"Wibberley's book puts together all of the significant aspects of spiritual life. Other books have done this, but the level of practical integration in this book succeeds where other books fail. Not just another book on spiritual life, this book contains lessons learned over a quarter century of labor for the advancement of the gospel in a difficult, unreached country. These lessons have profundity, simplicity, and applicability for everyone from seasoned pastor to new convert. Read it, digest it, and put the lessons into practice. Walking with Jesus will not be the same!" -- Publisher description.
This bestselling textbook by leading missionary scholars offers an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. It provides a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior. Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
What Can You Do When You Feel You're Just Not Good Enough? Do the voices in your head say you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough...or just not enough, period? It's time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are. Popular author and speaker Sharon Jaynes exposes the lies that keep you bogged down in shame, insecurity, and feelings of inadequacy. By recognizing the lies and replacing them with truth, you'll be able to silence the voice inside that whispers you're just not good enough accept God's grace and move past failures that have defined and confined you preload your heart with truth to fight your deepest insecurities Your confidence and faith will grow when you trade self-defeating thoughts for God's truth. Today is the day to embrace your incredible worth as a woman who is uniquely fashioned and spiritually empowered.
Living the Truth That Knowing Jesus Is Enough for Joy!
Author: S. M. Wibberley
Publisher: Edifying Services
A book to help you in the everyday battle to live out your faith. Useful for personal growth, discipleship, family/marriage, study groups and member care. Study guide questions included. The focus in on Jesus and living out of His power. The source is the Word. The goal is to please God. Updated and renamed version of "Knowing Jesus Is Enough For Joy, Period!
Living with chronic illness can make life seem like a steep mountain climb. How do you find the strength to climb on and face each day with pain and suffering? Finding Joy on the Mountain Climb is a story of encouragement and hope, enriched with scripture and prayer. Written during a chronic illness battle, Arnold-Grine shares how a deep personal relationship with God helped her take One Step at a Time. She also includes 40 days of inspirational devotions from her health blog to help find purpose, peace and comfort in the battle. Discover how God will carry you through a struggle and equip you for the climb in her testimony: Every day with chronic illness I must take up my cross and follow where God leads me up this mountain. My hand is in His - the only way I want to travel this difficult journey. It has brought me to a deeper relationship with God, and through it I wish to share my story of hope and offer encouragement to others. The focus is not on the mountain climb, but on the Lord getting me to the "summit" to praise Him and finding joy in the journey by leaning heavily on Him. Inspired by Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God," I take one step at a time with Him. It is within the battle that we find ourselves committed to what matters most. As I lean not on my own understanding, God offers peace and light to pave my pathway. He gives strength for the journey and carries me. Give me Jesus for the journey, and as I walk closely with Him, may He bless others through me. It is my prayer that this story encourages others to praise God on the mountain climb.
This book tells the compelling story of a journey into the profound depths of god’s love; of the unquenchable grace He pours into and through our lives. In March 2009, Nicola Neal moved with her family to live permanently in a nation none of them had ever visited. All she had was God’s promise: “I am taking you there to teach you how to love.” After this step of obedience followed a rollercoaster adventure of dramatic highs and crushing lows as together they confronted the most unimaginable poverty and need. Yet we read how, in the face of overwhelming circumstances and towering odds, love triumphs again and again. In this beautifully written book, Nicola shares timeless truths woven through extraordinary stories of love and grace.
"Experiencing Jesus' Joy is a book written for the man on the street who wants to know about Christ or increase his Christian faith. After reading this book, one will have a firm understanding of how God wants to fit into his life," Lin "For anyone who has ever doubted God's love and good purposes for their lives, Experiencing Jesus' Joy will help lead you to a firm commitment to the lordship of Christ and a life full of blessing and meaning to the glory of God," Kim "In his book, Experiencing Jesus' Joy, Brother James digs into Scripture to show us how to follow and live the life of Christ. The life that Christ experienced was a life of joy and gladness - in fulfilling the mission our eternal Father in heaven had given Him. Upon reading more, he shows us how we are all called to experience this same joy during our own journeys of faith. An excellent read!" KJ "Dr. Joseph's book, Experiencing Jesus' Joy, lovingly lays bare the heart of a pastor, deeply passionate about leading the lost to Jesus Christ, while encouraging believers whether new or seasoned, toward a fruitful life through meaningful application of the Holy Scriptures. This book will help many develop a deeper spiritual walk, " Dana Dr. Joseph, Brother James, earned graduate degrees from Wake Forest University, Hood Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an adjunct professor at Liberty University teaching seminary classes and an ordained pastor. His earlier book, Victory In Jesus: Being a Child of God (1997), brought good reviews from many Christian leaders of various denominations. His main passion is to see the Church Universal become more active in making God known to all as it tears down Satan's dividing walls among Christ's followers.
Wisdom for every stage of the Christian life Dr. George Sweeting has been guiding people through the Christian life for decades. In this set of books his gifts as an evangelist and Bible teacher are applied as he provides three resources for the new Christian, the growing Christian, and the Christian seeking to finish life well. How to Begin the Christian Life guides the new believer in a closer walk with Jesus by teaching spiritual disciplines and faithfulness. How to Continue the Christian Life shows Christians how to grow in faithfulness and service to Jesus and His church. How to Finish the Christian Life, co-authored with his son, Dr. Don Sweeting, encourages and teaches believers how to serve Jesus well in their later years. These three concise books comprise a wealth of teaching and encouragement for people at any stage of their Christian life, whether they are a brand new Christian or have walked with Jesus for many years.
The Truth about Tomorrow and What it Means for Today
Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Get ready for life after death. Combining three books that together have sold nearly 1 million copies, Heaven and the Afterlife gives you Erwin Lutzer’s best reflections on eternity and what it means for you today. The trilogyincludes: One Minute After You Die. A simple and moving explanation of what the Bible teaches about death, this book makes you consider a sobering truth: one minute after you die, your life will not be over. Rather, it will be just beginning—in a place of unimaginable bliss or indescribable gloom. Are you ready for that moment? How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with Godsummarizes the Bible’s teaching on salvation, answering questions like, “What role do I play in my own salvation? Can I lose my salvation if I commit a serious sin? What if I doubt that I’m saved?” Your Eternal Reward. This book explores the often-overlooked Scriptures about reward and judgment for Christians, answering questions like, “How will believers be judged? Do rewards for faithfulness vary? If heaven is perfect, why do rewards even matter?” Together these books will help you live faithfully today, readying you for that final hour when you meet your Maker.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Finding Joy in the Middle of the Unknowns A 90-Day Devotional Journal
Author: Sarah Ransom
Publisher: Elm Hill
If you find yourself struggling to fill an empty hole in your heart and life, experiencing God will forever change your life. Our society and the culture of the world is changing almost faster than we can keep up. The things of life are continually pulling our attention in numerous directions. Our time is under constant restraint, we fight to squeeze in just the few things we enjoy amidst the busy of everyday life. We have to fight for relationships with our friends, our siblings, our parents, our spouses, our children, and even our God! Our beliefs in God are questioned and doubts of God’s existence, goodness, mercy and love are constantly being thrown our way. We are scared to step out in faith because something bad might happen. It’s easier to just stay quiet and “go along with the flow”. If you have ever found yourself wondering how faith, the Bible and God directly applies to life, you are invited to come and discover just how much God cares about YOUR life. We are created for relationship. Designed to be loved. We were made for God. Knowing This is a 90-day devotional journal that will take you on an adventure of discovering God on a more personal and intimate level. Each devotional comes from my personal quiet time that I have spent with my Heavenly Father. There are some real and raw moments and deep truths that God has shown me through the last few years. Every day is designed to encourage you to go and enjoy God’s presence. Encourage you to experience Him! The daily devotionals include a passage of scripture, a personal challenge or life-lesson taught from that passage, some thought-provoking questions and a journal space to record your own journey, thoughts and experiences in your adventure to deeper intimacy with God.