Ethnicity and the New Creation

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This post is by Daniel Im (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary). Daniel is the Church Multiplication Specialist for LifeWay in Nashville, TN, and leads New Churches, an online hub for the mission of church multiplication. 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. In movies like Memento or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the story is told in ... [Reading More]

Revised “I’m a Christian Now!” Resource

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The LifeWay Kids team just released a newly revised edition of I'm a Christian Now! for use in kids ministries or in the home to help kids who have trusted in Christ begin to grow in their faith. You might notice that we have begun referencing this in the margin of the Younger Kids and Older Kids leader guides. Sometimes, we spend so much time and effort sharing the gospel with kids and leading them to follow the Spirit and trust in Jesus that we forget to equip them to be a long-term, ... [Reading More]

The New Creation and the Christian Life

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The events leading up to the new creation are the subject of much speculation—and sometimes disagreement—among Christians. With all the questions circumstances, timelines, meanings of the "millennium", it's easy for us to think that what happens in the end doesn’t matter. But the Bible tells us the exact opposite: the end matters right now. And right now matters to the end. That's why we're launching a new blog series, "The New Creation and the Christian Life," looking at five aspects of how ... [Reading More]

Summer 2015 Leader Tips, Session 13—Worship

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Summer lesson 13 to access the Session 13 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Summer 2015, Session 13—Worship. 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 this week’s subject ... [Reading More]

Jesus Christ Returns

When we moved to Murfreesboro last year, we looked at several homes (our realtor talked us out of looking at 15-20 more on our list) and ended up buying a new home that was completed about a week after we arrived in town. One thing I was really excited about was moving into a brand new home where I didn't really have anything to do. Yeah, that's exactly how it turned out. Who knew that even new homes need work? Well, I do now. Waterproofing our wooden fence. Building a play fort for the ... [Reading More]

The Goal of Chronological Bible Study in Student Ministry

We have all heard it said that we live in an unprecedented time where biblical illiteracy is at an all-time high. Such claims are not exaggerated in the least bit, especially when it comes to the younger generations. And for many, this biblical illiteracy extends far beyond the lack of ability to recognize familiar passages in the Bible. For the majority of students, this biblical illiteracy extends even to not being familiar with the general storyline of the Bible, or with being able to ... [Reading More]

Summer 2015 Leader Tips, Session 12—Stewardship

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Summer lesson 12 to access the Session 12 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Summer 2015, Session 12—Stewardship. 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 this week’s ... [Reading More]

God’s Warning to the Churches

I have great respect for my oldest son, Joshua, because he is able to take his time when eating dessert to savor it fully. I inhale mine. This week, we are going to inhale God's Warning to the Churches (Revelation 2-3) and I so wish we could savor it over seven or eight weeks. It's so good! But, alas, we cannot. So the next best thing I can do for you is to go more deeply into each of these seven letters for your benefit, and who knows—perhaps you will be able to weave some of what I ... [Reading More]

Tips to Start Well

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As we turn over the calendar pages (does anyone really use paper calendars these days?), we are getting more and more excited about the new cycle of The Gospel Project for Kids starting! We are just days away from the suggested first use Sunday in September. With that said, we also know of churches who have already begun using the materials, so we are so glad to know that the new material we have worked so hard on is finally being used to point kids to Christ. This seems like the perfect time ... [Reading More]

Summer 2015 Leader Tips, Session 11—Hospitality

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Summer lesson 11 to access the Session 11 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Summer 2015, Session 11—Hospitality. 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 this week’s ... [Reading More]