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A Harmony of the Gospels

Ever Study Jesus’ Ministry in a Chronological order?

A Harmony of the GospelsOver the years there have been plenty of people who have considered the life and ministry of Christ.  The gospels which are good news were written by eye witnesses to Jesus.  While the idea of taking individual gospel texts and placing them in parallel or harmony isn’t a new idea, our founder Carl Wilson began to develop a ministry philosophy which, through the years, has been developed into WDA’s progressive discipleship philosophy.

What Jesus Did, You Can Do

One idea for a challenging and encouraging time in Bible Study is to take the Gospels and follow the themes using WDA’s 5 phases. What Jesus Did, What You Can Do, which follows the Biblical texts of the Gospels, shows how Jesus went about His life and ministry and considers how we too can follow His pattern. Each section has scripture references that follow the Harmony of the Gospels.

One way to begin this study is to get a copy of Disciple Building: A Biblical Framework. You can Biblical Frameworkbegin by reading about the big picture of discipleship and learn about the RCAPS Grid and the 5 Phases.  You could also begin by looking at the Harmony of the Gospels and use the document, What Jesus Did, What You Can Do (phase 1 sample), as an introduction. What Jesus Did, What  You Can Do is included with Disciple Building: A Biblical Framework that you can order for free at the WDA Store.

Harmony of the Gospels Downloads and Links

Consider using one of the “Harmony of the Gospel” links and books.

Get a copy of the Harmony and then order a free copy of Disciple Building: A Biblical Framework.

Take some time to study the life and ministry of Christ. 

 

Notes of the Peterson pdf. –  Headings and scripture selections were defined by A. T. Robertson in A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ, Copyright 1922 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., Copyright 1950 by The Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust Company. Bible text is from the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible, also known as the Authorized Version.

I’m so excited to see the work of some great WDA staff get a facelift!  Sometimes when you begin a project you don’t know how things will ultimately end up.  That is the case with the WDA Store redesign.

It all started when I wondered about creating a new cover for the downloadable pdf materials we offer for our discipleship ministry.  What was a personal project to add a little color to our pages, ended up as a project to create a new way for us to share our materials with the world!

Who is GodWDA has been writing great materials since it was started in 1974.  My first year on WDA campus staff I used our printed materials for small groups in my first bible study with Auburn freshman.  Who is God, is part of Phase 1, Establishing Faith.  It was part of what we once called Step One.  I still have those bible studies on my shelf.  As I began to create new covers and then the web store I realized that there are many people who will be able to teach great content to their groups and have a copy that they can read on their iPad or print and publish in a notebook.

As we began to put products on the store, I had the help of one of our staff, Nila Duffitt, who helps run our store.  She has been an invaluable source of information as we began to gather all the descriptions for each product page.  She and our materials staff have worked through the years to make all our materials connect not only to where each person or group might be in their spiritual growth, they are presented in a variety of formats that can be adapted to a particular context.Pocket Principles Growing Spiritually

Many of our materials are in the form of a Teaching Outline. This is great for places where a teacher will be giving a lecture based presentation.  We also provide materials as Guided Discussions, which work well when you want to bring a group into a dialogue about truth and have an interactive teaching time.  WDA also provides Pocket Principles® which are based on the lessons that have been taught.  Many people in the earlier phases choose to have participants take a Pocket Principle™ home with them or in later phases Pocket Principles are best read before coming to a group training.

Mentoring for Progressive GrowthThe WDA store also offers materials which help train leaders and teach our philosophy of ministry, such as Disciple Building: a Practical Strategy and Disciple Building: Mentoring for Progressive Growth,  that helps the mentor (disciple builder) better understand progressive one-to-one disciple building.

The training resources also include DVD’s from our 28/20 Conferences which are great for training leaders in a ministry how to implement a discipleship ministry using the progressive model of discipleship patterned after Jesus ministry.

In addition to our downloadable materials WDA also offers printed products for churches that are doing Restoring Your Heart ministry.  These include, Processing Pain, Understanding Emotions and Conquering Shame.  These workbooks when used in a Restoring Your Heart experience bring about healing from emotional pain. We have a specific program that trains and certifies people to lead others through the emotional healing process. We believe emotional and relational healing is an integral part of the discipleship process and was modeled by Jesus as he taught his disciples. The result of restoration is healthier people, healthier families, healthier churches and healthier communities. These workbooks provide participants and leaders the content needed for a group experience.

Evangelism Training Manual

WDA’s Store has an abundance of materials for your church and ministry.  Many of these materials are suitable for any context.  Future materials are being developed that will help churches continue to train and equip mature leaders for the church.  We currently have materials for Phases 1-3 online, which are suitable for evangelism (Phase 1 – Establishing Faith), helping a new believer begin to grow (Phase 2 Laying Foundations) and for a younger believer to begin to get training in ministry (Phase 3 Equipping for Ministry)

WDA has worked hard to create materials in a variety of formats that we believe will be useful for your ministry. Each one has been field tested by our experienced WDA staff.  We are very excited to provide a you a way to learn about new products, read some reviews and have a great experience with a the new store! Please take some time to visit and use the coupon!

If you visit before September 14  you will get 15% off your purchase of downloadable materials!

WDA STORE

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