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Intersect by Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers

Intersect by Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers  5-week small group DVD resource Kregel Welcome to Intersect ; a resource designed to help you start spiritual conversations with your small group, your friends, or people who don't yet know Jesus. Intersect uses the creative medium of video storytelling to start and  facilitate discussions about where your story and God's story converge. We can all relate to stories, as we all have our own stories. Some of them are joyous and easy to share with the world. Others are difficult and remind us of times that we sometimes wish we could simply forget. But nonetheless, we all have beautiful lives that are marked by events, situations, and circumstances that have shaped us uniquely into who we are today. The stories you will watch chronicle choices that are made when individuals find themselves in the middle of hard times. All human beings have the propensity to go through situations that are trying, and the Bible even teac

Gather Around the Amish Table by Lucy Leid

Gather Around the Amish Table  by Lucy Leid  Cookbook MennoMedia Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to "stir by hand" that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy. These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: "Bake someone happy!" Advance Praise "As I paged through the recipes and pored over the photos in Gather around the Amish Table, I found myself thinking again and

Armor of God – Week Three – The Breastplate of Righteousness

This is what I learned from Video #3: ·          The Breastplate of Righteousness is our uniform and it equals right living that aligns with God’s expectations ·          The Belt of Truth carries the weight of our pursuit of righteousness ·          Sanctification is the Holy Spirit’s job.   I cooperate by renewing my mind in the Word and obeying ·          The Holy Spirit sculpts me by chipping away anything that doesn’t look like Jesus ·          My heart is the centerpiece of my soul ·          My conscience is the microphone used by the Holy Spirit to enable me to hear God’s voice ·          Unrighteousness is an environment where demonic influence feels welcome ·          People should wonder what planet I come from – my behavior should be alien in this world ·          The devil will bait me at my weakest moments ·          Perfectionism is a crippling shackle the enemy puts on me – the Perfect One has already come ·          I am the righteou

Homiletics Matthew 19:23-21:17

written 26 February 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                   Jericho, Bethphage, Jerusalem      Who?   Jesus, Disciples, Multitudes, Chief Priests, Scribes 1 19:23-26 J: rich hardly enter heaven, easier camel go through eye of needle; D amazed: who can be saved; J: with men, impossible, with God all things possible. 2 19:27-30 P: we forsaken all/followed thee, what shall we have; J: ye which followed, when Son of man sit throne of glory, ye sit twelve thrones judging twelve tribes Israel; every one forsaken houses, brethren, sisters, father, mother, wife, children, lands for my name’s sake receive hundredfold/inherit everlasting life; first shall be last, last first. 3 20:1-7 (J:) KoH like man hire labourers into vineyard; agreed a penny/day; he went 3 rd hour saw others – go vineyard, whatsoever right I give you, they went; 6 th and 9 th hour likewise; 11 t

'The Finishing School' by Valerie Woerner

The Finishing School  by Valerie Woerner  Non-Fiction NyreePress   Litfuse is excited to be partnering with NyreePress and Valerie Woerner to bring you The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned . Valerie says, "Finishing schools and learning social graces have always been fascinating to me. Maybe it's because I'm awkward and ungraceful to my core and love the idea that these things are taught instead of things you are born with. As I've grown in my walk with the Lord, I have realized that living an intentional life is the same. We don't flip a switch when we become a Christian and suddenly have a life that is overflowing with fruit. I've still got this rebellious flesh to contend with. And although I desire my days to be lived intentionally and on purpose, many days, they are simply filled with things like shopping and binging on Netflix or ice cream. We've got to learn how to grow. We've got to learn wha

Armor of God – Week Two – The Belt of Truth

Video #2 taught me this: ·          My enemy wants me to lean on my own understanding ·          My enemy wants me to trust my feelings ·          The devil disguises himself (2 Cor 11:14) ·          Satan’s attacks are deception; he is a master illusionist but his suggestions can never stand up to God’s Word ·          Just like the TSA runs an ID under a light to determine authenticity, we must run those things we want to authenticate under THE LIGHT (God’s Word) ! ·          "Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather, it is telling the difference between right and almost right." ~ Charles Spurgeon ·          The Bible is the unchanging standard that has to dictate our lives ·          If we haven’t applied what we learned in the last Bible study, we need to get out of this Bible study ·          The belt gave fortification and stability – the belt of truth does the same ·          The belt g