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The word "hospitality" brings to mind tables filled with pastries and good coffee. Offering food to friends is a wonderful ministry indeed, but the biblical concept of hospitality is much deeper and more significant. In these studies by Patty Pell, you'll discover the Old Testament call to hospitality as the distinguishing feature of those who are in relationship with God, the outward-focused expression of the grace and provision that one has received from God. From the Old Testament we look at Hosting The Traveller, Loving Out of Remembrance and a Heart for Hospitality. In the New Testament the extension of life, provision and protection is expanded as Jesus unpacks image after image of the kingdom of God in the language of host and guests, which includes Destroying Barriers, Feasting and Dwelling in Service Come and discover God's call to hospitality.
Rodney Thomas addresses the question of whether the book of Revelation was written as an `anti-magical' polemic and explores the concept and definition of `magic' from both modern and first-century standpoints. Thomas presents the first century as a time dominated by belief in spiritual forces and magical activity which the author of Revelation sought to put into proper perspective. This aim was achieved through a variety of highly creative literary techniques which Thomas examines in this book. At times it is possible to argue that unacceptable magical practices are condemned by being labelled as farmakeia. At other times such practices are carefully placed within the context of Israel's ancient enemies. In addition standard polemical material against magical practices Thomas asserts that it is also possible to identify instances where the author of Revelation wholly appropriates imagery commonly associated with `magic' and recasts it into a new Christian context. As a result it is possible to view the magical motifs within Revelation as weighty polemic aimed against certain practices and beliefs in the first century.
5-Pack Paul's famous passage on love, 1 Corinthians 13, is often quoted during weddings, but it has a far greater application in today's world. This beautiful, full-colour pamphlet unpacks this meaty chapter without sentimentalism, examining and applying the hard work of loving another human being: a spouse, child, friend, or neighbor. The "Love Chapter" in the Bible is one of the most precious passages of all time. The kind of love portrayed in 1 Corinthians is true love, strong and determined-and it is not for the faint of heart. Understand the teachings and insights in depth to help you grow in your ability to love others with "no strings attached." Learn how to spot the pitfalls that can sabotage relationships, such as envy, selfishness, and pride. Contains incredible insight for all relationships-marriage, friendship, family, and more! Discusses the differences in the four kinds of love: * Agape (unconditional, God-like) * Philia (friendship) * Eros (pleasure, sexuality) * Storge (gift-love between parents and children) 1 Corinthians 13 includes principles that bring healing and restoration to marriages and families today. This pamphlet is perfect for people who are engaged, married, or caretakers for the sick or elderly.
In Rhetoric at the Boundaries, Bruce W. Longenecker explores the way in which New Testament authors used an ancient rhetorical device to effect smooth transitions, both large and small. His study demonstrates how recognition of this rhetorical technique proves decisive for New Testament interpretation. Longenecker accomplishes this by examining the evidence for chain-link interlocks in a variety of ancient sources, including the Hebrew scriptures, Jewish and Roman authors of the Graeco-Roman world, and the Graeco-Roman rhetoricians. He then applies the results of the survey to fifteen problematic passages of the New Testament. In each case, Longenecker establishes the presence of chain-link interlock and highlights the structural, literary, and theological significance of the rhetorical device for New Testament interpretation.
One complete Gospel compiled and arranged from Matthew, Mark, Luke and JohnComplete & chronological presentation of the 4 Gospels Verses are word-for-word as they appear in authorized King James Version (1611)Cross index of all verses in the 4 Gospels
The title, Rediscovered Joy, derives from Galatians 4:15 (NLT). The Galatians had lost the joy of God's blessing because they had departed from the truths of the gospel. The Reformation - and the book - is an invitation to rediscover the joy of the gospel. Despite the common claim that the Reformation is either out-dated or divisive, its rediscovery of the apostolic message was a rediscovery of joy - a message that is as relevant today as it was 500 years ago and 2,000 years ago.
A Reader's Greek New Testament: Third Edition saves time and effort in studying the Greek New Testament. If a Greek word appears in the New Testament fewer than 30 times, then a definition is provided. This serves as an aid when you encounter less common vocabulary, allowing you to focus on reading, comprehension, parsing, and grammatical issues. You no longer have to interrupt your reading, searching through a lexicon! Featuring a handsome Italian Duo-Tone (TM) binding, A Reader's Greek New Testament: Third Edition is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource. Features of this third edition include: footnoted definitions of all words occurring 30 times or less; mini-lexicon of all words occurring more than 30 times; Greek text underlying the New International Version; footnotes comparing the Greek text with the critical text of UBS5/NA28; 4 pages of full-color maps; marker ribbon; and easy-to-read Greek fonts.
"Vida abundante Nuevo Testamento "ofrece a los lectores perspectivas para un nivel mas profundo de abundancia que resulta de una relacion con Cristo. Topicos como el gozo, la paz y enfrentar los problemas dificiles de la vida ofrecen una guia practica para la vida diaria. "Vida abundante Nuevo Testamento "tiene un precio economico y es perfecto para ofrecer como regalo.
The "Abundant Life New Testament "offers readers insights into a deeper level of abundance that comes from a relationship with Christ. Topics such as joy, peace, and dealing with life's tough issues offer practical guidance in daily life. The "Abundant Life New Testament "is value priced and perfect for gift giving.
Jesus Christ is the central figure in Western culture, and one of
the most influential in all human history. Almost everything we
know about him is contained in four narratives of his life, death,
and resurrection--the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
This unique edition of the Gospels, in the Authorized King James
version, provides readers with all the information they could need
to appreciate the theological importance and literary and cultural
significance of these great writings. The volume features an
illuminating introduction by W. R. Owens, who guides the reader
through the four Gospels in turn, highlighting how each offers its
own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus, and discussing the
importance of the 1611 translation and its influence. The book's
explanatory notes clarify obscurities and allusions, ranging from
aspects of life in first-century Palestine to seventeenth-century
phraseology. There are also glossaries of Words and Terms, Persons,
and Places, a chronology of the life of Jesus alongside historical
events, and a map of Palestine in the time of Jesus.
The very title of the last book of the Bible means "unveiling." Yet this mysterious and confusing book seems to do anything but unveil, especially when we read it on our own. "Unlocking the Last Days" takes readers through key parts of this misunderstood book, using a verse-by-verse approach that clearly communicates God's truth, warnings, and promises. Both Bible teachers and students will find this book a welcome aid to understanding an intriguing piece of the Scriptures.
The early Jewish believers had come from a background of legalism and works. When God came to earth in human flesh as the New Covenant, these believers discovered the freedom they could have in Jesus and the relationship they could enjoy with Him. Yet in the midst of persecution and rejection, they were often tempted to hold on to the former symbols, rituals, and traditions grounded in the requirements of the Old Covenant. The unknown author of Hebrews sought to address this problem by contrasting the Old and New Covenants, brilliantly showing that Christ is higher than any Old Testament character, priest, ritual, or sacrifice. Because of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, He is the perfect sacrifice and our own High Priest. And He has given all believers unfettered access to God! The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
Hebrews was written to address some of the fundamental misunderstandings that the Jewish people had about Jesus. This (unknown) author is correcting their ignorance of who Jesus was, and explaining how he completes and fulfils Israel's history, law, ceremonial rituals and priesthood. And this is highly relevant today. We too can have a wrong understanding of Jesus and his work. We may do things in his name but have become detached from him. We are invited to 'fix our eyes on Jesus'. He is the ultimate and final expression of truth. He is absolutely central in our Christian lives.
The Max Lucado Life Lessons series continues to be one of the bestselling study guide series on the market today. This updated edition of the popular New Testament and Old Testament series will offer readers a complete selection of studies by Max Lucado. Intriguing questions, inspirational storytelling, and profound reflections will bring God's Word to life for both individuals and small-group members. Each session now includes a key passage of Scripture from both the NIV (formerly NCV) and the NKJV, and the guides have been updated to include content from Max's recent releases (2007-2016).
Experience the historical books of the Old Testament (referred to in this edition as the First Testament), minus centuries of artificial formatting. The Books of the Bible is a Bible formatted unlike any other -- one more like the original Scriptures. It's specially designed to encourage better Bible reading, enabling you to read and understand whole books. This Covenant History volume includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel-Kings. * Contemporary Nueva Version Internacional ( NVI ) translation * Chapter and verse numbers removed from text for easy reading (put at page end) * Single-column format, Quality Bible paper * Natural literary breaks restored * Books are presented in an order that gives readers better understanding * Book introductions help unlock the context of each book * Premium flex cover * 576 pages, 6" x 9" x 0.63" * Larger 10 point Bible text in single column format * 24 per case
A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students Praise for SGBC: "The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." - Andy Stanley "Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act." - Darrell L. Bock "It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." - John Ortberg "This commentary breaks new ground." - Craig L. Blomberg
The Passion Translation Bible is a new, heart-level translation that expresses God's fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God's Word. This New Testament edition also includes the Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs in one handy volume. Bible features include: Easy-to-read single column format In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and more Extensive introductions and outlines for each book Words of Jesus in bold Ribbon marker
Read the Christmas story with passion as you celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. Born over two thousand years ago, his life continues to shape and shake the world today. The Story of Christmas includes the foretelling of his coming to earth by prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, the biographical account of his birth as told by Matthew and Luke, and the promise of his return declared by John in Revelation. Enjoy the richness of this life-changing story taken from The Passion Translation-a new, heart-level translation that expresses God's fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God's Word.
Written in clear, and at times colorful, prose, Ben Witheringtonas "Whatas in the Word" explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how the New Testament literature is read. Expanding on the work in which he has been fruitfully engaged for over a quarter century, Witherington challenges the previously assured results of historical criticism and demonstrates chapter by chapter how the socio-rhetorical study shifts the paradigm.
Taken together, the chapters in "Whatas in the Word" coalesce around three of Witheringtonas ongoing academic concerns: orality and rhetoric; New Testament history, including issues of authenticity and canonicity; and the exegesis of given words in their canonical and socio-cultural contexts. Always unpredictable, this book never fails to pique interest and proffer instruction.
Each Really Useful Guide focuses on a specific biblical book, making it come to life for the reader, enabling them to understand the message and to apply its truth to today's circumstances. Though not a commentary, it gives valuable insight into the book's message. Though not an introduction, it summarises the important aspects of the book to aid reading and application. This Really Useful Guide to Colossians will transform understanding of the biblical text, and will help you to engage with the message in new ways today, giving confidence in the Bible and increasing faith in God. The series is edited by Simon Stocks and Derek Tidball.
The apostle Paul has reemerged as a force on the contemporary philosophical scene. Some of the most powerful recent affirmations of nonrepresentational, materialist, and event-oriented philosophies repeat topics and tropes of the ancient apostle. Paul is appropriated both for and against Kantian cosmopolitanism, psychoanalytic models of subjectivity and power, Schmittian political theologies, Derridean messianism, political universalism, and an ongoing refashioning of identity politics within postsecular contexts. This book provides the most comprehensive constellation to date of current thinking about Paul and his cultural or philosophical "afterlives" in ancient, modern, and contemporary contexts.
The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament contains a literal word-for-word English rendering of the Greek text in interlinear form. A parallel column of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) accompanies the interlinear text. Numerous textual notes are also included. The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament is the newest interlinear translation that uses the UBS4/NA27 text.
The story of the Good Samaritan is probably the most famous in the Bible, and yet it has been consistently misused by politicians. Many of the most prominent figures of the modern age: Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn to name only a few have used or referred to the parable in public utterances. This book is about what they said, how they used it, and what it says about our politics, Christianity, language and oratory today. This is therefore not a narrowly 'religious' or 'political' book, nor an academic study. Rather it uses the power of word, stories, well-known political characters and public reactions to tell an 'Orwellian' tale about the world we live in. In relating this account, Nick Spencer shows how the Good Samaritan has become The Political Samaritan.
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