Throughout the Bible there are songs. Some are songs of celebration and hope while others express despair or humility and still others recount God's redemption. Taken together these songs reveal our humanity before God and the glory and grace of life in him. This nine-session LifeGuide® Bible Study explores several biblical songs from both the Old and New Testaments.
Number of Studies: 9
Kim Engelmann was bored with her small group, but wondered, is it small groups that are the problem or the way we do small groups? In this book she shares her answers, offering a new format for groups that gives authentic spiritual community a chance. She challenges the compartmentalization of Bible study, prayer and even fun (only laugh during icebreaker time!), and offers creative, practical suggestions that can serve to integrate these aspects into an experiential framework. A must-read for anyone who leads or participates in a small group!
Diana Shiflett has spent years leading groups of all descriptions in spiritual practices, and in this personal, hands-on guide, she walks us through a wide array—from communal silence and Scripture meditation to active prayer and corporate discernment. Offering step-by-step instructions, this resource will show you how spiritual practices can become life-giving resources in your ministry setting for years to come.
The Enneagram opens a remarkable window into the truth about us, but simply diagnosing our number doesn't do justice to who we are. Transformation happens as we grow in awareness and learn how to apply Enneagram insights to the rhythms of our daily lives. Filled with exercises to engage, challenge, encourage, and sustain, this handbook will help us grow in greater awareness and lead us to spiritual and relational transformation.
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® Bible Study from Jan Johnson helps us do just that.
Number of Studies: 6
Isn't desire sinful and selfish? The story of each person is a story of want—desires unmet, hopes dashed, passions pursued and ambitions fulfilled. Jen Pollock Michel guides us on a journey that reintroduces us to a God who purifies our longings and gives us the desires of our hearts.
Number of Studies: 5
Juanita Ryan shows you how this picture of life lived in God's care can touch your deepest longings and speak directly to your darkest fears, which may be why we return to this psalm so often. Yet frequent exposure to it may result in overfamiliarity. These nine session LifeGuide® Bible Study studies help us discover its wisdom by pulling in other texts that show the same attributes of God--who guides us, protects us, feeds us and much more.
Number of Studies: 9
Pastor Russ Ramsey narrates anew the greatest story ever told—the true tall tale of the coming of the Christ. The story encompasses the whole of the Old Testament and all of human history, unveiling God's longsuffering, loving pursuit of his people. Rediscover how the purposes of God culminated in the coming of Jesus, in twenty-five readings ideal for Christmas or any season of meeting the Savior.
Number of Studies: 25
The beatitudes reveal to us eight qualities that bring God's blessing. As we study these qualities and integrate them into our lives, we will receive the blessing Jesus promised to his followers then and now. In this newly updated Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under John Stott's guidance.
Number of Studies: 8
Everyone has questions about the Bible--from the senior pastor of the big church down the road to the guest at the hotel off the interstate. Where did it come from? What does it have to do with my life? Hal Seed takes you on a tour into and behind the Bible, so that you get to know it and the God who makes himself known in it.