While acknowledging that church government is not a core doctrine on par with the doctrines of salvation or the person and work of Jesus, Grudem maintains that the organization of the church, as Christ’s body on earth, is important.
Heaven and Hell: A Zondervan Digital ShortZondervan Academic - In the wake of debates about god’s judgment and the afterlife, Grudem’s clarity and accessibility will help readers to better understand what the Bible says on these important topics and why it matters for their faith. Derived from wayne grudem’s perennial bestseller, Systematic Theology, this digital short presents in detail the Bible’s teaching on heaven and hell.
Both instructional and edifying, Heaven and Hell is an accessible resource on core elements of historic Christian doctrine.
Union with Christ: A Zondervan Digital ShortZondervan Academic - He also draws connections between a christian’s ongoing union with his or her Savior and grace, ontology, essence and energies, and covenant—an altogether masterful sketch of a beautiful and mysterious spiritual reality. Derived from michael horton’s recently released The Christian Faith, this digital short presents a full theological investigation into the biblical concept of union with Christ.
Horton covers the nature of this union, exegetical development of the concept, and both historical visions and contrasting paradigms of it.
The Attributes of GodGLH Publishing - Pink shows readers a God who is alive, all-powerful, and active in his creation. The perfect introductory text, The Attributes of God also has enough depth and meat to satisfy the more experienced reader. We need more than just a theoretical knowledge of God in order to worship him as he desires. This classic work of Arthur W.
Without understanding God's attributes, we have a skewed perception of him--often one cast in our own image. The foundation of our knowledge of God rests upon knowing what he is like. Pink invites readers to discover the truth about seventeen attributes of God, including his sovereignty, faithfulness, patience, immutability, love, and much more.
Biblical Church Government: The Church Fulfilling Its CallingCreateSpace - This book is an attempt to help officers and non-officers alike understand their duties and the proper relationship of individuals within the body of Christ. But the truth is that a good understanding of the doctrine of the church has countless practical implications for the everyday life and practice of the church.
Either they assume that the Bible has nothing to say about the subject, or they leave the matter up to those in charge. Few churches today show much interest in church government.
Walking with God through Pain and SufferingPenguin Books - The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. It’s time for a new understanding and perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Timothy Keller? As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for the unique insights he shares, and his series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys.
The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. New york times bestselling author of the prodigal prophet timothy keller—whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers—explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering? Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them.
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering - The great secular book on the subject, Elisabeth Ku¨bler-Ross’s On Death and Dying, was first published in 1969. Kushner, which was published more than thirty years ago, and C. S. Lewis’s the problem of Pain, published more than seventy years ago. Walking with god through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
The BeatitudesGLH Publishing - It is not appropriate in a brief study such as this to discuss that most interesting topic, the Kingdom of heaven—what it is and what the various periods of its development are—but these Beatitudes teach us much about those who belong to that Kingdom, and upon whom Christ pronounced its highest forms of benediction.
. Christ’s first preaching seems to have been summarized in one short but crucial sentence, like that of John the Baptist before Him: "Repent ye: for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand" Matthew 3:2; 4:17.
Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government Counterpoints: Church LifeZondervan - Yet while many christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. Roy taylor• single-elder congregationalism Paige Patterson• Plural-Elder Congregationalism Samuel E. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.
Waldron. What model for governing the church does the bible provide? is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way?In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents: • Episcopalianism Peter Toon• Presbyterianism L. As in other counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds.
Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government Counterpoints: Church Life - Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government.
The Time Between the Old and New Testament: A Zondervan Digital ShortZondervan Academic - Useful for bible students wanting to better understand the cultural context of the New Testament and for readers interested in Middle Eastern and early European history, The Time Between the Old and New Testaments shines light on a key period in world and religious history. The rise of the greek and then roman empires, herod’s Temple, the Maccabees, the Sanhedrin—this introduction to a fascinating era not covered in the Bible includes all of the above and more.
. Derived from halley’s bible handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its 25th edition, this digital short sketches the history of the time between the Old and New Testaments.
A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's WorldDavid C. Cook - In this practical guide, john stonestreet and brett kunkle explore questions including:what unseen undercurrents are shaping twenty-first-century youth culture?Why do so many kids struggle with identity?How do we talk to kids about same-sex marriage and transgenderism?How can leaders steer kids away from substance abuse and other addictions?How can we ground students in the biblical story and empower them to change the world? With biblical clarity, this is the practical go-to manual to equip kids to rise above the culture.
We don’t have to lose the next generation to culture.
An Introduction to the New TestamentZondervan Academic - The chapter on paul has been expanded to include an analysis of debates on the “new perspective. The discussion of New Testament epistles has been expanded to form a new chapter. This new edition will help a new generation of students better grasp the message of the New Testament. For each new testament document, and give an account of current studies on that book, discuss the book’s theological contribution to the overall canon, the authors also provide a substantial summary of that book’s content, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation.
This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment in exegesis courses. A new chapter provides a historical survey examining Bible study method through the ages.
An Introduction to the New Testament - By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. This second edition reflects significant revision and expansion from the original, making this highly acclaimed text even more valuable. An introduction to the new testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, sources, destination, purpose, date, and so forth.