Books and media
Blogger, Jenny F. Writes:
“There is a hurting child in your world.
You may know he’s hurting, you may not. He might be in your neighborhood. He might be in the children’s ministry class you lead. He might be on your son’s baseball team. He might be your son’s best friend or he might be the kid who drives your child crazy. He might live next door. He might live in your home.
She may act like she’s hurting, she may not. She may have big, sad eyes. She may be bouncing off the walls and seeking lots of attention. She may not say a word or she may have more words than you really want to hear. She may be the one who is trying to follow every rule and be the perfect child. Or she may not…” Continue reading at:
Note: GFI’s new Christ Centered Children’s Counseling course is available under “GFI Counseling Institute” / Diploma Courses. The discounted tuition ($49) has been extended for those who enroll in January. The course is taken at one’s own pace–no due dates. Please call Grace Fellowship at 865-429-0450 or use the online store tuition ticket to get access to this resource!
As announced in the current GFI newsletter, Glimpses of Grace, we just published a new course on Christ Centered Children’s Counseling. The course is especially for those who have taken some Exchanged Life Conference or Workshop training with Grace Fellowship (or a similar ministry), but can be taken by anyone wanting to be more equipped to effectively disciple and counsel hurting children. It is primarily online, with a course home page, but uses additional required materials. The course is taken at your own pace. Completion earns a course certificate, and completing ten courses earns a Diploma in Biblical Counseling. The usual tuition of $75 is discounted to $49.00 for those who enroll in December and January. If you have a question, contact John Woodward or register by call GFI at 865-429-0450 or by using the GFI online store tuition page.
Pastor John Shepherd was an adjunct faculty member of GFI Counseling Institute. He eventually left that pastorate and devoted his life to reaching the Maasai in Kenya. John’s mission trips there began with the old men–the “Nyankusi”–which in turn opened the door for the gospel to their communities. Through Calvary Road Ministries, thousands have received salvation through their oral, chronological Bible evangelism. A video message of his on Exchanged life and Missions is available online in the Solomon Lecture Series. To hear a typical audio sermon series by John Shepherd, visit GFI’s web site, under “Resources / Audio Channel.” These MP3 audio messages can be downloaded to play at your convenience on a portable device.
We are thankful to announce a new resource: Jesus of Nazareth: The True and Living Way. This 8 part series is based on the message of John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'” This resource video project is a blend of evangelism, apologetics, and Exchanged Life discipleship. It is intended for all truth seekers, especially those from a Jewish, nominal Christian, or Muslim background. The 30 minute sessions are presented by John Woodward. Currently, these videos can be viewed and shared freely through our GFI web page here. An accompanying PDF Study Guide (online edition) can be downloaded as well.
We ask for intercession that the Lord would use this project to reach many with the Gospel.
The team at Grace Fellowship wishes everyone a merry and meaningful Christmas. Here is a relevant video from Igniter Media:
Today is Reformation Day “a religious holiday celebrated on October 31, alongside All Hallows’ Eve, in remembrance of the Reformation. It is celebrated among various Protestants, especially by Lutheran and Reformed church communities” [Wikipedia]. 498 years ago Augustinian Monk, priest and Bible scholar, Martin Luther, nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenbug, Germany. These published points to debate challenged the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He did not anticipate where his insistence on the authority of the Bible and salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone would take him–a trip of excommunication from the Roman church and the beginning of a history-changing movement which became labeled “Protestant.”
The Five Solas [ Latin] are:
- Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.[2 Tim. 3:16,17]
- Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.[Rom. 3:34-27]
- Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.[Eph. 2:8,9]
- Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. [John 14:6; 1 Tim. 2:15]
- Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.[1 Cor. 10:31]
A few years ago Dr. Charles Solomon wrote a small book entitled Completing the Reformation. He issues a call to take the 16th century Reformation to fruition by giving an equal emphasis to sanctification by faith. Today only it is available through GFI’s online store for only $4.95 (retail $8.95) with free postage and handling! Be prepared to use the history of the Reformation as a springboard to discuss the Abiding Life.
Some folks appreciate having the audio track of Grace Fellowship’s discipleship resources. The audio version is useful to use with on-the-go activities such as driving, jogging, walking, etc. Repeated listening is helpful to “marinate in the message” for additional insights, applications, and retention.
So, we have just added to our online store downloadable MP3 audio sets from our two DVD albums: For Me to Live is Christ and The New Life (eight sessions each). Purchase provides links to download the audio files. These can be played on the computer’s media player, on a smart phone, tablet, and other MP3 enabled devices. The GFI Conferences (Exchanged Life and Christ is Life) are also available on audio MP3 or CD.
October is designated Pastor’s Appreciation Month, so are offering a special: From Pastors to Pastors: Testimonies of Revitalized Ministries, edited by Dr. Charles R. Solomon. For the month of October, we are discounting the book to $9.95, shipping included. You can order it by calling the office toll free at 1-888-66GRACE or by our website: www.GraceFellowshipInternational.com
This would be an ideal opportunity to encourage your pastor. By request, the book could be autographed and personalized by Dr. Solomon; simply give us your pastor’s name and address and we will gladly send him the book on your behalf.