Resurrection Sunday

photo (1)The Resurrection is the most important part of our story as disciples of Jesus. It is what sets us apart, makes our beliefs different, and gives us great hope.

On Easter, we celebrate Jesus doing the unexpected, the unbelievable, the miraculous – rising from the dead. So many witnesses, including the disciples, had seen Jesus arrested, publicly beaten, and paraded through the streets up to Golgotha. They saw Him nailed onto the wooden cross and lifted up to hang there between criminals. They saw Him give up His spirit, take His last breath, and die.

And with it, they saw their hope lost.

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Welcome to Barnabas Piper

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Over the last few years B&H Academic (including WORDsearch) has grown from being a print publisher with four full time staff members to a digital content provider delivered through proprietary platforms with a team of almost fifty people. This growth allows us to better serve the Christian academic community in new and exciting ways. To do this effectively, we needed a marketing leader who can develop and execute strategies to promote our complete portfolio of capabilities and services. I am excited to announce that we have found such a person. His name is Barnabas Piper.

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4 Questions with Pauline Scholar Thomas Schreiner

Thomas R. Schreiner is a Pauline scholar with a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. You might recognize his name from one our favorite commentaries, the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. He wrote the volume on Romans. He is also the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
WORDsearch chatted with Thomas about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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Merry Christmas!

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We hear it every year, see the nativity plays, add the star to the top of our Christmas trees. Most of us could probably recite Luke 2 in our sleep.

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Start a Disciple-Making Movement with Disciples Path

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True discipleship is a road Christians are meant to walk together. God intends that we are actively involved with someone who is discipling us while we are also discipling someone else. But in most churches, the responsibility or the congregation’s spiritual progress is put on the pastor and his preaching.

LifeWay Christian Resources (our parent company) has created a new resource with the prayer of launching a disciple-making movement in churches that will take some of the pressure off pastors. Disciples Path: The Journey is an intentional one-year plan for discipleship founded on Jesus’ model of discipleship.

Created by 14 disciple-making church leaders, Disciples Path is four volumes of 13 sessions of Bible studies (Note: not available in WORDsearch) focused on showing believers how to become mature disciples who in turn make other disciples. These volumes will guide church leaders through how to instill the doctrines, biblical understandings, principles, and practices of discipleship with the end of making disciples who would make disciples. This group of leaders included senior pastors, education ministers, small group pastors, collegiate ministers, and discipleship pastors from various ministry areas and traditions. The outcome is a series of studies that, when used as suggested, is a powerful tool in the hands of anyone willing to disciple another believer.

While most small-group studies facilitate transformation through relationship and information, these disciple-making resources emphasize the principles of modeling, practicing, and multiplying.

It’s our prayer as a ministry that relationships forged through The Journey will lead to disciple-making for generations to come. Will you join us in that prayer? You can also preview three sessions free at disciplespath.com/thejourney.

 

WORDsearch – Mac OS Sierra Download Instructions

If you have either WORDsearch 10 or WORDsearch 11 and need to get a new download link to work with the new Mac OS — Sierra — then please see the PDF link below.  If you have any questions on things, feel free to call our tech support team at 1-888-854-8400.

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