An inspiring devotional to keep you focused on what really matters
In a world full of distractions, it is easy to go off course and lose yourself. Every day, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual diversions vie for your attention. Cultures, beliefs, social media, and others can sidetrack, trap, and draw you away from Jesus. How can you stay focused amid the crazy pace of life? How can you find peace in a world of chaos? Can you live out your faith and make decisions that honor God? This 90-day devotional equips and trains you to maintain your focus on what truly matters-Jesus. Discover how to make better decisions that lead to blessings instead of unintended consequences. Each day's devotion has stimulating questions for personal reflection and allows you to journal your thoughts and the insights God gives you. What you focus on controls your thoughts, actions, and life. It determines your destiny. If you want to maintain your course, rightly discern, and make sound decisions that honor God, use this devotional in your daily quiet time and let God speak to you.
If Butterfly Kisses Is What I'm Remembered For When I'm Dead-I Can Live With That.
Songstory, written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Randy Thomas, is a writer's room narrative of "Butterfly Kisses," "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That?" and other great songs.
Sharing his intimate knowledge of the Christian Music industry, Randy Thomas covers the music of the Jesus Movement, bringing Sweet Comfort Band and ALLIES alive again. Songstory is also a backstage pass to Shania Twain's transformation from a nightclub singer to an international star.
Using songs as musical signposts of the journey, Randy Thomas infuses healthy doses of irony and laughter into the threads of Songstory. In addition, this Grammy award-winning songwriter shares his knowledge about songwriting, including his best tips throughout the book.
Beneath it all, the music, the industry, the relationships, lies an even bigger story--the unfolding of God's unstoppable grace.
WILL WE LET ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ECLIPSE THE TRUE GOD?
We have entered a new age in which we can go into the quietness of our rooms and slip into whatever identity we desire-virtually. Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a normal part of our lives.
The existential crisis of our age is how technology, specifically AI and robots, is eclipsing our reverence for the transcendence of God. In the rush to create human-helping AI, technologists are making machines that may eventually become our masters. Some people are already worshiping at the feet of the great god of AI, just as the ancient Philistines once bowed before statues of the idol Dagon.
In this compelling and groundbreaking book, best-selling author Wallace Henley shares about the impending moral and ethical choices we will soon need to make, as believers in Christ, to hold AI and its creators accountable to the true God. Otherwise our world will spin into peril.
A.W. Tozer once said, "It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply."
As a pastor, Dr. Connor Bales has tackled tough questions about suffering for years-
-How should Christ-followers respond to suffering?
-What if our calling is to suffer?
-How do we respond when our loved ones suffer?
But, it's his own experience as a father and fellow sufferer that has equipped him to pen this book. In Counted Worthy, Connor Bales shares the unique calling he and his wife, Mary, have been counted worthy of stewarding in raising two children with a rare genetic disorder. From the initial confusion and questions of "why"-to the practical exhaustion resulting from endless tests, treatments, and visits to the emergency room-to the emotional, physical and spiritual toll they've experienced as a family, Bales leaves nothing off the table.
But, standing tall above the brokenness, disappointment, and hurt, Counted Worthy illuminates a practical theology promising hope, supernatural comfort, and a closeness to God that Connor and Mary have experienced first-hand. Readers will grow close to the Bales family, but more importantly, they will draw closer to their Savior through their life's story.
Parenting is a temporary job with eternal consequences.
Works in Progress is a six-week small group Bible study written for parents and designed to encourage personal spiritual growth and leadership skills in the home.
This study facilitates the sharing of information and wisdom among parents in a small group setting. Participation in this study will encourage parents with children of any age. The material encourages discussion around learning to trust God more fully, to lead more effectively, to follow wholeheartedly, to relate more authentically, and to refuel before hitting empty. The study guides parents through each of these topics and is heavily dependent on the truth of Scripture.
The culmination of this work is a reader-created "parenting dashboard," a compelling snapshot of what parents are learning, where they are succeeding, and how they can improve.
How we define words matters.
More than ever, believers need to have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Lacking this knowledge leads to a misrepresentation of who Christ is.
Can we honestly say that the American Church has correctly defined Christianity?
Are we more concerned with how God defines the Faith or with how we define it for ourselves?
In reDefinition, Pastor Matthew Clark focuses on seven key Biblical concepts whose meanings have drifted over time. Tackling each concept honestly, openly, and compassionately, he shows how the following terms have transformed from Scripture's original intent and have fallen victim to reDefinition: Truth, Belief, Sin, Worship, Love, Evangelism, and the Abundant Life.
This book challenges believers to see Christ and the Church correctly. We can no longer be passive. We can no longer be silent. We must boldly stand up and proclaim, to the world, an accurate image of Christ.
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When Worship All Comes Together, We Become A...
What does it mean to be a worship leader?
Why is burnout so high with worship leaders and worship teams?
What does leading worship require, especially in an ever-changing society?
Is leading worship only worth it in big churches?
Rockstar: And Discovering You're Not One, takes a journey through the life, trials, and lessons of a typical worship leader. Wes's story may be similar to your own, but his discoveries are a valuable look at what all worship leaders and their teams need to know and be reminded of in today's world.
Wes's testimony takes us through his journey following God's call in his life, and how his experiences reveal what being a worship leader is truly all about.
Struggling in your walk of faith? Wondering where and how do I find victory?
Trying to understand spiritual warfare, what it is, and why it is important?
In Spiritual Warfare: So Simple A Grandma Can Do It, Maureen Broderson provides us with a practical and authentic Biblical response to fight not just for victory, but from the position of victory Christ secured on Calvary. Rooting spiritual warfare in scripture, Maureen shows us what is real and what is true enabling us to easily recognize the counterfeit. Detailing easy-to-follow steps, including specific prayers, the author walks us through a winning spiritual warfare strategy so simple anyone can do it.
"The Lord's strategic battle plan has always been to empower and equip each one of us to live life with the confident assurance that through Christ, we are more than conquerors." - Maureen Broderson
The way the servants of Jesus fight is evidence for the kind of kingdom we profess to serve.
How should Jesus' servants, his church, be fighting in the political realm?
How can the people of God, being in the world but not of the world, relate faithfully to the nations where they live?
How do we, as individuals, portray the gospel with power and accuracy to a lost world?
In My Servants Would Be Fighting, Storm Bailey takes us through a deep, rich meditation on the church, the world of politics, and the kingdom of God. Taking no sides, neither the right nor left, nor even the pragmatic middle, searching instead for a biblical answer on how Christians should engage in politics- an answer which transcends these categories in today's modern political fight.
Filled with thought-provoking guidance, the author challenges believers on all sides of the political spectrum so that we, the church, can get politics in perspective and engage effectively for God's kingdom.
Deception, an aspect of the Fall of Man, receives comparatively little attention, yet it has the potential to exercise one of the most far-reaching influences in our lives from social media posts to adverts on TV to financial investments, even to our relationships, down to what we believe about reality, the world, life, death, and God!
In Deception!, Lee N. Emerson examines what the Bible has to say about the subject of deception, starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation. Most importantly, he demonstrates how God's wisdom, manifest in Christ, has confounded Satan on the cross, and how he has now, through the Holy Spirit, equipped Christians to navigate the dangerous shoals and reefs that the evil one has set in place to try and shipwreck the faith of believers.