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In an age which screams for tolerance, the Gospel is seen as intolerably rigid – Christ can be one way, but not the way. In an effort to be more ‘culturally relevant’, the church is in danger of compromising – substituting the Gospel for the more palatable, non-confrontational road of social reforms. Being good citizens has become a politically correct beast, devouring the core of the church.
Spirit Empowered Mission opens up Acts 1-2, homing in on the real mission and purpose Christ has given the church: reaching the lost.
-“I can’t forgive them”
-“I would never be able to achieve that”
-“It’s just a bridge too far”
God has been receiving rebellious answers from His children ever since Adam and Eve! So often, just like Jonah, we are blinded by our situations, culture, or our own hearts. So often we ignore what we know God is calling us to do … and we are always left feeling incomplete and far from Him.
Anywhere but Nineveh is a thirty day devotional which inspires and focuses the mind, not on our rebellion, but instead on a God who speaks to us and on “One greater than Jonah” Who did not run away. This book is an encouragement and a reminder of the simple truths of our beautiful faith – perfect for mature or new Christians.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (June 23-24)
The Grace Essentials series aims to make some of the greatest classics of Christian literature accessible to the contemporary reader. Biblical Christianity unlocks Calvin’s masterpiece, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Through exploring in turn the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Calvin sought to achieve a “knowledge of ourselves” in light of “knowledge of God”. This work, foundational to theological thought for five centuries, is presented here in a faithfully edited version – perfect for enriching Bible Studies or devotionals.
What made an ordinary monk become a catalyst for the Reformation in Europe in the 1500s? What were the reasons lying behind his nailing of 95 theses against the practice of indulgences to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1517? Why was Martin Luther’s life in danger? How did his apparent kidnapping result in the first ever New Testament translated into the German language? Discover how a fresh understanding of the Scriptures transformed not only his own life but had a huge impact upon Europe.
From the increase in terrorism, to the push for gender fluidity, to the gradual eradicating of Christianity from schools, many of the trends unfolding in this century can be worrying. Earl Blackburn shows that, during these times, learning about our history is one of the best tools for encouraging us in our faith. He reminds us that the same all powerful Lord, who helped Christian heroes in past times, walks with us today.
Written with the easy style of years of experience, 50 World Changing Events in Christian History is an inspiration for Christians of any age.
Nestled in a few verses in Luke’s Gospel is a Jesus who would not have been tolerated on our city streets today: He was not politically correct. He did not try to save people’s feelings. This was because the things He was saying were too important and His love for people too strong to allow Him room to tread softly.
Steven Lawson unpacks these few verses, looking at the unashamed honesty, passion, and urgency with which Jesus explains the incredible cost involved in following Him. It is undoubtedly the biggest sacrifice any person ever makes – but it is for the most abundantly glorious prize imaginable.
By the end of his brief life Ulrich Zwingli would change the religious landscape of his home and the world. It wasn’t until the last few years of his life that he became a reformer. He fought for truth and righteousness with his mind and pen, he fought for lost souls to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and at the age of forty-seven, as an army chaplain, he was killed on the battle-field. The Shepherd Warrior, Ulrich Zwingli, fought the good fight.With his last strength he voiced his victory: “They can kill the body but not the soul!”