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  • Good Kids Gone Bad

    $17.99

    Good Kids Gone Bad: Straight Talk from a Prodigal Who Came Home focuses on themes of addiction prevention and recovery geared towards caregivers, parents or individuals caring for those caught in the struggles of substance abuse. The text ties in practical and anecdotal stories along with how God can do the miraculous in helping to change and redeem lives caught in addiction.

    Author Joe Maxim, has firsthand experience dealing with the darkness of addiction. Both he and his wife Chris, have sought to help others recover from their personal battles through their organization Young Overcomers United (YOU).

    Maxim sees great benefit from sharing these prevention techniques. He testifies that, “Having witnessed hundreds of situations and from walking with recovering addicts, I believe there are clear warning signs and actionable steps that can be taken long before recovery is necessary.”

    For those who may require additional care, steps to recovery are available, and it’s here that Maxim spends more time to better deal with this vital, difficult work. Maxim mentions, “All of the work I do in my ministry is in recovery. While you may not share my calling to help hundreds of young people recover from addictions, you may very well have an addict in your life who you long to see set free from the chains of addiction that bind them.”

    This book from Joe Maxim is passion project that will be a great aid in ministering to the souls, minds, and bodies of those dealing with addiction and the people that care for them.

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  • Transformative Friendships : 7 Questions To Deepen Any Relationship

    $16.99

    Building meaningful friendships is not as easy as we wish it was. A culture that is lonelier and more disconnected than ever proves how hard it can be. In Transformative Friendships, counselor Brad Hambrick encourages readers to develop new rhythms, habits, and lifestyles that will shape and grow their relationships, both with casual acquaintances and closer friends.

    The goal is not to develop perfect friendships, but rather learn to how to cultivate deep connections that grow steadily over time through conversations based on simple questions and common interactions. Hambrick’s biblical vision for friendship calls Christians to engage with one another in the transformational way God intended.

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  • Good Shepherd : Forty Biblical Insights On Leading And Being Led

    $19.99

    Learn from the Good Shepherd how to lead in your home, church, or community. After spending months among Bedouin shepherds in the Middle East, Tim Laniak offers 40 short readings that explore every leader’s responsibility to provide, protect, and guide. Each chapter begins with observations from Tim’s travels, continues with insights into Bible stories about shepherding, and concludes with what this means for you in your own spheres of influence.

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  • So God Made A Mothers Story

    $13.29

    How much do you really know about your mother?

    You know her favorite color. You know how she takes her coffee. You know she’d do anything for you. But do you know her story? What did she worry about as she rocked a baby in the middle of the night? What is she proudest of? How does she hope to be remembered? What is her legacy?

    So God Made a Mother’s Story is an inspirational guided journal that invites a woman to share her heart-in her own handwriting-with generations to come.

    From the creators of the bestselling book So God Made a Mother, this companion keepsake is filled with thoughtful questions, writing prompts, and space for a mother or mother figure to write about life before and beyond motherhood. Heartwarming quotes from a chorus of mothers are scattered throughout. Here she can share about her history, her hopes and dreams and fears-in a language of love that too often goes unspoken.

    With this keepsake journal, you’ll discover answers to questions you may have never thought about, like:

    *What is your earliest memory?
    *Who were your best friends growing up and what were they like?
    *How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a mother?
    *What was your most frequent prayer?
    *What’s the kindest thing someone has ever done for you or said to you?

    The perfect gift for any mother, So God Made a Mother’s Story is an invitation to go deeper into a mother’s unique story and create a keepsake those who love her will cherish forever.

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  • Not What I Signed Up For Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $14.99

    A six-session Bible study for groups based on the story of Joseph.

    Life can throw us off-kilter. Maybe you’ve found yourself in a season that you never would have expected.

    In this six-session study guide, based on the book Not What I Signed Up For and its accompanying streaming video teaching series, Bible teacher Nicole Unice invites you into biblical story of Joseph-a man who lived an unexpected life and trusted God through it all. Grow in understanding God’s faithfulness even through your trials, know his love right in the middle of your suffering, and stand firm on his trust even when things remain paralyzingly uncertain.

    Sessions include:

    Session 1: The Joseph Blessing
    Session 2: The Promises He Keeps
    Session 3: The Tests of Your Character
    Session 4: The Work of Patience
    Session 5: The Results of Redemption
    Session 6: The Story of Sovereignty

    Companion video streaming series available from Right Now Media and Tyndale House Publishers!

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  • Titus 10 Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $19.99

    The Titus Ten Bible Study Book with Video Access includes printed content for 10 sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” a leader guide, separate leader videos, and tips for leading a group.

    Tucked away near the end of the New Testament, you’ll find Paul’s letter to Titus. Scripture provides few details about Titus. But from this 46-verse letter, author Josh Smith has distilled ten foundations upon which to build godly men.

    Using his time-tested teaching process, this study can serve as a manual for becoming the kind of man God intends for you to be and leading other men to do the same.

    Taking ten qualities from the Apostle Paul’s short letter to his mentee Titus, The Titus Ten will help you grow in your understanding of the gospel, your identity, your character, and more.

    Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion to process the way the Lord is developing you and to read in a group with other men. As you grow in these areas of your life, you’ll become the kind of man God desires to use in your family, your church, and the world.

    Features:

    *Ten small group sessions
    *Personal studies for ongoing spiritual growth
    *Ten videos featuring author Josh Smith (included with purchase)
    *Leader guide
    *Promotional video

    Session Topics:

    1.Dominion
    2.Gospel
    3.Identity
    4.Assignments
    5. Authority
    6. Character
    7. Doctrine
    8. Mission
    9. Zeal
    10. Investments

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  • Gifted Teen Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    You Are Gifted!

    Too many believers feel that in order to serve in the church they have to be part of some elite team of super Christians. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is, if you’ve placed your faith in Jesus you have been given gifts that are designed to be used to serve God. Every believer is gifted. The question is, how has the Holy Spirit gifted you? And how can you put your gifts to work for God’s kingdom? This book will help you find answers to these questions and more.

    Features

    *5 small-group sessions

    *Leader Guide in the back of the Bible study book to guide questions and discussion with small groups

    *Biblically rooted and gospel-centered

    *Personal study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth

    *Free leader resources available for download at lifeway.com

    *Practical guide to helping students discover their unique gifts

    This book will…

    *Help students understand who the Holy Spirit is and how He works in their lives
    *Help students understand who they are in light of how God has gifted them
    *Help students understand who God is in light of how God has gifted them
    *Identify and use spiritual gifts in the context of the local church
    *Guide students in how they can use the gifts they have been equipped with

    Lifeway Student Ministry is a full-service provider of student resources, including Bible studies, camps, mission experiences and training events. Discover Bible studies that ignite spiritual transformation in students’ lives and speak to the issues they face. We offer a variety of resources to disciple youth, including short-term Bible studies, girls’ ministry resources, devotionals, and resources for parents of teenagers.

    Only God and His Word bring about true heart transformation. Because of this, it is our top priority to ensure our resources are rooted in the truth of Scripture. Our desire is to create trustworthy resources that help fuel ministry.

    Gifted: Discovering and Cultivating Your Spiritual Gifts was written by Kyle Wiltshire. He is a writer and editor with Lifeway Students, and he lives with his wife, Joni, and three children, Noah, Micah, and Lilly, in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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  • Alive Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    As a new believer in Jesus, you may be wondering, What now? How do I continue growing in my faith? In a world full of confusing beliefs and persuasive voices, it’s vital to understand and embrace your full identity in Christ as you begin your journey of faith.

    In Alive: Growing in Your Relationship with Jesus, you’ll spend five weeks walking through the basic, fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. You’ll gain understanding of the change that has taken place in your heart and life as a new believer and learn what it means to walk out your faith as an individual and as part of the body of Christ-the community known as the Church. Understand the meaning and importance of historic Christian practices like baptism, prayer, worship, the Lord’s Supper, tithing, missions, and more. And hear and respond to the calling and encouragement to take the long view of the Christian life, being challenged to endure and leave a legacy of faith behind.

    Features:?

    *5 weeks of Bible study designed to help new Christians understand the meaning and importance of the Christian faith

    *Helpful tips and guidance throughout for women new to Bible study

    *Questions that help you learn to live out your faith in daily life

    *Special emphasis on church practices like baptism, the Lord’s prayer, and worship

    *In-depth digital leader guide to help women’s ministry leaders, small group leader, or mentors facilitate the study

    *Beautiful design reflecting the goodness of growing in Christ

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  • Know The Theologians

    $22.99

    Know the Theologians is an introduction to the most important thinkers throughout church history and a demonstration of their ongoing relevance for believers today.

    The Bible describes the church as a kind of family. Those who believe in Christ are sisters and brothers in the faith, whether they live at the same time or are separated by centuries. For that reason, believers today need to know our family members who have come before and shaped our beliefs and practices now. In Know the Theologians, professors and authors Jennifer Powell McNutt and David W. McNutt introduce the most significant thinkers in the church’s history.

    McNutt and McNutt survey over a dozen primary figures, including Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theologians, who represent the breadth and depth of the church’s theology. The book explores how they fit into their own time period and also draws attention to the theological voices of women throughout the church’s history. Every chapter includes short sidebars on figures contemporary to the main theologians, bringing in additional important voices.

    This book has everything you need for a full personal or group study experience.

    As part of the KNOW series, Know the Theologians is designed for either personal study or classroom use, and it will also be an accessible resource for small groups and adult education in churches. Chapters end with reflection questions and recommended reading for further study.

    An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. Introduction (6:30)
    2. Irenaeus of Lyons (17:00)
    3. Athanasius of Alexandria (24:30)
    4. The Cappadocian Four (16:00)
    5. Augustine of Hippo (14:30)
    6. John of Damascus (17:00)
    7. Anselm of Canterbury (19:00)
    8. Julian of Norwich (20:30)
    9. Thomas Aquinas (19:00)
    10. Martin Luther (22:00)
    11. John Calvin (25:30)
    12. Menno Simons (21:30)
    13. Teresa of Avila (19:30)
    14. The Wesley Brothers (21:00)
    15. Friedrich Schleiermacher (12:00)
    16. Karl Barth (14:00)
    17. Gustavo Gutierrez (30:30)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after April 2, 2029. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • De Sizing The Church

    $15.99

    Big churches didn’t create the problems facing today’s congregations. But our obsession with size has come at a great cost.

    We’re obsessed with bigness. Supersized meals and TV screens. Square footage. And big churches. “What’s the size of your church?” That question has stirred insecurities or stroked the ego of too many pastors.

    For a long time, we thought bigger was better. “Church growth” and “numbers” dominated our thoughts and conversations. But more than ever, people are feeling disconnected. Trust in the church is dwindling.

    In De-sizing the Church, pastor Karl Vaters takes us on a multi-faceted journey through our centuries-long obsession with size, both in and outside the church, and how it has negatively affected those who serve and worship in big and small congregations alike. He also dispels some prevailing myths and affirms what was good and true about the Church Growth Movement. And he invites us to consider how removing church size from the equation can be an essential element in rebuilding trust, restoring relationships, and renewing our spiritual lives.

    This book reframes the way we see the size of our churches and helps us see health and fruitfulness through de-sized lenses. The result? Renewed congregations that reach surrounding communities and faithfully engage culture.

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  • Drink Called Joy

    $11.99

    Using the language and stories of former drug addicts and alcoholics transformed by Jesus Christ, Don Wilkerson makes a contrast between the drinking “high” of drugs and the experience with the Most High God.

    Don Writes, “Using Apostle Paul’s admonition to not be drunk with wine wherein is “excess” but be “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) I make a similar contrast between joy in the Lord and the false euphoria of the life of the addict on drugs. There is also possible scientific evidence that if the brain waves of someone on cocaine were compared with someone joyful in the Lord the latter would show a “peace that passes all understanding.”

    Wilkerson shares 12 chapters based on the real-life experiences of addicts finding supernatural answers to their addiction; these stories are sometimes humorous but nevertheless real. It is hopeful you will finding the reading of this book a joyful experience. There is an important message in this book for those needing freedom from addiction as well an encouragement for those in recovery. Read this then share with some else and spread joy where needed.

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  • Rock The Road And The Rabbi Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $49.99

    Begin your journey to a deeper faith by traveling to the land where the Bible was written.

    Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel will take you and your group beyond the typical “Sunday school” teaching to examine the true texts of the Bible.

    In this six-session video Bible study (video streaming code included), Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her faith and understanding of Scripture. As she shares her story, coauthor Rabbi Jason–a messianic Jewish rabbi–provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive.

    As Kathie Lee and Rabbi Jason reveal in this study, Jesus (the Rock) came into this world and walked the lands of Israel (the Road) to show us the way to God. And when we are introduced to the mysteries of God’s Word (the Rabbi) and understand it in the context in which it was written, radical transformation begins to renew our hearts and minds.

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. Bethlehem: Where It All Began (13:30)
    2. Nazareth: The Early Years (13:30)
    3. Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters (14:00)
    4. Galilee: Ministry Grounds (16:30)
    5. Mount of Olives: The Triumphal Entry (13:30)
    6. Jerusalem: Crucifixion and Resurrection (14:30)

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online.

    *And the physical DVD.

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028.
    Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Kingdom Politics Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    Kingdom Politics Bible Study Book with Video Access includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” a leader guide, and tips for leading a group.

    Many Christians love to talk about politics, but the current conversation is often full of contentious words that divide our churches and families.

    In this Bible study, Dr. Tony Evans takes a step back to find foundational Bible principles for integrating politics into our daily lives. He challenges readers to incorporate all of Scripture when addressing divisive issues, forcing us to look at political issues we may have neglected.

    When we see government holistically from God’s point of view, we can learn to speak with grace when we disagree with family and friends. We can maintain our political affiliations without causing divisions in our church. And with those who don’t share our opinions, we can still share the compassion and love of Jesus Christ.

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  • Gospel Of John Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.99

    Life. It seems to move at a break-neck pace. Days are filled with noise, screens, and appointments. Sometimes worry and fear are constant companions. The chaos can leave you looking for a place to be still, but that resting spot always seems to be an elusive destination. Jesus offers a different kind of life. He offers peace. He is peace.

    In this 7-session study on the Gospel of John, Melissa Spoelstra will encourage you to slow down and linger with the living Word. You’ll appreciate the pace of the Savior who never hurried but completed all that the Father called Him to accomplish. As you turn the pages of John’s Gospel, you’ll be challenged to take on the posture of a learner-understanding that the peace Jesus offers is not an ease of circumstances, but a stillness of the soul. As a result, you’ll grow in intimacy with Him and learn to live, serve, and rest in His peace.

    Video Sessions:

    *Session One: Introduction (23:01)-Melissa begins the video teaching on the Gospel of John by setting the context for the study. She shares about who John was writing to and his purpose for writing the Gospel. She also gives an overview of the six remaining video sessions, noting the themes and memory verses.

    *Session Two: Peace in the Plan of Jesus (25:59)-The video teaching for Session 2 centers on savoring peace in the plan of Jesus. Melissa focuses on John 1-3 to show us how God was the orchestrator of the salvation plan set before the beginning of time. This plan was accomplished by His power, evidenced His great love for us, and displayed His glory.

    *Session Three: Peace in the Power of Jesus (25:28)-John 4-6 is the focal point of the teaching in Session 3 video as Melissa talks about savoring peace in the power of Jesus. She discusses three of the seven signs (miracles) found in John’s Gospel and points out three important truths for us to remember. She challenges us to rest in the truth that God is powerfully able and willing to help us in our time of need.

    *Session Four: Peace in the Patience of Jesus (24:46)-In the Session 4 video teaching, Melissa focuses on savoring peace in the patience of Jesus. She’ll discuss portions of John 7-9 to reveal the big idea that when we look beneath the surface of our longings, we will find Jesus as our only source of satisfaction.

    *Session Five: Peace in the Purposes of Jesus (31:11)-Savoring peace in the purposes of Jesus is the theme of the Session 5 video teaching. Melissa looks at portions of John 10-1

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  • No Address An Interactive Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $17.99

    A four-session interactive Bible study, based on the documentary Americans with No Address, that examines the biblical response to people experiencing homelessness.

    Homelessness is not an “issue”; it’s an opportunity for the church to love our neighbors. In this four-session interactive Bible study, we examine what Scripture has to say on the topic. A companion to the documentary Americans with No Address and the full-length theatrical movie No Address (starring Ashanti, William Baldwin, Beverly D’Angelo, and Xander Berkeley), this study teaches participants:

    *The root causes of different types of homelessness.
    *How to engage rather than enable.
    *The importance of collaboration among existing agencies.
    *How to mobilize their church to follow Jesus’ call to serve.

    Each session includes:

    *Facts, true stories, and background about the people who experience homelessness in America.

    *QR code for quick link to online videos.

    *Discussion questions for churches and small groups.

    *Perspective from the Bible.

    *”Go and Do” action steps.

    *Ideas for further resources.

    *Prayer prompts and reflection questions.

    The government can’t solve homelessness alone. The nonprofit sector can’t solve it alone. But neighbors loving neighbors, working together, can make a difference for the people who are experiencing homelessness in America. No Address equips Christians to lead the way.

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  • Deconstruction Of Christianity Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    A Study Guide that Helps You Respond Wisely to the Deconstruction Trend

    Alisa and Tim will help you respond, both with arguments and with love and sensitivity. This is a timely book! — Carl Trueman, author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

    A movement called ‘deconstruction’ is sweeping through our churches and it is affecting our loved ones. It has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many, and this study guide can help you not only understand what’s happening but also stand your ground and respond with clarity and confidence.

    *Maybe you have a loved one who is deconstructing their faith, and you are struggling to know how to respond;

    *Maybe you are trying to understand the radical spiritual makeover your friend or family member is going through;

    *Maybe your relationship with a loved one has been strained or even cut off because of your “toxic” Christian beliefs and you don’t know what to do

    *Maybe you’re experiencing doubt yourself and facing hard questions about God, truth, theology, and the gospel

    This study guide is designed to be used alongside the book The Deconstruction of Christianity, written by Alisa Childers, bestselling author of Another Gospel?, and Tim Barnett, host of Red Pen Logic. This guide will help you understand what deconstruction is, the roots of the movement, why it is compelling to some, and how it disrupts the lives of so many. In this study, you will be able to think through all of the issues around this trend and explore wise and loving ways to respond from a biblical worldview.

    Includes six sessions:
    Session 1: What Is Deconstructionism?
    Session 2: How Did We Get Here?
    Session 3: Why Deconstruction?
    Session 4: What Is Deconstructed?
    Session 5: Who Are the Deconstructors?
    Session 6: Where Do We Go from Here

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  • Rock The Road And The Rabbi Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Stud

    $11.99

    This Bible Study Guide includes an access code to stream all six video teaching sessions.

    Begin your journey to a deeper faith by traveling to the land where the Bible was written.

    Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel will take you and your group beyond the typical “Sunday school” teaching to examine the true texts of the Bible.

    In this six-session video Bible study (video streaming code included), Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her faith and understanding of Scripture. As she shares her story, coauthor Rabbi Jason–a messianic Jewish rabbi–provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive.

    As Kathie Lee and Rabbi Jason reveal in this study, Jesus (the Rock) came into this world and walked the lands of Israel (the Road) to show us the way to God. And when we are introduced to the mysteries of God’s Word (the Rabbi) and understand it in the context in which it was written, radical transformation begins to renew our hearts and minds.

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. Bethlehem: Where It All Began (13:30)
    2. Nazareth: The Early Years (13:30)
    3. Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters (14:00)
    4. Galilee: Ministry Grounds (16:30)
    5. Mount of Olives: The Triumphal Entry (13:30)
    6. Jerusalem: Crucifixion and Resurrection (14:30)

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Jonah Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $24.99

    Interruptions. They’re aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tells us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run!

    In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

    Features:?

    *Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups
    *Personal study segments to complete between 7 weeks of group sessions
    *Enriching teaching videos, approximately 7-47 minutes per session, available via redemption code printed in the Bible study book

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  • 5 Love Languages Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    Discover the secret to love that lasts with The Five Love Languages Bible Study Book with Video Access. This study designed for small groups combines Gary Chapman’s classic teaching on the five love languages with engaging Bible study, practical questions, and personal exercises to help you and your spouse walk together through a discovery of each of the five love languages-words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

    As you learn how best to show and receive love in your marriage, you’ll be encouraged through 7 teaching videos featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and filmed before a live audience in 2007. In the videos, Dr. Chapman helps you identify your personal love language. He also helps you understand the love language of your spouse. He then provides practical suggestions for enriching your marriage by practicing the other love languages.

    Features:?

    *7 weeks of study for couples and groups
    *Leader helps, including question guides and prompts for small group discussion
    *Interactive love language profile
    *7 teaching videos, approximately 15-35 minutes per session, available via redemption code printed in the Bible study book for individual streaming access

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  • Improvising Church : Scripture As The Source Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Soul

    $28.00

    Plenty of books diagnose our post-Christian malaise. Here’s a dynamic solution.

    The post-Christian cultural turn is creating the conditions for a crisis of confidence in the church and in pastoral ministry. While such changes can be disruptive and disconcerting, our new cultural reality makes the present moment a uniquely exciting time to reimagine churches that bear witness to Christ. How do we move beyond cookie-cutter approaches (which may have worked in the past) to building the creative, compassionate, and incarnational churches we long for?

    Biblical scholar and accomplished jazz pianist Mark Glanville plays with a metaphor of improvisation to chart twelve themes as the key “notes” on which Christian communities play as they bear witness to God in the world today. Building on these two dynamic traditions-jazz music and Christian community-Improvising Church unfolds a biblical, practical, and inventive vision for churches seeking to receive and extend the healing of Christ.

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  • Smallbatch Disciplemaking : A Rhythm For Training The Few To Reach The Many

    $17.99

    Recover Jesus’ strategy of training the few to reach the many.

    What if rather than funneling people through church programs, you invested in their growth? Would this kind of intentional investment help you discover a new kind of Christian purpose and spiritual legacy? And, what if you already have what it takes to develop your spiritual growth as a disciple while apprenticing others?

    As Christians, we should all participate in spiritual leadership by seeking to make spiritual investment in the lives closest to us. It’s time for us to move away from institutionalized, Sunday morning faith and toward a more relationally driven, culturally friendly, and doable approach to disciple-making. What you will discover is how discipleship is not about learning more but learning to give away what you already have in Christ.

    Small-Batch Disciplemaking by David Sunde is a compelling field guide for Christians looking to make a difference in the world by sharing their faith. With practical and empowering strategies for navigating the intimidating Biblical mandate of making disciples, this book equips and empowers readers to:

    *Grow in faith in order to give faith away
    *Learn intentional spiritual practices like hospitality, compassion, and gratitude
    *Confidently go out and make a difference in the world

    Get ready for a deeply pragmatic, culturally informed disciple-making faith.

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  • Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Gui

    $24.99

    What does the Bible tell us about our emotions?

    Does the Bible really tell us that our emotions are untrustworthy? God made us to feel our emotions, to examine and share them–not manage or suppress them. We can learn what it means to live emotionally-healthy lives from studying Jesus’ life and how He cared for and responded to the people around Him.

    Join Jennie Allen for the Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study as she helps you discover that emotions that are submitted to God and used for the purposes God intends connect us to each other and to Him.

    This six-session study will equip you to:

    *Be encouraged through the examples of emotion in Scripture by God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    *Identify the unhealthy ways you might be coping with emotions.

    *Learn a biblical step-by-step method to help you process, name, and notice what you are feeling.

    *Move from apathetic to articulate when it comes to sharing what you feel.

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to six streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

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  • Body Of Proof Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    Body of Proof Bible Study Book with Video Access includes printed content for four sessions, a leader guide, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” tips for leading a group, and more. Also, each Book contains unique codes that enable you to access free teaching videos for each session.

    The single most important fact of the Christian faith is that Jesus isn’t dead. He was resurrected on a Sunday morning two thousand years ago. That one weekend included His execution, an earthquake, daytime darkness, an uprising, and a miracle unlike any the world had ever seen.

    Those events and the days that followed changed everything about the world and form the center of our faith. Yet outside of a few days each year, we don’t spend a lot of time contemplating the resurrection itself.

    In this four-session Bible study, we’ll look back on that incredible weekend and see why the resurrection of Jesus gives us hope and confidence today.

    Session Topics:

    1. Replacing My “If Onlys” with “If Jesus”
    2. Jesus Rebuilds and Restores the Wrecks of My Life
    3. The Greatest Comeback of All Time
    4. We’re All Traveling the Road to Emmaus

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  • God Of The Other Side Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guid

    $15.39

    In the Gospels, we often read of Jesus telling his disciples to travel to the “other side” of the Sea of Galilee. What we don’t often realize is what this other side represented. It was the region of the Decapolis, where many pagan religions were practiced. The disciples, under Jewish law, would have been considered unclean even to step foot there.

    In this six-session video Bible study, Kathie Lee Gifford and Joanne Moody reveal how Jesus broke through social barriers and reached those on the “other side” whom society had abandoned. Through the stories of the Demoniac, Samaritan Woman, Prodigal Son, four friends of the paralyzed man, and Cornelius and Peter, you will discover the incredible lengths to which God will go to reach those who are lonely, lost, and left behind. You will be challenged to follow Jesus’ example and daily go to the other side for those who need his love.

    Each session includes clips from The Way oratorios, featuring Kathie Lee Gifford and other well-known personalities, that bring the story of Scripture to life with contemporary orchestral arrangements, powerful narration, and stunning visuals.

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to six streaming video sessions
    *A guide to best practices for leading a group
    *Video notes and a comprehensive structure for group discussion time
    *Personal study for deeper reflection

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. The Other Side (23:00)
    2. The Demoniac (24:00)
    3. The Samaritan Woman (22:00)
    4. The Prodigal Son (22:00)
    5. Cornelius and Peter (23:00)
    6. The Power of Unity (23:00)

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  • Savior Bible Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    In a world of bad news, the story of Jesus, our Savior, is incredibly good news. The apostle Paul tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s holy standard (see Romans 3:23). The consequences of our sin and rebellion is death (see Romans 6:23). But God, in his great mercy, sent Jesus into the world to pay the penalty for our transgressions. Jesus, who is God-in-the-flesh, was the only sinless person to have ever lived. He was able to do what we could not do and make a way for us to come before God.

    In the six lessons of Savior, you will explore how Jesus–being fully human but also fully divine–was able to offer himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. You will learn about Jesus’ mission for humanity, the kingdom of God he ushered in, and how he made a way for all who believe in him to be saved. Savior will help you see that even though God may feel distant at times, he is always working for your good and his glory. God has always been faithful to his people–and he always will be.

    Savior is the fourth of six volumes in the Jesus Bible Study Series, following Beginnings, Revolt, and People. Work through all the volumes in any order individually or within a group setting.

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  • Reckoning With Power

    $19.99

    History is clear: Whenever the church has aligned itself with worldly, coercive power, it ends up on the wrong side of important justice issues.

    But when the church cooperates with God’s power through his presence among the least powerful, its witness for Jesus transforms the world into a better place.

    In Reckoning with Power, David Fitch unpacks the difference between worldly power, or power over others, and God’s power, which engages not in coercion but in love, reconciliation, grace, forgiveness, and healing.

    In a world where we can see the abuses of power everywhere–in our homes, schools, governments, and churches–Fitch teaches readers how to discern power and avoid its abuses and traumas. By learning from the church’s historical pitfalls, Fitch empowers Christians to relinquish worldly power and make space for God to disrupt and transform our culture for his kingdom.

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  • Praying Like Monks Living Like Fools Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Stu

    $21.99

    Prayer is the source of Jesus’ most astonishing miracles and the subject of his most audacious promises. Yet most people-even most Bible-believing Christians-find prayer to be boring, obligatory, disappointing, confusing, or, most often, all of the above. But it doesn’t have to be this way!Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools is an invitation to step into the wonder of prayer and trade these misconceptions for a vital, sustaining, powerful, life-changing connection with God. In this study, Tyler Staton-author, pastor, and national director of the 24/7 Prayer movement-shares several common roadblocks to prayer that he faced in his own life and the biblical practices he implemented that enabled him to view his relationship with God in a completely new way.Through biblical teaching, storytelling, and insights on historic Christian practices, participants will: (1) learn how to express doubts and disappointments about prayer; (2) discover multiple postures of prayer, including silence, persistence, and confession; (3) embrace the wonder of prayer in everyday life; and (4) reopen lines of communication with their Creator and experience afresh his divine power on earth.This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:The study guide itself-with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Revive Us Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    Revive Us Bible Study Book with Video Access includes printed content for six sessions, a leader guide, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” and tips for leading a group. Also, each Book contains unique codes that enable you to access free teaching videos for each session.

    Revival is a topic that is often talked about but less often understood. What is revival? How do we experience it? How do we recognize it when we see it? What do we do with it?

    This six-session Bible study answers these questions and more. Pastor Robby Gallaty will help us see what can happen when we go to God with a simple and sincere request: “Revive us.” From that meager request, God is able to take our lives and our churches and use them in ways we could never anticipate and expect for His glory.

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  • Sermon On The Mount Bible Study Book Revised And Expanded With Video Access (Stu

    $24.99

    In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right-a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships.

    What if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard? What if we read them as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

    This 9-session study will give you the opportunity to do just that. Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did. First released in 2014, this study is now updated with new teaching videos from Jen Wilkin.

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  • Habits Of The Household Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Gu

    $21.99

    FIND MEANING AND PURPOSE IN THE DAILY CHAOS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD

    Parenting happens in habits. We make meals, shuttle our kids to events, answer their questions, discipline them, and do bedtime. But did you know that even these ordinary routines can serve as extraordinary opportunities to live out God’s love in profound ways? In Habits of the Household, you will discover simple practices you can implement around your daily routines and seemingly mundane moments that will lead to a lifetime of growing closer to God–both for you and everyone in your home.

    Each session includes practical examples of prayers, liturgies, and activities that you and your family can put into practice right away. As you create rhythms around your everyday routines, you will find your family has a greater sense of peace and purpose as your home becomes a place where you learn how to love each other and love God.

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to five streaming video sessions
    *Schedule for using as a weekend retreat
    *A guide to best practices for leading a group
    *Video notes and a comprehensive structure for group discussion time
    *Personal study for deeper reflection between sessions
    *Includes plans for hosting a weekend retreat for your group or church

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  • Business Of Ministry

    $15.99

    When Jeff Simmons started in ministry, he was surprised at how much of his time involved business. Yet business was never a part of his theological education.

    He’s not alone. Most people in ministry receive little or no training in this area. When faced with multiple business decisions and tasks a day, leaders can become discouraged or frustrated.

    We need help and guidance to become effective and wise stewards of the money and resources entrusted to us by God. Pastor and entrepreneur Jeff Simmons equips you with the training you need to have the greatest kingdom impact. When pastors and nonprofit leaders are good at the business side of their ministry, more people can be blessed and supported.

    Simmons explores topics such as:

    *The Tension between Faith and Business
    *The Importance of Strategic Planning
    *Financial Transparency
    *Resources and Buildings
    *Work and Life Balance
    *Developing a Community–and more

    This book will help every ministry, church, and nonprofit maximize their resources for greater kingdom impact.

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  • When Wrong Seems Right

    $12.99

    Helping kids fall in love with God and His Word as they study the Bible for themselves.

    Is that right? A heart guide for discerning wrong from right.

    Our kids are growing up in a confusing world with an abundance of messages that are contrary to God’s word. This Bible study takes your kids through forty Proverbs, providing wisdom for right thinking and living. Proverbs is a great place to start for kids who are studying the Bible on their own for the first time or who are trying to find a rhythm for regular Bible study. With straightforward easy-to-understand lessons, your kids will learn how to study their Bibles and how to apply it. They will discover what it looks like to follow Christ in a world that doesn’t. As your kids study the Proverbs, they will find that even when they make wrong choices, God is kind to forgive and set them on the right path. And, most importantly, they will receive the necessary help to follow the fount of all wisdom: Jesus.

    When Wrong Seems Right emboldens your kids in God’s truth so they can grow into a courageous generation of wise young men and women!

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  • Great Disappearance Bible Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $11.89

    It Will Be an Ordinary Day– Until, Suddenly, It Isn’t

    For decades, Dr. David Jeremiah has searched the Scriptures for answers regarding the future monumental events known as the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and more. The Great Disappearance compiles his prophetic research for curious believers who patiently await the triumphant return of Christ. This study guide reinforces Dr. Jeremiah’s dynamic, in-depth teaching to aid you in applying biblical truth to your daily life.

    Drawing from his deep knowledge of biblical prophecy and passion for sharing the truth of God’s Word, Dr. Jeremiah skillfully unravels the mysteries surrounding the Rapture and the Second Coming. Designed for use with Dr. Jeremiah’s book, The Great Disappearance Study Guide dives into the promises of Jesus’ return in the Old and New Testaments. Whether you are a seasoned student of prophecy or new to the faith, this guide will expand your understanding, deepen your faith, and bring you one step closer to the future glory awaiting those who put their faith in Christ Jesus.

    Each lesson includes:

    *An outline of the main subjects and Scriptures covered during the lesson

    *An overview of Dr. Jeremiah’s teaching on the topic being studied

    *Application questions to help both individuals and small groups delve into the content and the Bible

    *A Did You Know? section that adds a point of interest to the lesson

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  • James Teen Girls Bible Study Book

    $15.99

    “Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters…” –James 1:2

    Trials + Faith = Endurance

    Ever had a bad day? How about a bad week? Month? Perhaps you long for the fairy tale but can’t seem to find your way out of the real-life documentary–the one that exposes the truth that sometimes just getting to the next day can be an accomplishment. You assume the role of damsel in distress. Where in the world is your hero?

    When God sent Jesus to rescue us, He didn’t do it to deliver us from the daily struggles that come with living in a broken world. That’s right. Jesus doesn’t promise a problem-free life, but He does promise to walk with us through the trials that seem to show up around every turn. Along the way, He provides friendship, wise counsel, lessons in obedience, and even a scriptural map that will guide us toward the joyful, fulfilling, enduring, Kingdom-kind-of-life we long for.

    Join author and minister Amy-Jo Girardier in this 5-session Bible study for teen girls that will awaken their faith and teach them the transformative habits of Bible study, prayer, obedience, and patience they need to confidently embrace and experience a Jesus kingdom kind of life.

    Are you ready to discover the abundant life Jesus has for you? Let the adventure begin!

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  • Psalm 23 Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.99

    Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.

    In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

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  • Seek First The Kingdom Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.99

    In the confusion and sheer volume of ideas vying for our attention, we must constantly return to the words of Jesus to find our focus, our purpose, and the foundation for a flourishing life. Using parables and stories, Jesus spoke often of the kingdom of God as what matters. In other words, the kingdom of God defines who we are and what we do as Christians. Join Christine Hoover for an in-depth exploration of the book of Matthew. She’ll help you understand the culture of the kingdom of God-what it is, how we enter it, and the life Jesus offers us within the kingdom. Learn how to find everlasting joy as a citizen of the kingdom.

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  • James Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $24.99

    Uncover the deep riches of one of the Bible’s greatest calls to godly living.

    “If there’s one book that has taught me that what I do matters, it’s the book of James.” Beloved author and speaker Margaret Feinberg has been teaching the Bible for over 25 years. In her newest Bible study (video streaming included), she leads you through this treasure trove of wisdom and timely teaching.

    Join Margaret in a joy-filled, fresh study of the book of the Bible that sounds more like Jesus than any other letter in the New Testament. You’ll discover the genuine markers of true faith, develop new practices of spiritual maturity, and discover how much the Father of heavenly lights treasures you.

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all six video sessions online (DVD also available separately).

    *Scripture memory cards and coloring pages.

    Sessions and Video Run Times:

    1. How You Respond to Hardship Matters (21:00)
    2. Your Response to God’s Word Matters (19:00)
    3. How You See Others Matters (24:30)
    4. What You Say Matters (23:00)
    5. How You Live Matters (18:00)

    Watch on any device!

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Imagine The God Of Heaven Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    Millions of people around the world have reported a near-death experience. Do these accounts prove the existence of a loving God?

    Never in history, until now, have we been able to hear from so many people around the world who have been brought back from clinical death . Modern medical resuscitation and digital communication have revealed a gold mine of intriguing near-death experiences (NDEs). John Burke has spent the last three decades studying the commonalities of more than one thousand NDEs. He started his investigative journey as a skeptical agnostic when his own father was dying from cancer. After he first read these eyewitness accounts, he couldn’t help asking himself: “Could this be real evidence–even possible proof –of God’s existence?”

    Imagine the God of Heaven Study Guide is a five-session workbook, designed to be used with the companion DVD experience (sold separately). This study guide will introduce you to people from all ethnicities who experience the same loving God. Within the five sessions, which can be explored with a group or individually, John Burke discusses the character traits of this God, who has been revealed throughout history and in Scripture. God’s love, power, compassion, friendship, and guidance are closer than you could ever imagine.

    Designed for use with Imagine the God of Heaven book and DVD experience.

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  • Chasing Love Teen Bible Study Book Updated (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.99

    Is it possible to follow God’s design for love?

    We live in a society that constantly challenges us when it comes to sexuality. Thankfully, God doesn’t leave us to find the answers on our own: He shows us His design for sex, relationships, marriage, and gender in His Word. This study will take you through God’s Word to answer some of the toughest questions about love, sex, gender, and relationships. We will learn that it is possible to embrace God’s design by loving Him and others with both our bodies and our souls. We will learn how we can show love to those who live outside God’s design and that God’s love heals wounds.

    Features:

    *9-Session biblically-rooted and gospel-centered student Bible Study?
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    *Designed for group use?

    *Access to nine teaching videos featuring author Sean McDowell, each approximately thirteen minutes in length – available separately*?

    *Leader helps in the back of the book to guide questions and discussion with small groups?

    *Personal study segments in the Bible study book to complete between group sessions?

    *Promotional video and other free leader resources available at lifeway.com/chasinglove

    This Bible study will help students…

    *understand and embrace God’s design for love, relationships, and sexuality.
    *see that they’re never beyond God’s forgiveness and grace.
    *learn how to engage the LGBTQ conversation with both compassion and biblical clarity.
    *respond in compassion to those who have been abused or who believe differently.

    *Additional purchase?of the video teaching sessions is recommended for the best experience of this Bible study book.

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  • Galatians Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    Freedom is something everyone wants but few truly experience. It’s also understood differently by various people and cultures. But what does the Bible mean when it says that we’re free? After all, it is “for freedom” that Christ set us free.

    The kind of freedom that Jesus offers is not the absence of constraint, or license, or personal autonomy. It’s a deeper and more liberating freedom. It’s the freedom from the slavery of sin, shame, and the law. It’s the power that unites us to Christ and allows us to serve others in love. It’s the settled confidence that comes from knowing we are adopted children of the King of the universe. It’s what all the world wants that Jesus promised and is giving us daily in the gospel.

    Session Topics:

    1. Free to Believe
    2. Free to Contend
    3. Free to Continue
    4. Free to Identify
    5. Free to Live
    6. Free to Do Good

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  • Preparing Sermons From The Page To The Pulpit

    $22.99

    A step-by-step guide to preparing effective expository sermons

    Preparing Sermons from the Page to the Pulpit helps pastors move from study to sermon in seven clear steps.

    Pastors love studying God’s word. But it can be difficult to take the things they’ve learned from exegesis and apply them to the soul of a congregation. Veteran pastor and seminary professor Wayne Baxter helps pastors move from study to sermon. He guides preachers on how to take their exegetical analysis of a Scripture passage and turn it into an effective expository sermon.

    Preachers and seminarians will be helped by Baxter’s expertise as they grow in crafting compelling sermons.

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  • Discerning The Voice Of God Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Gu

    $24.99

    If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him-His will, His heart, and His voice-your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This revised study now includes substantially expanded content plus weekly insights from author and pastor (and Priscilla’s father), Dr. Tony Evans.

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  • Love The Ones Who Drive You Crazy

    $17.99

    Loving Those at Church Who Are Hard to Love

    Churches are full of differences. Those differences might be rooted in culture or personality or even musical style. In recent years, differences over political and social issues have frayed the unity of many churches. Yet if a church is centered on Christ alone, then unity at church will sometimes require building genuine friendships that bridge across all those differences. How can Christians navigate those relationships? Can they really love people at church who sometimes drive them crazy?

    This practical guide explores 8 truths from Romans 12-15 that show us how to find God-exalting unity at church with those we struggle to love. Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy is a roadmap to finding joy in Christ through the many differences we have with fellow believers, a joy that powerfully declares the glory of God. Because easy love rarely shows off gospel power.

    *Rooted in Scripture: Examines Paul’s teaching to the churches in Rome who, like us, were struggling to find unity in Christ amidst their own differences of background, priorities, and convictions

    *Reflective: With questions to enhance discussion or reflection, this book helps readers diagnose their own struggles with others at church. Perfect for personal meditation or small-group study

    *Widely Applicable: Addresses a great variety of conflicts within a church, not merely how to navigate specific issues

    *Practical: Teaches readers how to love those who drive them crazy, not just why

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  • Waiting Here For You Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $50.99

    Waiting is not wasted when waiting on the Lord.

    A season overflowing with anticipation, Christmas comes the same time each year with great hope and promise of a baby born long ago. But this season meant for joy is often consumed by busyness, pressure, mixed emotions, and is gone as quickly as it came.

    What is it all for?

    In this four-session study, pastor Louie Giglio reminds us that it’s in the richness of Advent-a season of expectant waiting and preparation-that we find our answer. And it is throughout this waiting season that we prepare our hearts to greet December 25th with joy, peace, hope, and refreshed promise in our newborn King.

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *Individual access to four streaming video sessions
    *A guide to best practices for leading a group
    *Video notes and a comprehensive structure for small group discussion time
    *Personal study for deeper reflection between sessions.
    *And the physical DVD.

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Steady Strength : Reversing Ministry’s Dangerous Drift Toward Depletion

    $15.99

    A flourishing pastoral heartbeat is possible-for those who are intentional.

    Ministry in modern society presents a perpetual assault on the pastor’s soul. Culture has changed, and the challenges of ministry have changed with it. Many new pastors are discovering that they’re ill-equipped to manage unexpected, soul-health tensions of ministry. Some are walking away, and others are choosing to not enter the pastorate despite a sense of God’s calling.

    Cary Schmidt shares a fresh approach to cultivating emotional health for a lifetime in ministry. Infuse your weary pastoral soul with renewed health, consistent joy, and true flourishing.The heart of Steady Strength is to bring vitality and renewed passion to perplexed and weary servants. Schmidt explores how tensions on the modern pastor can be navigated in three compelling ways:

    *Reckoning with the realities of an unusual call.
    *Cultivating health in unique ways.
    *Nurturing a robust, gospel-culture in ministry.

    Far from a mournful, complaining manifesto of the negative burdens of the pastor’s life, this book is a celebration of the wonderful and joyful opportunity to shepherd God’s people. In this three-part book, Cary Schmidt unfolds a workable approach to sustained, joyful pastoral health.

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  • Faith Beyond Youth Group

    $19.97

    Most typical youth ministries today produce nice, obedient kids who behave themselves–and then leave the church and the faith. Even those who remain struggle to extend their own faith beyond youth group. They seem like “good kids,” but their lives and decisions outside youth group aren’t oriented towards Jesus. Clearly that is not our goal. So what are we doing wrong? And how can we better serve the unique needs of the most anxious, adaptive, and diverse generation in history?

    If you’re tired of youth ministry that fails to change lives, it’s time to change youth ministry. Building on two decades of the Fuller Youth Institute’s work and incorporating extensive new research and interviews, Faith Beyond Youth Group identifies the reasons youth ministry often fails both short-term and long-term, and offers five ways adult youth leaders can cultivate character for a lifetime of growing closer to Jesus rather than drifting away. It shows leaders how to cultivate trust, model growth, teach for transformation, practice together, and make meaning so that the teenagers can become adults who hold fast to the truth 24/7 and boldly live out a robust faith in a watching world.

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  • Church Music : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    The Lord’s song sings faith into people’s hearts.

    Music is central to the life of the church. In Church Music: For the Care of Souls, Phillip Magness helps the church to recover the primary instrument in worship: congregational voices. With voices raised, we sing praises to our God and King for his Son Jesus Christ. Singing calls for a special kind of leadership–not only on the part of musicians, but also among pastors and lay leaders. Together, leaders can help congregations find their voice and reclaim the power of music for the care of souls.

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  • Youre Not Crazy

    $17.99

    Practical Advice for Weary Leaders Who Want a Gospel-Centered Culture for Their Church

    Being a pastor is hard. Whether it’s relational difficulties in the congregation, growing opposition toward the church as an institution, or just the struggle to continue in ministry with joy and faithfulness, the pressure on leaders can be truly overwhelming. It’s no surprise that pastors are burned out, tempted to give up, or think they’re going crazy.

    While we’re quick to assert what the gospel says, we’re often too slow to admit what the gospel should do for our churches: reflect Christ’s beauty through a godly, grace-filled culture.

    In this practical guide, seasoned pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry help weary leaders renew their love for ministry by equipping them to build a gospel-centered culture into every aspect of their churches. Emphasizing the importance of healthy doctrine, they explain that failing to also nurture a healthy culture can be frustrating, polarizing, and even unbiblical.
    This encouraging guide features Scripture-focused advice on honesty, honor, preaching, leadership, and mission to support leaders and help them regain a beautiful, Christ-centered vision for their ministries.

    *A Great Resource for Pastors, Church Planters, and Seminary Students: Encourages weary church leaders with Christ-centered advice on hospitality, discipleship, preaching, and more

    *Valuable Ministry Insights: Each chapter features discussion questions and a brief, engaging conversation between the authors about the topic

    *By Pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry: Expanding on their podcast, You’re Not Crazy

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  • Lights A Lovely Mile

    $27.00

    Eugene H. Peterson’s never-before-published wisdom for each season of the Christian year

    The glorious, never-dull reality of the gospel is this: Christ sets us free. All of us can be doers of the word, using the stuff of the everyday to make something to the glory of God.

    Long before his iconic paraphrased Bible translation, The Message, Eugene H. Peterson (1932-2018) faithfully preached for decades to the small congregation of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. As the seasons passed, along with the accompanying fasts and feasts, Peterson faithfully revealed ways to cultivate a robust, authentic life of faith, intimacy, obedience, and joy.

    Now you can gain new insights into Peterson’s preaching and pastoral life through this collection of his most compelling yet never-before-published sermons. Following the calendar of the church year, from the darkness of Advent to the light of Epiphany, the wilderness of Lent to the celebration of Easter, and the fire of Pentecost to the everyday glory of ordinary time, these remarkable sermons point to the eternity beyond our experience of time.

    With his trademark wit and wisdom, Peterson shows how to pursue a “long obedience in the same direction” through all the seasons, colors, and rhythms of our lives.

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  • Waiting Here For You Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide

    $21.99

    The story of Christmas is one of waiting. It is a story of how the people of Israel waited years and years for the promised Messiah to arrive. But the story of Christmas is also one that reveals how God works during seasons of waiting-times in which he is developing us to carry out his plans in our lives.

    In Waiting Here for You, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio leads you through the season of Advent and show how your waiting is never wasted when you are waiting on God. You’ll study (video sessions and run times):

    *God Is Working While You Wait (16:30)
    *God Will Use Your Waiting (17:30)
    *Waiting on God and with God (17:00)
    *God Is Waiting for You (17:00)

    This study guide with streaming video has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including the study guide itself, plus an individual access code to stream all video sessions online.

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