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23/06/2016

Discover the Greatest Gift.

Sehnsucht.

As the author C. S. Lewis pointed out, there’s no easy English translation of the word. It’s a deep emotional ache, a yearning for something more. A longing that no experience will satisfy, however restlessly we search.

Where does it come from, this longing, and why is it so persistent? Is it trying to tell us something, the way thirst tells us to drink, or hunger tells us to eat? Perhaps, when nothing in our lives can satisfy that longing, we’re being told that we need a radically different life. Perhaps, when nothing in this world really satisfies, we’re learning that we were made for another one.

Life Explored (LE) is a beautiful new series which helps people discover that there is indeed more to life. Over seven sessions, we explore the idea that we have been made for something - and someone - infinitely better than money, career, sex, family, or the million other things to which we give our lives.

It is our hope and prayer that this rich combination of Bible interaction, provocative discussion, and stunning short films will introduce people to the One who made us to be restless until we find our rest in Him. 


 
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Help someone discover lasting happiness.


Life Explored has been designed to speak powerfully to those who don’t consider themselves to be religious and have never read the Bible. But it will also provoke good discussions among followers of Christ, too. 

LE Kit
The Leader's Kit contains:

- a leader's handbook that's concise and user friendly
- a freshly-designed guest handbook
- a beautifully filmed DVD
- a code so that you can download the episodes to your laptop, tablet, or phone.


Life Explored is as flexible as you are. It’s been designed to be used one-to-one, or with larger groups meeting in a bigger space together.  

Pre-order your kit today - materials will be shipped 3 days prior to the global launch on 1 September 2016.

 

Session One - The Good God 

Overture part 1: 
A preview of the six stories to come on Life Explored, and an introduction to the opening question: what’s the best gift God could give you? 
Overture part 2: 
Explores Genesis 1.
 
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What's Special About Life Explored?
 
  • Life Explored surveys the whole biblical plot line, not just a narrow slice of it. Creation, fall, redemption and new creation. No biblical literacy is assumed to help people make sense of the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • We no longer assume that the God many of our friends reject is actually the triune God revealed in Scripture. Each session clarifies a different aspect of God’s character, nature and work.
  • Because it’s more readily acknowledged in our culture than the concept of law-breaking, Life Explored explains sin using the biblical category of idolatry. Each of the opening questions helps reveal the “functional gods” of our age.
  • Nathan tells David a story to bring him to repentance in 2 Samuel 12. In the same way, each Life Explored session features short cinematic stories which help people feel the seriousness of their sin, and the wonder of God’s grace.
 

Life Explored Launch Tour

Beginning September 2016 various events will be held around the UK & USA introducing Life Explored. 
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12 September  - All Souls, Langham Place - London
15 September  - Celt Street Evangelical Church - Inverness
21 September - Bruntsfield Evangelical Church - Edinburgh
22 September - Belfast Bible College - Belfast
30 September - St.Bart's Church - Bath
01 October - Mission Church - Swansea

22 September - Countryside Community Church - Sherwood, Oregon
24 September- Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Vancouver, British Columbia
25 September - Village Seven Presbyterian Church,  Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
More details and additional NA dates will be availlable soon on www.ceministries.org/lifeexploredtour

If your church would like to host an event, contact us here for more information.
 
 Here's what a few others are saying:

"Life Explored is a wonderful way to explore the biggest issues we face in life, and the greatest gift that lies at the very heart of the Christian faith. Jesus Christ offers life to the full, and this series will help you see how."
Sam Allberry, St. Mary's Church, Maidenhead 

"This is one of the best of the rising number of evangelistic tools addressing men and women in the twenty-first century."
Don Carson, Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Integrating superb film clips with basic questions and a Leader’s Handbook to guide discussion... I look forward to using Life Explored in my own evangelism and recommending it to others."
Michael Horton, Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary, California and host of The White Horse Inn
 

Telling the Story


Everyone wants to be happy. Life Explored is alive on social media and we hope to engage with thousands of people who are looking for something more.  Use the links below to find Life Explored on facebook, twitter or instagram and share these thought-provoking posts with your friends. 

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SMLogoAnd a final word from Tom Olyett, who is the Executive Director at There is Something More. Tom recently attended Life Explored at St Bart's Church in Bath.  Something More exists to create new ways of communicating faith in an unchanging God. So for us, journeying through such an innovative, bold and creative new way of communicating the gospel through film and discussion was an experience that filled us with joy and hope.

Something More is delighted to be in partnership on the Life Explored project to declare together to a wondering world yes, there is something more. Life Explored tells six original stories that beautifully articulate and explore our inherent longing for more.

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