation that has grown substantially under his leadership.

Book Chapter Titles and Content

Commendations; Dedication; Preface

1. The Story and Message of the BibleThe OT, NT and the Apocrypha; the Theme and Message of the Bible; the Formation and Translations of the Bible; Revelation, Inspiration and Authority; Reading the Bible; Six Popular Versions/Translations.

2. The Hebrew ScripturesThe Pentateuch; the Prologue; Abraham; Moses; the Rise and Fall of Israel; the Voice and Message of the Prophets; the Wisdom and Devotional Literature; Judaism and Christianity.

3. The World, Life and Ministry of JesusThe Intertestamental Period; the House of Herod; the First-century World of Jesus; Jesus' Birth, Ministry, Baptism, Disciples, Mission, Death and Resurrection; the Names and Titles of Jesus.

4. The Gospel Testimonies to JesusThe Gospels: Then and Now; the Four Canonical Gospels; the Historical Jesus; the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; the Gospels: Four Stories, One Jesus.

5. Paul and The Outward MovementThe Early Church; Paul's Life, Writings and Theology; Galatians; Romans; the Corinthian Correspondence; the Prison and Pastoral Letters; Hebrews and the General Letters; the Book of Revelation.

6. A Brief History of ChristianityThe Patristic Period; the Papacy and the Middle Ages; the Fourfold Protestant Reformation; the Catholic Counter-Reformation; the Enlightenment; Christian Missions to all the World; Christianity in America.

7. Christian Theology and BeliefsChristian Theism; God: All-mighty and All-loving; the Creation of the Universe and Life; Sin: the Human Predicament; Jesus: Lord and Savior; the Holy Spirit; The Church: Marks, Sacraments and Polity; The End Times.

8. Other Religions and BeliefsHinduism and Buddhism; Other Eastern Religions; Islam; Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and Other New Religious Movements; Scientology and Other Non-Christian Sects; the New Age Movement.

9. Prayer, Study, Service and EvangelismGrowing in Christ Through Prayer, Study and Service; the Seven Deadly Sins; Christian Apologetics; the Message and Mechanics of Evangelism; Pascal's Wager.

10. Biblical Guidelines for Christian LivingThe Christian Worldview; the Ten Commandments; the Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount; Four of Jesus' Parables; Jesus' Seven “I am Sayings; Developing “Habits of Godly Living.

Epilogue (What Christianity Is and Is Not by John Stott)

Map of Palestine; Comparison of the Four Gospels; Judeo-Christian Timeline: 2000 BC to AD 2000


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