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Bible Study Series Outline

1. Seek God:

1. 1 Seeking God – to help you pursue a relationship with God by developing a seeker’s heart.

1. 2 God and Man: The True Story – to help you see a picture of the great Bible epic or story and how it all fits together from Genesis to the New Testament.

1. 3 The Word of God – to help you see what the Bible says about itself, to develop a love of reading God’s word in order to discover God’s will and apply it to your life.

1. 4 Knowing Jesus – to examine the life, character and teachings of Jesus so that you can come to faith in him and aspire to follow him.

Additional studies: Jesus: Lord, Liar or Lunatic?Evidences for JesusWho is Jesus?Lord, Teach Us to Pray, The Reality of the Bible.

2. See The Need:

2.1 The World’s Wisdom or God’s Wisdom – This study will show the stark contrast between the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom and help you understand that you need to make a choice between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world.

2.2 Sin – To help see yourself as our Holy God sees you: loved by him yet utterly sinful and separated from him.

Additional studies: Seeing Your Sin, Repentance, Breaking the Law.

3. Faith in Jesus:

3.1 The Cross of Christ – The purpose of this study is to show through the Cross, the incredible, unstoppable love of God as well as his righteousness and justice

3.2 Repentance and Baptism – When we understand God’s grace, the response of faith is to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:36-38).

Additional studies: Salvation by Grace Through Faith, A Medical Account of the Crucifixion, Baptism: Additional study

4. New Life:

4.1 Lordship and Discipleship – The only appropriate and acceptable response to Jesus and his death on our behalf is willing obedience to God through following his Son.

4.2 The Church – to help an individual understand God’s role for us in His church and to see that they will become a part of the body of Christ, a member of God’s family.

Additional study: The Holy SpiritThe Kingdom of God

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1.1 Seeking God

Purpose: To help you pursue a relationship with God by developing a seeker’s heart and by coming to know Jesus as revealed in God’s Word, the Bible. Acts 17:16-28.  Ever ask yourself: “What on earth am I here for?” You aren’t alone! Why did God create you and bring you to this very point and …

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1.2 God and Man: The True Story

Purpose: To help you see a picture of the great Bible epic or story and how it all fits together from Genesis to the New Testament. This study will help you get an overview of the entire Bible. This is a study of the greatest story in human history and how we all fit into it. …

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1.3 The Word of God

Purpose: To help you see what the Bible says about itself, to develop a love of reading God’s word in order to discover God’s will and apply it to one’s life. The goal is to change and become more like Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  All Scripture is inspired by God, and is to be applied …

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1.3.1 The Reality of the Bible

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to build a foundation for a person’s faith that the Bible is completely inspired of God and not man! 2 Peter 1:20-21. How can we be sure that the origin of Scripture is not found in the will of men, but from God alone? Would you record your …

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1.4 Knowing Jesus

Purpose: To examine the life, character and teachings of Jesus so that you can come to faith in him and aspire to follow him and come to know God through him. Another helpful study about Jesus is Lord, Liar or Lunatic. See also the additional study: Teach us to Pray related to Mark 1:35. For a …

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1.4.1 Jesus: Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

Purpose: If Jesus claimed to be the LORD and SAVIOR of all mankind, and knew His claims were false, that would make Him a liar. What if Jesus claimed to be God, and did not know His claims were false, that would make Him a lunatic. But what if Jesus claimed to be God and …

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1.4.2 Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to teach you how to pray just as Jesus taught His disciples, so that you can develop a loving relationship with God and be transformed in the process.   Lord, Teach us to Pray Luke 11:1. In what ways do you see humility in these disciples? This is …

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1.4.3 Who is Jesus?

1. John 1:1, 14 A. Jesus is God in the flesh. B. Imagine you are all-powerful, and you want to communicate with an ant colony to let them understand how much you love them. How would you do it without terrifying them? Become an ant yourself. 2. Colossians 2:9 A. All of the fullness of …

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1.4.4 Evidences for Jesus

1. Matthew 16:13  A. Who do you personally say Jesus is? B. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God (John 5:24; John 8:23-24; John 10:30; John 14:6-7). C. What are the possibilities? Was that claim true or false? 1) If false, then Jesus either: a) Was a mythical character that didn’t exist: Legend. b) …

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2.1 The World’s Wisdom or God’s Wisdom?

Purpose: This study will show the stark contrast between the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom and help you understand that you need to make a choice between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world. 1 Corinthians 1:18-20.  Everyone wants to know “How can I really live?” This passage spells out two fundamental …

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2.2 Sin

Purpose: To help see yourself as our Holy God sees you: loved by him yet utterly sinful and separated from him. This realization brings about a desire for both forgiveness and repentance. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict you of your sinfulness in this study (John 16:8). For further conviction on this issue please …

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2.2.1 Breaking the Law

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use the Ten Commandments, otherwise known as the Moral Law, to bring about a conviction of sin and guilt before a holy and righteous God. This study will show that no one is sinless and all fall short of the glory of God. Mark 10:17-20. The rich …

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3.1 The Cross of Christ

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to show through the Cross, the incredible, unstoppable love of God as well as his righteousness and justice—in other words, what God did to win our hearts and pay for the penalty for our sin. This study also stresses that we are saved by grace through our faith …

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3.1.1 Saved by Grace through Faith

Purpose: To show that we are saved by God’s grace, through our faith in Jesus.  We cannot earn our salvation. Psalm 103:1-18. In this psalm, David talks about the heart of the Lord toward weak and sinful people: he is a compassionate, gracious, loving father. How deeply does God love those who fear him? What …

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3.1.2 Medical Account of the Crucifixion

Truman Davis, M.D., M.S. Reprinted with Permission from Arizona Medicine, March 1965 The physical trauma of Christ begins in Gethsemane with one of the initial aspects of His sufferingthe bloody sweat. It is interesting that the physician of the group, Luke, is the only one to mention this. Luke’s biblical account tells of Jesus suffering,  …

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3.2 Repentance and Baptism

Purpose: When we understand God’s grace, the response of faith is to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:36-38). This study is designed to show you what biblical repentance entails and the meaning of baptism into Christ. (And additional study of baptism is here: Baptism: Additional Study). Acts 2:36-38 – Why …

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3.2.1 Baptism: Additional Study

Doctrinal Issues: Infant Baptism? Colossians 2:11-12: Baptism is an immersion in water (from the Greek baptizo meaning “plunge, dip, immerse”—see Acts 8:38-39), but it does not operate “magically” apart from the faith of the one who is baptized. Can an infant believe? Repent of sin? And what sins need to be forgiven? Ezekiel 18:20: Contrary …

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4.1 Lordship and Discipleship

Purpose: The only appropriate and acceptable response to Jesus and his death on our behalf is willing obedience to God through following his Son; anything less cheapens the sacrifice that was made for us. These Scriptures should inspire us to embrace the high calling of discipleship to Jesus Christ. Acts 11:25-26. To call oneself a …

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4.2 The Church

Purpose: To help you understand God’s role for us in His church and to see that you will become a part of the body of Christ, a member of God’s family. 1. The Body of Christ  — At baptism we become part of the body of Christ Colossians 1:15-18.  What is the church? It is …

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4.2.1 The Kingdom

1. Matthew 5:17 Law and Prophets. What does this describe? What is Jesus saying he will do? What Jesus did completely fulfilled all the goals, dreams, shadows, types and prophecies of the Old Testament. 2. Matthew 4:13-17; Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:15 What was Jesus main message? The kingdom, the gospel of the Kingdom If his …

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4.2.2 The Holy Spirit

Purpose: To encourage you with the understanding that you will receive the gift of God’s Holy Spirit. After baptism we are sustained by the help of the Spirit, who works powerfully in the life of every disciple of Christ. Acts 2:36-38.  At baptism, we are not only forgiven by Jesus’ death to begin a new …

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VCOC Study Series in PDF

Click here to download and print the complete study series: VCOC Study Series 2011

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