. In the unseen real: life in the Light of the Ascension of Jesus, Dr. Stephen seamands explores the ascension of Christ, not as it relates to the past or the future but to the "here and now. The ascension means that Jesus is King and humanity is exalted. The early christians believed that when Jesus ascended into heaven he had been installed and exalted as King, reigning as Lord of all.
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Pastoral scandals. Some emerging voices promise to lead the church out of decay but focus only upon its structure, while others encourage the Spirit's work to the exclusion of all else. Moving beyond quick-fix solutions, this new theological vision grounds renewal in the good and life-giving work of the Holy Spirit.
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It is rooted deeply and deliberately in scripture but confronts the contemporary mind with the vitality of the Christian tradition. Written for clergy, religious scholars, and lay readers alike, Christian educators, Classic Christianity provides the best synthesis of the whole history of Christian thought.
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Oden's magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematical theology but also highlights the foundational exegetes throughout history. Part three examines how the work of god in creation and redemption is being brought to consummation by the Holy Spirit in persons, through communities, and in the fullness of human destiny.
. Oden details the core beliefs concerning Jesus Christ that have been handed down for the last two hundred decades, namely, what he did, who he was, and what that means for us today. Part one explores the most intriguing questions of the study of God—Does God exist? Does Jesus reveal God? Is God personal, compassionate, free?—and presents answers that reflect the broad consensus culled from the breadth of the church's teachers.
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HarperOne. Love is the way. Love is the only way. Those who follow in my way follow in the way of unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial love. And that kind of love can change the world. Bishop michael curry two billion people watched bishop Michael Curry deliver his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle.
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Zondervan. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation, ” “called to bless the nations, ” “sending and being sent, ” and “rejecting false gods. As part of the biblical theology for life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry.
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What they find will leave you full of hope. Despite the popular theology of our day, Christians should not expect to get out of experiencing the tribulation or the end times. In fact, they say, Jesus promises us tribulation in this world. Yet this is no reason to fear. Zondervan. Nowhere in the bible does the lord promise us this, two leading, say Michael Brown and Craig Keener, acclaimed Bible scholars.
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A. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. HarperOne. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made.
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And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. The author creatively uses film, family, literature, youth ministry, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, and faith and work. You are what you love.
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But we are not alone in our suffering. Children are abused. By his wounds we are healed"--Isaiah 53:5. We are wounded people. In this fallen world, people are hurt and exploited. Ultimately, we take heart that God not only understands our pain but has done something about it. God is not distant or aloof. And his response to pain and suffering gives us hope that we too can experience forgiveness and new life.
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