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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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."
"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
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
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
A gripping end-times trio! In The Mark 2: Redemption, ex-Marine Chad battles mercenaries who want to extract a microchip from his body. In Revelation Road, Josh struggles to get home during the rapture. And in Revelation Road 2, Josh must decide whether to embrace violence or faith. Dove approved (12+). Approx. 5 hours total. Closed-captioned.
Bound by a promise he made to his mother on her deathbed, a pastor seeks to lead his wayward ex-con brother to Christ as they work together to renovate a dilapidated church. But when a desperate man robs the church at gunpoint, one brother's sacrifice sets events into motion that lead the pastor, the gunman, and the community on an improbable journey of faith and redemption.
This Video Series teaches systematically through the material in Shepherding a Child's Heart in fifteen half-hour sessions presented by Dr. Tedd Tripp. Comes with a bonus CD containing a reproducible study guide.
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.
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
Some Christians miss the importance of the biblical feasts, seeing them as merely "Jewish" holidays, but Scripture says these are the Feasts of the Lord God established for all people for all time. Now you can connect the Hebrew roots of Christianity and the symbolism that points to Jesus Christ using this 6-session DVD-based study; The Feasts and Holidays of the Bible. This is the ultimate introduction to the topic, and is taught by Dr Sam Nadler, a Jewish believer who was brought up in an Orthodox home
"Use the promises of God to overcome the voices of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement...."
Based on Steven Furtick's book "Crash the Chatterbox, "this DVD challenges you and your small group to identify the lies of the chatterbox and replace them with the truth and affirmation found in God's voice. Employing drama, comedy, and profound teaching, these videos will help you overcome the internal negativity that keeps you fully experiencing the life God has given you.
The DVD contains six video separate sessions that can be adapted to four-, five-, and six-week study programs for individuals, small groups, churches, and retreats.
Included in this DVD case is a free resource guide that includes leader ... more
You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. In the next forty days, you and a group of friends are going to discover together the answer to life's most fundamental question: 'What on earth am I here for?' And here's a clue to the answer: 'It's not about you ... You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end. The Purpose Driven Life Small Group Curriculum is a six-week, video-based small group study of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren---the book Publishers Weekly declared the 'bestselling nonfictio ... more
In "Love Does," a five-session, video-based small group study, you will discover the whimsy of "New York Times" best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real.
You will discover the paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action, just like Jesus did. Bob believes "Love Does."
When "Love Does," life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible ... more