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This 1st few weeks as a young disciple are critical. Helping young Christians to be grounded in good spiritual habits will greatly strengthen them against the temptations they will undoubtably face.
The First 40 days Booklet contains studies on:
- Growing Roots
- The Grace of God
- A New Creation
- Saved to Serve
- Confessing Sin
- Disputable Matters
- The Grace of Giving
- Going and Making Disciples
- ...and many more
This Sermon Series explores the issues of the tension between faith & doubt. Is doubt always bad? How do we move from doubt to faith? What causes us to go the other way and move from faith to a place of doubt?
Part 1 - The Gift of Uncertainty
Part 2 - The Problem of Pain
Part 3 - When Doubt goes Bad
Each of these messages is in MS Word format and has a Keynote presentation included. (Please Note the File size is large with the Keynotes with an embedded video clip @100 MB)
Our daily Quiet Times are unquestionably the most important spiritual discipline we establish as disciples of Jesus. As we discover treasures hidden in God’s Word, it is food for our souls. As we meditate on God’s precepts, there is a renewing of our minds. As we hide God’s Word in our hearts we are transformed, strengthened and equipped to fight the spiritual battles that each of us face each day.
Included at the end of this booklet is three articles on 'Overcoming Worry' in our lives, 'Dealing with Depression' and 'Coping with Grief'.
Bible discussions with well constructed themes, connecting opening questions and clear challenges for visitors and disciples alike. There is also an appendix highlighting 8 keys to leading effective discussion groups.
The first year as a young disciple is a very exciting and also a very scary time. The world still has a strong pull on those who have recently left it. Old habits die hard. Old friends still have a strong influence. It is crucial that Young Christians become grounded and rooted in the Word.
"15 Discipling Times for Young Christians" aims to do just that. Lessons are set out clearly and there is a response section for further private study and reflections. The folowing topics are covered:
As Christians we are called to "Make judgements about all things" (1 Corinthians 2:15) and yet we are told "Do not judge or you will be judged" (Matt 7:1) How do we reconcile these two scriptures? How are we to make judgements without being judgemental?
This three part Sermon Series teaches us the key. (It also comes with 3 PowerPoints to support each sermon)
Have you ever been challenged on your belief in the value of the Bible in these difficult times ?
How well are you able to answer the skeptic who laughs at our reliance on the wisdom of the Bible ?
Following on from the best selling "10 Bible Talks for Every Occasion" is this resource for busy Bible Talk Leaders.
Bible Talks such as:
- Whose Voice do You Listen to?
- Living Without Regrets
- Africans in the Bible