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.
Grace is God's all-reaching, never-ending, game-changing love for you and me. In this series, Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds examine God's Word and discover how grace works in our lives and in our world. A Grace-Full Life seeks to answer the questions "In what ways is God an '"ever present"' God?," "Why does God want to have a personal relationship with me?," "How can I fully experience and respond to God's grace?," "How can I die well '"surrounded by God's grace?"'.
Themes include: Prevenient grace: God's wooing or drawing grace Justifying grace: God's saving grace Sanctifying grace: God's grace that makes us more like Jesus Glorifying grace: God's grace that welcomes us to eternity The DVD contains four video segment ... more
In this six-session video Bible study, Rebekah Lyons explores why we all want to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what we were made for. Yet many of us believe that calling feels like something held for the exclusive few. Rebekah s heart is to dismantle that idea, to remind each and every one of us that God has plans for something specific if we have ears to hear the still small voice of a Father that beckons.
What if we pressed into finding our truest selves hidden below the surface?
Rebekah has traveled the country sharing with vulnerability her own pain and struggles to hear God and follow Him. I have prayed with hands laid for healing and deliverance on women considering suicide, experiencing trauma, fighti ... more
Friendships with other women are as important to our mental, physical, and spiritual health as rest, exercise, and prayer. We don't just want friends--we need friends. God created us for relationship. Yet despite being more connected than ever before, we struggle to feel connected. From the false intimacy of social media to busyness and relational conflict, there are many challenges to developing authentic relationships.
If you've ever been hurt by a friend, struggled to balance friendship with everyday life, seen a friendship end too early, or longed for deeper and more authentic friendships, this Bible study is for you. As Natalie leads you in a deep exploration of timeless truths in the Old and New Testaments, y ... more
"I've always been drawn to hands. I think it's because it's the way we touch people," wrote Rachel Joy Scott in her journal. "If one person could go out of their way to show compassion, it could start a chain reaction."
After praying, "Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me," Rachel's renewed commitment to Jesus played out compassionately and powerfully at her high school and around the world.
I'm Not Ashamed, is the inspiring true story of Rachel Joy Scott at Columbine High School. When her hopes and dreams seemed to end, God was just getting started.
In this six-session video Bible study bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst helps women to explore the roots of rejection; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved.
The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love.
In these six powerful teaching sessions filmed in the Holy Land, Lysa shares the truth of God's Word to help women: Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hu ... more
In Because of Bethlehem, a four-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing and come into our world. Jesus birth gives us the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always within us and that we no longer need to have marks on our record.
In He Chose the Nails, a five-session video Bible study, Max continues by examining the gifts that Christ gave at his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns, the nails, and the empty tomb. The cross is rich with God s gifts of grace, and as we unwrap them, we will hear him whisper, I did it just for you ... more
A dozen different souls?all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ ? even if they don?t believe it. Yet.
When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
This stirring new film from the creators of God?s Not Dead is in theaters now. More than a movie, it?s a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?
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.
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
Based on the award-winning TV series "The Way of the Master, the Basic Training Course is specially formatted to train believers in a group setting to simply and confidently share the gospel with family, friends, and strangers. This eight-session course is the cream of the crop — it includes the best of the series plus brand new footage.
If you've been wanting to help a small group, Sunday school class, or your entire church learn how to witness using The Way of the Master, this comprehensive course is the ideal training tool!
These lessons will teach you to overcome your fears by using a proven, powerfully effective way to make the gospel make sense. You won't be at a loss for words. You don't need ... 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
Who is God, and how can we know Him? The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. So if the biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the assembly of gods that man has created. In Is the Bible Reliable? Dr. Stephen Meyer challenges you to examine the historical and archaeological evidence to determine for yourself the veracity and accuracy of biblical Scripture. Is the Bible true? You decide. Includes two DVDs, each with five 30-minute lessons, and a 96-page, two-color discussion guide. Discussion guide also sold separately.
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
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
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.
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."
How can it be? When we're naked and ashamed and alone in our brokenness, Christ envelopes us with his intimate grace. When we're rejected and abandoned and shattered beyond wanting, Jesus cups our face, Come close, my Beloved. When we're dirty and tear-stained and despairing, Jesus Christ proposes undying, dying love: All that you painfully are and are carrying I'll take. And all that I perfectly am and have is yours.Just take me.
There is a wooing that washes our wounds. Falling into this intimacy with him is the one thing we pray to never recover from. This kind of intimacy can only be tasted and swallowed, and it burns a holy yes through our begging veins.
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
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows how to ask tough questions. His own search for truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ. Now Strobel invites you and your group to investigate the truth about Jesus Christ leading to the facts that guided Strobel from atheism to faith in Christ. In this revised six-session video study, participants will journey along with Strobel on a quest for the truth about Jesus. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh compelling e ... more
Discover Your Truest Self What if you started being "you"? As Stasi Eldredge reminds us, God offers us hope when we feel stuck in life--and even invites us to participate in our own amazing transformation Ideal for small-group use, this eight-session DVD accompanies "Becoming Myself "and its study guide." "Along with a live audience of women, Stasi leads us through these topics: Session One Does Anyone Really Change?Session Two: Looking Back with Mercy/The Landscape of Our LivesSession Three: Our Mothers, OurselvesSession Four: From Accepting to Embracing/From Fear to DesireSession Five: The Company of Women/Beauty Forged in SufferingSession Six: Stumbling into FreedomSession Seven: Becoming a Woman of Faith and Wors ... 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.