Modulo - The Big Picture
Giving Life Meaning
What's it all About?
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Hello and welcome to 'Modulo – The big Picture' – a series of 'modules' that build into an exploration of God and Christianity, which many people find gives life meaning.

You can do Modulo on your own, but it's better in a small group so you can share the bit of knowledge you each have.

If you're a newcomer to Christianity, or would like a revision, we recommend you start with Module 0 in order to create a Firm Foundation. It provides answers to basic questions beginning with "Does God exist?"

Alternatively, if you know the basics of Christianity or have already done ‘Modulo – The Basics’, you can skip Module 0 and go straight to Module 1, which includes a short revision so we all start from the same base.

You can use Modulo in a traditional way by reading through the sections first, then discussing the points raised using your own questions (or the sample ones provided at the end of the Module), or you might prefer to do it in a more informal way, possibly using the text to prompt your own discussion – whatever suites you. If you decide to read it, you might like to share the reading between your group members to help get everyone involved.

Each Module is divided into several parts, the first part (numbered /0) gives an Introduction, whilst the rest of each Module is numbered /1, /2, etc to explore the topic in detail. Sample questions and answers are provided to help you think about it and compare the points made in the Modules with your own life today. If you're in a group, you may like to use these questions as well as exploring your own questions as well.
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            Modulo Main Menu
    0:   A Firm Foundation
    1:   The Old Covenant
    2:   The New Covenant
    3:   The Apostles' Response

    4:   Our Own Response
    5:   Prayers and Praying
    6:   Notes for Leaders

  • Modules 4 is not yet available but is in preparation.

  • You can meet in a church or hall, or you might prefer someone's home, a pub, a coffee bar, etc. Wherever you meet, an informal gathering over a meal or with refreshments has been found to work best.

  • As well as the on-screen introductions, the Modules are provided in PDF format which can be viewed on-screen, or printed-out if you would like a paper version.
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The Modules
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Module 0 is designed to create 'A Firm Foundation' to help you make better sense of the information that follows. It's intended for newcomers to Christianity or people who feel unsure and would like to revise the basics.

It asks whether God exists, what he's like, how we can build a relationship with him, and gives an explanation to help you use the Christian holy book - The Bible.

  • The Modules are all available now except Module 4 which is still being prepared, so it will become available later.

  • The other Modules make sense without Module 4, so you can make a start on your exploration to give life meaning and add Module 4 when it’s published.
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Module 1 Module 1 begins with a short revision of the basics, which you can skip if you did Module 0 or ‘Modulo – The Basics’ and go straight to Part 1/1 instead. This Module 1 looks at how God revealed himself to humanity, gave us Laws to live by, made a Covenant (an agreement) with the early people to protect them if they would obey his Laws, how they and we today find it too difficult, so keep breaking God's Laws and the problems we get into as a result.
  • Module1 makes use of the Bible’s Old Testament to find answers to the points raised.
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Module 2 considers what God did about our disobedience of his Laws in order to bring us back into a proper relationship with him – ie: the birth, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - hence the name 'Christianity'.
  • A summary the ‘Gospels’ in the Bible’s New Testament that give 4 accounts of the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus.
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Module 3 looks at how Jesus' immediate followers, the Apostles, responded after Jesus had returned to heaven; how they spread his message to a wider world than just the Jews in Israel; and so how they helped to create the Christian church.
  • This Module also uses the Bible’s New Testament but this time ‘The Acts of The Apostles’ plus 'Letters' written by the Apostles to guide the church.
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Module 4 will look at how the church has developed since the Apostle's time, from the Roman era, through the Middle Ages, The Reformation, 19th century missionaries, right up to today. (This Module is not yet available).
  • How the church developed over the centuries - How we got to where we are and why it's like it is.
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Module 5 is simple guide to prayers and praying to help you in your efforts to build your own relationship with God. It also provides an opening and closing prayer you can use for each of the Modules.
  • Guidance to help you develop your 'prayer life' and build a relationship with God.
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Module 6 is optional. It provides guidance for a group leader if you would like to form your own group and feel you would like help to do that.
  • As it says – this Module is optional and only applies to people who would like help in forming and leading a group.
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