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1 John: Love Each Other
  Author: John Ortberg
  Format: Study Guide
  Sessions: 6

 

When God pours out his life, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls are satisfied. What is the secret of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of 1 John calls us back to the basics of loving God and one another. This study of 1 John will help you experience the refreshing rain of God's love in ways you have always wanted.


 A Tale of Two Sons

Author: John MacArthur
Format: DVD/Study Guide

Sessions: 6

This study takes you deeper into Luke 15 than ever before, revealing insights into the culture of Jesus' day and an unforgettable ending. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) has been preached from nearly every pulpit in the world and is known by many who read and cherish the Bible. The story is so powerful because it presents, in clear and inspiring terms, our struggle with sin, the need for humble repentance, and the Father's inexhaustible mercy and love. Unfortunately, many Christians would say that they have nothing new to learn from this gem of Scripture. It has lost its luster. But this study restores the brilliance of this passage, giving engrossing historical background and unveiling a surprise ending readers have never heard before.

 

Beginning in Christ Together
Author: Brett & Deanna Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The heart of Christianity is not a ritual or a structure, but a person: Jesus Christ. But even as his followers, our vision of Jesus can get muddied by man-made theories of who he was. Whether you're a seasoned believer or a brand-new Christian, come walk in the footsteps of his first disciples to see him afresh: as Teacher, Healer, Shepherd, Servant, Savior and Risen Lord. These six sessions lay the foundation for radical discipleship as our hearts are once again captured by who he is. 


Beginning Life Together
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The first words of the Bible are "in the beginning God created..." Beginning Life Together is the first study of the Doing Life Together series for adults which is designed to help you livethe purpose-driven life through being part of a purpose-driven small group. These groups seek to help each member balance the five biblical purposes of the church talked about in Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life. This six-week introduction to the purposes will help you to not only understand but also experience them. In addition to study and discussion questions there are icebreakers, study notes, directions for prayer and worship, and texts listed for further study. 


Being God's Man...By Pursuing Friendships
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck & Todd Wendorff
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 8


Who's got your back? God's Word is clear about the importance of godly friendships—and how God designs them to complete us spiritually. If you ever hope to win the battles you face in your spiritual journey, you must be connected to godly men. The problem is that many men today act as if they don't need friends—and they're paying the price. Risking relationship is not easy for men, but it's a non-negotiable for God's man. When you stand with others who share your spiritual goals, you achieve them faster. That's God's way. Learn how to build and benefit from friendships with godly men. It starts with Being God's Man...by Pursuing Friendships. Eight sessions of Bible study questions, "real life" case studies, and group discussion questions facilitate personal encounters with God and other men in this practical study.


Better Together
Author: Rick Warren
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6




This is a study that will help you learn how to fulfill God's five purposes for your life. It includes the biblical support behind each purpose, the ways it applies to you and your circle of influence, and how you can use this knowledge to benefit God's kingdom. From the beginning, God planned for Christians to fulfill his purposes in community with each other in our church families, small groups, and in the world as a whole. Why did God plan it this way? Because we're better together! Better Together Study Guide will deepen your understanding of how God uses community for your own good and growth, as well as help you cultivate deeper relationships with those around you. Learn to fulfill God's purposes ... discover how we are better together.


The Bible Jesus Read
Author: 
Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 8


The Old Testament is God’s biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people and also a prequel to the story of Jesus. This study uses video and group discussion to explore the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings in an effort to know God better.


Can I Trust the Bible?
Author: Darrell L. Bock
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Bible is held up by many as the Word of God, but to make such an assertion is to invite a greater scrutiny than we assign to other literature. Are the documents that make it up reliable sources of history? Where did they come from? What's been left out, and why? This study provides a forum for exploring this question, guided by the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians.


The Case For a Creator
Author: 
Lee Strobel
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science may now provide a solid foundation for believing in God. Has science finally discovered God? Certainly new discoveries in such scientific disciplines as cosmology, cellular biology, astronomy, physics and DNA research are pointing to the incredible complexity of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator. This study invites participants to encounter a diverse and impressive body of new scientific research that supports the belief in God. Weighty and complex evidence is delivered in a compelling conversational style.


The Case for Christ
Author: Lee Strobel
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In this study, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Knowing that the credibility of any story hinges on solid facts, Strobel challenges scholars to back up their opinions with compelling evidence and cogent arguments in order to put the case for Christ to the test. This study invites us to sift and analyze the fascinating historical evidence about Jesus. What participants discover can transform their relationship with Christ and equip them to help others along their spiritual journey.


Certainty: Know Why You Believe
Author: Paul Little
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Faith means facing hard questions. Is Jesus Christ the only way to God? Why does God allow suffering and evil? Are miracles possible? These questions need solid answers. The studies in this guide, based on a book used by over a million people, will guide you to scripture to find a reasonable response to the toughest challenges you face.


Christian Community
Author: Rob Suggs
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 10


One of the greatest gifts that Christ has given us is each other. Through Christ's body, the church, we discover our unique gifts and experience worship, healing and power. This study leads us to grow in community--loving and nurturing one another, and in reflecting Christ's love to the world around us.


Community & Submission
Author: Jan Johnson
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6




Everyone is part of a community, be it in the workplace, a family or a church. Yet often these communities fall short of what God calls them to be. What does God desire for our relationships with other people? How can we build true community? How does God use community to build us into Christ-likeness? This guide covers the disciplines of community and submission. As we practice submitting to God, we develop into people who can build true communities.


Community: Your Pathway to Progress
Author: Andy Stanley 
Format: DVD/ Study Guide 
Sessions: 3


In this study, specifically designed for new small groups, you will learn that community is essential to spiritual progress. Community builds you up and adds the element of accountability to your spiritual life. Without a group of close friends that share common goals, it is easy to get discouraged and veer off course in your relationship with God. But a supportive small group will walk with you during the natural difficulties of life. Whether you are a skeptic or a long-time Christian, you need community.


Connecting in Christ Together
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Fellowship...The word gets used a lot in church. But too often our understanding and practice of fellowship are stripped of the life-giving, life-transforming power God intended community to have. Jesus lived out and taught a deeper, more radical kind of fellowship, a way of interacting that makes others sit up and take notice. These six sessions will show you Jesus' way of loving others "as I have loved you."


Connecting With God's Family
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


God longs for you to have rich, genuine connections with him and a handful of other people. These six sessions will help you connect more deeply with Jesus Christ and build genuine relationships with Christian friends. Christ's love makes it possible for you to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love, to resolve conflict effectively, and to move outward together in faith.


Deepening Life Together: John
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 8




Why did Jesus perform miracles and what did they mean? How might our traditions hinder a true understanding of who Jesus really is? How can we follow Christ's example of selfless love in our families, churches, and communities? This study helps answer these questions and many more. In the Gospel of John we explore these and other questions in 8 sessions with top scholars including internationally recognized NT scholar, Craig Keener.


Defining Moments
Author: Andy Stanley
Format: DVD/ Study Guide 
Sessions: 9


It is no secret that what you don't know can hurt you. In spite of that, we still go out of our way at times to avoid the truth. Men avoid doctors and women deny evidence of adultery. While the truth often hurts, deceiving ourselves ultimately will hurt worse. In Defining Moments, we listen in as Jesus introduces some rather perplexing truth to seven individuals who had grown comfortable with their misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. For those who had the courage to embrace the truth, their lives were changed forever. They discovered first-hand that the truth can set you free.


Discipleship Essentials
Author: Greg Ogden
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 25



Follow Jesus' example by gathering in intimate groups of two or three for study and encouragement. This innovative disciple-making workbook features 25 weekly units—each with a core truth in a question-and-answer format, a memory verse and accompanying study, an inductive Bible study, a theme-related reading, and discussion questions.


Don't Waste Your Life
Author: John Piper
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10


In this study John Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.


Ecclesiastes: Chasing After Meaning
Author: Bill & Teresa Syrios
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


Are you tired of pat answers to your hard questions of faith? The writer of Ecclesiastes is not afraid to confront your dilemmas. Like "Where can you find fulfillment?" And "Who is really in control of this world that seems so topsy-turvy?" Or "Is there any value in my work, my struggles, my life?" As you explore this fascinating Old Testament book, you will discover how God brings meaning to the world and how following God brings meaning to your life.


The Explicit Gospel
Author: Matt Chandler
Format: DVD/Book/Study Guide
Sessions: 6



Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of an explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler has written The Explicit Gospel, a punchy treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance--the gospel.


Facing the Unknown
Author: Mark Batterson
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 4


Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job? Is he or she "the one?" Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now? Am I even on the right path? In these four video sessions, viewers will experience cinematic short videos that show Abraham living in the 21st century. What might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take? After each short video, Mark Batterson will teach on the Biblical principles from Abraham's story that apply to us today.


Friendship With God
Author: Don Cousins & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13


"Well, I go to church, but I wouldn’t describe God as my best friend." "I want to feel closer to God, but I’m not sure how to get there." Can you hear yourself in these statements? Do you know others who would? If so, this study is a great place to learn that God is a friend worth having. You’ll discover in a fresh way the God who loves you. You’ll see how he has sought you out, and that he really desires to know you as a friend. You’ll also learn the basic tools for two-way communication with God. This study is the foundation for all the other lessons in the Walking with God series—and can be the beginning of a vital walk with God for you. 


Genesis (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 19




The first book of God's revelation to man is a book of Genesis, beginnings. God creates the heavens, the earth, man and woman, but rebellion breaks out, and God begins the task of mending His relationship with mankind. The events that unfold in this extraordinary book give form to the entire Bible, right to the end of Revelation and God's plan for a new beginning. A leaders guide is included in each study.


God Is the Gospel
Author: John Piper
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Some people would say forgiveness makes the gospel good news. Others would offer that being saved from hell or gaining freedom from a guilty conscience makes it good news. But the Bible tells us the gospel is good news because it brings people to God. Or, as Pastor John Piper puts it, God is the gospel. This study explores the ultimate good of the good news by resolving what we mean when we say, "God is the gospel." Each guide comes complete with Scripture and key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week.


Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life
Author: John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 7


This study will help you make the connection between grace as a remote biblical concept and grace as a lifestyle - a reality you experience day in day out. Through an unfolding study of Psalm 23, you'll learn how God - our Good Shepherd - is for you, how he longs to walk with you through temptation, sorrow, and even deep regret. You'll discover God's desire to make his joy your joy. Throughout, you'll learn how enduring, powerful, and life-affirming God's work in your life can be - and rediscover why it's called amazing grace.


Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community
Author: John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson and Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 7


The Pursuing Spiritual Transformation series focuses on personal transformation through the five "G's": Grace, Growth, Groups, Gifts, and Giving. "Groups" invites you to enjoy the rewards - and embrace the risks - of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You'll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another.


If You Want to Walk on the Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
Author: John Ortberg
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6



John Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential to "water-walking" in faith with God: discerning God’s call, transcending fear, risking faith, managing failure, and trusting God.


The Incomparable Jesus
Author: 
Don Cousins & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13


No one has been like Jesus in all of history. The work and words of God all center in him—from the prophecies that foreshadowed him, to his miraculous birth, to his unparalleled teaching, to his resurrection and ascension into heaven. Through an inductive study of Matthew 1–15 and other material, you’ll discover the wonder and majesty as well as the tenderness and compassion of Jesus. This workbook can be used with the next book in the Walking with God series, "Follow Me!" as a two-part study on the life of Christ. You’ll cover all of Matthew and the entire life of Christ on earth—and profoundly deepen your knowledge and experience of the matchless Forgiver and King named Jesus.


Is God Real?
Author: William Lane Craig & Charles Taliaferro
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The question of God plagues true believers and earnest agnostics alike. Where does God come from? Can God be known? What difference does it make? Here are the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians to help you on your way.


Jesus Among Other Gods
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 4


No such thing as absolute truth? Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias' work is a brilliant defense of the unique truth of the Christian message. Exposing the futility of Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, he also highlights his own journey from despair and meaninglessness to the discovery that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


The Jesus I Never Knew
Author:
 Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 14


You've known him for years...or have you? In this fresh look at Jesus' family, teachings, miracles, death, and resurrection, Yancey helps you discover a Master who is far more than you had ever imagined---more disturbing, more comforting, and infinitely more satisfying.


Jesus: The Life
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. Each study contains 6 lessons with a key Scripture verse at the beginning of each lesson. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Life is the third study in the series. It outlines the basic resources of a believer's faith walk such as the Word, prayer, and grace. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Jesus: The Truth
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. Each study contains 6 lessons with a key Scripture verse at the beginning of each lesson. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Truth is the second study in the series. It focuses on various aspects of a believer's new identity in Christ through powerful word pictures derived primarily from the gospel of John. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Jesus: The Way
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Way is the first study in the series. It introduces the challenges likely to be encountered in a new and growing faith and provide tools to overcome them. This study focuses primarily on Ephesians and Colossians, two letters written by the apostle Paul for new believers. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


John (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 22




Exactly who was Jesus? A wise teacher? A prophet? A fake? During Jesus' lifetime, no one understood his mission, but with a few carefully chosen incidents, the Apostle John unfolds the truth. Throughout the centuries, this portrait has drawn men and women into committed belief and intimate relationships with the Son of God. It includes historical insight, word definitions, discussion questions and assignments. Leader's guide is included in each book.


Life Lessons: The Gospel of Luke
Author: Max Lucado
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12



This Max Lucado Life Lessons series takes the participant on a journey through the book of Luke.


Luke (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 16




Luke reveals Jesus as the Man who came to save all. His vivid, fast-moving report offers a gospel of reconciliation and celebration. This study traces Luke’s story from the announcement of Jesus’ birth, through His ministry in Galilee and His training of the disciples on the way to Jerusalem, to His submission to the crucifixion and His ultimate triumph in the resurrection. 


Matthew (Life Application Bible Studies)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13




The purpose of this study is to help us get to know Jesus the King. With thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, the full text from the Bible, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, these study guides gives you everything you need to understand God's Word and apply it to your life. Ideal for those looking for an application oriented approach to Bible study.


The Passion: The Purpose and Person of Jesus Christ
Author: 
Tom Holladay & Lance Witt
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 


The Passion of The Christ movie is an unprecedented outreach opportunity for your church and small group. The overwhelming truth of the crucifixion as portrayed in the film is sure to stir a lot of emotions and questions from Christians and seekers alike. Questions like: Who was this Jesus? Why did he die? Did it really happen this way? What happened next? And what does it mean for me? This study allows everyone, from seekers to mature believers, to discuss their thoughts and feelings about the film, and to find answers to their questions. This 3 week video-based curriculum is built on the Purpose Driven model, and features video teaching by Pastors Lance Witt and Tom Holladay, with an introductory video message by Pastor Rick Warren.


Personal Devotion: Taking God's Word to Heart
Author: Kathy Dice
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


God's word is alive. It was written to produce transformation in our lives. As we pray and meditate over it, memorize favorite passages, and respond on obedience, it will speak to our lives. This guide shows us how to tap the riches of Scripture in our devotional times. This series is designed to ground a Christ follower in the study and understanding of Scripture. Be prepared for some challenge and some stretching. This may be the first time you are exposed to certain theological concepts or terms, or to some more in-depth methods of Bible Study.


Prayer: An Adventure With God
Author: David Healey
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


We pray for our own needs and for the needs of others. We pray in the face of conflict, and we pray for forgiveness. And we can learn how to pray by praying and being prayed for by others. In this guide we'll learn from biblical examples, such as Mary, Abraham, Moses and Daniel, gaining new insights and experiences in the adventure of prayer.


The Prodigal God
Author:
 Timothy Keller
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Two sons, one who kept the rules religiously and one who broke them all. One Father who loved both lost sons beyond anything they could imagine. Discover how deep and far God's grace goes. This study will help you uncover, personalize, and apply life-changing insights by opening your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best-known and least understood parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.


Psalms: Prayers of the Heart
Author: Eugene Peterson
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


The Psalms show us how to relate to God as we pray our doubt, fears, and anger. They show us how to respond to God in praise. Here we find the best place to explore who we are and what God means to us. This revised study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and an extra "Now or Later" section in each study.


The Purpose of Christmas
Author: Rick Warren
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 3


This study is on why we celebrate Christmas and how it can change our lives forever. At the very first Christmas - the birth of Jesus - an angel announced three things. In those three statements of the angel, we find the three purposes of Christmas. The three sessions on this DVD look at each of those purposes: Christmas Is a Time for Celebration, Christmas Is a Time for Salvation, and Christmas Is a Time for Reconciliation.


Sermon on the Mount: Connect With God
Author: Bill Hybels
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Sermon on the Mount reveals the heart qualities God desires in you. Learn the importance of unpretentious prayer, faith and giving. Find out Jesus' prescription for worry. Discover what it means to live for God's approval only, and other secrets to cultivating a relationship with Him that brings joy to you both.


Sermon on the Mount: Connect With Others
Author: Bill Hybels
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The quality of our lives - our health, growth, happiness, even life itself - hinges on our relationships. Jesus considered human relationships so vital that he dealt with them extensively in his most celebrated teaching, the Sermon on the Mount. In crisp brush strokes, he painted a compelling portrait of how we are to conduct ourselves with each other and with a non-Christian world. The 6 sessions in this book explore what Jesus has to say about mercy, peacemaking, authentic faith, healing connection, lust versus love, truth-telling, judgementalism, and other relational essentials. You'll discover the challenges and rewards of demonstrating Christ's character in practical, down-to-earth ways.


Starting Point
Author: Andy Stanley
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10



This proven, small group experience is carefully designed to meet the needs of seekers that are curious about Christianity, starters that are new to a relationship with Jesus, and returners that have been away from church for a while. Starting Point is an accepting, conversational environment where people learn about God's story and their places in it. Starting Point helps participants explore the Bible and begin to understand key truths of the Christian faith.


Study Methods: Experiencing the Power of God's Word
Author: Kathy Dice
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Just as a carpenter needs the right tools to do accurate work, you need certain tools to do fruitful Bible study. This guide will help you learn how to use concordances, dictionaries and other resources. You will practice key study methods....word study, character study and so on... that will reveal the truths of God's Word. With these tools and methods at hand, you will handle God's Word with confidence and anticipation.


Tough Questions: How Does Anyone Know God Exists?
Author: Garry Poole
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Tough Questions series of small group curriculum faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. This honest, informative series is the result of authors Garry Pool and Judson Poling's extensive work with seekers at Willow Creek Community Church. It offers seekers and believers alike the kind of reasonable, factual answers that inspire faith, conviction, and trust in the reality and claims of Christ.


Tough Questions: How Reliable is the Bible?
Author: Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


How can a merciful God send people to hell? Is Jesus really is the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible when it's full of inconsistencies? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions skeptics and seekers are asking, that demand informed and satisfying answers from Christians. The Tough Questions series offers an organized approach to answering modern seekers' questions about Christianity. In the process, it gives an overview of key elements of the Christian faith. This honest, informative series is the result of Garry Poole and Judson Poling's extensive work with seekers at Willow Creek Community Church. In six sessions designed to get small groups thinking, discussing, and sharing, each book deals head-on with questions and objections commonly raised about the Christian faith.


Tough Questions: What Difference Does Jesus Make?
Author: Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


How can an all-powerful God allow suffering? Is Jesus really the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions you, or someone you know may be asking, that are worth taking time to explore. In six sessions, each guide in the Tough Questions series deals frankly with objections commonly raised about Christianity. You’ll engage in the kind of spirited dialog that shows the Christian faith can stand up to scrutiny.


What Is Truth?
Author: Paul Copan
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The question "What is truth?" becomes more distressing every day. What's so wrong about being wrong? Am I a bad person if I believe something is true? Where does truth come from? This Critical Questions Discussion Guide edited by Ravi Zacharias provides a forum for exploring these questions in groups or individually. Here are the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians to help you. 6 sessions with text included from the NIV, leader notes, and an answer key.


What's So Amazing About Grace?
Author: Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10


Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In this study the author explores grace at street level. What is grace? If grace is God's love for the undeserving, then what does it look like in action? If Christians are its sole dispensers, how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? The author offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know What's So Amazing About Grace?

 

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1 John: Love Each Other
  Author: John Ortberg
  Format: Study Guide
  Sessions: 6

 

When God pours out his life, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls are satisfied. What is the secret of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of 1 John calls us back to the basics of loving God and one another. This study of 1 John will help you experience the refreshing rain of God's love in ways you have always wanted.


 A Tale of Two Sons

Author: John MacArthur
Format: DVD/Study Guide

Sessions: 6

This study takes you deeper into Luke 15 than ever before, revealing insights into the culture of Jesus' day and an unforgettable ending. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) has been preached from nearly every pulpit in the world and is known by many who read and cherish the Bible. The story is so powerful because it presents, in clear and inspiring terms, our struggle with sin, the need for humble repentance, and the Father's inexhaustible mercy and love. Unfortunately, many Christians would say that they have nothing new to learn from this gem of Scripture. It has lost its luster. But this study restores the brilliance of this passage, giving engrossing historical background and unveiling a surprise ending readers have never heard before.

 

Beginning in Christ Together
Author: Brett & Deanna Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The heart of Christianity is not a ritual or a structure, but a person: Jesus Christ. But even as his followers, our vision of Jesus can get muddied by man-made theories of who he was. Whether you're a seasoned believer or a brand-new Christian, come walk in the footsteps of his first disciples to see him afresh: as Teacher, Healer, Shepherd, Servant, Savior and Risen Lord. These six sessions lay the foundation for radical discipleship as our hearts are once again captured by who he is. 


Beginning Life Together
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The first words of the Bible are "in the beginning God created..." Beginning Life Together is the first study of the Doing Life Together series for adults which is designed to help you livethe purpose-driven life through being part of a purpose-driven small group. These groups seek to help each member balance the five biblical purposes of the church talked about in Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life. This six-week introduction to the purposes will help you to not only understand but also experience them. In addition to study and discussion questions there are icebreakers, study notes, directions for prayer and worship, and texts listed for further study. 


Being God's Man...By Pursuing Friendships
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck & Todd Wendorff
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 8


Who's got your back? God's Word is clear about the importance of godly friendships—and how God designs them to complete us spiritually. If you ever hope to win the battles you face in your spiritual journey, you must be connected to godly men. The problem is that many men today act as if they don't need friends—and they're paying the price. Risking relationship is not easy for men, but it's a non-negotiable for God's man. When you stand with others who share your spiritual goals, you achieve them faster. That's God's way. Learn how to build and benefit from friendships with godly men. It starts with Being God's Man...by Pursuing Friendships. Eight sessions of Bible study questions, "real life" case studies, and group discussion questions facilitate personal encounters with God and other men in this practical study.


Better Together
Author: Rick Warren
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6




This is a study that will help you learn how to fulfill God's five purposes for your life. It includes the biblical support behind each purpose, the ways it applies to you and your circle of influence, and how you can use this knowledge to benefit God's kingdom. From the beginning, God planned for Christians to fulfill his purposes in community with each other in our church families, small groups, and in the world as a whole. Why did God plan it this way? Because we're better together! Better Together Study Guide will deepen your understanding of how God uses community for your own good and growth, as well as help you cultivate deeper relationships with those around you. Learn to fulfill God's purposes ... discover how we are better together.


The Bible Jesus Read
Author: 
Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 8


The Old Testament is God’s biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people and also a prequel to the story of Jesus. This study uses video and group discussion to explore the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings in an effort to know God better.


Can I Trust the Bible?
Author: Darrell L. Bock
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Bible is held up by many as the Word of God, but to make such an assertion is to invite a greater scrutiny than we assign to other literature. Are the documents that make it up reliable sources of history? Where did they come from? What's been left out, and why? This study provides a forum for exploring this question, guided by the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians.


The Case For a Creator
Author: 
Lee Strobel
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science may now provide a solid foundation for believing in God. Has science finally discovered God? Certainly new discoveries in such scientific disciplines as cosmology, cellular biology, astronomy, physics and DNA research are pointing to the incredible complexity of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator. This study invites participants to encounter a diverse and impressive body of new scientific research that supports the belief in God. Weighty and complex evidence is delivered in a compelling conversational style.


The Case for Christ
Author: Lee Strobel
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In this study, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Knowing that the credibility of any story hinges on solid facts, Strobel challenges scholars to back up their opinions with compelling evidence and cogent arguments in order to put the case for Christ to the test. This study invites us to sift and analyze the fascinating historical evidence about Jesus. What participants discover can transform their relationship with Christ and equip them to help others along their spiritual journey.


Certainty: Know Why You Believe
Author: Paul Little
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Faith means facing hard questions. Is Jesus Christ the only way to God? Why does God allow suffering and evil? Are miracles possible? These questions need solid answers. The studies in this guide, based on a book used by over a million people, will guide you to scripture to find a reasonable response to the toughest challenges you face.


Christian Community
Author: Rob Suggs
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 10


One of the greatest gifts that Christ has given us is each other. Through Christ's body, the church, we discover our unique gifts and experience worship, healing and power. This study leads us to grow in community--loving and nurturing one another, and in reflecting Christ's love to the world around us.


Community & Submission
Author: Jan Johnson
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6




Everyone is part of a community, be it in the workplace, a family or a church. Yet often these communities fall short of what God calls them to be. What does God desire for our relationships with other people? How can we build true community? How does God use community to build us into Christ-likeness? This guide covers the disciplines of community and submission. As we practice submitting to God, we develop into people who can build true communities.


Community: Your Pathway to Progress
Author: Andy Stanley 
Format: DVD/ Study Guide 
Sessions: 3


In this study, specifically designed for new small groups, you will learn that community is essential to spiritual progress. Community builds you up and adds the element of accountability to your spiritual life. Without a group of close friends that share common goals, it is easy to get discouraged and veer off course in your relationship with God. But a supportive small group will walk with you during the natural difficulties of life. Whether you are a skeptic or a long-time Christian, you need community.


Connecting in Christ Together
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Fellowship...The word gets used a lot in church. But too often our understanding and practice of fellowship are stripped of the life-giving, life-transforming power God intended community to have. Jesus lived out and taught a deeper, more radical kind of fellowship, a way of interacting that makes others sit up and take notice. These six sessions will show you Jesus' way of loving others "as I have loved you."


Connecting With God's Family
Author: Brett & Dee Eastman
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


God longs for you to have rich, genuine connections with him and a handful of other people. These six sessions will help you connect more deeply with Jesus Christ and build genuine relationships with Christian friends. Christ's love makes it possible for you to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love, to resolve conflict effectively, and to move outward together in faith.


Deepening Life Together: John
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 8




Why did Jesus perform miracles and what did they mean? How might our traditions hinder a true understanding of who Jesus really is? How can we follow Christ's example of selfless love in our families, churches, and communities? This study helps answer these questions and many more. In the Gospel of John we explore these and other questions in 8 sessions with top scholars including internationally recognized NT scholar, Craig Keener.


Defining Moments
Author: Andy Stanley
Format: DVD/ Study Guide 
Sessions: 9


It is no secret that what you don't know can hurt you. In spite of that, we still go out of our way at times to avoid the truth. Men avoid doctors and women deny evidence of adultery. While the truth often hurts, deceiving ourselves ultimately will hurt worse. In Defining Moments, we listen in as Jesus introduces some rather perplexing truth to seven individuals who had grown comfortable with their misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. For those who had the courage to embrace the truth, their lives were changed forever. They discovered first-hand that the truth can set you free.


Discipleship Essentials
Author: Greg Ogden
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 25



Follow Jesus' example by gathering in intimate groups of two or three for study and encouragement. This innovative disciple-making workbook features 25 weekly units—each with a core truth in a question-and-answer format, a memory verse and accompanying study, an inductive Bible study, a theme-related reading, and discussion questions.


Don't Waste Your Life
Author: John Piper
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10


In this study John Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.


Ecclesiastes: Chasing After Meaning
Author: Bill & Teresa Syrios
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


Are you tired of pat answers to your hard questions of faith? The writer of Ecclesiastes is not afraid to confront your dilemmas. Like "Where can you find fulfillment?" And "Who is really in control of this world that seems so topsy-turvy?" Or "Is there any value in my work, my struggles, my life?" As you explore this fascinating Old Testament book, you will discover how God brings meaning to the world and how following God brings meaning to your life.


The Explicit Gospel
Author: Matt Chandler
Format: DVD/Book/Study Guide
Sessions: 6



Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of an explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler has written The Explicit Gospel, a punchy treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance--the gospel.


Facing the Unknown
Author: Mark Batterson
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 4


Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job? Is he or she "the one?" Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now? Am I even on the right path? In these four video sessions, viewers will experience cinematic short videos that show Abraham living in the 21st century. What might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take? After each short video, Mark Batterson will teach on the Biblical principles from Abraham's story that apply to us today.


Friendship With God
Author: Don Cousins & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13


"Well, I go to church, but I wouldn’t describe God as my best friend." "I want to feel closer to God, but I’m not sure how to get there." Can you hear yourself in these statements? Do you know others who would? If so, this study is a great place to learn that God is a friend worth having. You’ll discover in a fresh way the God who loves you. You’ll see how he has sought you out, and that he really desires to know you as a friend. You’ll also learn the basic tools for two-way communication with God. This study is the foundation for all the other lessons in the Walking with God series—and can be the beginning of a vital walk with God for you. 


Genesis (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 19




The first book of God's revelation to man is a book of Genesis, beginnings. God creates the heavens, the earth, man and woman, but rebellion breaks out, and God begins the task of mending His relationship with mankind. The events that unfold in this extraordinary book give form to the entire Bible, right to the end of Revelation and God's plan for a new beginning. A leaders guide is included in each study.


God Is the Gospel
Author: John Piper
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Some people would say forgiveness makes the gospel good news. Others would offer that being saved from hell or gaining freedom from a guilty conscience makes it good news. But the Bible tells us the gospel is good news because it brings people to God. Or, as Pastor John Piper puts it, God is the gospel. This study explores the ultimate good of the good news by resolving what we mean when we say, "God is the gospel." Each guide comes complete with Scripture and key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week.


Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life
Author: John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 7


This study will help you make the connection between grace as a remote biblical concept and grace as a lifestyle - a reality you experience day in day out. Through an unfolding study of Psalm 23, you'll learn how God - our Good Shepherd - is for you, how he longs to walk with you through temptation, sorrow, and even deep regret. You'll discover God's desire to make his joy your joy. Throughout, you'll learn how enduring, powerful, and life-affirming God's work in your life can be - and rediscover why it's called amazing grace.


Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community
Author: John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson and Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 7


The Pursuing Spiritual Transformation series focuses on personal transformation through the five "G's": Grace, Growth, Groups, Gifts, and Giving. "Groups" invites you to enjoy the rewards - and embrace the risks - of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You'll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another.


If You Want to Walk on the Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
Author: John Ortberg
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6



John Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential to "water-walking" in faith with God: discerning God’s call, transcending fear, risking faith, managing failure, and trusting God.


The Incomparable Jesus
Author: 
Don Cousins & Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13


No one has been like Jesus in all of history. The work and words of God all center in him—from the prophecies that foreshadowed him, to his miraculous birth, to his unparalleled teaching, to his resurrection and ascension into heaven. Through an inductive study of Matthew 1–15 and other material, you’ll discover the wonder and majesty as well as the tenderness and compassion of Jesus. This workbook can be used with the next book in the Walking with God series, "Follow Me!" as a two-part study on the life of Christ. You’ll cover all of Matthew and the entire life of Christ on earth—and profoundly deepen your knowledge and experience of the matchless Forgiver and King named Jesus.


Is God Real?
Author: William Lane Craig & Charles Taliaferro
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The question of God plagues true believers and earnest agnostics alike. Where does God come from? Can God be known? What difference does it make? Here are the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians to help you on your way.


Jesus Among Other Gods
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 4


No such thing as absolute truth? Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias' work is a brilliant defense of the unique truth of the Christian message. Exposing the futility of Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, he also highlights his own journey from despair and meaninglessness to the discovery that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


The Jesus I Never Knew
Author:
 Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 14


You've known him for years...or have you? In this fresh look at Jesus' family, teachings, miracles, death, and resurrection, Yancey helps you discover a Master who is far more than you had ever imagined---more disturbing, more comforting, and infinitely more satisfying.


Jesus: The Life
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. Each study contains 6 lessons with a key Scripture verse at the beginning of each lesson. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Life is the third study in the series. It outlines the basic resources of a believer's faith walk such as the Word, prayer, and grace. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Jesus: The Truth
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. Each study contains 6 lessons with a key Scripture verse at the beginning of each lesson. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Truth is the second study in the series. It focuses on various aspects of a believer's new identity in Christ through powerful word pictures derived primarily from the gospel of John. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Jesus: The Way
Author: Ron & Mary Bennett
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Beginning the Walk Bible studies are designed to help believers begin their new walk with Christ. In-depth teaching, clarifying questions, a summary and prayer make up the lessons.Jesus: the Way is the first study in the series. It introduces the challenges likely to be encountered in a new and growing faith and provide tools to overcome them. This study focuses primarily on Ephesians and Colossians, two letters written by the apostle Paul for new believers. Most of the Scripture quotations are taken from The Message and are included in the text. This series will provide the foundational teachings and resources necessary for building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


John (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 22




Exactly who was Jesus? A wise teacher? A prophet? A fake? During Jesus' lifetime, no one understood his mission, but with a few carefully chosen incidents, the Apostle John unfolds the truth. Throughout the centuries, this portrait has drawn men and women into committed belief and intimate relationships with the Son of God. It includes historical insight, word definitions, discussion questions and assignments. Leader's guide is included in each book.


Life Lessons: The Gospel of Luke
Author: Max Lucado
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12



This Max Lucado Life Lessons series takes the participant on a journey through the book of Luke.


Luke (Life Change Series)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 16




Luke reveals Jesus as the Man who came to save all. His vivid, fast-moving report offers a gospel of reconciliation and celebration. This study traces Luke’s story from the announcement of Jesus’ birth, through His ministry in Galilee and His training of the disciples on the way to Jerusalem, to His submission to the crucifixion and His ultimate triumph in the resurrection. 


Matthew (Life Application Bible Studies)
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 13




The purpose of this study is to help us get to know Jesus the King. With thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, the full text from the Bible, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, these study guides gives you everything you need to understand God's Word and apply it to your life. Ideal for those looking for an application oriented approach to Bible study.


The Passion: The Purpose and Person of Jesus Christ
Author: 
Tom Holladay & Lance Witt
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 


The Passion of The Christ movie is an unprecedented outreach opportunity for your church and small group. The overwhelming truth of the crucifixion as portrayed in the film is sure to stir a lot of emotions and questions from Christians and seekers alike. Questions like: Who was this Jesus? Why did he die? Did it really happen this way? What happened next? And what does it mean for me? This study allows everyone, from seekers to mature believers, to discuss their thoughts and feelings about the film, and to find answers to their questions. This 3 week video-based curriculum is built on the Purpose Driven model, and features video teaching by Pastors Lance Witt and Tom Holladay, with an introductory video message by Pastor Rick Warren.


Personal Devotion: Taking God's Word to Heart
Author: Kathy Dice
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


God's word is alive. It was written to produce transformation in our lives. As we pray and meditate over it, memorize favorite passages, and respond on obedience, it will speak to our lives. This guide shows us how to tap the riches of Scripture in our devotional times. This series is designed to ground a Christ follower in the study and understanding of Scripture. Be prepared for some challenge and some stretching. This may be the first time you are exposed to certain theological concepts or terms, or to some more in-depth methods of Bible Study.


Prayer: An Adventure With God
Author: David Healey
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


We pray for our own needs and for the needs of others. We pray in the face of conflict, and we pray for forgiveness. And we can learn how to pray by praying and being prayed for by others. In this guide we'll learn from biblical examples, such as Mary, Abraham, Moses and Daniel, gaining new insights and experiences in the adventure of prayer.


The Prodigal God
Author:
 Timothy Keller
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Two sons, one who kept the rules religiously and one who broke them all. One Father who loved both lost sons beyond anything they could imagine. Discover how deep and far God's grace goes. This study will help you uncover, personalize, and apply life-changing insights by opening your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best-known and least understood parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.


Psalms: Prayers of the Heart
Author: Eugene Peterson
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 12


The Psalms show us how to relate to God as we pray our doubt, fears, and anger. They show us how to respond to God in praise. Here we find the best place to explore who we are and what God means to us. This revised study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and an extra "Now or Later" section in each study.


The Purpose of Christmas
Author: Rick Warren
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 3


This study is on why we celebrate Christmas and how it can change our lives forever. At the very first Christmas - the birth of Jesus - an angel announced three things. In those three statements of the angel, we find the three purposes of Christmas. The three sessions on this DVD look at each of those purposes: Christmas Is a Time for Celebration, Christmas Is a Time for Salvation, and Christmas Is a Time for Reconciliation.


Sermon on the Mount: Connect With God
Author: Bill Hybels
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Sermon on the Mount reveals the heart qualities God desires in you. Learn the importance of unpretentious prayer, faith and giving. Find out Jesus' prescription for worry. Discover what it means to live for God's approval only, and other secrets to cultivating a relationship with Him that brings joy to you both.


Sermon on the Mount: Connect With Others
Author: Bill Hybels
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The quality of our lives - our health, growth, happiness, even life itself - hinges on our relationships. Jesus considered human relationships so vital that he dealt with them extensively in his most celebrated teaching, the Sermon on the Mount. In crisp brush strokes, he painted a compelling portrait of how we are to conduct ourselves with each other and with a non-Christian world. The 6 sessions in this book explore what Jesus has to say about mercy, peacemaking, authentic faith, healing connection, lust versus love, truth-telling, judgementalism, and other relational essentials. You'll discover the challenges and rewards of demonstrating Christ's character in practical, down-to-earth ways.


Starting Point
Author: Andy Stanley
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10



This proven, small group experience is carefully designed to meet the needs of seekers that are curious about Christianity, starters that are new to a relationship with Jesus, and returners that have been away from church for a while. Starting Point is an accepting, conversational environment where people learn about God's story and their places in it. Starting Point helps participants explore the Bible and begin to understand key truths of the Christian faith.


Study Methods: Experiencing the Power of God's Word
Author: Kathy Dice
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


Just as a carpenter needs the right tools to do accurate work, you need certain tools to do fruitful Bible study. This guide will help you learn how to use concordances, dictionaries and other resources. You will practice key study methods....word study, character study and so on... that will reveal the truths of God's Word. With these tools and methods at hand, you will handle God's Word with confidence and anticipation.


Tough Questions: How Does Anyone Know God Exists?
Author: Garry Poole
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The Tough Questions series of small group curriculum faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. This honest, informative series is the result of authors Garry Pool and Judson Poling's extensive work with seekers at Willow Creek Community Church. It offers seekers and believers alike the kind of reasonable, factual answers that inspire faith, conviction, and trust in the reality and claims of Christ.


Tough Questions: How Reliable is the Bible?
Author: Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


How can a merciful God send people to hell? Is Jesus really is the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible when it's full of inconsistencies? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions skeptics and seekers are asking, that demand informed and satisfying answers from Christians. The Tough Questions series offers an organized approach to answering modern seekers' questions about Christianity. In the process, it gives an overview of key elements of the Christian faith. This honest, informative series is the result of Garry Poole and Judson Poling's extensive work with seekers at Willow Creek Community Church. In six sessions designed to get small groups thinking, discussing, and sharing, each book deals head-on with questions and objections commonly raised about the Christian faith.


Tough Questions: What Difference Does Jesus Make?
Author: Judson Poling
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


How can an all-powerful God allow suffering? Is Jesus really the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions you, or someone you know may be asking, that are worth taking time to explore. In six sessions, each guide in the Tough Questions series deals frankly with objections commonly raised about Christianity. You’ll engage in the kind of spirited dialog that shows the Christian faith can stand up to scrutiny.


What Is Truth?
Author: Paul Copan
Format: Study Guide
Sessions: 6


The question "What is truth?" becomes more distressing every day. What's so wrong about being wrong? Am I a bad person if I believe something is true? Where does truth come from? This Critical Questions Discussion Guide edited by Ravi Zacharias provides a forum for exploring these questions in groups or individually. Here are the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians to help you. 6 sessions with text included from the NIV, leader notes, and an answer key.


What's So Amazing About Grace?
Author: Philip Yancey
Format: DVD/Study Guide
Sessions: 10


Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In this study the author explores grace at street level. What is grace? If grace is God's love for the undeserving, then what does it look like in action? If Christians are its sole dispensers, how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? The author offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know What's So Amazing About Grace?