For readers who have not yet discovered the stand-alone books, or for Mahaney fans ready to cherish their favorites in a new package, this book is sure to become a treasured classic.
Author: C.J. Mahaney
What Really Matters Have the extremities taken over and left the core of your faith forgotten? Do you get confused by what you feel versus what is real? Let dynamic pastor C. J. Mahaney strip away the nonessentials and bring you back to the simplest, most fundamental reason for your faith: Jesus Christ. This book is packed with powerful truth that will grip your heart, clear your mind, and invigorate your soul. Chapters include “Breaking the Rules of Legalism,” “The Cross Centered Day,” and “Assurance and Joy.” Get ready to behold a breathtaking view of what God intends to accomplish in and through you every day. You’ll discover how embracing this cross centered life is both our highest privilege and greatest responsibility. His Gift, Your Hope Do you desire more passion for Jesus Christ? Return to the very essence of your faith—the cross of Christ. Here, the deepest truths of Calvary will stir your passion for Him into an unquenchable fire. “Never lay it aside. Never move on,” says C. J. Mahaney, who shows you how to center every day around the life-giving reality of the gospel and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, condemnation, and feelings-driven faith. PRAISE C. J. Mahaney’s The Cross Centered Life and Christ Our Mediator are life-changing books whose unique messages are even more powerful when combined. Living the Cross Centered Life is a careful melding of these two books with new content as well. For readers who have not yet discovered the stand-alone books, or for Mahaney fans ready to cherish their favorites in a new package, this book is sure to become a treasured classic.
Remember Jesus Christ? Although it seems almost too obvious, the center of our faith is surprisingly easy to forget. Dynamic pastor C.J. Mahaney shows how to overcome our tendency to move on from the gospel of grace.
Author: C.J. Mahaney
Remember Jesus Christ? Although it seems almost too obvious, the center of our faith is surprisingly easy to forget. Dynamic pastor C.J. Mahaney shows how to overcome our tendency to move on from the gospel of grace. Finding joy in the gospel -- whose promises allow us to escape condemnation whenever it attacks -- helps us avoid the prevalent trap of legalism. With practical suggestions, Mahaney demonstrates the difference between knowing the gospel... and making it the main thing in daily decisions and daily living. What Are You Centered On? Sometimes the most important truths are the easiest to forget. It’s time to get back to the starting point of the Christian life—the cross of Christ. Jesus’ work on your behalf must be the central motivation for your life and faith—the main thing. “Never move on,” says C.J. Mahaney, who shows you how to center every day around the cross of Calvary and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, condemnation, and feelings-driven faith. Tap into the gospel’s power and see how a cross centered focus can transform your life today!
This devotional will help you get back on the foundation of your faith. Cathy Ciaramitaro is the author of the book, THE CROSS, The Power, The Purpose, The Passion.
Author: Cathy Ciaramitaro
Publisher: Essence Publishing (Canada)
This devotional, 101 Reasons to Live a Cross-Centered Life contains daily messages on how to live your life as Jesus did by processing everything through the cross. There is only one true safe place to abandon ourselves and totally trust, and that is in the true and living God. The only way we can truly know God is through the Cross of Christ. It is there that God revealed His heart to us His creation. It is the centre of God's moral universe and the beginning and end of all things! Learn how to live life through the treasures of His Cross and you will be transformed to be like Him. The cross is God's message to this world. The Cross is all about character. It is the source of our hope, our place of forgiveness, and refuge. To center our lives on it is to be secure and victorious in all we do. If you are struggling in your walk and feel defeated as a Christian it is likely that you are not centered on the Cross. This devotional will help you get back on the foundation of your faith. Cathy Ciaramitaro is the author of the book, THE CROSS, The Power, The Purpose, The Passion. After experiencing a life changing event compelling her to go deeper into the riches of the cross and by reading every book she could find on it, she has written much of the secrets she learned, that many believers do not know.
Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing C. J.
Mahaney (Multnomah, 2006) FOUNDATIONS, CHRISTIAN LIVING: What really
matters? Have the extremities taken over, leaving the core of your faith forgotten?
Author: Dr. Ted Kersh
Publisher: WestBow Press
Interested in building an unshakeable life, marriage, family, and church?/p> What if it were possible to walk through the inevitable difficulties of life with contentment, trust, and a solid witness to the world? What if there were practical ways to construct relationships, homes, and churches that stand strong through lifes storms? Interested in living this kind of blessed life? Well, its possible, and the path to get there is clearthe Sermon on the Mount. From the first blessed in Matthew 5, through 111 invaluable verses, Jesus graciously outlined this God-anchored life. The Blessed Life is your guided tour through Jesus Sermon. Youll gain the blessings of spiritual poverty, full satisfaction in God alone, and calm contentment through any tribulation the passion to be salt that influences this world and light that reflects Jesus, the true Light the disciplines of spiritual maturity: service, prayer, forgiveness, and trust the courage to rise above worry and to inspect our own logs the tools to identify false teaching Looking for courage or hope in troubled times? The Blessed Life inspires seasoned believers and new Christ-followers to build a durable life on Christ the Solid Rock. *** This book is a fresh look at one of the most beloved texts of Scripture. While sound in exegesis and interpretation, the strength of this book lies in its fresh application to life in the twenty-first century. Some books add to knowledge; this book adds value to your life and journey with Christ. ANTHONY L. JORDAN Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Employing as symbols the cruciform cathedral and Celtic cross, this book casts a vision for the cruciform life, living as disciples of Jesus who are being shaped by the cross (gospel) into people and churches who share and show the cross ...
Author: Jimmy Davis
Publisher: Cruciform Press
Employing as symbols the cruciform cathedral and Celtic cross, this book casts a vision for the cruciform life, living as disciples of Jesus who are being shaped by the cross (gospel) into people and churches who share and show the cross (gospel) as they live the vertical life of loving God and the horizontal life of loving people through Christ.
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important truth can be the easiest to forget — The climax and the key - Why the
Maxwell's heart and vision for training up young poeple with the truth of God's Word and the necessity of evangelism shines forth in this little book. Readers know authenticity when they read it - and Maxwell exudes it.
Author: L. E. Maxwell
Publisher: Moody Publishers
L. E. Maxwell writes, “The cross is the key to all situations as well as to all Scripture.” By relating the cross as essential to the life of the believer, Professor L.E. Maxwell simply and practically shows how an understanding of our identification with Christ in his death and resurrection can lead to life as it was meant to be lived. It is by living with a cross-centered perspective that we can have both victory over sin and power to serve God well. Maxwell's heart and vision for training up young poeple with the truth of God's Word and the necessity of evangelism shines forth in this little book. Readers know authenticity when they read it - and Maxwell exudes it.
It’s the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God’s call to recognize that we’re really nothing without Him. It’s pride versus humility.
Author: C.J. Mahaney
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter 5:5 A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God’s call to recognize that we’re really nothing without Him. It’s pride versus humility. And it’s a fight we can’t win without looking repeatedly to Christ and the cross. C. J. Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy (pride) and cultivate our greatest friend (humility). His thorough examination clarifies misconceptions, revealing the truth about why God detests pride and turns His active attention to the humble. Because pride is never passive, defeating it demands an intentional attack. The blessing that follows is God’s abundant favor. “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit.” —Isaiah 66:2, ESV God clearly states that He is drawn to the humble. He’s also clear that He opposes the proud. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. You will find a new life is yours—a life God richly favors. A God-glorifying life you don’t want to miss.
Living on Purpose for the Glory of God James R. Wilkes. Christ ... The Scriptures
are full of Christ-centered, Godglorifying truths about the work of the cross. ... The cross-centered life is a life of a growing and sound understanding of the cross.
Author: James R. Wilkes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Glory Walk is a brief work explaining to Christians what living for God's glory is all about. It is a summons to believers to live in the bigger picture of God's kingdom with God's purposes in view. We must face the reality that western culture is man-centered, that one's natural tendencies are toward self-glory, and that the grace of God is what is deeply needed to fulfill our purposes in God's created order. Christians need to be God-centered, oriented by the truth of God's Word, focused on the gospel, and completely dependent on God. We must see clearly that our God is infinitely glorious. Thus, He is worthy to receive our worship and praise. The believer's duty is to live intentionally for God's glory alone. However, duty must not carry with it the idea of drudgery. Instead, by God's grace, we delight in him and desire his glory to be known. The teachings in The Glory Walk call believers to the joyful life of exalting Christ!
Only when we learn to truly live a Christ-centered life can we experience the God we read about on Sunday mornings. As you read this book the goal is that you allow the Holy Spirit to constantly evolve you into the image of Christ.
Author: Calvin Barnes Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
We are living in such a time that mediocrity is the norm when it come to the things of the Spirit. Only when we learn to truly live a Christ-centered life can we experience the God we read about on Sunday mornings. As you read this book the goal is that you allow the Holy Spirit to constantly evolve you into the image of Christ. This journey is not for the faint of heart; it will require you to give up everything, but if you are willing to yield to the direction of the Holy Spirit, your life will never be the same.
In this study on missional living, Bethany Ferguson guides readers to see how their own experience of need empowers them to serve a needy world.
Author: Bethany Ferguson
Category: Evangelistic work
In this study on missional living, Bethany Ferguson guides readers to see how their own experience of need empowers them to serve a needy world. Through Scripture, essays, and application for personal reflection or group discussion, The Mission-Centered Life explores confidence in God's missional purposes in the world. Book jacket.
Dr. Desmond Ford, who has studied the New Testament records for nearly 70 years, believes that thoughtful readers of this devotional study will have that experience. This book is Christ-centered, Cross-centered, and gospel-centered.
Author: Desmond Ford
For almost 2,000 years millions of readers of the Gospels have found them to be self-authenticating-the "inner witness" of their divine inspiration is given to all who read with a surrendered will. Dr. Desmond Ford, who has studied the New Testament records for nearly 70 years, believes that thoughtful readers of this devotional study will have that experience. This book is Christ-centered, Cross-centered, and gospel-centered. Those who give it close attention will conclude that compared to the knowledge of the glad tidings from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, all other knowledge is chaff. Gems from scores of Christian scholars are encapsulated in these pages. To gather them can make anyone richer than Solomon.
It is a God - centered life , a Christ - centered life , and a Cross - centered life , all
at once . I asked Abuna Tadros about the ... to us by its friendships and by its tests
. So the monk is still community - centered , even if he is living in a cave on a ...
Author: Mark Gruber (O.S.B.)
In their austere desert monasteries Coptic monks maintain a tradition of Christianity that extends back to St. Anthony and the ancient Desert Fathers. Father Gruber's journey began almost accidentally as part of his doctoral research, but it became much more. His account of his year's sojourn - entertaining, poignant, and spiritually challenging - opens a window on a mysterious world, saturated in prayer and silence, that functions as it always has to awaken hearts to the mercy and power of God.
Like children performing for our parents in a backyard play, we long to receive the applause, the approval, the divine "well done" or our heavenly Father.
Author: Jack Kuhatschek
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Like children performing for our parents in a backyard play, we long to receive the applause, the approval, the divine "well done" or our heavenly Father. This nine-session LifeGuide® Bible Study is about how we can please God--not by following legalistic rules but by putting our trust in Christ.
Author: John M. Strohman, J.D.Publish On: 2014-12-16
The Application Commentary of the Gospel of Matthew is a verse by verse examination of the Gospel of Matthew and should be seriously considered for application in personal/family devotions, group Bible studies and Sunday school classes.
Author: John M. Strohman, J.D.
Publisher: Cross Centered Press
The Application Commentary of the Gospel of Matthew is a verse by verse examination of the Gospel of Matthew and should be seriously considered for application in personal/family devotions, group Bible studies and Sunday school classes. It is designed to build up and equip the Christian (new believer or lifelong) in understanding and living out God's Word. Each section concludes with a portion called Summary and Application which discusses how to apply the scripture studied to daily life. James summed up this concept when he wrote: “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22
From the compilers of the popular Lists to Live By series come 200 powerful lists by some of the industry’s top Christian speakers and authors, including Chuck Colson, Joseph Stowell, Max Lucado, Pat Robertson, Shirley Dobson, Henry Blackaby, Dennis Rainey, Bill Gothard, Rick Warren, John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, and Bruce Wilkinson. The lists are divided into twelve easy-to-reference sections, with topics like virtue, prayer, faith, Christian marriage, God’s wisdom, worship, fellowship/community, heaven, and family. Full of humor, insight, and practical advice, these lists will deepen faith, strengthen relationships, nurture hope, and build character. The Power to Inspire Life-giving truth is all around us, but who can remember it all? We’ve made it easy by gathering the most essential information into 200 powerful lists. Whether you need a spiritual lift, a moment’s encouragement, a deeper appreciation for worship, or wisdom for a key decision—it’s all here. As you read through these priceless insights from respected Christian authors, linger over your favorite lists and savor the profound wisdom. Lists To Live By will deepen your faith, strengthen relationships, nurture hope, build character, and ultimately enrich your life. Story Behind the Book Every day you are bombarded with mountains of information, but how do you sort out what’s best? How do you remember it? How do you bring order to the chaos? We’ve made it easy by condensing some of the most valuable ideas into 200 bite-sized gems. The Oregonian newspaper ( Portland , OR ) calls list-o-mania the hottest, coolest, most sensational trend in pop culture. The bestselling Lists to Live By series is on top of that wave. In all of our books, we have intentionally avoided lists about the trivial…and instead focused on what really matters. In The Christian Collection we’ve searched the world (well, almost) for the most powerful and inspirational lists on prayer, faith, hope, heaven, love, family, worship, wisdom, and comfort. Like a compass, this collection will keep your life headed in the right direction. As with all the books in the series, these are not lists to do, but lists to become. From the Trade Paperback edition.
1967 , and he developed an approach that is biblical , Christ - centered , and cross - centered . ... to Happiness and You A Spiritual Clinic , Charles R .
Solomon Spiritual Gifts Assessment Bob Tippie Exchanged Life Foundation ,
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Author: Douglas R. Flather
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Category: Pastoral counseling
This referral directory gives the user immediate access to essential, up-to-date Christian counseling resources. It is organized alphabetically under 46 general topics that encompass counseling issues, professional issues, and educational issues.
In this book Stiles shows us an integrated approach to knowing the gospel, living the gospel and speaking the gospel makes us whole, healthy evangelists.
Author: J. Mack Stiles
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Many think evangelism is rooted in a method. It is rooted in something much deeper. It is found in what makes us whole and healthy messengers of God's truth about Jesus. Mack Stiles has lived the life of the healthy evangelist in homes and coffee shops, at universities and farms. He has lived out and spoken about the gospel to Kenyans, Koreans, Arabs and North Americans. What he has learned around the world and at home is summarized here in a few basic truths that can shape any of us into faithful people who bring good news to needy and hurting friends. The whole gospel changes much more than our relationship with God. Stiles shows how it changes all of who we are and what we do. It means learning the whole gospel without shaping its message to meet our tastes. It means not just going through the motions of accepted behaviors. It means showing the unity of witness and justice. It means love. It means community. Join Mack Stiles in a life-giving adventure of boldly knowing, living and speaking the gospel.
The second contrast which Paul uses to portray his pattern for living concerns life
' s desires . Paul reveals that the enemies of the Cross live very self - centered lives in which their own appetites and desires come first . The child of God ...
Author: Sandy Petro
Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing
In these studies from the Book of Philippians, author Sandy Petro helps us uncover Paul's recipe for increasing our joy in Christ. Christians don't have to feel trapped in a flat, tasteless existence--they can spice up their lives with joy.