Foundations of the Faith
T.E.A.M. Discipleship Seminar
by Nigel Cross
Foundations of the Faith, Session I, Slide #1
God’s Story
Session I
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Sessions
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God’s Story
God’s Character
God’s Word
God’s Created Image
God’s Opposition
God’s Grace
God’s Mission
God’s Victory
Foundations / Cornerstone
•Many foundations;
•ONE Cornerstone … Jesus
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you
are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's
household, having been built on the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the
corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted
together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord.”
Ephesians 2:19-21”
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Why Study Theology?
• ‘Theo’ – ‘God’
• ‘Logy’ – ‘the study of’
• Theology – ‘the study of God’
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Exodus 3
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Christ the Center
• ‘There are only two ways possible of
encountering Jesus: man must die or he must
put Jesus to death.’
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Activity
• Think through the events in the Bible.
• List 10 incidence that you think are the
most important in being able to tell
God’s story.
• Share your list with members of your
small group.
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In the beginning . . .
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The Fall
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The Flood
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Tower of Babel
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Into Egypt
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Into Canaan
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Rebuilding Life
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Jesus
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Anno Domini
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The Eschaton
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Who is this God?
• ‘The God of the Scriptures is not a God
defined by abstract thought but the God who
defines himself through personal encounter
… The purpose of revelation is to produce a
response, until it becomes revelation for the
person it has not had its effect.’
Paul Jewett
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Closing Activity
Share God’s story with your neighbor,
practicing a simple presentation
of what we believe.
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