Everything You Need to Know in Life, You Can Learn Here!
When we were in kindergarten, half the fun of living was breaking the rules without getting caught. In real adult life, however, there is nothing fun about broken promises, relationships, or hearts. In this DVD and study guide from North Point Resources, Andy Stanley explains God’s set of life rules that can improve current relationships and mend broken ones. Every game requires parameters, and in this lifelong journey toward heaven, it’s never too late to learn, relearn, and follow the rules God clearly outlines for His people…because they set you on the course for success!
Winners Play by the Rules
In kindergarten, ignoring the rules was a blast—especially if you could get away with it. But as adults, we understand that rules are for our protection, and that when we break God’s rules we cause heartaches and broken relationships.
In this six-part DVD, Andy Stanley clearly explains God’s basic set of life rules which, when lived, hold the power to all your relationships. It’s never too late to learn and follow the parameters God clearly outlines for His people.
This DVD is enhanced with curriculum study sessions that can be used for small groups or individual study. Each session includes 15–20 minutes of teaching followed by several discussion questions. The DVD is designed to work with the Life Rules Study Guide, which will help you apply the principles of this study to your life.
Life Rules: Instructions for Life
Part 1: A Special Invitation
How are we to interact with others? God makes it clear through the life of Jesus. Jesus showed us the grace and mercy that we are to show others as we forgive, accept, serve, encourage, and submit. In each of the following sections, one of these principles is examined.
Part 2: Forgive
Freedom comes when we focus on God, not on those who have hurt us. And though forgiveness seems illogical from a human perspective, it allows us to give to others what our heavenly Father freely gives to us. Forgiveness is a decision we can make to free ourselves from anger, bitterness, and malice.
Part 3: Accept
God’s love is unconditional and is not based on “getting ourselves together” first. This is the kind of love we are to have for others.
Part 4: Serve
Serving is the way to conquer self-centeredness. When we choose to serve others, our relationships flourish.
Part 5: Encourage
As a member of the body of Christ, we are required to hold our brothers and sisters accountable. Sometimes that leads to correction done with love and humility.
Part 6: Submit
Christ completely submitted to the Father for our sake. He modeled a lifestyle of putting relationship over personal rights. We need to submit to and serve others, not because of what they have done for us, but out of reverence for Christ.
Story Behind the Book
A new addition to the North Point Resources brand group from a series taught by Andy Stanley at North Point Community Church .
About Andy Stanley
Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one campus to five in the Atlanta area and has developed a global network of more than 30 strategic partner churches.
Each Sunday, more than 30,000 people attend worship services at one of NPM’s five campuses: Browns Bridge Community Church, Buckhead Church, Gwinnett Church, North Point Community Church, and Watermarke Church.
Andy’s books include the recently re-released When Work and Family Collide, as well as Enemies of the Heart, The Grace of God, Next Generation Leader, and How Good Is Good Enough? Andy and his wife, Sandra, live in Alpharetta, Georgia, and have three teenagers.
For more information about Andy Stanley and North Point Ministries, visit www.northpointministries.org.