SUBTITEL: Persevering in obedience
SUMMARY: Just like the very first believers, we are trying to figure out how to live like people knowing Jesus. There are so many voices influencing us, and we do not always know what we should do. Again and again we try to discover what living faith means.
If only we could become more conscious of the cloud of witnesses surrounding us! They will give us direction in our choices. Through the eight studies in this group guide you will explore the lives of biblical characters and historical figures. They will encourage you to run the race of faith with determination. You will discover what you have in common with them. You will see how you too, hand in hand with these witnesses, can live with your eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith.
Study 1: Pressing on towards the goal – Philippians 3:7-20
Study 2: Mary and Mother Teresa – Obedience and service
Study 3: Jacob and Brother Lawrence – Aware of the presence of God
Study 4: Joseph and the Curé d’Ars – Leadership, humility and faith
Study 5: Luke and Athanasius – Proclaiming Jesus with perseverance
Study 6: Stephen and Thomas Aquinas – Defenders of the truth
Study 7: Peter and Francis of Assisi – Free of earthly bonds
Study 8: Jesus in the New Testament
Breda Ludick and Rob Clarke