Book by Book: Isaiah with Alec Motyer Isaiah has been described as the fifth gospel because it is so full of the birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Constantly quoted by Jesus and His apostles, Isaiah provides so much of the theological foundation for the New Testament.
The letter of Philippians was written by Paul while he was in prison in Rome in about AD 63, but there is no bitterness or disillusionment here. In this letter, Paul opens his heart to us, showing us the secret to real contentment. The letter speaks of fellowship in the sufferings of Jesus, and yet there is no book of the Bible so full of joy.
God's passion for evangelism is so much greater than ours. Yet, the Lord insists on reaching the world through His people. The book of Jonah is the story of the success of God the Evangelist even through His unfaithful people. Throughout this book, we see how the Lord prepares Jonah for the task and how Jonah learns of his own need for the Lord in his affliction. He goes on to learn of God's great compassion, even for the most wicked people. The book of Jonah ends with Jonah receiving one of the most challenging and life transforming presentations of the love and grace of God.
The Book of Genesis is the book of beginnings. It sets the scene for everything in the whole Bible. In this book we learn about the creation of everything, the visible and the invisible. We discover how the universe was created. Genesis also teaches us where evil came from, explains the presence of pain, suffering and death in the world, and clearly reveals the solutions to these problems.
The Galatians had enjoyed the incredible freedom that Jesus gives us. However, "religious" people had joined the Galatian fellowship, claiming to have deeper knowledge from the ancient Scriptures, claiming to have a bigger picture than the simple good news that they had heard. These new teachings were robbing the Galatians of their freedom and their confidence. They were falling into a kind of religious slavery, making them think more and more about their own religious efforts and leaving little room for Jesus. Paul was desperate to rescue the Galatians from this dreadful cult.
Thousands of elementary, high school and college kids play competitive soccer in the U.S. and the sport continues to gain in popularity here on the professional level. In the UK and the rest of Europe "football" is wildly popular but did you know that many of the the English Premiere League teams have roots in the church? Get the scoop on the hidden history of the game and Thank God for Football! (er... umm...Soccer!)
Produced by Colonial Williamsburg, the program recreates for students of American independence the fire of George Whitefield, the zeal of the Reverend Samuel Davies, and their pursuit of the right to worship according to one's convictions. With Colonial Williamsburg as a backdrop, Thomas Jefferson guides viewers to understand how the axiom that government ought not legislate belief became a fundamental pillar of American democracy.
Jesus Christ — arrested, betrayed, abandoned, spit upon, beaten, cursed, scourged and finally crucified. But that was only the beginning of the story. Three days later Jesus rose from the grave, just as he said he would. Discover the wonder, majesty and worship embodied in his sacrificial death and resurrection. It's sure to inspire you and your family. Travel back in time to visit, site by crucial site, the climactic last days of our Savior. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a story of defeat, but of victory! Victory over death for all of humanity.
Twenty-two-year old Jackie Pullinger graduated as an oboe student at the Royal College of Music in England and then boarded a slow boat to China and prayed for guidance about where to get off. She ended up in Hong Kong. This is a documentary about Jackie's work amid the drug-crazed vice and violence of the old Walled City in Hong Kong. She started a youth club for heroin addicts, gained the respect of the notorious Triad leaders who controlled the Walled City, and instituted the St. Stephen's Society for curing drug addicts.
Here is an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal and spiritual issues--to hope.
Teenagers have been betrayed! They have not been told the whole truth about the consequences of sexual activity, experimentation and permissiveness. Teenagers love Pam Stenzel because she tells it to them straight, mincing no words in showing how the pervasive sexual permissiveness of our culture is a deceptive trap. Every young person should have the benefit of the hard-hitting reality check in this four-part series. Pam's message is helping thousands avoid disastrous consequences of unwise choices. Includes a 48-page leader's guide and reproducible student worksheets in PDF.
Jesus walked this earth a long time ago and uttered things like none other ever did before or since. His teachings had drawn more adherents than any other. But what about today in a scientific post-modern world? Do his teachings make any sense and offer any hope for the desperate problems of our world? This series approaches these vitally important questions by going to some of the most perplexing and challenging situations on our planet today.
When Mourning Breaks explores the impact of pregnancy loss on emotions, relationships, marriage and faith. This program encourages compassion and offers hope for those who have experienced either a miscarriage or an elective abortion.
It's an idea inspired by Pope John Paul II. “Be the saints of the new millennium,” he told us. But before we can be saints, we need to know the saints. And so, it began: a pilgrimage through Germany and Italy with almost 100 Canadian university students, with visits in the towns, homes, and places of prayer of some of the saints of the Catholic Church. And the more we traveled, the more clear the picture became - there is a resemblance between holy lives lived and lives living for the holy.
With stunning photography and original medieval melodies, the enchanting town of Assisi is explored through testimonials by Pope John Paul II, Dante Alighieri, Hermann Hesse, Simone Weil, J.W. Goethe, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Francis of Assisi and others. Also included are Poor Clare's reflections on her life in a convent, the Ecumenical Gathering of the world's religious leaders held in Assisi in 1986, the earthquake damaged city, the springtime festival Calendimaggio, and Francis' mystical Canticle of the Creatures.
It is difficult for Christians to know how to respond to homosexuality in today’s culture. Some believers argue the truth - sometimes with a distinct lack of love - while others remain silent to avoid offending or being labeled “haters.” The Sing Over Me Church Resource Kit is designed to to equip your church to respond lovingly, yet truthfully when interacting with advocates of homosexuality.
This three-part series will help parents to appreciate the uniqueness of the preteen years. In program one you will learn this is your best chance to hold your child, spend time with him/her, instill values, read to him/her, help him/her to develop a sense of feeling and to teach the facts of sex. Program two illuminates the special characteristics of middle childhood, telling parents how to build loving relationships with their child. Program three examines the conscience and spiritual development of the child, and how the child derives identity, adequacy and worth.