Nothing is more important than hearing, understanding and obeying God’s Word. Our lives and local churches depend on this for their life, health and growth. John Stott is well known worldwide for the commitment he had to the Bible, both in his preach- ing and in his living. In this persuasive book, Stott concisely demonstrates the power, authority and relevance of the Bible for every Christian – in every culture and generation. What is the purpose of God’s Word? How does it point us to Christ? What is its relationship to the Holy Spirit? How does it shape the church? And what does it mean for Christian discipleship? The author answers these questions with simplicity and clarity, urging us to hear and obey God’s Word in today’s world.
This two-volume work in biblical studies is a commemorative presentation to Simon John DeVries, noted Old Testament Scholar. Volume two encompasses the worldviews of the Bible for Jews and Christians, the Holiness of God, Psalms in LXX, similarities in ancient Near Eastern narrative and Hebrew Bible, the Bible in the cultural settings of ancient Rome, Middle Ages, Oriental theologies, and contemporary cultural imperatives, and the function of biblical metaphors.
James Kirkland, a retired pastor, lives with his wife Lyn in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they minister together through Starfish Ministries, a work they founded in 2002. One outreach of that ministry is two radio shows which have aired weekly for 28 years, and on which the host has become known as "Pastor Jim." The couple also ministers to victims of relationship betrayal through seminars, and their first book, "Healing For the Broken Hearted,"This book is written to provide God's children with an understandable, practical guide to Scripture which is designed for daily use. Each day's devotional is presented in a simple, one-page format, but is packed with useful and sound Bible truth. Expect a blessing as you read each day's entry....it certainly has been a blessing for me to be able to provide this resource to you!
If you have trouble reading the Bible from beginning to end, this book is your solution. Each of the 52 poems in this collection describes a Bible event, person, or message. Each poem is simple, easy to read, and provides focus on a biblical topic. This book of poems features both Christmas and Easter sections. Poems range from Creation to Revelation.
Have you ever wondered how God can be all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful at the same time when there is so much suffering in the world? And have you ever wondered why He appears to give Israel preferential treatment over other nations? Has God created us and then just left us hanging? What is our purpose in life, and what are the necessary requirements to be accepted by God? This little book is chock full of answers to these questions and many more. The answers come from the Bible, the Word of God, and LOOK AT GOD'S WORD IN TODAY'S WORLD presents them in a thoughtful, straightforward, and understandable manner. God is drawing us under His wing today so we can see things from His perspective, and this book invites you to open the Bible and gain a clearer vision.
In a world where evil is glorified, Christians are vilified, and athletes earn more than the total budget of some small countries, there comes a time when you think life is out of control-and your world is upside down. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27).
In this follow-up book to the landmark From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man, the Text and Translation Committee discusses the historical preservation of the Word of God. The solid facts of the process by which the Bible has come to its present form are explained in detail. The book includes textual criticism of the existing manuscripts and autographs, including the Textus Receptus, the Majority, Eclectic, and Minority texts, and the Masoretic Text. It also provides needed answers to the arguments of those who adhere to extreme or exclusive positions. This book is excellent for pastors, teachers, and laypersons alike. It will prove that all conservative versions are, without a doubt, translations of the plenary verbally inspired Word of God.
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.
We as Christians can live victorious lives through God's Word. Victorious in the sense of positive living: accomplish goals in our lives, whether natural goals or spiritual goals. This can all be accomplished if we embrace God's Word. For the Christian, the Word of God is our life's blood. As Christians, our goal is to dwell (stay) with God forever. A holy conversation does not mean one says Jesus every other word. Holy conversations are uplifting. Our conversation should be reflective of what we believe. In other words, live what you preach or teach. It is the pleasure of the spirit of God (the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit) to lead and guide us into all truths (John 16:13). We as Christians can live victorious lives through God's Word. We can defeat the enemy. It comes from the Spirit and the knowledge of the Word of God.
Breaking Open Gods Word: A Three-year Cycle of Reflections on the Sunday Readings of the Liturgical Year invites readers to embark upon a journey through the riches of the Catholic Churchs three-year lectionary for readings for Sunday Mass. The lectionary, a sequence of appointed passages from the texts of the Old and New Testaments, pairs readings with the seasons and feasts of the church year. Sister Celine Goessl, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, has taken a lifetime practice of prayerful listening to the messages God shares through scriptural texts and brought it into conversation with her immersion in the details of daily life to create the collection of reflections appearing in Breaking Open Gods Word. The intent of this collection is to help Gods Word enflesh itself in the readers daily life and to empower him or her to take action to live as Christs presence in other peoples lives. You may watch the changing of the seasons in your parishs worship and hear the variety of texts read at Mass. As you do, and you find life presenting you with ever-changing challenges to your faith, Breaking Open Gods Word offers to accompany you on your daily journey. Along the way, Sister Celine Goessls prayerful reflections can offer you inspiration and guidance for living and witnessing faithfully in whatever circumstances you face each day.