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What Faith Is

Is faith just superstition? Is faith simply hope in God or is it based on facts and truth as well? Rob helped us unpack these questions on Sunday, and here are some resources to find out more.

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Explores the qualities of faith that made the lives of biblical heroes memorable, and how we too can live extraordinary lives of faith.
This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Study the book of Hebrews with this handy guide.
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be. In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.

What We Believe - About Heaven and Hell

What will heaven be like? Is it really like we see in the movies? Check out these resources if you'd like to know more about heaven as truly described in the Bible. This week's resources are recommended by David Bourne.

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Joe and Lee use the Bible to answer the most common questions (and some uncommon ones as well) such as:

-Will we turn to angels in Heaven?

-Will we have some kind of body or be a spirit only?

-What does the Bible mean when it says we will have a "New Earth"?

-Where is Heaven?

-Will animals and pets be there?

-Will we recognize our family members, friends and others?

McKnight helps you examine God’s Word in order to discover what awaits you on the other side of the grave and find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding heaven, including:

1. What about Near Death Experiences?
2. What about Rewards in Heaven?
3. Who Will Be in Heaven?
4. Is God Fair?
5. Will There Be Families in Heaven?
6. What about Children Who Die?
7. What about Cremation?
8. What about Purgatory?
9. Will There Be Pets in Heaven?
10. Why Believe in Heaven?

The word Hell conjures up all kinds of nightmares in people's minds. But also presents a difficulty for many Christians. How can a God who the Bible says literally "is love" condemn anyone to an eternity of torment? Will punishment be eternal? Is Hell for real?


In this short, accessible book, pastor and author Erik Raymond reviews this important subject for everyone with pastoral warmth and biblical clarity.