The Gospel According To Matthew

Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136169
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

The Beatitudes Teacher S Guide

Author: Sophia Institute for Teachers
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1622823001
Size: 80.76 MB
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This full-color book features 13 ready-to-use lesson plans on the Beatitudes. By using these lessons, you will help your students come to see that Jesus Christ is the only way to personal freedom, happiness, and holiness. Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help guide your students understand the true meaning of Jesus' most important teachings. To help you differentiate instruction, this guide includes lessons at three grade levels. Each lesson is clearly marked with an intended audience/reading level. Based on the students you have from class to class/year to year, you can decide which resource(s) to use with which students. Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes: Essential questionsConnections to the Catechism of the Catholic ChurchAccessible and engaging background readingBiblical touchstonesComprehension and critical thinking questionsWarm-up / bell workMain activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, structured debate, and many othersHomework and extension optionsBulletin Board extension options for elementary lessons The veteran schoolteachers who wrote the twelve lessons included here know firsthand your needs in the classroom. Even the layflat binding makes it easy for you to photocopy all the provided handouts and activities. Lessons Unit One: Foundations of Christian Moral Theology Our Eternal End is in HeavenRules and FreedomConscience: God's Voice in Our HeartsVocation: The Universal Call to HolinessWhat Is God Calling Me to Do?The Role of FeelingsThe Reality of Sin and the Necessity of Virtue Obedience Unit Two: Living the Life of Christ Jesus Teaches Us How to LiveThe Beatitudes and Moral ChoicesWho Are the Blessed?The Beatitudes and the SaintsRejoice and Be Glad: The Poem of the Beatitudes This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by: MichelangeloHartman SchedeCaravaggioEl GrecoJames TissotFra AngelicoLeonardo Da VinciAnd many others Your students will read and analyze primary sources from writers including: St. Thomas AquinasGaudium et SpesSt. Gregory the GreatJohn Henry Cardinal NewmanPope FrancisSt. AugustineSt. Paul of the CrossMark TwainAnd many others In addition to Biblical touchstones in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including: John 8:31-32Genesis 2:7Matthew 22:37-39Galatians 5:1Exodus 10:15Exodus 20:12Leviticus 19:12Luke 1:39-45Jeremiah 31:33Proverbs 3:5-62 Timothy 1:13-14Psalm 119:104-1061 Thessalonians 2:13Matthew 26:36-46Luke 22:39-46Romans 13:14Jeremiah 17:9-10Matthew 7:25-27Mark 7:21-23John 19:25-27Genesis 31 Samuel 17Luke 1:26-30Genesis 3:1-13; 15-19Genesis 12:1-9; 17:1-82 Samuel 11:1 to 12:18aMatthew 17:1-9Matthew 25:31-462 Thessalonians 3:13Luke 18:35-43Matthew 14:15-21Luke 10:39-37Matthew 8:1-3Mark 5:2-15John 8:1-11Matthew 5:3-10; 43-48Matthew 7:2-5Matthew 15: 17-18; 21-22 Includes Saint Biography Cards at two reading levels. St. Joan of ArcSt. Francis of AssisiSt. AugustineSt. Teresa of AvilaBl. Chiara Luce BadanoSt. Andre BessetteSt. Rose Philippine DuchesneSt. Josemaria EscrivaSt. Maximilian KolbeSt. Therese of LisieuxSt. Gianna Beretta MollaSt. MonicaSt. Thomas MoreSt. PaulSt. Pope John Paul IISt. PeterBl. Miguel Pro JuarezSt. Dominic SavioSt. StephenBl. Teresa of Calcutta

Sermon On The Mount

Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830830367
Size: 36.98 MB
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What does it mean to "seek first the kingdom of God" in our relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitments? Jesus' answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. In this study guide, you'll dig deep into his startling and challenging message--the greatest sermon ever preached. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study and small group components as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in the study. Presented in a convenient workbook format and featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group.

Living Jesus

Author: Randy Harris
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
ISBN: 9780891123187
Size: 11.97 MB
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Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount, "You are blessed." But does Jesus really expect you to live the hard teachings that follow these blessings?

Unexpected Blessing

Author: Cameron Lee
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830832460
Size: 29.91 MB
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We have always needed God's blessing, though we forget this when the course of life seems smooth and steady. But when trouble visits, we turn to God and invoke his favor. Yet do we really know what we are asking for? And is it possible to live in such a way that blessing becomes part of the very fabric of life? (from the Introduction)When someone says, "God bless you," what does it mean? What does the blessing of God on our lives look like? Too often Christians have understood God's blessing in terms of the priorities of our popular culture. But in the Christian life, blessedness is more than good fortune, emotional happiness or material prosperity. True blessing runs counter to how the world operates and only comes through participating in the kingdom Jesus announced.One set of lenses for viewing this blessed life is found in the Beatitudes of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes are not a set of moral rules or a how-to manual. Nor are they "Eight Simple Steps to God's Blessing" or a self-improvement plan designed to guarantee God's favor. Instead, Cameron Lee sees the Beatitudes as a window through which we may view the new landscape that Jesus called the kingdom of heaven. He illustrates the nature of this kingdom by contrasting each Beatitude with the ways that our self-centered culture tugs at us. His exposition helps us reevaluate our cultural assumptions and challenge the world's values. As we live in light of the Beatitudes, those around us will see the appealing uniqueness of God's kingdom. And we will discover life as God meant it to be--marked by wholeness, transformation and freedom.

Kingdom Of Happiness

Author: Jeffrey Kirby
ISBN: 9781505105902
Size: 54.52 MB
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In this encouraging, easy-to-read book, Father Jeffrey Kirby offers hope to the tired, overburdened, and unhappy. He reminds us that we are made for happiness. But he goes beyond that, showing us the path to achieving happiness. It's not a new path. In fact, Jesus showed us the way in the Beatitudes, but Kingdom of Happiness reveals how these aren't merely nice sayings, they are powerful ways of living.

The Political Teachings Of Jesus

Author: Tod Lindberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 006137394X
Size: 75.89 MB
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Longtime political analyst and commentator Tod Lindberg goes beyond punditry to address how Jesus's words and teachings—once a radical set of ideas—have come to define our concept of government and our vision for society.

Life Attitudes

Author: Robert Warren
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 071514233X
Size: 29.80 MB
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The aim of this course is to explore the Beatitudes, which encapsulate the teaching of Jesus. Jesus himself lived out the Beatitudes in his earthly life and called his followers to do the same. This five-session group study course encourages Christians to examine their lifestyle in the light of Jesus’ radical teaching and to live out these kingdom values – now. This course takes a two-pronged approach to studying the Beatitudes, deepening our understanding of Jesus and challenging our deepest personal values; and helping us understand how they should impact on our approach to major global issues, such as environmental pollution and the deep-seated hostilities and injustices that afflict our world. Each session of the course contains enough material for 90 minutes and includes guidelines for group study, with full background notes for leaders, interactive activities, including questions for group discussion and multimedia suggestions, a wide range of suggestions for Lenten prayer and meditation, and a challenge to practical action.