Behold Your God is a weekly/monthly study for churches, small groups, families or individuals containing 12 DVD sessions that are reinforced by a 12-week/month daily workbook. Each week's lesson is preceded by a brief historical profile of a notable man or woman of God such as George Muller, A. W. Tozer, Samuel Rutherford, Charles Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Amy Carmichael, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, George Whitefield, Daniel Rowland and Jonathan Edwards.
The heart of each DVD is a 30-minute lesson on one aspect of the Christian life and how it is affected by a biblical rethinking of God's character. The teaching sessions are led by Dr. John Snyder, pastor of Christ Church in New Albany, Mississippi.
• Week 1 - Beholding God: The Great Attraction
• Week 2 - Beholding God: Clearing the Way For Our Return
• Week 3 - Beholding God: In the Bible
• Week 4 - Beholding God: In the Face of Jesus Christ
• Week 5 - Beholding God: In the Work of Salvation
• Week 6 - Beholding God and the Response of Personal Holiness
• Week 7 - Beholding God: Restoring Worship in Our Lives
• Week 8 - Beholding God and Evangelism
• Week 9 - Beholding God and Our Christian Service
• Week 10 - Beholding a Lesser God?
• Week 11 -Beholding God: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism
• Week 12 - Seeking the God We Are beholding
This course may also be run monthly or fortnightly.
Following each teaching session is a collection of comments from interviews with contemporary Christian leaders who explain how a biblical appreciation of God's character has affected their own lives and ministries. Among these men are Paul Washer, Richard Owen Roberts, Conrad Mbewe, Andrew Davies, Jordan Thomas, Anthony Mathenia and Eifion Evans.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
'And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favour with all the people, and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.' (Acts 2:46-47)
We see our bible study groups as intimate communities of people who encourage each other to become more like Jesus. One of the most important aspects of Jesus' ministry was the time He spent with the people He loved. He ate meals with them, prayed with them, spoke the truth to them, and met their practical and spiritual needs. As the modern day hands and feet of Jesus, we are called to love each other in the same way. One of the ways we are hoping to do this at WEST CHURCH is within our Bible Study Groups.
The Word of God is central in the personal and corporate life of WEST CHURCH. The outworking of this commitment is serious, in depth, personal and small group Bible study. These Bible studies each involve groups that meet to study the Word of God in various places around Inverness.
The last words of our Lord Jesus Christ are a command to His people to go into all the nations, teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us (Matthew 28:18-20). How can we teach what we do not know? It is God's Word that will change people and nations. If we really desire to see such change, we must first be changed ourselves by the Spirit's power working through His Word in our lives.
MAJOR NEW STUDY 'BEHOLD YOUR GOD' COMING SEPTEMBER 2015 - please view trailer for more detail.
It is our conclusion as a gathering of God's people that the believer's view of God is the most distinguishing and influential factor in his or her life. This can have a huge impact on our evangelistic methodology and endeavours!