Bible Reader S Companion

Author: Larry Richards
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781438797
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This reference book that provides you with introductions and outlines, summaries, cross-reference, definitions, explanations of difficult passages, archeological reports, Bible customs, charts, realistic art, and much more!

The Bible In History

Author: David W. Kling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198029809
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No one can doubt that the Bible has exerted a tremendous influence on Western civilization since the dawn of Christianity. But few of us have considered the precise nature of that influence in particular historical contexts. In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history. Among the passages he discusses are: * "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18), which inspired the formation of the papacy and has served as its foundation for centuries * "The righteous will live by faith" (Romans 1:17), which caught the imagination of Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation * "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: Let my people go, so that they may worship me'" (Exodus 8:1), which has played an important and diverse role in African American history from early slave spirituals through the modern civil rights movement and beyond * "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), which has been adopted by feminists as a rallying cry in the battle for women's ordination Each of the historical episodes he explores--from the beginning of Christian monasticism to the emergence of Pentecostalism--is evidence of the dynamic interplay between Scripture and the social and cultural context in which it is interpreted. Kling's innovative study of this process shows how sacred texts can give life to social movements, and how powerful social forces can give new meaning to Scripture.

Foundations Of Theological Study

Author: Richard Viladesau
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809132812
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This is a collection of readings in theology, classical and contemporary, intended for college level students. It covers the major themes of an introductory course in theology, the experience of the sacred, the notion of God, Revelation, Jesus Christ, and the Christian life.

Declaring God S Word

Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603741968
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God expects us to speak Jesus’ words and experience the same powerful results that He did! For the first time, the world-renowned Bible teaching of Derek Prince has been condensed into a daily devotional. As you seek God and declare these spiritual principles, you will: Receive physical and emotional healing Be free from fear, guilt, and shame Recognize God’s voice Learn God’s way to financial blessings Find God’s purpose and plan for your life Achieve victory over temptation Develop faith for the miraculous Begin your day in the presence of the Creator, rest on the truth of God’s Word, and you will experience the joy of seeing Him perform miracles, signs, and wonders in your life!

The Risen Christ

Author: Bill Weimer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780830831166
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Jesus' words from the cross are not Jesus' last words on earth. He appeared to his fearful and questioning disciples, encouraged them, and gave them his final instructions after his resurrection from the dead. In this eight-session LifeGuide, you will meet the risen Jesus Christ and hear his words. May he encourage your faith and excite you about engaging others in discussions about him.

Depths Of Sin

Author: L. R. Shelton, Jr. (1923 - 2003)
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 131245668X
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Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." -Romans 1:32 ...There are five things out of this text that we would like to look at by the grace of God. First of all our text teaches us that men have an inner knowledge from God of the reality of sin. Second it teaches us that men have a consciousness that God must hate and judge and punish sin. Third it tells us that men persist in the ways of sin in spite of the warning of their own natural conscience. Fourth, our text tells us that men come to the point where they condone, they approve, then aid and rejoice in sin in others. And then last, but I think the most damning, it teaches us that men come to the place where they are the supporters of sin; they are the supporters of the vices of other men and themselves rather than the righteousness of God!...

Not Paul But Jesus

Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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God And Money

Author: Gregory Baumer
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628624086
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Two young Harvard MBAs on the fast track to wealth and success tell their story of God's transforming power and how Scripture brought them to the startling conclusion that they should give the majority of their money away to those in need. Packed with compelling case studies, research, and practical strategies, God and Money offers an honest look at what the Bible says about generous giving. No matter what your salary may be, God and Money shows you how you can reap the rewards of radical generosity in your own life. *100% of the author royalties goes toward Christian ministries focused on spreading the Gospel and providing for those in need* “John and Greg realize what everyone should know—that middle-class Americans are among the richest people in world history. It's time for Christ-followers to understand that God has bigger purposes than increasing our standard of living—He wants us to increase our standard of giving." —Randy Alcorn, from the Foreword of God and Money John Cortines and Gregory Baumer met as Harvard MBA candidates in a men's Bible study and stopped asking "How much should I give?" and started asking "How much do I need to keep?" With their top-notch education and rising careers, Cortines and Baumer were guaranteed comfort and security for the rest of their lives. However, when their plans for saving and spending collided with God's purposes for extravagant generosity, they were each compelled to make a life-changing decision that challenges the values held by mainstream America and many Christian commentators. Cortines and Baumer show not only how to radically give, but explain how to do so responsibly. Dive into the story and get equipped with the practical tools to— • Easily set budgets for spending • Wisely steward your money • Prepare and save for your future—home ownership, retirement, higher education, etc... • Know what the Bible says about money, tithing, and faith • Discern when to give and when not to give Featuring lessons from the Bible, modern day case studies, and practical ways to apply biblical principles no matter what situation you're in, God and Money provides an incredible look into what the Bible says about— • Tithing and Christian giving • Wealth and stewardship • Faith and generosity • Love of money • And so much more! From the parables of the Rich Young Ruler to the Widow's Mite, the Bible shows us that how we manage our money is critical to our relationship with God. God and Money uses these parables and more to teach you to save, spend, and steward your money in a biblical way by planting God's purposes at the heart of your practices. Discover the 7 Core Principles of Wealth and Giving Authors Cortines and Baumer pack 2,350 verses on money into 7 practical principles that can be applied to your life and finances on a daily basis. From shopping for groceries to your first down payment on a home, apply these reliable guidelines with ease and clarity— • Everything we "own" actually belongs to God • Giving should be voluntary, generous, cheerful, and needs-based • Giving generously breaks down the power of money over us • And more! Gain Tools to Manage Your Money Wisely Packed with tables, charts, graphs, and a quiz, the applications in God and Money are backed with scripture, data, research, and clear illustrations to help you discover what it means to honor God with your wealth. God and Money will teach you— • How to set budgets for spending • How to wisely steward your money • How to save for your future—home ownership, retirement, higher education, etc... • What the Bible says about tithing • When to give and when not to give • If you are a Spender, Saver, or a Servant with The 3 S's Quiz Download FREE Tools and Resources to Create Your Personalized Giving Plan! No matter what your budget or salary looks like, you have the opportunity to serve and honor God with your finances! Easily set up your own annual spending cap when you download the free spreadsheet included! Save hours of time doing dizzying calculations for your spending, saving, and giving budgets with downloadable and reproducible Finish Line spreadsheets and other additional resources available! God and Money also includes Baumer and Cortines' "Generosity Covenants" to empower you to write your own, for you, your small group, or your family! Don't wait another day to live a life of generosity that honors God with your life and money! What Others are Saying About God and Money "This is one of the most thoughtful and well researched books on giving that I have had the pleasure of reading. The frameworks presented in the book can be used by people at all stages of experiencing the joy of generosity." —Waters Davis, President of National Christian Foundation Houston. "With uncommon transparency, John and Greg provide a Gospel-centered and practical perspective on wealth. Through a leveling critique of comfortable Christianity, they challenge us to wholeheartedly pursue the joy of generosity. Read this book and you will be inspired, convicted and thinking differently about using what God has given you for Kingdom impact." —Peter Greer, President & CEO of HOPE International and coauthor of Mission Drift "In God and Money, Baumer and Cortines challenge Christian readers to consider afresh what generosity looks like in light of the Scripture's radical teaching and the day of affluence in which we live. Whether or not you agree with all their conclusions or personal practices, you will be challenged and inspired." —Robert L. Plummer, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "I greatly enjoyed reading God and Money! God used the framework Greg and John described to challenge my perspective and practice of generosity. I realized in reading their book that my personal bias is more saver and spender than servant. What I truly desire to be is a fully surrendered servant of Jesus. This book gave me practical frameworks to move in that direction." —Todd Harper, President, Generous Giving "The mission of Harvard Business School is "to educate leaders who make a difference in the world," and in John and Greg that mission has been fulfilled abundantly. It has been my privilege to be their teacher, their colleague and now their friend; and I wish them Godspeed as they take the transformative message found in God and Money out to their community and to the world beyond. I have learned to expect great things from them, and they have yet to disappoint." —Derek van Bever, Senior Lecturer in Business Administration; Director, Forum for Growth and Innovation, Harvard Business School Preview God and Money Table of Contents Part I: Foundations Chapter 1: Wealth and Giving in the Bible Chapter 2: Seven Core Principles for Biblical Wealth and Giving Chapter 3: Motivations for Giving Chapter 4: Trends and Movements in Generosity Part II: Frameworks Chapter 5: The "Three S's Framework:" Spender, Saver, or Servant? Chapter 6: Spending: Investing in the Present Chapter 7: Saving: Investing in the Future Chapter 8: Serving: Investing in Eternity Through Giving Part III: Forward Chapter 9: Stewardship in Community Chapter 10: Our Conclusions

The Old Testament

Author: Daniel Smith-Christopher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594713019
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The Old Testament: Our Call to Faith and Justice is geared toward an introductory class in Scripture. This textbook has been found in conformity with The Catechism of the Catholic Church and can serve as an ancillary or primary text for Course I or Elective Course A of the USCCB curriculum framework. The Old Testament: Our Call to Faith and Justice covers the remarkable journey of God s Chosen People and their journey in Scripture. As with any relationship, the divine-human one described in theOld Testament has dramatic episodes of jealousy and angry disappointment, but also shows moments of moving love, compassion, and forgiveness. The Jewish people forged an intimate relationship with God that was brought tofullness in the coming of God s Son, Jesus Christ. This text also includesa Catholic Handbook for Faith, an appendix section with a wealth of information to help students review material they have covered in other religion courses.

Exploring Psychology And Christian Faith

Author: Donald J. Tellinghuisen
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801049262
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Introductory psychology courses can raise significant questions about the nature of being human. Christianity, with its emphasis on humans made in the image of God, has a clear perspective. Psychology offers answers too, but they are often subtly implied. This introductory guide, drawn from more than fifty years of classroom experience, provides students with a coherent framework for considering psychology from a Christian perspective. The authors explore biblical themes of human nature in relation to all major areas of psychology, showing how a Christian understanding of humans can inform the study of psychology. Brief, accessible chapters correspond to standard introductory psychology textbooks, making this an excellent supplemental text. End-of-chapter questions are included. A test bank for professors is available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.