In the Center of God's will

In the Center of God's will

Author: Minister Craig L. Deloney

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498431651

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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To whom do we belong – God or the world? Many of our daily preoccupations tend to suggest that we belong more to the world than to God. Even the slightest criticism—constructive or not--can make us angry, and feeling just a small hint of rejection makes can send us into a whirlpool of feeling down. However, a compliment can easily lift our spirits, and even a small amount of success can be exciting. As the author quotes, “often we are like small boats on the ocean, completely at the mercy of the waves.” Whether we feel as though we belong to the world or to our creator, one thing remains true: the world offers conditional love – “I will love you if you make a lot of money,” for instance, or, “I will love you when we aren’t fighting.” God’s love, however, is unconditional, saying the complete opposite: “I will love you if you do make a lot of money or if you don’t,” or even, “I will love you even when you’re mad at me.”

From the Flames of Wounded Knee to the Center of God's Will

From the Flames of Wounded Knee to the Center of God's Will

Author: Shirlee Evans

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781606477496

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In grade school most of us learned about Manifest Destiny with the unspoken implication it was God's will that Whites should displace the native peoples. We rarely heard the gruesome details of this American Holocaust. But racial genocide is not just the destruction of an oppressed people. It is an attack upon unnumbered families, each with its own very personal story of suffering. Twelve-year-old Red Fish narrowly survived the Wounded Knee Massacre, the painful legacy later lived on in the experiences of his grandson nearly a century later. Darrell New Plenty Star's riveting story of endurance, courage, bitterness, and redemption transcends ethnic boundaries while detailing the transforming power of God in healing a wounded soul. Professor Paul A. Miller, Founding Director, The GRAMCORD Institute Ive known Darrell and Rose for years. He has quietly spoken of his experiences but this book relates many more I have not heard. It speaks of injustice without malice, recounting happenings that most of us would have handled more defensively. I have long marveled at Darrells complete trust in the One who changed his life and gave him a new heart and mind. What an example. And Shirlee Evans has helped him capture on paper the essence of it all. David L. Gowan, Americans Mission International, Distributor of Native Scripture Products Abandoned as an infant on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, wounded in Vietnam, charged with murderDarrell New Plenty Stars returned to South Dakota consumed with anger just in time for the 1973 Wounded Knee standoff led by the American Indian Movement. Found by the Lord on a cold snowy night Darrell has spent the rest of his life as a pastor. Today, in semi retirement, this descendent of past Sioux warriors, continues pointing lost souls to the Lord Jesus he now serves.

Desiring God's Will

Desiring God's Will

Author: David G. Benner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830832610

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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Benner asks and answers the question, "How might we discipline our wills so that we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us?"

The Jesus of Suburbia

The Jesus of Suburbia

Author: Mike Erre

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418577391

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 880

Like the first-century Pharisees, we've reduced Christianity to a set of propositional beliefs. Truth is, we've gotten away from what it really means to be a Christian. In The Jesus of Suburbia, Mike Erre reveals that we've created a Jesus in our own image. In a fresh, startling manner, Erre helps us understand that the real Jesus is calling us to live, act, and think in ways that overturn the status quo. "Expect no sugar-coated sweetness about 'felt needs' and in-church coffee bars from Erre, pastor of teaching at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, Calif. Expect instead compelling discussion of how the Christian church has lost sight of the revolutionary teaching and love of Jesus. 'Much of the message of American Christianity presents Jesus as the purveyor of the American Dream,' he says. American Christians, he claims, have reduced Jesus to a study of risk management; we want him to be 'predictable and safe.' Erre also uses the adjectives 'insecure, threatened, naive, simplistic, mean and shortsighted' to describe many of today's churches. He lambastes our love of theology instead of Jesus, our contentment with 'simply knowing about him instead of knowing him.' While this protest continues in the vein of other recent books that take a hard look at Jesus and the church (Jesus Mean and Wild; Out of Your Comfort Zone), it offers a fresh look at how the American church must begin 'demonstrating the message of Christ,' not merely explaining it. After all, says Erre, 'if you follow Jesus, you follow the most radical man who ever existed.'"--Publishers Weekly

God at Center

God at Center

Author: Joe LoMusio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666719901

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 754

Frustrated and fed up at trying to live your life by the list? You know, it is that "corporate world" model of priority-keeping which is so ingrained in our culture (something first, then something second, and then something else third, and so on). God at Center provides the challenge to embrace a biblical paradigm for priority-keeping which does not follow the world, but the word. Is there really an alternative to putting "God first" in our lives? Yes, there is! And it is a more "biblical" paradigm, one that has God at the center of our lives. With God in his rightful place in your life and applying a fuller understanding of the Great Commandment (which is in and of itself a "priority-keeping" passage), you will embrace a lifestyle of seeking to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. You will finally make sense of who you are, what God wants you to know, and what you can do about it.

Time Alone with God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God

Time Alone with God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God

Author: Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain

Publisher: Diane K Chamberlain

ISBN: 9781310729416

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 356

“Time Alone With God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God,” is a book of devotions that have been compiled into book form, so rather than reading a devotion every day, this book will become a personal Bible study between the reader and God and one of the greatest inspirational books you will read. This book is filled with inspirational words that will become words of encouragement to the reader as they take a personal journey with God…a journey that will lead them away from despair and bring them to a place of renewed hope. "Time Alone With God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God," has eight different sections, many chapters, and tidbits of hope throughout the book. The first section is dealing with an unsettled circumstance or the moment of adversity…the time when we feel the weakest. From there, we go into a section that helps us to understand, what can allow us to fall further into despair or what can lead us into other traps set up by Satan and then we do a study on Satan and the plan he has for keeping us in despair. As we come to the center of the book, we will study the things that will help us to view our trials in a different way, so we can see them through God’s eyes, instead of our own. From there, we learn in section five, how we can weaken evil and as we enter section six, we begin to take a new turn away from our despair and study the things that will bring us to a healing. From there, we will enter section seven and learn how we can continue to press on with God’s help, especially after overcoming a previous circumstance. As we enter the final section of the book…section eight, we will study a renewed hope that can usher us into the presence of God. In this section, we will study the peace of God…the peace that can calm any new storm that may arise. Then we will study different forms of love that can bring renewed hope back into our lives and finally, we will view eternity, as the final step of our journey. In this chapter, we will study how important it is to remain close to God, especially during times of adversity and we will come to see, that each choice we make in life, can keep us doomed within our despair or our choice can be a means of God eternally lifting us out of despair. We do not always understand the reasons for these moments of adversity but one thing we do know; is that with God in our lives, there is a way out… a means of walking beyond a powerful circumstance, to discover a greater connection with God! Time Alone with God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read!

Igniting Furious Love

Igniting Furious Love

Author: Darren Wilson

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768489019

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 637

Worldwide Fury! Up close and personal—these stories bring God’s supernatural love and protection closer to “real life” than you may have thought possible. Igniting Furious Love is an eclectic spiritual partnering of nine on-fire-for-God believers who “turn everything upside down in the church to be as unlike the world as absolutely possible.” Spanning the globe from Kosovo to Thailand, Russia, Mozambique, and inner-city USA, each writer has a unique story of their furious love for God as manifested in their lives. Through humorous stories, intelligent commentary, and real-life miracles and healings, the culmination of distinct voices and callings of these men and women range from witnessing a blood-drinking witch, confronting Buddhists with machetes, prostitution and gay bars—to lecturing at Cambridge University, experiencing victorious spiritual warfare, planting underground churches, and seeing people being raised from the dead. Exciting chapters and authors include: It’s All in the Delivery by Matteus Van Der Steen Called to Feed the Hungry by Heidi Baker Worldview Shakedown by Greg Boyd Raising the Dead by Rolland Baker I Will Get Him by Philip Mantofa Simply Love by Shampa Rice Witches, Babies, and Soldiers by Will Hart Stepping Stones by Angela Greenig Cradle to Coffin by Robby Dawkins Igniting Furious Love reveals God’s wildly soul-stirring plans for any who wants to know Him inside out.

Discovering God's Will Study Guide

Discovering God's Will Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307563897

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 814

God has a personal vision for our lives, and He wants us to know it even more than we do. But determining God’s will can be a difficult process, especially when we need to make a decision in a hurry. The Discovering God’s Will DVD and its companion study guide, designed for small groups or personal study, take you through the important steps of decision making, pursuing God’s will, seeking counsel from others, learning to use discernment, and understanding the mind of God through Scripture as you seek His will. The DVD includes 4 complete sermons and eight 12- to 15-minute group sessions that correspond with the study guide. The study guide, which includes a leader’s guide, will help outline the amazing plan God has in mind for your life. How to Make Decisions with Confidence God has a wonderful and fulfilling vision for your life. Yet determining God’s will can be a difficult process, especially when you need to make a decision quickly! Designed for small groups or personal study, this companion study guide to the Discovering God’s Will DVD will take you through the important steps of decision making: Pursuing God’s will Seeking counsel from others Learning to use discernment Understanding the mind of God through Scripture Includes eight sessions (and a leader’s guide) that will outline the amazing plan God has for your life. Story Behind the Book In an effort to focus Multnomah’s mission to equip the church and to make the "bride" more beautiful, the company developed a relationship with Andy Stanley and North Point Community Church to publish a selection of the church’s resources and distribute them to a broader market. Reaching the church is a strategic goal of Multnomah, and we realize that the emerging generation needs resources that deliver truth in fresh, new ways. Andy’s leadership will keep North Point on the edge for a long time to come. North Point is one of the most influential churches in the nation and their teaching is already highly sought after. They have a voice for the 20- to 30-something generation. North Point Resources can effectively produce a vast selection of products (books, CDs, DVDs, multimedia) at a high level of quality. They share a complementary heart and vision with Multnomah Publishers, Inc.

NIVAC Bundle 6: Gospels, Acts

NIVAC Bundle 6: Gospels, Acts

Author: Michael J. Wilkins

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310530077

Category: Religion

Page: 3584

View: 699

The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’' context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

The Human Race is God Too! Also [YourName].

The Human Race is God Too! Also [YourName].

Author: KC Pattison

Publisher: GlobalStabilizedenergy. LLC.

ISBN: 9780578689425

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 338

View: 666

Humanity needs to go deeper to find God and see "SELF" all of which is exactly the same a small part on the inside in all of us. When God's education comes together with all of self everybody we will unite and cure disease, divorce and all "Human conditioning ailments."

The RCIA

The RCIA

Author: Thomas H. Morris

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809137585

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 559

The revised second edition of the award-winning The RCIA: Transforming the Church incorporates new insights in liturgical catechesis and ritual celebration that have emerged since the original edition. The changed format includes an expanded commentary on each of the periods of the rite, expanded sections, all-new sections, practical guidelines, and suggestions for using the rite with children.Again divided into three parts, this resource first looks at foundational issues for implementing the rite, including underlying theological issues and ministries in initiation. The second section looks at each stage in the rite following a four-step process. The third section examines pastoral issues such as annulments, ecumenical sensitivity, discerning valid baptism, etc.