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.
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.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $9.95, is A Dictionary of Bible Types. Click here to download.
Bible typology is the systematic classification of Bible terms, concepts, and people that have common characteristics or traits. A Dictionary of Bible Types examines over 1,000 types, shadows, signs, symbols, pictures, figures, and patterns in the Bible with topics ranging from “Aaron” to “Yoke.” This useful resource for teachers, study groups, and pastors provides explanations for over 6,000 different Scripture passages.
About the Author
Walter Lewis Wilson was born May 27, 1881, in Aurora, Indiana. He was “the preacher” whenever neighborhood children played church, and later held evangelistic street meetings at the age of 16. After medical training, he began practice as a physician in Webb City, Missouri, in 1904. Everywhere he went, he told people how Jesus Christ could transform their lives. Soul-winning characterized his life, and he used every possible tool to accomplish it. A pioneer in radio, he initiated his own program in 1924. He founded and for 40 years pastored Calvary Bible Church in Kansas City. Wilson also founded and served as president of present-day Calvary Bible College. He wrote twenty-two books and traveled widely as a conference speaker. Wilson passed away three days before his 88th birthday in 1969.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $9.95, is A Reference Guide to the Greek New Testament. Click here to download.
Study of the Greek New Testament can be an enriching experience with the discovery of nuances unseen in an English translation. Knowing the identity of each part of speech allows the user to arrive at more accurate interpretation of God’s Holy Word and to draw more vivid word pictures for the audience of a sermon. A Reference Guide to the Greek New Testament can be utilized as an invaluable tool to help bring your message to life.
Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Free Friday actually includes four books at no cost. Earlier this week, we launched a sale on many great counseling resources. Within that sale, we included four free resources that anyone can add to their library.
To view this sale, plus to find the free offers, just go to this site… https://www.wordsearchbible.com/counselingsale
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $12.95, is Studies in the Sermon on the Mount. Click here to download.
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount includes Oswald Chamber’s treatment of Christ’s great discourse. Referring to the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke, the author considers the words of Christ and how the power of the Spirit enables a believer to live those words out.
About the Author
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a prominent Scottish minister and teacher. While studying at University, Chambers felt called to enter the ministry, and, in 1911, he founded the Bible Training College in Clapham in London. Shortly thereafter, Chambers applied to become a YMCA chaplain in hopes of serving the wounded soldiers of World War I. Accepted as a chaplain, he ministered to Australian and New Zealand troops in Egypt until his death in 1917 of appendicitis.