The Christian Church has given the world many great hymns which are still sung with enthusiasm, gratitude and faith. Many of these favorites are sung again and again in tiny gospel halls, in churches of all denominations and in great cathedrals. Their uplifting melodies, memorable poetry and timeless message have truly seeped into the heart and soul of the saints for generations.
Friends in Jesus tells the story behind two classic hymns written by Irish hymn writers and gives insight into what makes them so precious to the church "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" written by Joseph Scriven and "There's a Green Hill Far Away" by Cecil Frances Alexander.
If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan---or perhaps someone who doesn't even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life.
This small group discipleship pack is a 6-week long study with six, 30-minute long DVD episodes and contains one softcover follower's journal, one softcover leader's guide, and a two-disc DVD in Amaray case.
This is a very well done adaptation of the famous book by John Bunyan from the producer of Escape From Hell, The Gathering, and Final Exit. Follow "Christian" on his journey to find the truth about heaven and experience the encounters he meets along the way. This allegory has very good truth presented in this movie with many specials effect. It has the right message for anyone who wants to understand more about the real Christian life journey.
Cast: Dan Kruse, Hugh McLean, Jeremiah Geulzo
Writer, Producer, Director: Danny Carrales
Extra feature: Director and Special Effects Commentary
103 Minutes, Drama
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God.
The Crazy Love Study Resource helps you and your small group to dive deeper into God's love. A companion to the best-selling Crazy Love book, by pastor Francis Chan, this 10-week study follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten, 10-minute segments that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love. These thought-pr ... more
'How, ' bestselling author Ann Voskamp wondered, 'do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties?' When your days are filled with the mundane, disappointment, or even darkness, how can you break the bondage of self-hatred and fear that has white-knuckle control on your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that will immerse you in Christ's fullness? How can you live your life with a heart overflowing with delight? In this five-session, video-based small group study, Ann encourages participants take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts---to really look at life and find the good in it. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover ... more
Negative thinking can be a constant thorn in the side--not to mention in achieving important lifetime goals. With this program, best-selling author Joyce Meyer teaches viewers how to regain control of their lives by exploring--and ultimately modifying--the way they think. Included here are four programs: "What's Been on Your Mind Lately?," "Thinking Your Way Out of Bondage," "What Would Jesus Think?" and "Think About What You Are Thinking."
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 g ... more
Giddy with excitement and burning with love's fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace.
In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley 's three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the "I's of marriage: "Keeping My ‘I' On You, "Putting Your ‘I' Out, and "It Takes Three.
Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesso ... more
You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In" "this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and "New York Times"" "best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance. Max reminds participants God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed. But his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God t ... more