Monday, September 10, 2012

"Christianity: Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant"

Greetings!  Last Wednesday, I started my first week as a Alpha Table Leader.  Thought I would share the outline from our first week of Alpha entitled: "Christianity: Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant".  My buddy Zach asked me to post this on here. Hope you all are blessed by it!---Jerry

Here is the outline of the lesson we had in Alpha:

Christianity: Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant?

What does Christianity have to do with life today?

Jesus answered, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

1.  Jesus says. "I am the way."  He brings direction for a lost World.

* We were created to live in relationship with God.

* No human relationship will satisfy entirely or be completely ongoing.

Take Away Point #1
The only  perfectly on-going, truly loving relationship is with God made possible through His Son Jesus Christ.

*The whole point of life is to have a relationship with God.

2. Jesus says, "I am the truth." He brings reality for a confused World.

* The only thing Christianity cannot be is moderately important.

Take Away Point #2
Time will never end.

God is so great that we cannot begin to know Him. No one can begin to understand eternity. Job 36:26.

He has set eternity in the hearts of men. Ecclesiastes 3:11

* While life on earth offers many choices, eternity offers two:
   Heaven or Hell.

*  Your relationship with God on earth will determine your relationship with HIm in eternity.

3. Jesus says. "I am the life."  He brings life in a dark World.
* Jesus said, "I came so you could find life in all its fullness."

* In every human being, the image of God has to some extent been tarnished by sin.

* Where we go "hereafter" is determined by what we "go after here."

Take Away Point #3
If you know Jesus as your Savior, you have no need to fear HIm as your Judge.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.  Galatians 5:1

Heaven is for forgiven people, not perfect people.


  1. I enjoyed reading this the first time and I enjoyed reading it again :D haha. We printed it out and Zach showed it to his sisters when they were doing their Bible study! I especially love point 2. I think a lot of people focus on this life on earth and they find God pointless. The thing that always fascinated me about the thought of Jesus or God was the possibility of eternal life. And of course, point 3. I wish people would stop thinking of Jesus and God as a "thing" that has too many rules and is always judging your ever move, but it's kind of like putting God at a low level as if he was an everyday human! haha. One thing that Jesus does that most humans struggle with is something simple and big at the same time, forgiveness. And it's great to know that even if you've done wrong on earth and people around you might not forgive you, there is always One that will :)

  2. I met someone yesterday who said that the Bible doesn't apply to this day and age because times have changed so much! I think that's the problem with a lot of people today! They were the ones that changed things!

    This lesson was perfect :) It explained the important things that people need to know but still kept it simple! Adam showed it to some of his friends and they enjoyed reading it too! Thank you for posting!