But then again, maybe you don’t.
Even if you go to church, it doesn’t mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn’t there—at least not in its specificity and its fullness.
Inspired by the needs of both the over-churched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of the explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler writes this best-selling treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance—the gospel.
BEST SELLING BOOK WITH OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
Are you compelled to tell your side of the story?
Do you fight thoughts of suspicion or distrust?
Are you constantly rehearsing past hurts?
Have you lost hope because of what someone did to you?
The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. This trap restrains countless Christians, severs relationships, and widens the gulfs between us. Jesus said, "It is impossible that no offenses should come" (Luke 17:1). Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react.
In this new twentieth anniversary edition, John Bevere shows you how to identify the traps ahead of you and escape the victim mentality. With declaration-style prayers and testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by his message, this book will inspire you to stay free from offense and its destructive power.
Don't let anyone affect your relationship with God!
Through vivid imagery, John writes Revelation to reveal the end of human history, the return of Christ, and the establishment of a new heaven and a new earth. Revelation message of hope assures Christians that God is in sovereign control of all past, present, and future events, and that Jesus Christ will judge the lost and rule in ultimate victory over all human and demonic opposition.
The Mac Arthur Study Guide Series provides a twelve week, verse-by-verse examination of the books of the New Testament. This revised and updated series continues to be one of the best-selling study guides currently available for individuals or small groups.
Features Include:Twelve week studyThought-provoking questionsVerse-by-verse commentarySpace provided for note-taking
This Christian ebook helps to bring Apostle Paul's message to the Ephesians (6:10-18) to life. This bestselling ebook provides a historically accurate background of a Roman Centurion's armor then draws vital correlations to the spiritual armor God gives his children: the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, Feet Prepared with the Gospel of Peace, The Shield of Faith, The Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit. Glossy, full-color ebook will help you to ""stand firm in the faith.""
Learn to put on the full armor of God when facing temptations and struggles. The key to this best-selling Christian ebook is the insights brought by Paul's knowledge of a Centurion's armor. Having a correct picture in mind is important to accurately teaching and understanding this portion of Scripture. While many other illustrations of The Armor of God show armor from the Middle Ages, or other time periods, the Rose illustration presents historically accurate Roman armor. In a side-by-side fold-out format, The Armor of God ebook describes each piece of armor, its historical background, and its application to our spiritual battles today.
The Apostle Paul knew how important it was for believers to understand the provision of spiritual armor that God made for them. Paul's teaching to the Church at Ephesus was born out of firsthand knowledge of Roman Centurions' armor. He saw them up close on many occasions.
The Armor of God ebook provides the following information:
•A detailed description of the armor of God
•Historical background on how the armor was put on and its purpose
•The application of the armor to our lives today, such as how the "Belt of Truth" prepares believers to be truthful
•Greek or Latin terms
•The passage of Ephesians 6:10-18 verse-by-verse alongside an illustration of a Roman Centurion in full armor
•Background information on Paul, his missionary journey, and life in Ephesus
•A chart that helps believers stand firm in spiritual warfare by contrasting the "Devil's Schemes" with God's plan and the armor or weapon to combat it, and a Scriptural reference. For example: One of the Devil's schemes is LIES. God's plan/armor is Truth. Proverbs 14:25 would be a good reminder of God's plan
Armor of God ebook makes an excellent supplemental resource for these bestselling Christian authors titles:
•Kay Arthur, Lord, is it Warfare? Teach Me to Stand: A Devotional Study on Spiritual Victory
•Beth Moore, Armed for War, enhanced CD
•Dr. Charles F. Stanley, When the Enemy Strikes: The keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles.
How does the Holy Spirit work in the lives of Christians? The answers are found in this bestselling ebook, The Fruit of the Spirit. Based on Galatians 5: 22 & 23, this informative ebook helps Christians understand nine fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These traits can only be developed with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit is an excellent tool for teaching, for devotions, or for reference.
Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments refers to bearing fruit. For believers today, the fruit of the Spirit represents the outward or visible growth believers experience in Christ through the Holy Spirit. That's why this teaching is so important. The Fruit of the Spirit ebook is an excellent tool for teaching students of all ages how the Spirit works in and through believers to achieve true change in behaviors and actions. It also makes an outstanding devotional or reference guide.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22, 23
The Fruit of the Spirit is an excellent study for believers at any level of spiritual growth or maturity. Believers will spend a lifetime seeking the manifestation of the fruits in their lives. The Fruit of the Spirit ebook provides insight to how the fruit of the Spirit was evident in the life of Jesus as well as what the fruit truly looks like in the lives of believers. Here is an example - One of the fruits of the Spirit is love. The Fruit of the Spirit defines love as: Love is not based on emotions or feelings. It is a decision to be committed to the well being of others without any conditions or circumstances.
The Fruit of the Spirit reveals:
•A definition for each fruit of the Spirit
•How each fruit was exemplified in Jesus' life
•Scripture references that show the fruit manifested in someone's life
•The Greek Word for each of the fruits of the Spirit, including these two
•The Greek word for love is agape
•The Greek word for joy is chara
The Fruit of the Spirit ebook offers four powerful verses that define Good Fruit as well as a list of Bad Fruit that includes greed, anger, drunkenness, and evil desires, among others.
The Fruit of the Spirit ebook makes a great supplemental resource for these bestselling authors' titles:
•Beth Moore, Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit Of The Spirit
•Bill Hybels, Fruit of the Spirit
•Stuart Briscoe, The Fruit of the Spirit: Cultivating Christlike Character.
Topical index: agathosune, agape, anger, bearing fruit, chara, chrestotes, debauchery, deceit, drunkenness, egkratea, eirene, envy, evil desires, factions, faith, fatithfulness, filthy language, fits of rage, fruit, gentleness, goodness, greed, hatred, idolatry, impurity, kindness, love, lust, jealousy, joy, orgies, makrothumia, malice, patience, peace, pistis, prautes, self-control, selfish ambition, sexual immorality, slander, spiritual fruit, witchcraft, nine fruits of the spirit.
Paul had a greater impact on the formation of the Christian church than any other apostle. He wrote thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament so that nearly half of the New Testament documents bear his name. Although some of Paul’s letters are brief compared to other New Testament books, his epistles compromise approximately one-fourth of the total volume of the New Testament.
Approximately sixteen chapters of the Book of Acts focus on Paul’s persecution of the church, conversion, missionary labors, arrest and imprisonment. When these chapters are combined with Paul’s letters, Paul may be recognized as the author or subject of nearly one-third of the New Testament. Paul was not only the most effective Christian missionary and church planter in history, but also the most significant and influential interpreter of Jesus’ teachings and of the significance of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and return.
This book introduces readers to this amazing man and his incredible story. It explains the background of each of Paul’s letters and offers a summary of the beliefs of one of the keenest theological minds in the history of the church. All along, it enables the reader an opportunity to step into the world of Paul with over 150 photos, maps, illustrations, and charts.
Other distinguishing features include:
• abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color
• sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material
• focus boxes isolating key issues
• chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries
• study questions
Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers a wide array of resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards, self quizzes, and introductory videos. Resources for professors include discussion questions, suggestions for class activities, PowerPoint slides, an instructor's manual, and a test bank.
Unlike other versions of the New Testament, this translation uses as many English words as are necessary to bring out the richness, force, and clarity of the Greek Text. Intended as a companion to, or commentary on, the standard translations, Wuest's "expanded translation" follows the Greek word order and especially reflects emphases and contrasts indicated by the original text.
A companion Web site through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources features a video introduction from the author and a wealth of additional resources for students and instructors. Resources for students include introductory videos, chapter summaries, chapter objectives, study questions, flash cards, extra sidebars and charts, self quizzes, and bibliographies. Resources for professors include discussion prompts, pedagogical suggestions, PowerPoint outlines, and a test/quiz bank.
The Names of Jesus ebook is an excellent tool to help you learn the 50 names, character and personal attributes of Jesus. Names such as the King of Kings, Chief Cornerstone, and Lion of Judah hold special insights that will strengthen your walk as a believer. In about 30 minutes, you will know the 50 Names of Jesus along with Scripture references from both the Old and New Testament, the meaning of each name, and more.
Knowing and understanding the names of Jesus will enrich your time of personal devotion and prayer, and will help you build faith and trust in the Lord. In this easy-to-follow ebook each of Jesus' names and its meaning is listed, along with the Bible reference and special insights.
For example, in John 6:32-35, Jesus is called the "Bread of Life, which means "Jesus is our sustenance." An interesting fact is that the name of the town where Jesus was born, Bethlehem, means "the house of bread." This means the "Bread of Life" (Jesus) was born in "the house of bread" (Bethlehem).
Below is a sampling of the Names of Jesus:
•King of Kings
•Lord of Lords
•The Way, the Truth, and the Life
In addition to explaining the names of Jesus and their meanings, the Names of Jesus ebook offers suggestions on how to use this resource during times of prayer, praise, worship and personal reflection, including:
•What it means to pray in Jesus' name
•Praying the way Jesus taught us to pray
•When God says "no" to our prayers
The Names of Jesus ebook also includes names of God with parallel verses referring to Jesus such as:
•Yahweh-Yireh, "God Will Provide," and "I am the bread of life," (John 6:35)
•Yahweh-Tsidkanu, "The Lord Our Righteousness," and "Because of Jesus, we are righteous before God," (2 Corinthians 5:21)
The Names of Jesus ebook is filled with interesting information on Jesus that will help you learn more about Him and increase your appreciation of Him. You are sure to refer to this resource often as you study the Bible and learn more about Jesus.
The Names of Jesus ebook is an excellent complement to classes offered by Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) International as well as a good supplement to the following titles:
• Beth Moore, Jesus •Bill Hybels, Jesus •Charles Swindoll, Great Lives: Jesus the Greatest Life of All •Phillip Yancy, The Jesus I Never Knew
Note: BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP is a registered trademark of a ministry organization having no affiliation with Rose Publishing, Inc..
Topical Index: King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Good Shepherd, Chief Cornerstone, The Way, The Truth, and the Life, Advocate, I AM, Wonderful Counselor, High Priest, Holy One, Alpha and Omega, Mighty God, Morning Star, Lion of Judah, Son of God, Son of Man, Rock, Immanuel, Beloved
All believers have wrestled with this question at some point in their spiritual walks. So what answers does God provide to challenging questions like: Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure?
Renowned pastor and author John MacArthur believes every Christian should enjoy the reality and security of being saved without a doubt. Drawing from a background rich in Bible study and teaching, John examines key scriptures, tackles tough questions, and sheds light on the true nature of salvation. Throughout, you’ll be encouraged to embrace the perfect grace found in Jesus Christ.
Saved without a Doubt includes a guide for both personal and group study, which features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.
Respected Bible teacher and beloved pastor Adrian Rogers takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the “blessing book” of Revelation with Unveiling the End Times in Our Time. Indeed, Revelation offers every Christian believer a dramatic and hope-filled overview of what the end of days will be like.
Although some think Revelation is confusing, or even scary, with its talk of dragons and beasts, the text contains a proper understanding of where his- tory is headed. Rogers makes clear how the signs of the times already reveal God's plan for bringing his people to full redemption, empowering us to live boldly while expecting the return of King Jesus as the triumphant Lamb.
God will reveal to you how to activate the prophetic destiny over your life that seems dormant. He is waiting for you to realize that your dream, prophecy, desire, or miracle is not dead only sleeping! God is ready to awaken those promises as you open yourself to His abundant glory.
What it means to be called and trained as a prophet or intercessor
How to understand dreams and visions and hear directly from God
Why it is important for the body to work in unity
This book is filled with spiritual discoveries that will effect dynamic changes in every reader.
About the Authors
John and Paula Sandford have applied the principles of this book with great success in their parenting of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The founders of Elijah House, the Sandfords are well known around the world for their contributions of teaching, counseling, writing, and leading in the fields of family living, inner healing, prophecy, social concerns, human behavior, and theology. They have written thirteen books.
The Holy Spirit has many names in the Bible, and each name will help you understand more about the power and work of God in your life. In Names of the Holy Spirit, you will see 32 names of the Holy Spirit from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, learn what the names mean and see the scripture references for each name.
Studying the names of the Spirit will help you get a full, well-rounded idea of who the Holy Spirit is and how he operates. Just a few of the names you will find in Names of the Holy Spirit include:
• Breath of the Almighty
•Power of the Highest
•Spirit of Judgment
•Spirit of Life
•Spirit of Christ
•and many more
For each name of the Holy Spirit, you will see one or more Scripture references, the meaning of the name, and an application, or how the name can be applied. For example:
•Name - Sprit of Knowledge
•Reference(s) - Isaiah 11:2
•Meaning - The Spirit is the Spirit of clarity of mind
•Application - The Spirit does not lead to confusion but to true knowledge (1 Corinthians 14:33)
There are many misunderstandings about the Holy Spirit. Some people think of the Holy Spirit as an impersonal force, a common bond of love, or as "mind," "intellect," or "will." But the Bible tells us much more: The Holy Spirit is a Person who plays an important role in our lives. In addition to details on the Names of the Holy Spirit, this ebook has information on:
•The Spirit and Prayer
•The Fruit of the Spirit
•The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
•The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Names of the Holy Spirit has an entire page devoted to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. You don't want to miss the chart showing the different gifts of the Spirit and where the passages on the Gifts can be found in Scripture. Also included in Names of the Holy Spirit is a study tip that will help you observe the Gifts of the Spirit in action while reading the Bible.
Names of the Holy Spirit can be read in 30 minutes or less, yet it's packed with information on the Holy Spirit and will help you appreciate and fall in love with the third person of the Trinity. You are sure to use this resource over and over again as you study the Bible and learn more about the Holy Spirit.
100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus - Messianic Prophecies Made Before the Birth of Christ
This Christian ebook speaks to the very heart of the hope we have in Christ, the Messiah. It's amazing to discover that Jesus fulfilled more than 100 prophecies foretold 400 - 1500 years before his birth. This bestselling pamphlet shows you the Old Testament prophecies that relate to Jesus' birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection and includes the New Testament fulfillments.
100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus contains a helpful chart that presents Old Testament prophecies that are divided into those regarding "Jesus' Birth," "Jesus' Life and Ministry," and "Jesus' Death and Resurrection" and the New Testament fulfillments of each prophecy. Also included are the "Jesus' Titles and Attributes" mentioned in both Old and New Testaments. 100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus makes an excellent Bible study or reference tool and will help you share the amazing story of the Old Testament's promise of the Messiah's coming and the New Testament's glorious fulfillment of those promises.
Here are some prophesies found in the 100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus pamphlet:
•Prophecy: Be of the tribe of Judah
•Old Testament References: Genesis 49:8-10, "Judah, your brothers will praise you...The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his."
•New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 1:13, "A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham...Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah...
JESUS' LIFE AND MINISTRY
•Prophecy: The King comes to Jerusalem riding on a donkey
•Old Testament References: Zechariah 9:9, "See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
•New Testament Fulfillment: Mark l1:1-10, "When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it...."
JESUS' DEATH AND RESURRECTION
•Prophecy: Be hung upon a tree as a curse for us
•Old Testament References—Deuteronomy 21:33, "Be sure to bury him that same day, because anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse. You must not desecrate that land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance."
•New Testament Fulfillment—Galatians 3:13, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written; "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."
100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus "color-codes" the different Old Testament prophecies so you can see the number of years they were made before the birth of Christ.
"You want to know about Jesus' fulfilled prophecies? This is it! [100 Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus] is laid out beautifully and in a very nice and bold design. We really should know this material - A quick Bible study guide."
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Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.
Written in 1958, The New Testament in Modern English is one of the most dynamic and lively translations to ever appear in print. Phillips’ rendering of Holy Scripture into contemporary English is accessible and powerful to a modern audience. Easy to read and remarkable in its passionate depictions of Jesus and the Apostles, this book is a classic work of Christian literature perfect for anyone looking to supplement their understanding of the Bible and enrich their spiritual life.
The fifth volume of the SIX PILLARS FROM EPHESIANS series is an examination of the marriage covenant of men and women and the church with Jesus. Here, T.D. Jakes explores this most intimate of relationships with the Lord, offering answers to key issues and struggles, including:
Why sacrifice is an absolute requirement for "agape" love...and the practical ways you can express this kind of love to your spouse and to God.
How submission can be a place of influence, especially when one spouse is walking out of fellowship with God.
Why developing a healthy love for yourself (based on what God says about you in His Word) has tremendous impact on the marriage relationship.
Whatever your earthly marital status, you are forever married to Jesus Christ. And through this study, you will be overwhelmed by the incredible expression of His love!
#1 Belief in God - This first chapter in the series reviews the reasons why Christians believe in a Supreme Being. This idea is looked at from both a philosophical and theological perspective.
#2 The Christian Religion - In this lesson we will examine the Christian religion and see how it compares to the other major religions in the world.
#3 The Bible - This lesson examines the history of Bible authorship, how the Bible was organized into its present form, and some key reasons why Christians believe that it is inspired by God.
#4 Jesus Christ - The Christian faith is based on the person of Jesus Christ. In this lesson we will look closely at this person in order to more clearly define His true nature and character.
#5 Salvation - This lesson lays out the simple yet powerful plan that God has initiated to save mankind from eternal condemnation due to personal sin and how Jesus Christ fits in to this plan of salvation.
#6 The Church - The church is the physical presence of Jesus Christ in the world today. In this lesson we will examine the New Testament in order to determine what the inspired text says the church should be like and how it should function.
#7 The Christian Lifestyle - A final lesson describing the new motivation and lifestyle that God has designed for those who are followers of Jesus Christ.
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To experience why the gospel is good news and answer life’s most foundational questions about identity, destiny, and purpose, we must understand what it means to be united to Christ.
If you are a Christian, the Bible says that Christ has united his life to yours, that you are now in Christ and Christ is in you. This almost unfathomable truth is the central theme of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Yet few Christians today experience or enjoy this reality. Union with Christ reveals the transformational power of this ancient doctrine while addressing the basic questions of the human heart:Who Am I?Why Am I Here?Where Am I Headed?How Will I Get There?Nothing is more practical for living the Christian life than union with Christ. The recovery of this reality provides the anchor and engine for your life with God—for your destiny is not only to see Christ, but to actually become like him.
Chavda carefully lays the foundation as he presents a refreshing look at the importance of the blood of Jesus in the life of the believer. The Hidden Power of the Blood of Jesus is theologically sound but passionately written in a way that the reader will gasp for air as he discovers each new truth. Chavda will transform your thinking on the blood of Jesus as he lifts it out of its stuffy theological setting and makes it practical in your life.
The second edition features updated bibliographies and footnotes, interpretation sections that cover different literary genres in the New Testament, an epilogue that canvasses the entire storyline of Scripture, and a variety of maps. All of these new features contribute to making this a life-long resource for students of Scripture.
Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.
This book is a collection of some of his sermons which were transcribed. Includes a short biography.
Brief Biography of Smith Wigglesworth ... 4
Chapter 1 - Have Faith in God ... 7
Chapter 2 - Deliverance to the Captives ... 13
Chapter 3 - The Power of the Name ... 21
Chapter 4 - Wilt Thou Be Made Whole? ... 31
Chapter 5 - I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee ... 38
Chapter 6 - Himself Took Our Infirmities ... 47
Chapter 7 - Our Risen Christ ... 53
Chapter 8 - Righteousness ... 58
Chapter 9 - "The Words of This Life" ... 64
Chapter 10 - Life in the Spirit ... 71
Chapter 11 - What It Means To Be Full of the Spirit ... 79
Chapter 12 - The Bible Evidence of the Baptism of The Holy Spirit ... 85
Chapter 13 - Concerning Spiritual Gifts ... 90
Chapter 14 - The Word of Knowledge and Faith ... 103
Chapter 15 - Gifts of Healing and Miracles ... 111
Chapter 16 - The Gift of Prophecy ... 118
Chapter 17 - The Discerning of Spirits ... 124
Chapter 18 - The Gift of Tongues ... 128
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R. C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, “Saved from whom?” The answer: God himself. God, in righteous wrath, stands against us in our sin. But the glory of the gospel is that the one from whom we need to be saved is the very one who saves us. It is when we truly grasp the significance of Christ’s redeeming work that we begin to understand the serious demands and joys of repentance. Thoughtful readers will be strengthened and challenged by this insightful volume. Now available in paperback.