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THE WAYisn’t a book to READ; it’s a book to be DONE!
THE WAY is the first in a series of small group studies. This first volume includes 12 Study Sessions. These studies are not written in the traditional study guide format, with one person being the teacher and the rest listening. Instead, they are designed to promote discussion and interaction within the context of a few. This is based upon the conviction that “when two or three are gathered in the name of Jesus,” Jesus will show up! This is a Jesus curriculum without political or religious agendas.
His name is Jesus of Nazareth. We’re not talking about the religious Jesus. We’re talking about the most prominent and powerful person ever-just Jesus, simply the person of Jesus.
There’s something about Jesus without religious baggage-his words, his Spirit, his actions, his loving ways, his bent toward the disenfranchised and even his name-that brings healing and wholeness to the heart and mind. Jesus is truly the most effective person you can embrace for yourself. The Jesus movement is the fastest growing movement in the world today within every culture!
THE WAY is not just another Bible study or a lecture from one to the many; it is a revolutionary way for everyone to participate and embrace Jesus personally. The ultimate purpose of THE WAY small group curriculum is to participate in the Jesus movement for the transformation of nations through love-loving God, loving one another, loving others, and even loving your enemies. It’s a revolution of love! The single-mindedness of THE WAY is to gather people together initially for personal transformation and then to change the world. Making disciples is not about passing on information; it’s about personal and people transformation!
In 2002, Tamrat Layne, former communist, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, encountered Jesus while in political prison and found a new freedom. At the same time, I, a former Christian, mega-Church pastor and author, encountered Jesus while imprisoned by religiosity and was set free the same year! THE WAY contains the principles that transformed our lives and set us free!
THE WAY is not the invention of Tamrat and me; it is the plan and practice of Jesus from the very beginning! Begin your Jesus journey with THE WAY alone at first and then invite others to walk with you. THE WAY is now being used in over 40 nations to fuel the largest movement in the world-the Jesus movement! DON’T JUST READ IT; DO IT!