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Advent Day 18: A message from Randy Frazee

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 18 with Randy Frazee.

Advent Day 17: A message from Dr. Sandy Richter

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 17 with Dr. Sandy Richter.

Advent Day 2: A message from Gary Thomas

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 2 with Gary Thomas. 

Advent Day 3: A message from Candace Payne

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 3 with Candace Payne. 

Advent Day 1: A message from Andy Stanley

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 1 with Andy Stanley

Advent Day 23: A message from Wendy Blight

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 23 with Wendy Blight.

Advent Day 15: A message from Anne Graham Lotz

Advent is the season that Christians use to reflect and prepare for the nativity of Christ at Christmas and hopeful anticipation of the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming.

The authors of HarperChristian Resources want to share messages of hope, faith, joy, and peace for you throughout the Advent Season.

Enjoy day 15 with Anne Graham Lotz

When Change Comes (And It Always Does)

A Note From Shauna Just after I turned forty, life as I knew it changed in about a thousand ways. I faced a series of losses—we left our church, our ...

In the Beginning...

The first study in The Jesus Bible Study Series, Beginnings, is designed to usher you through the first act of God’s story, which is revealed most fully in the opening two chapters of the book of Genesis. Later biblical authors also wrote about God’s creation and the purposes behind his work, so we will pull from those portions of Scripture as well as we go along.

Experience God’s Word for What it DOES

Because God speaks to us through the Bible we can see the Bible as an agent God uses to communicate with us. In these scriptures God instructs and rules and determines and prescribes and orders and promises and shows the way for us. The Bible is a gift to us and is for us.

Your Viewing Guide to Christmas Bible Studies for Small Groups or Families

Christmas video Bible studies are the perfect way to bring together your people during the month of December, prepare your heart for the season, and study the birth of Jesus with fresh perspective! Can’t decide which Christmas video Bible study to do? Here’s your viewing guide to four popular Christmas studies to help you choose the best one for your small group.

4 Ways to Use The Marriage Devotional in Your Church

I have a strong conviction that as goes the marriage, so goes the family, and so goes the world. While a frail marriage can lead to heartache and brokenness that ripples into all those affected, a strong marriage can be the root of so much stability, strength, and healing. My wife, Jennie, and I wrote a 52-day devotional called The Marriage Devotional with this in our hearts and minds – to speak Jesus into every hear, home and marriage that would be willing to read.

Woman Evolve

If we dared to be honest, we’d confess that the fear of being seen is not just a little girl’s struggle. It grows with us like a companion in every stage of life. Have you ever chosen to actively resist experiences, memories, or situations because you did not want to run the risk of being seen in your most vulnerable state? What if everyone around you knew about the depression? The addiction? Chronic stress? That troubled child? Heartbreak? What if you were truly seen?

Waiting for God’s Timing

We ask God for something, and seemingly nothing happens. We want Aunt Martha healed, but she remains sick or even dies. We want that promotion, but someone else gets it. Instead of getting the answer we want, we often get silence. We struggle like Job. “I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me” (Job 30:20 NIV).

Mental Health: Could Your Small Group Use Some Help to Support Each Other?

Studies show that 1 out of every 4 adults in America will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime. 

I decided to dedicate Season Two of our podcast, Study Gateway’s First Listens, to this universal and timely issue of mental health. I have curated a collection of sessions from seven Bible studies that speak to different aspects of mental health.

Fentanyl overdoses, fuel costs soaring, and failing power supplies. Is it chaos? Not to God

Fentanyl-laced drugs, along with other opioids, are taking the lives of thousands of people annually. The average nationwide price of gasoline in America is around $5.00 per gallon. Power blackouts ...

Free Resources

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.