Your greatest enemy is actually in your mouth. Dr. Tony Evans reveals life-changing, biblical insights into the power of the tongue and how your words can be used to bless others or to usher in death. Be challenged to use your mouth to speak life into the world around you.
Shape Your Speech— Shape Your Life Perfect for group or individual study, this companion guide to Watch Your Mouth by Dr. Tony Evans will help you take to heart the Bible's life-changing truths about your words. Get everything you need to prompt further growth and discussion, including... Subject Summaries—short overviews of the main points of each chapter Reflections—questions and suggested Bible reading for pondering the lessons Application—deeper questions and exercises to apply the lessons to your life Scripture Memorization and Interaction—specific verses to study and rewrite As you complete each step in this guide to Tony's teaching on the tongue, you'll discover what it really means to glorify God with your mouth.
Follow along with Dr. Tony Evans as he shares what the Bible teaches on the power of the tongue. With this interactive workbook, participants can take notes, work through insightful discussion questions, explore Scripture verses, and learn practical ways to use their tongues to speak life-changing words into the world around them.
Desert Spirituality for Twenty-First-Century Christians
Author: Lois Farag
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Desert spirituality speaks to the mind and heart. It is a spirituality that helps us balance our work and daily obligations and figure out our priorities and the place of God in our lives. Desert spirituality addresses our most intimate thoughts and helps us analyze the roots of our spiritual setbacks. Its essence is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matt 22:37). Starting in fourth-century Egypt, desert spirituality has become a global phenomenon. It has endured through the centuries because it is practical and simple; it tells us how to live out Scripture in our daily lives. It is also profound; it is deeply rooted in the theology of the incarnation and the renewal of creation by the resurrection. The desert fathers and mothers left us short wisdom sayings, revealing their inner experience in their long journey toward being with God. They speak about Scripture and prayer, but also about how to love our neighbors, discern our thoughts, and evaluate our daily activities. Come, learn from these desert dwellers as they teach us about the examination of thoughts, the discernment of the soul, and the balance of the heart.
We all speak a lot of words everyday, but do we ever stop to think what we are doing with those words? This bible study by a local church pastor will open your eyes, and ears, to the potential for grace and destruction your words have on those who hear them.
A TRUE ACCOUNT OUTLINING THE DANGERS OF DISORDERLY EATING, DETAILING HOW TO UNCOVER AND OVERCOME THE ROOT CAUSES OF food, body, AND self-image ISSUES. Our society is obsessed with numbers. We are compelled to search for success based on an arbitrary quantity of fat grams and carbohydrates. We are convinced that victory is hidden just beyond our reach in the number of reps we complete or the size stamped on the waistband of our jeans. So, we buy the hype, join another program, and begin again. Unfortunately, in no time we find ourselves at the losing end of another battle for self-control. We carry around the disappointment, and it glares back every time we glance in the mirror. Our failures mock our clothing preferences, complicate our food choices, and interfere with our relationships. We would try again, but looking at our past littered with dangerous diet pills and extreme food plans, unused exercise equipment and discarded gym memberships, we are convinced there is no point. If the past is any indication, success?even if it is achievable?will be short-lived and meaningless. Why bother? The truth is that success is not bound to a number. Disorderly eating and a poor self-image are not things that can be remedied with a product off the shelf. Our issues are more than skin deep when toxic situations from the past dictate current behaviors. Freedom from numbers can only be found by uncovering and overcoming the root issues that drive beliefs regarding food and body image. Bound by Numbers is a thoughtful approach to healthy living that begins by addressing internal issues first. Based on extensive research and real life examples, you?ll learn how to jump off the treadmill of harmful ideas and jump into a brand new life free from the past. This will be the last time you?ll ever have to start all over again.
The people who wrote their names in gold in the sight of God were people of faith. Those ordinary people changed their world by believing God in the face of incredible odds. Each of them passed through unimaginable circumstances but because they held unto God, He moved in their favor. To prove God as they did or to excel their exploits in the field of faith, it is important for us to peep into their mindset when they were in the eyes of the storms of life. The problem is that if we fail to walk in faith, we miss God. On the other hand, if we fail to learn from people of faith, we stand to lose. A close look at what people of faith said or did when they were in the battlefield will help anybody who wants to travel far with God. A good understanding of how they were feeling and proper appropriation to our circumstances will give us the much needed victory. If they succeeded with few examples to guide them, we can do better. The ball is in our court.
When we see Superman on TV and in the movies, he has it all together. The fact is, we're raised to be like Superman. We think we've got it under control, we can handle it, and we're in charge. The secret is, there's a lot of bleeding going on inside. There's a lot of us that are hurting and there's a lot of stuff for which we don't have answers. What is it that really makes you a man? Our culture has a lot of ideas. Now, all of a sudden, relationships are more confusing and the expectations of men are more confusing than they've ever been. Being a powerful man is not about conquering the world; it's about conquering you and the monsters inside you. You must conquer six key areas of your life: your mouth, your passions, coldness towards others, hardness, neglect, and selfishness. We all have areas of our lives that need to be conquered. Conquer yours and discover extreme manhood today!
Thatcher's Britain. A boom time for entrepreneurs, patriots ... and vigilantes.Gateshead's notorious Derwent Hall estate. Crippled by unemployment, awash with drugs, and a no-go area for police and politicians alike.Three men - a taxi driver with political aspirations, a soldier with black dreams, and the jobless victim of a brutal attack - come together to rid their estate of crime. But when conscience collides with ambition, it's not long before the streets turn bloody and their community burns."Ray Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity." - The Times"Tough and assured . . . Banks is updating the noir novel with an utterly original sensibility." - Publisher's Weekly"Ray Banks offers us a glimpse of what Samuel Beckett might have read like had he turned his hand to crime fiction." - Crime Always Pays"Banks wields language with a knifefighter's precision, with much the same result. From the first words to the last, this book flashes brilliantly." - Don Winslow, The Power Of The Dog and Savages"Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff." - The Guardian"...terrific, brooding and chilling prose" - Tom Adair, The Scotsman"...a fine example of energetic, visceral and compelling storytelling... This is properly thrilling stuff." - The Big Issue In ScotlandRay Banks is the author of nine novels, including Wolf Tickets, Dead Money and Saturday's Child.