When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn't die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is t an insurance plan; it's a daring plan. It's time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death. All In, a four-session video-based Bible study (guide sold separately) by New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson, challenges participants to resolutely follow God wherever he leads by pointing out that if Jesus is t Lord of all, he is t Lord at all. Most people think they are following Jesus. They may think they are following Jesus, but the reality is, they've invited Jesus to follow them. They call him Savior, but they've never surrendered to him as Lord. Are you following Jesus? Or have you invited Jesus to follow you? Participants will find Batterson's teaching filled with his customary vivid, contemporary stories as well as biblical characters like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and Judas. It's time to go all in for God. Sessions include: * Now or Never: Pack Your Coffin (19:00) * All In: Charge! (20:00) * All Out: Rim Huggers (24:00) * All in All: Burn the Ships (18:00) Designed for use with All In Study Guide 9780310333135 (sold separately).
Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Recognized as one of America's 25 most innovative churches, NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times bestsellers The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children. You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson