That's why finding grace reflected to us in the faces of other people and becoming a face of grace to those around us are primary themes of this book.
Author: Edward Khouri
Rediscovering Grace-based Relational Discipleship and Transformation. This is a beta copy for test groups.Understood for all its fullness, grace is nothing, if not relational. It's rarely experienced when combing the dusty shelves of theological libraries compiled over centuries by Post-Reformation scholars. In its most profound form, grace is a relational truth experienced (or not) in the context of our face-to-face interactions with others. That's why finding grace reflected to us in the faces of other people and becoming a face of grace to those around us are primary themes of this book. Expressed face-to-face, grace defines the relationship we have with God, as well as the relationship we have with others. If grace is to be more than a theological vocabulary word, you and I must get off of the island of our individualistic, Western mentality. To get back home, we will need a GPS--one guided by grace-based attachment that grows our God-given identity and transforms all of life. While Grace makes healthy relationships last, fear makes unhealthy behaviors and relationships hopelessly tangled. In this book, we'll also expose the roots of addiction, including Codependency, and trace a pathway back to wholeness. After every chapter, you will find a section called, "Making it Stick." More than just for drill, these pieces have been designed to expand your understanding through practice and personal application. Each "Making it Stick" section includes the following elements: A Face of Grace. Grace is not an abstract theological concept--it is a relational reality that can be shared when people interact, face-to-face and in an ongoing relationship. Each Face of Grace tells the story of my relationship with people who demonstrated grace toward me; something in their faces told me that I was special to them. (Many of them are about people who shared grace with me before I even understood what it was.) As you read stories about my Faces of Grace, I hope it will help you remember and recognize those important people that God has placed in your own life. And, as you do, my prayer is that your face will increasingly reflect that same grace to others you meet along the way. To do this is to become like Jesus Brain Moment. Advances in neuroscience confirm what Scripture teaches: we are designed for relationships rooted in grace. In each Brain Moment section, I'm thrilled to share ever-expanding brain research findings to provide insight into the chapter subject. These are meant to enhance what you and I already understand about Biblical truth. Daily Confession. Every chapter includes a Daily Confession. Perhaps you are familiar with the concept. For our purposes, each confession is not about our sinful guilt or innocence on a topic. Here, we use it to acknowledge a biblical truth that relates to our identity; each is designed to affirm and help us recognize how key truths in Scripture's apply to us. Scripture Reflection. If we want to grow to be more like Christ, we must engage with Scripture. Research indicates that it is non-negotiable--spiritual maturity just can't happen otherwise. With that in mind, every chapter contains a passage of Scripture for you to engage with God, prayerfully. Journaling and/or Discussion Questions. These questions are designed to help you go deeper to apply the themes of this chapter and your Scripture Reflection exercise in your life. Homework. Unlike school work, these homework assignments are created to be refreshing. Each is set up to help you continue to apply this week's lesson, engage with God, prepare for the next chapter, pay attention and pray for others--especially those around you who need God's grace.
To be a person of grace, I need to love each one, too. Second, they have not arrived yet. But then neither have I. Third, God brings our students to us for a reason. Perhaps He wants me to show them grace in such a way that they move ...
Author: Richard Blackaby
Complete the Cycle of Grace How sweet the sound–it saved a wretch like you. It’s amazing. But has God’s grace changed you? Is it changing others through you? Richard Blackaby explores what may be causing you to miss out on an abundant life of grace, and how simply knowing about it is a far cry from embracing a grace-filled lifestyle. Once you fully experience and grasp its essence, you can’t help but “practice” God’s undeserved favor by passing it on to everyone around you. Grace shares a close relationship with love, is never static, and is always searching for those willing to receive it. This book focuses on pointed and practical life application so that you can attain the power of gracious living today! Let God’s Grace Flow Through You God’s grace is so boundless, so contrary to human nature, and so unconditionally given that you will never understand it… …until you give it away. Get ready to be washed in pure joy, renewed by a fresh sense of gratitude for the rich, undeserved favor God continually bestows upon you. Dr. Richard Blackaby explores what it means to make God’s grace a lifestyle and how it will become personal, practical, and recognizable in your life. You’ll discover: What genuine grace is and what it is not The power of life words and the devastation of death words The secret to establishing a grace-filled home How to recognize grace-giving opportunities Ways to extend grace when you don’t think you can Unable to deny His unconditional love, or even to keep it to yourself, soon grace will have a face. And the reflection in your mirror will tell its story. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound It’s a living, breathing testament to the depth of God’s love. You don’t deserve it, but you’ve got it. So, what are you doing with God’s amazing grace? Many Christians sing of its sweet sound, but fail to extend it to others–missing the point entirely. Putting a Face on Grace provides practical ways you can become a conduit of God’s grace to those around you. Dr. Richard Blackaby’s personal stories will have you nodding in agreement, laughing with empathetic understanding, and eagerly embracing a new life worth passing on. You will become the essential element that keeps God’s life-giving grace flowing. And if you think you’re unworthy of such an honor, that’s good. That’s grace… Story Behind the Book Much has been said about God’s grace. Observing it, defining it, soaking it in. But little has been said about bringing it full circle, to the point where we freely receive and give it on a daily basis. This is what lifestyle grace is all about. Richard Blackaby’s book hits a market in need, and “reinvents” grace for us all–exploding our understanding of this tremendous gift and bringing it into a new, tangible dimension.
I have never been a rapturous admirer of the beauty of the Empress; a certain narrowness of contour in the face, ... But her queenly grace of gesture, of attitude, of form, of motion, must be admitted to be beyond cavil, and superb.
Author: Justin McCarthy
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches by Justin McCarthy
“ Looking at her now it is just to me as “ Grace is certainly very pretty indeed , " if some great painter had made an ideal he said : and then he began to talk of face out of what hers used to be . ” Grace .
When Candace finally glanced up at her once more, there was a rueful grin on her face. Grace smiled back. The fights were becoming a bore for everyone in the house. A repetitive, predictable bore. Candace scowled.
Author: M. G. Reyes
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Fans of Pretty Little Liars and L.A. Candy will devour this fast-paced series from a writer New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant raves is "an amazing new talent!" Six gorgeous teens, all legally emancipated from parental control, move into their dream house on LA's infamous Venice Beach only to discover their perfect setup may be too good to be true. The roommates—a diva, a jock, a former child star, a hustler, a musician, and a hacker—all harbor dark secrets but manage to form a kind of dysfunctional family . . . until one of them is caught in a lie and everyone's freedom is put on the line. How far are they each willing to go to hide the past? And who will they betray to protect their future? Told from alternating points of view, Emancipated is the first book in a blistering guessing game of a series packed with intrigue, romance, and scandal.
Author: Michael Abayomi AlabiPublish On: 2019-02-09
For any black Christian folk, to sing “Amazing Grace” and still have hatred, animosity, or ill feelings toward other ethnicities ... Here is the saint of God presently enjoying the felicity of heaven, beholding the face of Jesus Christ.
Author: Michael Abayomi Alabi
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
When we leave our destiny in the hands of others and live our life in the past, we immediately destroy our future. Scientists in the human genome industry have proved that all humans are 99.9 percent the same. Why then are some ethnicities progressive and others nonprogressive? Our current problems are not with the slave or colonial masters. We Are Becoming the Problem Now! Had we continued in the legacy of our ancestors simply known as slaves, we ought to have been the pride and joy of the whole world. They went through unimaginable pain, sorrow, hardship, and torment. They survived and even succeeded by leaving a godly legacy behind in the Negro spiritual songs and in arts, education, industry, and every conceivable field. Our current major problems as blacks in Africa and all over the world simply put are leadership and disunity. We do the dirty work by self-destroying ourselves and each other. Only few illiterate Caucasian would engage in overt discrimination. The majority of us have been trained in the art and act of covert self-destruction and in the destruction of the whole. We have so much zeal but without knowledge. We must bear in mind that zeal without knowledge is dead, so also knowledge without zeal is equally lifeless (Romans 10:2). Not until we harness our zeal and knowledge comprehensively can we live a progressive life. It has been said that if the West is to stand still and halt all development and progress, Africa would never catch up. Yet we have PhDs in every conceivable field. Do we blame that on the ancestors of the slave or colonial masters? No! We are to be blamed. We Are Becoming the Problem Now! Those who have ears to hear, let them hear because time is of the essence.
In The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, Keller argues that hints of a world of becoming in ... much of human agency has been absorbed into divine grace, and positive worldly activism has been blunted in some instances and, ...
Author: William E. Connolly
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Political Science
Considers how non-linear notions of causality and time--where multiple, interacting, and partially open systems coexist--could transform the way we imagine political action.
A sad face ; but when she smiled Grace was on the lawn , a broad - brimmed , all sense of sadness disappeared ... and at that minute Grace caught the deformed - slightly , but sufficiently so to be a girl in her arms and kissed her ...
Author: United States. Supreme CourtPublish On: 1886
But no reported case has ( 377 ) mitted to be the law governing the rights of been found in England or in this ... not become due , in fact or in law , on the grace were to be reckoned , because it appeared day mentioned on its face ...
Author: United States. Supreme Court
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
First series, books 1-43, includes "Notes on U.S. reports" by Walter Malins Rose.