Life Together in Christ

Veteran spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton helps us get personal and practical about experiencing transformation together. This interactive guide allows us to grow through and by the experience of transforming community.

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830896384

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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We've all been let down by so-called community. Why is it so hard for us to connect and grow together for the long haul? Veteran spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton helps us get personal and practical about experiencing transformation together. This interactive guide allows us to grow through and by the experience of transforming community.

Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ

Employing useful case studies, his groundbreaking approach helps students understand what theology is--and shows them that they are participants in creating an ongoing, vigorous theology that will remain at the center of their faith for the ...

Author: Dan R. Stiver

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 613

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Employing useful case studies, his groundbreaking approach helps students understand what theology is--and shows them that they are participants in creating an ongoing, vigorous theology that will remain at the center of their faith for the rest of their lives.--Kevin Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Life Together

This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia).

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334049768

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 733

This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia). The book has become a spiritual classic in which many Christians of a wide variety of backgrounds and contexts have found meaning and encouragement.

Growing Together in Christ

This book is a supportive, positive environment where you'll feel comfortable bringing your friends and neighbors.

Author: David Sunde

Publisher: Regal Books

ISBN: 9780830716289

Category: Marriage

Page: 132

View: 797

This book is a supportive, positive environment where you'll feel comfortable bringing your friends and neighbors. There are six life- changing sessions. You and your mate will begin helping each other experience the joy of an exciting, daily relationship with God.

Beginning Life Together

This introductory group study gives you an overview of the five biblical purposes that God intends for your life.

Author: Brett Eastman

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310246725

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 821

This introductory group study gives you an overview of the five biblical purposes that God intends for your life.

My Sister My Brother

The story of Blessed Mother Teresa—who has been called the most revered and the most powerful woman of the past century—is simply an extraordinary love story.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781593250652

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The story of Blessed Mother Teresa—who has been called the most revered and the most powerful woman of the past century—is simply an extraordinary love story. Jesus Christ was her beloved and the center of her entire life. Each of the seventeen meditations in this book is meant to encourage readers to experience Jesus by learning how Mother Teresa herself experienced Jesus.This newly revised and expanded edition of Praying with Mother Teresa covers the main themes of her unique spirituality, which focused on seeing her beloved Christ in all she met, especially in the poorest of the poor. Each meditation includes an opening and closing prayer, biographical information about her life, words from Mother Teresa and Scripture, and questions for reflection. As readers pray through each meditation, they will be inspired by their own experience of Jesus to shine with his light, as Mother Teresa did, to all whom they encounter each day.

Surrendering Your Life for God s Pleasure

What does it mean to surrender to God?

Author: Brett Eastman

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310865549

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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What does it mean to surrender to God? These six sessions will help you experience the transforming power of a surrendered life. As you learn to worship Christ throughout you daily life, you will come to trust him with the experiences of your past, the precious things of your present, and your hopes for the future. What are you holding onto? Discover the peace of laying it at God’s feet. “Doing Life Together is a groundbreaking study...[It’s] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven paradigm...The greatest reason I’m excited about [it] is that I’ve seen the dramatic changes it produces in the lives of those who study it.” —From the foreword by Rick Warren Based on the five biblical purposes that form the bedrock of Saddleback Church, Doing Life Together will help your group discover what God created you for and how you can turn this dream into an everyday reality. Experience the transformation firsthand as you begin Connecting, Growing, Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering your life together for him.

Doing Life Together Curriculum

Harnessing the creativity, flexibility, and convenience of audio-video technology, this groundbreaking series is the first ever to integrate superbly crafted study guides with powerful new-media capabilities and apply them to the unique ...

Author: Dee Eastman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780310250029

Category: Religion

Page:

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A revolution is going on in small group ministry. Small groups want to go to the next level of learning together. This curriculum is a way to integrate the best of biblical teaching from leading teachers such as John Ortberg, Max Lucado, Doug Fields, Erwin McManus, Henry Cloud, Chip Ingram, and others via video with the best of small group study guides written by Brett and Dee Eastman, Todd and Denise Wendorff and Karen Lee-Thorpe from Saddleback Church. In Saddleback small groups, the video component is hugely popular. Groups that have used curriculum with video teaching resist going back to print-only curriculum. Therefore, Brett Eastman has designed a DVD video component to the Doing Life Together small group series.There are thirty-six sessions in the six-book curriculum written by Brett Eastman and others. Each book has six sessions and the titles of each book in the series are (the Doing Life Together small group series titles are also sold as a separate product): Ø Beginning Life Together Ø Connecting with God’s Family Ø Growing to Be Like Christ Ø Developing Your SHAPE to Serve Others Ø Sharing Your Life Mission Every Day Ø Surrendering Your Life for God’s PleasureFor each session, the DVD video segment includes the following elements: A Leadership Lifter (5 minutes), in which a teacher briefs the leader on the key issues of leading this particular session. In particular the leader will learn how to lead the session’s experiential exercise. These exercises make this series a cut above most small group discussion guides. They are much easier to lead when one has seen how to do them. A Drama (3 minutes) that provokes thought and emotion (humor, recognition) about the session’s theme. Drama catches people’s attention and sparks discussion. OR A Personal Testimony (3 minutes). Some topics are easier to discuss more forthrightly when someone on video has “gone first” in the sharing. Group members are also more convinced about the validity of a concept when they see that it has made a difference in the life of someone like them. Teaching (15 minutes) about the session’s core Bible passage and theme. Teaching takes the burden of correct interpretation off the leader, so less experienced leaders can be confident that their groups are biblically sound. Worship Music. Maranatha! Music will provide several praise and worship choruses with visual images and lyrics that will inspire a small group to sing along and worship together. The kit includes six study guides, six double-disc DVDs, and six leader’s inserts (not sold separately). The leader’s inserts help the leader integrate the video teaching for each

Together with God Stories of Faith

This collection of 365 meditations—written by Our Daily Bread authors—features stories that reflect the experiences of biblical characters and modern-day people.

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Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN: 1627077839

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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God promises never to leave or forsake us. We can put our complete trust in Him and walk the road of faith throughout life’s journey. Together with God: Stories of Faith shares devotions to remind you of God’s presence and faithfulness. This collection of 365 meditations—written by Our Daily Bread authors—features stories that reflect the experiences of biblical characters and modern-day people. Find encouragement that strengthens your faith and motivates you to build a spiritual legacy for the next generation.

1 Corinthians

Paul Stevens and Dan Williams explore Christian community not as it was meant to be, but as it often really is.

Author: R. Paul Stevens

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830862129

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 500

Paul Stevens and Dan Williams explore Christian community not as it was meant to be, but as it often really is. And they mine practical advice for overcoming the challenges of life together. This thirteen-session LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for personal reflection.

Growing Together in Christ

At every turn, we're told that life will not be acceptable unless we purchase a
particular product. The American Psychological Association reckons that children
see forty thousand advertisements per year. These powerful messages fashioned
 ...

Author: William Hutcheson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1631953745

Category: Religion

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The Maximized Couple's Devotional Life provides several stepping-stones for couples to use as they start the journey of following Christ together—daily and intentionally. The Maximized Couple's Devotional Life offers several classic spiritual disciplines couples may apply to their devotional life, including: How to use the Bible in a brief devotional time How to pray simply and effectively How to build a generous life together How gratitude sweetens a marriage. These spiritual disciplines rest on centuries of fruitful practice. Utilizing these proven spiritual disciplines to build one’s devotional life promises similar fruit—growing together in Christ for the sake of others. The Maximized Couple's Devotional Life grew from William Hutcheson’s own desire for a deeper devotional life with his bride and out of the spiritual need of couples he pastored or coached. He applied several basic spiritual disciplines, usually used by individuals, to a couple’s devotional life. The results compare to taking two single v-hulled boats and fitting them together as a twin-hulled catamaran. Couples can being to retool their marriage today with The Maximized Couple’s Devotional Life.

Practicing the Way of Jesus

We tend to think about God in isolation, but Mark Scandrette contends that Jesus offers something more.

Author: Mark Scandrette

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868728

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 985

We tend to think about God in isolation, but Mark Scandrette contends that Jesus offers something more. Here Scandrette draws from his experience as a spiritual director and leader of an intentional community, plus the best thinking on kingdom spirituality, to help your group experience a vibrant life lived together, in the way of Jesus.

Everyone Gets to Play

Author: John Wimber

Publisher: Ampelon Publishing

ISBN: 9780981770574

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 353


Serving Like Jesus

These six new study guides have six sessions each and enable small groups to explore the power and life application of Jesus teaching on the five biblical purposes of a Christian life by closely examining Christ s model in the Gospels."

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310266475

Category: Religion

Page: 139

View: 305

These six new study guides have six sessions each and enable small groups to explore the power and life application of Jesus teaching on the five biblical purposes of a Christian life by closely examining Christ s model in the Gospels."

This New Life Together

Part of the Godly nature of their life together is some basically religious activity,
beginning with this wedding. This is a Christian ceremony, in a Christian setting,
not just a romantic ceremony in a sentimental setting. We ask God to be present
in ...

Author: C.S.S. Publishing Company

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 1556735979

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 649

"Let your life be the two of you looking together to a future, and what will be best for each in that tomorrow. You have some significant decisions to make about that future. Your labor of love will have to include each other in the process of deciding." -- from the sermon by W. Gregory Martin "This New Life Together" includes over twenty "field-tested" wedding meditations. The collection comes from clergy from six denominations and fourteen states. As an anthology, this book fits many settings facing clergy. Included is a ceremony for an older and once widowed couple, a Protestant and Catholic wedding, an evening ceremony and a simple congregational vow for inclusion in a service. Meditations include the following scriptures: - Genesis 2:18-24 - Song of Solomon 8:7 - 1 John 4:7-12 - John 15:9-12 - 1 Corinthians 12:31--13:13 - John 2:1-10 - Ephesians 5:21-33 - Psalm 85:10 ... and others This anthology includes meditations from men and women clergy who are United Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic.

Starting

Provides exercises, readings, and other materials for launching or revitalizing a small group of teens working together to explore their relationships with other people and with God.

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310253334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 743

Provides exercises, readings, and other materials for launching or revitalizing a small group of teens working together to explore their relationships with other people and with God.

Experiencing Christ Together

These six new study guides have six sessions each and enable small groups to explore the power and life application of Jesus' teaching on the five biblical purposes of a Christian life by closely examining Christ's model in the Gospels.

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Youth Specialties

ISBN: 9780310266525

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 618

These six new study guides have six sessions each and enable small groups to explore the power and life application of Jesus' teaching on the five biblical purposes of a Christian life by closely examining Christ's model in the Gospels.

Together with God The Gospels

This is the “good news”—the joyful announcement that we can have life because He redeemed us. Encounter Jesus every day of the year in these 365 daily devotions based on the Gospels.

Author:

Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN: 1627077529

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 323

Traces of the redemption theme are found all through the Bible, but the heart of that message is in the four Gospels. These biblical books come alive in this collection of Gospel-based devotionals written by trusted Our Daily Bread authors. You’ll follow the life of Jesus and truly appreciate His gift of redemption through His death and resurrection. Each day you can encounter God in a fresh way as you read these stories, Scriptures, and inspiring thoughts.

The Life and Words of Christ

Those who spent this life together , will then find themselves parted for ever ! I tell
you , in that night there will be two men in one bed ; one will be taken , and the
other left ; two poor slaves will be grinding flour for the household together ; one ...

Author: Cunningham Geikie

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Marriage After God

This is your invitation to marriage as God intended--a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.

Author: Aaron Smith

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310355354

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 673

What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after? Since the very beginning, God's design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world." Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ's redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. In these pages you will . . . Discover the signature marks of a marriage after God Find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation Learn how to let God's story take the lead in your love story Recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand in hand into God's ultimate purpose for your marriage. Your oneness is also meant for witness. God has purposed your remarkable, romantic, and redemptive relationship to be a powerful light to a dark and hurting world. This is your invitation to marriage as God intended--a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.