God Is Closer Than You ThinkGod Is Closer Than You Think
What Are You Waiting For? Intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it. A closeness you can feel, a goodness you can taste, a reality you can experience for yourself. That’s what the Bible promises, so why settle for less? God is closer than you think, and connecting with him isn’t just for monks and ascetics. It’s for business people, high school students, busy moms, single men, single women … and most important, it’s for ... more
Ruth & Esther Ruth & Esther
In two different times and in two distinct ways God used two women to change the course of history. The stories of Ruth and Esther teach us much about what it means to make decisions during difficult times and how God is often working behind the scenes in our circumstances. (Click the picture or the link below for the Free Downloadable PDF)
While heralded as a patriarch of faith, Abraham's journey was filled with the messiness of life. Family quarrels, deception and manipulation, infertility issues... the list goes on and on. Yet, he chose to trust in the promises that God had presented before him, regardless of how distant and impossible they seemed. And so Abraham is for us an example of faith, and a reminder of what it looks like to trust God with the most important things in our lives. (Click the picture or the ... more
Jonah & NahumJonah & Nahum
The book of Jonah follows the journey of a wayward prophet who wants nothing to do with God's mercy for others while the book of Nahum focuses on a country that receives news of its coming destruction. But the central figure in both of these books is God and his qualities of justice and mercy towards the ancient country of Ninevah. This study will examine how God's characteristics of justice and mercy should impact our relationships with others. (Click the picture or the ... more
Acts 13-28 - MissionsActs 13-28 - Missions
The first part of the book of Acts records how God began to establish the early church in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. The second half of the book of Acts shows how the gospel then was launched out of Antioch to the ends of the known world, carried by missionaries, the chief of whom was a man named Paul. This six-session study examines Paul's life as he attempted to follow God and the mission that was set before him. (Click the picture or the link below for the Free ... more
This study covers the book of Galatians, a letter written by Paul encouraging the Christians in Galatia to return to the freedom that is found in a right relationship with Jesus. He was calling them back to a life of grace where they could chose to truly live our their faith through love. Over the next six weeks you'll hopefully discover if your faith is firmly rooted and lived out in the right way. (Click the picture or the link below for the Free Downloadable PDF)
Sometimes it can be an exercise trying to apply the Bible to your daily life. James, on the other hand, makes it perfectly clear for his readers by discussing real-life applications of the Christian faith throughout his letter. In this study you will discover the wisdom behind living out your faith in practical ways. (Click the picture or the link below for the Free Downloadable PDF)
Everybody's Normal Till You Get To Know ThemEverybody's Normal Till You Get To Know Them
In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, teacher and bestselling author John Ortberg zooms in on the things that make community tick. You’ll get a thought-provoking look at God’s heart, at others, and at yourself. Even better, you’ll gain wisdom and tools for drawing closer to others in powerful, impactful ways. With humor, insight, and a gift for storytelling, Ortberg shows how community pays tremendous dividends in happiness, health, ... more
Discerning the Voice of GodDiscerning the Voice of God
From the pen of one who has been where you are: loving God and longing to hear his voice, Priscilla Shirer shares her insights based on practical experience and years of biblical study in this new edition of Discerning the Voice of God. In it she writes: Through His longsuffering and steadfastness, God has invited me to know Him better. And the more intimate I've become with Him, the more acquainted I've become with His voice. He has proven Himself to me not because ... more
Encounters With God - Psalms Volume 1Encounters With God - Psalms Volume 1
Come Close and Meet the One Who Loves You How do you jog your memory and restore your vision of God? A fresh encounter! Look into the face of the Father and see him smile with delight as he gazes adoringly at you. Open your eyes and stand amazed at the glory and intricacies of creation and remember the vastness of God’s handiwork. Peek behind the veil of eternity and get a glimpse of heavenly worship and be swept into the party of praise. The book of Psalms opens our hearts and ... more
Life-Changing Lessons - Psalms Volume 2 Life-Changing Lessons - Psalms Volume 2
Experience the Transforming Presence of God What if you could look over the shoulders of great saints from the past and learn from their example? Suppose you found a diary that contained the prayers, confessions, and dreams of some of history’s most godly people. What might you learn? How might God teach you? The book of Psalms captures lessons that span the scope of human experience. How do I deal with guilt? Can I overcome fear? What will help me grow to trust God in uncertain ... more
What's So Amazing About Grace? What's So Amazing About Grace?
Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Leap Over A WallLeap Over A Wall
Leap Over a Wall is Eugene H. Peterson’s vibrant, insightful, and heartfelt exploration of one of the Bible’s most controversial figures: King David. Peterson beautifully elucidates the Old Testament’s rich depictions of David's failures and victories, recapturing their excitement and immediacy to reveal David himself as a crucially human example of how we relate to God.
Nehemiah  - A Heart That Can BreakNehemiah - A Heart That Can Break
Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Like Kelly's other studies in the "Living Room Series", you'll find authentic Bible teaching, recipes, and a relational approach. Nehemiah also includes 7 video sessions and real-life ways to put feet to your faith. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?
Crazy LoveCrazy Love
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? 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. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you ... more
Forgotten GodForgotten God
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
Prayer, Does It Make Any DiffrencePrayer, Does It Make Any Diffrence
Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. “I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty,” he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.
Lord, Change My AttitudeLord, Change My Attitude
A bestseller since 2001, Lord, Change My Attitude Before It's Too Late is classic James MacDonald: bold, practical, and communciated in a way designed to set readers free from the negativity that erodes happiness. This new revision now includes study application questions in each chapter to help readers identify the attitudes of the heart that need change in order for God's abundance to flow. While patterns of thinking won't always change overnight, Pastor MacDonald ... more
Faithful, Abundant, TrueFaithful, Abundant, True
The Member Book is a versatile study guide for this women's Bible study that can be used in a retreat setting or for a seven-session study. Each teacher provides two weeks of study in a brief format that will take most women 15 to 30 minutes daily. As a bonus, Faithful, Abundant, and True Member Book includes a partnership with HomeLife Magazine in which each of the three speakers' section also includes an article from HomeLife that illustrates faithfulness, abundance, and truth.
7 Questions That Rattle in the Minds of Most Men7 Questions That Rattle in the Minds of Most Men
Sometimes it seems as though everyone wants something from you—your wife, your kids, your boss, and maybe even God. The pressures of manhood can be enormous, and they're only intensified by the mixed messages you receive from culture. [7] is a small group experience that enables you to explore God's design for manhood. During the seven sessions, you'll be introduced to seven questions that rattle in the minds of most men.
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's WorkEvery Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work
With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not ... more
Jesus PromJesus Prom
Jesus loves people. Wouldn't it make sense that those who claim to love Jesus would love the same people Jesus loves? Nouns need verbs, a requirement that's more than just a grammatical truth; it's a spiritual truth. The noun Christian and the noun church require action verbs to fulfill their purpose. That's why Jesus invites Christians and churches everywhere to perform the greatest action of all: loving people. Jesus Prom is an extravagant party that ... more