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Kings Choir : Singing The Psalms With Jesus$8.99Read more
Christopher Ash takes us through examples from all five books of the psalter in these seven Bible studies for small groups. He shows us how they were sung by Jesus and fulfilled by Jesus.
This transforms how we read them, enjoy them and sing them ourselves, as we join the King’s choir.
Features close attention to the text, a focus on real-life application, and questions that really open up discussion.
Repeat The Sounding Joy$14.99Read more
In this Advent journey through Luke 1 – 2, Christopher Ash brings these familiar passages to life with fresh insight, color and depth.
As you soak up the Scriptures, you’ll experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand, from Mary and Elizabeth to the Shepherds and Simeon. This devotional will help you to celebrate afresh the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah in history, and learn what it means to wait for him with joyful expectation today.
Each day’s reading includes a short reflection, a prayer, a carol, and space to journal, helping you to treasure the Lord Jesus in your heart in the hectic run-up to Christmas.
Remaking A Broken World$14.99Add to cart
Our world is fractured on every level?”???”from the family to international relations. The news constantly reports broken relationships, strife-ridden communities and warring nations.
So what hope is there for a world of fractured relationships? Discover the Bible’s surprising answer: the local church.
This revised and updated edition of Christopher Ash’s Bible overview takes readers through the big sweep of Scripture, following the theme of scattering and gathering God’s people. It shows how the local church is at the heart of the Bible story and at the centre of God’s plan for remaking a broken world.
This book will refresh your love for the local church, and give you new hope for the hurting world around you.
Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read$9.99Add to cart
What do you think about your pastor? Do you chew over his sermons and wonder if they are clear and helpful? Do you feel he spends enough time with you? In fact, do you ever catch yourself wondering what he does all day?
The truth is, often we think, “What can my pastor do for me?” Far less often do we think, “What can I do for my pastor?”
Former seasoned pastor, Christopher Ash, urges church members to think about pastors not just in terms of what they do ?”???” how they lead and pray and preach and teach and so on ?”???” but what about who they are. He encourages us to remember that pastors are people and to pray for them as they serve us.
Paradoxically, caring for our pastor will be a blessing to us as well as to them, and create a culture of true fellowship in our church family.
Where Was God When That Happened$7.99Read more
Introduction: Is God Really In Control?
1. God Over All
2. God Unseen
3. God Over Evil
4. God The Father
5. God Who Wins
6. God Who Waits
7. God Only Wise
Conclusion: Facing The Future With God In Control
This is a warm, pastorally hearted guide to the Bible’s teaching on God’s sovereignty.
When a disaster happens; when personal tragedy strikes; when we are perplexed by world events, Christians can begin to doubt that God is either truly good, or truly in control.
Christopher Ash faces these questions head on, without flinching at any of the difficulties. First he looks at six different ways people have answered this question – both as Christians and from other religions and none. He then reveals the Bible’s answer: the revelation of God’s character and purposes throughout history.
Zeal Without Burnout$12.99Read more
A Neglected Truth
1. We Need Sleep
2. We Need Sabbath Rests
3. We Need Friends
4. We Need Nourishment
5. A Warning: Beware Celebrity
6. An Encouragement: It’s Worth It
7. A Delight: Rejoice In Grace Not Gifts
Lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it. They have not lost their love for Christ, or their desire to serve him. But for one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.
Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who have reached the end of their tether.
His wisdom has been distilled into this short, accessible book, in which he reveals a neglected biblical truth and seven keys that flow from it. This practical and biblical guidance will help enthusiastic Christians gain the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way.
Who is this book for? Here is Christopher’s answer from the introduction:
“I write for all zealous followers of Jesus. Perhaps especially for pastors and Christian leaders ~ to those entrusted with pastoral oversight under God. Some of us have the privilege of being set free from other jobs to devote ourselves to this work; others combine pastoral leadership with “normal” secular work. But I write also for the many keen Christian men and women who, in addition to “normal” life ~ busy jobs, parenthood, and so on ~ labor sacrificially to serve in their local churches. The young father holding down a pressured job but also teaching the church youth group. The unmarried woman bearing the weight of much responsibility in her workplace, but also heavily involved in pastoral support and care in her church. The older couple whose gifts and skills are in great demand both at work and in church. And many others like them.”
Christopher brings to this important subject, not just a personal experience of burnout, but a keen eye to the Bible, and wise pastoral insight into the pressures many of us face as we live for Jesus.
From the foreword by Alistair Begg
Why not read Zeal without Burnout with others so that you can discuss the issues, spot the warning signs and keep each accountable? Our ministry pack is designed to make that easy and affordable to do.
Listen Up : A Practical Guide To Listening To Sermons$1.50Read more
Seven Ingredients For Healthy Sermon Listening:
1. Expect God To Speak
2. Admit God Knows Better Than You
3. Check The Preacher Says What The Passage Says
4. Hear The Sermon In Church
5. Be There Week By Week
6. Do What The Bible Says
7. Do What The Bible Says Today – And Rejoice!
How To Listen To Bad Sermons
7 Suggestions For Encouraging Good Preaching
Why on earth does anyone need a guide on how to listen to sermons? Don’t we simply need to ‘be there’ and stay awake? Yet Jesus said: ‘Consider carefully how you listen.’ The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher.
Christopher Ash outlines seven ingredients for healthy listening. He then deals with how to respond to bad sermons – ones that are dull, or inadequate, or heretical. And finally, he challenges us with ideas for helping and encouraging our Bible teachers to give sermons that will really help us to grow as Christians.
* Where does the authority of a Bible teacher come from?
* Why is Bible teaching offensive?
* Why is it important to hear Bible teaching in church?
* How can we actually enjoy Bible teaching more?
These (and more) are the questions answered by this practical guide, which includes effective, hands-on suggestions for implementing each idea. All with the aim of helping us learn how to listen properly, so that through His word, God will make us more and more Christ like.
‘We give Listen Up to all our new members’ – Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church