What do you want?''Do you see this woman?''Why do you call me,'Lord, Lord,'and do not do what I say?'Jesus asks many questions of his followers in order to invite them deeper into the mysteries of God and to expand their understanding of what it means to follow him. This nine-session Lifeguide covers some of these questions that are just as real for us today as they were for the disciples.
Women in Christianity, Christian women--Religious life, and Women in the Bible--Study and teaching
We live only a small fraction of the lives God has for us. Our lives get smaller and smaller, circling around the minute-by-minute disappointments and demands of the present moment while God whispers softly or even hollers for us to harness our whole hearts. Written by experienced spiritual leaders Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi, the nine studies in this guide follow the biblical themes as well as the journeys of women showing the way to embracing God�s strength and wisdom to live whole lives.
Jesus'words from the cross are not Jesus'last words on earth. He appeared to his fearful and questioning disciples, encouraged them, and gave them his final instructions after his resurrection from the dead. In this eight-session LifeGuide, you will meet the risen Jesus Christ and hear his words. May he encourage your faith and excite you about engaging others in discussions about him.
How can you know God's love? How can you trust Jesus? These six studies, based on John Stott's bestselling book Basic Christianity, explore who Christ is and what he has done for us. Each session includes quotations from the book matched with Scripture passages, study questions, and application ideas that draw readers to discover the person of Christ in new ways.
Depending on Christ for everything in our lives is a scary—but also a profoundly biblical—idea. In this ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, you'll explore instances of biblical people learning that they could rely on Christ to see them through, even when all other avenues of help failed. Just as they discovered that Christ is sufficient for any and all circumstances, you will be encouraged to discover the same.
If you want to talk about Jesus but you're not sure what to say—or how to say it—this Bible study guide is for you. These six studies, based on Paul Little's classic How to Give Away Your Faith, will deepen your understanding of the essentials of faith and strengthen your confidence as you talk with others about the best news of all.
Reading the Bible is one of the most important spiritual disciplines we can engage in. Why is Bible study so significant? How can our attitude and approach affect what we get out of our reading? Learning to immerse ourselves in God's thoughts through study and meditation allows us to go deeper into God's Word and live in a more Christlike way. This six-session LifeGuide from Jan Johnson helps us do just that.
Many of us may have thought more about Paul's foundational theology than about how Paul learned more about Jesus and what it meant to obey him in the everyday tests of his faith. This ten-session study guide leads us through the growth in the apostle Paul's knowledge of Jesus and how it changed his life, when at pivotal points he intersected with Jesus.
This nine-session LifeGuide Bible study covers some of the surprising and interesting questions Old Testament characters heard from God, such as when he asked'Where are you?'of Adam and Eve. As we consider the questions God asked others, we are guided inward to reflect on the same questions in our own lives.
Some chose to follow God. Others followed only fame and fortune. They lived through times of difficulty and times of triumph, through political and emotional turmoil, through popularity and through discontent. This ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study focuses on the character of the kings of the Old Testament and what we can learn from them.
Paul's pastoral letters focus on the objective and universal truth revealed in Jesus. John Stott's teachings from The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus and The Message of 2 Timothy are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with thirteen weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through the pastoral letters.
Paul's letter to the Galatians is not only a defense of his authority as an apostle, but also a celebration of the remarkable grace offered through Jesus Christ. John Stott's teachings from The Message of Galatians are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with nine weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through Galatians.
Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus is a magnificent combination of Christian doctrine and Christian duty. John Stott's teachings from The Message of Ephesians are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with eleven weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through Ephesians.
John Stott's teaching on this timeless text shows how its value system, ethical standard, religious devotion and network of relationships clearly distinguish it from the nominal church and the secular world. Here Stott's The Message of the Sermon on the Mount is offered in brief readings suitable for daily use along with weekly studies.
'I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.'This six-session study, based on Alister McGrath's book I Believe, introduces us to the Apostles'Creed and the essential truths about God the Father, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Christians indeed trust in God, and the basics of our faith have remained the same for centuries. These truths are summarized in historic church documents known as creeds. The Apostles'Creed is an ideal starting point for this vital process of consolidating our grasp of the faith.
Prayer--Christianity and Spiritual life--Christianity
Does God hear us? Does God speak? How can we connect with God when all seems to be lost? What is our role in listening? Through exploring both biblical characters and teaching, the ten studies in this LifeGuide Bible study helps us understand how to seek and find an ever deeper dialogue with God.
Stott, John R. W., Larsen, Dale, and Larsen, Sandy
John Stott's teaching on Romans shows how its message transforms our thinking and convicts our hearts as we discover the power of the gospel for every area of our life and our world. Here Stott's The Message of Romans is offered in brief readings suitable for daily use along with weekly studies, covering Romans 9-16.
John Stott's teaching on Romans shows how its message transforms our thinking and convicts our hearts as we discover the power of the gospel for every area of our life and our world. Here Stott's The Message of Romans isoffered in brief readings suitable for daily use along with weekly studies, covering Romans 1-8.
What am I committing to when I say I want to follow Jesus? Using the Great Commission to explore the mission to make disciples as well as the core characteristics that identify us as Jesus'followers, this guide lays the foundation for a life in Christ. Following the popular and effective design of his curriculum Discipleship Essentials that sold over 250,000 copies, Greg Ogden has included the following elements in each of the eight sessions: a core trutha Bible studya readinglife application Whether you are mentoring one-on-one or in a small group, this essential guide will serve as an ideal on-ramp into the discipleship journey.
Christian life, Prayers and devotions, and Spirituality
'How have you been?'a friend asks.'Busy,'we say. Much of our busyness is necessary to our survival or to the wellbeing of others and ourselves. In the whirlwind of our lives, however, it may seem impossible to focus beyond the noise of daily demands. We long for a greater awareness of God with us. This LifeGuide study explores ways of conversing with God in the midst of things, so we can see our day's work as the joyful service of kneeling before Jesus.