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Love Walked Among Us

Author : Paul E. Miller
ISBN : 9781612917269
Genre : Religion
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Who Is Jesus? His name is recognized the world over. Christians claim to follow Him. Muslims honor Him as a prophet. And many Jewish rabbis regard him as a great teacher. Everyone knows about Jesus, but how many of us fully understand what He was like as a person? In Love Walked among Us, Paul Miller invites us to get to know Jesus, to observe his life and His love as they unfold in the Gospel narratives. The book investigates such questions as: How do you love someone when you get no love in return, only withdrawal or ingratitude? How do you love without being trapped or used by another person? How do you love when you have your own problems? When do you take care of yourself? When you are compassionate, people use you, but when you are honest, people get angry—so how do you love with both compassion and honesty? In every way, Jesus’ life exemplifies the full potential of what we were intended to be. And the better we know Him, the more we will be drawn to follow His perfect example.
Category: Religion

Church Planter

Author : Darrin Patrick
ISBN : 1433515792
Genre : Religion
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Much of what is written about church planting aims at methodology and strategy for facing such challenges, but specific strategies do not apply to every context. What lies deeper, at the heart ofevery church plant? The most critical human component of every church plant is the planter. Darrin Patrick, vice president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, looks at what Scripture teaches about this man’s character, his teaching, and the aim of his church. Offering guidance and wisdom from years of experience, Patrick reminds us that ultimately no church will succeed apart from a man with a message who leads a church on a mission. This book is for every Christian leader. Church Planter is an essential resource for those considering planting a church or already in such a plant, and maybe even more important for those leading an established church. It has wide-ranging application for elders and leadership teams seeking to better understand how the gospel must take root in their church. Avoiding an over-emphasis on particular models or methods, Patrick lays out biblical principles and sound wisdom as he urges the church to return to biblical criteria for determining the man, the message, and the mission God uses to build his church.
Category: Religion

Loving The Way Jesus Loves

Author : Philip Ryken
ISBN : 9781844749508
Genre : Religion
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Most people are familiar with the ‘love chapter’ of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, yet Phil Ryken still has something new to say. He draws on the earthly life and ministry of Jesus to illustrate Paul’s several statements about what love is and isn’t. These aspects of love are then illuminated chronologically through the story of Christ’s advent, teaching, miracle working, sufferings, crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension. Jesus never does anything without love. His love is everything the love chapter says that love should be. It is patient with sinners and kind to strangers. It does not envy or boast, but offers itself in humble service. It does not insist on its own way, but submits to the Father. It is able to forgive, trust, hope and persevere. This approach highlights the crucial truth that we are able to love only because Christ first loved us in this particularly profound, very real, and transformative manner.
Category: Religion

Scripture And Counseling

Author : Bob Kellemen
ISBN : 9780310516842
Genre : Religion
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Today we face a tremendous weakening of confidence in the Bible. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the person in the pew talking with a struggling friend at Starbucks or the small group leader who is unsure of what to say to a hurting group member. We need to regain our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life issues we face today. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence as we use it to tackle the complex issues of life. Scripture and Counseling is divided into two sections of nine chapters each: Part One helps readers to develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for “life and godliness” leading to increased confidence in God’s Word. Part Two assists readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. This section demonstrates how a firm grasp of the sufficiency of Scripture leads to increased competence in the ancient art of personally ministering God’s Word to others. Part of the Biblical Counseling Coalition series, Scripture and Counseling brings you the wisdom of twenty ministry leaders who write so you can have confidence that God’s Word is sufficient, necessary, and relevant to equip God’s people to address the complex issues of life in a broken world. It blends theological wisdom with practical expertise and is accessible to pastors, church leaders, counseling practitioners, and students, equipping them to minister the truth and power of God’s word in the context of biblical counseling, soul care, spiritual direction, pastoral care, and small group facilitation.
Category: Religion

In Times Like These

Author : D. Chongo Mundende
ISBN : 9781477141045
Genre : Religion
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We live in interesting times. In our times we know many facts but lack faith. We know so much about medicine but enjoy little health. We ask many questions but receive few answers. Living in a broken world, in times where wrong is considered right and right is considered wrong, we question the reality of the existence of God. Yet wherever we look, we see battered, scarred, bruised, maimed, and broken people crying for Him. God is always present. He is never caught off guard or taken by surprise. The problems and heartaches we face are a result of sin. The solution to sin is Jesus Christ the Creator, Savior, Sustainer, and Answer to all our questionings. By accepting Him, beholding His love and mercy, and studying His Word, our lives are transformed into His likeness. We become new creations. Jesus left the splendor of heaven to come and die for us on a cruel cross at Calvary for the sins He did not commit. He would have come and died for us if we were the only sinner in the whole universe. In Times Like These is about Jesus and His love for lost humanity. In times like these, we need Him every nanosecond of the day and night. He is coming back soon to take His children home. A home where there is no pain, cancer, disease, tears of sorrow, or disappointment. Will you go with Him to Paradise? Now is the time to get ready.
Category: Religion

He Walked Among Us

Author : Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN : 0840784422
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This narrative harmony of the Gospels outlines a devotional reading plan that helps readers discover the majesty and power of Christ's life. Written in the beautiful and readable New King James text, the book features topical subject headings to help in locating key events and teachings. A perfect gift for both seekers and believers.

Glad News

Author : Samy Tanagho
ISBN : 9781884543913
Genre : Religion
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The author integrates all of the positive teachings in Islam (concerning the Christian faith and Jesus Christ) to help Muslims believe the Gospel and to see the divinity of Jesus Christ and the salvation He wants Muslims to experience. The book highlights parallel passages in the Qur'an and the Bible about the person of Jesus Christ, such as His unique sinlessness and His unique virgin birth. The supernatural attributes of Jesus actually compel the conclusion that Jesus is more than a prophet! Throughout the book the author presents God's marvelous, unconditional love for the reader and how God longs for a personal relationship with us based on grace and not on human works or rituals.In light of the keen desire of nearly every Muslim to seek God and to please God, Glad News! is customized for Muslim readers by establishing common ground, using some of their own beliefs as a stepping stone to the Gospel. Samy's book answers Muslim's most important questions about the Christian faith and penetrates their hearts with the gospel. This book is also designed to educate and equip Christians in effectively presenting the Biblical teaching to Muslims in a way that they can understand, relevant to their background, culture, and beliefs.
Category: Religion

God S Promises Day By Day

Author : J. Countryman
ISBN : 1404100415
Genre : Religion
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The latest addition to the successful Minute Meditations series includes daily inspirational thoughts with accompanying New King James Version verse. Contributors Max Lucado, Charles Swindoll, John Eldredge. Franklin Graham, R. C. Sproul, Anne Graham Lotz and others remind us of the wealth of blessings and promises God intends for believers. Ideal for beginning the day secure in the knowledge that God has good plans in store, or the perfect bedtime companion for closing the day with His reassurance that He is nearby, God's Promises Day by Day is destined to be a classic devotional resource for those seeking to know Him more fully. Other titles in the best selling Minute Meditations series include Bedside Blessings, The Beauty of God's Blessings and Five Meaningful Minutes a Day.
Category: Religion

Reaching Beyond The Mennonite Comfort Zone

Author : Will Schirmer
ISBN : 1931038155
Genre : Religion
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The Mennonite church is undergoing historic transitions. These exciting changes require rethinking of relationships with each other and with people beyond Mennonite congregations. Will Schirmer examines the subcultures, thinking, stereotypes, and assumptions of Mennonites during this time of change.
Category: Religion

And He Dwelt Among Us

Author : A. W. Tozer
ISBN : 0830746919
Genre : Religion
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Many Christians are familiar with the prophetic voice of Tozer, but few living today were blessed to sit under his weekly teaching from the pulpit. The Gospel of John was Tozer’s favorite book of the Bible, and the focus of these writings (adapted from sermons given to his parishioners) is the Incarnation and what it means for believers’ lives. Christ came down to earth in order to lift men and women up into the heavenlies. No other New Testament writer, not even the amazing apostle Paul, presents Christ with a passion equal to John’s, the Beloved. Tozer captures the spirit of John and presents his winsome and enthralling portrait of Christ, challenging readers to discover a fresh and overwhelming desire for Him. Readers will be captivated anew by the One we call Lord.
Category: Religion