John Dickson, through his four-session small group Bible study, The Christ Files, provides an accessible explanation of -- and answers to -- the hot issues regarding the historical reliability of Jesus. Includes one softcover Participant Guide and one DVD.
A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Portraits because our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times, contradictory figure. While some might be troubled by this, fearing that plurality equals incomprehensibility or unreliability, others take it as an invitation to do some rearranging for themselves, trying to make Jesus neater, more systematic and digestible. After two millennia of spiritual devotion and more than two centuries of modern critical research, we still cannot fit Jesus into a box. He is destined to stretch our imaginations, confront our beliefs, and challenge our lifestyles for many years to come. In A Doubter's Guide to Jesus readers will find themselves both disturbed and intrigued by the images of Jesus found in the first sources.
This is the companion participant guide to the Feasts of the Bible 6-Session DVD-based Study. It gives the participant discussion questions, quizzes, a place for taking notes and listing prayer requests, additional Old Testament information about types of offerings, the role of the priests, the meaning of Jesus' teaching that he was "Lord of the Sabbath," and more. Includes a calendar of the feasts (they change dates each year) and diagrams and charts for the tabernacle and the feasts of the Lord. Some Christians miss the importance of the biblical feasts, seeing them as merely "Jewish" holidays, but Scripture says these are the Feasts of the Lord God established for all people for all time. Now you can connect the Hebrew roots of Christianity and the symbolism that points to Jesus Christ using this6-session DVD-based study and Participation Guide, The Feasts of the Bible, sold seperately.
Christians need to know what they believe. Christianity, Cults & Religions Participants Guide is part of a 6-session DVD-based curriculum for small groups who want to know the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. Christianity, Cults & Religions shows you what the Bible says about God, Jesus, salvation, life after death, and more.
In this six-session study, award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat—the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect—of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Designed for use with the video.
This first-ever DVD-driven small group study guide stimulates animated discussion over one of today's hottest topics--whether the "The Da Vinci Code" novel and movie unearth explosive facts or are inaccurate depictions of ancient events.
Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.
Lists, reviews, and rates over two thousand DVDs arranged in alphabetical order, and includes indexes arranged by cast, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, composer, and category.
This six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) captures live and unscripted conversations between Tim Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity. In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs. Now fans of the New York Times bestseller can find resources to help them engage with those same objections, drawing on recent scholarship and debates. The Reason for God small group Bible study can be used individually, with groups, or by any believer who is engaging with friends who don’t share his or her beliefs. Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue. Capture a live and unscripted conversation between Timothy Keller and the six panelists discussing their objections to Christianity. This study will help small groups and individuals dig deeper into the objections of the Christian faith and to learn about both sides of the issues. Sessions include: Isn’t the Bible a Myth? How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? Why Does God Allow Suffering? Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice? How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time? Designed for use with Reason for God Video Study (sold separately).
The Latest Tips and Techniques for Getting the Maximum from Blu-ray Technology Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides the most current information and applications available for this popular high-definition optical disc format. Written by a team of experts with a wide range of experience in DVD and high-definition production, this thorough, skill-building guide details Blu-ray's many features, formats, and applications. Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides exhaustive coverage of the multitude of production and authoring processes, while explaining how the standard and high-definition DVD specifications dovetail and/or clash with related digital media standards. The authors also provide detailed descriptions of Blu-ray's strengths, as well as frank assessments of its weaknesses and common traps that often ensnare new users. Blu-ray Disc Demystified is the most comprehensive and practical guide available for navigating the numerous challenges, changes, and opportunities associated with Blu-ray technology. Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides: Detailed overview of Blu-ray technology In-depth coverage of formats, features, and applications The latest news on content protection Tips on using Blu-ray in the home, office, and school The facts behind the myths surrounding Blu-ray Essential information regarding production Interaction paradigms Honest assessments of Blu-ray's pitfalls
More than 23,000 entries provide plot summaries, a star rating, and information on casts, writers, directors, producers, awards, and alternate titles, with quotations from contemporary reviews.
Kids' Discipline 101: Guiding Behavior in the Church Setting is a training module for leaders that contains strategic principles related to guiding the behavior of kids. This step-by-step approach for use in a church setting to redirect kids' behavior provides hands-on techniques to use in establishing a good learning environment. All children have behavior challenges. That's why your church leaders and volunteers need this handy training guide and DVD designed to give leaders guidance in areas where behavior issues can be avoided before they even develop. A great resource to have on hand for parents, too. Each kit includes a DVD-ROM containing a one-hour video presentation with PowerPoint file, listening sheet, summary tips that can be printed for each participant, and a printable promotional poster.
Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. After an introductory Sunday stressing the importance of commitment to Christ, the next six weeks are spent exploring six steps to a generous life: Prayer Bible Reading Worship Witness Financial Giving Service With each step, through worship, sermons, and small group activities, the congregation is asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step. Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine. This kit includes one each of the program components: Program Guide Lays out the basic plans for the campaign, including schedules, team roles, sermon illustrations, worship helps, letters, and commitment cards. Art, files, schedules, and task lists are found on the accompanying CD ROM. Adult Readings and Study Book Designed for use in the six-week small group study that undergirds the program, as well as by others participating in the program. Small Group Leader Guide Contains everything a leader needs to organize and run a small group or Sunday school class in support of the program, including discussion questions, activities, and flexible session lengths and formats. 40 Devotions for a Generous Life Devotional companion for program participants. Each of the forty devotions includes Scripture, a brief story or meditation, and a prayer. Six Steps to a Generous Life This affordable, pocket-sized book is perfect to encourage each congregant to participate in the study. CD ROM with Tweets, Posts, and Prayers Contains devotions and prayers for use during the program to build interest and excitement using social media: texts, Twitter, blogs, and email. DVD with Worship Loops and Lead-ins Designed for the worship experience, this DVD contains seven pre-worship gathering time loops and seven lead-ins.