Jesus Christ - teacher - servant - savior

Jesus Christ: Teacher, Servant & Savior
John Stott, IVP, 2008

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What does it say on the tin?

13 Studies with Commentary for Individuals or Groups. Study Scripture with John Stott.

Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures? Not to commend a civilization, and institution or an ideology, but rather to offer the unique person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is at the center of our conversion. This study guide is designed to help you explore the Christ of the New Testament. You will discover him as the proper object of worship, witness and hope. He is the incomparable Christ.

John Stott is one of the world’s leading and most loved Bible teachers and preachers. In this guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing yoru own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God’s Word.

Other titles available in this series include: Acts (18 studies), Romans (20 studies), Revelation (12 studies)

What do you get and how?

A5 paperback book. 13 sessions/chapters including:

  • Fulfilment of Scripture.
  • Suffering Servant.
  • Liberator.
  • Savior.
  • Supreme Lord.
  • Moral Teacher.
  • Model in Suffering.

Designed for both individual and/or group use. No timings. From

Who is it for?

Adults, growing, small groups, individuals




  • What is the overall quality of the material?

    Neat A5 slim book.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    Spelt out for both individuals and leaders in the opening chapter.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Just the one book. Clear and easy-to-follow progression through each session/chapter. Each includes an opener, then straight into Bible study on around three passages, application section and prayer. Each chapter focused on passages from a different New Testament book. Clearly laid out. Some commentary on the passages.

    Who could lead it?

    Designed for new leaders as well as seasoned ones. Two sections of guidance on how to lead a group. Concise and helpful.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    See leader's notes. Spaces to write in responses to the questions all the way through. Many questions challenge thinking and assumptions; lots of application therefore.

    How good is any digital material?


    How much prep will I have to do?

    Familiarisation with material. Straight-forward to lead. Working out timings.

    Is there website support? Links?


    Is it dated?


  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    The questions should provoke good discussion. Lots of application.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    Group needs to be happy with reading and discussion.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    Should suit a wide range of groups who are keen to study the Bible in a straight-forward yet illuminating way.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    The study questions are divided almost equally between understanding of the passage, and how this applies to our thinking and actions today. Application is a strong feature of this resource. Questions are aimed at the individual, but would work equally well in a group.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    The vast majority of this book is an exploration of biblical material, based on the 13 descriptions of Jesus, from the New Testament.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    This is thorough, question-based Bible study, with the addition of Stott's helpful brief comments, openers and prayer.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    Application is anchored in real-life challenges, with the focus on a biblically-inspired response.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Evangelical. Rev John Stott was an Anglican rector.

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    See Approach to learning – application of biblical material is a strong feature of this resource, around each topic. Good ‘digging' into the subjects.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    Balance of exploring the biblical material and applying it in thought and deed would encourage growth.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    Explores Jesus as the ‘center of history', the ‘focus of Scripture' and the ‘heart of mission'.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Mostly focused around the big issues of life and faith. Morality and suffering have a chapter each.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Clear teaching that all need a Saviour, but otherwise not a particular focus.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    Not a focus.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Not a focus.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    Not a focus.

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