Description : The goal of this devotional workbook is to help you discover that true character is only found and developed in an eternal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ thus becoming a person of character. If someone asked, 'Who are you?' How would you answer? One soon discovers that fulfillment in life does not come with materialist possessions. We do not define who we are by the abundance of our possessions but by the personal character we model. Destination Character; The Process of God's Transforming Grace assists a person in understanding how his or her present belief (value) system defines the character that is being exemplified.
Description : Five volumes on sanctification published under one cover, presenting biblical foundations and keys to spiritual growth in Christ. It includes 'Abide Above', 'The Green Letters', 'The Ground of Growth', 'The Principle of Position', and 'The Reckoning That Counts'.
Description : The gospel is often presented as little more than a "get out of hell free" pass. But is that all there is to it? What made it so compelling that the Apostle Paul would give up everything, enduring hardships and deprivation to preach good news? David deSilva argues that some Christians have unintentionally reduced the gospel to a message Paul would hardly recognize. The "gift of righteousness" is far richer than many of us have dared to imagine! In Transformation: The Heart of Paul's Gospel, deSilva examines the gospel message as presented in Paul's letters. He demonstrates that Paul had nothing less than in mind than the means to transform and renew all of creation--including ourselves. Prepare to let Paul's message of change and renewal transform your own thinking.
Description : If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.” Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same. No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.
Description : Have you ever asked yourself what God's plan is for your life? Brian Gingles explores the extraordinary claims the Bible makes, about the wonderful "poem" God wants to fashion out of your life, if you are willing to cooperate with Him. Transformed encourages you to discover how this can happen. It also seeks biblical answers to questions such as: What was God's original intention for humanity? Did the fall of mankind destroy that plan? How can God heal our emotions and renew our minds? What are some of the key "big, dangerous ideas" that currently oppose biblical teaching? What part do tests, trials, and suffering play in our lives? What about the mystery of death? What is God's ultimate plan for you? Becoming a better, more purposeful, and focused individual is possible, with the help of the Holy Spirit. God has a much more exciting ambition for you than you might have fully realised. He wants to make you like Christ. Learn what the Bible has to say about God's extraordinary love for mankind and His wonderful grace in taking the unpromising chrysalises of our lives, to transform them into something free, clean, and beautiful in His eyes. Is it possible that God can change you 'from one degree of glory to another'? Discussion questions at the end of Transformed offer the opportunity for further study. We will also see that God's plans for us do not end with the death of our mortal bodies. See how we will be changed forever when Christ returns!
Description : Now, on the eve of the twenty-first century, United Methodists in the Wesleyan tradition face new challenges. Do the forms in which the church shaped itself for mission and ministry in the present century show promise for the next one? Are there voices within the church that need to be heard, perhaps for the first time? Will the spiritual, human, and material resources within the denomination be adequate to the task? The collection of essays in this volume offers a candid description of the United Methodists in American culture today, as well as a frank reassessment of the way the church recalls its history. Together, the essays present a perspective on reforming the denomination's internal order and external outreach, with faithfulness to its heritage while following its summons to holiness and service.
Description : These Three reclaims the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love from a Protestant, scriptural perspective. Robinson surveys the current state of the church and the decline of morality and civility in American society; explores the history of the virtues from Greek thought through Aquinas; and focuses on the three virtues in order to conclude that contemporary churches must reclaim and teach the interrelationship of the virtues as our lifelines to God and the good life.
Description : "Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the Lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it isn't just holding up your hand or walking down an aisle and saying, 'I love Jesus.'" ?John MacArthur Best-selling author and pastor John MacArthur brings his deep knowledge of Scripture to this foundational subject. Step by step, he walks through the impact of God's sovereignty, our submission, the characteristics of holy living, and our assurance of salvation. MacArthur makes the case that the Christian life is full and rich?but not easy. It requires sacrifice, perseverance, and transformation in the ongoing process of becoming more like Christ. And it is absolutely worth the cost. The Truth About Series For decades, MacArthur has encouraged countless Christians to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and a greater respect for God's truth. In The Truth About Series, he now gathers his landmark teachings about core aspects of the Christian faith in one place. These powerful books are designed to give readers a focused experience that centers on God's character and how it applies to their daily walk of faith.