Creation Fall And The Hope Of Redemption

Author by : Bill Randles
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Description : Creation, Fall and Redemption is a verse-by-verse commentary of the foundational book of the Bible, Genesis 111. Pastor Bill takes the reader through a devotional and informative tour of the Creation, fall of man, Cain and Abel, the creation of the first city, the development of civilization, the conditions leading to the flood, and the Tower of Babel, and the division of humanity. This book shows us that not only are the early chapters of Genesis about our beginnings but they also foreshadow the end times and final judgments of the Lord upon this earth. But the book is also a testament to the salvation of God, right from the beginning, through the seed of the woman promise, which is the key to unlocking all of the Book of Genesis.


Creation Fall And The Hope Of Redemption

Author by : Bill a. Randles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Believers in Grace Fellowship
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Description : Creation, Fall and The Hope of Redemption is a verse by verse teaching of the book of Genesis 1-11, written in a readable style. Pastor shows how this foundational book of scripture is structured by the Creator to show us that which God deems essential to human understanding of man's plight, and of the only salvation God has provided. Pastor Bill discusses themes such as Creation, Man and Woman, Marriage, Work, Fruitfulness and freedom, the Fall of Man, the nature of temptation, the meaning of the story of Cain and Abel, the events leading to the flood, the flood itself and the aftermath, and finally the great apostasy, i.e. the Tower of Babylon incident. Through all of these themes is woven the motif of "the seed of the woman" the Savior promised by God at the moment of the fall, Genesis 3. These themes in Genesis 1-11 not only teach us of our beginning, they also have application concerning the end, for there is s definite correlation between the books of Genesis and Revelation.Pastor Bill's burden is to show the eschatological aspects of these earliest foundational chapters of Genesis.


Creation Fall And The Hope Of Redemption

Author by : Pastor Bill Randles
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Creation,Fall and Redemption is a verse by verse commentary of the foundational book of the Bible, Genesis 1-11. Pstor Bill takes the reader through a devotional and informative tour of the Creation, Fall of man, Cain and Abel and the Creation of the first city, The development of civilization, the conditions leading to the flood, and the Tower of Babel and division of humanity. This book shows us that not only are the early chapters of Genesis about our beginnings, but they foreshadow the end times and final judgments of the LORD upon this earth. But the book is also a testament to the salvation of God, right from the beginning, through the Seed of the woman promise, which is the key to unlocking all of the Book of Genesis.


Sexuality And The Sacred

Author by : James B. Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : This volume is rooted in two convictions: first, sexuality is far more comprehensive and more fundamental to our existence than simply genital sex, and, second, sexuality is intended by God to be neither incidental nor detrimintal to our spirituality but a fully integrated and basic dimension of that spirituality. The authors address what our sexual experience reveals about God, the ways we understand the gospel, and the ways we read scripture and tradition and attempt to live faithfully.


Scripture And Counseling

Author by : Bob Kellemen
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Today we face a tremendous weakening of confidence in the Bible. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the person in the pew talking with a struggling friend at Starbucks or the small group leader who is unsure of what to say to a hurting group member. We need to regain our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life issues we face today. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence as we use it to tackle the complex issues of life. Scripture and Counseling is divided into two sections of nine chapters each: Part One helps readers to develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for “life and godliness” leading to increased confidence in God’s Word. Part Two assists readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. This section demonstrates how a firm grasp of the sufficiency of Scripture leads to increased competence in the ancient art of personally ministering God’s Word to others. Part of the Biblical Counseling Coalition series, Scripture and Counseling brings you the wisdom of twenty ministry leaders who write so you can have confidence that God’s Word is sufficient, necessary, and relevant to equip God’s people to address the complex issues of life in a broken world. It blends theological wisdom with practical expertise and is accessible to pastors, church leaders, counseling practitioners, and students, equipping them to minister the truth and power of God’s word in the context of biblical counseling, soul care, spiritual direction, pastoral care, and small group facilitation.


Unreached

Author by : Tim Chester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Inter-Varsity Press
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Description : When I became a Christian, I didn't have many Christian men to look up to. There were few who could show me what a council-estate Christian looked like.' Duncan Forbes Think of the thriving evangelical churches in your area, and the chances are that they will be in the nice areas of town and their leaders will be middle class. Unreached is about reaching deprived, urban, working-class areas, often estates or housing schemes. It offers us the combined experience of the Reaching the Unreached working group www.reachingtheunreached.org.uk, an informal network of Christian leaders from different parts of the UK. This book doesn't claim to offer the final word, but it presents us with a vision of what can be done. We pray that it will start a vital process in all our hearts and minds.


The Nature Of Creation

Author by : Mark Harris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : It is generally assumed that science and religion are at war. Many now claim that science has made religious belief redundant; others have turned to a literalist interpretation of biblical creation to reject or revise science; others try to resolve Darwin with Genesis. "The Nature of Creation" addresses this complex debate by engaging with both modern science and biblical scholarship together. Creation is central to Christian theology and the Bible, and has become the chosen battleground for scientists, atheists and creationists alike. "The Nature of Creation" presents a sustained historical investigation of what the creation texts of the Bible have to say and how this relates to modern scientific ideas of beginnings. The book aims to demonstrate what science and religion can share, and how they differ and ought to differ.


Memory And Hope

Author by : Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This book tackles the core problem of how painful historical memories between diverse religious communities continue to impact—even poison—present-day relations. Its operative notion is the healing of memory, developed by John Paul II. Chapters explore how painful memories of yesteryear can be healed and so address some of the root causes. Strategies from six different faith traditions are brought together in what is, in some ways, a cross-religious brainstorming session that identifies tools to improve present-day relations. At the other pole of the conceptual axis of this book is the notion of hope. If memory informs our past, hope sets the horizon for our future. How does the healing of memory open new horizons for the future? And what is the notion of hope in each of our traditions that could lead to a common vision of good? Between memory and hope, this book seeks to offer a vision of healing that can serve as a resource in contemporary interfaith relations. Contributors: Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Maria Reis Habito, Flora A. Keshgegian, Anantanand Rambachan, Meir Sendor, Muhammad Suheyl Umar, and Michael von Brück


Dictionary For Theological Interpretation Of The Bible

Author by : Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : For the pastor or serious layperson, the realm of biblical interpretation can be a confusing maze of personalities, communities, methods, and theories. This maze can often result in obscuring the main goal of interpreting Scripture: hearing and knowing God better. The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference tool that introduces readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It discusses these approaches and evaluates their helpfulness in enabling Christians to hear what God is saying to the church through Scripture. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, and the dictionary covers a broad range of topics with both clarity and depth.


Exodus

Author by : Zondervan,
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan Academic
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Description : A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students Praise for SGBC: "An extremely valuable and long overdue series." - Graeme Goldsworthy "It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." - John Ortberg "Pastors and lay people will welcome this new series." - Daniel I. Block


Writing In Hope And Fear

Author by : John McLaren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A compelling critical and historical account of politics in postwar Australian literary culture.


Text And Task

Author by : Michael Parsons
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Practical, scriptural, and contemporary, Text and Task is a series of essays on Scripture and mission. It aims to show the significance of reading the biblical text appropriately and with faithful engagement for our theology and missiology. A team of biblical scholars suggests ways forward in areas such as the implicit missional narrative of David and Goliath, the story of Solomon and his Temple building, the genre of lament, the explicit gracious message of the prophet Isaiah, Paul's understanding of divine call and gospel, and the place of mission as a hermeneutic for reading the Bible. Theological chapters engage the issues of the Trinity and the unevangelized, the missional dimensions of Barth's view of election, the gospel's loss of plausibility in the modern West, the place of preaching in mission, and the idea of belonging to a church community before one believes the gospel. Drawing together scholars from the fields of biblical studies, theology, sociology, and homiletics, Text and Task relates critically engaged textual reading to contemporary ongoing Christian life, thought, and mission.


God Remembers

Author by : Bill Randles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : The Prophet Zechariah lived and ministered in the time of the return of the Jewish people from the 70 year exile in Babylon. The City of Jerusalem was in ruin, the walls were destroyed and heaps of rubble, the Holy temple, which had been the only place on earth of true worship, was a burnt and empty shell. But God remembered his people and raised up Zechariah, Joshua the High Priest, and Zerubabbel a direct descendent of King David to be the Governor. Their task was to rebuild. It is in this context that Zechariah recede his prophetic words and Visions of the restoration of Jerusalem to world prominence, the restoration of the temple and of Israel as God's witness. Zechariah's visions raced further ahead also, giving specific details of the first and second coming of the Lord Jesus Himself. The current world situation is a scene straight out of Zechariah 12. Christians, Sinners, Jews and Muslims all need to be exposed to this prophecy and draw near to God by it.


Romans Hope Of The Nations

Author by : Practical Christianity Foundation
Languange : en
Publisher by : Practical Christianity Foundation
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Description : Hope of the nations The book of Romans is a masterpiece of Christian doctrine through which the apostle Paul explores many fundamentals of the Christian faith. In this letter, Paul, the servant of Jesus Christ, affirms the reality of humanity’s fallen condition and God’s divine provision for redemption. Through this letter originally addressed to the believers in ancient Rome, we today can peer into the clouded mirror of divine grace and glimpse the plan of redemption as sovereignly designed by the Master Potter through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.


Counterfeit Gospels

Author by : Trevin Wax
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : What if the biggest danger to the church of Jesus Christ is not blatant heresy, the moral failures of church leaders, persecution, the rise of Islam or the loss of our rights? What if the biggest threat is counterfeit gospels within the church, ways of thinking and speaking about the good news that lead to a gradual drift from the truth of Scripture? The gospel is like a three-legged stool. There’s the Gospel Story – the grand narrative of Scripture (Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration). Within that overarching framework, we make the Gospel Announcement about Jesus Christ (His perfect life, substitutionary death, resurrection, exaltation). The gospel announcement then births the Gospel Community: God’s church – the embodiment of the gospel, the manifestation of God’s kingdom. A counterfeit gospel is like a colony of termites, eating away at one of the legs of this stool until the whole thing topples over. This book exposes six common counterfeits (Therapeutic, Judgmentless, Moralist, Quietist, Activist, and Churchless) that would get us off track. The goal of Counterfeit Gospels is to so deepen our love for the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ that we would easily see through the many counterfeits that leave us impoverished. So come, love the gospel, recognize and overcome the counterfeits, and be empowered for ministry!


The Four Prohibitions Of Acts 15 And Their Common Background In Genesis 1 3

Author by : Elena Butova
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In the past 2000 years the followers of Jesus have been debating the standards of Christian living. Did the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 make the law obsolete? Do we need to keep the old dietary and other laws we find in the Old Testament? Modern Christianity seems to be divided between those who still believe in Ten Commandments and the so-called antinomians who believe the "new covenant" Christians no longer need them. What could look like a minor theological disagreement could have profound influence on churches in the western world, which in turn set the moral standards for the community at large. Often religious dogmas and preconceived ideas are imposed on the meaning of the biblical text. The modern seekers of truth are looking for the clear exposition of scriptures that would be unbiased and presented with scholarly integrity. This thesis is a feeble but passionate attempt to look at the statements of the apostles in Acts 15 with their own eyes. It aims at opening a new horizon of understanding how the early Christians understood and implemented their new faith, how they endeavored to build unity and good relationships between the Jewish "fathers" of the church and the converts from the Gentiles who would later become a majority in Christendom.


Where Wisdom May Be Found

Author by : Edward P. Meadors
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : All Christian colleges and universities hail the integration of faith and learning as a premier mission objective. There is less agreement as to what the integration of faith and learning should look like in pedagogical and cross-disciplinary terms. This volume proposes that faith and learning are interrelated from the start. Discovery of truth within the academic disciplines cultivates discipline-specific wisdom that both accords with all reality and complements the whole counsel of God. Where Wisdom May Be Found brings together a faculty of twenty-seven accomplished voices from across curricula to celebrate each field’s capacity for revealing wisdom from all corners of God’s creative design. In synthesis, these voices declare the depth and richness of the wisdom and knowledge of God for the educational advancement and holistic equipping of the corporate people of God. Contributing authors: Dorothy Chappell, Hadley Mitchell, Kenman Wong, Russ Howell, Mike Guebert, James Ault, Clinton Arnold, Kevin Vanhoozer, Jeffry Davis, Cameron Anderson, Jim Bradley, Derek Schuurman, Kersten Priest, Leland Ryken, David Entwhistle, Stephen Contakes, Rick Kennedy, James Spiegel, Arnold Sikkema, Tony Payne, Jeff Greenman, Dave Wolf, Nathan Thielman, Paul DeHart, Angela Konrad, Brian Brock


An Invitation To Political Thought

Author by : Kenneth Deutsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : AN INVITATION TO POLITICAL THOUGHT is a student-friendly introductory text/reader for political theory that includes a clearly guided explanation of western political thought from Plato to Nietzsche with accompanying primary sources. AN INVITATION TO POLITICAL THOUGHT thus saves the student money by uniquely combining both explanatory essays and primary sources in a single volume. Each chapter begins with an examination of the life of and legacy of an epic political thinker and then proceeds to unpack that thinker's core teaching on such enduring questions as human nature, state and society, justice, political obligation, war and peace, political education, gender and politics, rights and revolution. Other pedagogical features include case studies that relate the material to current events, questions for reflection, a list of key terms, a list of sources, and helpful websites for further reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Reason For The Hope Within

Author by : Michael J. Murray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : During the last two decades there has been a renaissance in the field of Christian philosophy. Unfortunately, most of this excellent work has not reached general readers. Reason for the Hope Within was produced specifically to make available the best of contemporary Christian philosophy in a clear, accessible -- and highly relevant -- manner. Fourteen of America's rising Christian philosophers here cover many of the traditional themes of Christian apologetics (arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the possibility of miracles) as well as topics of special relevance to today's world (Eastern religions, Christianity and science, Christianity and ethics, the existence of heaven and hell).


Creation And Redemption

Author by : John G. Gibbs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brill Archive
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Description : Based on the author's thesis, Princeton, 1966. Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-183). Problem and procedure -- The relation between creation and redemption according to modern studies of Pauline theology -- Creation and redemption according to Paul's theology -- Creation and redemption according to Paul's use of tradition -- Creation and redemption according to post -Pauline use of tradition -- The lord of creation and redemption according to Pauline theology.


Christian Apologetics

Author by : Douglas Groothuis
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Publisher by : Inter-Varsity Press
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Description : This comprehensive apologetic case for the Christian faith covers all the major arguments (such as cosmological, design, moral, religious experience arguments) and the reliability of the Old and New Testaments along with the key claims of Jesus, especially regarding the incarnation and resurrection. Current challenges to the Christian faith (such as postmodernism, Islam, the problem of evil and religious pluralism) are also covered. Includes chapters by New and Old Testament scholars Craig Blomberg and Richard Hess on the reliability of the Bible.


Exploring Christian Theology Volume 2

Author by : Nathan D. Holsteen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : The Foundations of Theology in Everyday Language Dallas Seminary professors Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel are passionate about the key doctrines of Christianity. They want readers to know why they're important and why they matter. This volume includes two parts: · From Dust to Dust: Creation, Humanity, and the Fall · Wise Unto Salvation: Gospel, Atonement, and Saving Grace The authors explore these important topics in a concise and highly readable style that makes sense--whether you're a student of the Bible, a pastor, or someone who simply wants to know God better. For each topic you'll find · An introduction, overview, and review of the key points · Several applicable Bible texts, including verses to memorize · A quick-paced history of the doctrine · Distortions to be aware of and avoid · Reading lists for further study · A glossary of theological terms "Exploring Christian Theology is a wonderful doctrinal primer that teaches theology in a way that will engage you and cause you to reflect. . . . A great way to get acquainted with key biblical theological themes."--Darrell Bock, Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary


The Good The True The Beautiful

Author by : Mark J. Boone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Dr. David K. Naugle is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the area of Christian worldview formation. As Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Dallas Baptist University, he has drawn accolades and admiration. This collection in his honor demonstrates that intellectual pursuits are inherently spiritual, that no area of life is separate from the lordship of Christ, and that true Christian faith is in fact the deep fulfillment of the human experience. On topics ranging from linguistics to gardening and everything in between, these essays represent the depth and breadth of the idea that all goodness is God’s goodness, all truth is God’s truth, and all beauty is God’s beauty.


Death And The Afterlife

Author by : Robert A. Morey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faith Defenders
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Description : A valuable reference work on a subject largely ignored by the Church in recent years.


Moving On In Ministry

Author by : Tim Ling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canterbury Press
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Description : While the Church of England provides practical resources for clergy as they make changes in their ‘careers’, very little theological reflection has been done around this subject. Not all change is welcome and driving factors differ from those in secular employment. This important volume explores key questions to consider at points of transition.