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EPIPHANY RESOURCES

Epiphany is a season where we can look at Jesus's life and teachings, his words and his work. 

READ

Intro To Liturgy - Borrowed from our brothers and sisters at Village Church in Texas, this introduction to the Church Calendar is easy to read and pretty to look at. 

Sacred Ordinary Days - A planner that helps "everyday Christians" cultivate the peace, presence, and purpose of our faith every day. The simple tools inside have served followers for centuries and proved helpful for our staff in 2020. Great for fans of reflection, spiritual formation, and journaling/list-making. If you would like financial assistance for this year-long resource, please let Heather know you are interested.
 

Gentle and Lowly - A lovely book by Dane C. Ortlund.  Christians know that God loves them, but often think that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as "gentle and lowly in heart," longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel is primarily about God's heart drawn to his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. These chapters take readers into the depths of Christ's very heart for sinners, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of who Christ is and encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people. His longing heart for sinners will comfort and sustain readers in their up-and-down lives.

Knowing Christ - The Puritans loved the Bible, and dug into it in depth. Also, they loved the Lord Jesus, who is of course the Bible's focal figure; they circled round him, centered on him, studied minutely all that Scripture had to say about him, and constantly, conscientiously, exalted him in their preaching, praises, and prayers. Mark Jones, an established expert on many aspects of Puritan thought, also loves the Bible and its Christ, and the Puritans as expositors of both; and out of this triune love he has written a memorable unpacking of the truth about the Savior according to the classic Reformed tradition, and the Puritans supremely. It is a book calculated to enrich our twenty-first-century souls, and one that it is an honor to introduce.

Desiring God: Solid Joys - John Piper, theologian and pastor from Minnesota, has created a web-based journey of meditations for the year. His goal: for Christians to see Christ in all his fullness and to love what they see with a love far beyond half-hearted human capacities — but rather a love made possible by the Holy Spirit.

WATCH

The Chosen  - A 2020 television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one is claimed to be the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series' creators state that they had hope to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story.

LISTEN
Desiring God: Solid Joys - John Piper, theologian and pastor from Minnesota, has created a web-based journey of meditations for the year. His goal: for Christians to see Christ in all his fullness and to love what they see with a love far beyond half-hearted human capacities — but rather a love made possible by the Holy Spirit.

KIDS

The Jesus Storybook Bible -  If you are a parent, grandparent, pastor, or teacher looking for a way to teach the children in your life about God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love, look no further than The Jesus Storybook Bible.
 

Jesus (Big Theology for Little Hearts) Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word. With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible.


 

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