2- DVD Based Study

Liquid Series

Liquid is a DVD-based experience featuring five 10-minute episodes in each series, as well as a 96-page Reflection Guide with questions and leader's tips. Each episode introduces present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories, illustrating that God's word is as true today as it was when it was written. With emotionally provoking videos, introspective questions, and tips for leading a small group, Liquid is the perfect experience for individual growth or small group study.

Presently there are six studies in this series.

What follows are links to each of the studies in the series.

The Ten (1-5) - The Ten Commandments, part 1

The Ten (6-10) - The Ten Commandments, part 2

Fork in the Road - David

Mirror Image - Jesus' parables

Money Talks - Stewardship

Crossing - Joshua

 

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Liquid: Money Talks

If you think you have ever had issues with money, you should meet the Penders. Money is a part of all our lives, but to this California family, money is everything. Their outrageous view of money provides and amusing yet insightful reflection on struggles we face in our consumer-driven culture. Money Talks takes a lighthearted but important look at one of the more difficult issues of our faith: stewardship.

This DVD-based experience features five 10-minute episodes in each series, as well as a 112-page participant's guide with questions and leader's tips. Each episode introduces present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories, illustrating that God's Word is as true today as it was when it was written. With emotionally provoking videos, introspective questions and tips for leading a small group, LIQUID is the perfect experience for individual growth or small group study.

 

Participant guides & DVD's are available online for purchase.

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Liquid: Crossing

It's as contemporary as the just-released blockbuster at your local cinema---and as timeless as the ancient books of Scripture. Experience the uncommon courage, faith, and obedience of Joshua with this DVD-based curriculum. Features five soul-stirring 10-minute videos about present-day characters whose struggles mirror biblical stories; introspective questions; and leader's tips. 96 pages, softcover with DVD.

Based on the following passages:

  • Chapter 1: Matthew 20:1-16
  • Chapter 2: Luke 10:25-37
  • Chapter 3: Luke 15:11-32
  • Chapter 4: Matthew 13:13-23
  • Chapter 5: Matthew 25:1-13
Participant guides and DVD's are available online for purchase.
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Liquid: Mirror Image

Mirror Image is the story of a family who faces dramatic events and must choose how to respond. Based on some of the most famous biblical parables, Mirror Image reminds us that Jesus' teachings ask us to change the way we think in order to be salt and light in the world.  Watch Jesus' parables come to life---in modern day Orange County! Following an ordinary American family facing extraordinary challenges, five thought-provoking 10-minute episodes parallel well-known Bible stories, illustrating that God's Word is just as relevant today as when it was written centuries ago. From John Ward and Jeff Pries.

Lessons based on the following passages:

  • Chapter 1: Matthew 20:1-16
  • Chapter 2: Luke 10:25-37
  • Chapter 3: Luke 15:11-32
  • Chapter 4: Matthew 13:13-23
  • Chapter 5: Matthew 25:1-13
This is a DVD-based study.  McLane GroupLife does not have the video of this study.
The participant guide and DVD are available online for purchase.
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Liquid: Fork in the Road

Translating ancient stories into the language of today's culture, these stories will entertain you and help you discover the truth. Each episode presents a story of everyday characters with real problems. Fork in the Road is a modern retelling of the life of David. From his legendary triumph over Goliath to his greatest downfall with Bathsheba, Fork in the Road portrays one man's crucial moments of decision that either lead him to victory or defeat.Each participant's guide is designed to work along side the DVD and can be used for indvidual growth or small group study.   Lessons based on the following passages:

  • Chapter 1: 1 Samuel 17:23-51
  • Chapter 2: 1 Samuel 25:10-38
  • Chapter 3: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
  • Chapter 4: 2 Samuel 13:21-39
  • Chapter 5: 2 Samuel 12:1-25
McLane GroupLife does not have the DVD for this study.
The participant guide and DVD are available online for purchase.
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Liquid: The 10 (6-10)

Revolutionize your small-group study with John Ward and Jeff Pries's contemporary look at God's laws to his people. You'll see that Scripture is as true today as it was WHEN written! The DVD contains five 10-minute episodes introducting present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories; the 112-page softcover participant's guide has introspective questions and leader's tips.

Liquid: The Ten, 6-10 takes a contemporary look at the ten commandments. A participant's guide for each member of your group will deepen their understanding of God's law and help them to be ready for the group discussions. Five sessions with the corresponding DVD episodes will reveal how Scripture is living and active in today's world and especially their own lives.

McLane GroupLife does not have the DVD for this study.

Participant guide and DVD are available online for purchase.

 

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Liquid: The 10 (1-5)

God's way or the highway? The Ten Commandments were literally written in stone. Now they come to life in The Ten 1-5. Freeway 10 runs through the center of Los Angeles-ten lanes wide and packed with cars. And behind each set of brake lights is a story. In we follow the lives of five different freeway drivers, each one living out one of God's commandments on the streets of the city of Angels. Even today, the Ten Commandments are more than a list of restrictions...they're a road to a better life.

The Ten: 1-5 focuses on the first five of the Ten Commandments. This participant's guide features questions and leader's tips and focuses on present-day characters whose problems and struggles mirror biblical stories, illustrating that God's Word is as true today as it was when it was written.

McLane GroupLife does not have a copy of this DVD.

Participant guides and DVD are available online for purchase.

 

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The Case for Faith

Why is there so much pain and suffering in our world? What should we do with our nagging doubts? Is Jesus the only way to God?

Based on the New York Bestselling book, The Case for Faith, this six-session, video-driven study addresses the most common obstacles to faith in Christ.

Doubt is familiar territory for Lee Strobel, the former atheist and award-winning author of books for skeptics and Christians.

But he believes that faith and reason go hand in hand, and that Christianity is a defensible religion.

In this six-session video curriculum, Strobel uses his journalistic approach to explore the most common emotional obstacles to faith in Christ.

These include the natural inclination to wrestle with faith and doubt, the troubling presence of evil and suffering in the world, and the exclusivity of the Christian gospel.

They also include this compelling question: Can I doubt and be a Christian?

Through compelling video of personal stories and experts addressing these topics, combined with reflection and interaction, Christians and spiritual seekers will learn how to overcome these obstacles, deepen their spiritual convictions, and find new confidence that Christianity is a reasonable faith.

Participant guides and the DVD are available for purchase online.

 

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The Case for a Creator

Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science may now provide a solid foundation for believing in God. Has science finally discovered God? Certainly new discoveries in such scientific disciplines as cosmology, cellular biology, astronomy, physics and DNA research are pointing to the incredible complexity of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator.

Written by Lee Strobel and Garry Poole, The Case for a Creator invites participants to encounter a diverse and impressive body of new scientific research that supports the belief in God. Weighty and complex evidence is delivered in a compelling conversational style.

Six Sessions include:

1. Science and God

2. The Negative Evidence Against Evolution

3. The Evidence of Cosmology

4. The Evidence of Fine Tuning

5. The Evidence of Biological Machines

6. The Evidence of Biological Information

 

Participant guides and the DVD are available for purchase online.

The Case for Christ

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines several experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like:

How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this six-session video study a captivating, fast-paced experience. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

The six sessions include:

1 The Investigation of a Lifetime 2 Eyewitness Evidence 3 Evidence Outside the Bible 4 Analyzing Jesus 5 Evidence for the Resurrection 6 Reaching the Verdict

Participant guides and the DVD are available online for purchase

Walking with God in the Desert

Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. In this seven-session DVD, the 12th volume of the Faith Lessons series, discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever.

The DVD features Ray Vander Laan, and is published under the series title "That the World May Know." This volume is the latest release.

The participant guide ("Discovery Guide") includes 35 personal Bible studies included to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today.

Participant guides and the DVD are available for purchase online or at your favorite bookstore.

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Foundations Series

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Foundations is the Gold Medallion award-winning complete resource for teaching believers the essential doctrines of Christian faith, providing the theological basis for living a purpose-driven life.

Give your group members the key that can

• enable them to see how beliefs change behavior • lessen their day-to-day stress level • increase their security in an insecure world • help them raise their kids with a right perspective on life • increase their love for and trust in God

The 44 sessions in Foundations will take you for thought-provoking, life-changing explorations of 11 core Christian truths.  NOTE: Your group does not have to do each of the topics in this series...each topic is a stand-alone 4-session subject with its own DVD and participant guide.

A limited number of participant guides and the partner DVDs are available for borrowing from the small groups ministry on request.  

1. The Bible

2. God

3. Jesus

4. The Holy Spirit

5. Creation

6. Salvation

7. Sanctification

8. Good and Evil

9. The Afterlife

10. The Church

11. The Second Coming

Prophets and Kings

Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. These illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use at home, especially in personal and family Bible studies. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study.

 

The six sessions include:

1. Innocent Blood - Part 1

2. Innocent Blood - Part 2

3. Who is God?

4. Wages of Sin

5. The Lord is My Shepherd

6. God with Us

Participant guides and the DVD are available for purchase online.

Gospel in Life

Join author and pastor Tim Keller in an eight-week, video- based study of the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life. In Week One you and your group will study the city, our home now—the world, that is. Week Eight closes with the theme of the eternal city, our heavenly home—the world that is to come.  In between, you’ll learn how the gospel changes our hearts, our community, and how we live in this world.

Gospel in Life is an invitation to all who seek to live the message of Jesus right here and right now…in our hearts, in our homes, and in the community around us.

Participant study guides and the DVD are available for purchase online.

Session 1,The City–The World That Is Session 2, Heart–Three Ways to Live Session 3, Idolatry–The Sin beneath the Sin Session 4, Community Session 5, Witness–An Alternate City Session 6, Work–Cultivating the Garden Session 7, Justice–A People for Others Session 8, Eternity–The World That Is to Come

 

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Outlive Your Life

Max Lucado presents four DVD sessions that follow the real-life stories of people who are making their lives count. In four DVD sessions designed for individual study or for a small group experience, Max will show you not just why but how to live intentionally so that everything in your life---your time, your skills, your passions---all add up to something bigger than you.

Participant guides and the DVD are available for purchase online.

 

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Heart

Heart, from the Serendipity Canvas series, is a DVD-driven small-group experience created to lead group members on an expedition to understand what God reveals to them in the inner most places. Bringing a new multimedia dimension to Bible study, Heart incorporates Scripture, small-group activities, thematic videos, and good old conversation. The design of Canvas Series is flexible, offering opportunities for personal reflection, casual group meetings (with food and snack suggestions), movie nights, and more.

Group members will:

  • Understand the heart as the keeper of their history
  • Discover that the heart is where God is best found and heard
  • Explore what prompts our emotions and what they reveal
  • See the heart as the seat of our emotions
  • Learn that the heart is the place where we most closely bear God's image

The Heart DVD Kit includes:

  • DVDs with original short films to enhance each setting
  • Experience Guide with useful notes and tips for the facilitator
  • Six small-group settings with application elements
  • Group and individual activities that bridge one group setting to the next
Participant guides and the DVD kit are available for purchase online.

The Controversial Jesus

Two thousand years ago, Jesus was criticized for His revolutionary teachings and mocked for His radical claims. Today His teachings are still fiercely debated. Erwin McManus helps us break from our tame ideas of who Jesus is by re-introducing us to the Jesus who radically changed history?and who still changes people's lives.

Topics include:

  • Conspiracy
  • Defiance
  • Subversive Intentions

About The Controversial Jesus Study Guide:

  • 6 Sessions
  • DVD-led small-group experience taken from original Mosaic messages
  • Discussion questions included (for the Kit's accompanying 6 videos)

Benefits:

  • Requires only a DVD player and a Study Guide, not expert leaders and facilitators
  • Solid, relevant biblical content and teaching from a trusted pastor and speaker
  • Format helps keep the group focused and completely engaged
  • Study Guide contains supplemental content and a journaling feature that allows group members to engage with the content independent of their small group
Participant guides and the DVD leader kit are available for purchase online.

Stand Against the Wind

Written by Erwin McManus, this Bible study on character unwraps the concept that character transformation comes, not from facts and proposition, but from standing against the wind to become all God designed you to be.

Character, like a hero asleep within you, just waits to be awakened through your God-given creativity—the integration of heart, mind, and soul—and the resilience afforded you through the practice of humility, gratitude, and faithfulness.

About Stand Against the Wind Member Book:

  • 6 sessions
  • Includes Leader's Guide
Participant guides and the DVD leader kit are available online for purchase.

Life's Toughest Questions

Life is full of questions, but rarely do we get the answers that satisfy our souls. Using the Scriptures as our guide, Erwin McManus leads us in grappling with some of the most meaningful and difficult issues in life.

Topics include:

  • Does God care?
  • Is there a hell?
  • Is Jesus the only way?

About Life's Toughest Questions Study Guide:

  • 6 Sessions
  • DVD-led small-group experience taken from original Mosaic messages
  • Discussion questions included (for the Kit's accompanying 6 videos)

Benefits:

  • Requires only a DVD player and a Study Guide, not expert leaders and facilitators
  • Solid, relevant biblical content and teaching from a trusted pastor and speaker
  • Format helps keep the group focused and completely engaged
  • Study Guide contains supplemental content and a journaling feature that allows group members to engage with the content independent of their small group
Participant guides and the DVD leader kit are available online for purchase.
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Hiding from Love: How to Change the Withdrawal Patterns that Isolate and Imprison You

When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns during childhood to protect yourself in a threatening environment. The problem is that when you hide your injuries and frailties, you isolate yourself from the very things you need in order to heal and mature. What served as protection for a child becomes a prison to an adult.

In Hiding from Love, Dr. John Townsend helps you to explore thoroughly the hiding patterns you've developed and guides you toward the healing grace and truth that God has built into safe, connected relationships with himself and others. You'll discover: The difference between 'good' and 'bad' hiding, Why you hide the broken parts of your soul from the God who can heal them, How to be free to make mistakes without fear of exposing your failures and imperfections, How to obtain the joy and wholeness God intends you to have through healthy bonding with others. Hiding from Love will take you on a journey of discovery toward healing, connected relationships, and a new freedom and joy in living.

This is a DVD-based study.  McLane GroupLife has the video available for small groups to borrow.

Participant guides are available for purchase online.