Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, that's not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they're honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel's take-charge pride or Eve's disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today's modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires. So what's a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved humor writer Liz Curtis Higgs, and by God's grace, choose a better path. In "Bad Girls of the Bible, " Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understan ... 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.
For over two decades, Through the Bible in One Year has brought thousands of believers greater insight into God's Word. Because it takes you completely through the Bible book by book, this highly acclaimed Bible study enables you to see the progressive, step-by-step revelation of God's Will, how it has become manifest over the centuries, and how it affects your life today.
Through the Bible in One Year tells you how each of the 66 books of the Bible came into being, how each is organized and its role in the Bible's story. It brings you unparalleled joy as you learn the major themes of all the books of both the Old and New Testaments. You'll thrill to learn the key verses, the central messages, and what God is saying ... more
Revised and updated, the MacArthur Study Guide Series continues to be one of the best selling study guide series on the market today. For small group or individual use, intriguing questions and new material take the participant deeper into God's Word.
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
A thought provoking 42-day devotional guide designed to assist you on your journey from fan to follower - to help you discover your role on Christ's team, your storyline in God's grand production, your post among the fighting ranks, and to personally know your coach, your captain, your director. The best followers know intimately the one they are following. Carry this with you to consult each morning, noon and night for the prompts, suggestions, thoughts, and encouragement during your Not a Fan experience.
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.
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
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.