Experiencing the Life and Quality of Faith Provided by Jesus Christ to Overcome Any Obstacle in Our Lives M. Alberto Zelaya Aragon. promises in our daily life. It's unfortunate that the world at large views Christianity as a failure ...
Author: M. Alberto Zelaya Aragon
It’s essential to uncover the current malady affecting the organized Christian Church today, not its structuring and not necessarily its organizational approach, but present to it His solution, which has never been hidden or even veiled in His Word, which is that we must return to the true roots of Christianity, which is founded on the individual discipleship of each member of His body, just as Jesus designed it and modeled it for us while He ministered on this earth. It passed the acid test of resiliency when it was mercilessly persecuted, as its disciples applied the principles as instituted and instructed by our Lord for all of us to display and to do. I encourage anyone to do a Bible search for the word “disciple” and “believer” and see firsthand that these words are not interchangeable or used in the same context when referring to a specific person who’s known to be committed to our Lord, versus referring to a generalization in the third person to someone or a group who’s aware about the existence of the real living God. God’s remedy it’s still available today to anyone who truly desires to attain it and can decipher that it’s only through discipleship that a true believer is infected with the enthusiasm, zeal, and eagerness in the commitment to fulfill John 8:31 and Matthew 28:19, reaching to those around them who thirst and hunger for the things of God, and in that process, experience the life He promises we can live now. It’s time to abandon, once and for all, the current practices of mass-producing “supporters,” and inscribe it into our minds that the Great Commission was not to make believers but to make disciples. The early church didn't churn out cheerleaders and advocates but bona fide disciples, taught and equipped according to Ephesians 6:10–17, who then, as members of the body of Christ, led by example, transforming them into a formidable, most powerful and effective force the Roman Empire had ever seen. Again, I want to reiterate that I am not against the church, as organized by the apostles, but want to revolutionize it, where discipleship is the top priority and purpose for its existence. I am critical of the current organized version that has taken the place of the real church, that nowadays is wasting vast resources and investing them in huge entertainment amphitheaters, and often dilute, distort, and obscure the true message and method to attain this new life established by our Lord. Unless this change happens, we can’t truly reach and change a lost world. Our Real Life in Christ seeks to help those who are experiencing that gnawing sensation that there is much more to God’s Word than what is being offered by those weekly sermons in churches today.
it's just more of the same old you. I'd much rather have the real and eternal life that Jesus promises! ... God is real for the good parts of our lives that we love and enjoy; good times with friends and family, a promotion at work.
Author: Jo Saxton
Publisher: Hachette UK
As Christians we want our relationship with God to grow, to mature. We consider things like our devotional life and spiritual formation as fundamental to our Christian faith. But then there's the rest of life - young kids or long hours at work, financial pressures, illness in the family, high points, disappointments, faith crises. We want a faith that's deep - but also a life that works.How do we get a life beyond the quiet time? In REAL GOD, REAL LIFE popular speaker Jo Saxton shows us how we can follow in Paul's footsteps and 'train ourselves to be godly'.Full of practical ideas and anecdotes, this is spiritual formation for everyone.
It's All About Him Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, ...
Author: Women Of Faith
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
"The gifts of hope in this daily devotional will guide you to give your whole heart to God, reach out to Him for help, put away sin, and refuse to entertain evil in your home."-- Introduction.
Man, it has been pointed out, possesses two very different kinds of life: his real life and the imaginary one which he lives in his own mind or in the opinion of others. We labor unceasingly to embellish and preserve our imaginary ...
Author: Raniero Cantalamessa
Publisher: Liturgical Press
In Life in Christ Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, presents a project ofre-evangelization and spiritual renewal based on St. Paul's Letter to the Romans. It is therefore neither an exegetical commentary nor a theological treatise, but goes straight to the heart of what animated the Apostle when he wrote this letter. His aim was not to give the Christians of Rome - and the Christians of later generations - a difficult text on which to exercise their critical wisdom but rather to impart a spiritual gift to them so that they would be strengthened and mutually encouraged by each other's faith. At the beginning of the third millennium a new phenomenon is spreading through the Christian Churches which can only be the work of the Holy Spirit. Up to now Christians of different denominations have proclaimed Jesus Christ mainly in competition and rivalry with one another, thus compromising our testimony in the eyes of the world. Why should we not grasp this unique occasion to start proclaiming together with brotherly love our common belief in Christ, which is far more important than what still separates us? Pope John Paul II has espoused this project and has expressed the wish that all Christians take this opportunity for fruitful cooperation in the many areas which unite us; these are unquestionably more numerous than those which divide us." Life in Christ is a contribution to the realization of this project. Father Cantalamessa has made the most of the insights and riches present in each one of the three main Christian traditions: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, avoiding those points not commonly shared by all believers in Christ, or at least by the majority of them. The Letter to the Romans lends itself to this aim because it deals with the basics of the Christian faith, leaving all the rest aside. It is the ideal basis for that "Common Witness" which is becoming more and more central to ecumenical dialogue. This is, therefore, a first and "partial" attempt to present a spirituality and a proclamation corresponding to the new grace of understanding and unity given to the Christians in the second half of this century. Chapters are "Loved by God!" "all Have Sinned," "The Righteousness of God Has Been Manifested!" "He Was Put to Death for Our Trespasses," "He Was Raised for Our Justification," "God Did Not Spare His Own Son," "Let Not Sin Reign in Your Mortal Bodies!" "The Law of the Spirit Which Gives Life," "The Spirit Intercedes for Us," "Let Love Be Sincere," "Don't Think Too Highly of Yourselves," "By One Man's Obedience," and "Let Us Put on the Armor of Light." Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, is a past professor of the history of Christian origins at the Catholic University of Milan and a member of the International Theological Commission. He is preacher to the papal household and the author of The Mystery of Pentecost, Easter in the Early Church; The Eucharist: Our Sanctification; The Mystery of God's Word; The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus; Jesus Christ, The Holy One of God; Mary, Mirror of the Church; The Mystery of Christmas; and The Mystery of Easter published by The Liturgical Press. "
Often, difficult or traumatic events convince us of viewpoints that are not really true. We begin to believe these lies and actually live our lives based on them, rather than on our identity in Christ. God means for each of us to leave ...
Author: Doug Nuenke
Publisher: Tyndale House
Making Waves paints a clear picture of what a grace-filled life is: receiving God’s goodness and passing it along to others, like a ripple that grows into a wave. Over time, this wave of grace can flow to impact families and communities, even crossing oceans and national boundaries. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, Making Waves will show you how to fully experience life by embracing the grace of God and passing along the reality of Jesus to others.
about, pay attention to, “those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” That is where your real life is going on, here and now. “Your life is hidden with Christ in God”. That is the life that really ...
Author: Simon Jones
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Gregory Dix Anglican Benedictine monk, scholar, writer and broadcaster was one of the most engaging public figures of his day. His monumental work, The Shape of the Liturgy, has remained in print for 60 years and as well as being a major historical study of the Eucharist also contains many passages that stand among the finest pieces of religious writing in English in the twentieth century.
So often Paul talks about our being in Christ, our being with him and that our deepest life is hidden with Christ in God. St. Peter says that we have become sharers of the divine nature. Our true life is the life of Christ in us.
Author: Robert Wild
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Everyone really lives in the desert of his or her own cell, his or her own soul. Today this solitary existence is heightened by the loneliness created by the modern world. Perhaps never before in the history of the world have so many people been forced to enter their personal loneliness because of circumstances. The monk enters these deserts voluntarily, whereas now the world is peopled by reluctant monks who have not chosen to be alone. Their loneliness could become communion. The key, of course, is to choose the desert. This book is an attempt to share with all desert dwellers everywhere, the committed and the reluctant, the fruits of what God has taught.
We need real leaders, real women, and men of God to stand up for righteousness and speak, walk, and live it. We are all placed on this earth for a purpose, and it's not for our own personal gain. It's to save someone else, encourage, ...
Author: Jakiya Belk
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
This is a story of redemption. When all hope was lost, I was face with life altering choices. Do I choose life or death? Is there any hope for a lost nobody such as myself? Looking up crying with a razor pressed against my wrist as my life is flashing through my mind. Is this the end or the beginning of a new life for me? As I struggle with the impulses of my emotions and my flesh and the enemy speaking to my mind, who do I turn to? God doesn't love me. I'm a sinner. I having nothing to offer him. He is disgusted with me. I cry out to Jesus to save me. I am desperate for answers, for help, for love. Where would my soul end up? What choices will I make? Will I ever find love; and will God save me, or will I remain lost? This astounding story about love, life, and change will have you crying, emotional, and wanting to experience Gods presence and healing in your own life.
The apostle Paul said it wonderfully in I Timothy 1:15 (NIV), "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - of whom I am the worst." This, my friends, is why Jesus came.
Author: Shelli Prindle
Publisher: Xulon Press
People are looking for hope and a way out of mundane living. Genuine hope - as opposed to wishful thinking - is based on a real God who superintends all of life. A Jesus-view of reality is critical to grasping the hope we have in God - a hope which enables us to victoriously approach each moment as it comes. Real Life. Real God. Real Hope! transparently deals with the difficult stuff of life and the answer found in Jesus Christ. Shelli Prindle hits reality head on with solid, biblical truth. Her candor, emotion, and firm apologetic approach will lift the core of you to the height for which you were designed. "I know few people who have such an absolute passion for the Word of God who also have the ability to make its truth real and livable." Jennifer Marsalese Children's Ministry Director Cornerstone Ministries Real Life. Real God. Real Hope! offers the soul a refreshing drink into the reality and truth of God's Word and its intersection with everyday life. Shelli Prindle insightfully uncovers the precious truths of scriptures while at the same time offers practical application for all who are on the journey of life - and who daily look for hope. Dr. David Hegedus Associate Director Association of Christian Schools International As Founder and President of Hope and Passion Ministries, Shelli Prindle is a dynamic voice for the intellectual credibility and implications of a Christian worldview for every sphere of life. Shelli has been enthusiastically sharing God's Word with people of all ages since her youth, for more than 25 years. For over a decade she has applied biblical principles to Christian schooling as both a teacher and administrator. Shelli is a popular and engaging seminar and conference speaker with recognized expertise in Christian leadership, apologetics, and education. She resides in Irwin, PA with her husband Jeff.
It is because we have our life in God through Christ, and those who reject God and/or Christ will reject us. But, in this sense, the treatment, good or ill, received by Christians is secondary to their real life of communion with God.
Author: Dennis E. Coates
Publisher: WestBow Press
Happiness. What is it? Why is it so central to mans being? Why is its pursuit central to mans activity on earth? Does God have anything to say about happiness? Does God have anything to do with mans happiness? Can we bring about our own happiness? Can we destroy our own happiness? Would anyone deliberately set out to be unhappy? Would unhappiness ever be our goal in life? So begins Happiness Is by Dennis E. Coates, author of Walk with Me. Dennis contends that happiness is of the very nature of human life, that happiness is its purpose, and that happiness is meant to be permanent in life, both now and in the hereafter. Furthermore, Dennis contends that happiness has its origin in God Himself who made us in His image. This has importance in the very meaning of happiness and how we obtain it. Look into Happiness Isit may change your life.
to live from your true Center in Me. I reside in the Learn deepest depths of your being, in eternal union with your spirit. It is at this deep level that My Peace reigns continually. You will not find lasting peace in the world around ...
Author: Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
This new edition of the beloved devotional is the first edition of Jesus Calling® to include true stories from readers and from Sarah herself. You'll be able to identify and draw strength from these personal accounts of struggle and weakness, burdens and fears, forgiveness and redeeming love as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace--for today and every day. This #1 bestselling 365-day devotional is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you--words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love. Sarah Young shares her personal prayer journal and her reflections based on Jesus' words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture. Penned by one who loves Jesus and reveres His Word, these writings have helped millions of people grow in their relationship with Jesus. This new edition of the beloved devotional includes written-out Scriptures and more than 100 pages of stories from Sarah and readers of Jesus Calling®. Its beautiful packaging and artistic design makes a wonderful gift for anyone eager for a new experience of Jesus Calling® as well as for those reading it for the first time. The first-ever Jesus Calling® devotional to include real-life, inspirational stories, Jesus Calling, 365 Devotions with Real-Life Stories, Hardcover, with Full Scriptures invites you to experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is closer than you can imagine. These much-loved devotions will help you look forward to your time with the Lord and experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is always with you.
Our suspicion is that physicality and spirituality do not mix, and that we must all choose one at the expense of the other. That is why we fear that turning to Christ will mean we become less engaged with the real world of essay ...
Author: Mike Cain
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Forty pilot whales lie stranded on Darlington Beach, Tasmania. Marine conservation biologist Andrew Irvine knows he must act fast... The Bible teaches that as the whale was made for the ocean, men and women were made for God. Our relationship with him is the environment in which we are free to be fully human. Author Mike Cain unpacks Jesus' claims in John's Gospel and shows us why they cannot be ignored: sin, forgiveness and restoration affect us personally. With humour, originality, passion and sensitivity, Mike asks us to look again at Jesus: the real-life version, not the caricature.
God created people; he created them godlike, reflecting God's nature. He created them male and female. ... Your new life, which is your real life, even though invisible to spectators, is with Christ in God. He is your life.
Author: Sonya Peavy
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Life Manual is a life-transforming book for Christians and those aspiring to live a Christian life. It outlines basic principles for living life carefree. Many times, Christians go through life, struggling in many areas once they receive salvation because unfortunately, there is lack of knowledge once you are born again into this new life that you now have. Life Manual will guide you through biblical principles that God has given us to live successfully in every area of life. In Deuteronomy 30:15-16, God says, "See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death, and destruction." He says to choose life. In the book, we discuss dating, marriage preparation, abstinence, gender confusion, and putting God first in your life.
Daily Readings and Meditations on Experiencing the Lifelong Blessings of Being a Mom GRQ Inc., Sheila Cornea. AUGUST 21 ... Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God.
Author: GRQ Inc.
Publisher: Hachette UK
The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for Mothers is the third in a three-book series, providing insights and applications to help readers understand the context and nuances found in Bible passages and how they relate to reader's lives. Features include: A comprehensive overview and accompanying meditation for each passage. Daily Scriptures that reveal the divine character of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in relation to the important work of mothers. Insightful comments and applications to daily life.
12:12); instead, let Christ be your “Guiding Light” (Jn.8:12) as He leads you to “Another World” (Jn. 18:36). ... Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life.
Author: Sheldon Malone
Publisher: WestBow Press
It was during an isolated tour of military duty that the author Sheldon Malone was led to compile these devotionals written over the years into a one-year devotional book designed to encourage readers to look at God’s Word from a whole new perspective by changing the way they thought. It was not until he changed his thinking that he truly began to see the transforming power of God manifested in his life in tangible ways. This is precisely why we have to allow God to expand our territory and horizon by permitting Him to change the way we think through His Word. As you read each devotional, this author’s prayer is that you will find strength and encouragement to allow God to propel you into higher heights and deeper depths in the things of the Kingdom. The Word of God may just give you a different perspective as it encourages you to change your thinking in order to achieve a new mindset.
JESUS is really human and really God, so he holds together, in his own being, our real lives and the transforming, creative life of God. That is why Paul says, in Romans, that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ ...
Author: Hugh Hillyard-Parker
Publisher: Canterbury Press
Each year, the Christmas double issue of the Church Times offers a feast of seasonal reading. News of Great Joy draws together the best Christmas writing by outstanding authors and poets over twenty years to create an ideal Christmas gift and a wealth of material for all who preach or lead worship at Christmas. Its many highlights include: • the eminent biblical scholar John Barton on how to understand the Old Testament prophecies of the nativity; • Barbara Brown Taylor on the prologue of John’s Gospel which is always read on Christmas Day; • Margaret Barker on the legends that have become part of the Christmas story; • an unpublished short story by Evelyn Underhill; • a piece on the origins of the Nine Lessons and Carols; • poetry and reflections on the season’s lectionary readings, and more besides.
9For in Christ there is all of God in a human body; 10so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with ... 4And when Christ who is our real life comes back again, you will shine with him and share in all his glories.
Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
Winner of the first ever quadruple Diamond award from ECPA! Celebrating over 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing a new Large Print edition of The Living Bible. Features include a Bible reading plan, four-color maps, a topical concordance, and a presentation page. The uncluttered, two-column format and the large text make for easy reading. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.
Today Christ as the very mystery is within us as life (3:4). For the present He is our life, and for the future He is the hope of glory (1:27). He is our portion (v. 12), and we are partakers of Him. Daily we experience and enjoy Him as ...
Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 2, contains the messages and fellowship given by Brother Witness Lee from April 6 through July 7, 1963, with the exception of messages he gave in a series on the Gospel of John, which are published in Life-study of John (not included in The Collected Works). In the first part of April, Brother Lee was in Los Angeles. At the end of that month he visited San Diego, California, and then returned to Los Angeles for most of May. At the end of May and the first part of June he visited Christian groups in Sacramento, California, and in Eugene, Salem, and Portland, Oregon, before giving a conference in San Francisco. For the remainder of the period he was in Los Angeles. The contents of this volume are divided into eight sections, as follows: 1. Six messages given at a conference in Los Angeles on April 12 through 14. These messages have been published under the title The Four Major Steps of Christ. The published book consists of four chapters. 2. Ten messages given at a conference in San Diego on April 23 through 27. These messages have been published under the title God's Intention concerning Christ and the Church. 3. Four messages given in Los Angeles in Lord's Day morning meetings in May and June. These messages are included in this volume under the title Lord's Day Morning Messages. 4. A series of messages composed from personal notes taken by several individuals in various meetings held throughout the period. These include nine messages given in Los Angeles on Saturday mornings from April 6 through May 25; two messages given in Sacramento on May 30; and a report given in Los Angeles on June 14 concerning Brother Lee's visit to the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. These messages are included in this volume under the title Various Speakings. Brother Lee gave two additional messages in Sacramento on Lord's Day, June 2, of which there is no record. 5. Seven fellowship meetings held with the leading ones in Los Angeles and Chula Vista, California, from April 21 through June 24. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with the Leading Ones. The contents were composed from personal notes taken by brothers who were present in the meetings. 6. Eight messages given in Eugene, Salem, and Portland on June 4 through 9. These messages have been published under the title The Living That Fulfills God's Eternal Purpose. One message was given in Eugene, one in Salem, and six in Portland. According to the record of these meetings, Brother Lee gave a second message in Salem on the subject of "Following the Lord in the Spirit," but the record of this message is not available. 7. Three messages given at a conference in San Francisco on June 11 through 13. These messages are included in this volume under the title Transformation for God's Building. 8. Fourteen messages given in Los Angeles on June 29 through July 7. These messages have been published under the title The Central Thought of God.