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It’s easy to get lost in the Bible. With so many different books and interweaving stories, it can feel overwhelming. The Invitation is the resource to help you find your place in the Bible, get a better grasp on what you’re reading, and feel more at home in the Word of God.
These short readings on every book and section of the Bible include important verses to commit to memory. A valuable resource for new believers, seminary students, and any Christian looking for a comprehensive yet concise understanding of the books of the Bible.
Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message version of the Bible, is a gracious and insightful guide as you make your way through the Scriptures, pointing out the people, places, and things to pay particular attention to, reflecting on how…
The book of Proverbs is a treasure trove of spiritual and practical wisdom that equips us to live our best lives. Knowledge is important, but if it isn't converted into action, it fails to create transformational change in our lives.
It is important to gain a thoughtful and practical understanding of the seven foundational principles in the book of Proverbs:
If we desire to possess these qualities, we must make a commitment to a deeper understanding and implementation of these values in our daily lives.
Featuring inspiring questions to promote thoughtful reflection, In Search of Wisdom will enlighten you with God's understanding and teach you the foundational principles and secure God's help in practicing them.
The apostle Paul has long had his admirers and revilers. And contemporary Christians often harbor private misgivings about this prominent apostle. Paul sounds harsh, intolerant, misogynistic, and his gospel surely misconstrues the message of Jesus. "How is it," they want to ask, "that some Christians can speak so fondly of Paul?" Anthony Thiselton is an unabashed admirer of Paul, a student of his letters and a devotee of his gospel. Over a range of issues, Thiselton cleans the lens and sharpens the focus to give us snapshots of Paul's life, mission and thought. Whatever your level of knowledge and experience of Paul, you will findThe Living Paul informative and interesting, nuanced and inspiring. A portrait of Paul rendered in the deft strokes of a master.
With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom Wright walks you through Matthew in this guide designed especially with everyday readers in mind. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, this study uses the popular inductive method combined with Wright's thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. This guide by Tom Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary on Matthew. It is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God's Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God's kingdom.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) is known to be the definitive
edition of the Hebrew Bible. It is widely regarded as a reliable
edition of the Hebrew and Aramaic scriptures and is the most widely
used original-language edition among scholars.
This book is an in-depth study of the Beasts past, present and future which debunks most of the common and accepted assumptions of the Antichrist and instead presents a scripturally based study of he who is to come; The Beast who ascends out of the Abyss having seven heads and ten horns.
Hoe belangrik is vroue vir God? Vroue van die Bybel antwoord hierdie vraag deur na belangrike vroue in die Ou en Nuwe Testament te kyk.
Deur die lewens van twaalf vroue – Eva, Sara, Mirjam, Ragab, Debora, Rut, Hanna, Ester, die deug-same vrou, Marta en Maria, Maria die ma van Jesus, en die bruid van Christus – te bestudeer leer lesers belangrike lewenslesse rakende totale gehoorsaamheid aan God asook die mislukkings wat spruit uit ongehoorsaamheid. Die Bybelvroue leer lesers ook hoe om huishoudelike sake en kinderopvoeding te hanteer. In 12 weke met genoeg studies vir vyf dae van die week bespreek hierdie Bybelstudie nuwe temas om vroue se posisie voor die Here en sy plan te verstaan. Dit bied ook antwoorde op moeilike vrae wat algemeen deur hedendaagse vroue gevra word.
Vroue van die Bybel is ideaal vir vroue wat self ’n verhouding met die Here wil ontwikkel.
Only when we have a healthy realization of our spiritual needs can we understand how surrender brings peace and freedom. With honesty and humility, Kuligin examines ten of Christ's difficult sayings and offers practical advice for following Christ. Blended into each chapter are personal anecdotes, a healthy quantity of biblical support, and reflections from historical figures.
Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.
The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the
whole of Scripture and continues to be one of the bestselling study
guide series on the market today. In this study, Dr. MacArthur examines
the words of the prophet Isaiah, showing how God proved to be faithful
to his people (and us) by promising to send Messiah who would save them
from sin. These latest all-new studies join the ranks of the previously
released study guides, now offering readers a comprehensive selection
of Old Testament Bible studies by bestselling author and theologian
Each study includes an introduction that provides background information to each book of the Bible being studied and a closing "Reviewing Key Principles" lesson to help cement the main themes of the study.
"Thomas Yoder Neufeld has provided readers with 'the raw material and some of the skill with which to jump into the fray' of the debates about Jesus. This highly readable book has been carefully honed through years of undergraduate teaching by a scholar who often preaches and teaches in church settings. Well informed and with enviable clarity, Neufeld presents the fruit of the best critical Jesus scholarship--hospitable for students in the pluralistic context of the university classroom. Anyone interested in the Jesus we encounter in the New Testament will turn these pages with great interest and profit."--Graham H. Twelftree, Regent University
"Tom Yoder Neufeld is an outstanding writer! An extraordinarily engaging teacher, Tom guides us with gripping vitality on an invigorating and exhilarating tour through the biblical accounts. Throughout the adventure he achieves the perfect voice--undergirding our faith even as he imparts necessary skills to sort through various scholarly debates concerning Jesus. This exceptional book is superb for both new and seasoned students of the Scriptures."--Marva J. Dawn, author of "Talking the Walk"
"Recovering Jesus is a difficult task in our day. Skeptical words abound on many sides. Thomas Yoder Neufeld does a good and accessible job of clearing the decks and showing the way in this introduction to Jesus and his teaching in the context of the scholarly cacophony that surrounds Jesus. Nicely done."--Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
""Not" just another Jesus book, Thomas Yoder Neufeld's "Recovering Jesus" integrates sound scholarship with a profound and reflective faith. Written with a wide spectrum of contemporary college students inmind, Yoder Neufeld's accessible and engaging prose will also attract thoughtful laypeople as well as busy church leaders. His centering the Jesus story in the ethic and theology of the kingdom of God is not only refreshingly true to the heart of our written Gospels but will be especially helpful for those who long to follow Jesus in life. Few scholars of Yoder Neufeld's breadth and depth write with this clarity of thought and joy in discipleship."--Mary Schertz, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
What was life like for first-century Christians? Imagine a modest-sized Roman home of a well-to-do Christian household wedged into a thickly settled quarter of Corinth. In the lingering light of a summer evening, men, women and children, merchants, working poor and slaves, a mix of races and backgrounds have assembled in the dimly lit main room are are spilling into the central courtyard. This odd assortment of gathered believers--some thirty in number--are attentive as the newly arrived and travel-weary emissary from Paul reads from the papyrus scroll he has brought from their apostolic mentor. But if you were to be transported to this scene you would perhaps be overwhelmed by a flood of unexpected difference. The voice of the reader recedes as through open windows the din and clamor of the city assault your ears. Hooves clunk and cart wheels grind and echo from the street while drivers shout, vendors call and neighbors gather and converse. And later, as you accompany a family through darkened and dangerous streets to their third-story tenement apartment, you might try to mask your shock at the cramped and unsafe conditions. InThe Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of daily life during the time of Jesus and the apostles. He affords "you-are-there" glimpses of everything from legal codes to dinner foods, from social hierarchy to apartment living, from education to family dynamics. His eye-opening book will advance your understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity and enrich your reading and application of the Bible.
Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.
Topical Memory System Life Issues guides you to 72 Scripture passages in six translations, helping you learn how to meditate on and memorize the Word of God.Developed by The Navigators, Topical Memory System (TMS) is a proven way to bring God's Word into your mind and heart.Now includes six Bible versions: NIV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, ESV, and NLT.
Bible Basics provides a quick reference to the people, places, events, and content of the books of the Bible. Assuming no previous biblical knowledge, this book is an ideal starting point for study. It can serve as a quick "refresher" for seminarians, study groups, and laity. Five multiple-choice quizzes (100 questions each) help test knowledge of biblical content. For students studying for their ordination exams, this book will be invaluable.
In the New Testament Gospel of Mark, we meet Jesus, the man who is King. But this king comes to serve--not to be served. He eats with sinners rather than royalty. His crown is made of thorns instead of gold. This study guide introduces you to the compassionate, suffering, astonishing king who calls us to follow him.
In this very readable book Richard Burridge depicts Jesus through the four Gospel authors' distinctive portraits of him. Without bogging down readers with technical terminology, Burridge brings to bear his research comparing the Gospels with classical biographies and offers a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait. A striking feature is his use of the ancient symbols of the Gospels - human face, lion, ox, and eagle - to represent each Gospel's unique picture of Jesus. The third edition of this classic book includes a new introduction by Burridge but retains the second edition's text and page numbering for ease of use.
Good news It was good news not only of Jesus' birth but of what he offered to men, women and children throughout his ministry. To the sick he offered healing. To the hurting, comfort. To the outcast, acceptance. In this study guide Ada Lum leads you to discover that this message of hope and joy is for you as well This LifeGuide Bible Study in IVP's revised format features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following each session to help you act on what you learn.
Merit Award, 2007 World Guild Christian Living Book Praying is an action. Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. . . . Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. InPraying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don't just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
Ann Monroe has written a fascinating book about the stunning variety of ways the Bible is preached, taught, studied, and revered in the United States today. Based on interviews with biblical scholars, ministers, and Bible study groups across the country, Monroe's book offers a rich mosaic of the Bible in American culture.
Newly rebound edition of a famous Bible History used in Catholic schools for years.
Covers the most important events events narrated in the Bible. With 80 beautiful drawings of biblical events and suitable for sixth through eighth grades.
New full color cover!
We're updating and revising our bestselling LifeGuides to make them even more effective for small group Bible study
New features of the revised LifeGuides include special options for group activities, additional questions for personal reflection, a "Now or Later" section with practical follow-up activities for use after the study or between sessions, expanded and improved leaders' notes and an attractive, redesigned format for easier reading.
Beginning with the new guides Miracles and Pleasing God (released in February 1999), all new LifeGuides will be presented in the new format. In addition more existing volumes will be revised every year to ensure that all our LifeGuides continue to be effective Bible study resources for the twenty-first century.
We live in a fractured world. How can the pieces be put back together? In Ephesians Paul lifts the veil from the future to allow us to see God's plan to unite all the things in Christ. Studying this book will renew your hope.
Who were the 12 men who were the closest to Jesus? The Twelve
Disciples pamphlet takes believers inside this circle to learn more
about these men, their backgrounds, their strengths and weaknesses,
their purpose, and their mission. The disciples' personalities,
their encounters with Jesus, and the lessons we can learn from each
are presented in this bestselling glossy, full-color pamphlet. This
bestselling resource is an excellent tool for teaching new and
longtime believers about those who walked with Jesus and what it
takes to be a disciple of Jesus today. Glossy and full-color, every
pamphlet fact has a Scripture reference. Size: 8.5x 5.5 unfolds to
33 long. Fits inside most Bible covers.
Contained in the Lord's Prayer is a complete picture of our life with God. Covering topics ranging from our view of God to our most intimate human relationship to how we treat the world around us and the people in it, the Lord's Prayer is a trustworthy guide for spiritual formation and a compact handbook for holiness. In Living the Lord's Prayer, Father Albert Haase follows the lines of this greatest of all prayers, showing how the ideas have been understood by great people of faith in the past and revealing how they are useful for our spiritual formation today. With Haase's counsel plus the wisdom of this great cloud of witnesses that includes Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Therese of Lisieux and others, you'll discover how God can use this prayer to shape your very soul. Including true stories and reflection questions for individual consideration or discussion with a spiritual director or small group, Living the Lord's Prayer will teach you to live--rather than simply say--the Lord's Prayer, and thereby to walk in the way of a true disciple.
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