Characters Volume 7: The Early Church Leaders - Bible Study Book
The Early Church Leaders Bible Study Book includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," a leader guide, and tips for leading a group. Every person in the Bible is a supporting actor in God's story—each revealing who God is and what His will is for human beings both then and now. In these characters, we see a glimpse of ourselves, coming to understand our failings, our potential, and God's purpose through it all.The Early Church Leaders is the final volume of the Characters series. See how the early church forms, flourishes, and eventually disperses on mission. In this volume, you will gain courage from the story of Stephen, perseverance and mission through the story of Paul, encouragement from the story of Barnabas, resolve to continue on through the story of Timothy, and more. These early church leaders not only demonstrate life among the people of God but also how to be faithful witnesses in an increasingly hostile culture. Session topics: 1. Stephen: The Martyred Leader 2. Paul: The Missionary Leader 3. Barnabas: The Encouraging Leader 4. James: The Unifying Leader 5. Priscilla and Aquila: The Servant Leaders 6. Timothy: The Young Leader Features: • Six small-group sessions • Personal study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth Benefits: • See how the church progressed beyond the 12 disciples. • Watch ordinary people become gripped with the mission of God. • Be inspired to stand boldly for Christ despite persecution and trials. • Understand how the gospel was taken to the ends of the earth. • Learn the importance of passing on your faith to the next generation. • Be better equipped to instruct those who are young in the faith. • Encourage others as they walk in faith. • Become confident of your own place as a character of God's story. • Experience the redemption that comes through God's use of imperfect people for His will.