If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you to a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways, He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.
Reflecting on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church.
Breaking out of bondage into a life of grace and hope. It begins with promise-a promise to set at liberty those who are oppressed. A burning bush moment when the Holy Spirit whispers in our ear- I am leading you to the heart of My heart- I want to reveal My unconditional love for you and make you free.
Stories of Sifted offers 30 familiar accounts of prominent biblical leaders, told from their point of view. From Adam to the apostle Paul, these stories of sifting remind us that God calls and refines messed up people to accomplish His grand purposes. Walking with these leaders through their sifting and refining process, we see how God uses suffering to accelerate our spiritual growth through our surrender to Him.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Drawn from passages and Scriptures Beth Moore brings to light in her New York Times best-selling book, So Long, Insecurity, this 64-page booklet will prompt women to find their soul-deep security in God. Divided topically by common insecurities women face, The Promise of Security provides a portable boost of hope and confidence that will encourage women to continue on in their quest for soul-deep security.
You have a new way to share the true story of Easter with your children: The Action Bible Easter Story.
This Bible booklet is easy for kids to understand, as illustrations from Marvel and DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello bring the story of Jesus to life. Parents, see how easily you can teach your children about the miracle of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection using this tool. Churches, The Action Bible Easter Story is the perfect resource for Sunday school teachers and families.
Don't forget the most important gift of all this year. Share the true meaning of Easter with The Action Bible Easter Story.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
is a must-watch!
in your family
in just 90 seconds.
How about you...
do you long for transparency in your relationships?
Do you find it easy to be transparent with others?
Why or why not?
How about with God?
Are you transparent with Him?
Monday, April 14, 2014
What Are You Missing?
Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do:
- Avoid conflict in the name of Christianity
- Ignore his anger, sadness, and fear
- Use God to run from God
- Live without boundaries
Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a relationship with Jesus, and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution, utterly transforming him and his church.
In this book Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality,” he says, “unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”