The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Dallas Willard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061744743
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

The last command Jesus gave the church before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to brilliant scholar and renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission. "The word disciple occurs 269 times in the New Testament," writes Willard. "Christian is found three times and was first introduced to refer precisely to disciples of Jesus. . . . The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ. But the point is not merely verbal. What is more important is that the kind of life we see in the earliest church is that of a special type of person. All of the assurances and benefits offered to humankind in the gospel evidently presuppose such a life and do not make realistic sense apart from it. The disciple of Jesus is not the deluxe or heavy-duty model of the Christian -- especially padded, textured, streamlined, and empowered for the fast lane on the straight and narrow way. He or she stands on the pages of the New Testament as the first level of basic transportation in the Kingdom of God." Willard boldly challenges the thought that we can be Christians without being disciples, or call ourselves Christians without applying this understanding of life in the Kingdom of God to every aspect of life on earth. He calls on believers to restore what should be the heart of Christianity -- being active disciples of Jesus Christ. Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship -- an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.

The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Dallas Willard
Publsiher: Monarch Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 9780857215864
Category: Christian life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

The Great Omission is that we have made Christians, not disciples. A call to rediscover active discipleship.

The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Robertson McQuilkin
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2001-12
ISBN: 0830856757
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

Respected missions thinker Robertson McQuilkin answers the question, "How is it, with so many unreached peoples, there are so few Christians going?"

The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Jon Nelms
Publsiher: Phalanx Media Networks LLC
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-03-20
ISBN: 0983115311
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

In his book, The Great Omission, missionary Jon Nelms "tells it like it is" by exposing the failures in missions and the reasons behind them as he leads the reader to logical, Biblical, and proven solutions that, if followed, will allow this to be the first generation to fulfill the Lord's Great Commission since it was assigned some 2,000 years ago. Drawing from the personal stories gleaned from his 24 years of missionary work around the world, Jon will stir, motivate, and may even upset you. In doing so, he will challenge your conceptions and lead you to consider God's plan and methods that have been laid aside to perpetuate the unsuccessful, unbiblical methods that have handicapped missionaries for centuries. It is not likely that you can even get past the preface without your concept of missions being both challenged and changed.

The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Robert Blair
Publsiher: CSS Publishing
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0788024426
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

If Jesus were in ministry today, would he be talking about the trigger issues that seem to dominate our pulpits? Would he be marching in the streets -- either against or in favor of -- abortion, gay rights, or repealing the death penalty? Robert Blair contends that Christ would not be politically active or overtly try to influence the government. Instead, he asserts that Jesus would preach the same simple gospel that he did 2,000 years ago. In The Great Omission, Blair makes the case that today's church leadership often sends garbled signals about the church's main purpose. He believes that the primary objective for contemporary followers of Jesus should be doing what he would do -- preaching the Good News to every person on the planet. Only by doing that can we truly glorify God. This book outlines the need for our churches to return to the biblical message, and suggests the right methods to share that message.

Luke

Luke
Author: Robert A. Stein
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1993-01-15
ISBN: 1433675625
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luke Book Excerpt:

THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

Discovering the Truth About Discipleship Volume One

Discovering the Truth About Discipleship   Volume One
Author: Douglas Bennett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0557048966
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Truth About Discipleship Volume One Book Excerpt:

The Dictionary Of The Bible

The Dictionary Of The Bible
Author: John L. Mckenzie
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 976
Release: 1995-10
ISBN: 0684819139
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictionary Of The Bible Book Excerpt:

A standard reference work, providing concise descriptions of biblical characters, terms, and places, as well as pertinent illustrations and charts

The Great Omission

The Great Omission
Author: Steve Saint
Publsiher: Y W A M Pub
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781576582169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Omission Book Excerpt:

Steve Saint, son of missionary martyr Nate Saint, shares dramatic stories from his experiences with the tribe who killed his father, in this powerful call for the inclusion of indigenous believers in the Great Commission. Learn how current missions strategies have unwittingly kept millions of believers from fulfilling their roles in God's Kingdom.

Renewing the Christian Mind

Renewing the Christian Mind
Author: Dallas Willard,Gary Black, Jr.
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 0062296159
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewing the Christian Mind Book Excerpt:

From Dallas Willard, one of the most important Christian intellectuals of the twentieth century, comes a collection of readings, interviews, talks, and articles—many previously unpublished. In his groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy, The Great Omission, Knowing Christ Today, Hearing God, The Spirit of the Disciplines, The Divine Conspiracy Continued, and The Allure of Gentleness, teacher, philosopher, and spiritual guide Dallas Willard forever changed the way many Christians experience their faith. Three years after his death, the influence of this provocative Christian thinker—“a man devoted to reestablishing the exalted place moral reasoning once held in the academy” (Christianity Today) remains strong. Compiled, edited, and introduced by his friend and fellow theologian, Gary Black, Jr., Renewing the Christian Mind is a collection of essays, interviews, and articles that brilliantly encapsulate Willard’s spiritual philosophy and his contributions to theology. Renewing the Christian Mind offers insight into spiritual formation, avocation, and theology, and includes sections directed at specific audiences, from church leaders to laypeople looking for spiritual counsel and nurture. Reasoned, honest, thought- provoking, and illuminating, this important anthology is an invaluable introduction and companion to Dallas Willard’s acclaimed body of work.

Church Diversity

Church Diversity
Author: Scott Williams
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 1614580243
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Church Diversity Book Excerpt:

Diversity in the Church Matters to God The local Church is the hope of the world Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best over 45 years ago: “We must face the sad fact that at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning, when we stand to sing… we stand in the most segregated hour in America.” What an unfortunate reality that many still face today. Have you ever been asked the question, “Is your church a white church or a black church?”…No, it’s God’s Church! Church Diversity discusses topics such as: How we can begin to implement change today What key insights, strategies and practical tips can help Who are the leading voices in diversity and what can they teach the Church This resource is a tool to foster the tough conversations and encourage decision-making to change the face and heart of the Church. There is already a community out there passionate about this topic and moving the Church forward. Hundreds of them uploaded their photos and can be seen throughout the pages of this book. Their twitter names are also included so you can begin connecting with them today! WE ARE CHURCH DIVERSITY “Whatever racial woes we face in America, they cannot be dealt with by politicians or Washington D.C., but rather by the local church…help our nation navigate through this critical and much needed conversation on race.” - J.C. Watts, Jr., Former Member of Congress “…Scott Williams is ever seeking to see this gift opened and embraced. His book, like his life and ministry, is an invitation to the most rewarding of all human journeys.” - Jim Hanon, Writer/Director End of the Spear

Whole and Reconciled

Whole and Reconciled
Author: Al Tizon
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1493415522
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whole and Reconciled Book Excerpt:

The ministry of reconciliation is the new whole in holistic ministry. It must be if the Christian mission is to remain relevant in our increasingly fractured world. This book offers a fresh treatment of holistic ministry that takes the role of reconciliation seriously, rethinking the meaning of the gospel, the nature of the church, and the practice of mission in light of globalization, post-Christendom, and postcolonialism. It also includes theological and practical resources for effectively engaging in evangelism, compassion and justice, and reconciliation ministries. Includes a foreword by Ruth Padilla DeBorst and an afterword by Ronald J. Sider.

The Divine Conspiracy Continued

The Divine Conspiracy Continued
Author: Dallas Willard,Gary Black, Jr.
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 0062296116
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Conspiracy Continued Book Excerpt:

Dallas Willard, the author of the bestselling spiritual classic, The Divine Conspiracy, now fulfills his revolutionary vision of how the kingdom of God is made real on earth in this sequel, the last book he was working on before his recent death. In The Divine Conspiracy, revered Christian philosopher and scholar Dallas Willard critiqued the church's obsession with "sin management" and revolutionized our understanding of true Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote savior, waiting to welcome us into heaven after we die, Willard argued. He is a dynamic living force, a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the sacred skills God wants us to embrace, and to fulfill His son's vision when Christ declared that the "kingdom of God has come." In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.

Knowing Christ Today

Knowing Christ Today
Author: Dallas Willard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN: 006188801X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowing Christ Today Book Excerpt:

At a time when popular atheism books are talking about the irrationality of believing in God, Willard makes a rigorous intellectual case for why it makes sense to believe in God and in Jesus, the Son.

Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church
Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2014
ISBN: 143368392X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book Excerpt:

Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

The Order of the Synoptics

The Order of the Synoptics
Author: Bernard Orchard,Harold Riley
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780865542228
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Order of the Synoptics Book Excerpt:

Life Without Lack

Life Without Lack
Author: Dallas Willard
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN: 071809185X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Without Lack Book Excerpt:

Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security. Pause for a moment and ask yourself what it would be like to be completely without fear. If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. How would you go about your days differently? In Life Without Lack, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. . . . I will fear no evil.” The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible? Written with Willard’s characteristic gentle wisdom, Life Without Lack helps readers experience God’s presence, his abundant generosity, and peace and freedom from worry. Based on a series of talks by the late author and edited by his friend Larry Burtoft and by his daughter, Rebecca Willard Heatley, Life Without Lack will forever change the way you understand and apply the most well-known passage in all Scripture.

Overflowing

Overflowing
Author: J. David Bancroft
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 149087304X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overflowing Book Excerpt:

In Overflowing: Love of the Triune God as the Motive for Global Missions, missions practitioner J. David Bancroft offers a compelling call to rediscover the impact the Trinity and God-honoring affections have on our motives for participating in global missions. This book challenges fellow evangelicals to deeply reevaluate and to transform the motives we proclaim for joining God’s mission. Overflowing takes the reader on a profoundly transformational journey. Guided by the relational presence of the Holy Spirit, engaging the Scriptures as well as theologians throughout history, missions enthusiasts will explore the triune God’s overflowing love for the nations and will rediscover the heart’s cry to participate in His work.

The Allure of Gentleness

The Allure of Gentleness
Author: Dallas Willard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 0062114107
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Allure of Gentleness Book Excerpt:

The revered Christian author whose bestselling classics include The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines provides a new model for how we can present the Christian faith to others. When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives. To demonstrate Jesus’s message, we must be transformed people living out a life reflective of Jesus himself, a life of love, humility, and gentleness. This beautiful model of life—this allure of gentleness—Willard argues, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christianity, one that will convince others that there is something special about Christianity and the Jesus we follow.

Getting Started

Getting Started
Author: Felicity Dale
Publsiher: Karis Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2003-02
ISBN: 9780971804036
Category: Church development, New
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started Book Excerpt:

This practical guide will help you change the way you view church and church planting. This manual is packed with information, biblical content, case studies and insights. But most of all it contains a challenge that anyone can be involved in advancing the Kingdom of God by starting a simple church in their home. The text flows as you'd expect from a normal book. But supporting it are a host of extra quotes from others involved in church life.