Francis Shaeffer had been serving as a pastor for over a decade when he began to wonder if Christianity really made a difference in people’s lives. True Spirituality, a twentieth-century spiritual classic, outlines the result of his effort to “start at the beginning” and re-examine his faith. The book is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. Includes a foreword by Chuck Colson and an introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute.
'Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues' is a revision guide for GCSE religious studies AQA B. The checklists at the end of the chapter highlight areas that need more revision, as well as helping students plan their work.
Many of the problems the church in Corinth experienced would have been immediately obvious the casual attendee. The church was divided; people behaved in selfish, unloving ways; some denied fundamental doctrines; the church tolerated gross immorality; worship services were disorderly. The church leadership seemed to have abdicated responsibility. The Corinthian believers had lost sight of the focus of the gospel: love God and love one another. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul counsels the church to let love and godliness have first place in their assemblies. As we study this course on 1 Corinthians, we will apply his teaching and counsel to our own lives and the church today. Through your study of this course, we pray that you will:Understand the core issues that led to disunity in the early Corinthian church and that are present in many churches todayExplain Paul's resolutions to issues he encountered and see his purpose in writing the letterBe able to identify the difference in wisdom of man and wisdom of God and how it applies to discernment of false teachingsDevelop an understanding of "freedom in Christ" and the importance of exercising those freedoms in love for your fellow brotherRecognize that the struggles that took place in ancient Corinth also take place in many churches todayObtain practical ways to apply Paul's teachings to your own life and in your church today Are you ready to begin your study of 1 Corinthians? This course will guide you through the precious writings of one of the great apostles, address heart issues, and point out the path to true, God-honoring freedom.
Based on the biblical model for Christianity, Living on the Edge challenges readers to experience Christianity the way God intended and provides an actual profile of a disciple of Jesus Christ that is relational, grace-based, faith-focused, practical, and measureable. A launching pad for a journey toward becoming a Christian who lives like Christ, this book provides questions and resources at the end of each chapter, as well as directions to continue on your journey through an interactive Web site, where the reader will discover clear spiritual pathways and personal coaching to make it over barriers.
The church today faces challenges on every front. Christians are captivated by consumerism, seduced by celebrity, distracted by technology and overwhelmed by media. Religious and secular rivals are increasingly prominent, vying for our allegiance and worship. What does authentic Christian spirituality look like in such an era? Vaughan Roberts finds direction for today's church in Paul's prophetic letter of 1 Corinthians. Ancient Corinth was a similarly confusing cultural landscape, and the Corinthian church likewise struggled to remain true to Christ in a world of many idols. Paul's vision is clear--Christians must choose certain things and not others. We must focus on the cross of Christ, not on human wisdom. Our leaders should be faithful, not flashy. And in contrast to lives of moral permissiveness, we must live lives of holiness and love. Following the way of Christ may look like foolishness to the world, but therein is the path of true wisdom. With a Bible study in each chapter, this book will help you choose the true spirituality of the gospel of Christ, and become the authentic church God intends you to be.