You have homework, Team Gilead! I know you aren't used to doing homework to prepare for a sermon, but I promise it's easy. Pastor Brian is going to be sharing with us about "Fight Clubs" this coming Sunday, based off a book by the same name. It's an extremely short book (you can read it in one sitting in about an hour). If one hour seems like too big of a chunk for you to bite off, the book is dividing into 5 chapters. Try reading a chapter a day leading up to this coming Sunday (March 9th, 2014). You can read it online, on your tablet, on your smartphone, or by printing off the document.
The entire book is available for FREE by clicking on the picture below:
You don't need to wait until Sunday to dig into the Word and grow in your faith. There is a wealth of resources available to us online. Knowing that you are called to share Jesus with those around you during the week, it should drive you to study. It's not just for the pastor!
This resource is helpful as you can find articles on most topics, with solid answers and a variety of teachers and writers, many of them contributors to The Gospel Project that we studied last year.
We are a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices. On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal con- sumerism and the politicization of faith; on the other hand, we are distressed by the unchallenged acceptance of theological and moral relativism. These movements have led to the easy abandonment of both biblical truth and the transformed living mandated by our historic faith. We not only hear of these influences, we see their effects. We have committed ourselves to invigorating churches with new hope and compelling joy based on the promises received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well-known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 400,000 individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & TrendsMagazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.
Stetzer serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.
He also serves as Lead Pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., a congregation he planted in 2011.
Christianity Today magazine, published by Christianity Today, provides evangelical thought leaders a sense of community, coherence, and direction through thoughtful, biblical commentary on issues and through careful, caring reporting of the news.
My Utmost for His Highest is a classic of devotional literature. One of the most enduring bestsellers of our time, these devotionals have touched the lives of millions, leading them into a deeper and more passionate walk with God.
Discover the wisdom of Oswald Chambers, a man who challenges you to give yourself fully to God. The powerful content of this visionary work speaks straight to the heart, helping you hear what God wants to say to you each day of the year. Shedding fresh light on the Scriptures, Chambers explores the depths of our humanity and our profound need for a God-focused life.
This resource is often available in print form at our welcome table. Since it was first published in 1956, Our Daily Bread has become the resource for which RBC Ministries is best known. The daily devotional thoughts published in Our Daily Bread help readers spend time each day in God’s Word.
Our Daily Bread is published and distributed worldwide in more than 55 languages by affiliated ministries around the globe. RBC Ministries also produces a variety of other Bible resources, which are available for the asking. RBC Ministries is not funded or endowed by any group or denomination. Many people, making even the smallest of donations, enable RBC Ministries to reach others with the life-changing wisdom of the Bible.
Our Daily Bread radio is a daily audio program that features insights from the pages of Our Daily Bread. Each daily thought is designed to draw the listener into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to evoke responses of worship, love, trust and obedience.
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