Youth of Today, Rejoice—This is the book you’ve been waiting for ever since you stopped watching Davey and Goliath and started growing hair on your downstairs area! Gideon Lamb and Jeremiah Smallchild totally get it. From their take on Hootie and the Blowfish records to hip biblical parables to the joys of home-schooling, they know what the kids are into, and they know how to relate to them like a couple of “awesome dudes.” Which is why Gideon and Jeremiah, aka God’s Pottery, are the perfect people to address the tough issues that plague the Youth of Today—issues as complicated and troubling as rap music, speed dating (“the silent killer”), and the myth of “sexercise.” What Would God’s Pottery Do? combines essays, photographs, frank confessionals—not to mention several clearly labeled “humor” sections!—to help steer kids in the right direction, all while speaking their language. Gideon and Jeremiah are totally jazzed to reach out and touch the youth using their trademark blend of people skills and biblical know-how. Though aimed primarily at adolescents, What Would God’s Pottery Do? contains life lessons for students of any age (except old people)! Many cynics out there claim that God’s Pottery is not really a Christian duo but rather a brilliantly executed parody. To those nonbelievers, Gideon and Jeremiah have but one thing to say: “We still love you, and we still want to help everyone—even the ones who will be going to Hell when they die!”
Be inspired to consider a wide range of images of God and refine how you imagine God works in the world or not. Tapping into your God-given ability to re-imagine God will expand your understanding and experience of your own beliefs and of the Divine."
In a world torn by racial, social, economic, political, and gender tensions, the message of Romans is deeply relevant and needed. It is a message both powerful and simple: Christ loved us while we were enemies of God. Can we, then, not follow his example and love those who are different than us? Romans will prepare us to do so. The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.
Our book will introduce you to a troubled man who came to Jesus by night. His name: Nicodemus. After years of trying, it became evident that he could not render perfect obedience. It was as if he reached out to Jesus saying, “I'm stuck in my ways and traditions. I still harbor sin in my heart. It would be easier for me to re-enter my mother's womb a second time than for me to genuinely change.” The world shares this reality and tries to salve its wounds, too often, in very destructive ways. The Rolling Stones recorded (1997) a song entitled Saint of Me. The heartache in it is palpable. Saint Paul the persecutor Was a cruel and sinful man Jesus hit him with a blinding light Then his life began * * * And could you stand the torture And could you stand the pain Could you put your faith in Jesus When you're burning in the flames And I do believe in miracles And I want to save my soul And I know that I'm a sinner I'm gonna die here in the cold I said yes, I said yeah I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah; You'll never make a saint of me. Where does the power to change come from? This question — made plain by Nicodemus and lamented by the Stones — has but one answer and this book provides it. We believe that God will one day abolish the hopelessness and despair these words portray. After accomplishing this, God will prove that He is more than fair to every person. The Gospel, with its message of grace and peace, will finally be seen for what it is: God's ultimate right to restore all mankind. We give you, the reader, solid reasons for believing all of these assertions.
Creation covenant Scheme and Justification by Faith
The source of the doctrine of justification is a much-debated topic within Pauline studies. The present author sees this source in Paul's Old Testament background, asserting that the creation-covenant scheme in the Pentateuch provides the apostle with his theological foundation in the letter to the Romans.
At last, a reader-friendly commentary that reads like letters from a good friend! This new edition, the second in the Old Testament series following "The Pentateuch, covers all of the books of the major and minor prophets.
The Potter and His Clay How To Know God's Present Purpose For Your Life Now, Starting Well and Finishing Strong, The Christian Grace Race Written from a heart to help all believers discover and know the perfect will of God for their lives. Some who have discovered His will, have been sidetracked and detoured from it. In a marathon it is not how you start the race, but how you finish! This book is a study of the process in making clay pottery in ancient times, and how in allegorical language it relates to the spiritual journey of our Christian life today. The ultimate goal of this book is to give scriptural guidelines on how to help you finish the Grace Race and complete God's destiny for your life! "Your message is so timely and powerful. Wow! I pray that your book will make it into the hands (and hearts) of everyone who so desperately needs to read it! I agree with you that we are living in somewhat of a paradoxical time. Sometimes it seems as though everyone has given up on revival and living for Jesus. Yet, we also live in a time where so many hunger for more. Your book sounds an alarm while simultaneously raising a banner of hope for those who think true Christianity has done nothing but disintegrate." -Michael and Kathy from Plano, TX Alan Burns is founder and director of "Rivers of Life Outreach Ministries." He is involved in conducting training and equipping conferences internationally. Alan is the author of two other books on Evangelism and another on Spiritual Gifts. Alan lives in Plano, TX with his wife, Alisa and their four children. He graduated from Christ for The Nations Institute in 1980 and is an Evangelist, Teacher and Worship Leader.
Open wide the gates! This teaching on the gates started an awakening in my heart and caused me to hunger for a deeper walk with the Lord. …it began a new quest for the glory of God to manifest—and it most definitely did! –Jo Ellen Stevens Too many think that the day we become born again, God turns us loose to somehow evolve into mature Christians. On the contrary, He has a plan for our success, and the gates define that—step by step, experience by experience, truth by truth. God’s Plan for Our Success Nehemiah’s Way—Rebuilding the Gates in Your Christian Journey is a unique look at how the ten gates described in the Book of Nehemiah affect your life. Gates are crucial for you to walk through and understand, making your daily hike more successful. These benchmarks help you grow stronger and know how to react when your “city” lies in “waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire” (Neh. 2:17). This book is an insightful, practical blueprint to building a rich life of blessings. You go through the first gate as a new Christian and through each of the other gates on your way toward the last one—your God-given destiny.