When the Dead Live Group Study

Welcome to the study of When The Dead Live. My name is Connie Jakab and I am an urban missionary living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For the past 10 years, I have been dwelling among urban artists in my city; eating with them, creating theatre with them, jamming with them, and doing life with them. When I first stepped out from the safety of the four walls of my church to live among such as these, to say it was a shock is an understatement. I knew everything I needed to know about the theology of the gospel but I had a very hard time translating it to my new mission field. This study is to help you, and those in your church know the gospel of Jesus that is still very much relevant to the people in your world today.

SESSION ONE: Which Jesus Are You Sharing?

SESSION ONE: Which Jesus Are You Sharing?
This is based on the chapter “Which Jesus?”

What picture comes to mind when you think of Jesus? Our culture has many various pictures of Jesus that are listening to without defence. What picture comes to mind when you think of Jesus? We only pass on what we know. Are we passing on who Jesus really is and the true gospel? Let’s discover together.

Watch the video “Which Jesus Are You Sharing?” and discuss the following

1. What picture comes to mind when you think of Jesus?

2. What about those around you? Have you ever had a conversation around their thoughts on Jesus?

3. Have you experienced a God of relentless love or a God you never felt you could live up to?

4. Do you see any distorted views you’ve had of Jesus?

5. What do you tell someone who has no concept of Jesus or has been hurt by Christianity?

6. If I asked you what the gospel is, would you know how to answer?

7. Is there anything more to the gospel than just being saved from hell getting into heaven? What would it entail?

Pray as a group that God would help you as you encounter people that are far from God. Think about a name that you will be praying for daily for the next five weeks.