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The Story of Hope

The 66 books of the Bible were written over a period of more than 1,500 years by approximately 40 authors who represent a wide range of historical eras, geographical settings, political and cultural perspectives, social and economic backgrounds, and human personalities. This remarkable book contains more than 500 stories involving nearly 3,000 characters. Yet, beautifully interwoven from cover to cover through all the Bible's stories is one Big Story. (From The Story of Hope Introduction)

This resource will be used in small group settings to explore the big picture of the Bible, and to understand God’s amazing message of hope.

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Big Story of the Bible
The Eternal God
The Creation of Humankind
Beginning of Human Sin
The Great Flood
God Provides a Substitute
The Exodus from Egypt
Prophecies of a Coming Messiah
Birth of Jesus of Nazareth
Encounter with a Religious Leader
Spread of Jesus’ Fame
Jesus’ Power Over a Legion of Demons
Betrayal of Jesus
Crucifixion of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
A Blissful Destiny for Believers
Chronological Bridge to Life
A Personal Faith Response

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The Way to Joy

The Way to Joy is a tool that will be used in small group settings to help us learn God's Word more deeply and develop the basics of living as a Jesus follower.

Discover God's purpose and plan for you. Connect with a community of Jesus followers as we learn to memorize and meditate on God's Word together and help each other on our journey. Experience the joy of following Jesus and seeing God's power in our lives as He grows us.

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Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship The Way to Joy

The Nav 2:7 Series

The name is based on the Scripture reference Colossians 2:7—the statement of the Apostle Paul to a New Testament church: “Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” This theme verse helps explain the goals of this training that will take place in small group settings:

  1. For a Christian to become built up in Christ and strengthened (or established) in his or her faith. This series of courses includes instruction in practical Bible study techniques, Scripture memory skills, how to have an exciting devotional life, and how to be more effective in evangelism.

  2. For a Christian to learn to overflow with gratitude in everyday life. The series will help an individual learn to experience and enjoy a stable and consistent Christian walk.

  3. For a Christian to be taught (or instructed). This implies that training needs to take place before believers develop into a follower of Christ whose life can significantly impact in the lives of people around them.  From Nav 2:7 website

The Nav 2:7 Series consists of three courses:

  • Book 1:  Growing Strong in God’s Family

  • Book 2:  Deepening Your Roots in God’s Family

  • Book 3:  Bearing Fruit in God’s Family

Learn more about the Nav 2:7 Series 

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