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Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection: Complete Church Curriculum (3 vols.)

by 9 authors Grigoni, Michael R., Custis, Miles, Mangum, Douglas, Whitehead, Matthew M., Barry, John D., Brown, Derek R., Widder, Wendy, Lexham Press, Lindsey, Scott

Lexham Press 2012–2013

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Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection: Complete Church Curriculum (3 vols.)
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Overview

This collection helps your entire church dig deeper into the lives of the founders of our faith. This all-in-one curriculum package has something for everyone:

  • Preaching resources and sermon starters for pastors and teachers
  • Videos, slides and media for the tech team
  • Discussion guides and videos for small group leaders
  • Bulletin inserts and handouts for the entire congregation
  • Books for members of the congregation and small groups, available separately

This collection sets up your church or small group for going deeper for six full months. The preparation work is already done—all you have to do is share and lead. Present elegantly and engage your church or group with this complete church curriculum package.

The version for individuals and group members is available here. Both versions feature infographics, maps, artifact images, thought-provoking questions, “writable” answer boxes, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts. The complete church curriculum for leaders and pastors includes everything in the individual/group member version plus videos, small group lesson plans, sermon outlines, and teaching slideshows.

The Best Curriculum for Churches

Discover new meaning in the lives of the Patriarchs. Discover how God worked in the lives of the Patriarchs to grow them into the leaders of the faith. Find the perfect sermon illustrations. Discuss questions that arise from your new insights. Infuse your sermons with the confidence and conviction that comes from a greater understanding of Scripture and its historical and cultural context. Learn new ways to apply the stories of the Patriarchs’ lives to your life.

Minister more effectively. These resources give you everything you need to hit the ground running—which means less time in meetings and at your desk, and more time doing the work of ministry. You get to focus on your strengths and leave the heavy lifting to us.

Stay organized. This program helps you coordinate all your ministry programs. With a single, shared curriculum, your media and worship teams, small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, and everyone else can stay in the loop. This means fewer phone calls and last-minute surprises for you—and more time in the Word for your church.

Help your church get connected. This collection connects people in your small groups to each other, and connects your small groups to the Sunday-morning experience. The topics in each small group Bible study integrate with your sermons. Best of all, everything is centered on the Word, so your church gets a complete, shared Bible study experience.

Deeper Bible Study—All Week Long

Leading up to Sunday, you have everything you need to get started on your sermon—a sample outline, key points in the text, exegesis, and more. We’ve done the biblical research for you, so you can focus on preparing your sermon and connecting with your congregation.

On Sunday morning, video introductions set the stage for your sermon, and custom-designed slides complement your preaching. Your media team has everything they need—the presentation is ready to go right of the box, but you can customize it as much as you want. Your congregation follows along with bulletin inserts. Everything flows, elegantly and seamlessly.

During the following week, your small groups and individuals in the congregation who have the individual study guide can unpack the text and the topics you talked about on Sunday. The curriculum is perfect for all types of learners and interest levels. Leaders get handouts, videos, and discussion questions to help guide the group, so they’ll need to purchase this edition. Everyone else will have a self-study book available separately so they can participate to the fullest—and prepare for the next Sunday.

This comprehensive program will help your entire church dig deeper into the Bible, together.

What You’ll Get

Three study books that each include:

  • A complete introduction to the life of a patriarch
  • Reflection questions to keep you focused on the text
  • Fill-in-the-blank answer boxes to keep your group engaged
  • Recommended resources to help you continue your study
  • An elegantly designed book, featuring 32 graphics tied to the commentary—also in slide format

Presenting/Preaching materials:

  • 24 sermon outlines
  • 24 sermon handouts
  • 3 video lead-ins for your sermons: for Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph
  • 24 teaching slideshows, which work on PowerPoint, Keynote, and Proclaim

Group curriculum:

  • 3 leader’s books
  • 24 lesson plans
  • 24 teaching slideshows, which work on PowerPoint, Keynote, and Proclaim
  • 24 intro videos, one for each lesson, which you can download after you check out

The entire program is designed for Logos Bible Software and Logos’ Faithlife Study Bible app. It combines text and visuals with today’s most advanced Bible study tools. All Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation and to the original language texts in your library.

Contents

  • Setting the Stage:
    • Theme: Introduces the meaning and relevance of an event in the life of Abraham, Jacob, or Joseph.
    • Literary Context: Illustrates the circumstances surrounding that event.
    • Historical and Cultural Background: Presents relevant data about the ancient world.
  • A Closer Look: Provides a walk-through of the event while exploring issues of interpretation, original language, and theology.
  • Throughout the Bible: Examines discussion of the event elsewhere in the Bible.
  • Beyond the Bible: Explores references to the event in ancient documents and extracanonical texts and references by theologians, the church fathers, and contemporary thinkers.
  • Application: Concludes the chapter by reflecting on the event’s relevance to your own journey of faith.

You’ll also find Quick Tips on difficult passages and Quick Bits of historical information, original language wording, and ancient thought.

Praise for the Series

Logos has taken group Bible study to the next level with their new Studies in Faithful Living series. Deeply engaging, biblically accurate, and filled with life-changing applications, this series is destined to be the go-to resource for lay leaders for years to come.

—Israel Loken, Chair, Bible and Theology Departments, College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX

Individual Titles

Abraham: Following God’s Promise

  • Authors: Miles Custis, Michael R. Grigoni, Douglas Mangum, and Matthew M. Whitehead
  • Editor: Michael R. Grigoni
  • Series: Studies in Faithful Living
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2012

8-Week Program:

  • Stepping Out in Faith (Genesis 11:27–12:9)
  • Fear versus Faith (Genesis 12:10–20)
  • Active Faith (Genesis 14:1–24)
  • Dealing with Doubt (Genesis 15:1–21; 16:1–15)
  • Promising the Impossible (Genesis 17:1–18:15)
  • Bargaining with God (Genesis 18:16-33; 19:1–38)
  • God’s Faithfulness Despite Relapse (Genesis 20:1–18; 21:22–34)
  • Of Sons and Sacrifice (Genesis 21:1–21; 22:1–24)

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence

  • Authors: Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Wendy Widder
  • Editor: John D. Barry
  • Series: Studies in Faithful Living
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2013

8-Week Program:

  • Passing on the Promise (Genesis 24; 25:19–28)
  • Birthright and Blessing (Genesis 25:29–34; 27:1–41)
  • Dreaming of the Divine (Genesis 27:42–46; 28:1–5, 10–22)
  • Hired Help (Genesis 29:1–35; 30:1–24)
  • Dueling Deceivers (Genesis 30:25–43; 31:1–55)
  • Pleading for Protection (Genesis 32:1–32; 33:1–20)
  • A Failed Father (Genesis 34:1–31)
  • Renamed and Renewed (Genesis 35:1–29)

Joseph: Understanding God’s Purpose

  • Authors: Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Matthew M. Whitehead
  • Editor: Michael R. Grigoni
  • Series: Studies in Faithful Living
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2013

8-Week Program:

  • Falling from Favor (Genesis 37)
  • Success and Seduction (Genesis 39)
  • Confined but Courageous (Genesis 40)
  • Positioned with Purpose (Genesis 41)
  • Playing with Power (Genesis 42)
  • Guile and Guilt (Genesis 43–44)
  • The Promise Preserved (Genesis 45–47)
  • Finding Forgiveness (Genesis 48–50)

About the Series

The Studies in Faithful Living series provides rich biblical character studies for individuals and entire churches. The eight week church curriculum is an all-in-one program with everything a church needs: discussion guides and videos, application questions, sermon outlines and media, and more. Study books are also available separately for group members and self-study.

Product Details

  • Title: Studies in Faithful Living: The Patriarchs
  • Authors: Michael R. Grigoni, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, Matthew M. Whitehead, Derek R. Brown, and Wendy L. Widder
  • Editors: Michael R. Grigoni and John D. Barry
  • Series: Studies in Faithful Living
  • Publisher: Lexham Press

About the Editors

Michael R. Grigoni is the Faithlife Study Bible theological editor, and previously served as the Studies in Faithful Living series editor and Logos Bible Software’s managing editor of Bible reference. Michael has also served as a trained hospital chaplain, assisted in pastoring, and led worship for large congregations. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

John D. Barry is the publisher for Logos Bible Software, editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine, general editor of Faithlife Study Bible, and editor of Lexham Bible Dictionary. He is the author of The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah and the coauthor of Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional and Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan.

About the Authors

Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.

Douglas Mangum is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at the University of Free State; he holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Lexham English Bible editor, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and a frequently consulted specialist for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Matthew M. Whitehead has served as a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor and Bible Study Magazine contributor. He assisted with the digitization process for the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series and worked on the Oxford Hebrew Bible project. Matthew holds an MDiv from Northwest Baptist Seminary and is pursuing an MA in biblical studies at Trinity Western University.

Derek R. Brown is a contributing editor at Logos Bible Software. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters of Christians Studies in New Testament Studies from Regent College.

Wendy Widder holds a PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of the Free State, an MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She is the author of Living Whole without a Better Half, A Match Made in Heaven: How Singles and the Church Can Live Happily After, and the coauthor of The Forest and the Trees: Helping Teachers Integrate a Biblical Worldview Across the Curriculum.

Sample Screenshots from Abraham: Following God’s Promise