For too long we have given God religion instead of relationship, great music instead of surrendered worship. In the chapter “The Call to Worship Revisited,” see the difference between words on the Sunday bulletin and a mindset of total worship. In the chapter “A Praise Unlimited,” learn how to create an attitude shift when you speak out God’s praises on a regular basis.
There is a definite connection between your private praise and your public praise. It’s in Your Praise! will help you to embrace the connection.
1. God’s Majesty and My Reverence
2. God’s Fidelity and My Trust
3. God’s Purity and My Humility
4. God’s Authority and My Obedience
5. God’s Righteousness and My Work for Justice
6. God’s Graciousness and My Love of Others
Arranged as a passage-by-passage reflection on the biblical text, Joshua Called to Lead draws from several translations, choosing in each instance the one illuminating the leadership-oriented message the passage contains. The commentary also connects the Old Testament account and the Christian life: “Joshua may have doubted God’s intent at first, but He still went before Him in humility and repentance. In repentance, God gave him the answer he was looking for. The child of God’s can always find the will and purpose of God through repentance and prayer.”
Joshua Called to Lead: Pursuing Exemplary Leadership speaks to all who desire to learn about the biblical figure of Joshua, who seek deeper understandings of his faithful leadership, or who crave a model for shaping one’s own efforts to lead. If you belong to any of those groups, then Joshua Called to Lead will guide your own journey to appreciate and to pursue exemplary and faithful leadership.
Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.
Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.
Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.