"I've been asked why God me gave this book to write. Just like the scriptures were given to the apostles by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to edify the body of Christ, God gave me this book by the same inspiration. God has revealed to me secret things concerning the scriptures and events that have happened before this creation." The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; the wise shall understand but the wicked shall not understand. HIDDEN PIECES BUT NOW REVEALED - If you would only open the book and see!!
Adversity attacks our minds and our bodies. Trouble sends people to their knees in prayer. We approach God expecting quick and instant relief from our pain. When that relief doesn’t come immediately, or our circumstances do not change the way we think they should change, we may be quick to give up praying. We may go through the motions, but our soul languishes with defeat. It seems like the adversity will overtake us and God has not answered. So, why and how do you keep praying when you want to give up? National best-selling author Dean will help feed your determination to Live a Praying Life(TM) in Adversity in the empowering new study that focuses on prayer and the fatigue that adversity can bring. Filled with biblical truths, principles, and encouraging words, this short study will look specifically at prayer’s purpose, process, promise, and practice with a focus for application in the life of those suffering. This content delivers tangible understanding for how to pray when you want to give up.
Featuring Scripture passages and practical exercises, this guide to the true meaning of faith teaches Christian believers how to take a daily walk with God and revel in His power, His truth, and His divine love. 17,500 first printing.
New Studies in Dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian doctrine for the sake of contemporary theological renewal. Following in the tradition of G. C. Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics, this series will provide thoughtful, concise, and readable treatments of major theological topics, expressing the biblical, creedal, and confessional shape of Christian doctrine for a contemporary evangelical audience. The editors and contributors share a common conviction that the way forward in constructive systematic theology lies in building upon the foundations laid in the church’s historic understanding of the Word of God as professed in its creeds, councils, and confessions, and by its most trusted teachers.
This ESBT volume addresses core questions about spiritual identity, examining the nature of the people of God from Genesis to Revelation through the lens of being created and formed in God's image. Benjamin Gladd argues that living out God's image means serving as prophets, priests, and kings, and he explains how God's people function in these roles throughout Scripture.
Getting a glimpse into the future is always intriguing, especially when that glimpse comes from God’s Word. But let’s face it, the book of Revelation has some pretty weird stuff in it: seven-headed beasts, locusts with gold crowns, a city coming down from the sky. What does it all mean, and how does it help you in your Christian faith? This lighthearted yet accurate guide to the last book of the Bible will help you overcome the confusion. Engaging and user-friendly, The Book of Revelation for Blockheads helps you: • Understand the message of this often misunderstood book chapter by chapter • Discover what Revelation says about how end-time events will unfold • Make sense of all the symbolism • See how Revelation relates to other parts of the Bible • Learn how others interpret controversial parts • Worship God with a new vision of his glory and ultimate triumph, and of what that means for you
A Pastoral Reflection on the Struggle with "Unanswered" Prayer
Author: Roger Philip Abbott
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
According to the Bible, the God of Christianity has a reputation for answering prayer. However, many Christians have been sometimes severely tempted to think they have been sold short as they have found themselves in some crisis and have cried out to God in all sincerity, and found that he has been "out." From years of pastoral experience in addressing crises, and after having to face crises in his own experience, Roger Abbott attempts to help Christians who are struggling with what seem to be very real instances of God not answering their heartfelt prayers. There are many books about prayer, but there are not many that attempt to face the huge struggles with prayer that pray-ers can face. This book, while refusing to shirk those struggles and the debilitating emotional impact they can have, also attempts to navigate those emotional struggles with the use of a practical theology. Some Christians think, other Christians pray. Hello? Is Anyone There? combines a passion for thoughtful theology and a passion for prayer, out of a passion for a relationship with God in Christ.
Paul said to examine yourselves, whether ye be in faith, and prove your ownselves. Know ye not your ownselves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? The Great Commission command us to extend God's kingdom to all people. Believers should clothe themselves with Christlike characteristics such as truth, righteousness and peace. Communication with the Lord effectually convinces and humbles a saint, and makes him glad to part with his most beloved sins. We throw ourselves on God's mercy, knowing that unendurable suffering comes with a sense of God's absense.
In the year 2017 most of mankind has become complacent and reckless, depending mainly on logic and finite wisdom. Psalmulus Grey, an emotionally scarred, fifteen-year-old participant of this world order, lives within its guidelines until one night when an angel of God appears before him and makes it clear that he is one of the Fathers chosen. Meanwhile a much more sinister plan is unfolding within the city of Neo Creek between Maxwell Steeleworthy, a wealthy capitalist, and Zegudalia, a demonic being from the Abyss. In an epic battle of divined proportions, Psalmulus manifests vast supernatural abilities as he struggles with the decision to fulfill Gods will for his life and become a Guardian of Light or succumb to his own vengeful desires. Many forces from the side of light as well as darkness rise to the occasion to see their goals met as Psalmulus is forced to do battle with humans and demons alike, but most of all--himself.