The Love& War DVD and Participant's Guide show couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them ... together.
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Harper Collins
With refreshing openness that will grab you from the first page of the Love & War ParticipantÆs GuideÙdesigned to help you and your small group fully engage in the topics discussed in the Love & War eight-session DVD group video studyÙbestselling authors John and Stasi Eldredge candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights theyÆve gained from the challenges theyÆve faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what theyÆve learned, giving their guidance a personal immediacy and balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic.The Eldredges acknowledge that Marriage is fabulously hard, but they advise you that the sooner you get the shame and confusion of the fabled fairytale marriage off your back, the sooner youÆll find your way to the real love and happiness you deserve.The Love & War DVD and ParticipantÆs Guide show couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them À together.Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.
In the video presentation, Andrew lists the six most frequently cited questions in
today's culture war conversations surrounding faith and homosexuality. Develop
at least one open-ended question that elevates the conversation in response to ...
Author: Andrew Marin
In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Andrew Marin leads you in peaceful and productive ways to engage the theological, political and social disconnects between the Christian community and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Today’s culture often defines ‘bridge building’ and reconciliation as a one-way street that leads to full theological, political and social agreement. Yet Christ demonstrated a different path of religious and cultural engagement to establish his kingdom here on earth. In light of such countercultural principles, the Christian community needs a new view on the issues that divide conservative believers and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Andrew Marin uses practical applications he’s learned over the last decade of living and working in the LGBT neighborhood of Chicago (Boystown), as well as his international speaking and consulting ministry, to offer a variety of practical teaching, insights, and life-lessons on reaching the LGBT community. Rather than avoiding the topic of homosexuality, Love Is an Orientation aims to equip the Christian community to bridge the gap between LGBT and religious communities. Instead of discussing how to “fix” gay people, this small group Bible study is all about getting to know them, engage them, and love them like Jesus does. After this study, you, your small group and your church will know what it means to peacefully and productively build bridges with the LGBT community. This Participant Guide is filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will equip you with tools to reach out to the LGBT community in love and understanding. Sessions include: Love Is Our Orientation Building Bridges Theology of Bridge Builders Answering Tough Questions Adolescents and Sexuality Living in the Tension Designed for use with the Love Is an Orientation Video Study (sold separately).
“I love you more!!” Oh somebody, please somebody, Get me out of this tug-of-war.
The lawyers and judges, They all play a part In creating a torn, shattered, and
broken heart. I know I'm not alone, There are lots of kids like me With a horribly ...
Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
Practical Solutions to the Issues Stepfamilies Face The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide provides discussion questions to use before and after watching the DVD, space to take notes, and bonus reading material. Includes leader instructions and guidelines for facilitating effective groups.
But I have hope / when I think of this: / The Lord's love never ends; / his mercies
never stop. / They are new every ... Jeremiah said that those who were killed in
the war were better off than those who were starving to death. Pain, suffering, and
Author: Pete Wilson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
You have a story. So does the guy sitting next to you at Starbucks, the lady in the car next to yours at the stoplight, your best friend, your boss. A story of plans that fizzled, people who let you down, or goals that came to nothing. A story of a time you had to turn to Plan B. So, what do you do with a shattered dream? Or an unmet expectation? How do you accept your Plan B when God doesn’t show up the way you thought he would? In his book Plan B, Pete Wilson showed how God often does His best work in our most hopeless situations. In this DVD-based study, Pete shows you how to take the ideas in the Plan B book and appy them to your life. With powerful real-life stories of disappointments and tragedy along with biblical stories and teaching, the Putting Plan B Into Action Participant's Guide will lead you and your small group through the process of discovering the Plan B for your life, accepting your story, and embracing it as your reality. This is your chance to share with and embrace a community of believers to begin a journey of real healing and change.
The world is full of strife, war, conflicts, and hatred. The life that Christ offers is the
opposite. He provides a way to live in this very world, but to do so in peace and love. But we have to choose his way. It doesn't come easily or naturally.... If you ...
Author: Carl Medearis
In this award winning, four-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Carl Medearis, an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations, provides background info on Islam and tools for sharing Christ with their Muslim neighbors. Muslims, Christians and Jesus, is the recipient of the prestigious Outreach Magazine Resources of the Year for 2012. According to Medearis, how Americans respond to Islam and how Christians think of Muslims could be one of the most significant issues of our time. Throughout the study, Medearis helps you understand the basics of Islam, the difference between “moderate” Muslims and radical terrorists, the Muslim view of Jesus, and how we should interact with our Muslim neighbors, friends, and coworkers. From the Ground Zero mosque to whether we believe in the same God, Medearis also addresses key questions and responses to the current Muslim/Christian tensions facing our society. This Participant Guide features video notes, group discussion questions, informative sidebars and quotes, and ideas for personal application. Sessions include: What is Islam? Exploring Our Fears Understanding What Muslims Believe Jesus: The Bridge to Muslims Building Bridges through Relationship Bonus session: 10 Myths about Muslims Designed for use with the Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Video Study (sold separately).
Instead of calling on God's people to drive out the Canaanites in holy war, Jesus
pointed out that God blesses both believers and unbelievers. He expects his
people to love and serve rather than judge and condemn their neighbors, even
Author: Andy Crouch
Take Your Group to a Place ...Where they can see people’s needs in a new wayWhere they can understand their callingWhere they will learn how their faith can shape cultureThis six-session DVD and corresponding curriculum helps your group experience and envision how followers of Christ can be a counterculture for the common good. Together you’ll experience stories of other believers who changed the culture around them, including Andy Crouch, Mako Fujimara, Rudy Carrasco, Mark Buchanan, Tal James, Frederica Mathewes-Green, and others. You’ll watch how their journeys unfolded, their challenges, and their breakthroughs. Also included on the DVD are insights from trusted pastors and Christian leaders such as Tim Keller, Lauren Winner, James Meeks, Brenda Salter McNeil, and Ken Fong.
But David chose the wrong decision anyway. Still, God was willing to give David
the T-shirt that said, “I just love this guy.” One night, while David ... So David sent
Uriah back to the war. This time, however, David ordered Uriah's company to be ...
Author: Steven L. Case
When heaven and earth collide, there’s a crash. That crash is the place we live in every day when we invite God’s will to be “done on earth as it is in heaven,” and there’s no better place to be if you want a glimpse of the Kingdom of God. Here, students are given a book that helps lead them in prayer to the point of impact so they can experience God in their everyday lives, and youth workers get lessons, activities, and other ideas to help them incorporate Crash into their ministries.
Augustine's De civitate Dei ( 413-427 ; The City of God , 1610 ) justified the
Christians ' participation in war . He noted that in the Old ... The Christian could
justifiably intervene between a victim and his attacker out of love . He viewed the
Author: John Powell
Publisher: Salem PressInc
"Salem Press's five-volume 'Magill's Guide to Military History' presents a survey of the wars, battles, peoples, groups, and civilizations that played an important role in worldwide military history from ancient times to the twenty-first century. In addition to comprehensive coverage of Western military history, the encyclopedia examines the major military events, personages, and civilizations of the entire world from the beginning of military history ..." Includes: Time Line of Wars and Battles, Wars and Battles by Geographical Area, Military Leaders by Geographic Area, and List of Entries by Category,
This companion participant’s guide follows the DVD episodes, providing additional information and discussion questions designed to help your small group grow and bond with each other.
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
In the Fathered by God Small Group Video Series, John Eldredge presents the six stages a man goes through as he matures in life and faith, sharing insights and teaching on how each stage can be encouraged and supported by those around him. This companion participant’s guide follows the DVD episodes, providing additional information and discussion questions designed to help your small group grow and bond with each other. Together you will forge companionship with God the Father while undergoing a transformation, releasing the fullness of life and the passion God designed you to live.
... a time to tear and a time to mend , a time to be silent and a time to speak , a
time to love and a time to hate , a time for war and a time for peace ” (
Ecclesiastes 3 : 1 - 8 ) . According to these verses , different times call for different
Author: Focus On The Family
Publisher: Focus on the Family Presents
Parenthood is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences most of us will ever have! But in the middle of busy days, runny noses, and carpooling, we sometimes forget to enjoy the journey. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, is here with answers, insight, and solutions to one of the biggest challenges every parent encounters: discipline. Essentials of Discipline features the most up-to-date research on parenting, humorous animated vignettes, "mom (and dad) on the street" interviews, and the kind of practical, approachable teaching that can only come from America's most trusted authority on parenting issues, Dr. James Dobson. As you view and discuss Essentials of Discipline videos, you'll gain the practical understanding, dynamic biblical principles, and encouragement you need to shape your child's will without breaking his or her spirit, and feel confident in your ability to handle discipline in a positive way.
Mary Philips Jack La Rue Romance amid the chaos of World War I is the major
theme of Frank Borzage ' s screen ... participants , the film is highly idealized and
chooses to make a statement through its dramatization of a touching love story .
The lives of the early believers were marked by unusual joy , and their love for
one another drew attention to the authenticity of their message . But it was ... But
this is a winnable war , and that ' s our ninth key for Unlocking the Bible . PAUL ' S
Author: Colin Smith
Publisher: Unlocking the Bible
If you're just beginning to explore the rewards of Bible study, here is the perfect introduction! Colin S. Smith has drawn from all four volumes of his work, Unlocking the Bible Story, to create this fascinating and thought-provoking guide. Using ten key words from his books, he leads the reader through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and opens doors to further inspiration. 10 Keys offers a bridge to his series, and is also a wonderful stand-alone book of revitalizing truths.
In this very same program there was a man who touched me deeply by his loving
interactions within our group of sixty participants. He exuded love. I could feel it
coming from his heart. During one of the breaks I asked this man what he had ...
Author: Paul Deslauriers
The GRASSROUTE GUIDE delivers essential tools and insights to develop and support your thriving grassroots group and accomplish your community goals. As an organizational development consultant for over 23 years, Paul Deslauriers has assisted hundreds of public service groups to find their paths to positive energy and sustained success. The GRASSROUTE GUIDE offers a step-by-step objective, holistic analysis of the personal, structural, and interpersonal patterns that make up your group's culture. The GRASSROUTE GUIDE will help you find the triggers to heal dysfunction in your group, re-establish positive energy and drive you to success. But that's not all... The GRASSROUTE GUIDE covers Communication Skills, Techniques for Managing Volunteers, Staging Events, Brand Imaging, Managing Local Media, Neutralizing Disruptive Individuals, AND MUCH MORE... "The Grassroute Guide made us a better team. Without a doubt we're doing the best work we've done in years." - Gunter P, Reykjavik, Iceland
The necessary love between Sartre and de Beauvoir was threatened above all
by Sartre's intense infatuation with Olga ... a source of joy to the participants as a
source of misery, and there were many happy times when three was not a crowd.
... World War I cast a shadow over their childhoods and their progress to
intellectual maturity was coloured first by the Spanish Civil War and then by
World War II.
Author: Gary Cox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness is an entertaining philosophical guide to life, love, hate, freedom, sex, anxiety, God and death; a guide to everything and nothing. Gary Cox, bestselling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, takes us on an exciting journey through the central themes of existentialism, a philosophy of the human condition. The Existentialist's Guide fascinates, informs, provokes and inspires as it explores existentialism's uncompromising view of human reality. It leaves the reader with no illusions about how hard it is to live honestly and achieve authenticity. It has, however, a redeeming humour that sets the wisdom of the great existentialist philosophers alongside the wit of great musicians and comedians. A realistic self-help book for anyone interested in personal empowerment, The Existentialist's Guide offers a wealth of profound philosophical insight into life, the universe and everything.
Have participants suggest how these verses speak to waiting. Point out that when
we trust that God will do what God says—complete His work in us and work
everything for the good of those who love Him—we are able to wait well, trusting
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Abingdon Press
A Bible Study on Forgiveness, Grace and Second Chances.
Foith PROGRAM Comment : Participants are directed to evaluate specific Biblical
material in relation to their own personal interests and talents . ... ( GMM )
CARING ABOUT THE WHOLE WORLD Starvation and war in Asia have caused
many people in our country to give up on ... The Faith Team proposes that all
churches unite in studying how our faith leads us to love and help all persons -
not just those ...
However, there is a danger of turning a simple greeting into something
approximating to war. It should be remembered that true dominance, like true love, is something given rather than taken by force. A variation on the standard
handshake is for one of the participants to bring their left hand into play by
placing it somewhere ...
Author: Glenn Wilson
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to understanding the body language of others and being aware of your own. INTRODUCING BODY LANGUAGE explains how to read other people and how to be more aware of what you are saying with your own body language. This easy to read guide teaches you how to understand non-verbal messages, dealing separately with different parts of the body, such as facial expressions, posture and hand movements.
Also, just as in real conversations, much of the underlying information in a
conversation goes unspoken because the participants in the discussion already
know it. ... In "For Esme with Love and Squalor" the story is actually a letter written
to the girl who appears in the story. ... "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", "Just Before
the War with the Eskimos", "Down at the Dinghy", "Pretty Mouth and Green My
They join a radio later , they reunite to explore the viability of soap opera program
run by a wacky impretheir love in the bleak center of ... Class Prejudice Finding Love Radical Age Differences War Life Transitions Marrying Loss Achieving
Career Goals ... Each film intercuts pictures of when he starts showing up with
pals to watch the participants from previous footage at age old movies in her
living room .