Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addition - Sexual Addiction These words are about more than 'issues.' They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew -- or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celeb ... more
Growing in Christ has been developed to help new and growing believers to get a handle on the basics of Christian discipleship through careful study of God's Word. The two parts are also sold separately:
Lessons on Assurance - basic Bible studies on five beginning principles for following Christ, plus five corresponding Scripture memory verse cards titled Beginning with Christ.
Lessons on Christian Living - Bible studies on eight more principles for Christian growth, plus eight Scripture memory verse cards entitled Going on with Christ.
For use in groups or individually, Growing in Christ can help you establish a firm, scriptural foundation for your life a ... more
Enjoy the expanded and updated editions of the best-selling "Lord" Bible Study Series from Kay Arthur. The "Lord" study series is an insightful, warm-hearted Bible study series designed to meet readers where they are--and help them discover God's answers to their deepest needs.
So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God -- who He really is, how He works in our lives.
But with Lord, I Want to Know You, that will all change. When you know God more fully by studying His names - Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others -- you'll gain power to stand strong. You'll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, provision for your soul's deepest needs. And your walk with God w ... more
Charles Colson called it "the best book on Christian leadership I've read." Discover why this timeless classic continues to equip tomorrow's ministers---and challenges today's shepherds---toward greater effectiveness! Revised and updated, Sanders's hard-hitting study explores the essential qualities of a godly leader---and offers sterling examples from Scripture and Christian history. Includes study guide.
In these pages, J. Oswald Sanders presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms, illustrating his points with examples from Scriptures and the biographies of emenent men of God.
These simple lessons will convince you of the reality of God's promises in your own life as you memorize, meditate on, study, and apply Scripture on the topics of:
Assurance of salvation
Victory over sin
Each study concentrates on a Bible passage that presents one of God's promises. As you meditate on these five passages and compare them with other Scriptures, you'll want to memorize each one to make it a vital part of your life.
You can't change the fact that you are getting older.
And, indeed, you may not want to! Age brings many gifts and opportunities for continued growth. In nine study sessions, Dale and Sandy Lareen help you discover the Bible's perspective on aging. You'll discover how God can effectively and powerfully use those who have grown wiser with the passing years.
This LifeGuide Bible Study in IVP's revised format features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following each session to help you act on what you learn.
The Bible has much to say about the temptations and struggles you face day by day. These studies will deepen your understanding of spiritual warfare and direct you to God-given sources of power, assurance and hope.
We all love a good story. But the parables of Jesus are even better than that. They sneak up on us, catching us off guard and toppling our easy assumptions. When the familiar takes an unexpected twist, we find our secret thoughts exposed to the healing light of Jesus. This Bible study introduces twelve of the greatest stories ever told; how might they change your thoughts and actions?
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. To be spiritually mature is to show the fruit of the Spirit of Christ in our lives. These studies drawn from nine New and Old Testament passages highlight each quality and allow the Spirit's fruit to ripen in our lives.
New features of the revised LifeGuides include special options for group activities, additional questions for personal reflection, a "Now or Later" section with practical follow-up activities for use after the study or between sessions, expanded and improved leaders' notes and an attractive, redesigned format for easier reading.
Beginning with the new guides Miracles and Pleasing God (released in February 1999), all new LifeGuides will be presented in the new format. In addition more existing volumeswill be revised every year to ensure that all our LifeGuides continue to be effective Bible study resources for the twenty-first century.
Jesus' answers amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. Here you too w ... more