Free Christian Resources

During this time when we cannot worship together in the same building, please remember to join us together to worship through Facebook live stream.  More details and instructions can be found on the NRAC website,

 

Below are some helpful free resources online (we will add to the list below as more resources become available):

(New) CCEF has produced a number of timely articles and videos to help believers navigate the stress and pressure of living in these uncertain times. Article titles include “When Nobody Else Listens, God Listens” and “So Much Fear and Anxiety.”

https://www.ccef.org/coronavirus/

(New) Moody Press Publishers has a webpage full of articles, videos, and weekly free eBooks that are constantly being updated. The current free eBook offerings include How to Overcome Worry by Winfred Neely, Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane, and Design Your Day by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

https://www.moodypublishers.com/help/

(New) Our Daily Bread has a range of helpful material for every age group including colouring activities for kids, eBooks for adults, and Bible studies/courses for learners

https://ourdailybread.ca/covid-19-resources/

(New) Focus on the Family offers a host of resources for couples and families to grow together while staying at home.

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-time-during-the-coronavirus-quarantine/

(New) Lifeway has a number of valuable resources such as prayer guides, online Bible studies, and kids ministry ideas.

https://www.lifeway.com/en/special-emphasis/coronavirus-resources

Matthias Media is offering four free resources for use at home with your family such as Bible Reading for Kids and Pathway Bible Guide.

https://www.leadershipresources.org/4-free-disciple-making-resources-from-matthias-media/

ESV.org is offering a free basic subscription to access their resources including study Bibles, original languages tools, and Bible study videos.

https://www.crossway.org/articles/free-digital-resources-during-coronavirus-9-study-bibles-original-language-resources-and-more

Desiring God has published a new book by John Piper titled Coronavirus and Christ which discusses the hope that we have in Christ despite the current circumstances.

https://www.desiringgod.org/books/coronavirus-and-christ

Crossway is currently providing free eBooks (Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age, Big Picture Bible Crafts, and A Shelter in the Time of Storm), encouraging articles on how to pray and find peace in times of unrest, podcast with topics that include parenting and praying, Bible reading plans and devotionals covering themes such as anxiety and hope.

https://www.crossway.org/articles/free-resources-for-your-stay-at-home-during-covid-19/#freeebooks

The Gospel Coalition features an abundance of articles that are relevant for Christians today.  The posts from today are titled Never a Better Time for Family Prayer,  Upbeat Songs for Quarantined Kids (Free Playlist), Where’s Jesus in Proverbs?, and 9 Ways to Love Your Neighbor in This Pandemic.  Click on the EXPLORE button on the top left of the screen and check out their courses (Bible study materials that are suitable for group and individual study) and daily devotional reading.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/

Ligonier Ministries made all their teaching series free to stream – covering topics in biblical studies, theology, and Christian living.  Some titles include Attributes of God with Steven Lawson and The Great Commission with Burk ParsonsFree study guides are also available for download which are suitable for group and individual study.  These are only available for a limited time.

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/all-teaching-series-now-free-stream/
https://www.ligonier.org/store/format/digital-study-guide-1/

 

基督教資源

請各位弟兄姊妹在這段時間,通過 Facebook live stream 一起敬拜.  可以在 NRAC 網站上找到更多詳細信息和說明。

 

以下是一些免費網絡資源 (請回來瀏覽這網頁來觀看更多資源):

(NEW) 建道神學院 (Alliance Bible Seminary) 有一系列有關當前疫情信仰反思視頻.

遠東廣播 (Far East Broadcasting) 有很多視和音頻關於聖經教道和見證

https://febccanada.com/cn/

真理報 (Truth Monthly) 提供基督教, 影音視頻, 和靈修資料

http://www.globaltm.org/

Free eBook: Everyday Theology

For the month of August, Logos is offering a free download of Everyday Theology; you can access it here.

“Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors, and church leaders are well-trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis—reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do “everyday theology,” that is, to think theologically about our cultural environment and pass it through the grid of Scripture, in order to respond faithfully as Christian disciples.”

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Free eBook: Philippians for You

For the month of July, you can download Philippians for You for free; you can access it here.

“The book of Philippians is about how to live with great joy and firm faith even when circumstances are hard. Written by Paul from his prison cell, it calls us to rejoice together as we shine gospel hope in a generation that does not know Christ. Dr Steven Lawson brings his trademark faithfulness, precision and passion to this wonderful letter.”

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Free eBook: God’s Grand Design

For the month of July, Faithlife is offering a free download of God’s Grand Design; you can access it here.

“Jonathan Edwards was a preacher, pastor, revivalist, and theologian. This volume unpacks his magnificent theological vision, which starts with God’s glory and ends with all creation returning to that glory. 

Sean Michael Lucas has converted his years of teaching on Edwards into this valuable work, which places Edwards’s vision in an accessible, two-part framework. Part one focuses on Edwards’s understanding of redemption history—God’s cosmic, grand work from eternity past to eternity future, where all things are united in Christ. Part two examines Edwards’s perspective on “redemption applied”—how that gracious, divine work unfolds in space and time to personally transform individuals, stirring their affections, illuminating their minds, and moving their wills to form new habits and practices.

This overview of Edwards’s theology will prove to be a thought-provoking, encouraging guide to contemporary believers at every stage of their spiritual journey. “

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Free eBook: Keeping the Heart

Take this opportunity to download a free updated version of Keeping the Heart; you can access it here.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

The heart of man is his worst part before it is regenerated, and the best part afterward. It is the seat of principles, and the fountain of actions.

The greatest difficulty in conversion is to win the heart to God. The greatest difficulty after conversion is to keep the heart with God. Direction and help in this great work are the scope of the text wherein we have:

  • An exhortation: Keep thy heart with all diligence.
  • The reason or motive enforcing it: For out of it are the issues of life.

In the exhortation we’ll consider:

  • The matter of the duty.
  • The manner of performing it.

For out of it [the heart] are the issues of life. In other words, the heart is the source of all vital operations; it is the origin of both good and evil, just as the spring in a watch that sets all the wheels in motion. The heart is the treasury, the hand and tongue are but the shops. The heart contrives, and the members execute: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh (Luke 6:45).

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Free Audiobook: Don’t Lose Heart

For the month of June, you can download Don’t Lose Heart for free; you can access it here.

“In this short, giftable book, pastor Jason Meyer shows you that though the reasons for discouragement seem strong, the reasons we have to take heart and hold on to hope are stronger yet. Through biblical truth and personal stories, Meyer encourages the weary and anxious believer by shining light on the nature of reality, the nature of God, and the intersection of the two in our daily, rubber-meets-the-road lives. The result is a book that lifts our spirits in a world that too often seeks to drag us down.”

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Free eBook: The Art of Rest

For the month of June, The Good Book Company is offering a free eBook download of The Art of Rest; you can access it here.

“For some of us, resting seems like a waste of time—it means we’re missing out on other things. For others, rest seems like a luxury—there’s simply too much to do. And for almost all of us, we crave rest, but don’t always know how to.

This warm, realistic, humorous book shows us the huge spiritual, emotional and physical rewards of rest.

It shows us how rest gives us time to spend with God and remember his grace. Discover how rest fuels our joy and confidence in God’s sovereignty as we learn to depend on him, and not our own efforts, and are refreshed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Adam Mabry shows us how rest helps us make space for relationships, shared experiences and moments to remember; how it liberates us from the pressure of self-reliance; how it gives us a chance to think and reflect; and how it stops us from burning out.

Finally, this book casts a realistic vision for rest that is less rule and more rhythm—less onerous restriction and more liberating art form. Adam Mabry helps us to learn the ‘art of rest’ with some practical suggestions.

The world never stops. But we need to. And as Christians we can by having faith to hit pause and experience the rich rewards of God-given rest.”

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Free eBook: Titus For You

For the month of May, you can download Titus For You for free; you can access it here.

Titus For You will help you get to grips with this short, powerful letter, showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today.

Tim Chester’s renowned gifts for making the complex clear, the truth applied and the gospel shine brightly mean this book will take you to the pages of the Bible to engage your mind and stir your heart.”

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Free eBook: The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

For the month of May, you can download The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind for free; you can access it here.

“What is an evangelical . . . and has he lost his mind? Carl Trueman wrestles with those two provocative questions and concludes that modern evangelicals emphasize experience and activism at the expense of theology. Their minds go fuzzy as they downplay doctrine. The result is “a world in which everyone from Joel Osteen to Brian McLaren to John MacArthur may be called an evangelical.”

Fifteen years ago in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, historian Mark Noll warned that evangelical Christians had abandoned the intellectual aspects of their faith. Christians were neither prepared nor inclined to enter into intellectual debates, and had become culturally marginalized. Trueman argues that today ‘religious beliefs are more scandalous than they have been for many years’—but for different reasons than Noll foresaw. In fact, the real problem now is exactly the opposite of what Noll diagnosed: evangelicals don’t lack a mind, but rather an agreed upon evangel. Although known as gospel people, evangelicals no longer share any consensus on the gospel’s meaning.

Provocative and persuasive, Trueman’s indictment of evangelicalism also suggests a better way forward for those theologically conservative Protestants famously known as evangelicals.”

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Free eBook: What is Saving Faith?

Desiring God’s newest book What is Saving Faith? is available for free download; you can access it here.

“What happens in the heart when it experiences real saving faith? John Piper argues that faith in Christ is not saving unless it includes an ‘affectional dimension of treasuring Christ.’ Nor is God glorified as he ought to be unless he is treasured in being trusted. Saving faith in Jesus Christ welcomes him forever as our supreme and inexhaustible pleasure.

What Is Saving Faith? explains that a Savior who is treasured for his all-satisfying worth is more glorified than a Savior who is only trusted for his all-forgiving competence. In this way, saving faith reaches its God-appointed goal: the perfections of Christ glorified by our being satisfied in him forever.”

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