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: Coming Home

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Coming Home; you can access it here.

Do Christians overemphasize the hope of the future to the neglect of needs in the present?

Are discussions about the end times unimportant so long as we all “get to heaven” in the end?

In Coming Home, a team of eight leading Bible teachers offers us a vision of the new heaven and new earth that doesn’t just impact our view of the future—it also has the potential to change how we live today. These eight essays will stir up within us a longing for our future home as we eagerly await Jesus’s glorious return.”

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Free eBook: Seasons of Waiting

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Betsy Childs Howard’s Seasons of Waiting; you can access it here.

“We’re all waiting for something. It might be a spouse or a baby. It might be healing or a home. Regardless of what we’re waiting for, it’s easy to feel discontent when things aren’t going as planned and our dreams are delayed—especially when questions of ‘Why?’ and ‘How long?’ remain unanswered. God uses seasons of waiting to teach us patience and make us more like himself. But sanctification is not the only purpose God has in mind. When we wait faithfully with unmet longings, we become a powerful picture of the bride of Christ waiting for the day when he returns and God’s kingdom reigns.”

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Free eBook: Finding the Right Hills to Die On

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Gavin Ortlund’s Finding the Right Hills to Die On; you can access it here.

“In theology, just as in battle, some hills are worth dying on and others are not. But how do we know which ones? When should doctrine divide, and when should unity prevail? Just as a medic on a battlefield treats the severely wounded first and then moves on to the less serious injuries, we must prioritize doctrine in order of importance. Pastor Gavin Ortlund implores us to cultivate humility as we prioritize doctrine into four ranks—essential, urgent, important, and unimportant—so that we will be as effective as possible at advancing the gospel in our time.”

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Free eBook: Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free download of Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering; you can access it here.

‘He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.’ 1 Peter 1:3

The book of 1 Peter offers a gospel perspective on our short lives. Originally written to Christians facing intense suffering, Peter’s message is one of hope and grace―all centered on the resurrected Christ. Featuring contributions from six popular Bible teachers, this volume will help you better understand the hope-filled message of the book of 1 Peter and experience the resurrection life Jesus offers us today.”

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Free eBook: Lost and Found

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Lost and Found; you can access it here.

There are many paths to lose your way. And only one way to find it.

So said Jesus of Nazareth, the most compelling and controversial teacher of all time. This book aims to make sense of his counterintuitive claim: Unless we lose our lives for his sake, we will never discover our true selves.

Writers from around the world tell their stories of healing and hope amid many hardships. Joni Eareckson Tada, Sam Allberry, Christopher Yuan, Aixa de López, and many other contributors share how God found them amid many dangers, toils, and snares.”

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Free eBook: 12 Faithful Women

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of 12 Faithful Women; you can access it here.

“Trials have a way of changing us, for better or worse. They can humble us or harden us. They can make us run to God or away from him. Perhaps your trials have resulted in a closer walk with him, or maybe he seems far away. Often, God strengthens our faith through the witness of courageous Christians who’ve gone before us. Be encouraged and challenged by these 12 portraits of faithful women who steadfastly endured many trials—including physical pain, persecution, infertility, loneliness, and oppression—and who, in their various sufferings, found Christ to be an all-sufficient Lord and Savior, steadfast, faithful, and true.”

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Free eBook: All Things New

Faithlife is offering a free eBook download of All Things New by Pete Hughes; you can access it here.

“God is on a mission to make all things new: from the fashion industry to the business community, from politics to education and from entertainment to media and the arts. God’s burning desire is to bring restoration to every sphere of society.
 
Starting in Genesis and working through the Scriptures, All Things New will take you on a journey into the very heart of God and His relentless passion to redeem lives, heal the nations, rewire the culture, and bring renewal to all of creation.
 
As we immerse ourselves in the greatest story ever told we find our ultimate sense of belonging, our purpose in the present and our hope for the future. We become actors in this unfolding drama, pushing forward God’s purposes for the world and joining His mission to make all things new.”

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Free eBook: Identity Theft

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Identity Theft; you can access it here.

“Who am I? It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point. Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options. However, there’s a larger question to consider. Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ? From the wisdom and perspective of insightful authors-including Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson, and Jen Pollock Michel-we’ll seek to answer this question by: Exposing our false notions of identity; Understanding the biblical truth of our identity in Christ; and Reflecting on what it looks like to live in our new (and true) identity. In 10 chapters we’ll cover everything from our identity as children of God to citizens of heaven. At the end of each chapter, study questions will facilitate group discussion as you consider this glorious truth with your friends. Join us as we explore how knowing who we are in Christ changes every aspect of our lives.”

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Free eBook: Remember Death

The Gospel Coalition is offering a free eBook download of Remember Death by Matthew McCullough; you can access it here.

“Life-expectancy worldwide is twice what it was a hundred years ago. And because of modern medicine, many of us don’t often see death up close. That makes it easy to live as if death is someone else’s problem. It isn’t.

Ignoring the certainty of death doesn’t protect us from feeling its effects throughout the lives we’re living now. But this avoidance can hold us back from experiencing the powerful, everyday relevance of Jesus’s promises to us. So long as death remains remote and unreal, Jesus’s promises will too.

But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this book. Cultivating “death-awareness” helps us bring the promises of Jesus from the hazy clouds of some other world into the everyday problems of our world—where they belong.”

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