“I Believe in Jesus”from the book by Bishop Minerva Carcañowith study guide by Glory E. DharmarajSession #1 South Indiana Conference UMW School of Christian Mission, July, 2008 Leader: Bishop Mike Coyner
A word from Minerva … “I believe in Jesus. I believe he is for me the way, the truth, and the life. I am called to share my faith, but not to diminish the integrity and dignity of people of other faiths. I believe in Jesus and his mission. I am aware of the Great Commission and the responsibility to fulfill Jesus’ command.”
Who are you? Your ID FROM: Where do you come from? What is your ethnic background? Where did your grow up? TO: What labels do you use as an ID? gender / race / clergy-laity / family / religion / denomination / job / class
Who is Jesus? His ID Family Ethnicity Gender Education Experiences Religion Class
Who is Jesus? His ID Class
Who is Jesus? His ID Class
John the Baptist asked … “Are you the One, or should we look for another?” Matthew 11:2-6 The answer of Jesus about his ID
Jesus asks … “Who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:13-20 Peter declares: “You are the Christ!”
Now it is our turn to answer … “Who do we say that Jesus is?”
Songs About Jesus … How many songs about Jesus do you know? What song is yours?
Assignment for tomorrow: Mary Magdalene Zacchaeus Simon Peter Cornelius
“I Believe in Jesus”Bishop Mike CoynerSession #2 South Indiana Conference UMW School of Christian Mission July, 2008
Wood carvings of Jesus … How would you carve Jesus and yourself? What would it look like?
Jesus in the eyes of others Mary Magdalene Zacchaeus Simon Peter Cornelius
Jesus in the eyes of heretics(pages 24-28) Gnostics Docetics Adoptionists Marcion Arian controversy Nestorius
Response to Heresies: Creeds Nicene Creed Apostles Creed Modern Affirmations
The Apostles Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Jesus: Atonement Theories(pages 29-33) Ransom Theory Anselm’s Theory Abelard’s Theory Gustaf Aulen’s Theory Jesus as New Creation
Atonement GOD (Trinity) Us
How do we know what to believe about Jesus? Wesley Quadrilateral: • Scripture • Tradition • Experience • Reason
John Wesley’s teachings on the Grace of God Prevenient Grace Justifying Grace Sanctifying Grace
“I Believe in Jesus”Bishop Mike CoynerSession #3 South Indiana Conference UMW School of Christian Mission July, 2008
Review Who is Jesus? How did Jesus understand his own identity? How did others understand Jesus? How can we learn about Jesus?