A Gospel-centered Life

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In the Summer volume of The Gospel Project for adults and students, we dive into the basics of interpreting and understanding God’s Word, and at some of the spiritual disciplines that put us in the appropriate posture of submission and faith—prayer, fasting, hospitality, giving, and worship. With each release we run a blog series that coincides with the topic of that study. We are excited to launch this blog series titled Gospel-centered life. The Disciplines of Spiritual Formation - ... [Reading More]

Spring 2015 Leader Tips, Session 13—Practical Evangelism

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Spring lesson 13 to access the Session 13 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Spring 2015, Session 13—Practical Evangelism: A Guide to Knowing and Sharing the Gospel. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast ... [Reading More]

Humility in the Mission

Acts 1:4-11 is a familiar passage used in preaching and teaching about global missions, second perhaps only to the Great Commission. The beautiful and clear order of expanding the Kingdom given in verse 8 - Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth - serves as a rallying cry for churches in America to begin missions in their local community (their Jerusalem), then expand to the nation (their Judea), then continue working out to neighboring nations (their Samaria), and then ultimately ... [Reading More]

New for Kids this Fall: Artwork

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Continuing our blog post series for what’s new for kids this fall, I’m excited to share about our new artwork. Bible Story Pictures Teaching kids at church since I was almost a kid myself, I have always taken Bible story pictures for granted. I just assumed there was a big repository of them somewhere. After coming to LifeWay, I have an entirely new appreciation for Bible story pictures. Our team spent significant time discussing and thinking through each and every picture. We wanted to ... [Reading More]

Spring 2015 Leader Tips, Session 12—Sent

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Spring lesson 12 to access the Session 12 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Spring 2015, Session 12—Sent: We Are Sent Out in the Image of Our Sending God. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast recommendations ... [Reading More]

Sharing Jesus as We Go

The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is a well-known and well-loved passage. And for good reason: it encapsulates the mission of every follower of Jesus Christ, including kids. This passage is often used in sermons and discussions about world missions - rightly so - but it is about so much more than that. It's about daily living. Part of our problem could be a result of not quite understanding the very first phrase in the commission: "go, therefore, and make disciples." When many of us ... [Reading More]

New for Kids this Fall: New Scope and Sequence

One of the most noticeable changes to the kids scope and sequence beginning this Fall is the equal amount of time spend in the Old Testament and New Testament. Unlike in the first scope and sequence where we spent more time in the Old Testament, we will now spend 18 months in each. What this means practically is that we are spending less time in the minor prophets and reallocating that time to the epistles. One change that you will not be able to notice by just examining the kids scope and ... [Reading More]

How To Get The Most Out Of #TGP15

https://vimeo.com/125801253 On Monday, May 11, thousands of people will gather online for Gospel. Life. Ministry, a free online event sponsored by The Gospel Project. This online event features 24 of the most trusted pastors and church leaders talking about how the gospel relates to areas of life and ministry. Not only is this event well worth your time, it is absolutely free. Here are some tips for getting the most out of this online event. Connect with us: Follow The Gospel Project on ... [Reading More]

Spring 2015 Leader Tips, Session 11—Witness

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Spring lesson 11 to access the Session 11 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Spring 2015, Session 11—Witness: The Bible Witnesses of Christ, and We Witness to the World. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast ... [Reading More]

Desperate for Christ

There is a humorous scene in the movie Forest Gump where the title character, Forest, sees a friend, Lieutenant Dan, with which he had lost contact for a while. Forest is by himself on a moving shrimp boat near the docks when he looks up and sees Lt. Dan sitting on the dock. Forest's joy is evident as he stands up and waves at his friend. Then, without any thought, Forest dives right into the water to swim to his friend. A few minutes later, we see the empty shrimp boat crash into another ... [Reading More]