Cross Centered ‘Lent’ (7-week) Course

We are almost at the end of a seven week lent course based on the seven chapters of C.J. Mahaney’s excellent, easy to read, book The Cross Centered Life. I have been asked to make my materials available on-line for others to use. Everything is linked below with explanatory notes.


Course members were asked to spend around 10-15 minutes each week reading and taking notes on each chapter. Course members would bring their notes to the course which they would use in group discussion. We did this last year at my old church in small groups. The notes can be used on their own in this way. This year, the sessions mixed discussion, singing, prayer and teaching from the front. My powerpoint files and talk notes are at the bottom of the page.

Study notes
These are the notes I produced to help people take notes from each chapter of the book.
Chapter 1 study guide
Chapter 2 study guide
Chapter 3 study guide
Chapter 4 study guide
Chapter 5 study guide
Chapter 6 study guide
Chapter 7 study guide
Week 6 handout on biblical meditation

Powerpoint Presentations
These presentations include songs (please ensure you have your own CCL), bible verses and visual illustrations.
Week 1 powerpoint
Week 2 powerpoint
Week 3 powerpoint
Week 4 powerpoint
Week 5 powerpoint
Week 6 powerpoint
Week 7 no presentation. Maunday Thursday Service with Communion and a short talk “Never Move On” with the songs we had learned in the first 6 weeks

My session notes
My notes are sketchy and sometimes use personal anecdote, so will need to be revised for use elsewhere. The notes explain the visual illustrations in the powerpoint presentations.
Week 1 notes
Week 2 notes
Week 3 notes
Week 4 notes
No week 5 notes
Week 6 notes

About neilrobbie

I am a 6'6" formerly ginger Scot, in a cross cultural marriage to my lovely Londoner wife. We've lived in SE Asia and since 2005, I have served as an Anglican minister in Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.
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5 Responses to Cross Centered ‘Lent’ (7-week) Course

  1. limabean03 says:

    Great book! We’ve been plugging it pretty regularly back at Trinity. Glad to see someone putting some study materials out for it.

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  3. neilrobbie says:

    Hi Rob, I hope the study notes help people make the most of it. Neil

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