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Devotional: Holy Week
Pastor Jay relects on Jesus' journey from the cross.
Streaming: RightNow Media
This online streaming service provides Bible studies and faith-based content for all walks of life. There is some especially fun content for kids!
*If you don't have access to RightNow Media, please email Kirsten Snarey at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access.
The creators of the popular BibleProject videos and resources have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. The podcasts discuss a range of biblical topics in an engaging manner. Ranging from Old Testament and New Testament book studies to deeper theological themes, the teaching is presented in a way that will challenge seasoned Bible students while being accessible to people from all backgrounds.
Devotional: New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
Written with a pastoral heart and a focus on engaging true life change through encountering God and living out the gospel in everyday life, this daily devotional is very practical and biblical in its approach. Available in both hard copy and Kindle ebook formats.
Devotional: With God Daily by Skye Jethani
A devotional app that will also send daily emails utilizing Scripture and devotional thoughts about how to live in our current culture as a Christ-follower. Skye utilizes history, arts, media, and cultural current events to connect the Scriptures to the world around us. Billed as a "devotional for people who hate devotionals", this devotional is unique in its form and content.
Website: Christian Audio
This is the leading website for purchasing and downloading Christian audio books. As a bonus, the website also offers one free audio book each month for free download. Christian audio also has an app that manages all of your audio book downloads on your smartphone.
Utilizing all kinds of creative media, including videos and blogs, the BibleProject team is constantly producing new resources for all ages to learn about the Bible and connect the biblical narrative together as a whole.
Devotional: Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids
Written by Phil Vischer (the VeggieTales guy) this family devotional will "guide readers from Genesis to Revelation, retelling beloved Bible stories AND tackling tricky questions like "What is sin?" and "What is the Trinity?" Each story is vividly illustrated, takes just five minutes to read, and includes a family connection to encourage family Bible study and help readers learn, talk, and pray together! PLUS, bonus content connects the dots of each Bible story, making the Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids a family devotional Bible that provides a big picture, applicational view of the biblical narrative."
RightNow Media: BOZ
The Green Bear Next Door helps his friends discover that as we explore God's world, we can also find the joys of being active, eating healthy, and getting clean! It's a favorite for preschoolers.
RightNow Media: Owlegories
An animated series that follows a group of student owls as they travel on adventures learning about nature, faith, and God! It says for elementary, but some of our favorite preschoolers request it.
RightNow Media: Little Bible Heroes
16 animated Bible stories. This one is great for babies-preschool age. Each "episode" runs for about 1.5 minutes, perfect for those shorter attention spans. The voice of the story teller is calm.
App Recommendation: Parent Cue
If you have not already downloaded the free Parent Cue app, now is the time. It coincides with the curriculum we use each Sunday. If you missed a Sunday they have an animated Bible story to watch. It offers resources for you as a parent to guide your child in their journey to walk with Jesus.
YouVersion Reading Plan: The Parables and Teaching of Jesus
This 21-day plan (started by many of us on Monday, March 16 and ending on Palm Sunday) will lead us through many of Jesus' most important stories. We will connect with each other and share how God is challenging us through his word.
YouVersion Reading Plan: Jesus: Our Banner Of Victory
When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate the greatest triumph in history. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, He forever defeated the power of sin and the grave, and all their resulting side effects, and He chose to share that victory with us. This Easter week, let’s dive into some of the strongholds He conquered, reflect on the fight He fought for us, and praise Him as our Banner of Victory.
YouVersion Reading Plan: MOTION X
A generation of students who live their faith out day to day would change the world. Living in MOTION starts by learning how God made you, growing in leadership and serving, and by seeing the vision God has for you to make a difference.
RightNow Media: Read Scripture Series
This series is one of the most creative, helpful, and cohesive resources out there for understanding how the Bible fits together.
Spotify Playlist: Second Sundays
This playlist is full of worship songs that have been selected by our student worship team. Enjoy!
For Community Groups
Here are some resources to use with your group whether you meet in person, online or a combination of the two. You can discuss our sermons with our sermon-based discussion questions found on our SERMONS PAGE, or you may want to go through a RightNow Media study. There are hundreds to choose from, but here are some recommendations:
Oneness Embraced, by Tony Evans; this study helps promote a biblical understanding of race, diversity and unity.
Psalm 23, by Matt Chandler; this familiar Psalm will challenge you to trust the Lord to care for your needs.
The Gospel of Mark, by Francis Chan; this is a great book to get to know Jesus better.
The Book of Ephesians, by J.D. Greear; study a book of the Bible with your family or community group.
The Kindness Challenge, by Shaunti Feldhahn; now more than ever we need kindness.
Greater Than, by Francis Chan; God is bigger than the worries of today.
Another great resource for groups is to go through a reading plan on YouVersion, the Bible app. Request your group members to be friends through the app and start doing a study together. There are hundreds to choose from. Here are some ideas to get you started:
BibleProject | Justice
You and Me Forever: Marriage in light of Eternity, by Francis Chan and Lisa Chan.
The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer
Renew: Romans 8 With Timothy Keller
Live By the Spirit: Devotions with John Piper
RightNow Media: Here are some popular studies for women:
YouVersion Reading Plans: Here are some ideas for a Reading Plan:
Gideon, by Priscilla Shirer
Undaunted, by Christine Cain
Wisdom from the Vineyard, by Beth Moore
Also, we are starting our book club in the month of July. Pick up a copy of the book, A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken and read the first 3 chapters before July 7.
YouVersion Reading Plan: Journey Through Acts
A great study on Acts found in the Bible app. Acts is the book we are studying in men's Bible study on Thursday mornings.
Podcast: The Bible Project
A recommendation from Pastor Jay is a podcast called The Bible Project.