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.
Based on the New York Times best selling book of the same name. When a semi-truck crushed pastor Don Piper's car on January 18, 1989, he was killed instantly. The first rescue workers to arrive on the scene confirmed him dead, and Don's body laid under a tarp for the 90 minutes following. His soul though, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before. Don was in Heaven.
Through the prayers of another pastor, Don was brought back to life, and he became a living miracle. For Don though, this was a miracle he wish hadn't happened. Replacing Heaven's bliss was excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With continued prayers and support by his family and friends, both near and far, Don held onto hi ... more
Unbroken tells the epic true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II - only to be captured by the Japanese and become prisoners of war. The story is unbelievable and inspiring, and showcases the resilient power of the human spirit.
This edition includes the feature film, as well as 90 minutes of bonus content - interviews, a documentary and more - that tells the rest of his story upon his return from prisoner-of-war camp.
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
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
Finding freedom from your fears is easier than you think. Let Max Lucado help you or your small group explore and find a spiritual solution to the growing minefield of fear. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? In these six DVD sessions, "Fearless" addresses some of your biggest fears and shows you how the solution may be easier than you think.
Life has a way of taking the life out of us. Often we go through situations where the challenge seems so much greater than our strength. During such times, we can find hope and inspiration from the story of Joshua.
God had called Joshua to take over from Moses and lead the Israelites into a paradigm shift from wilderness wandering to promise-believing. In Canaan, they would not fight "for" victory but fight"from" victory. God had a Promised Land in store for them, but they had to grasp that reality, change their mindsets, and take action to receive it.
The same is true for us today. God is telling us that our best days--our "glory days"--are still ahead of us. We only need to grasp that truth and live in faith to ... more
With more than 80,000 copies sold, "You're Already Amazing" is clearly resonating with the hearts of women. Now Holley Gerth fans have the opportunity to go deeper into the book and into their own hearts with the "You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide."
With Holley's trademark enthusiasm, thought-provoking questions, and interactive tools, this DVD helps women understand their unique identity a child of God. More importantly, it shows women how that identity then changes practical aspects of their lives, such as how they interact with their husbands, children, and friends; how they pursue their careers and personal dreams; and how they order their everyday lives.
Grace is a Christian teen who, against the wishes of her father, runs awayfrom home to make her musical dreams come true. But will her road to success lead her to reject her faith and family - or rediscover them? Grace Unplugged stars AJ Michalka, Kevin Pollak, James Denton, Shawnee Smith, and special apperances by Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace. CBA Exclusive edition containing 40 additional minutes of bonus content.
"Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled." Sound familiar? Based on Bill Hybels' groundbreaking book "Simplify, " the "Simplify DVD Experience" leads you on a journey of discovering a simpler life.Today's velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until a breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That's where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don't really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live--and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requ ... more
Ideal for small groups, this nine-session DVD helps participants learn the secrets and cultivate the habit of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships. Designed to be used with the Boundaries Participant's Guide, Revised.
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.
'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
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
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."
Part inspirational tale, part manifesto to stir you and your small group to lives of adventure, Undaunted shows the way to redemption that is found when faith becomes action. Ultimatley, this compelling six-session video based study offers life-transforming insights about how not only to overcome the challenges, wrong turns, and often painful circumstances we all experience, but also to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others.Using her own dramatic life story, Caine shows how God rescued her from a life where she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified. She tells how she overcame abuse, abandonment, fears, and other challenges to go on a mission of adventure, fueled by faith and f ... 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
In the six-session small group Bible study, The Life You ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life.
What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? And what can you do to pursue it?
If you re tired of the status quo if you suspect there s more to Christianity than what you ve experienced John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take.
Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life s frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit and ... more