How do I use it?For individual study: The Participant's Guide will allow you to take a step be step, scripture by scripture, exciting journey into God's heart concerning Israel - land and people - past, present and future. Each unit builds on the one before. By the end of the series, you will understand why the Jews are referred to as the 'Chosen People', why Israel is constantly in the headlines, and what God's glorious future holds for these people who have suffered so much throughout history. Each guide contains space for note taking and a way of remembering the significant insights you have gained.
For group study: A special Facilitator's Guide has been prepared. We refer to it as a Facilitator's Guide because it has been designed for those who may not have an extensive knowledge of the Bible and who otherwise might be hesitant to lead a group The Facilitator's Guide contains background information and helpful insights for each teaching unit so that a facilitator is well prepared for the discussion that follows the screening of each unit . The facilitator will have a set of specific questions (and answers) designed to give focus to the group discussion.
For church study: Because ' Why Israel' offers a step by step overview of Israel in scripture and in history, Pastors may wish to use it as an 8 week special 'Focus on Israel' for the whole church. For example, the teaching units are ideal as a study offered over 8 consecutive Sunday evening and/or mid-week services. The overview of scripture, first person interviews, and the visual images of Israel past and present, provide a wonderful way for church members to understand why God entered into a covenant relationship with only one nation on earth. Having viewed the unit teaching, the Pastor could use the Facilitator's Guide to lead the congregation in an open discussion. Alternatively, the congregation could disperse into several small groups facilitated by others. In either case, participants could use their own guide to record significant insights as they grow in their understanding of God's heart for Israel.