Have you ever wondered why we are overcome instead of overcoming?
Why does every circumstance in life seem to swallow us up rather than us conquering it?
We were created to conquer not to be conquered. We were purposed to overcome not to be overcome. On most days, however, if we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t feel like this is true; we feel defeated, we feel destroyed.
In Overcome, you will be challenged and encouraged to know we can overcome because Jesus overcame it. Through the biblical account of Peter walking on water, we discover how to rise above our situations, circumstances, and problems.
So, get ready to elevate your life to new heights. Brace yourself for the experience of a lifetime. Once you soar into a life of overcoming, there is no sinking back into a life of overwhelming.
What if you could reboot everything you know about sex so that it mirrored what the Bible teaches? Whether you’re married or single, you can, and this book will tell you how.
Who this book is for:
Anyone who wants to know what the bible says about culturally taboo topics like masturbation, pornography, sex, same-sex attraction, consent, singleness, marriage, and submission.
Those who have been looking for a practical guide on how to find freedom from sexual sin (includes guides on how to overcome common triggers).
What this book isn’t:
A guide on how to have better sex.
An exposé on any part of the Spencer’s private sex-life.
After years of struggling to understand the seemingly elusive concept of sexual purity, Travis and Kristin Spencer realized there was a better way. Through raw and transparent conversations, time spent studying what the Bible really says about sexuality, and determined discipline, they were able to reboot their sexual identities, and finally leave their destructive sexual habits in the past.
But what does it mean to have a sexual identity based on Christ? Take a journey with the Spencers through the attributes of Jesus Christ and how these characteristics apply to sexuality to find out.
Publisher: Master Books
Price: $2.99 (Nov 20-21)
Fourteen theological scholars address key topics related to the age of the earth, which is the crucial issue of debate in the church today regarding origins. Bringing to bear rigorous biblical, theological, and historical arguments in favor of a six-day creation, the global Flood, and a young earth, they also provide much-needed critiques of a number of contemporary old-earth interpretations of the book of Genesis.
This fresh defense of the literal history of Genesis 1-11 nicely complements other studies which focus more on the scientific evidence of young-earth creationism. As such, this book can serve as a versatile supplement to other works, but is also designed to be used as a standalone text for seminary and Bible college professors and students, pastors, missionaries, and others who want in-depth apologetic resources.
Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earthincludes:
– Forewords by Dr. John MacArthur, President of the Master’s Seminary and Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA; and the late Dr. Henry Morris, Founder and President Emeritus, Institute for Creation Research
– Detailed analysis of the verbs of Genesis 1
– A defense of the Genesis 5 & 11 genealogies as strict chronologies
– Reasons for rejecting millions of years of death and natural evil before Adam’s sin
– Careful reflection on Jesus’ teachings regarding a young earth
Begin Praying With God’s Many Names
Let’s get pastor and people on the same page concerning Thanksgiving and Christmas. The following book will get everyone in your church praying about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then there is Bible study on the same topic. Finally, there is a sermon/lesson outline to tie it all together.
Two years ago this was our Thanksgiving and Christmas project for the Pastor’s Bible Class at Thomas Road
Baptist Church. I have taught that class for 32 years and wanted to focus church members on the spiritual challenge of Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, I taught these lessons and the people prayed and God began to work.
The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliment of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go “all in,” a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands. Pushing it all in. And that’s where we get stuck—spiritual no man’s land. We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It’s not true. The only thing you’ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. Readers will find Batterson’s writing filled with his customary vivid, contemporary illustrations as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and . . . Judas.
No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out.
The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.
Batterson writes, for many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
Combining biblical foundations with real-world application, a pastor and professional songwriter guides worship leaders and pastors to root their corporate worship in unchanging scriptural principles rather than divisive trends.
Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends. Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base our worship on God’s self-revelation rather than our assumptions, the fuel of worship, the community of worship, and the ways that eternity’s worship should affect our earthly worship.
Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and for various denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what readers think they understand about praising God.
BOB KAUFLIN traveled with the Christian group GLAD for eight years as a songwriter and arranger before becoming a pastor with Sovereign Grace Ministries in 1985. He is now the director of worship development for Sovereign Grace, overseeing its music projects and teaching on congregational worship. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren.
“There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.”Billy GrahamPhilip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up what happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, rediscovered” Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Philip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection—and ultimately, who he was and why he came. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. “No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same,” says Yancey. “Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don’t do a better job of following him.”