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Tools to help you to love and worship God, no matter what life brings you.

Ways to Love Your Neighbor

If you are feeling anxious, unsettled, fearful as we walk through this time of change nothing will ease your heart more than connecting with God in His Word. Click HERE for more information.

Several people have asked me for ideas about reaching out with the gospel to our non-Christian friends during this time of trial, anxiety, and the unknown. Senior Teaching Fellows Randy Newman is more than happy to offer some help. Click HERE for more information.

Prayer walking is a type of intercessory prayer that involves walking to or near a particular place while praying. As you prayer walk, your prayers extend beyond your own concerns, focusing directly on the needs of others and opening yourself to see them with God’s eyes and heart. Click HERE for more information.

Encouragement

This Poem was written by C.S. Lewis Fellow Becky Presnall in response to what God was doing in her heart in the month focused on what it means to follow Jesus Christ. Click HERE to Read the full Poem.

God has made us to live in community. Here are some ways you can connect with people even when you aren’t able to physically be with them. Click HERE. . .

This beautiful blessing has been sung and passed on from generation to generation in Jewish homes and synagogues for over 3,000 years. Christians have also spoken this blessing from the early days of the church to the present day for 2,000 years. Click HERE to read the full article.

I miss the way things were, don’t you? I miss the way things were when life was normal. I’m not comfortable with all of the changes that have been enforced on me, on my family, on the world. Click HERE to read Crystal Sarno's insights.

The coronavirus has us all on edge. Whether you’re in a high-risk category and are more susceptible to the effects of COVID-19 or you’re worried about loved ones who are at risk; whether you’re concerned you’ll lose your job or you’re nearing retirement and your investments are taking a hit: we’re all on edge in some way. Click HERE for more Information.

What will you do when it’s over? Are you imagining and planning what you’ll do when COVID-19 is behind us? When the doors are open again and we can get back to normal. What will you do first? Get together with your family - your friends? Go to church? Get your hair cut? Click HERE for more Information.

The words “He is risen!” remind us of the joyous news we celebrate at Easter, that Jesus’ death was not in vain, and that He has the power to overcome death. “He is risen, indeed!

C.S. Lewis provides some insights into how we might approach this unique situation as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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In troubled times like these, existential threats to our health, families and livelihoods can loom large, robbing us of peace.
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God has all knowledge and all authority over the natural and supernatural forces of this world. We know that, but sometimes we can forget that in the press of current events. HERE are some reflections to help remind you.

Some things to learn from the book of Job to provide hope to face the coronavirus pandemic. Click HERE for more Information.

Videos

Wondering about purpose in your life?
Gifted speaker and author, Dr. Os Guinness presents an insightful look into ways that we can live a purposeful life that leads to joy and fulfillment. Click HERE for more insights.

Recommended Resources

God is always at work (John 5:17). He is redeeming lost people and restoring his fallen creation, and he invites us in Christ to join him in his work. As a follower of Jesus, you are on God’s redemption and restoration team. In order to respond to this call, you must step out of your ordinary world, over the threshold of your comfort zone, and enter his life-changing adventure. Nine topics are covered in this interactive resource so that participants walk away equipped with a mindset for mission and useful tools to help fulfill God’s calling on us as disciples who make disciples. Click HERE for more Information.

This small group apologetics resource is based on the C.S. Lewis Institute Women’s Apologetics Conference titled Conversations That Count. The plenary speakers were Christian apologists Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Jana Harmon of the C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta. Click HERE for more Information.

A free resource adapted from CSLI’s 2016 Summer Conference on the topic of the spiritual formation of C.S. Lewis. This six- part video based program titled Learning from the Spiritual Pilgrimage of C.S. Lewis is ideal for small group and individual study! Click HERE for more Information.

Recommended books

Links are to Amazon for your convenience but these books are also available at other booksellers!

Astounded by the change in Tom, many of the very people who worked to put him behind bars began advocating for his release. After serving eight years of a 35-year sentence, Tom left prison. He attended college, moved to Washington, DC, and became copastor of a racially mixed church. He went on to earn a doctorate and became the president of the C. S. Lewis Institute, where he devoted himself to helping others become wholehearted followers of Jesus.
A dramatic story of radical transformation, Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love demonstrates that hope is not lost even in the most tumultuous of times, even those similar to our own.

There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we?

Following Christ's lead, Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message.
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things?
Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound, Praying the Bible will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.

In a world full of "doing", "performing", "keeping up with the Joneses", and an innumerable other distractions and pressures, Brother Lawrence was a man gifted by God to have the vision of true fellowship with God.

He tells us simply that being a Christian means to have a constant love relationship with God, only made possible through Jesus Christ's sacrifice. He reminds us not be guilty or ashamed (a very difficult thing to know if you're not told explicitly, and something only known through faith).

The Chronicles of Narnia Collection 7 Books set by C.S. Lewis.The series revolves around the adventures of children in the world of Narnia, guided by Aslan.


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