The Jesus Spiral Through experience, I've learned things about meditation over
the last 30 years that run contrary to almost all traditional meditation methods.
Traditionally, most meditations require that you focus your attention for long
Author: John Selby
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Jesus for the Rest of Us by John Selby is written for the many millions of Americans who don’t find traditional or right-wing Christian theologies fulfilling, but who want to explore the direct meditative experience of Jesus' presence and guidance in their lives. Despite an artificially-boosted high profile, fundamentalist Christians actually make up less than 7 percent of the American public. Meanwhile, a growing number of people inside and outside the Church are turning away from religious extremism and outmoded beliefs – a full third of American adults now identify themselves as "spiritual, but not religious." If you yourself have had your curiosity about Jesus squashed by fundamentalist extremism, or if you hesitate to pursue feelings of connectedness with the presence of Jesus because you don't like dogmatic beliefs, you're going to love Jesus for the Rest of Us. Former minister John Selby offers a compassionate experiential guide that will enable you to encounter Jesus' meditative presence where all words stop . . . and true spiritual experience begins. From John Selby's extensive research into the mechanics of meditation, as well as his lifelong work as a therapist and spiritual counselor, he now teaches this new meditation technique that actively nurtures the love and guidance of Jesus' presence in our hearts. A landmark text, Jesus for the Rest of Us will help you connect with the contemplative and mystical qualities of Jesus' teachings that have sustained deep spiritual experience in millions of hearts from the time of Jesus to the present. John Selby offers a remarkably simple yet powerful post-Christian meditation process, focusing on Jesus' actual presence in our lives – beyond all theology and dogma. The program, available online as well at www.johnselby.com, will appeal to everyone seeking to experience a more meaningful spiritual life through their own direct connection with the divine.
Sharing Christ within Your Personality Style Dr. Mike Bechtle. Most of us have
experienced someone showing interest in us but later discovered that it was only
because he or she wanted something. For example, our family bought a minivan
Author: Mike Bechtle
Publisher: Baker Books
The most common methods of evangelism are tailor-made for extroverts. But what about the rest of us? Other Christians, including introverted, reflective people, are left with feelings of guilt and fear and the desire to become more outgoing. The problem, says Mike Bechtle, is not their personality, but that they've been taught methods of evangelism that push them too far out of their comfort zone. In Evangelism for the Rest of Us, Bechtle shows readers how to share their faith in more comfortable ways by helping them discover and define their unique strengths within their personality type. With fresh, biblical insight, this much-needed resource renews a passion for sharing Christ with others, because telling the Good News does not have to be so intimidating.
I love to look at the Nativity, think about what Jesus did for us, think good thoughts
of our fellow man, show forgiveness, and do favors for those who need one, even
those who don't. It has turned into a circus that doesn't even resemble what it ...
Author: Gerald Daniele
In Poetry For The Rest Of Us, poet Gerald Daniele shares his unique wit and wisdom on nature, childhood, love, community, and much more. Throughout his collection of poems and haiku, Gerald encourages us to take delight in the simple beauty of our world, to find humor in every day, and to live without regret. From dirty fingers and Tonka Wheels to leaky garden hoses and hormonal pregnant women, Daniele offers a realistic look at the challenges and rewards of parenting. A survivor of unrequited love and heartache, he shares raw reflections on passion and relationships. Thoughts on suburban living hint at the many secrets our neighbors might be hiding. And with a creative flair uniquely his own, Gerald pokes fun at the tardy employees, whiny customers, and other headaches of deli ownership. Poetry For The Rest Of Us is a thoughtful, quirky take on the ups and downs of the every day moments that will have us examining and appreciating our own life journeys through the eyes of Gerald Daniele a.k.a. "Wazu".
A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture Michael Williams. puts words ...
There is one person, the God-man Jesus Christ, who did not sin and yet paid the
price for the disobedience and rebellion of all the rest of us schlubs. Jesus had a
Author: Michael Williams
How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens connects each of the sixty-six books of the Bible to the person and work of Jesus Christ. By explaining each book’s theme and raising pertinent questions about the contemporary importance of that message, author Michael Williams sets readers on a path toward purposeful, independent reading and application of the entire Bible.
Author: R. Dandridge Collins, PhDPublish On: 2007-01-01
We'd prefer a Jesus who said, "If somebody messes with you, deck 'em." But
that's not what the Master taught us. It is Jesus' ability to sacrifice so much of His
power and function like an ordinary human that gives the rest of us earth-bound ...
Author: R. Dandridge Collins, PhD
Publisher: Moody Publishers
In the eerie, classic television show The Twilight Zone, characters caught in the zone wanted nothing more than to return to normal life. Similarly, survivors of severe trauma fall into the trauma zone--place they want to escape from, but can't. Some cannot move forward, feeling stuck and victimized by their past. Some cannot see the present, living in denial of what has happened. And others cannot learn from the past, repeating the same mistakes over and over. All of them find they can't cope with the overwhelming emotions that accompany trauma. Collins, a licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience in the healthcare field, believes there is a way out of the trauma zone and back to emotional health, a path he outlines in this practical, encouraging book.
It was also very different from the perspective of the Pharisees of Jesus' day, who
thought it blasphemous to claim that the ... Jesus more fully understands that he
is God's beloved son and that God is his father, while the rest of us find such a ...
Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, modern thinkers came to believe that our notion of truth should be objective, certain, and precise. Mathematics became the model for how truth should be conceptualized, and we sought to eliminate ideas that were vague, ambiguous, or contradictory. This inevitably led to our belief that the truth of the Gospel must be conceptualized in the same way, and much of modern theology saw the defense of the Gospel in these terms as its task. The teachings of Jesus, however, are often vague, ambiguous, and even contradictory. Fortunately, a twenty-first century understanding of the human condition has debunked the modern notion of truth, showing it to be truncated at best. Truth, at least as we have access to it, is very different from what our early modern ancestors imagined. This is especially good news since the truth of the Gospel was never compatible with modernity's notion of truth as objective, certain, and precise. Consequently, we are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. This volume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.
The season of our life that led up to this crazy world of couponing was at times
more than either of us thought we could ... Your heart to serve Jesus, give to
others, and desire to walk in the calling that God has for you is more than I could
Author: Kasey Knight Trenum
Publisher: Baker Books
Not everyone is an extreme couponer. Most of us just want to save some money--not let clipping coupons and scouring the internet for deals take over our lives. For all the savvy shoppers out there, Kasey Knight Trenum has written Couponing for the Rest of Us. She knows that money is tight, food prices are going up, gas prices are closing in on unbearable, and people have better things to do than spend every spare minute (if they have any) obsessing over costs and coupons. She also knows coupons just happen to be a tool that can save a family hundreds of dollars every month and ultimately improve a family's finances and its future. Couponing for the Rest of Us shows readers •where to find coupons for what your family eats •how to make the internet do the work for you •how to find sale cycles and store match-ups (and what those terms mean!) •how to reinvent your shopping strategy and toss your lists •how to make grocery shopping less stressful--even fun! •how to turn money saved into money shared •and much more If readers want to save money and time, this book is a gold mine.
Author: Olumide K. OlamigokePublish On: 2006-01-30
Why did Jesus say that ye must become like little children to enter the Kingdom of
God? Little children do not carry the burden of worries that we adults carry.
Children, till about the age of eight or nine, are still in direct contact with the Light
Author: Olumide K. Olamigoke
This is a practical book that may help you build a personal best-of-the-best relationship with God. I mean the best-of-the-best Sound Spiritual relationship with your Creator, the One that also nourishes and guides you. Several other relationships the world cherishes and cultivates with God are religious and more often that of accumulating wealth, material gains, positions of power and control, awards and recognition, education, certificates, diplomas and degrees. Most people base a sound, progressive and successful relationship with God on the achievement of those mundane things. YOUR Primary Relationship with God is spiritual (Father, Spirit, Son or Soul) and should remain that of spiritual values and ideals such that in time you can say; I was caught up to the third heaven last night. I can hear the inner Sound of God crystal clear. I am illuminated by the inner Light of God, God is real to me. I have discovered the straight gate and the narrow path within me that lead to the Kingdom of God. I experience and share Divine Love every moment. I know how to be still to see God’s true salvation. I can mount up with wings like the Eagle. I saw myself as Soul this morning dressed in a White Garment of Light. This book teaches you how to become a true worshipper, a Godlike being. It teaches you how to worship God in Truth and in Spirit.
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Aspazontai aspasai tou" ≈ filounta" hma" en pistei a.npm d.npm a.npm p.g r.gs.1
r.as.2 ... Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy 641 Titus 3:
Author: William D. Mounce
This book makes the Greek New Testament and word studies based on it easily accessible to everyone, all in one volume.
It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins” (1 John 4:
10, NIrV). God was willing to give up what was dearest to him, his own and only
Son, so that by Jesus's death the rest of us could have eternal life. This sacrificial
Author: Amy M. Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase "I want to believe" refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, hope, love, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross.
The powerful interests who would control us relentlessly urge us to find pleasure
and contentment and the meaning of ... in Jesus—that radical lover of the poor
and the outcast and all the rest of us lonely victims ofthe greedy powers that be.
Author: Z Holler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Traditional preaching, along with the mainline churches in which it has been most prevalent over the years, is losing its appeal for growing numbers of people who are caught up in the dangers and confusion of our fragmented world. Many are hungering for a more powerful and challenging message rooted in Jesus' Life and teachings, seeking clues about how to live faithfully amid the destructive social and personal pressures created by our nation's exploitation of its position of global dominance. The sermons in this volume emerge from the conversion story of a Southern white, Presbyterian pastor who was transformed by the civil rights struggle and who has chosen to live on the boundary between mainstream and marginalized people. Rooted in an understanding that Jesus' gospel message is subversive of many of the dominant values and practices of our culture and our world today, they are intended to be "disturbing" sermons. But they disturb for the sake of healing and hope, always pointing to Jesus' good news of the liberating possibility of beloved community, inclusive of us all. "Z Holler's collection of sermons, Jesus Radical Message, are exegetical models, faithful to their texts, but highly disturbing. He has taken familiar stories of Jesus and let them speak to modern readers as they spoke to the disciples of old, threatening their prejudices and challenging their deepest commitments. They grow out of Holler's own experience-as all good sermons should do-are well-written, and to the point."---Charles Consar Columbia Theological Seminary "I share with my friend and elder Z Holler two deep convictions: that the gospels call us to radical discipleship, and that the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro is truly carrying on the work and witness of Martin Luther King. Z's journey of following Jesus and standing in solidarity with the BCC is remarkable for a white southern preacher of his generation, reminiscent of Clarence Jordan and Will Campbell. His memoir and sermons testify to the wound of reacism, and to how gospel faith changes personal and political geographies."---Ched Myers Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministers "Having been associated with Z Holler on a daily basis for many years, I have been impressed by his interest in and compassion for those in our society for whom the social, legal, and economic systems were a burden instead of offering help and deliverance. He worked diligently to understand their life situations and to content those who controlled the systems. His vision of justice for all was always clear and his ability to articulate that vision is a challenge to any one of us who dare preach sermons based on the person and work of Jesus Christ."---William A. Stewart Minister in the Presbyteian Church (USA) "With a heart trained by scripture, Z Holler listens to the pain of the oppressed. Bearing the particular burden of white Southerners, he has painstakingly translated the pain of racial and class injustice into these sermons along with the dangerous memory of Jesus the Radical Messiah and Z's particular rendering of his demanding call to discipleship. Fresh and urgent, here is a wonderful gift to the discipleship movement-inspiration to engage the word in all times and places."---Revs. Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring Open Door Community, Atlanta, CA "Jesus was and is very radical as he proclaimed and gave witness to the in-breaking of God's Kingdom. Z Holler gives witness to the radical nature of Jesus' proclamation in these sermons with the aid of Scripture his own scholarship. For a taste and sample, read sermon number four, "Let us Go Across to the Other Side." You will want more. The sermons are deep and require reflection. Share reflection in a group or meditate on one each morning, You will be challenged and fed."---Rt. Rev. A. C. Marble, Jr. Bishop of Mississippi, retired, 1993-2003 Biship Assisting, Diocese of North Carolina, 2004 Z Holler, a retired Presbyterian pastor, is a co-founder of the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. He served as co-chair for the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project
(Luke 1:35) Many people see this as an indication that Jesus was different from
all other people and in a way this is true. Jesus is dif— ferent from the rest of us in
that He does not trace I—Iis paternal lineage back to Adam. This is critical to the ...
Author: William Landon
It is beyond debate that the world is troubled with numerous problems. We live in a time of political, economic and social uncertainty. While all of us earnestly hope that these problems will be worked out, we all differ widely in our views of the best route to get to these solutions. Perhaps the most basic issue in seeking solutions to our problems is the identification of the cause or source of these problems. As the world is an interconnected system where we all have some impact on the whole, it is logical to assume that the most basic issues of the world's problems lie within each of us individually. This book takes this approach. If we are to ever hope to move toward solutions to the world situation we must begin with each of our own individual situations. This is not a look at our physical situation but with our psychological and spiritual situation. The only way we can ever hope to build a better world is to build better people. The making of better people begins with a proper constitution of our "self" or the person we truly are. In the end, there are only two versions of our self that we can elect to live in-the independent self or the individual self. One of these versions leads to a life of bondage and the other leads to a healthy life of positive impact. This impact touches both our own life and the condition of all those we have contact with.
God is perfect, in that the Sacred Power, struggling through us to recreate the
world in ever more fully mutual ways, is one ... Precisely as a brother with limits
like the rest of us, Jesus was able to god in ways that those with ears to hear,
eyes to ...
Author: Carter Heyward
Publisher: Fortress Press
In this theological resource for spiritual transformation and social change, Carter Heyward rethinks the figure Jesus and his import for church, academy, and society. Rather than focus on the endlessly variable pictures of Jesus in contemporary biblical scholarship, and in radical opposition to the Jesus of the "Christian Right," Heyward presents "Jesus as our brother, infused with a sacred power and passion for embodying right (mutual) relation, and ourselves with him in this commitment." She goes on "to explore, concretely, how we might live this way."
... the first ἐν ᾧ), Paul now turns his full attention to Jesus in verse 13. • The key
here is to find the main verb.
Author: William D. Mounce
If you’d love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, then this newly revised second edition of Greek for the Rest of Us is foryou. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionarycrash-course on “Greek for the rest of us” will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of Greek, and you’ll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies. This book is divided into three major sections (Foundational Greek, Church Greek, and Functional Greek), each of which builds on the previous section and takes you to the next level. Depending on which levels you take, the book will teach you how to: Read and pronounce Greek words Learn the fundamentals of the Greek noun and verb system Conduct effective Greek word studies Learn the basics of Greek exegesis for biblical interpretation Decipher why translations are different Read better commentaries Be comfortable using reverse and traditional interlinears Understand the information displayed by biblical software
But the rest of us, we don't think too much about them. Let me tell you how it used
to be for us. We went to our own gods, of course, in their temples; gods of harvest
if we were planting crops, gods of love if we were getting married, gods of ...
Author: Tom Wright
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In this introductory volume, perfect for Protestant new member and confirmation classes, acclaimed theologian and writer Tom Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today.
No one can love you as Jesus does because He died for our sins. However, the
story does not end there. He rose again for all of us to have eternal life. We will
have an eternal life with Him. God gives us new hearts. He gives you a new ...
Author: Inseong J. Kim
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Our faith is not about what we are DOING, but believing what God has DONE for us. Wow! Hallelujah!When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in His presence. I could not ask for the reason of my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before Him. I met a God who said that He loves me even to the death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son's death connected me with the reality of sin and death, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I am forgiven and have hope that will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear. Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ.Inseong was born and raised in the beautiful suburbs of Seoul, South Korea. She now lives in Phoenix Arizona with her wonderful husband Steven and her three children. She is a writer and an artist. Through her tragic experience, Inseong experienced the deep grace of God and the values of her life as a wife and a mother."My understanding of 'Hope' is not a wish, but a reality of the future, for which I am waiting with full anticipation. I will live with Jesus forever and ever."
Let us , lastly , fix our Eyes upon the Promise which he hath made us , and see if
that be not enough to 1 , faith he , will give you Rejt . Rest he promisech , it shall
be freely given , and it shall be given by Christ himself . 1. It is Rest which Christ ...
The only way you can enter into the sabbath rest of God is to enter into Jesus Christ, the one who finished the work. ... Hebrews 4:1-4 offers us a helpful
corrective: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of ...
Author: Lynn Hiles
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
For anyone struggling to understand John s writings in Revelation, this book provides true, Biblically-based answers. Through detailed insight into the letters John wrote to seven churches of his day, you will learn how to avoid the inherent pitfalls of the first Adam mentality to overcome today's trials and tribulations. The more you understand the Book of Revelation, the more you will be disarmed of the fears, intimidations, rhetoric, and flood of information spewing from the dragon s mouth. This overflow of propaganda has kept the human family afraid to even read the Book of Revelation, when, in fact, it is the only book in the Bible that declares a built-in blessing to those who read and understand it.
Ask the Lord to show you more about Jesus. ... Many of us may associate “O
Come, All Ye Faithful” with warm Christmas memories, but a Catholic layman,
John Wade, actually wrote it in ... was not created like the rest of us; He was
Author: Kathy Troccoli
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Fall more deeply in love with Jesus and be transformed into the woman you long to be by spending thirty minutes a day with Him and the Forever in Love with Jesus Workbook. The workbook contains ten lessons, each divided into five days. Remarkable paintings, elightening discussions, related movie selections, and interactive questions will draw you ever closer to Jesus – the Love of your life . . . and beyond.
... since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with trihulation those who trouhle
you, and to give you who are trouhled rest with us when the Lord jesus is
revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on
Author: Marianne Strenger
Publisher: WestBow Press
Do you know what the image of the antichrist is? Do you know what the symbolism of the number 666 of the antichrist means? When Jesus writes the letters to the churches in Revelation, He is writing to us now. Do you understand what He is expecting in us? Do you know what is His view of an overcomer in Him? Come, learn the great adventure of knowing what the symbolism is in this great book of the Bible. Understand Gods ways for us in Jesus Christ so that when the counterfeit spirit shows up, you wont be deceived and fall prey to Satans dark ways. Learn from the Holy Spirit to see through the darkness with His discernment.