New from Bestselling Proverbs 31 Author Suzanne Eller! Without realizing it, we've gotten lost in our own little lives. We've settled for "good enough" and days that run together in an unmemorable blur. We long for something to shake us up, but we're exhausted by the thought of it too. In her warm, vulnerable style, bestselling Proverbs 31 author Suzanne Eller shows how living and loving without limits has nothing to do with your own efforts--and it has everything to do with God's Holy Spirit. Unpacking the promises and teachings Jesus shared with the disciples about the Holy Spirit, Suzanne shows how you can stop settling and start truly living. When you learn to unwrap the gift of his presence, you'll find the world-changing, foundation-shaking, soul-stirring life of passion and purpose God is waiting to give you.
Uncommon & Unexpected Insights That Are Real, Relevant & Ready to Change Your Life
Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What does the Bible have to say to you today? Take a closer look. Once upon a time - in the twenty-first century, to be exact - a daring group of teenagers like you became serious about seeking the Truth and living it. Some had been taught the Bible since they were young, and others had never before opened the Word of God. What they had in common was a desire to draw nearer to the Lord of heaven and earth. Take a Closer Look for Teens was created for young people who see faith as more than a fairy tale. They see it as a reality that can change their hearts and their world. So open your eyes! See all God has in store for you!
Embark on a six-week journey to letting go of the things you can’t control, finding the strength to hang on tighter to those you can—and finally learning how to tell the difference. If you’re like most women, you have been trying to hang on tight, so you can get life right. Jennifer Dukes Lee has written this Bible study workbook especially for you. Over the course of this study, you’ll Uncover surprising truths from the life of Jesus about busy-ness, obedience, and asking for help Discover five major reasons that keep us from trusting God—and how to overcome them Make healthier, wiser decisions about how to spend your time and energy Find practical exercises and Scriptural truths to guide you in living a life of surrender to God. This isn’t a journey to “doing less;” it’s about becoming more of who God has truly created you to be. This workbook, for small groups or individual study, is a companion resource to the book It’s All under Control (sold separately).
Integrating the wisdom of Christian tradition and recent psychological findings on effective decision-making, this book presents a view of Christian discernment that honors the body-spirit unity of the person and the broad and mysterious ways we can be led by the spirit of God in our life-choices. Going beyond discernment skills and concrete practices, this book presents a coherent theoretical understanding of discernment that grounds the many spiritual practices used by Christians today. By providing a broad and inclusive understanding of the multiple ways God can provide guidance to individuals, this book helps individuals to honor the unique and idiosyncratic way that they receive divine guidance, as well as provides guidelines that guard against possible self-deception and personal blind-spots. While including anecdotal accounts and practical elements or Christian discernment, this book provides a conceptual understanding of discernment that will be helpful for those training to be professional ministers, pastors, priests, religious counselors, and spiritual directors. It is unique in applying Christian tradition and contemporary psychological insights to the process of discernment.
The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery
Author: Greg Heisler
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A closer look at the Holy Spirit's role in sermon preparation and delivery, Spirit-Led Preaching helps pastors and professors better emphasize the important combination of Word and Spirit when sharing the gospel.
In our postmodern, experience-oriented culture, people are longing for greater authenticity, integrity, and depth in their pastors and leaders. Board directors, church members, and staff alike are all eagerly seeking leaders who effectively integrate their spirituality and leadership. Pastors and executives, however, often struggle with knowing how to integrate their spiritual values and practices into their leadership and management roles. Designed for pastors, executives, administrators, managers, coordinators, and all who see themselves as leaders and who want to fulfill their God-given purpose, The Spirit-Led Leader addresses the critical fusion of spiritual life and leadership for those who not only want to see results, but who also desire to care just as deeply about who they are and how they lead as they do about what they produce and accomplish. Geoffrion creates a new vision for spiritual leadership as partly an art, partly a result of careful planning, and always a working of the grace of God
Our world is inundated with war, poverty, disease, economic crises, terrorism, unemployment, fatherlessness, addictions, divorce, abortion, sex trafficking, racism, depression and anxiety, information and stimulation overload, and the list goes on and on. Where do people find relief? How do people find true peace and hope? Do they find it? Do they even find it in church, or do they endlessly and hopelessly search? Truth Therapy is a devotional strategy for spiritual formation and discipleship that employs scripture, basic Christian truths, the names of God, and faith affirmations blended with cognitive-behavioral theory. It is an intentional approach that tackles many of the maladies of our day that impede believers from growing and overcoming in Christ, such as stress, worry, fear, depression, and anxiety. The fundamental premises of Truth Therapy are that lies bind us, but the truth sets us free. The lies we believe are the primary weapons used to defeat us, while the truth we believe can be the key to setting us free. Truth Therapy provides a framework for identifying and evaluating the lies we believe and replacing those lies with the truth found in the word of God for every area of our life. Truth Therapy can be used in multiple settings, such as personal devotions, group devotions, small group study, discipleship, counseling, and in intercession.
"Do you believe in God?" It's a simple question, and it's one you must ask unbelievers as you begin a gospel conversation with them. It could lead him or her to making the most important decision anyone can ever make: the decision to follow Christ. Whether the answer to the question is yes, no, filled with philosophical imagery, or intellectual smokescreens, Pathway to the Soul: Reaching People through Spirit-Led Dialogue will give you the tools you need to face down your fears of sharing Christ and enter into the conversation with spiritually lost people.