Presents a series of meditations on Christian life, focusing on such events of the church year as Advent, Lent, and Corpus Christi, and discussing such topics as the nature of peace and the relationship between spirit and matter.
CHAPTER FIVE TEACHING SERMONS FOR EASTER LIKE HIM WE RISE
Colossians 3:1-4 If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above. go to the Bluebird Café, which is sort of the mother church for country
Author: Kenneth H. Carter
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Features ready-to-use lectionary-based worship and preaching resources for Easter.
You must endeavour to rise above this weakness and seek the transcendental
Reality. In doing so, you are to give up not your worldly possessions but your
attitude of possessiveness towards them. Not persons but your infatuation for
Author: A. Parthasarathy
Publisher: A. Parthasarathy
A commentary on the introductory scriptural text by philosopher-saint Adi Shankaracharya. For those interested in the study of the scriptures, this book provides a short and simple beginning. The text provides the basic instructions on life. It highlights the two main motivations which propel the life of a human being viz.acquisition and enjoyment. The first motivation drives him to acquire, aggrandise, hoard wealth. And the second causes him to indulge in the enjoyment of the acquired wealth. The text points out the hollowness of these external pursuits. Directs you to seek the supreme Self within. And reach the eternal Abode of peace and bliss.
... what is above reason; Seek not the things that are too high for thee (Ecclus, iii.
22). But whatever is not above reason is fully treated of in philosophical science.
Therefore any other knowledge besides philosophical science is superfluous.
Author: St Thomas Aquinas
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume I, Aquinas addresses: the existence and perfection of God the justice and mercy of God predestination the cause of evil the union of body and soul free will and fate and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."
Know then the God of There are both motive and encouragement ' to thy father , '
said David to his son , Solomon , “ and seek those things which are above , ' in
the words , serve him with a perfect heart , and a willing where Christ sitteth on ...
“SEEK THE THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE” If then ye were raised together with
Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of
God. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the
Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"These sermons were prepared from 1920 to 1924. Professor Barth preached some of them while he was minister of the Reformed congregation in Safenwil, Canton Aargau, Switzerland; others in the Reformed Church in Goettingen while he was professor of theology in the University. Pastor Thurneysen at that time preached to the congregation in Bruggen, near St. Gall, Switzerland. The sermons were written not for special occasions but for the regular Sunday morning service, and were addressed to such men and women as one will find in any village or city church--to men and women in the struggle for life, waiting and seeking for God. "Pastor Thurneysen selected the sermons and arranged them according to a scheme that may be indicated by the words Promise, Christ, Christian Living." --from the Translator's Preface
saying , What shall we eat , or what are above , where Christ sitteth on the right
shall we drink , or wherewith shall we be hand of God . Set your affection on
things clothed ? ( for after all these things seek the that are above , and not on
L^ ° N | Seek to please Me above all else. Let that goal be your focal point as you
go through this ... A good way to stay focused on You is seeking to please You
moment by moment. I really do want to please You, but I am easily sidetracked by
Author: Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
From your heart's deepest cry to life's joyful praises, nothing is off limits to Jesus. Knowing Jesus on a deeper, more personal level means sharing all aspects of your life with Him...every day. In Dear Jesus, Sarah Young exemplifies what it means to do this-to dialogue with the Savior. She begins each of the 120 devotionals by sharing intimate struggles and longings that weigh on the heart-being preoccupied with problems; being dissatisfied with oneself, and other spiritual issues. Jesus then responds in His loving way by giving guidance and encouragement, using Scripture as the foundation from which His words flow. Readers will be drawn into the presence of God through these spiritual letters of grace.
Doth Christ not appear ? then neither doth your “ life ; it is above in God . What
then ? when shall we live ? “ When Christ , your life , is manifested , then seek for
glory , “ then for life , then for enjoyment . — ' Then shall ye also be mani . “ fested
It “ sufficed not to say the things above , ' nor ' where Christ is , ' “ but he adds , '
sitting at the right hand of God . ... and is urgent in showing that they are " seated above , and are dead , preparing through both to teach “ them not to seek the ...
It “ sufficed not to say the things above , ' nor ' where Christ is , ' " but he adds , '
sitting at the right hand of God . ... above , and are dead , preparing through both
to teach " them not to seek the things here ; for whether ye are dead , ye ought not
It “ sufficed not to say the things above , nor where Christ is , ' " but he adds , '
sitting at the right hand of God . ... thither , and is urgent in showing that they are “
seated above , and are dead , preparing through both to teach " them not to seek
Paul urged the Colossians to "... seek those things which are above, where Christ
sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things
on the earth" (Col. 3:1-2). The word "seek" means to search for something with ...
Author: Rodney E. Whittle
Publisher: Xulon Press
This is a daily inspirational study book, based on a pattern to read your Bible through in one year. Rev. Rodney Whittle, along with his congregation, used this plan for many years to read their Bible through; it was such a blessing to him personally. He decided to follow that same format, as he wrote this book. There are two passages to read a day, a morning Old Testament passage and an evening New Testament passage. He would take an inspirational thought he received from that passage and write a study. As he wrote the monthly booklets, he didn't necessarily do them in sequential order and he only lacked eight days of his last month (January), before he passed away. His wife, Grace, worked and completed the eight days that remained, with other materials he had written in times past. Rodney E. Whittle was born in Cereal, Alberta, Canada, on October 29, 1928, and died on September 8, 2007. At his home, two missionaries from the Canadian Sunday School Mission arrived on bicycles to do missionary work. Through the ministry of these men, Rodney was wonderfully converted and called to preach the gospel. He spent the years 1944-1950 at Prairie Bible Institute, where the missionary boys were attending. He met his wife, Grace at Prairie and they married on August 28, 1950 and celebrated 57 happy years together. He had four daughters, ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren at the time of his passing. He pastored and helped many churches; Houston Texas, Dallas Texas, St. Louis Missouri, Minneapolis Minnesota, Nassau Bahamas, and Kingston Jamaica. He was pastoring in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, at the time of his death.
Seek the things that are above . ” How do you seek the things that are above ?
The church at Colossae began by becoming fascinated with what they called “
mysterious things , ” something like the ancient counterpart to fortune telling .
Author: Fred B. Craddock
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A collection of sermons on a variety of texts and topics, all showing the wit, gifted turn of phrase, narrative skill, and biblical insight of Fred Craddock.
IX SEEK THINGS ABOVE ( 3 . 1 - 4 ) [ 3 . 1 ] If then you were raised up with Christ
, seek the things above , where Christ is , seated at the right hand of God . [ 2 ]
Think of the things above , not the things on earth . [ 3 ] For you died , and your
Author: Robert McL Wilson
Publisher: A&C Black
For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
Once I began to seek those things that are above, I rose out of my situation. I had
been focusing on dying and remaining sick. I was looking at being six feet under
instead of looking above at myJesus, Who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Author: Jeff Budzinski
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Today people are dealing with an identity crisis. They do not know who they are in Christ. They have very little knowledge to what God has to say about them. Radical Transformation Gods Way will build principles to help you discover who you are in Christ Jesus. When these Biblical Principles are applied, you will begin to see Gods plan unfold in your life. This book will help you build confidence, raise your awareness of who God says you are, remove old mind-sets and help you get back on Gods course. Just as a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, the time in the cocoon is preparation for the transformation. Today is the day you will break out of the cocoon and soar as a butterfly in Gods Word. Get ready to be Radically Transformed Gods Way!
Earnestly seek supernatural help from above, dear Brother, that you may be
enabled to manifest before your fellows the sufficiency of Divine grace to
strengthen and support — to show you do have a peace and comfort which the
The discontented and disillusioned are conditioned to seek self-realization or
transcendence. The mentally ill seek to become normal, and the normal seek to
be uniquely different, “above the norm.” Although many people seem to ...
Author: Richard E. Lind
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Whether seeking recognition, spirituality, or personal success, we are endlessly striving to become something "better." But even if we obtain what we are looking for, we cannot refrain from creating another quest. Driven to distraction in pursuit of our goals, we are never able to enjoyor even livethe life we have. This provocative book explores the harmful side of our cultural and personal preoccupation with seeking. Psychologist Richard Lind suggests that there are no alternatives to seeking because our culture is singularly obsessed with personal development. Modern individuals have been taught since youth to believe that the quest for an ideal, future state is the sure road to happiness. Yet, as Lind shows, ideal goals remain out of reach. Instead of bringing inner peace, the compulsive quest for selfimprovement creates psychic fragmentation, inner conflict, and personal suffering. It leads individuals to feel that their lives are never good enough, and results in the manipulation of the self and others. Rather than advocating without qualification the value of "growth," "development," and "progress," Dr. Lind suggests that selftransformation can only occur if we are able to stop interfering with the experience of who we naturally are. Supporting his case with historical examples and insights from diverse wisdom traditions, Lind shows how inner fulfillment can only be obtained by giving up "empty desires" and "empty striving," and by becoming directly present again to the world of living experience.
The Resurrection of our Saviour consider'd , as an Argument for seeking Things above . COL . III . 1 , 2 . If ye then be risen with Christ , seek those Things which
are above , wherë Christ fitreth at the Right Hand of God . Set your Affe £ iions on
Then have ing suffered with him , died with him , and been buried with him , if ye
are risen with Christ , seek those things which are above , where Christ sitteth on
the right hand of God : eat the bread which comes down from above , which is ...