As well as the obvious giant personalities, the New Testament is full of mentions of the more 'ordinary' people - a blind beggar, a woman publicly humiliated for adultery, a disciple full of doubt, a jailer worried about his job. Ordinary people - but they mattered to God; their lives counted with him. Something in us shouts against our own relative unimportance. These studies demonstrate that each of us matters a great deal to God.
Geting the most out of "New Testament Characters" 1. Anna & Simeon - Growing old with God (Luke 2:21-40) 2. A Throwaway Woman - Redeemed by Christ (John 8:1-11) 3. A Blind Beggar - Seeing Jesus with Open Eyes (John 9) 4. Mary Magdalene - Loving Jesus in Practical Ways (Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:37-47; John 20:1-18) 5. Thomas - Disciple of Doubt (John 14:1-7; 20:19-31) 6. Simon - Bargaining with God (Acts 8:9-25) 7. A Jailer - Getting Free of Internal Prisons (Acts 16:6-40) 8. Priscilla & Aquilla - Practicing Hospitality (Acts 18; Romans 16:3-5) 9. Governor Felix - Saying "Wait" to God (Acts 24) 10. Philemon - Bridging Barriers to Brotherhood (Philemon) Leader's Notes