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A Living Hope

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Robert Mounce, who was for 21 years a regular columnist in 'Eternity' as well as the author of several popular articles in such publications as 'Christianity Today', here demonstrates his scholarship, lucidity, and pastoral heart in this commentary designed to meet the needs of laypersons and pastors looking for a balanced, effective, and relevant interpretation of Peter's epistles. Mounce sees the keynote of the letters as hope, but the main purpose as hortatory - that is, they were written to encourage believers in Asia Minor to expect and endure hardship as a result of their commitment to the Christian faith and to stimulate them to wholesome thinking vis-a-vis false teachers who had risen within the church itself. Central to Mounce's commentary is the remarkable fact that although the letters are packed with imperatives, they do not merely offer ethical instructions or lessons for living, but move freely from doctrine to duty and back again. Thus, the purpose of doctrine is seen here as less to instruct than to provide the theological basis for a new way of living. More specifically, because Christians have been born anew to a living hope, there is a serious challenge to holy living. Mounce effectively updates this challenge, applying it to modern living - and chapter titles such as How to Get Along With Your Spouse, Living in an Alien Society, and How to Live in the Family of God reflect the author's timely and practical application. Study questions are included to facilitate individual and group Bible study.

More Than We Imagine

More Than We Imagine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cara Walter
Editor: WestBow Press
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More Than We Imagine by Cara Walter Summary

One day everything came to a screeching stop as the world struggled to find a “new normal.” For most people it has been a real wake-up call as even followers of Jesus have waffled between faith and fear. Be encouraged: The Lord is still in the healing business! He still gives our lives meaning, provides love and freedom, restores, protects, and blesses us with favor beyond our wildest dreams! In the midst of a dark season Cara shares a timely message of hope through remarkable true stories of the kind of abundant, overflowing Life that Jesus came to give You! It’s time to look up and lean In! More Than We Imagine will help you find and experience the fullness of God’s Presence. Get ready to share Your stories with everyone He puts in your path! For more information about this book and other writings by Cara, please visit her website—www.carawalter.com

Remember Death

Remember Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew McCullough
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Remember Death by Matthew McCullough Summary

Life-expectancy worldwide is twice what it was a hundred years ago. And because of modern medicine, many of us don’t often see death up close. That makes it easy to live as if death is someone else’s problem. It isn’t. Ignoring the certainty of death doesn’t protect us from feeling its effects throughout the lives we’re living now. But this avoidance can hold us back from experiencing the powerful, everyday relevance of Jesus’s promises to us. So long as death remains remote and unreal, Jesus’s promises will too. But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this book. Cultivating “death-awareness” helps us bring the promises of Jesus from the hazy clouds of some other world into the everyday problems of our world—where they belong.

Life-Study of Hebrews

Life-Study of Hebrews Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
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In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

Christ in the Gospel

Christ in the Gospel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph B. Frey
Editor: TAN Books
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Live the Gospel from a disciple’s point of view! Inspired by the words of the Gospels, and updated and arranged for daily reading, Christ in the Gospel is an indispensable pocket devotional. Designed specifically to bring Christ into your busy life, each day features Our Lord’s words as well as a how to incorporate them into your daily life.

Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering

Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. A. Carson,Kathleen Nielson
Editor: Crossway
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Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering by D. A. Carson,Kathleen Nielson Summary

“He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 The book of 1 Peter offers a gospel perspective on our short lives. Originally written to Christians facing intense suffering, Peter’s message is one of hope and grace—all centered on the resurrected Christ. Featuring contributions from six popular Bible teachers, this volume will help you better understand the hope-filled message of the book of 1 Peter and experience the resurrection life Jesus offers us today.

A Hope-Filled Life

A Hope-Filled Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Wilkes
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A Hope-Filled Life by James R. Wilkes Summary

Hope is part of the spiritual vocabulary of the believer in Jesus Christ. The word is found abundantly in the Scriptures. We speak of it in our testimonies and fellowship. We sing about it in our corporate worship. Yet, it would seem at times that our concept of hope is understood in merely some vague way. Hope seems like an abstraction (something we consider only theoretically) not something that really matters or makes a difference. However, biblical hope is a gospel grace that provides joy and endurance for our lives right now. A Hope-Filled Life seeks to define biblical hope and provide a practical theology for understanding and applying it to our lives. Hope is, indeed, not an optional add-on but a vital necessity. Embracing the many truths about hope in the Scriptures strengthens our hearts. As we run the race set before us, we must grow in our understanding that Jesus Christ is truly our great Savior and our sure and steadfast hope!

The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry Bridges
Editor: NavPress
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This new edition replaces both The Pursuit of Holiness and the separate study guide by combining both resources into one volume! “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do—and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature. The included study guide contains 12 lessons.

Mere Hope

Mere Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason G. Duesing
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
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Mere Hope by Jason G. Duesing Summary

How are Christians to live in such difficult times? Unique of all people, Christians are called to embrace a hopeful outlook on life. Mere Hope offers the core, Christ-centered perspective that all Christians share, and that Christians alone have to offer a world filled with frustration, pain, and disappointment. For those in darkness, despair, and discouragement, for those in the midst of trials, suffering, and injustice, mere hope lives. The spirit of the age is cynicism. When our leaders, our families, and our friends let us down at every turn, this isn't surprising. But we need another perspective; we need hope. Rather than reflecting resigned despair or distracted indifference, author Jason Duesing argues, our lives ought to be shaped by the gospel of Jesus—a gospel of hope.

Living Hope

Living Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul W. Chilcote,Steve Harper
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Living Hope by Paul W. Chilcote,Steve Harper Summary

We are living in a world desperately in need of hope. Do you yearn to live into a future filled with hope as a beloved child of God? Rooted in this great gift of God, Living Hope explores life in an inclusive vision of the future. This book offers you an opportunity to reflect on the witness of hope, the legacy about hope, the reason for hope, and helps you to engage in the practice of hope. Living Hope celebrates the possibility of restored hope in the church and the world and invites you to become a bearer of hope to others in our time.

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raechel Myers,Amanda Bible Williams
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She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers,Amanda Bible Williams Summary

She wants faith, hope, and love. She wants help and healing. She wants to hear and be heard, to see and be seen. She wants things set right. She wants to know what is true—not partly true, or sometimes true, or almost true. She wants to see Truth itself, face-to-face. But here, now, these things are all cloudy. Hope is tinged with hurt. Faith is shaded by doubt. Lesser, broken things masquerade as love. How does she find something permanent when the world around her is always changing, when not even she can stay the same? And if she finds it, how does she hold on? She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time. Sometimes it takes everything moving to notice the thing that doesn’t move. Sometimes it takes telling two very different stories to notice how the Truth was exactly the same in both of them. For anyone searching for a solid foundation to cling to, She Reads Truth is a rich and honest Bible-filled journey to finally find permanent in a world that’s passing away.

Flourish

Flourish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lydia Brownback
Editor: Crossway
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What Keeps Us from Flourishing? We all long to live out our faith with daily joy, but so often that joy eludes us. Why is that? More often than we realize, it’s because we’ve absorbed messages that curve us in on ourselves. These messages have even crept into the church, disguised as truth. It’s time we learn to discern teaching that’s toxic from that which is true and pure. Flourish equips us with tools to identify the lies that come at us about where to find real life. As we dig deep into what God says in his Word, we will learn to discern the worldly influences that threaten to warp our understanding of what it really means to be a Christian, and emerge with a faith that flourishes—full of the abundant life Jesus promises.

Get Up and Live

Get Up and Live Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chuck Keels,Hannah Keels
Editor: Intelligent Design Press
ISBN: 1953625169
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If you had told Chuck and Hannah a few years ago that they would find true love after getting diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and that their journey together would impact so many peoples' lives all over the world, they would have both laughed. Get Up and Live is the play-by-play narrative of how two Stage 4 cancer thrivers connected in divine circumstances, battled through a roller-coaster ride of cancer treatments, surgeries, and pain, and learned to face each wave head-on, together. The past five years of Hannah's life have challenged her both mentally and physically. Despite experiencing major loss and several spinal fractures requiring major surgery, her dynamic spirit and big smile light up the room. For most of his life, Chuck felt spiritually lost, having experienced a church upbringing that missed the most important aspect of Christianity: a personal relationship with Jesus. He struggled for years until he experienced a Stage 4 end-of-life cancer diagnosis. Jesus showed up and touched him, and redirected Chuck's passion and purpose in life, blessing him with Hannah as his partner and wife. As co-founders of Living Hope Cancer Foundation (www.GetUpandLive.org), Chuck and Hannah work to fill a niche that is missing in the cancer field: the healing power of a positive mindset. Their individual books, Hi...I'm Chuck and Faith Like Skin, were written before they met and have inspired so many people, with and without cancer. Get Up and Live is the sequel of sorts, telling of their miraculous meeting, and how Chuck and Hannah's faith has given them strength in their unbelievable journey. Whether through a short or long miracle, their purpose in this beautiful life is to get closer to Jesus and show everyone how to get up and live despite life's challenges.

Fractured Faith

Fractured Faith Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lina AbuJamra
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802499430
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Fractured Faith by Lina AbuJamra Summary

After your faith has fractured, let what takes its place be the real thing . . . at last. Somewhere along the way, the Christianity you knew began to crumble. You began to suspect your faith was misplaced. Disillusionment set in. Churches hurt you. Their people failed you. Christian institutions were exposed as fake. And in it all, God was silent. Is He gone? Or is God really there, waiting for you to find Him instead of the counterfeits? If you’re walking this difficult spiritual path, Lina AbuJamra understands you. After experiencing the near deconstruction of her own faith, Lina had to rebuild something more solid when the faith she once knew let her down. With her diagnostic style that comes from her training as an ER doc, Lina helps you grapple with questions like: Where is God in my pain? Is this how Christians are supposed to act? Why did my story end up this way? Is this the normal Christian life? Why is it so hard for Christians to love? Let Fractured Faith help you find your way back to God. You just might discover that the real God has been waiting for you all along.

LIVING HOPE

LIVING HOPE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kurt Jacobson
Editor: eBookIt.com
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Finding Hope in a Troubled World

Finding Hope in a Troubled World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rev. Dr. Lloyd G. Fennell
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When hope is lost, this author believes that the Cross Lights the Way to eternal life. Romans 15:13. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” It is the goal of this author to project a living hope of the fulfillment of all the promises presented in the gospel. The hope of His calling. (Ephesians 1:18;4:4) In our fallen and corrupted world when COVID-19 has continued to change the dynamics of social, physical, economic, and ecumenical interaction; and when many people are experiencing poverty, evictions, death, disasters, hunger, injustice, wars, and conflicting feelings and issues of uncertainties, we need a new projection of hope. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and save the crushed in spirit. See Psalm 34:17–18. It is the belief of this writer that God will hear your prayers and your cries, as you begin the process of rebuilding your life of overcoming your pain, fears, and disbelief due to the loss of your mother, your father, your child, or a member of your family or some dear friend due to COVID-19. Recovery to a new life is not easy when your dreams are shattered and when not an earthly soul will listen to your cries, but there is hope. Yes, it is the living hope in Jesus Christ when you focus your eyes on the cross. Jesus claims that he is your only link between you and God the father. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). 19

Revelation

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Living Hope

Living Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David H. Jensen
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611641853
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"Eschatology," the theological name for the study of the endtime, often conjures up frightening concepts of the rapture, the final judgment, heaven and hell, Armageddon, and the anti-Christ. Author David Jensen's theological approach offers a brighter perspective on the end-time as a time of hope when Christians will see the full glory of the Kingdom of God, the resurrection of the body, and Christ's promised return.

The Church in Exile

The Church in Exile Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Beach
Editor: InterVarsity Press
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The church in North America today lives in a post-Christian society. Lee Beach helps the people of God today to develop a hopeful and prophetic imagination, a theology responsive to its context, and an exilic identity marked by faithfulness to God?s mission in the world.

Above All

Above All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. D. Greear
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Is gospel Christianity dead? Pundits are writing the obituary of historic, orthodox Christianity, but pastor and author J. D. Greear (Gospel, Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart) believes the postmortems are premature. Jesus promised to build his church. He said that the gates of hell would not prevail against it. The church is not going away. Along with this promise, Jesus gave clear instructions for how the church would prevail. He promised to build it on the rock of the gospel. The most pressing need for Christianity today is not a new strategy. It is not an updated message. It is a return to keeping the gospel above all.

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Frank
Editor: Bantam
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Hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne's story, however. This book completes the portrait of this remarkable and talented young author. Tales from the Secret Annex is a complete collection of Anne Frank's lesser-known writings: short stories, fables, personal reminiscences, and an unfinished novel. Here, too, are portions of the diary originally withheld from publication by her father. By turns fantastical, rebellious, touching, funny, and heartbreaking, these writings reveal the astonishing range of Anne Frank's wisdom and imagination--as well as her indomitable love of life. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex is a testaments to this determined young woman's extraordinary genius and to the persistent strength of the creative spirit.

Not Yet Married

Not Yet Married Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marshall Segal
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Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John F. MacArthur
Editor: Thomas Nelson
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You've responded to God's call?surrendering yourself to His will?and now your life will never be the same. By becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, you've not only secured an eternal home in heaven, but you've also begun a one-on-one relationship with the Maker of the universe! When you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you became part of His family, one filled with brothers and sisters in the faith?both within your local church as well as around the world. This is an exciting time for you as a new believer . . . the guilt of your sins has been forever lifted from your shoulders. The gray cloud of hopelessness has left. The light of Christ has penetrated your life, and you're experiencing life like never before. Dr. John MacArthur wants to be one of the first to welcome you to God's family and to help you along the way.

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Vintage
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This blistering novel—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

Be Holy (Leviticus)

Be Holy (Leviticus) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Editor: David C Cook
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Discover what matters most to God. We serve a holy God. And as His children, God longs for us to pursue a life that is pleasing to Him. But what does this look like? The book of Leviticus provides the answer. Originally written for the ancient Israelites, Leviticus continues to offer timeless principles for living that remain relevant to believers today. This study examines those principles, and explores how we can cultivate holiness in our daily lives. Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, BE Holy has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares that personal purity matters a great deal to God. You’ll find a fresh appreciation for the holiness of God, and be challenged to continually grow into the likeness of our Savior.

1 Peter

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Looking like Christ, Living like Christ How do we persevere in the face of suffering? For first-century Christians who were persecuted by their neighbors, staying focused on their “living hope” was hard to do. The Apostle Peter wanted to remind these hard-pressed Christians of their rich identity in Christ and encourage them to respond to their sufferings as Christ did. Peter doesn’t deliver abstract teaching but applies it to their daily lives. His words will connect with your own life, too, as you dive into his heartfelt letter. LifeChange LifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again. Features Cover the entire book of 1 Peter in 13 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bible’s historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional projects Add your notes with extra space and wide margins Find the flexibility to fit the time you have

Outreach

Outreach Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hendrickson Publishers
Editor: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 1619702584
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The Outreach Bible study looks at how true outreach is really an outpouring of the love and joy we know in Christ. It’s about listening, speaking, moving, and sharing what’s most important to us with others. Part of the Everyday Matters Bible Studies for Women series, it offers encouragement as you develop the spiritual practice of outreach. Each chapter concludes with study questions, points to ponder, prayer, and a take-away-treasure. A Leader’s Guide is included in the book.

Life-Study of James and the Epistles of Peter

Life-Study of James and the Epistles of Peter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
Editor: Living Stream Ministry
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Life-Study of James and the Epistles of Peter by Witness Lee Summary

In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

1 & 2 Peter, Jude

1 & 2 Peter, Jude Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Brestin,Dee Brestin
Editor: Shaw Books
ISBN: 0307801802
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1 & 2 Peter, Jude by Steve Brestin,Dee Brestin Summary

Called for a Purpose The letters of Peter and Jude challenge you to recognize your identity as a chosen friend of God--and therefore, to live a holy life. Originally addressed to persecuted believers of the first century, these words encourage you to face trials with a living hope, certain of Christ's return, and warn you of the danger of false teaching and spiritual lethargy--advice as timely today as it was for the early Christians. If you are serious about understanding God's purpose for you, you've come to the right place.

Christian Theology, Volume One

Christian Theology, Volume One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas N. Finger
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532696981
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Christian Theology, Volume One by Thomas N. Finger Summary

“Thomas N. Finger has chosen an approach to the systematic presentation of Christian Theology which I also have taken since the publication of my Theology of Hope in 1964. He begins with the goal: with eschatology. With that goal in mind, a new light is cast on every single doctrine of Christian theology—the light of redemption—and the work of the theologian becomes a labor of hope. This is a ‘theology of the way.’ With the kingdom of God kept steadily in view, it becomes an invitation to walk the way of Jesus. “Tom Finger’s theological prospectus makes a brilliant contribution to ecumenical theological dialogue from the Anabaptist tradition. He offers an eschatologically oriented theology for which I can only congratulate him.” —Jürgen Moltmann, Professor of Theology, University of Tübingen While many systematic theological texts are shaped by academic discussion of ancient thought and/or modern philosophies, Finger centers on the kerygma of the biblical text: that the “last things,” or “eschatological” events expected at history’s climax had already occurred through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, though they were not yet fully realized. To present eschatology as a living hope that always has motivated, and still motivates, Christians and Christian communities in all things, Finger does not follow the discipline’s traditional order where eschatology appears last, but places it first. Volume II will culminate with the doctrine of God, which usually comes first. This is hardly to minimize God’s importance, but to maximize it as the Christian faith’s most profound mystery. Volume I begins with eschatology to present it as a dynamic, boundless atmosphere in which theological reflection unfolds. While this dynamism envelops Christian life and mission, it is not merely “subjective.” It is hope for the transformation of all creation. It is not only celebrative, for it also struggles against the gruesome evils that seek to dominate all things. From this vantage point, eschatology in Volume I seeks to articulate the significance of the resurrection, the last judgment, heaven and hell, the return of Christ, and the millenium’s coming. These reflections lead to revelation, beginning from the final revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3–13). Revelation’s dimensions are treated as personal; as historical, extending forwards from Genesis; and as propositional, or its way of converying its contents. These point theological reflection to revelation’s center, Jesus Christ, chiefly to his saving “work” in his life, death, and resurrection. Here the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional substitutionary and moral influence theories are examined. But when placed within their revelational or historical sequence, Jesus’ conflict with the powers of evil stands out. These prove to be gigantic systemic forces which have always ordered, but also imprisoned, humankind, such as the Roman Empire. Yet their horror and power stretch beyond any social or psychological explanation. In Jesus’ life and death, these powers appear to conquer him. But through his resurrection, Jesus conquers them. This drama is best articulated by the Christus Victor approach in which Jesus, with his Father and Spirit, defeats these powers, but does not totally destroy them. This is why their eschatological reign is “already” present, but evil is “not yet” destroyed until the end.

The Conclusion of the New Testament (3)

The Conclusion of the New Testament (3) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
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In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

Living Hope

Living Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Orr,William Guy
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In the face of frequent and sometimes loose contemporary usage of the term "born again" (which is the King James version of the Bible's rendering of a phrase from John 3:3), the authors of this book attempt to examine what the New Testament reveals about the process of being "born from above" (which is a preferable translation of the Johannine phrase). The third chapter of the Gospel of John, with its grounding in old Testament prophecy, is examined in detail in order to see what Jesus says about this process of birth. Then four New Testament characters are discussed as "test" cases. On the basis of their analysis, the authors believe that "birth from above" is not some sudden cataclysmic and definitive alteration in the life of an individual but rather the beginning of a process which takes place in company, and sometimes in conflict, with others, in order that the divine society envisioned by Jesus may come into existence and thus replace the wrangle of warring element into which the world has been fractured. It is a means of bringing peace, which in the deepest Hebrew sense means ultimate well-being, into the world. This purpose of this book is to illuminate the possibility of establishing a world society that understands itself to be the family of God. * * * * * William Orr is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is, with James A. Walther, the author of the "Anchor Bible" volume on I Corinthians. William Guy is a poet, novelist, and translator, and an avid student of languages and literature.

Hope Again

Hope Again Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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Find hope to press on . . . Hope to endure . . . Hope to stay focused . . . Hope to see dreams fulfilled . . . Hope is more than mere wishful thinking. Hope is a vital necessity of life?a gift that God wants to give to you. And in a world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism, Hope Again is a voice crying in the wilderness . . . a word of enthusiasm for life in the midst of any difficult situation you are in. Combining the New Testament teachings of Peter and the insights of one of the most popular authors of our day, Hope Again is an encouraging, enlivening, and refreshing look at why we can dare to hope no matter who we are, no matter what we face. As Charles Swindoll says, "If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you're going through isn't the end of the story, it's simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination."

The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nekisha Rolle
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To hope is our power. It is a power given to all those who choose to believe. The Power of Hope E-book is a devotional tool that would help people understand how important being hopeful is and how it can transform their lives. The readers of this E-book simply need to commit to this seven-day devotional journey by reading the daily devotional, praying and spending time reflecting on the daily themes. This devotional provides insightful scripture references as well as provide reflection prompts to help the reader gain a deeper perspective on the devotional reading. Make no mistake this e-book will challenge you to look at your life differently and how you can harness hope as a tool to overcome difficult moments in your life.

In View of a Harvest

In View of a Harvest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Vanderburg
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At the time Peter wrote this epistle, many Christians were facing persecution. Early Christians found themselves engaged in constant conflict with authoritarian structures and, as a result, many began to capitulate and collaborate with the enemy. The primary root cause: they did not know who they were as members of the body of the Anointed One. Nearly two thousand years have passed, and the body of the Anointed One in America find themselves in the same situation. There is a backlash against the Christian church in the United States. We have awakened and found that our hope is not in any political party or process. We suddenly find ourselves politically incorrect in an increasingly hostile environment. We must first know who we are in the Anointed One. This book is a verse-by-verse study of this epistle with a view to show us who we are and how we live.

The Ministry, Vol. 12, No. 01

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This issue of The Ministry contains a complete record of the twelve messages given during the 2007 winter training on the Crystallization-study of 1 and 2 Peter and Jude, held December 24-29 in Anaheim, California. The crucial truth and burden embodied in these twelve messages may be summarized in four statements: (1) In Christ's death we have been separated from sins, and in His resurrection we have been enlivened so that we might live to righteousness under the government of God. (2) We must redeem the time to enjoy Christ as the supreme preciousness of God so that He can build Himself into us to make us His spiritual house and His holy and royal priesthood for the accomplishment of His heart's desire. (3) We should be diligent to pursue the growth and development of the divine life and divine nature for a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom. (4) As we are contending for the faith, enjoying the Blessed Trinity, and taking the way of rapture by giving heed to the prophetic word, our trust is in our precious Lord and God as the One who is able to guard us from stumbling and to set us before His glory without blemish in exultation. These messages are being published immediately following the training in order that they might benefit the saints participating in the many video trainings that are held throughout the earth. The Reports and Announcements section includes two reports related to the Lord's move to Europe and an announcement related to upcoming conferences and trainings.

Kingdom and Empire

Kingdom and Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene Tempelmeyer
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We love ragtag rebels who defeat the empire in films we watch and books we read. But living in centers of the world’s wealth and power, do we recognize that we are participants in today’s version of empire? Most of the Bible is written for and by people under threat or under the thumb of a variety of empires. The question faced by the children of Israel and the early followers of Jesus was how to live for the kingdom of God while powerful empires demanded full obedience. Does living with affluence and influence change the way we read and understand that story? Are we likely to miss the way the Bible critiques our use of wealth, weapons, and walls? What do Abraham, Moses, and Daniel teach us about living in the heart of the empire and reaching for something better? What can Paul teach us about using the resources of the empire to spread the message that Jesus is Lord, not Caesar? What do the birth and death of Jesus teach us about how God is redeeming the world of empires? Is our citizenship in the empire a temptation, or an opportunity?

OHRID PROLOGUE (Part 2)

OHRID PROLOGUE (Part 2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: St. Nikolai of Serbia (Velimirovich)
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HYMN OF PRAISE THE HOLY MARTYR CALLIOPIUS Calliopius, Calliopius, Depart there! Where there is no death! His mother speaks to him and bids him her last farewell, About the fate of her only son, she dreams. Calliopius, the youth most handsome To the commander, his faith he explained: Christ is my life, the way, the truth, Christ is my desire: my only desire! To crucifixion, Calliopius, they lead, Behind him, throngs of people walk. He, pale and peaceful, rigidly bound, Walking quietly, bitterly tortured, His mother to him whispers: Calliopius! I am traveling O mother where there is no death! Martyr of Christ, martyr glorious, The Cross received, heavy and head first. Over the dead body, the mother is bending: With tears, Calliopius she bathes And whispering quietly: Calliopius! Here I am mother, where there is no death!

Following Faith with P. T. Forsyth

Following Faith with P. T. Forsyth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald K. McKim
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This book is a unique look at the Scottish theologian Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848–1921). Forsyth was an important theologian whose significance has been increasingly realized in the years since his death. He wrote a number of books and articles that focused on central aspects of the Christian gospel and their meaning for the church and the faith of church members in their daily lives. Each of the eighty-four devotions in this book takes a short theological quotation from Forsyth and explores its meaning and its significance for Christian living today—both for the church and for individual Christians. Here is spiritual wisdom that can help foster a stronger theological understanding and a more vital Christian life.

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