Paul’s Second Journey

My father's job took my family to Germany when I was about 10 years old. We lived in southern Germany for nearly six years and I loved that experience. I loved the German history, culture, and food. Especially the food. But not at first. Shortly after we moved to Germany, my parents wanted to go out to dinner one night but my older brother and I balked at the idea. Normally, that wouldn't go far at all and we would have been told to climb into the car because we were going, like it or not. ... [Reading More]

New for Kids this Fall: Missions

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The Gospel Project for Kids is designed to guide kids through three steps: Learn how the Bible is one big story of the gospel. Orient their hearts into a posture of love, gratitude, and faithfulness to God because of the gospel. Join in on God's mission to bring Him glory and make Him known to others. A key way we seek to accomplish that crucial third step is through the missions and missional living emphases in both the Bible study and worship times. In the new cycle of The Gospel ... [Reading More]

Learning and Spiritual Formation

This post is by Andy McLean, Andy is the editor of The Gospel Project for Students at LifeWay Christian Resources. He earned an MA from Biola University, and an MDiv and ThM from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. To see this whole blog series click here. To order The Gospel Project for students or adults click these links. To preview a full month of The Gospel Project click here. Learning and Spiritual Formation  The truth that learning is an essential component of ... [Reading More]

Summer 2015 Leader Tips, Session 5—How We Read the New Testament

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Summer lesson 5 to access the Session 5 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Summer 2015, Session 5—How We Read the New Testament. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast recommendations and blog posts related to ... [Reading More]

Paul’s First Journey

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After Paul's conversion (Acts 9), he went to Arabia for a time, returned to Damascus, and after three years went to Jerusalem for the first time as a follower of Jesus to visit with Peter. (Galatians 1:17-18) During this time, Luke shifts his attention back to Peter in the Book of Acts, most notably recording his involvement with the first Gentile converts. (Acts 10) Luke also shares about the execution of James, the brother of John in this section. (Acts 12) Then chapter 13 opens with what ... [Reading More]

Gospel Project for Kids Facebook Page

The Gospel Project for Kids team has launched a new Facebook page which we hope will quickly become an online community for kids ministry leaders, teachers, parents, and anyone else who loves The Gospel Project for Kids. One thing that we have noticed is that kids leaders LOVE to share their ideas with others and to seek great ideas from other leaders as well. We anticipate leaders sharing ideas about how to make the activities better, use completely different activities, decorate large group ... [Reading More]

Solitude and Spiritual Formation

This post is by Emily Ellis. Emily is the publishing team leader of magazines and devotionals at LifeWay. Originally from Boston, Emily went to college in Nashville, seminary in Chicago, studied Hebrew in Israel, and eventually found her way back to Nashville. To see this whole blog series click here. To order The Gospel Project for students or adults click these links. To preview a full month of The Gospel Project click here. Solitude and Spiritual Formation I graduated from ... [Reading More]

Summer 2015 Leader Tips, Session 4—How We Read the Old Testament

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Summer lesson 4 to access the Session 4 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Summer 2015, Session 4—How We Read the Old Testament. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast recommendations and blog posts related to ... [Reading More]

Paul’s Conversion

When we moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, last year we bought a newly-built home and new sod was installed just a few days before we moved in. Soon after, the cold weather hit and our new sod, and everyone else's grass, went dormant. This spring, everything began to bloom and turn green in central Tennessee…except for our lawn. Well, that isn't quite the case. The green weeds in our yard seem to be having no trouble growing. It's just my grass that is being bashful. I can see the grass ... [Reading More]

Hospitality and Spiritual Formation

This post is by Drew Dixon (M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). Drew serves as strategist and editor for SmallGroup.com at LifeWay in Nashville, TN. To see this whole blog series click here. To order The Gospel Project for students or adults click these links. To preview a full month of The Gospel Project click here. Hospitality and the Gospel My friend Paul was a full time librarian, a part time professor at a local Christian college, a husband, and father. In ... [Reading More]