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The Message: Solo: Devotions for New Believers
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BECOME A FIRST-RATE SMALL GROUP LEADER. Whether you're new, a veteran, or just thinking about it, How to Lead Small Groups will make you a more effective small group leader-of a more successful small group! How to Lead Small Groups covers leadership skills for all kinds of small groups-Bible study, fellowship, task, and support groups. And it's designed to help you hit the ground running, by giving you all the tools and information you need-without making you wade through complicated or time-consuming background information, theory, or rationales. With 20 years of small group experience, Neal McBride knows what makes or breaks a small group-and what can make or break you as a leader! So he's filled How to Lead Small Groups with step-by-step guidance and practical exercises to help you grasp the critical aspects of small-group leadership and dynamics including: defining your group's purpose; covenanting; understanding group stages; evaluating your group; handling conflict; asking good discussion questions; and stimulating healthy fellowship, sharing, and prayer. So whether you've never led a small group before, or have led hundreds, you'll want to keep How to Lead Small Groups close at hand. You and the groups you lead will benefit from these clear, concise leadership essentials over and over again.
An excellent guide for small-group leaders who want to lead effectively and get their groups off to the right start.
SOLO Devotions for New Believers pairs Scripture with undated devotions to encourage new Christians in their faith.
Your relationship with God is a solo journey, a walk where you grow closer to him each day. Reading and understanding Scripture is an integral part of this journey.
As a new believer in Christ, you might wonder, How do I develop a daily quiet time? What do I need to be doing during these quiet times with God? How do I get started, and where do I start reading in God’s Word?
Tailored to help you learn to listen to what God wants to say to you through his Word, these sixty devotionals take you through key Scripture passages featuring the The Message. Using the ancient practice of lectio divina, or “divine reading,” SOLO teaches you how to Read, Think, Pray, and Live God’s Word.
During these one-on-one times with God, you will see how He is shaping you into the person He designed you to be.
New believers are excited to engage with God and know Him better. They also are in need of both encouragement and instruction. SOLO Devotions for New Believers has sixty carefully chosen passages from the Old and New Testaments to encourage and instruct readers in their newfound faith.
Through the practice of lectio divina (“divine reading”), believers will learn how to interact with, meditate on, and pray through Scripture. And the contemporary American English in which The Message is written makes even the most complex concepts easy to understand.
• Undated readings that let you start any time of the year
• Short devotions that take only fifteen minutes
• Scripture references for full passages
About the Author
EUGENE H. PETERSON is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than thirty-four books (not including The Message). He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for twenty-nine years. After teaching at a seminary, he created The Message, a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no other.
It took Peterson ten years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew and Greek texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of the English spoken every day on the streets. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.
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