Things to Come gives you an overview of what the Bible teaches concerning “last days,” including events, personalities, geographical locations (both on earth and in heaven), as well as motivating physical and spiritual forces that will be prevalent during the final days of mankind’s existence on earth.
The theological term for what we will be discussing is eschatology, which means “the study of last things or days.” However, by design, there are few theological terms in this writing, because the basic truths of eschatology should be understood by the average church member who wishes to have a working knowledge of things yet to happen.
Our study begins at the rapture, carries us through the Tribulation Period, the Battle of Armageddon, and ultimately to the Eternal State of the believer and the unbeliever. By the time you finish reading, you should have a good idea of what the Bible tells us about what is ahead concerning “the Blessed Hope.”
When you hold the hand of a warrior, you’re joining him on a quest—one that traverses glory and pain. It’s a journey traveled by few, and fewer make it through till completion. Extraordinary men have run our colors across the battlefields of history, but behind them have been the women who have held vigil as they go.
This passage in matrimony is unique in the way the military will change you, your husband, and your marriage. PTSD, deployments, or never-ending household moves are just some ways a “new normal” lifestyle will challenge even the strongest foundations. But what doesn’t break you will make you stronger if you let it! This book will illustrate the courage, support, and faith it takes to overcome the challenges of military marriages, as well as the tools, understanding, and insight to enter into the rewarding experience of being a warrior wife.
We are living in a post-modern era whereby many religions are springing up everywhere, families are being disintegrated because of modernization, and there is an influx of fast hypertechnology. Many mysteries are taking place that man cannot explain, such as missing planes like Malaysia MH370 and major headlines on CNN and other reputable media houses reporting of wars and rumors of wars. In the midst of great confusion and hopeless situations, it’s time to bring back Jesus into perspective. This book outlines clearly the person and principles of Jesus Christ as the only ultimate answer to all the challenges that humanity is facing.
Naomi Peterson is months away from graduating from high school when a haunting dream she has had since she was a little girl, resurfaces. Living with her mom, who is suffering from depression since her dad abandoned them, Naomi seeks solace from her prophetic dreams and writes them down in a very special journal. As the last two months of high school wind down, Naomi finds herself at the crossroads of a two-year mismatched relationship and discovers that she is falling for someone new. Daniel is her first love and is all she has ever known when it comes to a companion, but Joseph is a southern gentleman, who is refreshing and has a lot in common with Naomi. But, does she end something that has brought her comfort during the most trying times of her life, or pursue something that is new and uncertain? In the midst of everything she is up against, Naomi has a profound dream and records the memory of it in the journal of which she holds very dear. When this journal mysteriously goes missing, the world Naomi lives in changes forever.
In The 7 Steps to Inner Healing, you will learn how to break the cycle of pain. This is a step-by-step guide to inner healing that will empower you to forgive, let go, and move forward. Each step will guide you through a series of activities you can incorporate in your daily life.
En Los 7 Peldaños de la Sanidad, usted aprenderá a romper el ciclo del dolor. Este es un manual de sanidad interior que le enseñara a perdonar, soltar y seguir adelante en su vida. Cada peldaño le recomendara una serie de actividades que usted podrá incorporar en su vida diaria.
We all face difficult times. Being a Christian does not mean we are immune from tragedies and physical and emotional pain. Even so, the way we react to any of these circumstances can forge our future and the future of others as well.
Sleeping with the Angels is the story of one woman’s struggles through difficult times and illness that left a lifelong lesson to family and friends. Author Roger Sigmon tells the story of his mother’s final weeks and how she impacted those around her by showing them how to live.
Life has often been called a journey, not a destination. Sleeping with the Angels shows how that journey’s trials and challenges, as well as its happy times, can be opportunities for learning and teaching. Sometimes, at the end of the journey of life, death comes not as an enemy, but as a friend to release a diseased mind or body from its prison.
Christmas! The best time of the year for family devotions. Author Gene Meacham invites us to establish a family tradition as we sit down together in the living room to share the amazing, miraculous events of our Savior’s birth. With selections from both Old Testament prophets and New Testament writers, family members of all ages are drawn into the drama of the Nativity and are invited to engage in lively discussion of historic events and their present-day application.
Bracquemont provides an articulate analysis shaped by his experiences with many different Christian denominations, positive and negative experiences, a struggling working-class life, Asperger’s Syndrome (on the autistic spectrum), and a positive faith that believes firmly that Jesus provides not only eternal glory for those who accept him in faith but that Jesus, the gospel, and the Bible can also transform both individuals and the world. Bracquemont believes that God fervently loves all his human creatures, that God cares about the whole of human existence, and that one should not have to choose between the eternal and social elements of the gospel but that both are important. His disability has caused him to appreciate both the social and eternal elements of the gospel. He also feels that the dichotomy between the social and eternal has resulted in an incomplete and imbalanced presentation of the gospel from both sides, to the detriment of both Christianity and the world. Though Jesus lived two-thousand years ago, his teachings, his love, his holiness, and his purity are just as relevant and needed as they ever were in the past. Jesus, in this sense, is indeed timeless and relevant to every generation. This book is about justice and charity alike; about faith (without which no person can please God) and virtue alike.
Do you know that you are heir to a vast fortune God has in reserve for you? This life-changing story will provide you with the knowledge needed to take full possession of your inheritance. It is a riveting tale of the journey that Chaya, a Hebrew slave, embarked upon with the Israelites on the way to the Promised Land, where their lives were destined to be rich and fulfilling. Having suffered for four hundred years in slavery to the Egyptians, the Lord’s plan was to use His servant Moses to lead them out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into the land that flowed with milk and honey.
Unfortunately, when they were right on the verge of their destination, they rebelled against God, and He sentenced them to spend the rest of their lives in the wilderness. Like many modern-day Christians, they did not understand His ways—how He uses adversity and long waits to mature His children in preparation for the extraordinary lives He has for them. Instead of responding to the difficulties they faced by trusting and obeying Him, they complained, disobeyed, and doubted that He really cared for them. Therefore, like many Christians today, they forfeited His plan for their lives. Chaya is determined that she and her family will not make the same mistakes, but will glean the proper lessons from every experience. Walk with them as the Lord leads you into a life that is lush with purpose and abundance.
Turtle’s Tug is a journey in learning to understand and empathize with the lives of others. Turtle follows Owl to new reaches of the forest to discover treasured lessons and new friends. Acts of hopeful kindness emerge as one of life’s greatest teachers.
This book may be read in home or classroom contexts and intends to complement curricula from the third grade through undergraduate/graduate instruction in teacher education, globalization and sustainability studies, and ethics and morality studies. The author currently explores integrating Turtle’s Tug and other children’s stories into the field of education, particularly international teacher education and research.
What makes a Christmas tree attractive? Where do Himalayan Persians, beagles, and hamsters fit into the Christmas scheme? How do pleasant, well-intentioned seasonal gestures such as decorating the house, baking cookies, sending Christmas cards, purchasing gifts, giving parties, and going to events become stress-inducing obligations? In Have Yourself a Hamster Little Christmas, author Sarah Shell Teague presents a collection of essays that describes the ups and downs of what can be a most hectic holiday season.
From the activity at Grand Central Station in Manhattan, in the solitude of the Grand Teton National Forest, and most of all at her home in South Arkansas, Teague describes familiar yet comical aspects of the Christmas season. In her holiday mishaps, Teague relates how she nearly comes to blows with a Christmas tree farmer, an imaginary mountain lion, and a crowd intent on reveling at the annual parade.
With humor, sensitivity, and faith, the stories in Have Yourself a Hamster Little Christmas provide the antidote for too much Christmas pressure and stress.
Stormy Hearts helps us realize that Jesus is always here for us. Jesus can calm our stormy hearts and calm us. Every day we need Jesus. In every storm we need Jesus.
“This is one leadership couple and one book that does not use “transformation” as the latest buzz word. I know because I have seen the RESULTS of their Soul Transformation process in the lives of people all over the U.S., as well as in their dynamic church. As a ministry professor for twenty-eight years, a church network overseer, and a founder of a coach training corporation, I can assure you that the Smithyman’s have under promised and over delivered in this read. Your results will be lasting.” Dr. Joseph Umidi, Author of Transformational Coaching, Transformational Intelligence, and Confirming the Pastoral Call Have you ever wondered if God had a special plan for your life? Do you need strategies for living to help you overcome in all of the challenging areas in your life? If you answered yes to these questions, then Soul Transformation: Your Personal Journey can help you. Drs. Adam and Candice Smithyman provide the tools that will help you overcome pitfalls in your life when you learn how to walk in Christ’s righteousness and the power of the Holy Spirit. You have been given gifts that will help you to realize your destiny, but you must know how to use these gifts to conquer the obstacles in your path. You must learn how to navigate these turbulent waters with the strength of your soul. You will discern how to combat the enemy when you understand how your soul —your mind, will, and emotions—needs empowerment. Get ready for your personal journey to soul transformation with the tools to help you find your destiny. In this six-week study, you can learn what motivates you, who you are in Christ, how to practice the spiritual disciplines, and effective life strategies for realizing your promise.
Marriage takes hard work. Daily life can take its toll on even a successful marriage. And when one of the parties commits adultery, the effect on a marriage can be devastating—and final. But it does not have to be.
Author Hannah Brodie’s Corduroy is the true story of love and faith bound together beneath God’s gaze. Young love, starry-eyed and rose-rimmed, turned sinister and dark when vows were shattered and trust broken. The promise of a married life of blissful togetherness was torn to shreds by a prolonged marital affair. Brodie tells the story of a young wife who just wouldn’t let go, even when everything and everyone around her were shouting and telling her to get out. It is also the story of a naïve and decent young man driven to breaking his solemn vows and his wife’s heart through lust and deceit. Corduroy shows how a wife, through Christ’s eternal grace, continued to believe and trust God would restore her marriage, her husband, and her love, and how a man finally found redemption and grace.
In Corduroy, you will learn infidelity does not have to mean the death of a marriage. Follow a couple who made their way out of the deepest valley and found a renewed passion and love through Christ. It takes work, but you can find this renewal through Christ as well.
The birth of a child can bring indescribable joy and eager anticipation
to a couple, but what happens when time reveals that the child has an
irreversible disability? What does the couple do, and what becomes of the
child? How does God break through the disappointment to reveal himself
in such a situation? Mr. Michael: Journeying with My Special Son draws
upon the diffi cult yet joyful road the author traveled raising a child with
autism. The book takes the reader into her defi ant struggle from despair to
acceptance and fulfi llment for her and her son.
The heartwarming story is written with the Church in mind, but everyone
can benefi t from reading it. With autism becoming more prevalent in the
society today, Christian families are not exempt from being touched by this
disability. The book is intended to raise awareness in the church family,
whose members can learn to be supportive of parents facing the reality of
physical brokenness in the form of autism.