The Bible is a source of faith and enlightenment for millions of people around the world. It is one of the most revered books of all time, but the ancient language and confusing writing style of its stories can often make it hard to decipher their most important meanings. The Bible Answer Book is an authoritative reference guide designed for both frequent Bible readers and those discovering the text for the first time, and it addresses the most common, confusing, and controversial questions that Christians encounter as they study the Bible.
What is the purpose of baptism?
Who were the disciples and apostles?
What was significant about the Ark of the Covenant?
What is apocalyptic literature?
What are the different types of psalms?
Who was John the Baptist?
What does the Bible say about divorce?
What will heaven be like?
Written in an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format by Bible expert James Stuart Bell, The Bible Answer Book is a reliable tool that will give you insight into the origins, history, and practices of the Bible and the Christian faith.
This ebook will add dimension to your time spent before God in prayer and in praise and worship. Each of God's names are listed along with their meaning, application, Bible reference, and pronunciation/comments The 21 Names of God are:
•El (the Strong One)
•Jehovah-Mekaddishkem (Jehovah Mekaddishkem)
•El Elohe Yisrael
•Jehovah-Nissi (Jehovah Nissi)
•Jehovah-Rapha (Jehovah Rapha)
•Jehovah-Rohi (Jehovah Rohi)
•Jehovah- Sabaoth (Jehovah Sabaoth)
•Jehovah-Shalom (Jehovah Shalom)
•Yah or Jah
In addition to explaining the names of God and their meanings, this Christian ebook offers suggestions on using this tool during personal reflection, including:
•The importance of knowing about The Lord of Hosts
•The Names of God in Psalm 23
•How to use the ebook to worship God, one name at a time.
The Names of God Christian ebook is an excellent addition to times spent in devotion, prayer, praise and worship. Using New Testament Scripture references, the ebook also reveals the names that God shares with Jesus, such as:
•El Olam, The Beginning and the End
•YHWH-Rohi, The Lord is my Shepherd
•Immanuel, God With Us, among many others
With scripture and new personal reflections, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus’ message of joy—for today and every day. Experience true joy—now and always.
Life today is full of difficulties—loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus has more for His followers than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant, life to the fullest, life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, the new 365-day devotional from bestselling author Sarah Young, was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living—a life of joy.
Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus—the One who meets you where you are. Draw near to Him in Jesus Always.
A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors.
Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister.
They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us.
“A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to:Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation Place it in historical context Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world Choose a perspective for understanding See the grander scheme of things
Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!
Compared to textbooks on the Tabernacle, The Tabernacle ebook is designed and written to be easy-to-understand and may be used for personal study or by a wide variety of groups. The Tabernacle is a tremendous teaching aid and an informative guide to teach on topics such as:
•What it was like to enter the Tabernacle
•The Pattern of Worship and the furnishings of the Tabernacle
•How the 12 Tribes of Israel camped around the Tabernacle in a specific order
•The Ark of the Covenant
•Old Testament Symbols of Jesus
•Aaron as High Priest and Jesus as the better High Priest
The Tabernacle pamphlet illustration, created exclusively for Rose Publishing by renowned Bible artist Stan Stein, provides an amazing inside look at the Tabernacle and all its furnishings. But this visual teaching aid not only explains the Old Testament Tabernacle in detail, it also helps young and old alike understand the symbolic relationship between the Tabernacle and Jesus Christ.
The content of The Tabernacle offers a wealth of information for the study leader and those they teach, including:
1. A Numbered Key to the full-color Tabernacle illustration includes Bible references and descriptions for each of the following Tabernacle features
•The Gate of the Court
•Laver of Bronze
•Table of Showbread (Shewbread)
•Altar of Incense
•Most Holy Place (Holy of Holies)
•Ark of the Covenant
•The Cloud and Pillar of Fire
•The High Priest and His Holy Garments
2. An In-Depth Description of the Ark of the Covenant
•A physical description of the Ark
•Where it was placed in the Tabernacle
•The role of the Levites, the Day of Atonement and the Mercy Seat
•Where God dwelled and spoke to the Priest
•The scriptural references to the Ark of the Covenant
3. Old Testament Symbols of Jesus, including Old Testament and New Testament Bible references.
4. A Description and full-color illustration of the High Priest
•Clothing and the purpose of the 11 specific items found in scriptures, such as the Turban (or Mitre), onyx stones on shoulders, and breastplate with 12 precious stones
•Service of the High Priest
•Aaron, the High Priest
•Jesus, the better High Priest
5. The Types of Sacrifices in the Tabernacle, their purposes and scripture reference
6. The Journey of the Ark of the Covenant
•From Mt. Sinai and covering 400 years beginning with the Exodus in 1450 BC
•Ending in 500 BC when Jeremiah prophesied that the Ark would be replaced by the Lord's presence.
7. The Tabernacle campsite and the placement of the 12 Tribes of Israel around the Tabernacle, including:
•The families of Merari and the Tribes of Naphtali, Asher, Dan
•The families Moses, Aaron and sons and the Tribes of Issachar, Judah, Zebulun
•The families of Kohath and the Tribes of Gad, Simeon, Reuben
•The families of Gershonites and the Tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin
"If you go to the Facebook page The Tabernacle Journey you will see our efforts to reach out to Sedona and our many tourists with a full-scale reproduction of the tabernacle. We actually used the Rose book to prepare the groups that were waiting to enter. One guest ordered a copy from you. It was very helpful. I attached the script we used for our guides. We had about 1000 visitors go through before one of the worst storms I have ever seen here made the structure unstable and the ground too wet. We fight quite a battle here in what the New Age calls its capital. Many were very moved. One Jewish man exclaimed at the end of the tour, 'So the tabernacle was all about the Messiah!" --- Paul Wallace, The Tabernacle Journey"
Murray's and Lawrence's burden was to give the believer a tool to expand his prayer life beyond the limits of merely verbalizing needs to actually practicing the presence of Christ on a moment-by-moment basis.
The thirty-one devotionals are comprised of chapters from Murray's original book summarized and given practical application by the writings of Brother Lawrence. Each devotional begins with comments on a specific topic by Murray, then Lawrence's commentary on the subject concludes the devotional.
A unique devotional handbook that deserves a wide audience in this newly edited format.
Throughout the Old Testament, God commanded the children of Israel to observe his holy days (holidays) to remember the mighty things that he had done in the lives of Israel's forefathers. The Feasts of the Bible ebook celebrates and explains the meaning behind the different feasts and why they are important to God. Feasts of the Bible contains an easy-to-read chart that provides each holiday's name, explanation, date of observance, and symbolic meaning pointing to Jesus as the promised Messiah.
Why should you learn about the Hebrew roots of Christianity?
As a Jew, Jesus celebrated these feasts and holidays each year. The ebook is an excellent tool to learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity and to discover Yeshua, "Jesus," in each "holy day." The ebook shows the Hebrew name, spelling, pronunciation, symbolism of Jesus, Bible references, and New Testament fulfillment for each of God's appointed feasts:
•Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot)
•Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim)
•Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot)
•Feast of Trumpets or Rosh HaShanah (New Year)
•Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur
•Tabernacles or Sukkot (Feast of Booths)
•Rejoicing in the Law or Torah (Simchat)
•Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah (Chanukah or Feast of Lights)
•Feast of Lots or Purim
The Feasts of the Bible ebook provides important insights into the works of God on behalf of his chosen people. Feasts of the Bible is a celebration of the rich and meaningful heritage given to believers through Christ. The ebook reveals insightful and historical facts about each of the holidays; for example -
•Passover: A hymn is usually sung at the end of the Passover service, as was the case with Jesus and his disciples during the Last Supper (Matthew 26:30).
•During the Rosh HaShanah synagogue services, the shofar (ram's horn) is blown 100 times.
•Hanukkah is known as the Feast of Lights or the Feast of Dedication because of a legendary miraculous provision of oil for the eternal light in the Temple.
•Purim marks the deliverance of the Jews through Queen Esther.
Feasts of the Bible also includes additional fascinating facts about the feasts of the Bible; for instance:
•Leviticus 23 is sometimes called "God's calendar of redeeming grace" because the 44 verses tell of God's redemptive plan.
•God told Moses that seven of the feasts were to be "appointed feasts of the Lord" and were to be proclaimed as sacred assemblies (Leviticus 23:1 & 2).
•Three of the feasts were pilgrimage feasts.
Feasts of the Bible is a fantastic teaching tool for churches and groups who want to explore their Jewish heritage found in Christ. Believers will also find the observance of the feasts and holidays as a meaningful way to add depth to their devotion to God.
There's a small group DVD-based curriculum to go with this pamphlet. Click here (or go to FeastsOfTheBible.com) to see sample videos, sample sessions from the leader and participant guides, and to find out more about the Feasts of the Bible DVD-based study.
•September 4, 2013 - RoshHaShana (Jewish New Year)
•September 13-14, 2013- Yom Kippur
•September 18, 2013 - Sukkot
Almost every person in the Bible belonged to one of the 12 Tribes of Israel based on their ancestry: From Moses who was a Levite to the Apostle Paul who was Benjaminite. Each tribe had its own history, land, and heritage. Now you can easily grasp the "backstory" of each tribe and see key information at a glance! For example, find out the significance of Jesus being called the "Lion of Judah." For each of the 12 Tribes of Israel, you will get—
• A quick overview of its meaning, size, family history, location, and more.
• A picture of the tribe's symbol (such as the lion from the Tribe of Judah)
• Simple summary of Jacob's blessing, Moses' blessing, and other key events related to each tribe. (Find out the major battles, controversies, and scandals that impacted each tribe. Plus, see which important Bible people came from each tribe of Israel.)
Features Incredible Visual Aids (Map of Israel, Tabernacle Diagram, and more)
This pamphlet is packed with visual aids that will help you see key information at a glance. These visuals will enrich your understanding of the 12 Tribes of Israel and add depth to any Old Testament study:
• Family Tree of Jacob (Israel)
• Tabernacle diagram showing where each of the 12 tribes encamped around the Tabernacle.
• Time Line showing key events, starting with Abraham's journey from Haran
• Easy-to-read, full-color map showing how the "promised land" was divided amongst each of the 12 tribes according to their inheritance. The map is color-coded so you can easily spot each tribe's location!
Psalm 23 has been read and cherished by countless generations and is considered the most popular psalm in the Bible. Easily read in 30 minutes or less, Psalm 23 is a great Bible study tool that provides a number of scriptural references that shows the importance of following the good shepherd.
14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long
Now you can get an insider's look at what Psalm 23 is all about — a view from the shepherd. Learn how -
•Psalm 23 reveals the yearly cycle of sheep moving through their pastures
• A nomadic shepherd cared for his flock
• Danger, drama, and salvation from death figured into shepherding
•Sheep learned to trust and recognize their shepherd
•Compare rod and staff references throughout the Bible.
The Psalm 23 pamphlet is a word-by-word study of this cherished psalm, providing a meaning and an application for each phrase, as well as related Bible passages. For example:
"He restores my soul"
• Meaning - God cares for and keeps my heart and mind.
• Sheep may become "cast," stuck on their backs, unable to get up. A downcast sheep is one that has rolled over into a depression and cannot right itself to stand. In this condition, a sheep struggling to raise itself may quickly become dehydrated in the simmer sun. A cast sheep is also easy prey for wild animals. top heavy, body down in a hole, legs flailing the air, a sheep in this state is a funny sight to see - funny, but also helpless.
• Application - We can trust God for the needs of the body and spirit.
• How has God restored your soul?
• Related Passages - John 16:33; 17:13; Psalms 42:11
Psalm 23 also includes a number of charts that compare a shepherd's duties with Jesus' actions, Old and New Testament shepherding imagery, Scripture references that show how different people in the Bible use their rod and/or staff, and other information that will help you with your daily walk the Lord.
We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
But bestselling author Max Lucado says we’ve settled for a wimpy grace, a goldfish grace that sits in a bowl on the shelf and never causes trouble or demands a response.
Now available as a trade paperback, Lucado's bestselling book reminds readers that there’s more to grace than we’ve ever imagined. In this cornerstone message of Lucado's ministry, he challenges readers to not only receive grace but also to be changed by grace. Shaped by grace. Strengthened by grace. Emboldened by grace. Softened by grace. Snatched by the nape of their neck and shaken to their senses by grace.
The Ten Commandments is an ideal Bible study resource for youth and adults. This ebook can be read in 30 minutes and shows both the traditional and contemporary wording of each of the 10 Commandments, a principle and the meaning of each commandment, what Jesus taught about the commandments, and why the 10 Commandments are important today.
Below is an example of the information you will find in The Ten Commandments:
•Commandment 3 - Do Not Misuse God's Name
•Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
•God's name is holy, powerful and glorious.
•God's name is holy and should be treated with respect. there is power in the LORD's name and it shouldn't be used lightly. Because God is Spirit, we know Him through what He says about Himself, to take His name in vain violates God's nature. As God's creation, everything a person says and does should be done in order to praise and glorify God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
•When a man named Shelomith blasphemed the name of God with a curse, the Lord commanded that he be taken outside the camp and stoned to death. (Leviticus 24:10-16)
•Jesus was accused of blasphemy because He claimed to be God. (John 10:33)
•James warned believers to watch what they say because the tongue is capable of evil and poison and can easily corrupt a person. (James 3:5-9)
•Jesus said, "...every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven...But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words, you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:31, 36, 37)
•Jesus said to begin praying with: "Our Father in heaven, hollowed be your name." (Matthew 6:9)
•Jews and Jewish scribes would go to great measures in order to avoid saying or writing the LORD's name for fear of blasphemy. The Bible says we are to pray, heal, and baptize in Jesus' name. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:17, John 14:13, Acts 3:6)
•The Bible says that what we say is very important and it is a glimpse into who we are (James 3:9-12). God loves us and wants us to love and worship Him in whatever we are doing and at all times. God wants us to use His name; it is holy and powerful. If we can show respect for the names of our fathers, mothers, teachers and doctors, then how much more should we respect the name of our sovereign God.
The Ten Commandments breaks the 10 Commandments into two main divisions: commandments about our relationship to God and commandments about our relationship to other people. This ebook is also a great resource on the history of the commandments and why The Ten Commandments were revolutionary for their time.
The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for Genesis. These can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure, and themes. An outline of Genesis is also included.
"Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The Ignatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this Bible".---David Currie Author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
"This Bible study Bible is a triumph of both piety and scholarship, in the best Catholic tradition: simply the most useful succinct commentary that any Christian or other interested person could hope for."---Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
"With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, Genesis come alive in their historical setting and contemporary application. The wisdom of the Fathers and the teaching of the Church illuminate its every page. Hahn and Mitch have done much of the work for us. Unabashedly Catholic, this series will assist the scholar as well as the beginner to Bible study."---Stephen Ray Author, Upon This Rock
–– from "The Gospel of Jesus," overture to The Historical Jesus
The Historical Jesus reveals the true Jesus––who he was, what he did, what he said. It opens with "The Gospel of Jesus," Crossan's studied determination of Jesus' actual words and actions stripped of any subsequent additions and placed in a capsule account of his life story. The Jesus who emerges is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant, a radical social revolutionary, with a rhapsodic vision of economic, political, and religious egalitarianism and a social program for creating it.
The conventional wisdom of critical historical scholarship has long held that too little is known about the historical Jesus to say definitively much more than that he lived and had a tremendous impact on his followers. "There were always historians who said it could not be done because of historical problems," writes Crossan. "There were always theologians who said it should not be done because of theological objections. And there were always scholars who said the former when they meant the latter.'
With this ground–breaking work, John Dominic Crossan emphatically sweeps these notions aside. He demonstrates that Jesus is actually one of the best documented figures in ancient history; the challenge is the complexity of the sources. The vivid portrayal of Jesus that emerges from Crossan's unique methodology combines the complementary disciplines of social anthropology, Greco–Roman history, and the literary analysis of specific pronouncements, anecdotes, confessions and interpretations involving Jesus. All three levels cooperate equally and fully in an effective synthesis that provides the most definitive presentation of the historical Jesus yet attained.
Many of today’s scholars write off what occurred at the Tower of Babel as mythology and deny that it was a historical event. Beginning with the Biblical accounts, author Bodie Hodge researched ancient texts, critical clues, and rare historic records to help solve the mystery of what became of the failed builders of Babel. For the purpose of defending the Bible, Hodge presents these and other vital historical facts surrounding this much-debated event. Teens and older can use this layman’s reference for Biblical classes, ancient history, apologetics training, and to realize their own cultural connection to the Bible.
A speaker and researcher for Answers in Genesis, Bodie Hodge is known for his contribution to and authoring of other Christian apologetics titles including:Begin Fall of Satan Answers Books Series How Do We Know the Bible is True Vol 1 & 2 Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Series
· chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries
· study questions
· sidebars featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications
· lists of key terms, people, and places
· further reading recommendations
· endnotes and indexes
The book is supplemented by web-based resources through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students.
Written as a dialogue with Christ himself, Father Paone leads the reader through the three ways of the spiritual life:
Purification, Imitation, and Union. Arranged for daily reflection, this pocket-sized book is an indispensible guide to the spiritual life.
My Daily Bread overflows with reflections and prayers specifically designed to help you grow in the spiritual life and overcome failings, including:
• How to cultivate, recognize, and follow your conscience (p. 18)
• A contemplation of the Four Last Things that will help keep our focus on the eternal (p.25)
• The power of prayer as the first remedy to temptation (p. 99)
• A detailed guide on how to conquer a host of bad habits (p. 153)
• How to overcome our fear of suffering and instead embrace it as Christ embraced it (p. 203)
• How to live for Christ daily through spiritual reading, prayer, overcoming distractions, and cultivating devotions
• Achieving union with Christ through the Eucharist (p. 382)
• And much more…
Each daily reflection begins with Jesus speaking directly to you, kindly, patiently, and with great love. The next part of the reflection asks you to consider the truths presented in the words of Jesus. The final part consists of a prayer asking for God for the help to receive His wisdom and use it fruitfully in your life.
With more than one million copies sold, My Daily Bread is a true Christian classic. It's simple, yet carefully crafted daily reflections have led thousands to a drastically improved interior life and a deeper love for Christ.
A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.
Rev. Abraham Park has meticulously analyzed the information in The Book of Genesis. Taking the precise date references in Genesis and performing math calculations forward and backward in time, he builds a complete chronological Biblical timeline from Adam to the Exodus, including the duration of construction of Noah's ark. With this Bible study of the cornerstone text of the Old Testament, we are able to more deeply understand the layers of meanings that Genesis offers. is a must-have for every Church Library.
This title is part of the History of Redemption series which includes:Book 1: The Genesis GenealogiesBook 2: The Covenant of the TourchBook 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the CovenantBook 4: God's Profound and Mysterious ProvidenceBook 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant
There are over 100 names used to describe God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Each of these names tell us something about His character and hold a special message of encouragement for us as believers. In Names of God, discover what each name means, where to find it in the Bible, and how to practically apply it to our lives today. Experience the peace that comes from learning how to worship God — one name at a time!
Includes the following names —
• Shiloh (Jesus, Our Promised Peace)
• El Roi (The God Who Sees Me)
• Spirit of Counsel (The Holy Spirit)
• Immanuel (God with us)
This uniquely illustrated, full-color volume features book introductions, background studies, outlines, surveys, theological concepts, practical applications, study questions, and helpful Hebrew word studies for English readers.
Editors Ed Hindson and Gary Yates draw from a lifetime of teaching to provide a well tested and proven Old Testament overview written at the collegiate level, yet appropriate for pastors, scholars, and laymen alike. They represent the finest evangelical scholarship along with a passion to open windows of spiritual and practical insight into the biblical text.
This exciting new survey of the Scriptures highlights the key elements of the Hebrew literature of the Law, the Prophets, and the Poets of the Old Testament. The history, archaeology, and wisdom of the biblical world are revealed with an eye on the application of their moral principles, theological insights, and practical application to today's world.
Much about the early history of mankind had become entirely lost until the restoration of the gospel. These details about the first 2,000 years of human history are all to be found in this exciting volume.
We now know that Adam and Eve had two generations of children before Cain and Abel were born. The exact year of the Great Flood can now be calculated. Details about the golden age of Enoch are now available so that we can understand how the law of consecration works and how it eliminates poverty and crime.
One of the most magnificent stories in this book is the life of Abraham. He received revelations about astronomy and mathematics which he later taught the Egyptians. He was a remarkable example of faith and obedience, even in offering his own son as a sacrifice to the God he loved.
All of these tremendously important new revelations belong to the sweeping panorama of the first 2,000 years of human history.
This book is designed to make the study of the Old Testament an inspirational pleasure. Although presented for easy reading, the text is carefully documented so that every important point can be correlated with appropriate passages in the scriptures. The extensive use of maps, charts and illustrations also facilitate the rapid unfolding of the Biblical story.
This eBook includes the original index, footnotes, table of contents and page numbering from the printed format.
For each psalm, Dr. Allen Ross guides the reader through a detailed exegetical outline, proposes a homiletical outline, and offers a summary expository idea of the message of the whole psalm.
The commentary includes discussion throughout of three primary challenges to understanding the Psalms: Textual issues: Every major textual difficulty is addressed in order to help the expositor understand the interpretive issues and make decisions when there are multiple available readings. Poetic language: The Psalms are full of poetic imagery, devices and structures. Ross discusses this "language" of Hebrew poetry in its context with each psalm, specifying the precise devices being used and how they work in the psalm. The Psalms' Hebrew grammar and syntax pose a challenge to many expositors, whether they are familiar with Hebrew or not. This commentary illuminates Hebrew constructions word meanings in a way that is helpful both to readers who are comfortable with Hebrew and those who are not.
John Wesley distinguished between essential doctrines on which agreement or consensus is critical and opinions about theology or church practices on which disagreement must be allowed. Though today few people join churches based on doctrinal commitments, once a person has joined a church it becomes important to know the teachings of that church's tradition. In Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials, Ted Campbell outlines historical doctrinal consensus in American Episcopal Methodist Churches in a comparative and ecumenical dialogue with the doctrinal inheritance of other major families of Christian tradition. In this way, the book shows both what Methodist churches historically teach in common with ecumenical Christianity and what is distinctive about the Methodist tradition in its various contemporary forms.
For more information, please see the author's website: http://tedcampbell.com/methodist-doctrine/
These books tell the story of the nation of Israel and the God who loves her, punishes her, and always brings this recalcitrant people back to Himself. It is really the story of all of us.
David M. Howard Jr. provides an in-depth introduction to the Old Testament historical books, focusing first on the overarching themes of historical narrative in general. He then turns his attention to each book.
From the conquest of Canaan to the fall of Jerusalem, from war to peace and back to war, from kings and queens to farmers and housewives--David Howard covers it all in this invaluable introduction to the Old Testament historical books.
How to be smart about God's purpose, protection, deliverance, and directionThe stories behind the psalms, their meanings, and their impact todayThe power of prayer, praise, trust, and obedience
Hints for Teachers
Games to Be Played With the Children
Lesson I. Sin: What It Is
Lesson III. Sin: Of Believers and Unbelievers
Lesson IV. Sin: What God Does With Our Sins
Lesson IX. The Believer’s Two Natures
Lesson XII. The Believer’s Two Natures
Lesson XIII. Faith and Works
Lesson XIV. Faith and Works
Lesson XV. Faith and Works
Lesson XVI. Faith and Works
Lesson XVII. Eternal Life
Lesson XVIII. Eternal Life
Lesson XIX. Eternal Life
Lesson XX. Eternal Life
Test Questions—Course One
Lesson I. Christ Our Deliverer
Lesson II. Christ Our Deliverer
Lesson III. Christ Our Deliverer
Lesson IV. Christ Our Deliverer Section Study on John 14:1-15
Lesson V. The Shepherd Work of Christ
Lesson VI. The Shepherd Work of Christ
Lesson VII. The Shepherd Work of Christ
Lesson VIII. The Shepherd Work of Christ Section Study of John 10:12-18
Lesson IX. Acceptable Prayer
Lesson X. Acceptable Prayer
Lesson XI. Acceptable Prayer
Lesson XII. Acceptable Prayer
Lesson XIII. Practical Christianity
Lesson XIV. Practical Christianity
Lesson XV. Practical Christianity
Lesson XVI. Practical Christianity
Lesson XVII. Second Coming of Christ
Lesson XVIII. Second Coming of Christ
Lesson XIX. Second Coming of Christ
Lesson XX. Second Coming of Christ
Test Questions—Course Two
Lesson I. The Bible God’s Revelation
Lesson II. The Bible Inspiration
Lesson III. The Bible
Lesson IV. The Bible
Lesson V. Freedom
Lesson VI. Freedom
Lesson VII. Freedom
Lesson VIII. Freedom
Lesson IX. Salvation and Rewards
Lesson X. Salvation and Rewards
Lesson XI. Salvation and Rewards
Lesson XII. Salvation and Rewards
Lesson XIII. Things to Come
Lesson XIV. Things to Come
Lesson XV. Things to Come
Lesson XVI. Things to Come
Lesson XVII. Satan
Lesson XVIII. Satan
Lesson XIX. Satan
Lesson XX. Satan
Text Questions—Course Three
Lesson I. Believers and Unbelievers
Lesson II. Believers and Unbelievers the Contrast in Relation to Family
Lesson III. Believers and Unbelievers
Lesson IV. Believers and Unbelievers
Lesson VI. Full Assurance
Lesson VII. Full Assurance
Lesson VIII. Full Assurance
Lesson IX. Standing and State or Position and Condition
Lesson X. Standing and State
Lesson XI. Standing and State
Lesson XII. Standing and State
Lesson XIII. Man
Lesson XIV. Man
Lesson XV. Man
Lesson XVI. Man
Lesson XVII. God Tests Man
Lesson XVIII. God Tests Man
Lesson XIX. God Tests Juan
Lesson XX. God Tests Man
Test Questions—Course Four
• The Old Testament is a rich source of theology and doctrine that is presupposed by the New Testament. Without it, Christian theology would be seriously deficient.
• Mastery of the Old Testament is crucial to an understanding of the New Testament.
• The Old Testament offers, by teaching and example, practical principles of belief and behavior for contemporary times. Who God was and what He did then can be replicated in the lives of men and women today.
Separating the verifiable biblical and extra-biblical data from the various interpretations of that same information, the book further shows how the Old Testament forms the platform and matrix from which sprang the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus and the church. The World and the Word will help students see an entry point into the very heart and design of God who loves them and wishes to make them the special object of His grace.
Features:Nelson's best-selling Bible commentaryBalanced approach to linguistic studies and useful applicationEasy to understand
5 Key Features of Rose Publishing's Ruth ebook
•Gives a Great Summary of the Book of Ruth This 14-page ebook explains the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz in an easy-to-understand way. It separates this epic love story into "scenes," covering each portion of the story's significance.
•Includes the Historical Background of the Book of Ruth Discover how politics, economics, and geography affected these Bible people. Why did Naomi's husband move to Moab in the first place? Why didn't the Israelites get along with the Moabites? And more.
•Explains the Significance of the Cultural Customs Mentioned within the Book of Ruth. The book of Ruth is packed with cultural traditions that enrich the meaning of the story. This Ruth Bible study explains these important cultural practices and shows their significance. For example—
• Naomi had a social status lower than a slave once her husband and sons died.
• Ruth took home more than 10 times the average salary of harvesters when she worked in Boaz's field.
• When Ruth asked Boaz to "spread the corner of [his] garment" over her, she is asking him to make a symbolic gesture for marriage. (Plus, you will find out how this particular act relates to our covenant in Christ.)
•Gives the Meaning of Key Names and Phrases Find out the Hebrew meaning of key names, words, and phrases, and how they relate to the bigger story of God's faithfulness. For example—
• Naomi [which means "pleasant"] changes her name to "Mara" [which means bitter.]
• Both Boaz and Ruth are praised for showing "Hesed," a type of love that suggests taking loyalty, commitment, and compassion a step beyond what is simply required.
•Emphasizes God's Continual Faithfulness In the story of Ruth we encounter loss, suffering, disappointment, uncertainty and bitterness. But we also find good news; we find love, commitment, perseverance, hope, and God's powerful guidance in the midst of trials. Even though Ruth wasn't an Israelite, she was called by God to something much greater than anyone expected: She is one of only five women listed as an ancestor of Jesus Christ. Her story is a reminder to us all of God's unfailing love and faithfulness.
This Ruth Bible study tackles issues we all face today, making it perfect for a women's Bible study group, for anyone who wants to learn more about the women of the Old Testament, or for anyone needing a fresh reminder of God's enduring love and guidance.
Everyone is looking for that edge, the key that will unlock success in life and ministry. The "edge" is Christ and he has given us keys that will open doors to divine encounters and strategies leading to successful leadership. Amply supported by Scripture and lessons from other successful leaders, this book closely outlines what it takes to be a successful leader in a lukewarm, confused, compromising, religious atmosphere. It defines the functions and responsibilities of leadership teams and offers insight into different leadership styles, as well as the unique temptations and challenges that face a ministry leader.
Leaders will discover how Scriptures establish the necessity of God as the head of church government. They will learn how to choose qualified leaders and learn practical ways to train them. Life-Changing Leadership will help strengthen leaders and give them strategies for building and motivating teams by setting and executing team goals that support creativity and faithfulness.
This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London. Described by Shamdasani as "the theology behind The Red Book," Answer to Job examines the symbolic role that theological concepts play in an individual's psychic life.
Inheriting and expanding a magnificent kingdom from his father, King David, Solomon, attained both spiritual and material wealth, confounding his enemies and thrilling his own people. The Bible claims there will never be another like him. His legacy includes three canonical works that flowed from God to his pen - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.
Strangely, these three books are rarely examined by modern scholars, but longtime author and defender of the faith, the late Henry Morris, provided an invaluable commentary. His examination of Solomon's life, and the insights into the writings themselves, give the Bible student a worthy tour through the life of a most remarkable man.
240 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 • Trade paper