The Life & Psalms of David Bible Study

The Life & Psalms of David is the eighth in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

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“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16-17

Both a mighty warrior and a skillful poet-musician, King David wrote almost half the book of Psalms, the worship manual that has given expression to the praises and laments of God’s people throughout the generations. Although David is described in the Bible as “… a man after God’s own heart,” Scripture does not conceal the fact that he was deeply flawed and sinful.

In this 16-week study, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Old Testament record of David’s life along with the corresponding Psalms he wrote as he experienced life’s trials and sorrows, defeats and victories. We will learn from his example how to be both spiritual warriors and faithful worshippers of the Living God.

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The Life & Letters of Peter Bible Study

The Life & Letters of Peter is the seventh in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

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Where can we find hope in uncertain times?

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

In order to flourish as God intends, we must “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:28). This 3-part, 20-lesson Bible study explores the Father’s grace and mercy in the life one who was as flawed and fragile as we understand ourselves to be. The forgiveness of our Savior and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit are clearly seen in the vivid portrait we find of the great Apostle Peter in the gospels, the book of Acts, and finally, the letters he wrote to bring practical wisdom and encouragement to the church.

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Ezra & Nehemiah

Ezra & Nehemiah is the sixth in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

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Are you struggling with discouragement or anxiety about the future? Does it sometimes feel like foundations are crumbling and the world is falling into ruins around you?

Perhaps you wonder if God’s promises still hold true or if He’s even with you in the midst of your trial.

If so, the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah are for you! Learn how the Lord used two courageous, obedient, servant leaders to rebuild Jerusalem—the city and its walls—and restore the hearts of the people to their God.  The timely truths found in God’s Word will encourage you that you’re never alone in your struggles, and reassure you that God never forgets His promises.

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Jesus’ Farewell: Love to the Uttermost

Jesus’ Farewell: Love to the Uttermost is the fifth in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

A study of John 13-17 (The Upper Room Discourse), Jesus’ Farewell: Love to the Uttermost is an in-depth discipleship tool designed to serve growing Christians who want keep going deeper in faith.

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Creative Conversations with God

Creative Conversations with God: The Art of Bible Journaling workbook will equip you with a variety of simple visual techniques to enhance your quiet time. You will grow in your knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of the Bible as you use these fun, creative activities to slow down and enjoy your relationship with God.

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Walk: The Letters of John Bible Study

Walk: The Letters of John is the third in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

Practical, encouraging, and inspirational, Walk: The Letters of John is a 7-week, interactive, intergenerational Bible study in the New Testament books of 1, 2 and 3 John. Designed for individuals or groups of all ages, this inductive study includes optional activities for mentoring and spiritual formation.

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The Book of Mark Bible Study

CrossWise Living: The Book of Mark is the second in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

Discover the heart, mind and strength of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in this inductive, interactive 10 Lesson Bible Study useful for both men and women. Groups of all ages will be inspired by this valuable resource for fostering cross-generational relationships.

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Living CrossWise: Navigating Transition Bible Study

Living CrossWise: Hope and Help for Navigating Transition

 

Gail’s 12 week Bible study Living CrossWise: Hope & Help for Navigating Transition combines metaphors from sailing with inspirational stories about life’s transitions and topical Bible study to promote cross-generational mentoring relationships.

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Everyone faces difficult life transitions on a regular basis. Living CrossWise teaches readers how to harness the power of the winds of change that propel us on a zigzag course through life’s transitions. Inspirational personal narratives, in-depth Bible studies, and pertinent discussion questions illustrate the three essential spiritual practices of Inward Inventory, Pinpoint Prayer, and CrossWise Counsel.

The cross provides a pattern for the three kinds of questions we must ask to successfully navigate transition. The vertical plank encourages us to look to God for specific guidance (Pinpoint Prayer) while we engage in disciplined self-reflection about the practical details of our lives (Inward Inventory). The crosspiece shows us the value of living life with arms wide open to the input of both the generation preceding and the one following us (CrossWise Counsel). The importance of cross-generational mentoring relationships is underscored in this interactive women’s ministry resource.

Women’s ministries will use this book as a tool for mentoring programs and Bible study groups. Because it is designed to promote and facilitate cross-generational mentoring relationships, its range of usefulness will extend from high school students through senior citizens. The biggest age group, Baby Boomers, is now heading into retirement and seeking opportunities to invest in the lives of young people—this book will provide the structure and motivation to help them attain their potential at this influential stage in life.

Dr. Bones and her ministry has been commended by Christian authors, leaders and ministry directors including Pam Farrel, Wayne Rice, Leanna Tankersley, and Virginia Friesen.

The Book of Ruth Bible Study

CrossWise Living: The Book of Ruth is the first in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.

Women of all ages will be inspired by this 5-week, interactive study of the Book of Ruth, one of the Bible’s most beautiful stories of loyalty, love, and redemption.

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Bestowing the Blessing…

Bestowing the Blessing: Practical Strategies for Christian Educators

 

Christian teachers in the public schools who wish to improve student motivation and outcomes can effectively apply the strategies suggested by Smalley and Trent (1986) in The Blessing. Smalley and Trent set forth a five-fold plan for parents to bless their children with unconditional love and acceptance. The techniques of using meaningful touch, speaking words of honor, encouragement, and affirmation, and making an active commitment to student success are supported both by Scripture and research in educational best practices.

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Christian Perspectives in Education (CPE) is an online, peer-reviewed journal that focuses upon Christian perspectives in theory, research, and practices of education.

Christian Perspectives in Education is published by Liberty University’s School of Education. All views and opinions expressed within in the published articles are those of the author(s) and do not represent the views and/or opinion of Liberty University, the School of education, the CPE journal, or the editors. Published articles and all information within the publications are solely the responsibility of the author of the article.