Released on 1992-10Categories

Jesus, the Word of God

Jesus, the Word of God

Author: Margarette O'Toole

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814622356

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Page: 108

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Who is Jesus Christ? What did he look like? What did he talk about? Did he have friends? Why did he die on the cross? Why is he so important to so many people? What does "the Word of God" mean? Jesus, the Word of God is a wonderful book. It gives children ages 8-11 the opportunity to explore some of the answers to the great questions that the world continues to ask about Jesus. Beautifully illustrated in color.
Released on 2004-09-09Categories Religion

Jesus the Messiah, Biography of the Word

Jesus the Messiah, Biography of the Word

Author: John R. Mitchell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462818259

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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PREMISE One worships God by recognizing that we cannot recognize God. We can only recognize what He does for us. We can recognize how He exists in the beauty of our world, how He opens our hearts with love for our fellow man, how He opens our minds to learn of Him and by His power we find meaning in our devotion to His will and purpose. ENDORSEMENT "As a professional educator in the field of religious studies, I have spent my life, both as a teacher and as a student, reading books about the Bible and the history of Christianity. I have already read a plethora of books about the historical Jesus and his life. The search for the historical Jesus has been a task taken up by many scholars during the last two thousand years and there is no sign that interest in this particular area of Biblical research is likely to wane anytime soon. The difficulty I have found is that professional Biblical scholars and theologians usually, consciously or unconsciously, have an agenda that they wish to promote. These items of agenda are fairly transparent and are easily recognizable. One can often guess the conclusions of their research long before reaching the end of the book. More often than not, these texts are really only revisions of similar books written not all that long ago. "It was with more than a fair amount of skepticism that I agreed to read John Mitchell ́s manuscript, "Jesus the Messiah, Biography of the Word". I had only recently become acquainted with John when he informed me that he had been working on a book about the life of Jesus. Expecting little more than an amateur exegete ́s attempt to employ some kind of simplistic critical approach to the character of Jesus as found in the New Testament, I was overwhelmed by the expertise demonstrated by his writing. A layman, with a background in mathematics and engineering, John ́s approach to the task of describing the life of Jesus is as refreshing as it is comprehensive. I was challenged by his attention to detail and his exhaustive search for an accurate account of Jesus ́ life and ministry. His precision humbled this professional scholar and college professor. I could not help but remember that God ́s greatest revelation did not come as a priest, or scribe, but as a carpenter ́s son from Galilee. Similarly, the first accounts of Jesus ́ life came not from the established clergy, but from the laity. It is, therefore, well worth while, whether you are a professional scholar or just a curious Christian, to read my friend, John R. Mitchell ́s, "Jesus the Messiah, Biography of the Word."" --Jon Carlock, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Bethel College, McKenzie, Tennessee SUMMATION POINTS “Jesus the Messiah, Biography of the Word” is a simple, straightforward adaptation and correlation of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and other referencing material for research. An examination of the first three, known as the Synoptic Gospels, agrees mostly to content and order but follow a generalized chronology. The chronology for events in the creation of the “Biography” has been rendered to be a smooth flow between gospels. Events have been added or expanded to provide the detail that must surely have taken place over the span of Jesus’ life. The “Gospel of John” seems to have been written independently of the other three although John as an eyewitness filled in the details that were needed for several events. Mark was not known to be a follower of Jesus during his ministry. And of course Luke never saw Jesus as he was a physician in a distant city and who became a follower of Paul. Paul, of course, was not a disciple of Jesus and it is not known if he ever saw Jesus. As Jesus ́ life and ministry of events were in a chronological order, the “Biography” brings together the four gospels into one cohesive and suggested chronology of events. Some events have
Released on 2020-09-30Categories Religion

John: Loving Jesus and Keeping His Word

John: Loving Jesus and Keeping His Word

Author: Paul Y. Lee

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973696612

Category: Religion

Page: 810

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The passion of Paul Lee for Jesus drove him to write John: Loving Jesus and Keeping His Word. Here is one of the most profound reflections on the Gospel of John in our time. Thoroughly researched and written in Lee’s distinct voice, this is a book I wish I had on my shelves fifty years ago, and provides the kind of insight that will reach preachers, scholars, students, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the living Christ for years to come. (Dr. James B. Mooneyhan, Clergy, Atlanta Area of the UMC) The Gospel of John becomes alive anew with the reading of this book. Dr. Lee has compiled a contextual interpretation of the Gospel in a way that informs casual readers and yet challenges serious scholars and seminary students. This is an invaluable resource in sermon preparation, Bible studies, Sunday school lessons, or daily devotions. This work is so extensive, yet very understandable that it should be included in every serious student of the Scriptures! I highly recommend this book. (Rev. Dr. Philip D. DeMore, Former District Superintendent of the UMC) This book is the labor of a lifetime, as Paul Lee shares the fruit of decades of living with the Gospel of John, and for persons committed to serious study of the Bible. The title itself is a challenge as the aim of every Christian. My prayer for potential readers is that they will experience Jesus as “Lord and Teacher,” love him more dearly, and keep his word more faithfully. (Maxie Dunnam, Former President of Asbury Seminary, now Minister at Large, Christ UMC, Memphis, TN) The Gospel of John continues to be an inexhaustible source of Christian faith and theology. Paul Lee has given us a fresh, clear and faithful reading of John, combining chapter by chapter overviews, detailed commentary, and insightful practical reflections on John’s implications for Christian life and witness. This book is an excellent resource for pastors, teachers and anyone who desires a deeper encounter with the Johannine biblical text in relation to the New Testament. (Rev. Dr. Don E. Saliers, Candler School of Theology, Emory University)
Released on 2011-06Categories Religion

Jesus the Word Made Flesh, Part Two

Jesus the Word Made Flesh, Part Two

Author: Stephen J. Binz

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585958298

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 941

Threshold Bible Study is a dynamic, informative, and inspiring way to enter into a deeper relationship with God through Scripture. Each of its thirty-lesson, theme-based books will help readers explore (through the lectio divina method of reading, study, reflection, and prayer) new dimensions of their faith. It will help them discover deeper insights for their lives and help open the doors of their hearts to the risen Christ. Great for personal reflection as well as group study.
Released on 2011Categories Religion

Jesus the Word Made Flesh, Part One

Jesus the Word Made Flesh, Part One

Author: Stephen J. Binz

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 158595828X

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 670

Threshold Bible Study is a dynamic, informative, and inspiring way to enter into a deeper relationship with God through Scripture. Each of its thirty-lesson, theme-based books will help readers explore (through the lectio divina method of reading, study, reflection, and prayer) new dimensions of their faith. It will help them discover deeper insights for their lives and help open the doors of their hearts to the risen Christ. Great for personal reflection as well as group study.
Released on 2011-05-09Categories Religion

Loving Like Jesus (Women of the Word Bible Study Series)

Loving Like Jesus (Women of the Word Bible Study Series)

Author: Sharon A. Steele

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441269256

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Each of us has "hard-to-love" people in our lives. Sometimes they are those nearest and dearest to us! Loving Like Jesus, an interactive study ideal for individuals or small groups, helps women learn how to obey Jesus' commandment to love one another. First, believers must learn to understand the essence of genuine love and fully accept Jesus' love for us all. Only then can they move beyond personal feelings and extend His love to others. Loving Like Jesus features eight topical studies. Topics include "Love's Tremendous Importance," "Love's Incredible Power and Ultimate Source," "Love Is Sacrificing and Serving," "Love Covers Over Wrongs and Is Patient," and more. Each week's study examines a facet of love, digs into Scripture to find out what God's Word has to say about it, offers readers an opportunity to reflect on their own efforts to love, and suggests practical action steps to help women apply what they are learning.
Released on 1995-01-01Categories Religion

Jesus and the Word

Jesus and the Word

Author: C. K. Barrett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725241763

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 723

This long-standing series provides the guild of religion scholars a venue for publishing aimed primarily at colleagues. It includes scholarly monographs, revised dissertations, Festschriften, conference papers, and translations of ancient and medieval documents. Works cover the sub-disciplines of biblical studies, history of Christianity, history of religion, theology, and ethics. Festschriften for Karl Barth, Donald W. Dayton, James Luther Mays, Margaret R. Miles, and Walter Wink are among the seventy-five volumes that have been published. Contributors include: C. K. Barrett, Francois Bovon, Paul S. Chung, Marie-Helene Davies, Frederick Herzog, Ben F. Meyer, Pamela Ann Moeller, Rudolf Pesch, D. Z. Phillips, Rudolf Schnackenburgm Eduard Schweizer, John Vissers
Released on 2019-12-02Categories Religion

Word of God, Word of Life

Word of God, Word of Life

Author: Gail Ramshaw

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506449166

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Gail Ramshaw provides ten insights into the three-year lectionaries to guide all who are interested in exploring the meaning and importance of the Revised Common Lectionary and the Lectionary for Mass. Ramshaw combines deep historical, biblical, liturgical, and ecumenical knowledge with a keen perspective on the contemporary church to show us all the value and wisdom of these lectionaries.
Released on 2017-10-26Categories Religion

Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

Author: Brother John of Taize

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532617935

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Is the Christian faith something that can peacefully exist alongside all the other aspects of an ordinary human life, or does it by its very nature turn that life into something else? The author of this book, a member of a monastic community for over forty years, obviously has a vested interest in the answer. But even for believers caught up in the day-to-day life of society, work, and family, the question is an important one, at least if they are seeking a measure of consistency in the life they are living. And does not the very fact that the question of the importance and urgency of faith needs to be asked witness to the eclipse of an eschatological outlook among Christians, at any rate in the mainstream Churches? Could this oversight not explain why an eschatological understanding of faith, one which sees it as a radical, world-changing reality, has been forced to take refuge, often deformed to the point of being unrecognizable, in small “fanatical” groups on the margins of the Christian world?
Released on 2018-12-25Categories Religion

Commentary on the Gospel of John: Bible Study Notes and Comments

Commentary on the Gospel of John: Bible Study Notes and Comments

Author: David Pratte

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359315918

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Bible study notes and commentary on the New Testament Gospel of John. Emphasizes understanding the text with practical applications. Intended to be helpful to all Christians, including teachers and preachers, while avoiding an emphasis on technical issues. Written from the conservative viewpoint of faith in the Bible as the absolute, inerrant, verbally inspired word of God. Comments include discussion of these topics: * Evidence for faith in the Deity of Jesus * Testimony of miracles and fulfilled prophecy * Jesus' public ministry and teaching * Work of John the Baptist and of Jesus' apostles * Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection