Trials and Tribulations and the New Creation

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This post is by Michael Kelley (M.A., Beeson Divinity School). Michael is the Director of Groups Ministry for LifeWay in Nashville, TN, and author of Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal and Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life. 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. Imagine the scene with me. A man in ancient Rome has been summoned to a ... [Reading More]

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]

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]

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]

Why Use a Leader Pack When Leading Middle and High School Students?

We have all heard teachers and educators say that there are different styles of learning. Some folks are more bent toward an auditory approach to learning, being able to process information by just listening to a lecture or sermon. Some have a stronger leaning towards a visual approach, being able to better grasp the material if they can just see it displayed in some form or fashion. And yet there are still others who would be more inclined to a kinesthetic (hands on) approach to learning, where ... [Reading More]

Fasting and Spiritual Formation

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This post is by Jeremy Maxfield (M.T.S., Beeson Divinity School). Jeremy serves as a writer and lead editor for the Groups Ministry: Adult Discipleship team 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. "As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God." Psalm 42:1 (HCSB) What is absolutely vital to your day? ... [Reading More]

New Resources for The Gospel Project for Students

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With the launch of our new Chronological series this Fall, The Gospel Project for Students has several new resources that could benefit the group time with your students. For starters, The Gospel Project for Students now has a Leader Pack available, in both print and digital formats. The Leader Pack is designed to supplement and expand the teaching content contained in The Gospel Project for Students Leader Guide. Contents of the Leader Pack include poster items that visually enhance and ... [Reading More]

Stewardship and Spiritual Formation

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This post is by Heather Nunn (MA in Missiology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). Heather serves as Associate Publisher, Women's Books for B&H Publishing, the Trade Publishing imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources. 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. Stewardship and Spiritual Formation For the past month, I’ve been looking to purchase ... [Reading More]

What do Americans really believe about God?

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In 2014, LifeWay Research and Ligonier Ministries partnered to learn what Americans really believe in seven key doctrinal areas—and the resulting study paints a sobering picture about the state of American theology. Today we're releasing a new, free eBook, The State of American Theology: Knowing the Truth, Loving the Church, Reaching Our Neighbors, collecting the research and thoughtful essay responses from renowned theologians including R. C. Sproul, Ed Stetzer John Piper, Alistair Begg, ... [Reading More]

Family Bible Reading Plans

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Starting in September, The Gospel Project takes kids, students, and adults to Genesis to begin a three-year journey through the metanarrative of the Bible. That means that each week for three full years, churches who use The Gospel Project will provide their families with the opportunity to study through every section and most books of the Bible to see how it all points to Christ. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to begin a family Bible reading plan to either add to your family (or ... [Reading More]