The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Jeremy Myers
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Publisher by : Redeeming Press
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Description : What if true church growth begins by allowing the church to die? In The Death and Resurrection of the Church, Jeremy Myers proposes that most modern church growth practices are built on faulty premises. Some of these are even rooted in the false promises that Satan offered to Jesus in the wilderness temptations. If we want the church to grow and thrive, it first needs to die to these false promises. The church must stop striving after strength, power, fame, riches, and glory, and instead follow Jesus into death. Only then will we become the church that Jesus wants. Since there can be no resurrection without death, the church must die so that it can rise again. This revised and updated book now includes discussion questions, perfect for a small group setting. Books in the “Close Your Church for Good” series: Preface: Skeleton Church Volume 1: The Death and Resurrection of the Church Volume 2: Put Service Back into the Church Service Volume 3: Dying to Religion and Empire Volume 4: Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, & Bricks Volume 5: Cruciform Pastoral Leadership


The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Rustin E. Brian
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The church as we know it in North America is dying. Statistics make this overwhelmingly clear. And yet, despite this observation, the church remains a resurrection people. How might these seemingly contradictory observations hold true? Taking a cue from Romans 5, Rustin Brian suggests that resurrection necessarily implies death. The church is called to follow Christ. This is a call to come and die. The Christian affirmation is that death is not truly the end, though, but rather the beginning of new and unending life in him. And so the first statement must be tempered by stating that the church is going through death on the way to resurrection. This book is truly one of two halves, then. The first half examines the present death of the church. The second half examines the possibility of resurrection for the church. Throughout, key factors for decline are considered, such as: poor and destructive evangelistic practices, civil religion, moral therapeutic deism, and consumerism. In the end, Brian suggests that the church embrace its peculiarity--the things that make us, dare it be said, a religion. As we embrace our strange beliefs, therefore, and discontinue our obsession with growth and relevance, we just might discover the possibility for renewed and resurrected faith amidst the death that we are experiencing.


The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Rustin E. Brian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The church as we know it in North America is dying. Statistics make this overwhelmingly clear. And yet, despite this observation, the church remains a resurrection people. How might these seemingly contradictory observations hold true? Taking a cue from Romans 5, Rustin Brian suggests that resurrection necessarily implies death. The church is called to follow Christ. This is a call to come and die. The Christian affirmation is that death is not truly the end, though, but rather the beginning of new and unending life in him. And so the first statement must be tempered by stating that the church is going through death on the way to resurrection. This book is truly one of two halves, then. The first half examines the present death of the church. The second half examines the possibility of resurrection for the church. Throughout, key factors for decline are considered, such as: poor and destructive evangelistic practices, civil religion, moral therapeutic deism, and consumerism. In the end, Brian suggests that the church embrace its peculiarity—the things that make us, dare it be said, a religion. As we embrace our strange beliefs, therefore, and discontinue our obsession with growth and relevance, we just might discover the possibility for renewed and resurrected faith amidst the death that we are experiencing.


Revival

Author by : Paul P J Sheppy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This title was first published in 2003: Death Liturgy and Ritual is a two-volume study of Christian funerary theology and practice, presenting an invaluable account of funeral rites and the central issues involved for compilers and users. Paul Sheppy writes from direct experience of conducting funerals and of drafting liturgical resources for others. In Volume I: A Pastoral and Liturgical Theology, Sheppy argues that the Church ought to construct its theological agenda in dialogue with other fields of study. He proposes a Christian statement about death that finds its basis in the Paschal Mystery, since human death must be explained by reference to Jesus' death, descent to the dead, and resurrection. Using the three phases of van Gennep's theory of rites of passage, the author shows how the Easter triduum may be seen as normative for Christian liturgies of death. The companion volume, Volume II: A Commentary on Liturgical Texts, reviews a wide range of current Christian funeral rites and examines how they reflect both the Church's concern for the death and resurrection of Christ and the contemporary secular demand for funerals which celebrate the life of the deceased.


The Death And Resurrection Of The West Foretold In Prophecy Secrets In Biblical Symbols Book 1

Author by : Ralph T. Kenney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : The Bible’s pattern of symbols tells us that Christianity has died through our own faithlessness—but God wanted the age of the church to end. The same prophecies reveal that Christianity and the West will soon rise from spiritual death, without the church, in new people who were formerly unbelievers. The Death and Resurrection of the West investigates biblical symbolism to discover a new message specifically for our time—which the church has not explained. This new message is meant for unbelievers or unchurched Christians who will be empowered by God to build a higher, fairer civilization—and soon! Author Ralph T. Kenney explains how we can see this acted out by many of the Bible’s colorful heroes, like Elijah, Mary Magdalene, Deborah, Samson, and Jesus. And he also shows how the Bible reveals changing roles for women and the way to a better a life on the earth, with a new kind of Christian leading the construction of a new society.


Captivated

Author by : Thabiti M. Anyabwile
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Bible implores us to take a long look at Jesus, forcefully beckoning us to "come and see" through profound questions connected with Jesus' death and resurrection. These questions drive us to consider not just the events themselves but also their meaning as we take a long look beneath the surface and find more of the never-ending treasures of Christ. In Captivated, Thabiti Anyabwile invites you to set aside your early lessons on politeness and stare (yes, do stare) into the mystery of the cross and empty tomb. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Is There No Other Way? (Matthew 26:42) 2. Why Have You Forsaken Me? (Matthew 27:45-46) 3. Where, O Death, Is Your Victory? (1 Corinthians 15:55) 4. Why Do You Look for the Living among the Dead? (Luke 24:5) 5. Do You Know These Things? (Luke 24:17) "This little book is a wonderful guide for those who would like to 'stare' for a while at the meaning of Christ's suff ering and resurrection for His people. It is a great resource both for new believers wanting to learn more about the crucifixion as well as long-time saints who want a fresh perspective on familiar events. Be prepared to understand your Bible better and love Jesus more after reading Captivated!" Mike McKinley, senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church, Sterling, Virginia, and author of Passion: How Christ's Final Day Changes Your Every Day


Evidence For The Resurrection

Author by : Josh McDowell
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : When Jesus died on the cross, it seemed that all had been lost. Death had won. But after three days in a rich man's tomb, Jesus appeared...alive! The news was so shocking that his followers refused to believe it until they saw him with their own eyes and touched his wounds with their own hands. Then Jesus made an amazing claim: In the future, they too would have resurrected bodies like his, bodies that would never deteriorate, age, or perish. They would have new life without death or pain in the presence of a loving God forever. But can we really believe His promise? For that matter, can we really believe that the promise was made by a man who rose from the dead? In this fascinating look at the claims of the Gospel writers and 2,000 years of believing Christians, bestselling author Josh McDowell and his son Sean examine the compelling evidence and conclude that Jesus Christ conquered death and the grave. In clear, concise, and accessible chapters, Josh and Sean present the facts about the resurrection and what it means for readers today.


Death Liturgy And Ritual

Author by : Paul P. J. Sheppy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Christian Church continues to minister to the dying and the bereaved. However, it does so in a rapidly changing world. The traditional understandings of death and life after death are challenged by the disciplines of medicine, the law, philosophy, psychology and anthropology. This two-volume study of Christian funerary theology and practice is written from the author's direct experience of conducting funerals and of drafting liturgical resources for others. In Volume I, Dr Sheppy argues that the Church ought to construct its theological agenda in dialogue with other fields of study. He argues for a Christian statement about death that finds its basis in the Paschal Mystery, since human death must be explained by reference to Jesus' death, descent to the dead, and resurrection. Volume II reviews a wide range of current Christian funeral rites and examines how they reflect both the Church's concern for the death and resurrection of Christ and the contemporary secular demand for funerals which celebrate the life of the deceased.


The Resurrected Ones

Author by : Richard K. Thomas Ed.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : The Resurrected Ones A story of an ancient community of saints who crossed the bridge of death twice The account you are about to read, is a story of the great providences of God. "Providence" is an interesting word. According to the Oxford University Dictionary, it means "The protective care of God." This is a story that concerns aspects of God's divine resources and of His protective care. Remember, God's resources are limitless, so anything is possible! The Scriptures tell us that there were certain saints who were resurrected from their graves, following the crucifixion of Christ. Is this strange or what? To say the least, this is a very unique and unusual event! There is nothing else like it, anywhere in the Scriptures. No specific explanations are given. The Bible says MANY came forth from their graves and were recognized by their friends when they returned to Jerusalem. What could be the reason many saints were brought forth from their graves? What could be the role and purpose of these special RESURRECTED ONES, in the Kingdom of God? After all, they have been amongst us now for over 2,000 years! There must be a reason why they are here. I have thought about this for some time now. Here is what I have concluded. First, I believe their role has been that of witnesses. "Ye shall be My witnesses." Second, I believe their role has been to provide providential care. Hopefully, this narrative will expand your concepts of the greatness of the divine resources that our gracious Creator uses, to bring about His plans and purposes in this man-made world of chaos and confusion. To say the least, I think your imagination will be challenged as you read the adventures of The Resurrected Ones!


Death And Resurrection

Author by : Kenneth Allan Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Just Restoration Online
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Description : “We are going to look at the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, and the makeup of man: body, soul and spirit. What happens to the three parts of our being when we die; and what happens when we are raised from the dead.” Author, Teacher and Prophet: Kenneth Allan Clark translates Greek and Hebrew texts into their original meanings, unlocking important understandings lost in the English translation of popular Bibles today. Death and Resurrection is the first part of Kenneth Allan Clark’s original book - Death, Resurrection and The Last 10 1/2 Years Before The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ. The Last 10 1/2 Years, is the second. The two parts have been separated to bring you this stand alone publication; Death and Resurrection. www.justrest.online


Death And Resurrection In Art

Author by : Enrico De Pascale
Languange : en
Publisher by : Getty Publications
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Description : "This book will examine the iconography of death as well as that of its symbolic opposite - resurrection and rebirth."-Introduction.


Love Unknown

Author by : John Barton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In twelve meditations on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, John Barton demonstrates that Jesus was a free and willing embodiment of God's love. Playing off a popular English hymn entitled "Love Unknown," Barton presents a very human picture of Jesus.


The Death And Resurrection Of The Episcopal Church

Author by : Caswell Cooke Jr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Description : In an era where churches in America are in decline, this book offers a clear path and hope for the future. using the Episcopal Church as an example of a Mainline Protestant Domination that has faced a half century of steep decline, the author shows where the church has gone astray, what has contributed to the continued losses, a strong critique of the leadership as well as a way for the people to take back their church and grow it. This book is a must have for anyone who truly cares about the future of American Protestant Churches especially the Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches, who all face the exact same fate. Delving into how to compete for peoples attention in the modern age, how to modernize your parish, reach out to those who have left and attract new members, this is a "how to" for congregational growth. This compelling narrative tackles the modern day issues that divide our country: conservative vs liberal, race issues, sexuality and other third rail controversies that have torn apart the church. Most importantly the book offers real solutions for how the church should deal with them so as to be a big tent for all people. In addition to the "how to" nature of this book, the author travels to and examines many parishes in the Episcopal Church from the largest in the denomination, St. Martin's Houston, home of the Bush family to St. Bart's on Park Ave in New York City. With interviews ranging from Fox News personality Tucker Carlson to Telemundo's Fr. Alberto Cutie of Florida, this book examines all angles. Brutally honest, insightful and reflective, this book will be a quick read and easy to implement in your own parish. Nothing coming from the leadership of any of these denominations has worked, so if you care about the future of Mainline Protestants and especially The Episcopal Church, then this is for you! Caswell Cooke is not a priest or minister, never went to seminary and holds no theological degrees. This is a grass roots way to make a difference and get results. The future might just be a little brighter with The Death and Resurrection of The Episcopal Church: How to Save a Church in Decline.


Death And Resurrection

Author by : Elijah Lovejoy
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Death & Resurrection: Exploring the Mysteries of Suffering & Hope is about the death and resurrection of Jesus lived out rhythmically in the lives of his followers. Sometimes Jesus' followers are in the rhythm of death. Sometimes they are in the rhythm of resurrection. A painful divorce, lost friendship, unrealized dream, failed business and besetting sin are not badges of shame or reminders of weakness. They are all opportunities to participate in the power of Jesus' death and resurrection at work in our bodies (2 Corinthians 4:10). The problem many Christians face is viewing Jesus' death and resurrection as one time, book end events at the beginning and end of the Christian life. Jesus' death begins the Christian life through the forgiveness of sins. Jesus' resurrection ends the Christian life resulting in resurrection from the dead for all people. It is true, death and resurrection are one time events for Jesus. They are not one time events for Christians. Death and resurrection form the rhythm of the Christian life, just as breathing and a beating heart form the rhythm of bodily life. When Christians embrace the rhythm of dying and rising with Jesus, they will find far greater power, comfort, peace and life in all circumstances.


A Body Knows

Author by : Melanie A. May
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : "(A) deeply personal meditation on death and resurrection... (A)n excellent example of how to practice a "theopoetics" of resurrection."


The Man Who Died For Me

Author by : Herbert Lockyer
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Raised With Christ

Author by : Adrian Warnock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crossway
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Description : Jesus truly is alive today. But compared to his atoning death, Jesus' resurrection sparks relatively little discussion in the church. Inadvertently,we can become so focused on the good news that Christ died for our sins, that we almost forget he was "raised for our justification" (Romans 4:25). In Raised with Christ, author Adrian Warnock exhorts Christians not to neglect the resurrection in their teaching and experience. Warnock takes his cue from Acts, where every recorded sermon focuses on Jesus' resurrection. He stresses that Christians who faithfully proclaim both the death and the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and live out the implications of that message in vibrant,grace-filled churches, will be enabled to reach a world that lives in death's dark shadow. The power of the risen Christ is active in every true Christian, transforming our lives. Raised with Christ will help you discover afresh the massive implications of the empty tomb. Jesus' resurrection really has changed everything.


Surprised By Hope

Author by : N. T. Wright
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.


The Story Of You

Author by : S.E. Hicko
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : The Story of You is about the certainty of God’s ridiculous love for you, as presented in scripture. For years, society and church institutions have misrepresented and marred the character of God and His son, Jesus Christ by teaching disgusting lies about eternal hell and a failed plan. The bible says that it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to investigate a matter. The reader must be willing to dig below the surface on his or her own to investigate the truth. This book is only meant to open your eyes to the scriptures that clearly teach that God, through Christ Jesus, will save every man, woman and child that has ever walked the face of this Earth. The Almighty God has planned each and every step that you will take and it ends with you enjoying everlasting life with Him. This is your story and everyone else’s; that no one, not one person that has ever lived will be separated from God for eternity but all will be filled with God’s glory through the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. The picture on this back cover is the eternal hell that Jesus spoke of. It is the Valley of Gehenna and you can visit it today if you want to take a trip to Israel. Jesus never taught and neither does any scripture in the bible teach of a place of eternal torment. Christ Jesus will fill every human with God’s glory and all will be with Him in the end.


People Who Met Jesus

Author by : Ronald J. Lavin
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Publisher by : CSS Publishing
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Description : People Who Met Jesus is a book that will command the undivided attention of readers who yearn to know more of the significance of their relationship to the risen Lord. By delving in depth into the words and experiences of both well-known and cameo biblical characters, readers will come to a greater appreciation of the life-pervading influence of their relationship to the living Lord. (from the Introduction) Reuben T. Swanson Former Secretary Evangelical Lutheran Church in America In the latest installment of his popular series examining the basics of the Christian faith, Ron Lavin takes another look at the final days of Jesus' life on earth through the eyes of the people whose lives were changed by their encounters with the Lord. Lavin examines their stories, both familiar and little-known, and highlights how their experiences intersect our lives. By telling the story of Jesus, they point us toward God. People Who Met Jesus is an ideal Lenten group study resource -- each chapter includes questions for stimulating discussion. It's also excellent for adult Sunday school or new member classes throughout the year, as well as for sermon preparation or personal meditation. Ron Lavin is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including the CSS titles Turning Griping Into Gratitude (on the Psalms) and Way To Grow (on small group dynamics). He is the former Pastor-Director of Evangelical Outreach for the Lutheran Church in America, and pastored five thriving congregations, all of which grew substantially under his leadership. Lavin is a popular speaker and church consultant on evangelism and small groups.


Death And Resurrection

Author by : Vincent Arthur Yzermans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Beyond The Passion

Author by : Stephen J. Patterson
Languange : en
Publisher by : HSRC Press
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Description : For most Christian believers, what is truly remarkable and important about Jesus is not his life, but his resurrection from the dead. They may believe that Jesus' death is significant not as the end of Jesus' life, but as the first half of the saving event that comprises the Christian gospel: the death and resurrection of Jesus. For Christians, this great divine cosmic event, around which all of human history pivots, is what saves us from our sins. Apart from this, the death of Jesus would simply be the meaningless end to an interesting but insignificant life. In this lively and provocative work, Patterson reconstructs early Christian assessments of Jesus' significance and also questions basic assumptions about modern interpretations of Jesus' death. He emphasizes the importance of Jesus' life in relation to his death and resurrection. And he challenges individualistic notions of how Jesus' death relates to Christian ethics.


Death Liturgy And Ritual

Author by : Paul P. J. Sheppy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This title was first published in 2003. Death Liturgy and Ritual is a two-volume study of Christian funerary theology and practice, presenting an invaluable account of funeral rites and the central issues involved for compilers and users. Paul Sheppy writes from direct experience of conducting funerals and of drafting liturgical resources for others. In Volume I: A Pastoral and Liturgical Theology, Sheppy argues that the Church ought to construct its theological agenda in dialogue with other fields of study. He proposes a Christian statement about death that finds its basis in the Paschal Mystery, since human death must be explained by reference to Jesus' death, descent to the dead, and resurrection. Using the three phases of van Gennep's theory of rites of passage, the author shows how the Easter triduum may be seen as normative for Christian liturgies of death. The companion volume, Volume II: A Commentary on Liturgical Texts, reviews a wide range of current Christian funeral rites and examines how they reflect both the Church's concern for the death and resurrection of Christ and the contemporary secular demand for funerals which celebrate the life of the deceased.


Death And Afterlife

Author by : Terence Nichols
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brazos Press
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Description : eschatology, practical theology, and pastoral care courses as well as pastors and priests." --Book Jacket.