Modulo - The Big Picture
Giving Life Meaning
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What's it all About?
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Welcome to Modulo - 'The Big Picture' which explores the same topics as 'The Basics' but in separate Parts for those who would like more detail.

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 starting with "Does God exist - What's He Like?"

Alternatively, if you already have some knowledge of Christianity (or have done 'Modulo - The Basics'), you can skip Module 0 and go straight to Module 1, which includes a short revision, so you won't miss out. The first Part of each Module (numbered /0) gives an Introduction, whilst the rest of each Module (numbered /1, /2, etc) explores the detail.

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Modules 5 is still being prepared,so is not yet available.
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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 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 that shows how to look-up references in the Christian holy book - The Bible.
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  • The Modules listed above are all available now except Module 5 which is still being prepared.

  • The other Modules make sense without Module 5, so you can make a start on your exploration to give life meaning and add that Module when it's published.
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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, and how they and we today still find that too difficult, so keep breaking those Laws, and it describes the types of the problems they get into as a result. (Return to top)
  • Module1 makes use of the Bible's 'Old Testament' to illustrate the points explored.
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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 - the birth, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - hence the name 'Christianity'.

There are four summaries of these events in the Bible's New Testament, written by different authors to suit different readers. This Module combines data from all four.
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  • Module 2 makes use of the first part of the Bible's 'New Testament' known as the 'Gospel' which is just the Greek word for 'Good News'.
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Module 3 looks at how Jesus' immediate followers, his 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 helped to create the Christian church we know today.
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  • Module 3 also uses the Bible's New Testament, but this time the book that comes after the Gospels called 'The Acts of The Apostles' plus 'Letters' written by the Apostles to guide the church.
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Module 4 looks at how the church has developed since Bible times, from the Roman era, through the Middle Ages, The Reformation, 19th century, and the most recent century to become the church we know today.
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  • We've used accounts from history to reveal how the early church developed over the centuries after the first Apostles died, right up to to date.
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Module 5 - Our Own Response
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Module 5 will explore how a number of individual people have responded through time and give us an opportunity to commit ourselves to respond too.
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  • This Module is still being prepared, so is not yet available.
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Module 6 - Prayers And Praying
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Module 6 is a simple guide to prayers and praying to help you build your own relationship with God. It also provides an opening and closing prayer for each of the Modules which you can use at the start and end of each group session.
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  • Some people find praying difficult, but it's the best way to get to know God so this Module has ideas to help you.
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Module 7 - Notes For Leaders
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Module 7 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.
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  • Leading a group shouldn't be difficult but can be daunting. The best advice is 'enjoy it'.
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