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 other Modulo versions but in greater detail for those who want to know more.

If you 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 one of the other Modulo versions), 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 every Module (numbered /0) gives an Introduction, whilst the rest of every Module (numbered /1, /2, etc) explores the detail.

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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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  • Module 0 is an optional place to start if you're new to Christianity, or would like a revision of the basics, before beginning to explore the main text at Module 1.
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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 we keep breaking those Laws, and it describes the types of the problems people get into as a result. (Return to top)
  • Module 1 begins with a short revision of the basics (which you can skip if you've done Module 0), before using the Bible's 'Old Testament' to explore the need for Christianity.
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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' to explore the life and purposes of Jesus Christ, after whom Christianity is named.
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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 explores how a number of individual people made a 'special response', suggests why we each need to respond, and gives us an opportunity to make our own commitment.
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  • An optional 'Service of Response' is included if you feel it right to make a commitment to follow Jesus.
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Module 6 is a vision or prophesy of the future. It predicts how God will ultimately destroy all evil caused by we imperfect humans, and so re-create a new and perfect universe where heaven and earth are re-united as one - as he always intended. It explores the vision of a man identified just as 'John', as revealed in the Bible's last book called 'Revelation'.

This account justifies the whole Bible as it has hundreds of references back into both the Old and New Testaments (We don't look at them all, just the most important!). (Return to top)
  • Revelation is a difficult book to understand as it was written in a style that 'hides' its detail in a lot of symbolism, so it needs interpreting by an expert scholar..
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Module 7 - Prayers And Praying
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Module 7 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 8 - Notes For Leaders
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Module 8 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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