New Course, Resisting Gossip, now available, Gratis or Credit

New Course, Resisting Gossip is available now on www.biblicallearning.org, Gratis or Credit. (You can purchase the book on this link http://www.clcbookcenter.com/product.asp?sku=1102_9781619580763)
The new course, Resisting Gossip, is based on the book “Resisting Gossip – Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue” by Matthew Mitchell and has 10 short videos.
Gossip. It’s on Facebook, on the television, in the break room, and even in our churches. With gossip being so prevalent in our culture, it can be hard to resist listening to and sharing stories about other people’s business. But what does God say about gossip? And is it possible to follow his instructions? In Resisting Gossip, Pastor Matt Mitchell not only outlines the scriptural warnings against gossip, but also demonstrates how the truth of the gospel can deliver believers from this temptation.
Matthew Mitchell is Heather’s hubby and daddy to Robin, Andrew, Peter and Isaac. He has pastored Lanse Evangelical Free Church, a 120-year-old rural church parked along Interstate 80, since 1998. The Mitchells live in the woods of Central Pennsylvania with a flock of free-range chickens. They love to read books, play games and go for long hikes.
A graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Pastor Matt received his doctorate in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2012. Matt is active in his family of churches, the Evangelical Free Church of America, and is the book-review coordinator for EFCA Today. He loves getting to talk about Jesus at conferences, seminars, retreats and workshops.
Resisting Gossip

New Devotional Style Course: Walking with God, Book 1 by Debbie Woodard

My goal this year was to memorize eighteen Scripture portions during my daily walks. Meditating on the Word of God and praying while walking benefits body, soul, and spirit. My husband, Dennis, who is with the Lord, taught me that it takes twenty days to memorize a portion of Scripture. Therefore, with God’s help, I memorized a new Scripture portion every twenty days. As I memorized new verses, I continued to review the Scripture that I had memorized during previous walks. The reflections in this book are some of the lessons God taught me through these times of walking with Him.

In Romans 12:1-2 the Apostle Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, urges believers to present their bodies to God as a living and holy sacrifice. In addition, believers are to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. I encourage you to energize your walk with God by memorizing Scripture that speaks to your heart as you walk. If you memorize eighteen sections of Scripture a year, beginning on January 1, you can reach your goal by Christmas!
Debbie Woodard, December 2012

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Discussion questions

When responding to the discussion questions, please consider that their purpose is to stimulate your thinking. Let me encourage you to sit back for a spell, look at each one carefully, ask God for insight and then answer as thoroughly as possible. Please pay close attention to all points of the questions or you may miss responding to important points.

Your answers are not graded in any way. This means that their only benefit to you is as a stimulus to your thinking. As in most things in life, the more you put into thoughtful, prayerful interaction with these questions, the more you will get out of them.