As you read this powerful booklet during the Lenten season, you will experience spiritual growth through interaction with Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. The readings culminate in the Passion Week and Easter Sunday, and you will gain a greater understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as you examine critical passion narratives in the Gospels. Through your interaction with these Lenten readings, you will be a joyful witness of God's carefully orchestrated plan to redeem the world through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. These 40 devotions will allow you to gain a more complete perspective on your personal relationship with Jesus and the power of his work in your life today. Written by Dr. Ke ... more
This is an updated edition of a book written by Missionary and evangelist Roy Hession in 1950 in which he profiles the nature of religious revival and lays out the prerequisites and consequences of the activity of God in the heart of the hungry seeker.
The writer will address the theme of the parables of Jesus as they relate to the nature of God's kingdom, in addition to the traditional Holy Week themes. The writer may also include some of Jesus' teachings on prayer.
When Pastor Rick Warren was young, his family celebrated Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus. Now the author of The Purpose-Driven Life shares the "reason for the season" with all who hunger for meaning. Learn to identify and confront the "peace-robbers" in your life---and embrace the unshakable hope of Christ's birth!
"Christmas is the celebration of an invasion when God came to earth 2,000 years ago, and the world has never been the same since, said Warren. "It is a time for celebration – ‘don't be afraid for I bring you good news of great joy;' salvation - ‘for unto you is born a Savior;' and reconciliation - ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.'
"Christmas is also a time of coming toget ... more
Especially for congregations that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, Journeying through Lent is an ideal resource for individual and corporate spiritual growth, affordably priced for group use. Each meditation includes questions for small-group discussion or individual reflection, as well as prayer. Includes readings for each day between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
The writer will address the theme of the parables of Jesus as they relate to the nature of God's kingdom, in addition to the traditional Holy Week themes. The writer may also include some of Jesus' teachings on prayer. The Lenten season will be enriched by these short daily readings, which include a suggested Scripture reading, a short devotion, and a closing prayer. The Sanctuary for Lent includes a page for each day in Lent and each Sunday that falls in Lent, as well as Easter. This resource is an excellent gift for family and friends, and for those who are less fortunate. The large print edition of the popular Lenten devotion, "Sanctuary for Lent," makes it possible for those members of your congregation who struggle ... more
In "24 Hours That Changed theWorld," Adam Hamilton took us on a Lenten journey through the last day ofJesus' life. Now, in his inspiring follow-up book, Hamilton examines Christ 's dyinghours and his final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those whostood near the cross. Moving through each chapter you will begin to understandand respond to Jesus final words at the cross while learning about those who wereeye witnesses to the crucifixion. In the final chapter, Hamilton moves beyond thecross to Jesus' words to the disciples on the road to Emmaus and to those who werewitnesses to the Resurrection. Astudy DVD with seven teaching sessions is also available for those reading"Final Words" as a small group exp ... more
As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder…
"Who invented Christmas?
Mama's answer only leads to more questions like "Is God more important than Santa? So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama's gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that…
Jesus is the best present of all.
This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.