The pastor’s life never goes as one would imagine it. The highs are much greater and heartfelt than you anticipate; the anxiety and stress are deeper and last longer than you expect. Add to this mix the possibility of working a full time job in addition to pastoring, and you can see why a pastor’s time is in such great demand.
What if you could hold in your hand a resource that would jump start your sermon writing process, allowing you to save time and still deliver a trustworthy sermon?
Dr. Paul Cannings, once a young pastor himself, remembers the days of struggling to balance it all. Now he has written a helpful guidebook that provides everything a pastor or lay teacher needs to write an effective, moving, and biblically sound sermon for each of the fifty-two weeks in the year. In Big Idea Sermons, Dr. Cannings clearly lays out the key components of a good sermon by including sermon outlines, series, background information, illustrations, holiday messages for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and more. He also includes references to the Hebrew and Greek texts for further validation. By working with the original languages, Dr. Cannings proclaims the gospel in a clear, engaging, and trustworthy manner.
Pastors, preachers, lay teachers, and anyone in position to preach a sermon or teach a lesson: Big Idea Sermons is here to help. All that you need to write a good sermon is included. Be sure to read, meditate, and pray so you may use this resource wisely and effectively.
Knowing God is the first step to loving Him and living for Him.
It’s not surprising, then, that one of the greatest callings God has given parents is to teach their children to know Him. But how does that happen? How can parents pass along the knowledge of God that leads to faith to the next generation?
For centuries, parents have used the ancient method of learning and reciting questions and answers to teach the core doctrines of the faith. Through a regular rhythm of asking and answering questions about God and His ways, parents can introduce their children to God and help spark a hunger within them to explore the riches of the Scriptures for the rest of their lives.
Cornerstones provides parents with two hundred questions and answers about God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, sin, redemption, the church, restoration, and more. Each question and answer is written to make these foundational doctrines accessible for a child. Additional commentary is provided to equip parents to engage in meaningful conversations about God in everyday life.
Keep Christianity Strange.
As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a Moral Majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What’s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling-down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead, we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange, and even subversive, to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place.
We seek the kingdom of God, before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let’s do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down.
The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that’s no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let’s act like it. Let’s follow him, onward to the future.
In this grab bag we have 3 e-books from B&H Publishing which were written by Pamela Binnings. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
You’re a Christian, now what?
God not only saved you from something, but for something. Pastor Eric Mason is passionate about helping Christians unleash the transformative power of God in their lives as they learn to be faithful disciples of Jesus. Being conformed to the image of Christ is a lifelong journey for every Christian.
Mason understands that spiritual transformation doesn’t occur overnight. Unleashed outlines the process of spiritual growth from the first moments of faith to the last. Readers discover their potential in Christ in an age that is so often marked by suffering, grief, and defeat.
Join countless others who are learning what it means to unleash God’s power in their lives.
Jesus demands your entire life. In Beat God to the Punch: Because Jesus Demands Your Life, Author Eric Mason succinctly articulates God’s call of discipleship on every person. In a winsome, persuasive tone, Mason calls people into a posture of submission to the gospel.
Eric Mason masterfully roots out the areas of life where we try to tell God, “Do not enter.” In light of Jesus’ free offer of the good news, Pastor Mason challenges readers to turn our affections away from those things that hold hostage our hearts and consider what it means to be an authentic follower of the Messiah.
God desires to transform every area of your life. Yet, most often, transformation seems to come when we willingly submit ourselves to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Why not beat God to the punch and seize a grace-filled life?
Beat God to the Punch is for anyone who has ever asked, “What does it mean to follow Jesus?” Believers and unbelievers alike will find both comfort and challenge on the pages of Mason’s work.
In this grab bag we have 4 e-books from B&H Publishing. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each e-book cover.
In this grab bag we have 10 e-books on local church from B&H Publishing. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.