As we spend 30 days in 1 Thessalonians with Alec Motyer, we hear the timeless encouragement to "keep on keeping on." Paul writes to the new believers to explain misunderstandings about the second coming, to urge the Christians to live well in community, and to give further instructions about godly living, all the while encouraging them to press on in holiness in spite of opposition.
What does it look like when our minds are fully gripped with the gospel, our hearts wholly warmed by passion for Christ, and our wills totally devoted to following Jesus in all of life? Jago Wynne paints a compelling picture and offers help for living an intellectually rigorous, wholeheartedly passionate, and completely devoted life for Jesus.
As we spend 30 days in 2 Timothy with Michael Baughen, we focus on Paul's final words. He uses his farewell message to urge Timothy to maintain his focus on the fundamentals of the faith. This intensely personal letter allows us to hear Paul's last words and ask ourselves about the legacy that we will one day leave to others.
If Christians still believe they have have good news in the sphere of sexual ethics, then two big tasks lie ahead. Our first priority is to work out what has gone so badly wrong. And then we must offer a better story, one that fires the imagination with such force that people will say, 'I want that to be true.' This book offers a confident, biblically rooted moral vision which needs to be shared with prayer and courage.
This compact liturgy provides alternative services and prayers for many occasions. It includes: Prayers before Worship; Early Morning Prayer; Morning Prayer; Evening Prayer; Night Prayer; A Service of Marriage; In Praise of Creation; A Funeral Service; A Service of Healing; Prayers of Intercession; A Celtic Calendar of the Lives of the Saints; Selected Psalms, and an Historical Overview.
How can we enter fruitfully into the seasons of the church's year? Why have the seasons become shaped as they have, and what can we do to make them good? As Mark Oakley explains in the enjoyable, earthy, and wide-ranging introduction to this exceptional volume, we can experience them in stimulating company! Senior pastors and teachers reflect on Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost.
Can I break free from my eating disorder? Why do I struggle so much with anxiety? Where can I go with my shame and despair? With honesty, Emma connects with her reader and shows how the gospel can speak to every heart and every addiction to bring change where change seems impossible.
Rescued from a disorder that nearly killed her, Emma is now passionate about warning others about the dark and hidden world she inhabited for too long. Harrowing, heart-breaking, human, and humourous, this book will grip you from start to finish.
Christian entrepreneurs are innovative followers of Christ who make a major contribution to society through the companies they run, the products they make, and the people they influence. Theological educator Richard Higginson and former retail entrepreneur Kina Robertshaw worked together on this groundbreaking study based on interviews with fifty entrepreneurs. They show how people running their own businesses are exercising crucial roles in building God's kingdom.
This book that takes the story of Abraham in Genesis as the basis for a series of six Lenten studies. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions arising from it, as well as suggested further reading.