Seasonal

Unearth the treasures in the traditions and discover new meanings in the celebrations we enjoy year after year at Christmas, Easter, New Year's and Thanksgiving.

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  • Because of Bethlehem (Max Lucado)

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    Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle becomes the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a Savior in heaven. No one expected God to come the way he did. Yet the way he came was every bit as important as the coming itself. The manger is the message. Jesus’ bir...

  • The Case for Christmas (Lee Strobel)

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    Even when he was an atheist, Lee Strobel enjoyed the Christmas season–the gift-giving, holiday parties, and being with friends and family. But after his wife became a Christian, Lee started to investigate the real meaning behind all those nativity scenes he had seen outside of churches. In this f...

  • Who Needs Christmas (Andy Stanley)

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    The details of the Christmas story are amazing . . . and can seem a bit unbelievable. There is the angelic announcement to Mary that she will give birth to the Messiah. The dream from God that convinces Joseph to take Jesus as his own son. The angelic host who announces Jesus' birth to the shephe...

  • The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi (Kathie Lee Gifford & Rabbi Jason Sobel)

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    Kathie Lee Gifford always believed the Bible held the answers to every question a person could ask. Her problem was, how could she be sure of what the Bible was really saying, when we are so separated from the ancient Jewish culture in which it was written? It wasn’t until she began studying the ...

  • The Story of Jesus (Randy Frazee)

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    To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God’s story, the tale of his gre...

  • Advent Conspiracy (Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, Greg Holder)

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    Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? This year, take a stand! Join the groundswell of Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be—a joyous celebration of Jesus' birth. Advent Conspiracy, a four-session, video-based study, shows you how to su...

  • My One Word (Mike Ashcraft)

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    Mike Ashcroft has been challenging his church members to focus on one way that they would like to grow through the course of the year, and it has come with amazing results. Now he brings that same challenge to you in One Word, a four-session, video-based study. This year, lose the long list of re...

  • Starting Point (Andy Stanley)

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    Starting Point is a conversational environment where you can explore faith and experience community. It’s a safe place for you to ask the questions you’ve always wondered about but never felt you could ask at church, legitimate questions that would make many Christians uncomfortable. Ask them. No...

  • Sacred Rhythms (Ruth Haley Barton)

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    Drawing on the imagery of the natural rhythms of the created order, Sacred Rhythms explores the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God. In a similar way, the disciplines of the spiritual life are the basic components of the rhythm...

  • He Chose the Nails (Max Lucado)

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    Jesus’ last moments were not left up to chance. God chose the path; he selected the nails. Our Lord planted the trio of crosses and painted the sign. God didn’t have to do all these things, you know. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet he did much more. So much ...

  • The Case for Easter (Lee Strobel)

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    In his bestselling book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel retraced his spiritual journey from atheism to faith by showing how the evidence he obtained from experts in the field of history, archaeology, and ancient manuscripts led him to the verdict that Jesus truly was the Son of God. Now, in this...

  • Why Easter Matters (Andy Stanley)

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    As believers in Christ, we all would like to say that we trust in God. We would all like to claim that we believe God has our best interests in mind and that obedience to him is the best pathway to finding joy, peace, and fulfillment in life. But the truth is that we often find ourselves actively...

  • One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp)

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    In everything, give thanks. How do those four word strike you? As naïve? Infuriating? Impossible? Offensive? For Ann Voskamp, the notion of being able to give thanks was lost between her gnawing anger and deep resentment toward God for his unfair dealings. Having suffered from agoraphobia and anx...