Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?
Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer answer these questions by offering nine simple traits that all church members can incorporate into your life no matter your background, stage of life, or sense of capability.
You can do it. Now it's time to just stand up and say you will!
In this new and beautiful edition designed specifically for women, missionary Sarah Young brings uniquely inspired devotions for every day of the year.
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. These devotions are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title "Jesus Calling"(R). It is Sara ... more
Experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is closer than you can imagine.
In this bestselling devotional, readers will receive words of hope, encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of Jesus' unending love. The devotions are written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to each reader. Each entry is accompanied by Scripture for further reflection and meditation.
This edition is sure to be a favorite in the popular Jesus Calling(R) line. The fashionable teal color in deluxe leathersoft format has feminine floral touches, giving a gorgeous, elegant feel that will appeal to women to purchase for themselves or for all their friends.
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"Love Does" shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith.
You don't need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That's exactly what you get in "Love Does." Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life-the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you-never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts? It happens over time, like a glacier slowly carving valleys through the mountains.
In this book of compelling stories coupled with eye-opening truths, author Bob Goff shows you a new way to live, a way that's drenched with the whimsy of ... more
Beloved missionary, Sarah Young, shares another deeply spiritual devotional to help readers grow in grace, hear from God, and walk with Jesus Today.
Her first book, the acclaimed bestseller, Jesus Calling, was born after years of writing in her prayer journal and feeling led to write down what she believed God was telling her. Gradually, her prayer journal turned from a monologue to a dialogue. Knowing that her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, this process still helped her grow closer in her walk with God.
In "Jesus Today"(TM), readers will be renewed with a deeper sense of hope as Sarah shares this about her spiritual journey in writing the book: "When I began writing Jesus Today, I was deeply discourag ... more
Experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is closer than you can imagine.
This #1 bestselling 365-day devotional is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love.
Sarah Young shares her personal prayer journal and her reflections based on Jesus words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture. Penned by one who loves Jesus and reveres His Word, these writings will help your love for Jesus grow as you spend time with Him each day.
Experience a deeper relationship with the Lord as you savor the presence of the One who will never leave you.
Color your way to peace and worship. We live in such a busy, hectic world but what waits for you inside this cover is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture. When we create, we echo the heart of our Creative God who designed everything and gave us the capacity to recognize beauty. So go ahead You have permission to pick up your colored pencil and be reminded of truth in a fresh way. "To help set the perfect mood for worship, contemplation, and creative expression, a link to the W ... more
Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you'll never be the same again.
This new, expanded edition of The Purpose Driven Life, created for a new generation of reader, includes:
Video introductions by Rick Warren to chapters 1-40
An audio Bible study at the end of each chapter, with over 30 additional hours of teaching by Rick Warren.
Two new bonus chapters on the most common barriers to living a purpose driven life.
Access to an online community where you can discuss your journey to purpose, get feedback, and receive support.
Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus's teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
As he examines Jesus's Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.
Spending time with Jesus will make all the difference in your busy day.
We balance so many things day after day--families, jobs, church, sports. Sometimes it feels like there is no time left for the most important thing: spending time with Jesus. But Sheila Walsh will help us do just that through these concise but substantial daily readings.
Each entry includes Scripture, a brief devotional thought, and a helpful takeaway. Even after just a few minutes of reading, you will have spent time with God's truth in a meaningful way, and be inspired to think on that truth and live in response to it the rest of the day.
Sheila is a master of short but profound thoughts such as "Peace is not the absence of trouble but the ... more
When the chaos of our daily lives becomes overwhelming, where can we turn for peace and rest? Best-selling author Max Lucado points to the Source of all hope and strength in "Pocket Prayers," which contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation. This pass-along companion to "Before Amen" serves as an outreach tool for ministries and churches, offering simple encouragement for those who struggle to pray.
Thirty years in the making, "Audacious" is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete. It lacked something they were aching for.
Something Jesus was longing for. Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose. What was missing? Well, let's just say, it's "audacious" and it's for "all" of us. And it's the path to the life you were born to live.
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" You'll Get Through This," pastor and" New York Times" best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds ... more
John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic.
God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.
Based on his talks at New York s St. Patrick s Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, the New York Times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, what it means to be fully human, and why we can turn to Christ completely, in mind, heart, and soul.
Each meditation is dedicated to one of the seven sayings:
Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
Today you will be with me in Paradise.
Woman, this is your son . . . This is your mother.
After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered f ... more
Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are
Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.
In"(Un)Qualified, "Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God s process of change.
Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful (cf. Lk 6:36). -Pope Francis, from his announcement of 2016 as a Holy Year of Mercy Only a few years into his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken and written many times on the theme of mercy, going so far as to call it the Lord s most powerful message. Published in partnershi ... more
It's easier to face the day when you know God is with you.
God Is With You Every Day is a brand-new 365-day devotional from Max Lucado, and his first new devotional since the creation of the Grace for the Moment(r) line. Max's signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with the practical, relevant, and personal message that God is with you every day, makes a great way to start each day of the year.
This devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day, as well as those walking through d ... more
This pocket-sized volume contains a treasure of reflections and quotations from the beloved Pope Francis for each day of the year. With topics ranging from personal spiritual gems to discipleship, ecology, prayer, human rights and general advice on living a more Christian life, they will undoubtedly inspire readers in their simplicity and purity of heart.
These topics for daily prayer and reflection and essential small "beads" of this thought are arranged to illumine your days, linking them into a living rosary of the mysteries of our faith.
Take your portion for each day and spend time to savor every word. Every day has its own flavor, its own rhythm. These works from Pope Francis will strengthen you in faith, bui ... more
There are an estimated 20 million orphans in the country of India. Thanks to Kelly and Scott Parkison, that number has decreased by one. Having promised to never returnto India after her experience on the reality show The Amazing Race, Kelly never dreamed she would one day be a mother to a beautiful Indian girl named Lyla. This is theamazing and true story of how God uses the most unlikely circumstances for His greater purpose.
Calling the Parkison's adoption story a rollercoaster ride of emotion would be an understatement. After almost every major decision in the Parkison's adoption process,God put a twist in their carefully laid plans only to lead them to greater opportunities. Faced with an overwhelming amo ... 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 six-session, video-based 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 the life we' ... more