This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; life in the Spirit. Written for the general reader by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of this book is to help Christians experi-ence the great adventure of living for Christ and to realize the honor of being called His disciple. Discover this honor as your practice the essentials of discipleship.
This inexpensive New Testament Bible is great for outreach and evangelism, featuring text from the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation, the New International Version. It also includes specially written articles that give an overview of fourteen key tenets of the Christian faith, including: • Why Read the Bible? • Who Is God? • Why Does Sin Separate Us from God? • Who Is Jesus Christ? • Who Is the Holy Spirit? • How Can I Turn My Life Around? • Why Go to Church? • What Is God’s Plan for Me? • How Can I Use My Gifts? • What Is Prayer? • What Is Faith? • Are We Going to be Judged? • What Is God’s Plan for Salvation? • How Can I Share My Faith with Others?
In this theological survival guide for youth, adults, and other confused Christians, the authors make fun and enlightening reading out of weighty topics.
We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus' example with the twelve disciples. The workbook you hold is a tool designed to help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.
The last command Jesus gave the church before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to brilliant scholar and renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission. "The word disciple occurs 269 times in the New Testament," writes Willard. "Christian is found three times and was first introduced to refer precisely to disciples of Jesus. . . . The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ. But the point is not merely verbal. What is more important is that the kind of life we see in the earliest church is that of a special type of person. All of the assurances and benefits offered to humankind in the gospel evidently presuppose such a life and do not make realistic sense apart from it. The disciple of Jesus is not the deluxe or heavy-duty model of the Christian -- especially padded, textured, streamlined, and empowered for the fast lane on the straight and narrow way. He or she stands on the pages of the New Testament as the first level of basic transportation in the Kingdom of God." Willard boldly challenges the thought that we can be Christians without being disciples, or call ourselves Christians without applying this understanding of life in the Kingdom of God to every aspect of life on earth. He calls on believers to restore what should be the heart of Christianity -- being active disciples of Jesus Christ. Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship -- an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.
The DNA of a Disciple is a book about how to "be" the type of disciple Jesus intended us to be. The book conveys with passion and intensity the shortcomings of modern discipleship and communicates a powerful alternative to seeing lives changed. The DNA of a Disciple was never intended to be a "how to" book. Instead, the author believes that the Life of Christ is transferred when someone decides to be like Jesus. Written in new language and with a new perspective, "The DNA of a Disciple" will challenge you to look at discipleship through a brand new eyes.
We know the radical difference the gospel of Jesus Christ makes, and we want others to know of it. So often, though, we feel that we are inadequate to the task. The Bible studies, exercises and readings in Daniel Meyer's new book will deepen your faith and equip you to minister to others with a new sense of confidence and calling.
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.
"Drawing from all of his many published books, as well as little-known essays and several pieces translated specially for this volume, Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings provides an overview and an entry into the mind of a great modern Christian thinker." "Twenty-five years after the publication of his classic work A Theology of Liberation, this anthology offers a comprehensive view of the work of this Peruvian priest and theologian. Gutierrez has permanently altered the modern theological landscape, challenging all theologians and the world church to hear the gospel message from the "underside of history," from the perspective of the poor and oppressed."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Many religions today expect the coming of an Avatar or Saviour. The second coming of the Christ, as the world Teacher for the age of Aquarius, is presented in this book as an imminent event, a continuity of divine revelation throughout the ages. The Christ belongs to all mankind, and can be known and understood as, the same great Identity in all the world religions.
Essential Knowledge is actually two books in one. In addition to illuminating the foundational laws and principles necessary to acquire authentic faith, the book also provides the reader with an abundance of evidence to conclude that our Bibles today reflect accurately what the authors wrote originally, making it the only infallible, authoritative source for knowing God and the divine order that He has created man to know and live by.
Want to know how to live the Christian life? Learn from one of the foremost authorities, Andrew Murray, in this single-volume library of twelve classic titles. A century ago, the South African theologian distinguished himself as one of the world's greatest authorities on the deeper Christian life. Now, his most powerful books have been compiled under one cover, perfect for personal study, pastoral research, or Christian school use. Including The Two Covenants, The New Life, The Full Blessing of Pentecost, Holy in Christ, Abide in Christ, The School of Obedience, The School of Prayer, The Ministry of Intercession, Pray without Ceasing, Absolute Surrender, Waiting on God, and Like Christ, this all-in-one resource has been lightly updated for ease of reading, featuring scripture from the New King James Version.
This book presupposes that pastors and seminarians deeply desire to answer the question of all questions: how do I make disciples of Jesus Christ? The Great CoMission is a practical guide that will be helpful for pastors in the field, yet “meaty” enough for seminarians in the classroom.
The theme of WORDS OF LIFE for 2012 is faith. This edition looks at our 'Faith Journey'. Beginning with a series on prayer, we then have the Israelites moving into the Promised Land. Observing the rise of a united kingdom under King David, we see how human weakness can break even those close to God. After Ezra's story of reconstruction and regeneration, we consider the question of suffering in the compelling book of Job. Guest writer Major Sasmoko Hertjahjo (Indonesia) provides a beautiful Pentecost series. In the New Testament we explore God's story recorded by Matthew, along with the opening of John's Gospel; then, in Acts, see the good news spreading and the Church being started. In various psalms and proverbs, as well as hymns, we find that our faith journey is both corporate and personal.