A Simple Path to Following Jesus

A Simple Path to Following Jesus

Author: Rusty George

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493429882

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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New Christians are full of questions. What now? How do I become more like Jesus? Where do I start making changes in my life? What does God want from me? This little book has the answers, based on Micah 6:8 (NIV): "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Pastor Rusty George explains that Christianity doesn't have to be complicated. In this one verse God has revealed the simple, practical path to following Jesus. This small book is the perfect tool for churches or individuals to give to new Christians.

A Simple Path to Following Jesus

A Simple Path to Following Jesus

Author: Rusty George

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 0764237926

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 491

New Christians are full of questions. What now? How do I become more like Jesus? Where do I start making changes in my life? What does God want from me? This little book has the answers, based on Micah 6:8 (NIV): "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Pastor Rusty George explains that Christianity doesn't have to be complicated. In this one verse God has revealed the simple, practical path to following Jesus. This small book is the perfect tool for churches or individuals to give to new Christians.

Justice. Mercy. Humility.

Justice. Mercy. Humility.

Author: Rusty George

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493417162

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 894

We've made following Jesus far too complex. We don't know what to do with all the things in the Bible that seem necessary, so we make them into a to-do list: love others, forgive those who hurt you, have joy, be patient, stay faithful, give to the hurting, serve in your church, pray without ceasing, confess your sins, and on and on. These are all great things, but is a checklist really what Jesus intended when he said, "Follow me"? More than two thousand years ago, the prophet Micah implored Israel to return to its true calling: "Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God." Could this plainspoken Bible verse not only sum up how we should live today but breathe a fresh purpose into our souls? In this practical and freeing book, pastor Rusty George shares the simplicity of what God desires from us. Living a faithful life should not be a chore, and George teaches how to put away our checklists and walk humbly according to God's will for our lives.

A Simple Path

A Simple Path

Author: Mother Teresa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448116522

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In A Simple Path, Saint Teresa, senior members of the Missionaries of Charity and volunteers at their homes around the world offer their advice and long experience of how we can practise a fuller love for each other, help those less fortunate than ourselves and find peace in doing so. They discuss such fundamental issues as happiness, fear, compassion, the family and death - all themes of direct relevance to those seeking the deeper meaning of life today. This inspiring work is a unique spiritual guide, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike: full of wisdom and hope, from the one person who gave the greatest example of love in action in our time.

Messy Truth

Messy Truth

Author: Caleb Kaltenbach

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780525654285

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 724

From the author of Messy Grace, a former pastor raised by gay parents, comes a compassionate playbook to help Christians, church staff, and ministry leaders create a culture of belonging without sacrificing theological convictions. What should we do? This is a question many Christians are asking as they face shifting societal norms, conflicting opinions, and often inaccurate scriptural interpretations regarding those who identify as LGBTQ+. Caleb Kaltenbach believes there’s a more helpful question:What am I willing to do to keep and build influence with ______________? Caleb knows our love for others is best measured by the lengths we’ll go to help them. He also recognizes that people find and follow Jesus better in community than in isolation. As a child raised by three activist gay parents, Caleb experienced firsthand the outrage of some Christians. That’s why he is committed to creating a sense of belonging for all people. True community can happen only when Christians are intentional in infusing their attitudes, systems, and values with grace and truth. This hopeful, practical book offers tools for encouraging church involvement, strengthening personal relationships, increasing empathy, and engaging in pivotal conversations about grace and truth with our whole community. Fostering a culture of belonging is a messy process, but it holds a massive possibility for everyone involved: a growing relationship with Jesus.

Following Jesus on the Narrow Path to God

Following Jesus on the Narrow Path to God

Author: Robert Vail

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491745632

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 485

“Following Jesus on the Narrow Path to God,” is a book that explores the hard choices for following Jesus throughout our lifetime; despite the busy nature of our lives and the many distractions the world often entices us with each day. God is calling every person in the world to come home to Him in heaven, but this pathway can only be found through Jesus at the Cross on Calvary. It is a journey where we must decide who we want to follow in life. Will we follow Jesus or will we follow the World? One path leads to everlasting life, while the other path leads to death. I will share with you many lessons the Lord has given me to strengthen me in my own journey from a wheelchair. Inside the book, “Following Jesus on the Narrow Path to God,” you will be given a chance to explore many areas within each of your lives and you will see how these areas have impacted your faith: • The two different roads in life • Knowing thy self • The need for mercy • Knowing God • Following Jesus • Accepting help from the Holy Spirit • Finding your place in the Church

Seeking the Beloved

Seeking the Beloved

Author: Wayne Simsic

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 9781593254360

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 631

Prayer is not just time set aside for God or the use of certain techniques—it is primarily an intimate relationship with God the Beloved. If we hunger for a prayer that is deeper than words and that we can bring to every part of our lives, no matter what we are doing, then we can turn to St. John of the Cross as our guide. Retreat master and author Wayne Simsic insists that while it’s easy to write off this saint as an otherworldly ascetic and mystic, he was actually a down-to-earth and wise administrator, poet, and artist whose writings have great relevance for us today. In this book, Simsic helps readers discover the gift of contemplative prayer as unfolded by this Carmelite saint, whose longing for a deep intimacy and union with God can become our longing as well.

A Simple Path-Open Market

A Simple Path-Open Market

Author: Mother Teresa

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345405714

Category: Nuns

Page: 202

View: 166

The Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses how her personal credo of "love in action" has shaped her life and shows readers how to build a similarly strong and charitable foundation for their lives. Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires us all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in the world. How has one woman accomplished so much? And what are the guiding principles that have enabled this humble nun to so profoundly affect the lives of millions? Now, in her own words, Mother Teresa shares the thoughts and experiences that have led her to do her extraordinary charitable work, a candid look at her everyday life at the very simplicity and self-sacrifice that give her the strength to move mountains. A simple path gives voice to the remarkable spirit who has dedicated her life to the poorest among us. Just as important as her beliefs are how they are put into action in the world. A simple path also tells the story of the founding of the Missionaries of Charity, their purpose and practice, and the results of their tireless work. Through faith, surrender, and prayer, the missionaries live to serve others; they have improved the lives of countless souls and given dignity to the dying. Their mission has also produced a ripple effect, spreading human compassion to communities where there is need. Through these examples, as well as the uplifting words and guiding prayers of Mother Teresa and those who work with her, everyone can learn how to walk the simple path that Mother Teresa has laid out for us, to help create a truly kinder world for the future. A simple path is a unique spiritual guide for Catholics and non-Catholics alike: full of wisdom and hope from the one person who has given us the greatest model of love in action in our time.

The Jesus Path

The Jesus Path

Author: Vicky Thompson

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1590030532

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 617

Vicky Thompson has directly experienced the power of connecting with divine wisdom for leading a Spirit-driven life. "I lost my faith in God at a very young age," she writes. "Over the years, I tried many ways to move beyond these experiences, but my faith never returned. So at the turn of the millennium, I decided to try something new and ask God directly for help in healing myself. The response was overwhelming. As I found my faith, the divine model of awakening, illustrated through stories about Jesus, began to flow during my meditational writing with God." In The Jesus Path, she shares the wisdom revealed to her about Jesus' own 7-step divine model of awakening, by releasing fear and doubt and reconnecting with the wisdom of the higher spirit-self. Read mystical stories of Jesus' meditations with divine masters, conversations with his disciples, and new stories about healing the ancient people of Israel. Divinely inspired exercises, meditations, and affirmations provide us with ways to reawaken our connection with God and practice divine living every day of our lives. Book jacket.

The Disciple

The Disciple

Author: Lucy Peppiatt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894629

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 503

In The Disciple, Lucy Peppiatt addresses the question of what it means to "become like Jesus" in the context of our everyday lives. Through the gifts of the Word and the Spirit, our communities, and our circumstances in life, God forms us into the likeness of his Son and leads us into a life of freedom, in relationship with the Father, where we experience what it means to become truly and fully human. The Disciple brings together theological depth, stories from Scripture, and examples from everyday life to paint a picture of the dynamic work of God in our lives and how we might respond to his work so that we are brought into the richness and reality of the life of the kingdom. Following Jesus means being apprenticed and schooled in the ways of freedom and the fullness of life. The Disciple combines theology and practice, including suggestions of how to respond in practical ways, as individuals, and in our communities, to the calling of God on our lives to "follow him."

The Journey. What If It’s Not About Being “Better”?

The Journey. What If It’s Not About Being “Better”?

Author: Bekah Siau

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664240889

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 895

This book is something that emerged through countless conversations with friends and students about their own personal journey with Jesus. This book has been a response to the questions that have come up from those conversations as I have fought to find solid footing to ground me. If you are struggling with the pressure to “be a better Christian” or be better at dealing with your sin, shame, or missteps, this book is for you. It is not answers as much as it is someone coming alongside of you in your questions and journeying with you towards truth. What if it’s not about being a better Christian someday, but more about the journey and what you learn along the way?