When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back In The Box Participants Guide
Today is the day you choose . . .
. . . which game you want to win.
. . . which prize you want to collect.
. . . which priorities you want to set.
It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you own the board. It s also a thrill to win a promotion at work the new house you wanted that sports car you ve always eyed. But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box.
Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it s not bad to be good at chess or Risk or the game of life on Earth we can’t allow it to get in the way of what really matters.
Using his humor and his genius for storytelling, Ortberg helps you focus on the real rules of the game and how to set your priorities. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box Participant’s Guide helps explain how, left to our own devices, we tend to seek out worldly things, mistakenly thinking they will bring us fulfillment. But everything on Earth belongs to God. Everything we own is just on loan. And what pleases God is often 180 degrees from what we may think is important.
In the six sessions you will learn how to:
*Live passionately and boldly
*Learn how to be active players in the game that pleases God
*Find your true mission and offer your best
*Fill each square on the board with what matters most
*Seek the richness of being instead of the richness of having
You can’t beat the house, notes Ortberg. We re playing our game of life on a giant board called a calendar. Time will always run out, so it s a good thing to live a life that delights your Creator. When everything goes back in the box, you ll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal, and you’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters.
in stock within 3-5 days of online purchase
SKU (ISBN): 9780310808190
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: May 2015
Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
101 Quiet Moments With God For New Moms$10.00Add to cart
New moms are richly blessed, extremely busy and very tired. Spend a few minutes each day remembering how much God loves you and your new baby.
101 brief inspirational messages with a Scripture or encouraging quote
Satin ribbon marker
Min order is 3
Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak$26.99Add to cart
God always keeps His promises, but not always in the way we expect….
“Have faith” is a phrase we hear all the time. But what does it actually look like to live it out? In The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream examines the lives of biblical women to see how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. She tells the story of Jochebed, a mother who took enormous risks to protect her son, Moses, from Pharaoh. Could Jochebed have imagined that God’s actual design for her son involved flight into exile and danger? And yet this was all part of the master plan to deliver Israel from slavery. Another biblical mother, Rebekah, made terrible choices in an attempt to ensure her son’s place in history. And a daughter, Michal, struggled to keep her faithless father, Saul, from sin, while battling pride in herself.
Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today.
The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak shows that faith is more often a twisting road than a straight line. Yet, as the stories of biblical families attest, at the end of these journeys lies greater peace and joy than we could ever imagine.
Screwtape Letters$17.99Add to cart
Wormwood, a demon apprentice, must secure the damnation of a young man who’s just become a Christian. He seeks the advice of an experienced devil, his uncle Screwtape. Their correspondence offers invaluable—and often humorous—insights on temptation, pride, and the ultimate victory of faith over evil forces. Paperback with French flaps and deckled page edges.