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Apostles' Creed - Bible Study Book & DVD: Together We Believe, The

Matt Chandler

2017    160 Pages    (LifeWay Press)

ISBN 13: 9781430054573    ISBN 10: 1430054573

Take your group through an in-depth examination of the primary tenets of Christianity. The Apostles’ Creed was born from the apostles’ teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history. The lines of the creed aren’t mere words. They are the essence of what [...]

Take your group through an in-depth examination of the primary tenets of Christianity. The Apostles’ Creed was born from the apostles’ teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history. The lines of the creed aren’t mere words. They are the essence of what we confess and believe. Repeating the creed doesn’t make disciples. Incantations don’t transform us into better, more effective Christians. Creeds don’t hold any authority apart from Scripture, but they do point outside themselves to the authoritative Word of God. The Apostles’ Creed was traditionally used as a public confession before baptism. This confession of faith, given as a recitation of the creed, was understood as an act of turning away from previous pagan beliefs and fully accepting apostolic teaching. This profession identified new believers with the community of Christians. This group study from Matt Chandler and The Village Church leads to greater clarity of our religion, greater symmetry and balance as a disciple, and a more profound sense of belonging in the kingdom of God.The Apostles’ Creed Bible Study Book includes 12 small-group sessions, 12 weeks of personal Bible study, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” and tips for leading a group. Session Topics: 1.    I Believe In 2.    God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth 3.    And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord 4.    Who Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary 5.    Suffered Under Pontius Pilate; Was Crucified, Dead, and Buried 6.    He Descended to Hell, the Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead 7.    He Ascended into Heaven and Sits on the Right Hand of the Father Almighty 8.    From Whence He Shall Come to Judge the Living and the Dead 9.    I Believe in the Holy Spirit 10.    The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints 11.    The Forgiveness of Sins 12.    The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting. Amen Features: • Biblically rooted and gospel-centered content • 12 small-group sessions that guide groups through the theological implications of the creed • Personal-study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth Benefits:   • Help believers better understand the foundations of the Christian faith. • Improve evangelistic efforts by learning the fundamentals of the Christian faith. • Gain a succinct understanding of Christianity, its origins, and its basic theology. • Understand the significance of understanding and clearly professing what you believe. • Transform your group into engaged disciples of Jesus who embrace and practice the essential doctrines of their faith. [less]

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Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door, The (DVD & book set)

Jay Pathak, Dave Runyon

2012    208 Pages    (Baker Books)

ISBN 13: 9780801014598    ISBN 10: 080101459X

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving [...]

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study. [less]

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Beautiful Already - Women's Bible Study Leader Kit: Reclaiming God's Perspective on Beauty

Barbara L. Roose

2016    (Abingdon Press)

ISBN 13: 9781501813597    ISBN 10: 1501813595

“I’m so fat.” “I don’t like my nose.” “I wish I was taller.” Our dissatisfaction with what we see in the mirror is what Barb Roose calls our ugly struggle with beauty. It’s a struggle that negatively affects not only our self-image and self-esteem but also our relationships with God and others. What is the answer? We desperately need to regain God's perspective on beauty. During this six-week Bible study, women will unpack the beliefs or experiences that are holding them [...]

“I’m so fat.” “I don’t like my nose.” “I wish I was taller.” Our dissatisfaction with what we see in the mirror is what Barb Roose calls our ugly struggle with beauty. It’s a struggle that negatively affects not only our self-image and self-esteem but also our relationships with God and others. What is the answer? We desperately need to regain God's perspective on beauty. During this six-week Bible study, women will unpack the beliefs or experiences that are holding them hostage. Together they will explore God's truth about beauty throughout the Scriptures, digging into passages in both the Old and New Testaments and applying the truths in their lives. They will move away from over-focusing on unrealistic expectations and perceived flaws toward God’s viewpoint of their hearts, minds, bodies and souls. As women make this journey, they will: Be set free from the trap of comparison and self-ridicule Become comfortable in their own skin Reach beyond themselves to encourage and support other women By learning to see the goodness, blessing, and purpose for their bodies no matter their size, shape, or style, women will overcome discontent and comparison and learn to live fully as the beautifully unique creations God designed them to be. The Leader Kit includes the following components: Participant Book, Leader Guide, and DVD. [less]

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BEFORE AMEN STUDY GUIDE: THE POWER OF A SIMPLE PRAYER

Max Lucado

2014    96 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

ISBN 13: 9780529123343    ISBN 10: 0529123347

We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been [...]

We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest.Join Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power unleashed with five simple sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.” This study guide includes leader helps, discussion questions, conversation starters, and between-session activities to enhance your understanding and application of Max’s teaching.Designed for use with Before Amen: A DVD Study (978-0529-12342-8). [less]

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Before Amen Study Guide with DVD: The Power of a Simple Prayer (Book and DVD - 2 SET)

Max Lucado

2014    (Thomas Nelson)

ISBN 13: 9780529123640    ISBN 10: 0529123649

We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given [...]

We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. Join Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power unleashed with five simple sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”    This study guide with DVD includes a DVD with four video sessions from Max Lucado and a study guide with discussion questions, video notes, and in-between studies.     We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. Join Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power unleashed with five simple sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”    This study guide with DVD includes a DVD with four video sessions from Max Lucado and a study guide with discussion questions, video notes, and in-between studies.       [less]

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Believe, NIV: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus (2 BOOK & DVD SET)

Randy Frazee

2015    512 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310443834    ISBN 10: 0310443830

Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NIV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. General Editor and pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHO AM I BECOMING? Each [...]

Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NIV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. General Editor and pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHO AM I BECOMING? Each chapter uses short topical passages from the New International Version to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this Bible, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything. Using this second edition of Believe, NIV, church families around the globe can now embrace a full ministry year through worship services, small group studies, and family activities. Learn more about this whole-church experience at BelieveTheStory.com. [less]

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Believe Study Guide: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus with NIV book

Randy Frazee

2015    240 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310826118    ISBN 10: 031082611X

The Believe Adult Study Guide gives groups of all sizes the opportunity to learn, discuss, and apply what they experience in this 30-session journey through the Bible by exploring 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live. Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents 30 ten-minute teachings on how the story of Scripture helps us think, act, and be like Jesus. You will explore a key question, Scripture, concept and application in each session that helps [...]

The Believe Adult Study Guide gives groups of all sizes the opportunity to learn, discuss, and apply what they experience in this 30-session journey through the Bible by exploring 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live. Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents 30 ten-minute teachings on how the story of Scripture helps us think, act, and be like Jesus. You will explore a key question, Scripture, concept and application in each session that helps you understand the 30 essential beliefs, practices and virtues that will help us become fully devoted followers of Jesus. This study guide will guide group members through video discussion for all 30 sessions as well as help individuals grow through in-between-sessions assignments. [less]

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Between Mom and Me: Mother Son Journal

Katie Clemons

2016    100 Pages    (Katie Clemons LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781633360174    ISBN 10: 1633360172

For the mother and son who crave a rule-free, creative way to connect with each other. This engaging prompt journal is the perfect tool to strengthen your mother son relationship. Record memories together, swap stories, compare perspectives, and explore common and unique interests. Letters back and forth and interactive lists invite you both to reflect, write, and doodle about topics timely to your life as he builds self-confidence and improves his penmanship. Let master storycatcher Katie [...]

For the mother and son who crave a rule-free, creative way to connect with each other. This engaging prompt journal is the perfect tool to strengthen your mother son relationship. Record memories together, swap stories, compare perspectives, and explore common and unique interests. Letters back and forth and interactive lists invite you both to reflect, write, and doodle about topics timely to your life as he builds self-confidence and improves his penmanship. Let master storycatcher Katie Clemons help your son unearth the power of his story and best of all . . . discover a great bond with his mom. For ages 9 and up. [less]

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Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life (BOOK - 2 AND DVD SET)

Henry Cloud, John Townsend

1992    304 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310585909    ISBN 10: 0310585902

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and [...]

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves. [less]

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Case for Christ Participant's Guide: A Six-Session Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Groupware Small Group Edition), The (DVD, CD, AND BOOK SET)

Lee Strobel, Garry Poole

2008    112 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310282822    ISBN 10: 0310282829

In this six-session small group Bible study, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In the award-winning book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of [...]

In this six-session small group Bible study, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In the award-winning book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows how to ask tough questions. His own search for the truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ. Now Strobel invites you to retrace with him the steps in that journey. Using this guide, along with the six-session companion DVD (sold separately) you will follow Strobel on a quest for the truth about Jesus. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh expert testimony. In the end, you may very well see Jesus in a compelling new way -- and, like Strobel, find your life transformed. Knowing that the credibility of any story hinges on solid facts, Strobel challenges scholars to back up their opinions with compelling evidence and cogent arguments in order to put the case for Christ to the test. Sessions include: 1. The Investigation of a Lifetime 2. Eyewitness Evidence 3. Evidence Outside of the Bible4. Analyzing Jesus 5. Evidence for the Resurrection 6. Reaching the Verdict [less]

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Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Home with 30 min DVD (Focus on the Family Books)

R. B. Mitchell

2007    272 Pages    (Focus on the Family)

ISBN 13: 9781589974340    ISBN 10: 1589974344

Rob Mitchell is one of the last “lifers” raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children's home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather “co-survivors.” After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship with God. Rob was able to overcome his past, forgiving his relatives and forging healthy family relationships of his own.

Rob Mitchell is one of the last “lifers” raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children's home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather “co-survivors.” After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship with God. Rob was able to overcome his past, forgiving his relatives and forging healthy family relationships of his own. [less]

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Christian Participant's Guide: It's Not What You Think

Andy Stanley

2012    144 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310693345    ISBN 10: 0310693349

What does it mean to be a Christian?   Ask 100 people that question and you are likely to get 100 different answers. One reason people have such difficulty defining what a Christian should be is that the Bible never gives a definition. The followers of Jesus did not defer to themselves as Christians, it was a label placed on them from the outside. The early believers called themselves disciples, and the Bible is very clear in defining what a disciple looks like.   Jesus gave his [...]

What does it mean to be a Christian?   Ask 100 people that question and you are likely to get 100 different answers. One reason people have such difficulty defining what a Christian should be is that the Bible never gives a definition. The followers of Jesus did not defer to themselves as Christians, it was a label placed on them from the outside. The early believers called themselves disciples, and the Bible is very clear in defining what a disciple looks like.   Jesus gave his disciples one word that should define them. What if we as his followers embodied this one word? What if our behavior was so consistent with this word that folks around us were drawn to us—and to God?   In Christian, you will learn: What one word should be descriptive of every disciple How Jesus followers should treat those who are outside the faith Why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers   This study guide with help you dig deeper into the teachings from Andy Stanley on the corresponding DVD (sold separately) and includes discussion questions for individuals and/or small groups, between-session devotions, DVD teaching overviews, and a leader’s guide. [less]

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Clash of Kingdoms Discovery Guide, A (BOOK & DVD SET)

Ray Vander Laan, Stephen and Amanda Sorenson (As told to)

2017    272 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310085737    ISBN 10: 031008573X

Like the Roman Empire, today's governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the "good news." As Christians, we're called to proclaim God's name in all the earth (1 Chronicles 16:8), but how do we to do that in the midst of false gospels? In this fifteenth volume of That The World May Know#65533;, discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he [...]

Like the Roman Empire, today's governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the "good news." As Christians, we're called to proclaim God's name in all the earth (1 Chronicles 16:8), but how do we to do that in the midst of false gospels? In this fifteenth volume of That The World May Know#65533;, discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome? Consider your citizenship--and the message you convey to the world--as Ray Vander Laan takes you deeper into the culture of ancient Philippi. Experience the Bible in historical context, as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece--in locations like Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Delphi. Designed for use with A Clash of Kingdoms Video Study (sold separately). [less]

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Daniel Leader's Kit with DVDs: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Beth Moore

2006    240 Pages    (LifeWay Christian Resources)

ISBN 13: 9781415825891    ISBN 10: 1415825890

Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy - Leader Kit by Beth Moore helps a leader facilitate this women's Bible study of Daniel and contains all that is needed to conduct the 12 weeks of small group time. Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers [...]

Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy - Leader Kit by Beth Moore helps a leader facilitate this women's Bible study of Daniel and contains all that is needed to conduct the 12 weeks of small group time. Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.This Old Testament Bible study falls in two parts and can be used as one (12 session) study or two separate (6 session) studies. The first portion, from Daniel chapters 1-6, deals with Daniel's life as he faced the kind of pressures and temptations Christians encounter today. Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world. The second portion, chapters 7-12, explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Jesus Christ.The Leader Kit includes: 6 DVDs (12 teaching segments) 1 Member Book 1 Leader Guide DVD promo video [less]

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Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University Membership Kit

Dave Ramsey

(financial peace university)

ISBN 13: 9781934629109    ISBN 10: 1934629103

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Dave Ramseys Generation Change: A Study for Teens On What God Says About Money

Dave Ramsey

2007    80 Pages    (Dave Ramsey's Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9780980087307    ISBN 10: 0980087309

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money-and how it all works together. In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story. Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical [...]

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money-and how it all works together. In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story. Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change. [less]

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Death and Resurrection of the Messiah Discovery Guide: 10 Faith Lessons (Book & DVD)

Ray Vander Laan

2009    336 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310279686    ISBN 10: 0310279682

Pack your bags. We’re going on a journey. A quest to uncover Scripture and its meaning across history. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series is an adventure in biblical learning. You will discover why Jesus turned the world upside down with his compelling call to follow him. Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan brings together history, culture, and geography to illuminate the Gospels. Eight DVD lessons supported by an interactive Discovery [...]

Pack your bags. We’re going on a journey. A quest to uncover Scripture and its meaning across history. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series is an adventure in biblical learning. You will discover why Jesus turned the world upside down with his compelling call to follow him. Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan brings together history, culture, and geography to illuminate the Gospels. Eight DVD lessons supported by an interactive Discovery Guide will let you, your family, or your small group walk with Jesus through the days of his ministry on this earth. The insights you gain will transform your reading of the Gospels and inspire a deeper faith commitment. Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah focuses on the birth of Jesus, his life, and his short but powerful ministry---a ministry that has shaped empires and changed the course of history. Faith Lessons on the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah focuses on the last week of Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit’s visit on Pentecost. [less]

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Disciple Fast Track New Testament Study Manual (Bag of Books and Resources)

Richard B. Wilke

2016    (Abingdon Pr)

ISBN 13: 9781501821332    ISBN 10: 1501821334

This 12-week study immerses the participant in the New Testatment. FastTrack is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study is ideal for busy people who wants to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, studying the Old and New Testaments for 12 sessions each. Daily preparation is manageable, with only 3–5 chapters of the Bible to ready each day. No additional preparation is needed [...]

This 12-week study immerses the participant in the New Testatment. FastTrack is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study is ideal for busy people who wants to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, studying the Old and New Testaments for 12 sessions each. Daily preparation is manageable, with only 3–5 chapters of the Bible to ready each day. No additional preparation is needed for the Leader—just follow the Guide. Weekly sessions last 75 minutes.A brief illustrated review video helps participants remember what they have learned, then leads into a video sharing insights related to the week’s session. A new Spiritual Gift component helps participants to explore their spiritual gifts and determine meaningful places of service. Suggestions for Old and New Testament Celebrations are included to increase the fellowship and fun of Disciple. Flexible for use with small groups of 8–14, or for large groups of 15–100. [less]

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Disciple's Path #1: The Beginning: First Steps for New Disciples (Member Book)

80 Pages    (Lifeway Christian Resources)

ISBN 13: 9781430035336    ISBN 10: 1430035331

Disciple's Path: The Beginning is an intentional Bible study for new disciples of Christ that can be used in multiple group sizes ranging from one-on-one to larger groups.

Disciple's Path: The Beginning is an intentional Bible study for new disciples of Christ that can be used in multiple group sizes ranging from one-on-one to larger groups. [less]

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Disciples Path for Students - The Mission: Student Book [Vol 6] (Member Book)

2015    80 Pages    (Lifeway Christian Resources)

ISBN 13: 9781430051718    ISBN 10: 143005171X

The Mission is a six-session study that will help students gain a deeper understanding of their mission as followers of Jesus who lives, works, and plays in a world that's often opposed to Him. Students will explore Christ's incarnation in the world, His mission for the world, and His death to save the world. They will also examine their responsibilities as disciples: called to die with Christ, to go with Christ as individuals, and to go with Christ as a community to advance His kingdom in our [...]

The Mission is a six-session study that will help students gain a deeper understanding of their mission as followers of Jesus who lives, works, and plays in a world that's often opposed to Him. Students will explore Christ's incarnation in the world, His mission for the world, and His death to save the world. They will also examine their responsibilities as disciples: called to die with Christ, to go with Christ as individuals, and to go with Christ as a community to advance His kingdom in our world.Sixth Bible study resource in the Disciples Path series.Table of Contents:-Christ Came to Us-Christ Came with a Mission-Christ Came to Die-We Die with Christ-We Go with Christ-We Go Together with ChristBenefits:-Students will understand what their mission is as followers of Christ.-Students will examine the mission of Christ in the world. -Students will be challenged to take up their responsibilities as disciples. [less]

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Disciples Path for Students - The Truth: Student Book [Vol 4] (Member Book)

2015    80 Pages    (Lifeway Christian Resources)

ISBN 13: 9781430051695    ISBN 10: 1430051698

The Truth is a six-session study that will help students engage and understand the basic doctrines—the core beliefs and principles—of the Christian faith. The study will focus on what the Bible teaches on key issues such as God, humanity, the person and work of Jesus, the kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit, and the church.Fourth Bible study resource in the Disciples Path series.Table of Contents:-The Doctrine of God-The Doctrine of Man-The Person and Work of Christ-The Kingdom of God-The [...]

The Truth is a six-session study that will help students engage and understand the basic doctrines—the core beliefs and principles—of the Christian faith. The study will focus on what the Bible teaches on key issues such as God, humanity, the person and work of Jesus, the kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit, and the church.Fourth Bible study resource in the Disciples Path series.Table of Contents:-The Doctrine of God-The Doctrine of Man-The Person and Work of Christ-The Kingdom of God-The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit-The Doctrine of the ChurchBenefits:-Students will gain a deeper understanding of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith.-Students will explore the triune nature of God and His mission to redeem the world.-Students will define and understand the kingdom of God. [less]

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Disciples Path - The Call [Vol 3] (Member Book)

Lifeway Adults

2015    96 Pages    (LifeWay Press)

ISBN 13: 9781430039525    ISBN 10: 1430039523

The Call Bible Study Book is an intentional 6-session disciple-making study that answers the question "Who am I as a disciple of Christ?" More than a Bible study on identity, The Call is a disciple-making resource that emphasizes practice and mentoring for group settings of multiple sizes to take disciples on a journey into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Like all the releases in the Disciples Path series, The Call uses teaching, questions, conversation, exercises, and individual study [...]

The Call Bible Study Book is an intentional 6-session disciple-making study that answers the question "Who am I as a disciple of Christ?" More than a Bible study on identity, The Call is a disciple-making resource that emphasizes practice and mentoring for group settings of multiple sizes to take disciples on a journey into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Like all the releases in the Disciples Path series, The Call uses teaching, questions, conversation, exercises, and individual study to facilitate transformational discipleship. It begins by exploring the question "Who is Jesus?" Then it takes group members through the priorities of a disciple, the cost of a disciple, and the fruit of a disciple. Far too often we neglect to teach the trust cost of discipleship. It could end up costing everything, but true discipleship is worth that and even more. The sessions include: 1. Who Is Jesus? 2. What Did Jesus Do? 3. Following Jesus 4. The Priorities of a Disciple 5. The Cost of a Disciple 6. The Fruit of a Disciple The study includes an introduction to the weekly session topic, guided prayer options, and Scripture focus with text and narrative explanation that drives the weekly meeting. Also included each week are discussion questions and group exercises that reinforce the primary teaching points of each topic. Individual study and out-of-group activities have all been crafted to help users take their next step as disciples of Christ. These optional activities include but are not limited to reading plans, prayer exercises, personal study, and journaling. Features: -Bible study format, content, and activities created and written by practicing disciple-makers -Individual exercises to provide opportunities to practice discipleship -A personal Bible study plan Benefits: -Examine six facets of what it means to follow Christ. -Facilitate transformation through modeling and practice. -Use as a "handbook" for one-on-one or two-on-one discipleship situations. -Lead effectively--requires minimal leader preparation and allows the facilitator to model what it means to be a disciple. -Initiate an intentional discipleship path with individuals or groups. [less]

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Disciples Path - The Life [Vol 5] (Member Book)

Lifeway Adults

2015    96 Pages    (LifeWay Press)

ISBN 13: 9781430039549    ISBN 10: 143003954X

The Life Bible Study Book answers the question "What does a disciple do in relationship with God?" Through this vital disciple-making experience, each group member discusses and practices the following disciplines: reading the Bible, prayer, community, serving, and evangelism. Disciples explore both individual disciplines and the disciplines of community. Like all the releases in the Disciples Path series, The Life uses teaching, questions, conversation, exercises, and individual study to [...]

The Life Bible Study Book answers the question "What does a disciple do in relationship with God?" Through this vital disciple-making experience, each group member discusses and practices the following disciplines: reading the Bible, prayer, community, serving, and evangelism. Disciples explore both individual disciplines and the disciplines of community. Like all the releases in the Disciples Path series, The Life uses teaching, questions, conversation, exercises, and individual study to facilitate transformational discipleship through this dynamic yet personal Bible study experience. The sessions include: 1. Immersed in the Word 2. Connected Through Prayer 3. Living in Community 4. Being Filled with the Spirit 5. Serving One Another 6. Sharing Your Faith The study includes an introduction to the weekly session topic, guided prayer options, and Scripture focus with text and narrative explanation that drives the weekly meeting. Also included each week are discussion questions and group exercises that reinforce the primary teaching points of each topic. Individual study and out-of-group activities have all been crafted to help users take their next step as disciples of Christ. These optional activities include but are not limited to reading plans, prayer exercises, personal study, and journaling. Features: -Bible study format, content, and activities created and written by practicing disciple-makers -Individual exercises to provide opportunities to practice discipleship -A personal Bible study plan Benefits: -Examine the connection between the disciplines and the life of a disciple. -Understand the importance and apply disciplines of prayer and reading the Bible. -Facilitate transformation through modeling and practice. -Use as a "handbook" for one-on-one or two-on-one discipleship situations. -Lead effectively--requires minimal leader preparation and allows the facilitator to model what it means to be a disciple. -Initiate an intentional discipleship path with individuals or groups. [less]

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Disciples Path - The Way [Vol 2] (Member Book)

Lifeway Adults

2015    80 Pages    (LifeWay Press)

ISBN 13: 9781430036517    ISBN 10: 1430036516

The Way Bible Study Book is an intentional 5-session disciple-making study that acquaints disciples with the way Jesus calls, teaches, equips, and sends His followers. Focusing on the journey of Jesus' original disciples, The Way helps new and growing disciples walk through the Gospels, following Jesus and His methods. A logical follow-up to The Beginning, this resource also stands on its own and serves as the overview of the Disciples Path series and a starting point for followers of Christ who [...]

The Way Bible Study Book is an intentional 5-session disciple-making study that acquaints disciples with the way Jesus calls, teaches, equips, and sends His followers. Focusing on the journey of Jesus' original disciples, The Way helps new and growing disciples walk through the Gospels, following Jesus and His methods. A logical follow-up to The Beginning, this resource also stands on its own and serves as the overview of the Disciples Path series and a starting point for followers of Christ who want to go deeper in their understanding and practice of discipleship. The Way can be used in multiple group sizes ranging from one-on-one to larger groups. The study includes an introduction to the weekly session topic, guided prayer options, and Scripture focus with text and narrative explanation that drives the weekly meeting. Also included each week are discussion questions and group exercises that reinforce the primary teaching points of each topic. Individual study and out-of-group activities have all been crafted to help users take their next step as disciples of Christ. These optional activities include but are not limited to reading plans, prayer exercises, personal study, and journaling. The sessions include: 1. Defining "Disciple" 2. Jesus Calls Disciples 3. Jesus Teaches His Disciples 4. Jesus Equips His Disciples 5. Jesus Sends His Disciples Features: -Bible study format, content, and activities created and written by practicing disciple-makers -Individual exercises to provide opportunities to practice discipleship -A personal Bible study plan Benefits: -Examine five crucial elements of discipleship based on Jesus' ministry.Facilitate transformation through modeling and practice. -Use as a "handbook" for one-on-one or two-on-one discipleship situations. -Lead effectively--requires minimal leader preparation and allows the facilitator to model what it means to be a disciple. -Initiate an intentional discipleship path with individuals or groups. -Help those with doubts about salvation. [less]

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Discussing Mere Christianity Study Guide (DVD & BOOK SET)

Devin Brown

2015    128 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 25986699857    ISBN 10: 025986699857

In this eight-session video group study (DVD/digital video sold separately), you will discover why Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. But seventy years later from when it was first delivered on radio, what relevance does it have to our world today? Host Eric Metaxas and a variety of Christian leaders−including Philip Yancey, Alister McGrath, Devin Brown, Paul McCusker, Douglas Gresham, and others−help us understand the timeless [...]

In this eight-session video group study (DVD/digital video sold separately), you will discover why Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. But seventy years later from when it was first delivered on radio, what relevance does it have to our world today? Host Eric Metaxas and a variety of Christian leaders−including Philip Yancey, Alister McGrath, Devin Brown, Paul McCusker, Douglas Gresham, and others−help us understand the timeless message of C. S. Lewis in fresh ways for a new generation. The first purpose of this video study is to explore the positive ideas that C.S. Lewis has so eloquently written about in Mere Christianity for those who already call themselves Christian. The second purpose is to explain in an engaging, winsome and non-threatening way the basic tenets of the Christian faith as illustrated by C.S. Lewis to those who do not claim to be Christian. This study aims to fulfill the vision of C.S. Lewis of reaching people from all faith backgrounds. Sessions include: Our Sense of Right and Wrong What's Behind Our Sense of Right and Wrong The Rival Conceptions of God Free Will and the Shocking Alternative Christian Behavior and the Great Sin of Pride The Christian Virtue of Hope God in Three Persons Counting the Cost Designed for use with the Discussing Mere Christianity Video Study 9780310699859 (sold separately). [less]

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Early Church Discovery Guide: 5 Faith Lessons (Books - 5 & DVD - 1 SET)

Ray Vander Laan

2008    189 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310279716    ISBN 10: 0310279712

This five-session small group Bible study, Early Church, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume five of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In this volume, Vander Laan uncovers the passion and commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's [...]

This five-session small group Bible study, Early Church, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume five of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In this volume, Vander Laan uncovers the passion and commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. The Early Church Discovery Guide (180 pages) includes five sessions. Each lesson… - Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD - Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools- Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection- Includes 30 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today. The companion DVD for Early Church was filmed on location in Caesarea Philippi, Sardis, Pergamum, Ephesus, and Laodicea. These illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. This Discovery Guide is designed for use with the Early Church DVD (sold separately). Lessons include: 1. Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain – Filmed in Caesarea Philippi 2. The Salt of the Earth – Filmed in Sardis 3. Where Satan Lives – Filmed in Pergamum4. The Mark of the Beast – Filmed in Ephesus5. Hot or Cold – Filmed in Laodicea [less]

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Faith Lessons on the Early Church Participant's Guide (Books - 4 & DVD - 1 SET)

Ray Vander Laan

2000    128 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310679691    ISBN 10: 0310679699

Discover how the early Christian church, on fire with the message of Jesus, literally changed the world! The Faith Lessons Groupware takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating--it's faith-inspiring and life-changing. This valuable Participant's Guide carefully and plainly helps you turn the lessons you learn from the past into real-life applications that impact the way you live your faith [...]

Discover how the early Christian church, on fire with the message of Jesus, literally changed the world! The Faith Lessons Groupware takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating--it's faith-inspiring and life-changing. This valuable Participant's Guide carefully and plainly helps you turn the lessons you learn from the past into real-life applications that impact the way you live your faith. You'll find space for note-taking, topics for discussion, and questions for reflection, as well as maps, photos, sidebars, and other study tools to help you better grasp each faith lesson. You'll also find Action Points for translating each lesson into practical ways to make a unique, important difference in the world around you. The carefully organized format makes it easy for you to gain tremendous benefits from the following sessions: 1. Caesarea Philippi--Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain 2. Sardis--The Salt of the Earth 3. Pergamum--Where Satan Lives 4. Ephesus--The Mark of the Beast 5. Laodicea--Hot or Cold [less]

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Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah (Church Vol. 3) Participant's Guide (Book & DVD set)

Ray Vander Laan

1999    224 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310678984    ISBN 10: 0310678986

What would it be like to haul in a miraculous draft of fish at the command of the Master . . . or hear the ram's horn sound from Herod's temple at the very moment when Jesus is breathing his last breath? What would you think? How would you think? What meanings would the places and events in the life of Jesus hold for you as a person of a different time and culture? Thanks to Ray Vander Laan and That the World May Know Ministries, you can understand their significance in a way that transforms [...]

What would it be like to haul in a miraculous draft of fish at the command of the Master . . . or hear the ram's horn sound from Herod's temple at the very moment when Jesus is breathing his last breath? What would you think? How would you think? What meanings would the places and events in the life of Jesus hold for you as a person of a different time and culture? Thanks to Ray Vander Laan and That the World May Know Ministries, you can understand their significance in a way that transforms your faith today. Filmed in Israel by Focus on the Family, Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah helps small groups understand Jesus from the mindset of a citizen of those times. Using the new, proven ZondervanGroupWare approach, this powerful curriculum provides a dynamic way for participants to engage with biblical truths in a life-changing, group-interactive format. Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah includes an all-new Leader's Guide and Participant's Guide designed for maximum clarity, relevance, and ease of use. Drawing on Ray Vander Laan's video presentations, participants will enjoy spirited discussions and find practical applications that turn faith lessons learned from past millennia into faith lessons lived today. [less]

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Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, The (Book - 2 and DVD - 2 SET)

Charles W. Colson, Harold Fickett

2008    256 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310276036    ISBN 10: 0310276039

Rightly understood and rightly communicated, the Christian faith is one of great joy. It is an invitation to God’s kingdom, where tears are replaced by laughter and longing hearts find their purpose and their home. This is the heart of the gospel: God’s search to reclaim us and love us as his own. But have we truly grasped this? Those of us who have disdained Christianity as a religion of bigotry---have we repudiated the genuine article or merely demonstrated our own prejudice and ignorance [...]

Rightly understood and rightly communicated, the Christian faith is one of great joy. It is an invitation to God’s kingdom, where tears are replaced by laughter and longing hearts find their purpose and their home. This is the heart of the gospel: God’s search to reclaim us and love us as his own. But have we truly grasped this? Those of us who have disdained Christianity as a religion of bigotry---have we repudiated the genuine article or merely demonstrated our own prejudice and ignorance? Those of us who are Christians---have we deeply apprehended the mission of Jesus, and do our ways and character faithfully reflect his beauty? From the nature of God, to the human condition, to the work of Jesus, to God’s coming kingdom, and all that lies between, how well do we understand the foundational truths of Christianity and their implications? The Faith is a book for our troubled times and for decades to come, for Christians and non-Christians alike. It is the most important book Chuck Colson and Harold Fickett have ever written: a thought-provoking, soul-searching, and powerful manifesto of the great, historical central truths of Christianity that have sustained believers through the centuries. Brought to immediacy with vivid, true stories, here is what Christianity is really about and why it is a religion of hope, redemption, and beauty. [less]

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Family 101: Back to the Basics

Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg (America's Family Coaches), the Skit Guys and Dr. Gene Getz

They are Back!! Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg (Americas Family Coaches) are back with another big step in the 101 series. Family 101-Back to the Basics will help us learn how to one another, each other. The Rosbergs take eight key principles from the 44 one another verses of the New Testament and teach us how to live them out in daily life. We are also thrilled to announce that the nationally acclaimed Skit Guys have joined the Family 101 team to bring their own unique brand of humor and insight. [...]

They are Back!! Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg (Americas Family Coaches) are back with another big step in the 101 series. Family 101-Back to the Basics will help us learn how to one another, each other. The Rosbergs take eight key principles from the 44 one another verses of the New Testament and teach us how to live them out in daily life.

We are also thrilled to announce that the nationally acclaimed Skit Guys have joined the Family 101 team to bring their own unique brand of humor and insight. Tommy and Eddie give us their best as they open the sessions with over the top performances that will open your heart with laughter.

Family 101-Back to the Basics was borne out of the great need to strengthen and support the family unit. Join Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg (America's Family Coaches), the Skit Guys and Dr. Gene Getz as they help us unravel the mystery of the "One Another" principles in the most challenging of places: the home.

Nine sessions, each about 20-25 minutes, take us step-by-step through the key New Testament passages on how to live out the "one another" verses in family life. We will discover how these principles are God's blueprint, the ground floor, for day-to-day living. Learn what it really means to love, serve, encourage and honor those closest to you.

Our culture puts tremendous pressure on the family. The pull of media, music, movies and TV often cause doubt and confusion on how to live out God's commands to love and serve one another. Divorce, immorality, neglect, abuse, compromise, and apathy threaten to dissolve the very fabric of family. [less]

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Fearless DVD-Based Study

Max Lucado

2009    121 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

ISBN 13: 9781418541828    ISBN 10: 1418541826

Can you imagine your life without fear? Max Lucado presents six DVD sessions that offer hope and calm in a time of unprecedented fear in our nation and the world. Designed for individual study or for a small group experience, Fearless draws from Jesus’ encounters with people in frightening situations giving evidence that we can trust God through these scary times. Features Include: One DVD with six 5-to-7-minute video sessions Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide Fearless Small Group Leader's [...]

Can you imagine your life without fear? Max Lucado presents six DVD sessions that offer hope and calm in a time of unprecedented fear in our nation and the world. Designed for individual study or for a small group experience, Fearless draws from Jesus’ encounters with people in frightening situations giving evidence that we can trust God through these scary times. Features Include: One DVD with six 5-to-7-minute video sessions Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide Fearless Small Group Leader's Guide CD-ROM with sermon tips, guidelines for implementing a churchwide campaign, and materials for promoting your group study or sermon series Spanish track included   [less]

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Follow Participant's Guide with DVD: No Experience Necessary

Andy Stanley

2014    124 Pages    (Zondervan)

ISBN 13: 9780310823568    ISBN 10: 0310823560

Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Jesus' invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me.  Religion says “Change and you can join us”. Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” There’s a huge difference. Jesus doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following [...]

Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Jesus' invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me.  Religion says “Change and you can join us”. Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” There’s a huge difference. Jesus doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following him. Being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify you from following him. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner and unbeliever taking one small step. In this eight-session DVD Bible study, Andy Stanley takes you and your small group on a Bible study journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow. This package includes both Follow: A DVD Study and Follow Study Guide. Sessions include: Jesus Says Next Steps Fearless Follow Wear The Fine Print What I Want to Want Leading Great Unfollowers [less]

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Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine (Study Guide & DVD)

Max Lucado

2012    140 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

ISBN 13: 9781401675820    ISBN 10: 1401675824

Grace.We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a [...]

Grace.We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no?Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.Let’s make certain grace gets you.  [less]

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Great Courses: Great World Religions: Buddhism (The Teaching Company), The (BOOK & DVD SET)

Ph.D. Malcolm David Eckel

(The Teaching Company)

ISBN 13: 9781565857834    ISBN 10: 1565857836

High quality university level teaching! Course Lecture Titles 1. Buddhism as a World Religion 2. The Life of the Buddha 3. "All is Suffering" 4. The Path to Nirvana 5. The Buddhist Community 6. Mahayana Buddhism-the Bodhisattva Ideal 7. Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas 8. Emptiness 9. Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia 10. Buddhism in Tibet 11. Buddhism in China 12. Buddhism in Japan [...]

High quality university level teaching!

Course Lecture Titles
1. Buddhism as a World Religion
2. The Life of the Buddha
3. "All is Suffering"
4. The Path to Nirvana
5. The Buddhist Community
6. Mahayana Buddhism-the Bodhisattva Ideal
7. Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
8. Emptiness
9. Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia
10. Buddhism in Tibet
11. Buddhism in China
12. Buddhism in Japan [less]

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Great World Religions : Christianity (DVD -2 & BOOK SET)

Luke Timothy Johnson, The Great Courses

2003    (The Teaching Company)

ISBN 13: 9781565857889    ISBN 10: 1565857887

These 12 lectures are an engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the world's greatest faiths. By concentrating on the basics that every well-educated individual should know, Professor Johnson's lectures provide you with a clear survey of the most important elements of this religious tradition-and a framework for further study. In this lecture series, you'll consider fundamental issues including Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its [...]

These 12 lectures are an engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the world's greatest faiths. By concentrating on the basics that every well-educated individual should know, Professor Johnson's lectures provide you with a clear survey of the most important elements of this religious tradition-and a framework for further study. In this lecture series, you'll consider fundamental issues including Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its doctrine, its transformation after Christianity became the imperial religion of Rome, its many and deep connections to Western culture, and the tensions within Christianity today. Professor Johnson's synthetic approach provides first an overview of the Christian story, how it understands history from creation to new creation - and the relation of scripture to that history, and the Christian creed: what Christians believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the church. He also explains Christian practice as expressed by the structure of the community and its sacraments, by the struggles of Christians to find a coherent and consistent moral teaching, and by various manifestations of Christianity's more radical edge in martyrs, missionaries, and mystics. By the end of this engaging and accessible series, you'll finally have a true grasp of Christianity's distinctive character, the major turning points in its history, its most important shared beliefs and practices, and, above all, its continuing appeal to many of the world's peoples. [less]

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Great World Religions: Islam (The Great Courses) (DVD & BOOK SET)

(The Teaching Company)

ISBN 13: 9781565856486    ISBN 10: 1565856481

Audio CD, includes Course Guidebook (notes) and 12 Lectures on 6 CDs. Course Lecture Titles: Islam Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, The Five Pillars of Islam, Muhammad-Prophet and Statesman, God's Word-the Quranic Worldview, The Muslim Community-Faith and Politics, Paths to God-Islamic Law and Mysticism, Islamic Revivalism-Renewal and Reform, The Contemporary Resurgence of Islam, Islam at the Crossroads, Women and Change in Islam, Islam in the West, The Future of Islam. [...]

Audio CD, includes Course Guidebook (notes) and 12 Lectures on 6 CDs. Course Lecture Titles:

Islam Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,
The Five Pillars of Islam,
Muhammad-Prophet and Statesman,
God's Word-the Quranic Worldview,
The Muslim Community-Faith and Politics,
Paths to God-Islamic Law and Mysticism,
Islamic Revivalism-Renewal and Reform,
The Contemporary Resurgence of Islam,
Islam at the Crossroads,
Women and Change in Islam,
Islam in the West,
The Future of Islam. [less]

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