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Jesus Centered Life

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 9781470728281
Genre : Religion
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You know Jesus, You think he’s a nice guy,and you never forget his birthday.But the truth is...you want more than that. You’re bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You’re done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus’ love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan. The Jesus-Centered Life... • invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus • frees you from a “trying harder to get better” lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead • walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus—a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life. This book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

The Jesus Centered Life

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 1470740109
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Think you know Jesus? Think again. For around 2,000 years, Jesus has been at the center of pretty much everything, and no one hashad a bigger influence on our daily lives than Jesus. Most of us think we have a pretty good ideaof who Jesus is and what he did. But we don t. Sometimes the people we know the least are the people we re around the most. Isn t that weird? We re convinced that we really know them, because they ve always been part of our lives. But weneed to get re-introduced to them, because we don t really know them as well as we think wedo. This highly interactive, chunk-size devotional will help you take a fresh look at what you thinkyou already know about Jesus, so you can grow your friendship with him. Get ready for an exciting, life-changing adventure!"

Sifted

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 9781434704481
Genre : Religion
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Discouraged by life’s difficulties—both life-shifting catastrophes and the drip-drip-drip of daily trouble? Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God’s role in our hard times? Rick Lawrence offers fresh biblical perspective based on a single Scripture snapshot in Luke 22:31-32. Jesus tells Peter he’s about to be “sifted like wheat”—shaken hard, beaten, and agitated until he practically falls apart. Satan’s going to do it. And Jesus is going to allow it, in the interest of showing Peter who he really is. Lawrence uses the simple agrarian metaphor of sifting as a jumping-off point for a rigorously honest, deeply challenging, yet powerfully comforting exploration of the trials that beat us down, the good God who allows our troubles, and the incredible beauty the process of sifting can reveal in us.

Skin In The Game

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 9780825443596
Genre : Religion
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Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid. In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for. Lawrence asks eight key questions, including: • Will you embrace your shame? • Will you receive grace? • Will you confront your fears? • Will you wait, even when all hope is lost? With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.

Jesus Centered Bible Nlt

Author : Group Publishing
ISBN : 1470730839
Genre : Bibles
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Every page of the Jesus-Centered Bible opens your eyes to fresh ways of seeing the Savior. And the closer you get to Jesus, the more you discover your true identity and purpose in life. You'll finally see how every part of your life can revolve around Jesus himself. The Jesus-Centered Bible gives you an extraordinary Scripture experience that draws you to Jesus in unexpected ways. It's the first-ever Bible that shows Jesus in every book, highlighting how all the Old Testament points to Jesus, how all the New Testament reveals Jesus, and how Jesus can transform your life in more ways than you ever imagined. Dive into Jesus' story from extraordinary perspectives. See just how much Jesus saturates page after page of the Bible, from beginning to end. You'll never look at Scripture the same way again. Blue-Letter Text reveals hundreds of Old Testament connections to Jesus, with short explanations tied to each reference that show how Jesus is the focal point for all of the Bible's narrative. Jesus In Every Book introductions for Old and New Testament books, written by authors and leaders who are well-known for their focus on Jesus, draw you closer to Jesus as you discover how all of Scripture connects to him. Reframing Jesus Break-Outs take you far beyond the Sunday school Jesus into the meaningful back-stories and cultural context of the real people, places, and social forces that formed the geography of Jesus' ministry. Short essays called Jesus Answers Life's Biggest Questions focus on Jesus' own words, helping you tackle your uncertainties head-on and make sense of your personal struggles, doubts, and fears. The Jesus Questions will draw you closer to Jesus and others through provocative and surprising discussion-starters about Jesus and his influence on our lives. And The Red-Letter Names of Jesus focus on the "red thread" of Jesus through the rest of the New Testament by highlighting in red every time his name is mentioned, including all of the "nicknames" the writers of the Bible use for him. Features include: * Hundreds of Blue-Letter Highlighted Texts in the Old Testament, Pointing to Jesus * Old Testament Introduction by Tony Campolo * New Testament Introduction by Derwin Gray * Jesus' Name, Titles, and "Nicknames" in Red Throughout the New Testament * NLT Dictionary/Concordance * Jesus Answers Life's Biggest Questions--Essays Throughout the Gospels * A "Get to Know Jesus" One-Chapter-a-Day Bible Reading Plan * Available in Three Colors: Leather-Like Charcoal Leather-Like Marsala (red tone) Leather-Like Turquoise * Box Packaging * Gilded Edges * Ribbon Marker * Lay-Flat Binding * 9-Point Text Size

Leadership Beef Jerky

Author : Dr. Gregory W. Bourgond
ISBN : 9781532047206
Genre : Self-Help
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Leadership competencies may be the tools of leadership, but biblically informed character is the power of leadership. The exercise of leadership involves character, competence, and congruence. Who you are as a leaderyour character and how your wiring plays a role in your practice of leadershipyour congruence, will determine the effectiveness of your leadership practices. The competencies you leverage will produce exponential results. In Leadership Beef Jerky, author Dr. Gregory W. Bourgond presents principles and practices that help organize how you think about leadership and what will and should inform your understanding and practice. He introduces you to a calibration of the soul, guarding your heart because it will bring forth, good or bad, what is stored within. Based on his personal experiences, Bourgond offers processes, procedures, methodologies, tactics, and strategies to help you become a more effective leader regardless of the number of people you lead. He demonstrates when the head and the heart alignthe beingness of your leadershipthen the hand produces God-honoring results. Leadership Beef Jerky discusses the idea that effective godly leadership is developed during a lifetime, is exercised through your God-given passion and giftedness, finds its source and authority in God, is built on biblical principles and values, and is practiced in culturally sensitive ways. The principles and practices described in this guide help you become a leader after Gods heart.

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 9781470716752
Genre : Religion
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“If all I did for the next 10 years was pass along this book to hungry youth leaders, I would have a fruitful decade.” —Dave Rahn, Senior Vice President and Chief Ministry Officer for Youth For Christ “In this book, Rick calls us to run arm-in-arm with teenagers—to the epicenter of that mystery, that person, that incarnate child, that troublemaker, that up-ender, that ultimate rescuer.” —Mark Oestreicher, Partner, The Youth Cartel There’s a surging hunger among teenagers for Jesus. New research shows that they want a clearer understanding of what Jesus really said and did, and how faith in matters in their lives. In fact, that desire is so deep, it’s #1 on their “wish list” for what they’d like to talk about at church. But are we doing that? Even though we assume that everything we do in youth ministry is about Jesus, the evidence is clear:That’s not what our students say they’re experiencing. So what would a youth ministry look like if it shifted toward a passionate, persistent, and permeating focus on drawing students into a closer orbit around Jesus? Inside the pages of Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry, you’ll discover the foundation for a ministry that is Jesus-centered, along with the bricks for building it. You’ll discover that not only is it possible to create this kind of ministry, it’s also essential that you pursue this path. Eight years after his book was first published, introducing the language and structure of a new way of doing youth ministry, author and longtime Group Magazine editor Rick Lawrence has completely rewritten and revised Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry. It’s packed with new insight, new research, and dozens of field-tested ideas for planting and nurturing a ministry environment that is Jesus-magnetic. Help satisfy teenagers’ hunger for Jesus in richly nourishing and sustaining ways by shifting the orbit of your ministry.

Living The Cross Centered Life

Author : C.J. Mahaney
ISBN : 9780307562951
Genre : Religion
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What Really Matters Have the extremities taken over and left the core of your faith forgotten? Do you get confused by what you feel versus what is real? Let dynamic pastor C. J. Mahaney strip away the nonessentials and bring you back to the simplest, most fundamental reason for your faith: Jesus Christ. This book is packed with powerful truth that will grip your heart, clear your mind, and invigorate your soul. Chapters include “Breaking the Rules of Legalism,” “The Cross Centered Day,” and “Assurance and Joy.” Get ready to behold a breathtaking view of what God intends to accomplish in and through you every day. You’ll discover how embracing this cross centered life is both our highest privilege and greatest responsibility. His Gift, Your Hope Do you desire more passion for Jesus Christ? Return to the very essence of your faith—the cross of Christ. Here, the deepest truths of Calvary will stir your passion for Him into an unquenchable fire. “Never lay it aside. Never move on,” says C. J. Mahaney, who shows you how to center every day around the life-giving reality of the gospel and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, condemnation, and feelings-driven faith. PRAISE C. J. Mahaney’s The Cross Centered Life and Christ Our Mediator are life-changing books whose unique messages are even more powerful when combined. Living the Cross Centered Life is a careful melding of these two books with new content as well. For readers who have not yet discovered the stand-alone books, or for Mahaney fans ready to cherish their favorites in a new package, this book is sure to become a treasured classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Spiritual Grit

Author : Rick Lawrence
ISBN : 9781470750909
Genre : Religion
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Why do some people thrive in the midst of great challenges and others don't? The answer is grit: the strength that fuels a scrappy response to threats, fear, confusion, and pain. But grit is more than a personal success tool. Without a passion for Jesus and practical ways to develop grit, it’s doomed to disappoint. Spiritual Grit seeks a better outcome by delving into why Jesus sometimes chooses to inject hardship into our lives rather than remove it. The book also includes: • Ways to access the strength needed to live a resilient life, through a dependent relationship with Jesus. • Biblical stories of those who grew a “grit backbone” through their interactions with Jesus. • An extensive menu of life habits that fertilize grit, plus a method for identifying habits that undermine it. • A way for readers to assess their own spiritual grit. Without Jesus, grit is little more than a gimmick. With Jesus, grit can infuse the world—and our lives—with hope.

The Christ Centered Life

Author : David Broderick
ISBN : 9781449796266
Genre : Religion
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This book is about my journey into Christ-centeredness, a personal journey that still goes on daily for me and will continue to do so throughout my life. It presents a beginning and a foundation for the journey into Christ-centeredness that each of us can undertake as we grow in Jesus for ourselves. As such, the book gives you some starters and pointers for your own journey into Christ-centeredness. It is my deepest desire that nothing should prevent my readers from seeing Jesus for themselves and having a real and lasting encounter with him that leads to a life of Christ-centeredness.

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