When we are gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ’s love for us, we want to draw close to Him and worship Him. But what can we do to deepen our relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of us? And how can we be more like Him? Navigator author Jerry Bridges presents the essential elements of Christian life in a highly readable, practical form that men, women, and teens can enjoy. Learn how to: Feed your spiritual life by taking in the Scriptures Rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer Trust God during the trials of life Contribute your unique spiritual gifts to serve others These essentials of the Christian faith can help you disciple others.
Growing Up with Jesus is a fictional story of Jesus when he was a boy. Written from the perspective of Simon Peter, who is ten years older than Jesus, he chronicles the boyhood of Jesus. Simon recounts his relationship with Mary, the mother of Jesus, before Jesus was even born. He then weaves the story of Jesus’s boyhood into his own life. Mutual associations with friends, religious events and holidays as well as occupational happenings will remind us of how life was as ordinary for Jesus growing up as ours is today. Simon relates his own daily life including his impatient personality, relationship observations, Roman political presence, dealing with the death of a loved one, and biblical morals and perspectives. Casual story-telling of epic biblical events, morals and perspectives are included in Simon’s narrative. Obviously, the events you will read about are how the author imagines things might have been. References to Jewish practices, traditions, and holidays were thoroughly researched, and every effort was made to stay as true as possible while creating the story. It is supposed, by the author, that Simon and his brother Andrew might have known Jesus before they were called to follow him into ministry, leaving their homes and families behind. The geographical setting is used to include the sea on which Simon and Andrew could earn their living. The story ends significantly on Chapter 29, with Jesus at age twenty-nine and where the documented, biblical narrative of Jesus’ ministry begins. The author developed this story over twenty years and has finally released it for children to read and enjoy. The hope is that after reading this book as a child or a curious adult, one will find the Bible to be captivating as they yearn to learn more about our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Growing With God is the sequel to Exploring God without Getting Religious. It will teach the reader how to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus. A "must" for new followers of Christ, this book will demonstrate practical steps to create a fertile environment for your spiritual life to thrive. This book will help answer many of your questions as a new believer. Even those who have known Christ for awhile, will find helpful strategies to develop spiritual disciplines, new relationships, and to discover the richness of spiritual resources God has put at your fingertips.
This perennial best-selling discipleship tool contains the classic Bible studies Lessons on Assurance and Lessons on Christian Living in one package—13 lessons in all! These Navigator Bible studies are a great leader’s resource to explain the fundamentals of the Christian life. An ideal gift for a new believer or someone who has an interest in Jesus. Tear-out Scripture memory verse cards are included in KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV.
This 30 Day Youth Prayer Journal offers you space to express yourself and grow with Christ. Write out your thoughts, prayer requests, and praises. There are writing prompts for each day to inspire your writing, a doodle page so get creative, and a page to journal your daily prayer. Each day also has a Bible verse to help you learn God's Holy Word.
365 Days for Growing Your Faith and Praying for Hollywood
Author: Karen Covell
A 365 day devotional praying through the Scriptures for spiritual growth and praying for Hollywood. Encouraging topics include PEACE, FEAR, JOY, STRESS and more. Prayer changes your life, the life of those around you, and the world!
One of the hallmarks of contemporary culture is its attitude toward aging and the elderly. Youth and productivity are celebrated in today's society, while the elderly are increasingly marginalized. This not only poses difficulties for old people but is also a loss for the young and middle-agers, who could learn much from the elderly, including what it means to grow old (and die) "in Christ." Growing Old in Christ presents the first serious theological reflection ever on what it means to grow old, particularly in our culture and particularly as a Christian. In a full-orbed discussion of the subject, eighteen first-rate Christian thinkers survey biblical and historical perspectives on aging, look at aging in the modern world, and describe the "Christian practice of growing old." Along the way they address many timely issues, including the medicalization of aging, the debate over physician-assisted suicide, and the importance of friendships both among the elderly and between the elderly and the young. Weighty enough to instruct theologians, ethicists, and professional caregivers yet accessible enough for pastors and general readers, this book will benefit anyone seeking faith-based insight into growing old. Contributors: David Aers David Cloutier Rowan A. Greer Stanley Hauerwas Judith C. Hays Richard B. Hays Shaun C. Henson L. Gregory Jones Susan Pendleton Jones Patricia Beattie Jung D. Stephen Long M. Therese Lysaught David Matzko McCarthy Keith G. Meador Charles Pinches Joel James Shuman Carole Bailey Stoneking Laura Yordy
Offers children ongoing initiation into a life of prayer in a variety of creative ways. It gives parents a practical tool to help them initiate conversations with their children about their faith, their problems, their values and concerns.
Our world these days is so hectic, so complex. Where do we turn for wisdom and guidance in navigating the ins and outs of life? There are many voices to listen to and many examples to follow, but we really need look no further than the Author of Life, Jesus. He taught and lived a way of life that was purposeful and pleasing to God. These six sessions will show you the value and the nature of a life of discipleship, as modeled by Jesus.Experiencing Christ Together helps your group explore the five biblical purposes that make up a high-impact Christian life —fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and worship. Jesus perfectly lived out God’s purposes for his life, and he taught his followers how to do the same. As you walk in the footsteps of those first disciples by listening to and watching Jesus through these studies, you and your group will be transformed. One small group leader put it this way: “The Experiencing Christ Together series has motivated me more than any other Bible study that I have ever been to. This Bible study gets to the heart of the matter—my character in Christ—and that has created action on my part.”
At its core, discipleship is a multifaceted, communal, and holistic process as the gospel transforms our head, heart, and hands. Part of discipleship is growing in our understanding of the gospel with others-God calls us to Discover who he is, what he has done, who we are, and how we live as we read the Bible. Secondly, we're called into relationships that Nurture the ongoing journey of repentance and faith. Lastly, Christ calls us to listen to Act as we grow in obedience. D-N-A groups are intentional on walking through this process of Discover, Nurture, and Act with other men and women.Growing in Christ Together is a sixteen week curriculum designed to help groups of men and women initiate this life-long process of discipleship. You will focus on the essentials of following Jesus through reading, conversation, community, and obedience. Be prepared: this is more than a Bible study you attend. Growing in Christ Together will invite you to grow as a disciple and help others grow, too.
This is a little book about Christian maturity. All of us have growing up to do. It's called maturing, and it's good for us. But, how exactly do you grow up in your faith? What does a mature Christian look like? Are there any habits that mature Christians tend to practice? This book answers these questions.Each chapter dives into a different aspect of the Christian life and examines what a mature Christian life looks like in that area: God's Word, Prayer, Church and Worship, Evangelism, and Daily Holiness. While we are called to grow up in, with, and under Jesus, we never grow out of Him. Actually, the more we mature, the more we realize just how much we need our Savior Jesus.Readers who enjoy authors such as Acuff, Chan, Goff, Peterson, and Tchividjian will similarly be blessed by Peter Berauer's words.