The Top Five Teachings
AN ASIAN EXPLORATION OF THE MYSTERIES OF CHRIST
Volume 1 contains vital introductory material. We start our exploration with a foundation of mutual respect and love.
Most students will enter this study with some level of discomfort. The Asian non-Christian may be the most skeptical since they may be thinking, "If I sense any level of animosity to my culture and my heritage I am out!" The western "Asian-leaning" spiritualist (like my former self and Isaiah from Slow Brewing Tea) may be next in line in skepticism--they may feel "This Jesus thing is just a hoax--but...I'm curious." Thirdly, the western Christian is coming to this study with some trepidation that since Jesus was not Asian, and did not teach anything remotely Asian, they may be wondering, "How could this study not cross over into blasphemy?" And finally the Asian Christian may be the most excited to join this study, since they may be wondering if they have finally found "A Bible study that honors my background!"
In all cases, I am confident that by the end of the third week you are going to feel comfortable and ready to dive into THE TOP FIVE TEACHINGS OF JESUS!
Let's say you are sowing into someone who is still "unsure of this Christian thing." If they have a spiritual background that is Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, New Age, or any Indigenous faith (e.g. American Indian), this is the book to start them on! The most important fundamentals of Christ's teachings are presented in a gentle, non-judgemental, familiar format that is both friendly and straightforward. Pastor Loubier's previous experience in these faiths comes through to compare with what Jesus wants everyone to hear.
Not sure what Jesus' top five teachings are yourself? It's time to find out from a loving, peaceful, voice of reason.