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Shepherds After My Own Heart

Author : Timothy S. Laniak
ISBN : 9780830826216
Genre : Religion
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Shepherds After My Own Heart is a full-length academic treatment of the theme of the shepherd/pastor throughout the whole of scripture. It comprises a detailed study of Ancient Near Eastern understandings of this powerful metaphor, its uses and development in the Old Testament and its employment by the apostolic writers to describe the messianic significance of Jesus Christ, both in his earthly ministry and in his ascended and apocalyptic Lordship over church and world. In doing so, it articulates key elements of a biblical theology of pastoral ministry and leadership.
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I Was Busy Now I M Not

Author : Joseph Peck
ISBN : 9781630472948
Genre : Business & Economics
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Do you know time is your life? When you waste your time, you waste your life. Does your time seem to be in short supply? Have you had enough of feeling overwhelmed? Are you ready to find time for what matters most? If so, this book will help you discover how to: * simplify your complicated life, * make time for what matters most, and * live your big dreams!
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A Theological Examination Of Symbolism In Ezekiel With Emphasis On The Shepherd Metaphor

Author : Joel K. T. Biwul
ISBN : 9781783689965
Genre : Religion
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This book addresses one of the ever-aching problems of human society – failed leadership in secular and sacred domains. It points out, from Ezekiel’s use of symbolism and shepherd motif, what society stands to suffer and or lose under a bad human leadership structure and bad governance. This plays out in the book’s x-ray of the characteristics of sheep needing a shepherd. Dr. Biwul contends that Ezekiel used symbolic sign-acts to indict both Israel’s bad and imperfect human shepherds as well as the Babylonian exiles as being responsible for their plight for not upholding the norms of Deuteronomic theology. Particularly, he argues forcefully from Ezekiel’s shepherd motif that a major factor responsible for the exile of Israel as a covenant community is the massive failure of its bad and imperfect human shepherds who did not possess the requisite shepherding qualities inherent in Yahweh as chief shepherd of Israel. Biwul therefore draws particular attention to the reality of Ezekiel’s use of the recognition formula when Yahweh acts at last to restore his people. This is rooted in the theological-eschatological motif which would come to its full reality in the anticipated eschatological community when Yahweh would shepherd his people.
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With Grateful Hearts Spiritual Reflections For Everyday Living

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ISBN : 1585957739
Genre : Religion
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In this delightful and inspiring resource, we offer fifty prayerful reflection for the spiritual journey. These are original pieces by writers who, inspired by the Holy Spirit, have reflected deeply on Scripture and its meaning for daily life. Included writers are Amy Wellborn, Elizabeth-Anne Steward, Sr. Ruth Marlene Fox, OSB, Mitch Finley, Fr. Kenneth E. Grabner, Steve Givens, Sr. Joyce Rupp, OSM, Fr. M. Basil Pennington, OCSO, Kevin Perrotta, Karla Manternach, Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, Sr. Melannie Svoboda, SND and many others. They share personal and prayerful reflections about everyday difficulties and achievements in their spiritual lives. These lovely vignettes move through the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent, Easter, Special Days, and Ordinary Time. Each offers surprising insights about the power of faith and God's call to holiness through the ordinary actions and events of everyday life. This is a spiritual treasure and a wonderful gift book for all who strive to respond to God's word with open and grateful hearts.
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Morning And Evening Meditations From The Word Of God

Author : Michael J. Akers
ISBN : 9781490829180
Genre : Religion
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There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.
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Author : Kenneth B. Alexander
ISBN : 9781456612146
Genre : Religion
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REVELATION: THE BOOK of REVELATION: BEASTS, SERPENT, SEALS, BOWLS, VIALS and FALSE PROPHETS EPILOG to the BOOK of REVELATION DIVINE REVELATION: GOD SPEAKING to MAN OF PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE BE IT DONE ACCORDING to YOUR FAITH THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD CAN YOU FALL from GRACE? KINGDOM OF GOD or KINGDOM of HEAVEN LIFE AFTER DEATH INTRODUCTION to: FORGOTTEN BOOKS NOT IN the Bible STUDY of LEVITICUS 14: An Introduction to Old Testament Law REAL CHRISTIANITY IS SPIRITUAL: To Spiritualists and New Age Proponents GNOTICISM VS. CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINING the BOOK of LAMENTATIONS WHY READ the BIBLE?: IT IS GOD'S WORD RECORDED IN the DAYS of the KINGDOM THE MARK of the BEAST THE TRUE MEANING of CHURCH WHY SO MANY DENOMINATIONS? UNIVERSAL LAW: How God Thinks About the Law of the Earth The title of this book is Revelation. Revelation is variously defined as: "an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and at different times (Heb. 1:1) to make a supernatural revelation of himself and his purposes and plans, which, under the guidance of his Spirit, has been committed to writing (Easton's Dictionary). Although this book does contain an attempted interpretation of the Book of Revelation, anything God does or speaks is in and of itself revelation in that it is bringing to light something hidden. The Bible is unlike any other book written by man. The bible, although written by man, is the inspired writing of that man moved by the Spirit of God and so becomes not the word of man but the Word of God. Books written by men convey emotions, ideas, entertainment, concepts and other mental images. God's word brings revelation to the Spirit of man. Jesus said: "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life" (John 6:33). The words are food for man's spirit, just as natural food nourishes the body. Revelation is highly valued in the Kingdom of God. "Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the living God." And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 16:13-19). The Lord was overjoyed in that man had not talked Peter into anything regarding the Lord's identity but Peter had received revelation directly from the Father. This book, along with others I have written, attempt to convey the truth of the Lord through revelation obtained from Him. The following are some odds and ends I have gathered together helping you will gain a better understanding of Him from His words. Everything said here is confirmed by scriptures from God's word. I hope it opens an even clearer picture as to He is and His purpose in the earth. Heavens
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David The Great

Author : Mark Rutland
ISBN : 9781629995267
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How much do you really know about the life of KING DAVID? He was a man of unwavering loyalty, great faith, and national vision. He was a Spirit-led poet with prophetic and Messianic insights who reached beyond the millennia. He was a musician whose lullabies could soothe a demon-haunted soul. He was a political leader strong enough to forge a single nation out of disparate tribes. But he was also an adulterer, a murderer, a mercenary raider, and a hated father. He caused suffering among his people with an act of hubris. He ordered the execution of his enemies on his deathbed. He enjoyed many wives and concubines. Most of all, he broke the laws of both God and man.
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A Man After God S Own Heart

Author : Brad Stewart
ISBN : 1613397917
Genre : Religion
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David was a man after God's own heart . . . What does it mean to be someone "after God's own heart?" David, King, psalmist and shepherd, gives us a picture with his own life. In many ways he is an extraordinary role model, a man who was fully human but exceeded expectations and pointed others towards God. While the other side of David is most ordinary showing a life filled with destruction, chaos, tragedy and his personal struggle with sin. How then did David become the national hero of God's chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as "a man after God's own heart?" David's life offers hope to all of us. It shows that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. And David offers an insightful perspective on what it means to be truly a man, to become like David―men after God's own heart. In this study David will delight and disappoint you. At times you will desire to be just like him while at others you will want to turn and run! The Life of David is one of the most colorful examples of manhood in all of Scripture. You will be introduced to select key characteristics of David's life but unlike David, we have time to make our lives right before God and to lovingly lead our homes. This interactive study features eight weeks of individual study materials with a leader's guide and suggested teaching plans at the back of the book.
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Scriptures At Your Fingertips

Author : Merry Graham
ISBN : 1451605595
Genre : Religion
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A topical guide to the Bible comprised of more than 2,000 verses from several popular Bible version with bold headings for quick identification, this book is an excellent source for teachers, writers, pastors, and anyone who loves the Scriptures. A topical guide to the Bible that's as easy to use as a dictionary! Are you struggling with grief? Searching for God's comforting mercy and grace? Trying to learn how to raise your children in the Lord's way? Wouldn't you like to have the most significant verses from the Bible on those topics right at your fingertips? Well, now you do! Compiled by Merry Graham and Rachel Bye, international leaders of A Passion to Pray ministry, Scriptures at Your Fingertips is a handy, quick-reference guide that immediately offers what God's Word says on more than 200 important prayer topics. And because the topics are arranged in alphabetical order, they're so easy to find. Perfect for beginning Bible students or for seasoned prayer warriors, this book is a must-have for people on the go or those who want to get more out of their prayer lives. Maximize your prayer time, and minimize your research time by having the Scriptures at your fingertips!
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