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A Nation with a Broken Moral Compass

What happens when a nation throws out its moral compass? Everyone does just as each person wants to do. Without a moral compass, there are no absolutes. No absolute truth that guides and determines this is right or this is wrong. There is no absolute in gender and marriage gets redefined. Instead of One God, there are many gods and all are accepted. You’ve probably seen the popular bumper sticker that says, “Co-exist” and each letter represents a different religion. Certainly, we should love others as Jesus loves them, but that does not mean we accept anything that blatantly contradicts the Bible.

The cost of losing our moral compass

America has lost its moral compass and without a spiritual revival our nation is doomed to more and more moral decay. How much decay has to happen before we are humbled enough to fall our knees and cry out for God’s mercy? Does it take 30,492,334 Americans infected with COVID-19? Does it take over 553,681 dying from COVID in America? Or does it take 5,633 people dying in the last 7 days from COVID-19? These are the statistics reported by the CDC on April 4, 2021. What would it take for this nation to humble itself, pray, and seek God’s face?

Old Testament Israel lost it’s moral compass

Israel also spiraled down into moral decay and lost its moral compass. In Judges 17, we find a son who stole from his mother – 1100 silver coins. The mom, angry over the theft pronounces a curse on whoever stole the money, not knowing she was cursing her own son. The son hears about it and decides to return the money – not because he is convicted about the wrong but because he’s afraid of the curse. Then we see the mom do something that is becoming more and more common in parents today – she blesses the son. There is no discipline. No discussion about right or wrong. In fact, she is so happy to get the coins back that she says she’s going to dedicate them to God and has it melted down and shaped into an idol — but God had commanded them to not make any idols.

The Loss of a moral compass spreads

What begins in the home will eventually spread to the community, the government, and the nation. At the point of Judges 17, we see that the nation lost its moral compass and in verse six we read: “In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did whatever he wanted.” The eventual result is God’s judgement on the nation.

And it always happens in the same order: Moral decay at home, then the community and the church, and then the government. Then God brings judgement and the people wonder what’s happening. They panic and buy up all the toilet paper. Well, there is a big mess that needs cleaning up, but all the toilet paper in the world will not clean the mess up. What’s needed is a spiritual clean up. We need for the Holy Spirit to sweep in and clean up the hearts of God people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says:

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Bringing Back God’s Glory to America

So how do we bring back God’s glory to America? Perhaps you’re thinking that you’d love to see that happen – for America to truly be great again. But it won’t come from a president. It won’t come from the House, Congress, the Senate, or the White House. It will only come when God is invited back in to our homes, our communities, our government, and our nation. So where do we start? The best place is at the beginning.

Rebuilding our moral compass foundation:

As we read the story in Judges 17, the Micah mentioned here is not the prophet. This Micah is about as far away from being a prophet as he can get. He’s nothing more than a spoiled brat, used to getting whatever he wanted, taking whatever he wanted and without any consequence. His home is so messed up and spiritually blind that they had no clue that idolatry was strictly forbidden. In fact, his mother thought she was doing God a favor and honoring Him by making an idol to Him. But this home was steeped in idolatry. Verse five tells us Micah had a whole shrine of idols.

What we have in this home is a very crumbled foundation. One that was broken to pieces by coveting, stealing, cursing, dishonoring of parents, and idolatry. And that’s just what this story tells us about this family. Only God knows what else was going on in the home. And yet if you were to confront them, they would probably try to take you to court, sue you for some kind of discrimination charge and claim they are entitled to their own opinion and can live any way they want. This is exactly what is meant in verse seven when the Bible says, “Every man did what was right in his own eyes.” 

Doesn’t this sound like America today? Everyone does whatever they feel is right. They have no regard for what God says is right. It’s as if people think they can pass or change laws to make something right, then it will be right and they don’t have to feel guilty. But God’s laws do not change and their guilt is still before the eyes of God.

Rebuilding our spiritual moral compass

The same is true about religion. If we don’t like what the Bible says, we choose to “interpret” it differently and start a new religion so we can live exactly the way we want to. We ignore the absolute truth, authority, standards, and morals that God commands in His Word and throw it back in His face in favor of living however we want to live. This attitude runs pervasively throughout the homes of our nation – even in many of the homes that consider themselves Christian.

Let’s call the problem by its name

If we are going to rebuild the crumbling foundation of our nation – it begins at home with parents humbling themselves before God, praying and seeking His face, and repenting of not bringing their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. When we as parents get our hearts right with God, we then need to live out the truths of God’s Word as an example for our children – to show them how to live.

If you want your children to obey you, then you should be the example by being obedient to the speed limits and other laws. They should see you being obedient to God’s Word. If you want them to be truthful and honest, then you need to be truthful and honest on your taxes, to your employer, and to them. If you want them to speak with kindness, then you need to speak kindly to the person checking you out at the grocery store or cutting you off in traffic. And if you want them to see church as important, they need to see you eager to go to church. If you want them to read God’s Word, they need to see you in the Word.

We as parents need to stop making excuses or sweeping behaviors under the carpet and ignoring them saying, “Its just a phase. They’ll outgrow it.” Let’s call it what it is – SIN – and then be parents. 

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord

If we want to reset our moral compass and bring God’s glory back to our nation, it begins in your house and in my house – not in the White House. We can blame the government, in fact, we like to blame all our problems on politics and the government so we don’t have to face our own sin problem. But it doesn’t matter who is behind the desk in the oval office. No president can make America great again. Making America great again begins with rebuilding the spiritual foundations of our nation through American home that is built upon the Word of God and standing on the Biblical truths God has given us. 

It begins as we stand alongside of Joshua and say: “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Praying for revival in America

Holy Spirit, convict our hearts of the sin of apostasy that has so befallen our nation. Open our eyes to both the lies of Satan and the truths of God’s Word. Create within us a longing for God to return as Lord of America. Lord, we humble ourselves before you with broken and contrite hearts, acknowledging our sin. Cause us to seek you with all of our heart, mind, and soul for you’ve said in your word that when we seek you with all of our heart we will find you – and oh! how we need to find you! Forgive us, Father, for turning away from you and doing what is right in our own eyes. Forgive the perversity of sin within our land. God, we implore you to hear us from heaven and heal our land. Father, heal our land not only of COVID-19, but of the moral and spiritual decay and bring back your glory. We invite you to once more be God in America. 


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This week, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the class of 2021. If you have a high school, college, or university graduate this year, our Class of 2021 shirts and products make a great gift. View the samples below and other products in this design in our Spreadshop store. Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!

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For all the seniors celebrating graduation in a few months. Includes Jeremiah 29:11. If you have a senior graduating, this design makes a great gift.

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God instructed the Israelite priests to pray the prayer of blessing every day over the people. The prayer is found in Numbers 6:24-26. Hang the canvass in your home or carry the mug, tote bag, or water bottle and let the prayer of blessing impact all those who you meet throughout the day.

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What’s Inside God, Love and Marshmallow Wars?

God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on.
  • Conversation Starters.
  • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages.
  • Romance Builders.
  • Relationship Builders.
  • Personal reflections.
  • Date ideas.
  • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.

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Listen Up!

At the transfiguration of Jesus, He took with Him, Peter, John, and James on a mountain to pray. As Jesus prayed, the Bible tells us that the appearance of His face changed, His robe became white and glistening. Additionally, Moses and Elijah appeared in glory and spoke to Jesus. While this was going on, the disciples were deeply asleep but woke up to this scene of Jesus, Moses and Elijah. Peter spoke up as Moses and Elijah were leaving and suggested they make three tabernacles. However, doing so would place Moses and Elijah on equal levels with Jesus and would also mean that Jesus was not worshiped exclusively. To Peter’s suggestion, God tells the disciples, to listen up! The Bible tells us a voice came out of the clouds saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”

If only they would listen

Have you ever had something to say to a child, spouse, sibling, or parent and you keep trying, but they keep going and going in their own conversation and you can’t get in a single word? Perhaps you’ve had some valuable advice to give a friend, but they refuse to take it to heart and then when they are hurt they can’t understand why. Inside we might say, “If only they had listened.” I wonder how many times in our lives God sadly shakes his head and says, “If only they would listen to me” as we rant and rave to him about why something happened in our life.

To busy giving God our suggestions to listen to His plan

How often are we hasty in making a suggestion to God, trying to offer Him our way of doing something and all God wants us to do is listen to Him? How often do we ask God to show us His will and we keep asking and keep asking and God just wants us to listen. Or how often does God give us an answer, but we don’t like and go ahead and do it the way we think it should be done then get upset with God when it all falls apart? How much of our prayer time is spent talking to God rather than listening to what He wants to say to us? How often do we get so caught up in what’s going on in our lives that it drowns out the still small voice of God?

When we don’t listen, God has to get our attention

Sometimes God has to do something drastic to get our attention. Kind of like when you’re talking to you child or spouse who is engrossed in a video game or something on TV. Peter, James, and John got the spectacular experience of the transfiguration of Jesus. But God’s attention getters aren’t always grand and spectacular. Sometimes its something like a pandemic. What if COVID-19 is (at least in part) God’s ways of saying to us: “Wake Up! Listen Up! Hear what I have to say!”

Listening is part of communication

For communication to occur, there has to be both a speaker and listener…the kind of listening that deeply considers what is being said and takes it in. It’s not the kind of listening that hears but just keeps on going your own way and doing your own thing. Listening involves caring enough to stop and hear what the other person is communicating to you. It acknowledges how the person speaking feels, considers what they are saying, and then acting in such a way that demonstrates the person has been heard. When God is the one speaking, the only action acceptable is immediate and complete obedience.

Listening also involves being quiet. You have to stop talking if you want to hear what God is saying. How much of your prayer life is spent speaking to God and how much of it is spent listening? Today, God still says to us, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” What is it that God has been trying to say to you lately and you’ve not really stopped to listen – or maybe you have but you’re finding all kinds of excuses to not do what He says?

So many of us now find ourselves quarantined and forced to a slower pace in life. What if we spent this time just listening to our heavenly Father and what he wants to say to us?

God, give us ears to hear you and heart to follow after you, seeking you with all our heart, mind, and soul. Help us to be obedient to what you say. Help us to just sit still in your presence and listen.


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Nobody but Jesus

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New in the Teespring Store: The Prayer of Blessing

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God instructed the Israelite priests to pray the prayer of blessing every day over the people. The prayer is found in Numbers 6:24-26. Hang the canvass in your home or carry the mug, tote bag, or water bottle and let the prayer of blessing impact all those who you meet throughout the day.

We’ve also put this design on a poster, coffee mug, a stainless steel water bottle, phone cases, and a few other products.


Need some music to get you through the day? Check out one of our Playlists on YouTube

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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love and Marshmallow Wars?

God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on.
  • Conversation Starters.
  • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages.
  • Romance Builders.
  • Relationship Builders.
  • Personal reflections.
  • Date ideas.
  • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.

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Today’s Bible Reading: March 2

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Numbers 28-29

Mark 9:1-29

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Why is daily Bible reading important?

Bible Reading is vitally important to growing spiritually and keeping our spiritual selves full. God wants us to hide His Word in our hearts, meditate on it and apply it to our lives. When we have a plan, we are more likely to follow through. Here are eight reasons you should have a daily Bible Reading plan:

  • We can find His will for our lives
  • Bible reading is our spiritual nourishment
  • It helps us be able to discern the thoughts and intents of our heart.
  • The Bible instructs us in righteousness
  • It gives us power to overcome trials, heartaches, and sin
  • God gives us many promises, but you won’t know them unless you read about them, memorize them, and know if it’s a promise intended for us today
  • God reveals Himself to us and we learn about Him which strengthens our relationship with Him
  • He also speaks to us through His Word.

Don’t miss what God has to say to you today.
It’s time to practice spiritual self-care and read your Bible!

Practice Spiritual Self care and dig into God’s Word today to be revived and renewed!

Micah 5:5

The prophet Micah, foretold about the birth of Jesus in Micah chapter 5, including that he would be born in Bethlehem. He also prophesied that Jesus would be our peace. In a chaotic world, it’s good to remember that Jesus is our peace. He has reconciled and redeemed us as he paid the penalty for our sin. Because he did, we have peace with God. But we can also have peace no matter what happens in the world around us. Jesus said in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Rest in the peace that Jesus offers to you.

Jeremiah 29:13

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God instructed the Israelite priests to pray the prayer of blessing every day over the people. The prayer is found in Numbers 6:24-26. Hang the canvass in your home or carry the mug, tote bag, or water bottle and let the prayer of blessing impact all those who you meet throughout the day.

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

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Bible Reading for March 2

Today’s Bible Reading: March 2

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Numbers 28-29

Mark 9:1-29

Clicking on the Scripture links above will open a new window where you can read the scripture from the English Standard Version at Biblegateway.com or choose the Bible version you prefer to read. Check back each day to get the Scripture to read in the One Year Bible Reading Plan.

Now you can enhance your Bible Reading with the Verse Mapping Template

Our Verse Mapping download is FREE and includes 6 pages: 3 pages of instructions for using the template and the 2 page template, plus the cover page. If you’re looking to go deeper into God’s Word, learn more about God and develop a stronger spiritual life, Verse Mapping will help you dig into the scriptures. As you apply God’s Word to your life, you will develop a more intimate knowledge and relationship with God.

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#ReadYourBible #Numbers #Mark

Why is daily Bible reading important?

Bible Reading is vitally important to growing spiritually and keeping our spiritual selves full. God wants us to hide His Word in our hearts, meditate on it and apply it to our lives. When we have a plan, we are more likely to follow through. Here are eight reasons you should have a daily Bible Reading plan:

  • We can find His will for our lives
  • Bible reading is our spiritual nourishment
  • It helps us be able to discern the thoughts and intents of our heart.
  • The Bible instructs us in righteousness
  • It gives us power to overcome trials, heartaches, and sin
  • God gives us many promises, but you won’t know them unless you read about them, memorize them, and know if it’s a promise intended for us today
  • God reveals Himself to us and we learn about Him which strengthens our relationship with Him
  • He also speaks to us through His Word.

Don’t miss what God has to say to you today.
It’s time to practice spiritual self-care and read your Bible!

Practice Spiritual Self care and dig into God’s Word today to be revived and renewed!

Micah 5:5

The prophet Micah, foretold about the birth of Jesus in Micah chapter 5, including that he would be born in Bethlehem. He also prophesied that Jesus would be our peace. In a chaotic world, it’s good to remember that Jesus is our peace. He has reconciled and redeemed us as he paid the penalty for our sin. Because he did, we have peace with God. But we can also have peace no matter what happens in the world around us. Jesus said in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Rest in the peace that Jesus offers to you.

Jeremiah 29:13

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God instructed the Israelite priests to pray the prayer of blessing every day over the people. The prayer is found in Numbers 6:24-26. Hang the canvass in your home or carry the mug, tote bag, or water bottle and let the prayer of blessing impact all those who you meet throughout the day.

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

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Luke 9:35. Listen Up!

April 4 Luke 9 35 NKJV

At the transfiguration of Jesus, He took with Him, Peter, John, and James on a mountain to pray. As Jesus prayed, the Bible tells us that the appearance of His face changed, His robe became white and glistening. Additionally, Moses and Elijah appeared in glory and spoke to Jesus. While this was going on, the disciples were deeply asleep but woke up to this scene of Jesus, Moses and Elijah. Peter spoke up as Moses and Elijah were leaving and suggested they make three tabernacles. However, doing so would place Moses and Elijah on equal levels with Jesus and not to worship Jesus exclusively. To Peter’s suggestion, a voice comes out of the clouds saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”

Have you ever had something to say to a child, spouse, sibling, or parent and you keep trying, but they keep going and going in their own conversation and you can’t get in a single word? Perhaps you’ve had some valuable advice to give a friend, but they refuse to take it to heart and then when they are hurt they can’t understand why. Inside we might say, “If only they had listened.”

How often are we hasty in making a suggestion to God, trying to offer Him our way of doing something and all God wants us to do is listen to Him? How often do we ask God to show us His will and we keep asking and keep asking and God just wants us to listen. How often does God give us an answer, but we don’t like and go ahead and do it the way we think it should be done then get upset with God when it all falls apart? How much of our prayer time is spent talking to God rather than listening to what He wants to say to us? How often do we get so caught up in what’s going on in our lives that it drowns out the still small voice of God?

Sometimes God has to do something drastic to get our attention. Kind of like when you’re talking to you child or spouse who is engrossed in a video game or something on TV. Peter, James, and John got the spectacular experience of the transfiguration of Jesus. But God’s attention getters aren’t always grand and spectacular. Sometimes its something like a pandemic. What if COVID-19 is (at least in part) God’s ways of saying to us: “Wake Up! Listen Up! Hear what I have to say!”

For communication to occur, there has to be both a speaker and listener…the kind of listening that deeply considers what is being said and takes it in. It’s not the kind of listening that hears but just keeps on going your own way and doing your own thing.

Today, God still says to us, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” What is it that God has been trying to say to you lately and you’ve not really stopped to listen – or maybe you have but you’re finding all kinds of excuses to not do what He says?

So many of us now find ourselves quarantined and forced to a slower pace in life. What if we spent this time just listening to our heavenly Father and what he wants to say to us?

God, give us ears to hear you and heart to follow after you, seeking you with all our heart, mind, and soul. Help us to be obedient to what you say. Help us to just sit still in your presence and listen.click to tweet daily Bible reading

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Memorize and hide in your heart one memory verse each week in 2020. If you didn’t start the challenge at the beginning of the year, just jump in now and be sure to sign up to get our weekly Memory verse in your email so you don’t miss a week.

memory verse logoIn 2020 our emphasis is on revival for America with three key words: revive, renew, and redeem. You will begin to see the elements of our website and posts reflect this emphasis. We hope you’ll join us in praying for God to pour out the Holy Spirit with a mighty rushing wind of revival for our nation and around the world.

 

Our key verse for revival is 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.  For the past few  weeks, we have been focusing on repentance. This week, we look at the spiritual transformation that takes place when we surrender our heart to God.

This week’s memory verse:

Exodus 14:13-14

“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” 

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This week’s featured proclaims Christ as the overcomer. Satan is like a lion roaming to and fro seeking whom he may devour, but Jesus is the Lion of Judah that overcame Satan.

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052903: Wash Your Hands and Say Your Prayers Soap Dispenser

Wash Your Hands and Say Your Prayers Soap Dispenser

By Dexsa-the Giving Company

Trending words of inspiration on glass soap dispenser for kitchen, bath, or powder room; clear glass with typography design screened on; pump top. Fill with your favorite detergent, soap, or lotion. 8 ounce capacity.Wash your hands and say your prayers because Jesus and germs are everywhere.

760334: Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

By Adam Hamilton / Convergent Books

Learn how to flourish as a beacon of hope and serenity in an anxious age! Drawing on the latest research, therapeutic insights, biblical principles, and his personal experiences, Hamilton helps you untangle the knots of fear and worry—and embrace Jesus’ recurring advice: “Do not be afraid.” Full of practical solutions to help you live courageously! 176 pages, hardcover.

15018EB: Ultimate hope for Changing Times - eBook

Ultimate hope for Changing Times – eBook

By Dale & Sandy Larsen / Shaw Books

010972X: The Book of Signs Study Guide

The Book of Signs Study Guide

By David Jeremiah / Zondervan

In this 31-lesson The Book of Signs Study Guide which accompanies David Jeremiah’s book, The Book of Signs, he examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments to help you cut through the confusion and give you insights about God’s plan for humankind as the end times draw near. You will explore what God’s Word says about…

  • International Signs: the nations and regions that will play important roles as the final events of the age emerge
  • Cultural Signs: what will occur in societies and cultures around the world as we approach the end times
  • Heavenly Signs: what will happen to believers during this tumultuous time
  • Tribulation Signs: what will transpire during this seven-year period, when Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet unleash unspeakable horrors on the world
  • End Signs: what believers can look forward to experiencing when Jesus returns and God establishes His everlasting kingdom on earth
087342: Anxious for Nothing Study Guide with DVD: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Anxious for Nothing Study Guide with DVD: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

In this five-session Anxious for Nothing DVD Study by Max Lucado, he examines Philippians 4:4–8 to show how we can be anxious for nothing and discover true peace from God that surpasses human understanding.

Sessions:

  1. Rejoice in the Lord Always (21:00)
  2. Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All (20:00)
  3. Present Your Requests to God (21:00)
  4. The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart (21:30)
  5. Meditate on These Things (21:30)

This pack contains one softcover study guide and one DVD. 

First Lesson Free! PDF Study Guide

092131: Unshakable Hope, Study Guide with DVD

Unshakable Hope, Study Guide with DVD

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

The Unshakable Hope study provides groups of all sizes the opportunity to discuss and apply what they experience during the twelve-week Unshakable Hope church campaign. This study will open participants’ eyes as to how they can view their problems in light of God’s many promises in Scripture.  This Unshakable Hope Study Pack contains one study guide and one DVD.  The Unshakable Hope book is required for this study and is not included.

Sessions include:

  1. You Are Stamped with God’s Image (14:00)
  2. God Will Win the Victory (13:00)
  3. You Are an Heir of God (13:00)
  4. Your Prayers Have Power (12:00)
  5. God Gives Grace to the Humble (12:00)
  6. God Gets You (13:00)
  7. Jesus Is Praying for You (13:00)
  8. Death Has Been Defeated (12:00)
  9. Joy Is Coming Soon (12:30)
  10. You Will Have Power (12:00)
  11. There Is No Condemnation in Christ (12:00)
  12. Justice Will Prevail (13:30)

Approximate runtime: 108 minutes

089191: When God Doesn"t Fix It Study Guide with DVD

When God Doesn’t Fix It Study Guide with DVD

By Thomas Nelson

Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams? Building upon her book, When God Doesn’t Fix It, this Bible Study examines what the Bible says about God and why our lives often don’t turn out the way we like. She looks at the brokenness of some of our biblical heroes of faith – Abraham, Joseph, David, Paul – and shows how despite their flawed stories, God used them. God may not fix everything. In fact, our situation might never change or get better. But..we can. Study pack includes one Study Guide and one DVD.

First Lesson Free! PDF Study Guide

Sessions include:
1. Don’t Be Surprised by Trouble (14:00)
2. Best-Made Plans (14:00)
3. When God Doesn’t Fix It (10:00)
4. Why? The Question on Replay (12:00)
5. A Better Broken (13:00)

Approximate runtime: 63 minutes

336234: God Bless You Tissue Basket with Black Lining

God Bless You Tissue Basket with Black Lining

By Lyons Baskets

Handy tissue basket holds a box of boutique tissues, God bless you is embroidered on fabric liner, with wood lid. 6″ x 6″ x 6″; adds style to your room decor. Black with white lettering; button closure.Personalization is available!
To order with embroidered personalization, just add to your cart and follow the prompts.
All personalization is done on the premises at Christianbook.com.
Personalized with one line of your choice consisting of 20 characters.
Please Note: Font and thread colors cannot be changed.

92239EB: Wash Your Hands: Dirty Truth About Germs, Viruses and Epidemics...and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Danger - eBook

Wash Your Hands: Dirty Truth About Germs, Viruses and Epidemics…and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Danger – eBook

By Frederic Saldmann / Hachette Books

7144859: Kitchen Rules Tea Towel

Kitchen Rules Tea Towel

By Christian Art Gifts

Gift tea towel spells out in artisan font collage a happy set of Kitchen Rules.

  • 20″ x 29.25″
  • 100% cotton, white, with black lettering
  • Wash your hands, help set the table, say your prayers “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8”, Try one bite of everything, eat your veggies, be thankful, kiss the cook…help clean up, enjoy family time
  • Accented with kitchen art icons
  • Gift basket add-in; hostess gift favorite
471343: Faith Over Fear Stainless Steel Tumbler, Teal

Faith Over Fear Stainless Steel Tumbler, Teal

By Kerusso Activewear

Steel tumbler with sipper lid, 10 ounce capacity for a generous cup of coffee plus your favorite add-ins

    Dual-walled stainless steel tumbler
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Slide lid
  • Sweat-free
  • Hand wash
  • Boxed
  • Faith over fear. Psalm 118:6trending design graphics on teal tumbler
8471388: Nope Not Today Satan Stainless Steel Tumbler, Pink

Nope Not Today Satan Stainless Steel Tumbler, Pink

By Kerusso Activewear

Steel tumbler with sipper lid, 10 ounce capacity for a generous cup of coffee plus your favorite add-ins

    Dual-walled stainless steel tumbler
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Slide lid
  • Sweat-free
  • Hand wash
  • Boxed
  • Nope. Not today satan. . Trending graphics on hot pink tumbler
470546: Faith Over Fear Cap, Denim

Faith Over Fear Cap, Denim

By Kerusso Activewear

When God is for us, no person, and no challenge, can stop us in our tracks. Because of our faith, we don’t have to give in to fear — it’s that simple. Wear this stylish Christian cap from Kerusso’s grace & truth® collection to share this brave message with those who don’t yet know the Lord.

Cool baseball cap in blue denim with embroidered Scripture reference from Psalm 56:4 in tan.

Front: Faith Over Fear
Visor: Psalm 56:4
Side: grace & truth

  • Cotton Twill for durability
  • Top stitching and embroidery
  • Mid-profile, 6-panel cap with pre-curved visor
  • Adjustable velcro closure
  • One size fits most

Cover_mGod, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage

By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

• Scripture to memorize and meditate on
• Conversation Starters
• Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
• Romance Builders
• Relationship Builders
• Personal reflections
• Date ideas
• Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

 

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