The Jesus Lens – Introduction and the Gospels

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We’ll begin the story of Scripture at its climax: the Incarnation of Jesus Christ who was the exact representation of the Father. Below you’ll find links to either watch the video presentation, or to listen or download the audio version as they become available. If the links are inactive, it’s because they are not ready yet. For each section you’ll also find Powerpoint slides in PDF format to help you follow the audio and a set of study notes to accompany the presentation.

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Session 1: The Starting Point

What does it mean that Scripture is inspired by God after the way it was written and assembled? How do I know I can trust Scripture to reveal God’s truth to me?

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Session 2: Who is God Really?

Why does it seem that God’s character shifts so much from the Old Testament understanding of him as the God to fear to the New Testament view of God as an Abba to love and trust?

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Question and Answer on Sessions 1 and 2

After the second session Wayne engaged the audience in a dialog about the material already presented.


Session 3: The Story of Redemption

We can understand the shifting insights of Scripture only as we read it as a progressive revelation of God to people who were thoroughly lost in the darkness and not as a rulebook we must observe.

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Session 4: The Jesus Lens

The climax of Scripture is found in the person of Jesus and only be reading all of it through his eyes can we understand the revelational flow of Scripture that gently guides us to the reality of who God is.

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Question and Answer on Sessions 3 and 4

After the fourth session Wayne engaged the audience in a dialog about the material already presented.


Session 5: The Word of God

When we started calling the Bible the “Word of God” we unwittingly substituted a book and its principles for a vibrant relationship with the Risen Jesus and following his rules became more important than following him.

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Session 6: Beginning at the End – The Gospels

Getting to know the Jesus of Scripture through the Gospels is critical to understanding the rest of the Bible. See how he lives, what he says, and how he interacts with others he encounters.

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Session 7: The Gospels, Part II

You can begin in Mark with a quick overview of the life of Jesus then view more of the details in Matthew and John. Finally read Luke to complete the narrative. Read them over and over again until the Jesus of Scripture becomes a real person.

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1 Comment
  1. Paul Brauen March 6, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Wayne, I am really enjoying this series. Thank you for including the link in your email re When Scriptures Terrify Me! I have one question/comment on Session 2. When you are discussing the “negative” fear scriptures in the NT, you come to Romans 14:7, in which you say was directed to unbelievers. You then conclude with: “only one of them work and it really is aimed at unbelievers and not believers and not at people whom God wants to redeem.” Do you really believe there are people whom God does not want to redeem or was that misspoke? I hope that you don’t find this question too picky, I don’t mean it that way, just a sincere searching after the truth of such a crucial issue.

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