Lavish Grace is a unique, nine-week study of Paul’s teachings about grace and ways he experienced God’s grace in his life. Filled with contemporary examples of grace at work, this well-written format gives you the rare opportunity to combine a character and topical study into one rich, practical approach to Scripture. Lavish Grace is the eye-opening study you need to recognize how God’s grace is being poured out on you and through you. His grace will give you reason to rejoice every day.
A Memoir of Finding Grace in Marriage through Mental Illness
Author: Samantha Cabrera
Publisher: Christian Publishing House
All Is Grace: A Memoir of Finding Grace in Marriage through Mental Illness invites you to find holy, abundant grace in your own wilderness of mental illness and to tear off the veil of lies about your suffering. As Samantha Cabrera takes you on her journey through her mental illness in marriage, she gently comforts your wandering and wondering soul to find grace in the waiting and the pain of major depressive disorder and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder; she demonstrates how God turned her broken pain into transfiguring pain. She shows you how her own unspoken pain was always—always—met with grace and through this, you may find hope for your own healing. You will find yourself meeting grace at the turning of a page and begin to wonder at the love God shows you; it was through the grace and prayers of her husband that Samantha began to see God's radical grace in her own life, and thus, was able to change because of it. Isn't this what grace does? It doesn't leave us the same. He doesn't leave us the same. Aside from journeying with Samantha through her own mental illness, she inspires readers to end the silence of mental health and to become strong advocates for their own unspoken pain. All Is Grace: A Memoir of Finding Grace in Marriage through Mental Illness will give you the hope to breathe and to know that while it may feel like you're a dried pressed flower—it takes seeing the grace of God to know you're still breathing, still alive, and still flourishing. If you suffer from any mental illness, this book will sit with you in your pain, whisper consolations to your one broken heart, and tell you that there is a holy hope that exists if you only take part in it.
The Lord’s Supper (or Eucharist) has often been a subject of intense debate in the church. What is often lost in this debate is the significance of the relationship of the Eucharist to Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, which was a Passover—or Passover-like—meal. Moreover, the Last Supper connects back to various meals in Jesus’ earthly ministry. And it looks forward to the great messianic banquet as fulfillment of Jewish expectations. In exploring these connections, this book focuses on the three motifs of “new creation,” “hospitality,” and “hope” in Christ. Most significantly, when we break the bread and drink the wine (or juice) together we are asserting the reality of the new creation in Christ, affirming God’s grace, forgiveness, and cruciform love which is to be embodied in the Christian community, and anticipating the day when God’s present and ongoing work of restoration, justice, and reconciliation will ultimately prevail. The Supper, then, is basically a condensed summary of the story of God’s plan of redemption. Hesselgrave brings together biblical, theological, ethical, and social insights in a way that deepens our understanding of the meaning and practical significance of biblical texts related to this central ordinance of the church.
The Clear Word lets the power of ancient texts come through today. As the meaning of Scripture becomes more transparent, you see more of God's grace. His love shines through even in difficult Old Testament passages. The Clear Word has renewed the devotional lives of thousands of people. Let it renew yours. Now available in the popular two-column format with the text in paragraphs.
The Clear Word lets the power of ancient texts come through today. As the meaning of Scripture becomes more transparent, you see more of Gods grace. His love shines through even in difficult Old Testament passages. The Clear Word has renewed the devotional lives of thousands of people. Let it renew yours. Now available in the popular two-column format with the text in paragraphs.
An Astonishing Study of the Parable Jesus Told to Unveil God's Grace for You
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple parable about a family . . . a father and his two sons. It was a story of rebellion, repentance, and unfathomable grace. The Parable of the Prodigal Son still stands out as a crucial lesson about our struggle with sin and dependence on divine salvation. But there is a part of this story that often goes untold. It’s a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bible’s most important stories. Using accurate and captivating historical context, John MacArthur invites you to hear the parable of the prodigal son as it was originally intended. Beautiful in their simplicity, rich in God’s forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of God’s love and the joy our repentance brings to Him. You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending you’ve never heard before.
This is a book to encourage the hearts of those suffering depression, loneliness, grief, or other sorrow. It contains key verses of scriptures on Comfort and Hope as well as our individual essential need to draw Near to God as the source of our peace. It will minister to your soul as you spend time meditating on God's Word to you and for you. You do not have to suffer alone.
Feasting on the Word has quickly become the most popular lectionary commentary series in use today. This series of daily devotionals draws from the wealth of writing in the commentaries to present inspirational reflections for each day of the lectionary year. Each day of the week contains Scripture passages for the coming Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary, excerpts from the commentaries for reflection, a response, and a prayer. Additional material is provided for each Sunday. These handsome volumes are packaged in a soft leather-like cover with rounded corners, a stamped cover, and a sewn-in ribbon to help you keep your place. Daily Feast is ideal for daily meditation, journaling, teaching, and worship preparation.