Scholars and students alike have hailed the book of Romans as one of the greatest single literary works of all time. When you consider that it is also the Word of God, it makes the study of his remarkable book all the more valuable for help in day-to-day living.
Relying on the truth that Scripture is the best commentary on Scripture, author Fred Scheeren walks us through Romans by tracing the concepts and promises found in this awe-inspiring book through the New and Old Testaments.
If you’ve ever wondered about:
the role and meaning of baptism in a believer’s life;
……then you won’t want to miss this Bible study guide.
Better yet, find a group of like-minded friends to join you in creating a small study-group experience. Such a collection of people might also quite appropriately be called a “life group,” as the members do more than enhance their knowledge of Scripture. They develop close, personal relationships as they apply God’s Word to their lives and support each other in the positive growth they experience as a result.
The Journey--a personal expedition that provides a transformation from a simply ordinary life to one that is extraordinary—simply by recognizing the wonderful promises, power, and provision God has provided for His children.
These short stories will catapult your desire to embark on a journey of your own. Welcome to this exciting trip!
The premise of this little volume is that life is meant for meaning, and that meaning is found only through the commitments we make to those self-transcending goals and values which are true to our nature and talents as distinctive human beings.
Cassandra Wade finds herself in the center of a spiritual whirlwind when she learns that her loving mother has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. This horrific news leaves Cassandra in disbelief, as she is forced to confront her emotions and even questions her faithfulness to God in this roller coaster of events that was sparked by unforeseen information. Will she stand brave when faced with the unknown? Or will she collapse under pressure from her siblings, child, and other family members? All of Cassandra’s aspirations in life are about to be in jeopardy and put to the test if she can’t keep her life from spinning out of control.
The guilt she has to live with, the day she made the decision, will haunt her for years to come. Cassandra’s deep depression is only heightened when she turns her back on the only other consistent entity that has been in her life besides her mother—God himself. In this tell-all story, relationships will become unraveled, epiphanies will be discovered, and trials and tribulations will be unmasked. Cassandra’s journey to find her own identity again will be plagued by distorted occurrences.
This book can encourage you and give you the knowledge you need for this life. This book isn’t like any other book you’ve read before. It has insight and wisdom and will even address some of your questions about Jesus and the spiritual realm around us. This book may inspire your life and give you greater biblical understanding.
Prove You Are Alive is an excellent book. The truth remains that it has the ability to edify you. It will not just edify you, but it has great facts that are meant to help you refine your lifestyle, making you to see yourself the way God sees you, helping you to have full control of your destiny so that you can start living an excellent life.
This book will help you to progress. God helped me to write it. I am blessed by the principles expounded in it, so I believe you also will be blessed.
I will urge you to read the book with an open mind. Try also to make all the necessary changes so that you can block all the negative habits and people as these will not help you live a good life as God wants you to live it.
Once again, this book will inspire you greatly. I am happy that it tells you how precious God is in our lives, and I am also happy it tells you the importance of finding purpose. Finally, it helps you to refine your attitude toward making a better testament in life.
Enough peculiar occurrences happen in our lives to force us to consider, at some point, if spiritual things are real, not myth or fable. Is there really a realm of invisible activity zooming back and forth? Can we perceive it? Living as a Spirit seeks to answer these questions in the affirmative, and it will also teach you how to live as a member of the spirit realm.
You will learn:
• Valuable truths about the Holy Spirit, the human spirit, and the spirit world
• The fine sensations of spiritual language
• The various ways the voice of the Lord comes
• How to increase spiritual discernment
• Ways to maintain a peaceful mind
• How to cooperate with God’s divine providence
Living as a Spirit will help you navigate along the destiny that God has prepared for you in Christ Jesus by training you to recognize and cooperate with the leadership of the Holy Spirit amidst the bustling spiritual traffic that passes you each day.
“This book by Chris Palmer is one of the best books I have read that clearly sets out for us how to do it...in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend this book to you; it should be part of your library because you will continue to refer to in your pursuit of God.”
—Neville Johnson, Living Word Foundation, Australia
“For fifty years, a parade of writers has labored to show declining churches the route to new growth. Bill McConnell, from extensive experience and wise reflection, has written one of the most interesting and useful books of the type. As this book is read by church leadership teams (not by the pastor alone), it will catalyze the turnaround of several thousand local churches, at least.” —Dr. George G. Hunter III, Distinguished Professor of Evangelization, Asbury Theological Seminary
“Bill McConnell is a delightful writer, and this book is as easy to read as it is substantive in its content. It is intelligent, intuitive, and informed. There is no substitute for wisdom born of experience and perseverance, and that wisdom is found here. Full of practical insights and suggestions, this book also provides a window into Bill’s personal journey as a successful leader of congregational transformation.” — Dr. Dick Hamm, author, coach-consultant, partner of The Columbia Partnership, and past president and general minister of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
“Although not textbooks, I wish Bill McConnell’s books could be required reading for all mainline denominational churches. As a successful pastor and an advisor to many churches, McConnell writes from a wealth of experience that is immensely practical and applicable. All church leaders and pastors who wish to move their churches forward toward a healthy and exciting future should get this book.” — Margo Woodworth, Retired Executive Director of Net Results, Inc.
Dr. Bill McConnell is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, has served in the church for over forty years, and is a church transformation consultant and Christian leadership coach. He speaks in many venues around the nation on the subject of church transformation. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Kingsway Theological Seminary.
Every living creator is created by God for several purposes, but the greatest purpose of God for creating man is to have a relationship with Him.
God, our maker, has seen man as His created asset; He cherishes man so much that there is nothing He will not give or sacrifice to him just to establish intimacy with him.
Human beings, on the other hand, are stiff-necked; they do not yield to His principles, nor do they ever think of having intimacy with Him.
Walking with God should be our ultimate desire; having Him as companion is what should be our greatest source of achievement.
Understanding the mystery about the work of God should not be strange to those who know Him; those who know Him are those who have taken every necessary measure to have a good relationship with Him.
God so much loves man—He delights so much in us—that He becomes sad when we do not yield to His principles. Those who follow Him, He exalts; those who do not, He ignores.
Walking with God should be our greatest adventure on earth; we come with nothing, and we return with nothing. What then is our profit of coming to this dangerous world of ours? Our only purpose of living should be a great avenue of knowing God.
No one has seen God; every living creator must pass a test of knowing Him here on earth before knowing Him better in Heaven.
Man must know that the only duty of man on earth is to do the will of Him who created him.
Start today; tomorrow may be too late. Walk with God, and let Him walk with you.
Don’t live life the way it pleases you; live to the glory of the Father who dwells in heaven. His spirit will rest on you, and then you become an influencer in your generation.
“To have a place in the heart of God, have intimacy with Him”.
Jezebel in Thyatria is corruption.
Sardis is spiritually dead.
God gathers His faithful remnant: Philadelphia.
The corporate body is spewed out of His mouth. The candlestick is removed.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelations 2:7).
The book is intended to be a wake-up call to churches and pastors who year after year are mired in spiritual mediocrity and who seem to be unable to break the spiritual log jam. It seeks to make clear that having a spiritually mature body of elders is the key to steadily moving toward the fullness of God given us in Christ. Nothing less is acceptable for those who wish to live lives worthy of our calling. For instance, any prospective pastor and church should share common ground regarding leadership, stewardship, membership, and fellowship. The book urges elders to insure that the same thing is accomplished with all church members. The book strongly encourages teaching the fullness of Christ to all new members while they are in a prospective members class and that elders should teach these classes.