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
For Wall, the problem is spiritual because fewer go to find God in church. Why the church? Because this peculiar fellowship of saints, whose loving communion is with the risen One, has been appointed by the triune God as God's herald. With its sacred vocation, every demonstration of the church’s oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity—each eschatological mark enabled and brought to maturity by God’s grace—is the concrete means to address our theological crisis. This book will contribute to New Testament studies but also serve related discussions in theology and church history. Reframing New Testament Theology is a series that fulfills the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to central questions and themes raised by New Testament study.
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.
Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, Called to be Church explores twelve familiar stories from Acts. In addressing these stories it dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church in Acts and now again in the twenty-first century — issues of sexuality, money, exclusion, conflict in the church, pluralism, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Through it all Acts challenges the church to stay connected to its Jewish legacy and to be a people set apart.
Called to be Church will inspire those involved with the church to see themselves as part of God's story in our time.
While most scholars today interpret biblical texts in terms of their individual historical points of composition, David Nienhuis and Robert Wall argue that a theological approach to this part of Scripture is better served by attending to these texts' historical point of canonization -- those key moments in the ancient church's life when apostolic writings were grouped together to maximize the Spirit's communication of the apostolic rule of faith to believers everywhere.
Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude as Scripture is the only treatment of the Catholic Epistles that approaches these seven letters as an intentionally designed and theologically coherent canonical collection.
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.
Featuring both exegetical study and dynamic contemporary exposition, each chapter of Called to Lead first interprets the text of 1 and 2 Timothy as Scripture and then engages 1 and 2 Timothy for today's church leaders. The book covers many vexing issues faced by church leaders then and now -- such issues as the use of money, leadership succession, pastoral authority, and the role of Scripture. Through it all, Called to Lead shows how Timothy remains a text of great value for the church today
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.
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
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.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
#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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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!
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.
The Bible can be difficult to read and comprehend. Joyce has chosen the Amplified Version for her personal use because of the words added to the text to illuminate the meaning and to enhance understanding. Joyce's goal in offering this unique Bible with her notes and comments is to build sturdy bridges between the words of the Bible and your everyday life.
Joyce hopes THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE will help you apply biblical truth to your life through her contributions, which include:
Book Introductions--Joyce's thoughts on why each book is important and how it relates to practical living.
Everyday Life Articles--Highlights of Joyce's teachings to help you apply specific biblical truths to your life.
Life Points--Short quotes and comments from Joyce offering you encouragement and wisdom during challenging times.
Putting the Word to Work--Questions that enable you to evaluate your life in light of biblical truth and instruction.
Speak the Word--Verses adapted to be first-person confessions or prayers, bringing biblical promises to a new and personal level.
Joyce's no-nonsense approach to life has endeared her to millions as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Having her thoughts and teachings accessible as you study Scripture will give a new dimension to the words of life and you'll feel as though you have Joyce as your own study partner.
Features include:Sound, fresh teaching on Scripture Historical and cultural insight into biblical passages Sidebars that highlight the primary concepts of the chapter
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.
Women of the Bible: New Testament is a concise chart that profiles women whose lives were touched by Jesus, or who served the early Church. Teachers and students alike will enjoy discovering more about the women whose lives were forever changed by Jesus. These women showed great faith and human faults; they were forgiven women, friends, disciples, and leaders in the Church.
Women of the Bible: New Testament features the following women:
• Mary, Mother of Jesus
• Mary Magdalene
• Mary and Martha
• Five anonymous women that Jesus encountered -
• The woman with a flow of blood• The bent-over woman
• The forgiven woman
• The Canaanite woman
• The Samaritan woman
• Four women of the Apostolic Church—
Women of the Bible: New Testament uses a chart format to review —
• Bible references for each woman's story
• Date and location of the story
• Key events in each woman's life
• An overview of each woman's story
• Insights from the story
Women of the Bible: New Testament also provides—
• Cultural insights about the Samaritans and the Canaanites that made Jesus'encounters with the women from these places all the more powerful.
• A brief summary on the Gnostic Gospels, including the Gospel of Mary
• A definition of Gnosticism
• Information to correct the popular idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married
Here is an example from the Women of the Bible New Testament pamphlet:
• Bible references— Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40-47; John 19:25; 20:1-18
• Date and location of the story—Galilee, AD 26-30
• Key events:
• Belonged to the larger group of Jesus' disciples
• Healed of possession by seven demons
• Present at the time of Jesus' death
• First to talk to the Lord after the resurrection
• First disciple commissioned to tell about Jesus' resurrection
Women of the Bible: New Testament makes a great women's Bible study or reference.
Author: Benjamin Galan, MTS, ThM, PhD Candidate, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Bailey begins by surveying the development of allegorical, historical-eschatological, aesthetic, and existential methods of interpretation. Though figures like Julicher, Jeremias, Dodd, Jones, and Via have made important advances, Bailey sees the need to go beyond them by combining an examination of the poetic structures of the parables with a better understanding of the Oriental culture that informs the text.
Bailey's work within Middle Eastern peasant culture over the last twenty years has helped him in his attempt to determine the cultural assumptions that the teller of the parables must have made about his audience. The same values which underlay the impact of the parables in Christ's time, Bailey suggests, can be discovered today in isolated peasant communities in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Because time has made almost no impact in these cultural pockets, it is possible to discern, for example, what it meant 2,000 years ago for a friend to come calling at midnight, or for a son to ask for his inheritance prior to his father's death.
In addition to illuminating the cultural framework of the parables, Bailey offers an analysis of their literary structure, treating the parabolic section as a whole as well as its individual components. Through its combination of literary and cultural analyses, Bailey's study makes a number of profound advances in parabolic interpretation.
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 study 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 pamphlet provides insight to how the fruits of the Spirit were evident in the life of Jesus as well as what the fruit truly looks like in the lives of believers. Here is an example from the pamphlet. One of thefruit of the Spirit is love. The pamphlet defines love this way: 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 pamphlet 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 pamphlet 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.
Understanding the Beatitudes will help Christians learn how to live the "Kingdom" life. Those who follow Jesus will be inspired and challenged to live out these attributes in contrast to worldly values:
•Poor in spirit
•Purity in heart
For each Beatitude, explanation includes:
•What does it mean?
• Related Scripture
His conclusions bring out more starkly than ever the offensiveness of the Christian message: Jesus not only died an unspeakably cruel death, he underwent the most contemptible abasement that could be imagined. So repugnant was the gruesome reality, that a natural tendency prevails to blunt, remove, or deomesticate its scandalous impact. Yet any discussion of a "theology of the cross" must be preceded by adequate comprehension of both the nature and extent of this scandal.
Known for his keen insight and biblical understanding, Dr. R. T. Kendall offers an in-depth, verse-by-verse, and lay-friendly exposition of this matchless sermon. In fact, he gives the most thorough and comprehensive interpretation of this passage to date. His compelling, devotional-style writing brings the words of Jesus to life, and he shows readers how to put these teachings to work in their own lives. An unforgettable book for the lay reader and pastor alike.