Monday, December 22, 2014

Discovery Place: New Resources

The God We Can Know: Exploring The “I Am” Sayings of Jesus: In this 7-session study, Rob Fuquay explores the “I Am” statements of Jesus. The DVD, filmed on location in the Holy Land, allows us to travel with Rob and actually see the places where Jesus stood while disclosing his identity, and in what context he spoke each “I Am” statement. One by one, Jesus’ statements not only grab our imagination by revealing more about his purpose, but they also shape our own Christian identity and connect us to the God of Moses, the Great I Am. Significant — yet ordinary — images of bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more give us insightful ways to experience Jesus anew and to discover a God who is close and wants to be known.

Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer: In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. Lucado offers a systematic formula to unleash the power of prayer with five simple sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened To The Good News?: Why does the church stir up such negative feelings? Philip Yancey believes this question is more relevant now than ever before. Research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically in recent years. Yet, while opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? In this five-session study, Yancey shows the desperate need our world has for grace, and how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again.

Acts of God: Perhaps the greatest human question of all is the question of suffering: If God is good, why does He allow so much pain in the world? This is a question not often talked about in church. This six-episode, small-group, cinematic study offers insight and hope as Pastor Bob Russell uses the biblical story of Joseph to explore how, in the face of personal pain or the suffering of those we love, we can trust in the Lord at all times. The six episodes follow the fictional lives of seven hurting souls who are brought together through the tragic death of a child.

Look for these, and many more free resources for use in your local church, Sunday school, or small group at

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