Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Best Storytelling Christian Book For Kids This Christmas 2011

Tales of the Kingdom Trilogy written by David and Karen Mains is one of the best books you can give to your kids on their birthdays or any occasion like Christmas.  This amazing book is beautifully illustrated to tickle every reader's imagination.  Each story will help nourish your kid's character and outlook in life.  Perfect for storytelling and bonding, the 12 allegories of this book is a great addition to your collection or a fabulous gift that you can give to a family member or friends.  If you're looking for the best storytelling Christian book to give this Christmas 2011, a nice picture book with a pinch of Christian values, then this book is best for you and your children.  Autographed copies are available at the Mainstay Ministries.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Church: Why Bother?

Philip Yancey asks the question that haunts many believers: Why should I bother with the church? From growing up in rural Georgia in a fundamentalist church to his experience at LaSalle Street Church in inner city Chicago, Philip reflects on the church, his own perceptions of it, and the various metaphors the Bible uses to describe it. Yancey's own early church experience set his faith back by many years. In Church: Why Bother? Yancey offers us a glimpse of his pilgrimage back to faith and to the church as a place of real community and spiritual vitality. This honest and insightful book will help you explore your questions about the place of the church in the life of faith and how to find spiritual connection and community.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Family Fears

Family Fears from Mainstay Ministries
Do you know people whose healthy concern for their family has moved into continual anxiety and doubt about their well-being?

Family Fears, a book available from Mainstay Ministries, offers Scripture-based strategies for breaking the cycle of fear that can paralyze a Christian home, and helps readers cultivate an enviroment of confident love and acceptance. Included are discussions of the five most common family fears, such as: What if our children make life-dominating mistakes? What if our children decide not to live out our values and faith? What if one of our children dies or suffers a serious accident or illness?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Carry Me by Christine Wyrtzen

This touching personal story by Christian recording artist Christine Wyrtzen will strike a respondent chord with anyone who is facing a dark tunnel. In this book, Christine shares a sensitive, first-hand account of her mother's illness and her subsequent death to cancer. Her extremely readable story will provide comfort to those who have struggled with fears about sickness, aging, or death. It also offers hope to readers still in the shadows of a personal life crisis.

Carry Me: Christine Wyrtzen's Discoveries on the Journey into God's Arms is available at Mainstay Ministries.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Teleprompters For Pastors

by Dr. David R. Mains of Mainstay Ministries

In the discussion about manuscripting a sermon or preaching from notes, there is little question as to which side will win in the long run. Modern technology has already determined that.

Whenever the president gives a key speech, he’s reading it from a teleprompter. He’s very good at what he does, but he’s not talking from notes, or memory, or off the top of his head. His words have been carefully crafted, and they are all right there in front of him.

One of Sarah Palin’s great skills is her ability to read a teleprompter in a natural and convincing way. Can she give a good stump speech when she has to? Yes, and so can most people in the political world. But, when it’s time to deliver a real “blockbuster,” they’re back to the teleprompter.

There is a technique to doing this so your eyes are not locked on the screen. Some speakers are good at this; others, not so much. Like anything else, it is an acquired skill.

“What does that have to do with preaching?” you ask.

Mark my words, in the days to come, the leading churches will have teleprompters and their pastors will put them to use. Why? Because there are so many advantages to using them if you are interested in clear content and powerful words.

In the case of the President, someone else may write the original copy, but that comes out of a brainstorm session in which he has been involved. He will also put his finishing touches on the script.

For years Christian leaders have written books this same way. Don’t tell me they won’t use this technique when it comes to preparing sermons.

Like everything else electronic, in the future teleprompters will also be more and more affordable.

So don’t write off manuscripting sermons just yet. I believe the day is coming when this will be thought as the only way to go!

Monday, May 30, 2011


"Hospitality is one of the most pertinent and, at the same time, most overlooked tools of outreach. We consider the person with the developed gift of hospitality to be on a par with the individual who is able to exercise a gift of leading people to Christ. Often the two go hand-in-hand."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tales of the Kingdom Trilogy for Mother's Day

Enjoyed by kids and adults alike, these Gold medallion award winning books tell the story of Scarboy and his friends and their quest to finding the one True King. Get mom one of these or get her the whole trilogy so she can jump off to the next series right away. We're sure she'll enjoy every story as it tells allegories of good and evil. And as a bonus, we'll send you autographed copies by authors Karen and David Mains.

Available at Mainstay Ministries.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Sunday 2011

Easter Sunday is a jubilant celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Kids and adults commemorate this special day, a new life for all of  us.  Jesus suffering and death is an eye opener for us to repent and be humble.  The season of  Lent is a season of  contemplation.  Jesus was judged, beaten, crucified, died on the cross and ressurected on Easter Sunday.  May our hearts be filled with gladness and sanguineness as we welcome this special day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sermon #1: The Triumphal Entry

Kingdom: By definition it is (a) the eternal kingship of God and (b) the realm in which God's will is fulfilled. The first part of The Victorious King, The Triumphal Entry talks about Jesus as King, who He is and what He came to do. Meant to be preached on Palm Sunday to prepare ourselves for the Lenten season, this part teaches as on how we can honor Jesus as our King today.

The Victorious King is available at Mainstay Ministries.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Preach The Victorious King

This Easter, help your congregation fully retain Jesus’ journey from prophet to savior by preaching the Victorious King. This 3-part DVD-ROM is filled with a variety of teaching elements including sermons for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter day and power point presentations that illustrate Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Your congregation will experience both sorrow and joy as you unfold the story of his amazing kingship. Visit Mainstay Ministries for more info.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Reference to Japan's Quake

by Dr. David R. Mains

Was any reference made in your service last Sunday to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan? For example, did someone pray for those still looking for loved ones? Was an offering taken to help with the relief efforts? Was a phone link made with a missionary serving in that devastated nation?

I ask because all too often church services are like they take place in a world secluded from any outside influences. While in some people’s minds that could seem like a good thing, my feeling is that it gives the impression that the world of the church is too often unconnected to the one in which people live the major portion of their lives.

My concern is for the impression the church gives when it ignores events of great magnitude like this. Certainly what happened in Japan is of epic proportions and needs to be acknowledged. To totally overlook such devastation would be a sign of incredible provincialism.

Are we so trapped in our traditions that nothing can infringe on the way we normally do church? Maybe we feel that praying makes little differences when problems are this enormous. But can Christians in their services of the church act as though nothing all that extraordinary has happened?

We have now had a little more time to absorb the huge impact of this tragedy on the Japanese people. Let’s make sure that in our church services this coming weekend, what occurred is acknowledged and responded to in a way that is fitting for God’s people.


Dr. David R. Mains through Mainstay Ministries and Sermon-Coach.com, works tirelessly to help pastors create effective, life-transforming Sunday sermons. Dr. Mains believes that the only hope for our age will come through a great outpouring of revival.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Bible For Personal Revival

Some people attend church out of obligation. Others think that reading the Bible is just a ticket to another guilt trip. They haven’t yet learned how exciting and energizing Christian life can be—but they’re about to! This spiritual adventure Bible is designed to “wake up” sleepy Christians and help them catch a vision of what God wants to do in their lives.

But what makes the spiritual adventure Bible different from the other Bible? Author David Mains says, “We don’t need more technique. We need the presence of Jesus Christ.” This study Bible introduces readers to Jesus as a living person who has a lot to say about their everyday lives. It’s designed to spark revival—in individuals, in their churches, and in their communities.

Available at Mainstay Ministries.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Perilous Pursuits

If indeed we believe that a man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, why, then are so many Christians consumed with glorifying themselves and seeking enjoyment apart from God?

This comprehensible, incredibly thought-provoking book by Joseph M. Stowell explains why the pursuit of significance apart from God is "perilous" at best as it help readers find their fullfillment in surrendering to and serving Christ.

Available at Mainstay Ministries.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Carry Me

Those facing a dark tunnel will surely relate to this touching personal story by Christian recording artist Christine Wyrtzen. In this book, she shares a sensitive, first-hand account of her mother's illness and subsequent death to cancer. Her story will provide comfort to those who have struggled with fears about sickness, aging, or death and also offers hope to readers still within the shadows of personal life crisis.
Available at Mainstay Ministries.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Spy God

The delightful children’s illustrated companion, I Spy God: A God Hunt Book for Kids is a 48-page kids story and activity book designed to teach readers to record "sightings" of God in their everyday lives. This journal is a perfect companion for your children's ministry, and allows your families to go through the God Hunt journey together. Designed for grades 3-6 this journal is a fun life-changing adventure for kids.