My SS class is very small, and we just used the DVD with the little guide that comes with it. We have loved this series, 3 of us have bought the whole thing to be able to watch at home and show family. They didn't come out in chronological order and so I don't think it matters what order you watch them in. You can do chronological order or volume order or just whatever your class is interested in at the moment. Sometimes there are references to previous volumes, but not such that you can't make sense of things if you haven't see that previous volume. There is a lot of repetition at times, anyway--still interesting, though!
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This is a personal thought: We have viewed and studied several of the Ray Vander Laan (Focus on the Family) DVDs in our Men's Bible Study group and I do not feel that you must view them in order nor do you have to view all of DVDs in the collection. Each DVD is directed to a particular topic. You may notice that some points may cross over into another DVD but there is no harm in this and we find that it actually helps to reinforce the point or thought. By the way, my wife will sit with me and view the DVDs and she finds it very interesting. My point is that I feel men or women and even youth will find the DVDs interesting if the are looking to grow spiritually. Also, to use or not to use the kit depends on the skills and knowledge of the Scriptures of the facilator of the lesson. At a minumum, I would suggest a Participants Guide be used by the the Facilitator. It helps to keep you on track and is a good guide to lead the group into questions that will help the entire group.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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The kit would be best, since it contains a copy of the "Discovery Guide" which is essential in administering the course. You can teach them in any order.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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