The Imperfect Disciple

Author: Jared C. Wilson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493409271
Size: 50.74 MB
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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when - they can't get their act together - they think God is giving them the silent treatment - they think church would be better without all the people - they're not happy with the person in the mirror - and much more Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

How To Grow

Author: Darryl Dash
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802496687
Size: 80.16 MB
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Are you dissatisfied with your spiritual life? Do you feel stuck or stagnant? Are you tired of going through the motions of faith? Do you want to make real progress in your life, but not know where to start? How to Grow is a book for people who want to grow spiritually and help others grow as well. We often see the gospel as the starting point of the Christian life, rather than the main point of all of life. But the truth is that the gospel is the key to all ongoing growth in our lives. As Galatians 2:14 says, we are called to live our whole lives “in step with the truth of the gospel.” In How to Grow, Darryl Dash will walk you through a practical, habit-based approach to spiritual growth. Join Darryl as he unpacks the gospel, shows how it applies to every area of your life, and helps you evaluate your current stage of growth so you know what steps to take next. You’ll learn why habits are important, how to build them, and which ones to focus on first. Plus, you’ll discover the roles that joy and desire play in our spiritual growth journey. Practical without being formulaic, How to Grow offers actionable ideas to facilitate spiritual growth in the lives of regular, messy people—people like you and me.

A Body Of Doctrinal Divinity

Author: John Gill
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365192881
Size: 19.17 MB
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In this work, John Gill argues for the existence and characteristics of the triune God. These arguments are all given from a heavily Calvinist perspective but he uses a lot of scripture to back up his claims. He also argues that the character of God is shown through his work on Earth by the elect and most importantly through Christ. These characteristics then carry on in the final stages of life, when human beings pass away and move on to heaven or hell.

Messy Spirituality

Author: Mike Yaconelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310277302
Size: 64.81 MB
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Argues that the path toward Christ is intentionally fraught with stress and disorder, explaining how overworked and harried Christians can still forge an intimate relationship with Jesus that works in spite of busy schedules.

Unquenchable Faith

Author: David Faust
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899004921
Size: 12.89 MB
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What is The 3:16 Series? The Apostle Paul encouraged Christians in the first century and therefore us today to "allow the Word of Christ to dwell in us richly" (Colossians 3:16, NIV). The 3:16 Series is based on this verse in Colossians. The series is designed primarily for small group study and interaction but will also prove fruitful for individual study. Thessalonica was a city of size and influence. It appears to have been a very busy, prosperous, and diverse area -- the perfect place for the message of God's grace through His Son Jesus to take root and spread, but also a place where it would meet significant resistance. Thessalonica was a tough place for new followers of Christ to grow up in their faith. Have you ever thought of the Apostle Paul as a concerned parent? Paul's letters to the church in Thessalonica are full of parental affection and advice. One can't help but be touched by his strong desire to be with his new converts -- to protect, guide, prepare, and comfort them. David Faust leads us through an inspiring study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. We'll learn just how much the Apostle Paul wanted to make sure this young church received the proper spiritual nourishment; he wanted them to possess that unquenchable faith that, even today, we are encouraged to thirst for. Book jacket.