One of the things we are passionate about at Eastman FBC is helping you to apply sound biblical doctrine to the real problems of life. One of the ways that we do that is through our free selection of mini-booklets from New Growth Press & CCEF. We have fifteen new titles available Sunday and I will highlight the first five here with more to follow throughout the week. I hope you’ll make use of these great resources!
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you might be feeling anger, discouragement, fear, or even panic. There are many reasons people struggle financially-job loss, unexpected expenses, poor decisions-but, whatever the reason, money troubles are serious, painful, and stressful.
When you are financially stressed, it is easy to become consumed by your worries and fears, so James C. Petty begins by reminding you that your all-powerful heavenly Father knows what you need and has promised to care for you. Then he helps you to examine the place money has in your life, encourages you to find your contentment in your relationship with Christ, and ends with practical steps for diagnosing your financial difficulties and implementing a plan that will bring you financial freedom.
Someone you love has been diagnosed with the neurological disorder Asperger Syndrome. You are already experiencing the social struggles, communication difficulties, and other challenges, but you are also looking for hope. Does the Bible speak to this struggle?
Michael R. Emlet, combining his experience as a physician and a biblical counselor, explains Asperger Syndrome and highlights the unique place each person, including those with AS, have in God’s family. He gives biblical, practical advice on how to deal with the spiritual challenges of AS and encourages with the truth that each person has inherent dignity and worth.
In our increasingly wired world, your children have access to people, images, and media that you don’t want them to experience. What’s a concerned parent to do? What does wisdom look like when technology floods into your home bringing access to pornography and other Internet dangers?
Providing extensive practical suggestions, Nicholas Black directs you in making a plan with your family for safety and clear boundaries on technology use. By reminding you of how Christ leads you to repentance and faithful living, he offers helpful advice on how you can help your children grow in purity, integrity, and dependence on Christ, as they navigate the world of technology.
“If we’re in love, what’s wrong with having sex before marriage? And even if we’re not, isn’t everyone else doing it? Why should we be the only ones who wait?” Have you ever thought or said things like this? If your answer is yes, you have a lot of company. Most people in our world agree with you that, at least in some circumstances, premarital sex is okay. But do you know what God says about this issue?
Timothy S. Lane clearly explains God’s perspective on your sexuality and how it should be expressed. Many people think God says in the Bible that sex is inherently bad and sinful, but nothing could be further from the truth. God is not a killjoy; his guidelines for your sexuality are for your help and protection. This booklet’s forthright and honest look at sexuality, including a discussion of “How far is too far?” will be an invaluable resource for young adults and those who minister to them.
Past broken relationships, concerns about compatibility, and finances are just some of the reasons for the growing trend of couples living together without getting married. But marriage is not just a cultural institution by which people merge lives, bank accounts and homes, God is intimately involved in our relationships and his plan is for couples to express their love and oneness in their marriage relationship.
Ellen Dykas explains that marriage is about more than a husband and a wife. It’s a picture of the enduring relationship God has entered into with his people, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to each other mirrors God’s commitment to us. Marriage is hard work, but it is worth it, as glory to God and goodness in your life will come as you live out your faithfulness to God in your marriage.
Note: All of these resources are provided free of charge and are located in the rack between the welcome center and sanctuary.