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The Neighboring Church

Author : Brian Mavis
ISBN : 9780718077266
Genre : Religion
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What S The Least I Can Believe And Still Be A Christian

Author : Martin Thielen
ISBN : 9780664236830
Genre : Religion
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A national worship and preaching consultant offers a provocative look at the core elements of Christian faith, articulating centrist, mainline Christianity in a way that is fresh and easy to understand. Original.

What Matters Most

Author : Tony Evans
ISBN : 0802480365
Genre : Religion
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Do you want to be challenged to deepen your understanding of the characteristics and requirements of Almighty God? The Understanding God Series contains the bulk of Pastor Tony Evans' compelling and hard-hitting resources on the essentials about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Spiritual Warfare, and prophecy. Now available in paperback, readers will not want to be without a single book in the series by this popular and powerful speaker and author.What are the central precepts a person should know to fully follow Christ? As only he can, Tony Evans very clearly presents what he terms 'four absolute necessities' to following the Lord. Readers will be led into a more intense, passionate walk with Christ as they come to understand what's required.

Revelation Teach The Text Commentary Series

Author : J. Scott Duvall
ISBN : 9781441220141
Genre : Religion
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The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

Living The Christian Year

Author : Bobby Gross
ISBN : 9780830835201
Genre : Religion
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"Offers the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each week of the year."--Publisher's description.

Getting On Message

Author : Peter Laarman
ISBN : 0807077216
Genre : Religion
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In the 2004 election, 80 percent of those who claimed "moral values" was the most important issue affecting their vote cast their ballots for Bush, as did 63 percent of frequent churchgoers. Since then, the Religious Right has continued to cement an association between "Christian" and "moral" values and conservative policies. Getting On Message challenges this association from the very heart of the Christian tradition. These readable and incisive essays use biblical framing to discern the personal and social ethics that truly embody Christian values in the contemporary world. • Marilynne Robinson discusses the link between personal holiness and a generous spirit • Garret Keizer looks at the growing wealth/class divide from a Christian perspective • Rev. Heidi Neumark examines hospitality as a core Christian value • Rev. Chloe Breyer explores a justice criterion for women's decisions on abortion • Rev. Bill Sinkford asks what really constitutes a God-approved marriage and family Getting On Message is a book for clergy, for politically active people of faith, and for progressive organizers and strategists who want to learn how to talk to religious believers about the values they share. Rev. Peter Laarman is executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting, codirector of the Center for Prophetic Renewal in Los Angeles, and a board member of Faith Voices for the Common Good. Before moving to California, Laarman served as senior minister of New York's historic Judson Memorial Church. He worked for twenty years as a strategist and communications specialist in the labor movement prior to training for the ministry.

God And The Excluded

Author : Joerg Rieger
ISBN : 1451411103
Genre : Religion
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Rieger offers an enlightening way to understand the chief strands or options in theology today and a valuable proposal for resituating theology around the crucial issue of inclusion. He sees four competing vectors at work in Christian today's theology: Theology of Identity, Theology of Difference, Theology and the Postmodern and Theology and the Underside.

The Evangelistic Love Of God And Neighbor

Author : Scott J. Jones
ISBN : 9781426719165
Genre : Religion
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There are, it seems, as many definitions of the term "evangelism" as there are people doing the defining. For some, it means proclaiming the gospel to those who have not heard it. To others, it means making disciples of Jesus Christ. To others, it means working for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God. For still others, it has principally to do with building vibrant, healthy congregations. Underlying this confusion is a fundamental inability to locate the practice of evangelism within one's overall theological convictions. We will never understand the part that proclamation, disciple making, kingdom building, and church growth play in evangelism until we first ask a more important question: What does evangelism have to do with who God is? What is it we know about God that makes evangelism a central part of what it means to be Christian? In this comprehensive theology of evangelism, Scott J. Jones proposes to ground the practice of evangelism in an understanding of God's love for the world, specifically as seen in the incarnation of God in Christ. In Jesus, God took on all of what it means to be human. Because of this, evangelism must be a ministry to the whole person. The typical distinctions between soul-winning, social action, and church growth evaporate; individual conversion and acts of mercy are part of the same ministry of bringing persons more fully into the reign of a loving God.

Sermon Outlines For Busy Pastors Church Revolution Series

Author : Rob Westbrook
Genre : Religion
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Bring Passion Back to Your Church! Re-light that fire in your church with this 7 part sermon series focused on bringing change and passion to your church. The church is the people, and if there's to be a change in our church there has to be a change in our people. Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Church Revolution Series may be just the tool God uses to bring lasting and effective change to your church. This sermon series is formed around this statement: A Church Revolution is when the individuals who make up the church completely and fundamentally change themselves, their church, and their community by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This sermon series will provide you the groundwork for beginning a revolution at your church, a revolution for Jesus Christ. (Sermon Outlines taken from Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 3) Sermon Titles and Scripture References: 1. Church Revolution - Uprising or Revolution? - John 6:67-682. Church Revolution - Revolution Heart - Luke 10:25-373. Church Revolution - Don't Waste Your Life - Romans 6:134. Church Revolution - Called to Revolution - Genesis 12:1-45. Church Revolution - Revolution Boot Camp - Romans 12:26. Church Revolution - Take Up the Cross - Luke 9:21-267. Church Revolution - Finale - Luke 10:25-37 Keywords: bible,expository,outlines,pastor,sermon,sermon helps,sermon outlines,sermon prep,old testament,new testament,preach,preaching

Faithful Conversation

Author : James M. Childs
ISBN : 1451410514
Genre : Religion
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Initiated by the ELCA seminary presidents, this volume is aimed at engendering reflection and conversation. Faithful Conversations includes five essays, a "table talk" about how specific issues in the church are affected by these perspectives, a select bibliography of further readings, and directions on how the resource might be used.

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