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Who is Rick Warren’s Son of God study kit about?

Who is The Life of Jesus In You Study Kit about? Our creator, Savior and Lord? Nope. It’s about you.

Life of Jesus in YouRick Warren, main sponsor and promoter of The Bible mini series and its edited-down film version, Son Of God, has produced his own church blockbuster, a DVD small group study based on producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s movie. Warren asks, “What would happen if you applied the lessons from events in Jesus’ life—temptation, suffering, death, resurrection—to your own? Would you come to know Him more intimately and with a greater understanding of your purpose? Would you embody more completely the mission, love, and mind of Jesus?”

The DVD  features Warren as he explains how you can find your purpose in studying the life of this “Jesus.” But the problem is, the film portrayal is nothing like the real Jesus in the Bible. If you want a blow-by-blow account of the discrepancies, click here. Want a list of questions you must ask before you go spend money on the film? Click here.

Or, you could stay home with your church small group and give your $22 plus shipping and handling to Saddleback to learn about the life of Jesus in you.  The book is so much better. The Bible isn’t really about you, it’s about Him. Your purpose is to die daily; to pick up your cross and follow Jesus. To be obedient to all that He said. In these eternal Words, you can learn why Jesus didn’t come to preach Love, Purpose and Tolerance, but rather Love, Repentance and Forgiveness.

The kit includes a study guide and a DVD with clips from the movie and follow-up by Warren including exercises, prayers (but hopefully not the Breath Prayers he promotes), discussion questions, and more. The study includes 6 sessions:

  • Jesus’ Baptism and Your Baptism [21:44]
  • Jesus’ Temptation and Your Temptation [27:50]
  • Jesus’ Suffering and Your Suffering [23:15]
  • Jesus’ Death and Your Death [30:51]
  • Jesus’ Resurrection and Your Resurrection [23:53]
  • Jesus’ Ministry and Your Ministry [35:20]
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4 Responses to “Who is Rick Warren’s Son of God study kit about?”

  1. Bill Scudder #

    LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Pastor Rick Warren have teamed up with the New Age Catholics Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce “Son of God

    April 19, 2014 at 9:25 AM
  2. redroksaz #

    You are right. There was not one female disciple, there were many. You seem to be confusing the difference between a disciple and apostle. To begin with we plainly read, "…He called his disciples to Him; and chose twelve of them, whom he also named as apostles."(Luke 6:13)…Let's take a look at another scripture… "And as soon as he was alone, His followers(disciples) along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables. And He was saying to them, To you (disciples and apostles) has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God." (Mark 4:10-11)

    So we plainly see there are the twelve He called apostles and there were the rest of His followers who were called disciples. We also see that He shared the mystery of the kingdom with not only His apostles but also His disciples. Now let's read about His women disciples…"And many women were looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him." (Matthew 27:55) This scene is taking place during the crucifixion. ( Also read Mark 15:40-41)

    His followers were called disciples and we see that many women had been His followers since Galilee. That means many women had been disciples from the start of His ministry! (His ministry began from Galilee). The women not only were His followers (disciples) but they ministered to Him as well. They had a ministry within a ministry. So it seems obvious that when Jesus had His disciples get into the boat, it could have easily included many women. The Bible makes no mention that only men disciples got in the boat. Nothing flippant here…just confirming a matter by two or more witnesses.

    March 23, 2014 at 3:59 AM
  3. redroksaz #

    To think Jesus walked around with just 12 men is actually an insult to the intelligence and practicality of Jesus Himself. The scripture says in Matthew 27:55 that many women had been with Him since His ministry began in Galilee. It also says something else very interesting. It says they had been ministering to Him. Who do you think helped take care of all the needs of the ministry. You think Jesus was going to leave 12 rough-edged men in charge of (cooking, cleaning, washing…etc) These women supported His ministry and were with Him till the very end. There should have been more than one woman following along. The movie just had one. That's what you should actually be complaining about.

    March 18, 2014 at 5:48 PM
  4. And the Wrath of the Lamb of God would be where in Warren's Bible Study Guide? Scriptural commands to mark and expose false teachers such as Downey would be where in Warren's Bible Study Guide? Does this Study Guide expose all of the false teachings in Warren's Purpose Drive Life Book?

    March 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM