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The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley

Jesus plus nothing. 100% natural. No additives. It's the truth you may never hear in church. The Naked Gospel is a chapter-by-chapter assault on the churchy jargon and double talk of our day. It puts forth a message that is simple but life changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and an unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you to reexamine everything you thought you already knew.

For more information visit: TheNakedGospel.com

Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. But when we discover his true character- this man who made the wind, music and flying squirrels suddenly all of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst forth with color and brilliance like fireworks. Breaking Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, Beautiful Outlaw welcomes readers into the rich emotional life of Christ showing how they can experience the actual personality of Jesus in their daily lives in ways that will deepen their faith.

For more information visit: www.ransomedheart.com

God's Astounding Opinion of You by Ralph Harris

God thinks for more highly of you than you do of yourself. In fact, in His opinion, the two of you are wonderfully compatible, He is delighted to be inside you right now, and together, you're ready to take on the world. Is that your opinion too? Have you been trying to live the Christian life without being convinced of God's astounding thoughts about you- who you really are and how well off you are with Him? God's Astounding Opinion of You reveals how amazing the gospel is and leads you to the most satisfying relationship ever created -your life with Christ.

For more information visit: LifeCourseMinistries.blogspot.com

The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey

Was Jesus of Nazareth an irreligious agitator? Was his message more radical than we've been led to believe? Has the Christian religion missed the point? Bruxy Cavey thinks so. In The End of Religion, Cavey contends that the Jesus described in the Bible never intended to found a new religion; instead he hoped to break down the very idea of religion as a way to God. With a fresh perspective on biblical history, Cavey paints a picture of the world God originally intended and still desires: a world without religion.

For more information visit:  themeetinghouse.com

Unfiltered Grace by Joe Langley

There often is no tension in combining the Biblical teachings on grace with an emphasis on our own good religious works because we pass everything we hear through the filters of past teachings and personal understandings. We comfortably mix grace and works and sense no contradiction in saying "Grace, but..." or "Grace and..." Grace just has to be filtered down a little. But when it is filtered down, it becomes only a shadow of its whole. What would happen if we allowed grace to be grace? What if we removed all the religious and man-created filters and considered the truth of God's pure grace? What would happen if we accepted the Biblical teachings about grace at their face value? What if we were to believe the whole Grace Message?

For more information visit:  DrJoeLangley.org

Relaxing With God by Andrew Farley

Jesus calls us to exchange the heavy yoke around our necks for something he said is "easy" and "light". So why are many Christians feeling weighed down and burned out? The simple answer is that we're constantly being told we should "do more" and "be more" for God. Bestselling author Andrew Farley calls this what it is - works based religion and presents us with a surprising paradox: good works spring from spiritual rest. So if you long to experience true release from the crushing expectations that the world and the church often throw your way, you'll find lasting hope in this unexpected message.

For more information visit:  andrewfarley.org

He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobsen

Do you find yourself picking through circumstances like children plucking daisy petals attempting to figure out whether or not God loves you? If you find yourself least certain of his love in those critical moments when you most need to trust him, there is hope for you. Where? At the one event in human history that forever secured your place in the Father's heart - the cross where Jesus allowed sin and shame to be consumed in his won body so that you could freely embrace a relationship with is Father. There you will discover that what he always wanted was not the fearful subservience of slaves, but the loving affection of sons and daughters.

For more information visit:  lifestream.org

Between the Pieces by Paul White

This book takes the reader behind the scenes at the cross, past the physical death of Jesus and on to a remarkable glimpse into the spirit realm. At Calvary, there were prophecies fulfilled, promises made and possibilities opened to the entire world. Go between the pieces to find that when Jesus died, His death was more than just the sacrifice for sin. At the cross there was a covenant confirmed, a covenant fulfilled, a covenant broken and a brand New Covenant provided.

For more information visit:  paulwhiteministries.com

Lifetime Guarantee by Bill Gillham

In Lifetime Guarantee, Bill Gillham writes of his struggle to live a life of victory in Christ, "After 12 years....I finally crashed and burned. That was the best thing the Lord could have ever let happen to me." As a professor, counselor, and radio host, Gillham heard countless stories of people who tried to live the Christian life but repeatedly failed. Then he realized that only one person can live like Christ - Jesus Himself- and that He wants to live His life through each and every believer.

For more information visit:  lifetime.org

​Video Links

Understanding the Finished Work of Jesus:

The New Covenant

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Covenant Made Obsolete:      https://youtu.be/EF_8prAwHB0

Understanding the Covenant: Covenant Foundation:     ​​https://youtu.be/qPLvfWHbUjQ

The Faultless Covenant:        https://youtu.be/iSxL51IJb5M

 Understanding the Covenant: Covenant Confidence:       ​https://youtu.be/KkZneBYdM8U

Understanding the Covenant: Broken Covenant:     ​ https://youtu.be/T0uAPoF_cSo

Understanding the Covenant: Part 2:        https://youtu.be/9WHIyyx9-Kk

New Covenant Accounting:        https://youtu.be/UeBG_yMUYdw

 Galatians - Dance Lessons:       https://benttree.org/watch/sermons/series/galatians-dance-lessons/

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Your Identity In Jesus

Identity Defined:          https://benttree.org/watch/sermons/series/id-identity-defined/

What to Expect From a Son:           https://youtu.be/Nait_PeQCW4

Servants Hear "well done", Sons Receive Glory:           https://youtu.be/VnsFI6n1548

Who Told You, You Were Naked?:           https://youtu.be/J_jY5gAZukw

The Illusion of Separation:       https://youtu.be/qh9c_2nNBgM

God is Not a User:      https://youtu.be/ak2_qIDuXRY

If a Son Asks:       https://youtu.be/Cgu1CrMwi2U

Some Good Stuff

 Hebrews Series:        https://benttree.org/watch/sermons/series/better-hebrews/

It's All In Your Head:     https://youtu.be/9xOChKGfb2E

The Gospel in Chairs:     https://youtu.be/QUWLcQAsgHs

At Home With God Series:

Part 1:     https://youtu.be/UJT-xB2SG3I 

Part 2:     https://youtu.be/H85q_hPkMdE

Part 3:     https://youtu.be/TNfahHxhAYk

Part 4:      https://youtu.be/VhopiVjSO9Y

Part 5:      https://youtu.be/BN9qIeBkCv4

Part 6:     https://youtu.be/YgLT0KEDVSw

Part 7:    https://youtu.be/JMP8BJcv-So

Part 8:     https://youtu.be/XVbt8mJ8LA0

Part 9:     https://youtu.be/bQnqbwHgtng

Part 10:    https://youtu.be/CRPAJ-HwcUU

Part 11:    https://youtu.be/LhYKkDrQYZU

How to Read Your Bible Series:

Uncorking the Bible Part 1:     https://youtu.be/nY75iTshV54

Uncorking the Bible Part 2:    https://youtu.be/0RlXbRnR3hM

Uncorking the Bible Part 3:      https://youtu.be/cqUA8gp51UI

Uncorking the Bible Part 4:      https://youtu.be/u_FzoFdJy5A

Uncorking the Bible Part 5:      https://youtu.be/DIAYcShfB_k