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: Confronting Christianity

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Faithlife is offering a free eBook download of Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin; you can access it here.

Named the 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year by Christianity Today

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea—challenging some of their deepest beliefs.

Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.”

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Free eBook: Weakness is the Way

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In memory of J.I. Packer, Crossway compiled a list of resources related to the theologian’s life and works. One of his last books, Weakness is the Way, is being offered as a free eBook download; you can access it here.

For Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet most of us try desperately to be sufficient on our own, and we resent our limitations and our needs.

Renowned theologian and Bible teacher J. I. Packer reflects on his experience of weakness—having been hit by a truck at a young age and now facing the realities of aging—in order to teach us the importance of embracing our own frailty, and also to help us look to Christ for strength, affirmation, and contentment. Find here a path from discouragement to freedom in light of our all-sufficient God.”

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Free eBook: Acts 1 – 12 For You

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For the month of July, The Good Book Company is offering a free download of R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s Acts 1-12 For You; you can access it here.

“There is no more thrilling part of the Bible than the book of Acts, and no better guide to it than Albert Mohler. This first volume takes in the ascension of Jesus, the coming of the Spirit, the birth of the church, the start of persecution, the conversion of Saul, and the divine call to world-wide evangelism.

If you want to be fueled for Christian life and mission, you will want to read this book.

This Expository Guide takes you verse by verse through the text in an accessible and applied way. It is less academic than a traditional commentary and can be read cover-to-cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation. There is an accompanying Good Book Guide for small group Bible studies”

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Free eBook: Psalms in 30 Days

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For a limited time, you can download Trevin Wax’s Psalms in 30 Days for free; you can access it here.

“From generation to generation, many Christians have adopted the habit of praying every month through all 150 psalms—songs that form the bedrock of both corporate worship and individual devotion. Through thousands of years of memorization, recitation, and singing, the people of God have found in this book a God-centered view of reality—words that put into perspective all our emotions, conflicting desires, times of suffering, and experiences of faith and doubt.

In Psalms in 30 Days, Trevin Wax has adapted a centuries-old approach to reading the psalms by providing a “Morning,” “Midday” and “Evening” pattern—following the Scriptural precedent for praying three times a day. This journey through the psalms, as translated in the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB), also features other songs from the Bible, as well as written prayers from faithful Christians who have gone before us. Here is a guide to praying all the psalms every month by—three times a day—lifting your eyes above your circumstances and reminding yourself that God is the blazing center of all things.

Psalms in 30 Days features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.”

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Free Audiobook: The Gospel’s Power and Message

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For the month of June, Christian Audio is offering a free download of Paul Washer’s The Gospel’s Power & Message; you can access it here.

“One of the greatest crimes of this generation of Christians is its neglect of the gospel, and it is from this neglect that all our other maladies spring forth. Absent from too many pulpits are the essential themes which make up the very core of the gospel the justice of God, the radical depravity of man, the blood atonement. In The Gospel’s Power and Message, Paul Washer addresses these essential elements of Christ s good news and provides a guide to help us rediscover the gospel in all its beauty, scandal, and saving power. May such a rediscovery transform your life, strengthen your proclamation, and bring the greatest glory to God.”

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Free eBook: Revelation For You

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The Good Book Company is offering a free download of Tim Chester’s Revelation For You; you can access it here.

“Many Christians are confused by the book of Revelation. It moves from strange and disturbing images to warm and practical encouragement; from the fires of Hell to wonderful pictures of a glorious eternity.

And yet the message of the final book of the Bible is both clear and simple. Despite everything that is going wrong with our world, God remains in control. And when we see history, our present, and our future from heaven’s perspective, it will encourage us to trust God and remain faithful to the end.

This accessible, absorbing expository guide opens up this book for new and mature Christians alike. It is more applied than a typical commentary, making it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small group studies or sermon preparation.”

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