New Issue of follow now available

The July issue of follow is now available to download. In this issue, we map out our spiritual journey in terms of the stages of our growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We trace our steps from being “babes in Christ” to becoming “spiritual elders” - living examples of Christ to others. To get the emag, click here.

Two Things Your Kids Can't Live Without Part 04

This is the Fourth part of Kristen Thornton’s series “Two Things Your Kids Can’t Live Without.”

>>Listen to or download the audio here.
>>Download the handouts for this session here.

Two Things Your Kids Can't Live Without Part 04

This is the Fourth part of Kristen Thornton’s series “Two Things Your Kids Can’t Live Without.”

>>Listen to or download the audio here.

>>Download the handouts for this session here.

2011 follow eMag now available

We just posted the new issue of follow, our eMagazine. In this issue we list the 12 Authors whose books and work shaped the last decade. I am constantly getting requests for book recommendations and this list charts out the past 10 years in terms of the books that have made the greatest impact in our minds and hearts. Hope you enjoy it and that you might discover a ‘new’ book to read. You can click here to get to the follow page.

Advent Calendar: Great Way to Share Faith with Children

As Christmas is coming upon us, we thought we would share a resource that has been meaningful to many families in this Holy Season: The Advent Calendar and Candles. Matthew and Kristen Thornton have put together a fantastic resource to help you add this time of family sharing into your holy-days. Celebrating Advent using the calendar and candles is a great way to help your children experience the significance of the whole Gospel Story and can lay a foundation for your year round family growth.

>>Download the Advent chart and explanation here.

EPS_Hebrews 11

This week we do a little application of the things that we considered while looking at the Reformation. Hebrews 11 and 12 emphasize the priority of faith in our relationship with God. If we want to be “people of whom the world is not worthy” we will be people of faith. Jesus Himself is our greatest example of this faith, and on HIm we keep our eyes focused.

>>Listen to or download the audio here.

EPS_Remembering the Reformation 03

This week we consider the contributions of John Wycliffe and John Huss in the movement that leads up to the Reformation. Questioning Papal Authority, the corruption of the Roman Church and the nature of the Church’s mission, these two “pioneers” of the Reformation sparked the cinder that would become the flame of Martin Luther.

>>Download the audio for this session here.

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We are excited to have a combined meeting with the Heritage Builders class for the month of October! This week we begin a short overview of the Reformation. October 31st has traditionally been celebrated as Reformation Day. We will do an overview of the people, events and trends that fanned the flames that eventually became the Reformation with a view to understanding the times of Revolution in which we live.
*I am sorry but there was a malfunction with the recorder that messed up the audio; you can listen to the lecture, but it is blown out. The other lectures should be fine.
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Larry Crabb's Seven Questions

I recently rediscovered a message that Larry Crabb delivered at Dallas Theological Seminary in the Fall of 2006. The title of the Message is "Chess Players or Poets: To Whom Does God Reveal Himself?" In this 30 minute presentation, Crabb gives a "big picture" overview of what God the Father working in Christ the Son through the Holy Spirit is seeking to do in and through us. This is one of the best messages I have ever heard on the "big picture" of God's desires for us. I wanted to share this with you because I know that you will be encouraged by this message as well.

To go to the DTS website and watch, listen or download this message, click here.