Is the gospel really good news? What was the central message of Jesus, and how can Christians share it effectively with others?
In these five easy-to-use studies, James Choung guides readers through key Scripture passages that informed his groundbreaking book True Story. Discover the four movements of the gospel's Big Story and what they mean for living and sharing the Christian faith.
As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths found in classic books. Each session features quotations from True Story matched with Scripture passages, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to connect the text to their own lives. A leader's guide and list of suggested resources are also included.
Getting the Most Out of True Story Bible Study
Introduction: Is the Gospel Really Good News?
Session One: A Crisis of Faith: Matthew 5:13-16
Session Two: Designed for Good: Genesis 1:1, 27, 31; 2:15-25
Session Three: Damaged by Evil: Genesis 3:1-19
Session Four: Restored for Better: Colossians 1:15-23
The Big Story
Session Five: Sent Together to Heal: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47
Leading a Small Group