This is about as short, sweet, and to the point as you can get on any topic. “Discipling” by Mark Dever takes you through a thorough study of the top of discipleship. As part of the 9Marks series, you can use this as a guide to take that first step towards helping your church grow strong. Mark’s 3 part approach gave me a road map to understanding the topic and understanding my part, as well as the role of Pastors and Elders.
Serving God with Your Spiritual Gifts
Romans 12:3-8 (NKJV), 3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
God’s Will For Your Life
The million dollar question for Christians is always “God, what do you want me to do for you?” We sit around asking this question over and over waiting for a specific time, date, and location to drop out of the sky. We think there’s some magic formula for God’s will for our lives, and are constantly trying to crack that formula.
If you want a deep exploration of Ephesians 6 and a dose of spiritual warfare reality, this is a must read. Chip Ingram takes you through his personal stories of spiritual warfare without holding back. You’ll learn about each piece of God’s Armor, how to identify spiritual warfare, how real it really is, and how you can get protection from it.
Christians are always looking for ways to improve themselves. It goes along with conviction and desire to live to be more Christ-like. Chip Ingram has penned a beauty in identifying 10 terrific areas of the Christian life to improve, taking you from a good Christian to a great Christian.
Living “In the Spirit” or “for Christ” is more than just believing in God and accepting Christ as your savior. You need to be faithful in reading the Bible, praying, and petitioning God. We must always be exposing ourselves to growth and renewal. Paul used an analogy of a Roman soldier’s armor set to explain putting on the Armor of God.
York masterfully takes you through an adventure of God’s dream in this well written book of eschatology and social justice. You’ll be challenged by his personal accounts of how God transformed him from an atheist to a man of God completely on fire for Jesus Christ and His church.
Its the story that God is dreaming of. A world of justice without sin and hardship. A perfect world ruled by Jesus Christ Himself. A story presented through eschatology, personal stories, and scripture, York’s book is sound.
You’ll have a whole new view of what social justice really looks like, and an understanding of it from a biblical perspective. You’ll have a completely new outlook on God’s dream and the coming marriage supper. This book starts strong, gets you excited, and takes you on an incredible journey of transformation that will inspire you and move you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.
Its not a heavy read. I found the book on scribd.com (kind of like a kindle unlimited service, but better) and was able to finish the book in a week. He doesn’t use a giant vocabulary to make himself look intelligent. Instead, he let’s the word of God and his story guide you in understand God’s dream and your part in it all.
This is one of those books you won’t put down for a couple of hours at a time.
As the old hymn goes, “Leave a Well in the Valley”, so does Dale Peterson’s incredible story. It would be an understatement to say that this book is his well. In fact, he has many, and freely tells of them as he takes you through his journey.
I met Dale Peterson and his wife at my Church. We attend First Baptist Church of Northville in Northville, MI. He came in one Sunday morning to talk about his book and speak about his work, complete with a stack of books. I’m glad I picked up a copy.
I found myself completely immersed in Dale’s story of a family man, pastor, missionary, and then the center of a tragic shift in life. Open and honest, Dale took me through what felt like several valleys on his journey to restoration and ultimately the writing of this book.
Are you struggling with something? Going through a hard time? Dale’s writing and experience will give you what you need to take the bad situation, and turn it into a well for someone else to find and take comfort in. Filled with plenty of scripture to lean on, you’ll find this book both biblically sound, encouraging, and well written guide for trials.
I loved how this somewhat autobiographical book also presented a lesson and teachings. I appreciate the open book that Dale offered himself up as.
This is a fun read and a winner.
“The Story of Everything” includes you and God in an interdependent way. York Moore penned a beauty while painting this picture of chasing what you already know, but didn’t quite get.
I always appreciate an author that opens his life story and takes you down a road they walked. You can learn so much from them. York didn’t hold back in this regards. You’ll get a piece of his life throughout each chapter.
The challenges presented in “Do Something Beautiful” were powerful and eye-opening. I was able to look inside myself through the careful guidance of York Moore’s writings.
I set out hoping to understand more about what God wants from me. Instead, I walked away with and understanding that my story is underway, and I already know what my part is.
Inspiring and powerful, filled with scripture and wisdom, “Do Something Beautiful” is a winner all The way through.
Read the whole thing. Intro. Chapters. Conclusion. Finding a Church. You won’t be able to put this one down.
I came in contact with a person who was talking about his visions and tongues and all kinds of other things. I didn’t know how to respond to it, so I began to read up on the subject of gifts and the Holy Spirit more in-depth. Charles Stanley’s “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit” was a good supplement to all the other books I’ve read this year. He gives you a biblical overview of what the scriptures say, and interjects his own teachings around it, so that you can better understand the Holy Spirit in comparison to non-biblical movements.
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