At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean?

In this remarkable 10-part video study program, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.

Based on the best-selling book Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know, this video study program is inspiring, engaging, and accessible to anyone – perfect for small group study in a parish or in your home!

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org

PRESENTER

PRESENTER

Michael Patrick Barber is Associate Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. In addition to teaching, academic research, and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Education
Ph. D. Scripture, Fuller Theological Seminary (2010).
M.A. Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville (2001)
B.A. Theology and Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University (1998)

Michael Patrick Barber is Associate Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. In addition to teaching, academic research, and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Education
Ph. D. Scripture, Fuller Theological Seminary (2010).
M.A. Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville (2001)
B.A. Theology and Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University (1998)

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Session 1: Not Self-Help

What does it mean to be saved? Dr. Michael Barber begins this series by explaining that a correct understanding of this question has practical value not just for eternity, but for our daily life of discipleship. Dr. Barber introduces the first of ten common misconceptions regarding salvation, correcting the error of salvation as “self-help” with the understanding of grace as God’s gift of his Son.

Session 2: Not Just Fire Insurance

Salvation is more than “fire insurance” and a chance to escape the fires of Hell. Jesus came to give us abundant life by inviting us into the life of love between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When God dwells in us and we dwell in him by loving him and following his commands, we discover happiness and fulfillment in self-giving.

Session 3: Not without Cost

Have you ever wondered how Jesus’s death on the Cross saves us from our sins? The answer lies in the economic language of debt and redemption Scripture uses to describe sin. In his total gift of love on the Cross, Christ not only ransoms us from sin but invites us into the very life of the Trinity.

Session 4: Not Just Personal

Salvation is personal, but it is not individualistic. Our relationship with Jesus necessarily includes a relationship with his Body, the Church. To enter into the life of the Trinity means to draw close to every other person who enters into that divine life. We cannot have Jesus without his Church, and that is why the Church is necessary for our salvation.

Session 5: Not Just a Legal Transaction

Does God simply declare us righteous? Or does God also bring about what he declares? In this session, participants will learn that salvation is more than just a legal transaction. By examining Scripture, we will discover God’s plan to not only set us free from sin but also to transform us, renewing our hearts so as to conform us to his Son with the gift of his indwelling Spirit.

Session 6: Not a Spectator Sport

Good parents do not do everything for their children but encourage them to imitate them in daily life, and to participate in the life of the family so they can grow into maturity as sons and daughters. God is the perfect Father, and he gives us the grace to actively live a life in conformity with Christ the Son, and to participate in Jesus’s saving work so that we too might reach perfection.

Session 7: Not Simply a Moment

What is the meaning of suffering in the Christian life? Suffering has importance and value, as it makes us more like Christ. This session looks carefully at Scripture passages that highlight the biblical nature of the Catholic Church’s teaching on Purgatory and its importance for following Christ’s teaching that salvation involves being perfect “as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

Session 8: Not Inevitable

Many people struggle to understand how God can be all-loving and still allow for the possibility of Hell. What does Jesus say about Hell in his teachings? How does the possibility of Hell actually show that God gave us the freedom to choose him or reject him and that those choices truly matter? This session will examine these questions and more!

Session 9: Not Just for Other People

God is so generous in his mercy and kind in his instruction. Why is it sometimes so difficult to accept his forgiveness and be freed from sin? We have to look at the problem of the heart and our inability to see our own sin, and our reluctance to admit our wrongdoing. How can we see more clearly and live in the freedom of Christ’s light? The Scriptures we study in this session will help us find the answers!

Session 10: Not Only about the Future

How can we begin to live in the new creation? The new creation is upon us and grows in us as we battle against temptation and practice disciplining our flesh. It is not something that is only for the future. Salvation, the redemption of our bodies, and the new creation is ours in Christ here and now.

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org

PRODUCTS

PRODUCTS

Leader Kit

This leader kit includes everything you need to present Lectio Salvation to a group, whether in a parish or at home. This bundle includes all ten sessions of Lectio Salvation: New Life in Christ, plus a comprehensive Leader’s Guide, which includes complete Study Guide content.

Price: $124.95

Participant Kit

Get the full experience of Lectio: Salvation. This Participant Kit contains the full 10-part DVD set and full-color Study Guide.

Price: $119.95

Leader Resource Guide

The Lectio Salvation: New Life in Christ Leader’s Resource Guide presents practical help to make the most of adult faith formation in any size study group. Easy to use, with step-by-step instructions, you’ll have the tools you need to bring the richness of the Bible, Church Tradition and History to life through:

  • Study Guide content including prayers, video outlines, and discussion questions for each session (to follow along with your participants)
  • Guidelines on how to lead a small group study
  • A leader overview for each session
  • Suggested answers for the program’s discussion questions and daily reflections
  • Insights for understanding Sacred Scripture and Tradition

Price: $34.95

Study Guide

Engaging and accessible for everyone from a first-time Bible study participant to a Lectio veteran, the Lectio Salvation: New Life in Christ Study Guide enables you to personalize the study for your own spiritual journey. It includes:

  • Introductions and prayers for each session
  • An outline summary for each video presentation
  • Discussion questions to unpack the dynamic teaching
  • Daily reflections to deepen your understanding of the teaching
  • Space for personal journaling

Price: $24.95

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org

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