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All In, a four-session video-based Bible study by New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson, challenges participants to resolutely follow God wherever he leads by pointing out that if Jesus is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all. The DVD contains four 15-minute video teaching sessions from author and pastor Mark Batterson, preaching resources, and promotional resources.
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 2.10 X 6.10 X 9.10 (inches)
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All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different LifeMark BattersonZondervan / 2013 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
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The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest FearsMark BattersonZondervan / 2012 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 58 Reviews
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The Gospel costs nothing. You cant earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of Gods grace. It doesnt cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go all in, a term that simply means placing all that you have into Gods hands. Pushing it all in. And thats where we get stuckspiritual no man's land. Were afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. Its not true. The only thing youll miss out on is everything God has to offer. Participants will find Battersons teaching filled with his customary vivid, contemporary stories as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and . . . Judas.
No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didnt give back to God. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out.
The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. Its all or nothing. Its now or never. Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Its also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.
Batterson says, For many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasnt. I had invited Jesus to follow me. Its a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. Thats when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? Its a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.
Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Recognized as one of Americas 25 most innovative churches, NCC is one church with seven locations. Marks 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
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