Book: Acts Commentary by Chuck Smith

511033oThrough the years, we have had the privilege of seeing the phenomenal, miraculous work of the Holy Spirit in the growth of the Calvary Chapels. Many of these have been learned the hard way, which are fundamental principles that God has blessed. They express God’s intention for the church and are to be found in this commentary study of the book of Acts.

In reality, Acts is an open-ended book. Chapters are still being written today all over the world, as Jesus continues touching and changing lives. Presently, the Holy Spirit is indwelling, empowering, guiding, and teaching those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Jon Courson says “Pastor Chuck has a uniquely beautiful way of “taking the hay out of the loft and putting it on the barn floor where the cows can eat it! And it caused me to be oh-so-deeply impressed … with Jesus. Thus, it is with a heart of expectancy and anticipation I wholeheartedly commend this Acts commentary to you.” 

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Movie: Visual Bible Series

John-Acts-Matthew-setJourney back to first-century and witness the extraordinary events that changed the world! Meet Matthew and John as they reflect on the events they witnessed as Jesus’ disciples. Travel with Luke as he shares the struggles and triumphs of the early church. Shot on location, these vivid portrayals are adapted word-for-word from Scripture.

The Visual Bible: Matthew – This powerful and entertaining film is taken word-for-word from the text of the New International Version translation of the Bible.

The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John – Vividly comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text, word for word, based on the American Bible Society’s Good News Bible.

The Visual Bible: Acts – Journey with the physician Luke as he tells the enthralling story of the danger, struggles, and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian church. Taken word for word from the text of the New International Version and Good News translations.

Six DVDs, approx. 13 hours total.

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Movie: God’s Not Dead

God's Not Dead[Dove approved (12+). Rated PG. Approx. 120 minutes.]

In God’s Not Dead, college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future.

Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class.

If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him?

God’s Not Dead weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. What would you do if someone in a position of authority and influence in your life demanded that you renounce your faith? That’s the central question God’s Not Dead forces viewers to grapple with. And Josh Wheaton’s answer is to refuse. And then to explain exactly why he’s refusing. Would you be able to do the same?

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Book: One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven by Mark Cahill

Are you ready for eternity? If so, are you helping others get ready for the journey into eternity that each of us must take? As believers, we all know we should tell others about the Lord, but we often don’t know how. This practical book gives you great ideas for starting conversations, examples of witnessing situations, and the answers to common questions to help encourage, challenge, and equip you to reach both friends and strangers for Jesus the rest of your life!

Learn to overcome common misconceptions about sharing your faith, how to turn every conversation with the lost into a winning situation, the value of using tracts, follow-up questions that get people thinking about eternity, and the four deadly questions that will have even the toughest skeptic thinking.

Equip yourself with great conversation starters. Learn the value of using the Ten Commandments to warn the lost of their standing before God. Then lead them right to Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for their sins.

God is looking for men and women who are willing to step out of their comfort zone and into the most blessed life of faith a Christian can ever hope to have. Give God the best “thank you” for your salvation by reaching the lost souls around you with the promise of eternal life!  Incredible divine appointments await all those who do!

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Book: Effective Prayer Life by Chuck Smith

Prayer is the most joyous privilege in the world! Discover the full, beautiful experience of prayer, and be refreshed by the simplicity of having a close relationship with God.

In this book, Pastor Chuck discusses the principles of prayer, the keys to having a dynamic prayer life, and the victorious results of such a life. His practical, simplistic style will give you a better understanding of prayer, and make you better equipped to fight the good fight of faith.

This book will stir in your heart a desire to “pray without ceasing”—the most important act the Christian can engage in.

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