Humility and the Honor of God

Author: Sheldon Newton
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599795205
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discover the true meaning of humility and how this simple Christian principle can change lives. Author Sheldon Newton believes you can only live a life in pursuit of God when you truly understand humility. With a simple yet descriptive tone, he reveals in 29 chapters the fundamental principle that will help unlock one's true purpose and potential. Newton breathes new life into the topic of humility and explains how many of us have succumbed to complacency, pride, and even a false sense of humility, all of which prevent us from living passionate lives for Christ. There is a place in everyone that God has created for Himself, and when you allow Him to fill that place, your purpose will finally be revealed. Show Less

Stand Against the Wind

Author: Erwin Raphael McManus
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418586005
Format: PDF, ePub
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You know it all too well: life is fraught with challenging moments. When the storms of life blow-as they most certainly will-are you going to stand strong, bend, or break? Popular author Erwin Raphael McManus suggests that you discover how to rise above the normal reaction and learn to stand against the wind. Through thought-provoking chapters, McManus takes readers on a journey of transformation through the landscape of their character-from where they start out "Running Free," through "Rising Out of the Ashes," developing "Divine Imagination," and finally, reaching the "Greatness of Servanthood." Readers, ages 18-35, will appreciate this international consultant's expertise on culture, change, leadership, and creativity.

God s Creative Gift Unleashing the Artist in You

Author: Jody Thomae
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620326159
Format: PDF
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God's Creative Gift is an in-depth study for the creative Christian. It is intended for both professional and lay artists, for the casual crafter and hobbyist, and for those in both sacred and secular settings. It is for those who see things where others do not and for those whose imaginations cannot be confined by religious dogma and tradition. It is for musicians, singers, painters, sculptors, dancers, dramatists, writers, poets, carvers, weavers, film editors, photographers, filmmakers, architects, designers--anyone who finds inspiration in creativity. Focusing on the creative spirit within, it is designed to help you draw your inspiration from a Deeper Source. It is deeply rooted in Scripture--for the creative Christian must enter into the Word of God on a regular basis in order to know the choreographer of her steps, the crafter of her designs, the author and perfecter of her faith, and the sculptor of her creative heart, soul, mind, and body. And to know Him intimately.

The Church Made Flesh

Author: Alan Todd
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491741554
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In his book, The Church Made Flesh, Alan takes the spiritual pulse of the Pentecostal/Apostolic Church and lays bare its true condition. Tapping into a rich spiritual repertoire of experiences, both anecdotal and other erudite sources, this book is a tour de force that revisits bedrock issues such as the cost of discipleship, church-planting and church order, among others. Employing a fruitful dialectic of tension, these issues are explored in the intersection between the nascent Apostolic Church of the first century AD and its contemporary incarnation. The denouement is an incisive, accessible, candid and profound exposition that is a must in every discerning minister and layperson’s library. —Paul Thomas, PhD (Education, King’s College, London) Lecturer, University of Olso, Norway Institute for Pedagogy Comparative and International Education Give yourself this book and then help God solve the next vexing problem in the North American Apostolic church. Sorry – this book is not designed to grace the shelf of your library. You should really read it on your knees. Embark on your journey with tears in your eyes. —Bishop Paul Reynolds International Honorary General Presbyter United Pentecostal Church International The Church Made Flesh challenges today’s commonly adopted church system of attraction by comparing it the 1st century’s church model which exercised Apostolic authority by going out to the world. Without apology Alan combats the readers thinking on how well today’s church is executing the Great Commission and touching the lives of people of all nations. For those that are ready to effect change in this world the biblical way, this is a book that you must not only have but study and wrestle with. —Michael Whitton, Minister of Operations, Global Apostolic Ministries Toronto, Canada

Refuse to Live the Common Life

Author: Sheldon D. Newton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469114887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Do you know what God has purposed for your life? Does a dream burn within you, yet, you feel powerless to do anything to bring it to pass? Does it seem as if the cares or disappointments of life hindered, crushed or destroyed your passion to reach for your goals? Then you need to read, Refuse the Common Life. In this book you will find the encouragement to go in the direction of your God-ordained purpose and attain that for which you have been apprehended. This message will ignite or re-ignite the fire within to reach for the fulfillment of your dream. Dont you dare give up. Refuse to live the Common Life.

AUTHORITY CONTROL OR RELEASE

Author: Ted J. Hanson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0990825124
Format: PDF, Docs
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We live in cultures and societies that are influenced by the curse of the fall of man and authority has been twisted and diminished to an understanding of control and manipulation. This book reveals authority as a life-giving liberation in the earth. True authority brings life and the release of life to others. It is neither a function of nor a character of getting from others, but rather that of giving increase and life to others. Power can control, but true authority facilitates and releases. It doesn’t bring control. It brings freedom. A lot of people want power, but not so many want true authority. Authority relates to responsibility. It is a God-given substance that requires us to be responsible to God for receiving it and giving it for the life and well being of others. Power satisfies self, but authority empowers others to truly live. Jesus came to redeem our purpose and destiny in Christ. The real issue was lost authority. The real issue was the human mandate! That mandate involved being able to destroy every form of death with life and to crumble every lie with truth. Authority produces life in others. Authority elevates others to their fullest existence, while mere power will rob from others to elevate a person beyond their measure of life-giving influence. Authority starts from the place that we are and progresses forward in the journey of life. Authority is a path of responsibility and we must be responsible in every phase of our journey! It is for the life of others, not for the success of us. Our path of destiny is one of significance, not merely one of personal success! Authority is a testimony of relationship. One sphere of influence serves another sphere, but each work together to fulfill the God-given roles of each part. When we find the place of our responsibility in life, that responsibility is given for the sake of giving life to others. Even in the practical aspects of the world, when we are responsible with what has been entrusted to us it benefits others. We must all learn to recognize who we are in life, embrace the authority of who we are, and live to give life to others in the responsibility of our authority. Authority is not a matter of seeing what is in the world and attempting to bring heaven to it. It is a matter of seeing what is in heaven and then bringing a measure of that heavenly substance to a hungry world.

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Brothers We Are Not Professionals

Author: John Piper
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433678829
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.