Aha moments await you. Open up the REMIX and find them for yourself. The Message//REMIX presents the Bible in stirring clarity, bringing its deep truths into focus for first-time and long-time readers alike. Unlike any other Bible, the //REMIX’s unique design reveals that what’s inside is something special. Surprising readers with its vivid language, The Message compels readers to pause, reflect, and recognize their own lives from a new perspective—God’s perspective. Don’t let your Scripture reading settle into a sleepy routine. Experience the power of God’s voice in the language of today. Come and delight in the passion and personality that fill God’s Word.
Learn What God Says Through The Message Stress. Money. Work. Self-Image. Relationships. We deal with issues like these in our day-to-day lives. And we’re bombarded by messages about how to respond to them. But what does God have to say about how we should face life’s challenges? The Message Promise Book arranges verses by topic, making it easy to discover the Bible’s wisdom on a wide range of issues. The Message Promise Book will help you see your situation from God’s perspective, expressed in everyday language that you can easily understand and apply to your life.
The Man: You can’t separate the man from the message. This chapter deals with the preparations and surrender that a true God-called preacher must be willing to endure. Drawing from Paul’s pattern to the Thessalonians, Dr. Peacock deals with issues like confrontation, preaching for results, and discouragement. The Message: God has a message He wants to be imparted to the congregation each Sunday. This chapter explains what biblical preaching is and how to find the right message. Dr. Peacock tackles things like harsh preaching, outward conformity, and preaching on “isms.” He also deals with what to keep out of the pulpit. The Ministry: A biblical ministry is built on the proper foundation: the Lord Jesus Christ. This final chapter addresses many concerns in the ministry. Dr. Peacock offers his advice and biblical explanation for things like when to start a church, the appearance of church facilities, how to treat visitors, missions, street preaching, counseling, and much more.
Jesus is coming for a perfect Church and this perfection would occur due to the full knowledge of Jesus. This is why there has been a progressive revelation in the Church. The word of God to us is precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little.Many times, the Church has separated subsequent teachings from preceding ones, but now is the time to put the teachings in the Biblical view of Christ's plan for the New Testament till we come to the unity of the faith. This book is for the unity of the body of Christ and not to cause any division.2Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;It is painful that with the amount of the knowledge of God and His word in this generation we still find ministers dwelling on the message and doctrine of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is known as the ministration of death (2Corinthians 3:7), while the New Testament is the ministration of the Spirit (2Corinthians 3:8). Why dwell on the death message, ignoring the one full of life?2Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: Pardon my plainness of speech. It is because of the seriousness of the matter on ground. I want to pass across the truth as revealed and not as I have been taught or indoctrinated. It is time for the Church to be weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts, and to seek the full knowledge of Christ and His plan for the Church (Isaiah 28:9-13).A.W. Tozer wrote, ''As long as we know that our view of the truth is partial we can preserve the humbleness of mind appropriate to the circumstances; but let us once get the notion that our view is total and we become intellectually intolerant. Let us become convinced that ours is the only sensible view and our ability to learn dies instantly.''The Spirit of the Lord is the One to take away every veil blocking the eyes of our understanding, so I will ask you to follow the text of this book with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in every minute detail. There are many Bible references which I would implore you to read, and if need be, go over them using different translations for a better understanding of the content.Christ has made us free; let us walk in that liberty!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Operating In The Gift of Prophecy The gift of prophecy is not reserved for a super-spiritual, elite group of believers. In fact, the scriptures promise that in the last days, the Holy Spirit would be poured out on everyone in the world. This spiritual outpouring will manifest in a resurgence of the gift of prophecy that is to affect every believer, young and old, male and female, rich and poor! If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. This means that you have access to all of His supernatural gifts and you too can prophesy! Well-respected and seasoned prophetic leader, Kris Vallotton, provides a practical guide that has become a staple resource in training all believers to operate in prophetic ministry. This revised and updated edition features new content, including topics such as: “Understanding the Spirit Realm,” “Last Days Prophetic Ministry,” and “What Covenant Are You Prophesying From?” Get equipped to: Tell the difference between Old and New Covenant prophecy—and correctly operate as a New Testament prophetic voice Learn the languages of God and hear His voice like never before Discover and develop your prophetic gifts in a safe environment Step out and confidently share words of knowledge, wisdom, and prophecy Recognize a true prophet from a false prophet Ideal for personal study, small groups, and church classes, Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry is your guide to understanding and operating in the prophetic ministry. Get ready to hear God’s voice in a fresh way, speak His word with power, and release hope, life, and destiny to those around you!
Focusing on pastoral leadership within local churches or groups of churches, Derek Tidball provides a comprehensive survey of the variety of ministry models and patterns found in the New Testament with applications for today's ministry.
Read the Bible with surprise and delight in The Message Catholic/Ecumenical Edition! Eugene Peterson’s original, vibrant style in The Message now includes William Griffin’s translation of the deuterocanonical books Tobit, Judith, additions to Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, and additions to Daniel. The Message is the Bible translated into fresh, compelling, faith-filled language for readers who love reading everything from biographies to great fiction. The Scriptures in The Message will come alive for you in ways like never before, and you’ll hear more deeply what God is saying to you today. This Bible is meant to be read. Find your favorite spot to curl up and enjoy The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.
In The Pastor, author Eugene Peterson, translator of the multimillion-selling The Message, tells the story of how he started Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland and his gradual discovery of what it really means to be a pastor. Steering away from abstractions, Peterson challenges conventional wisdom regarding church marketing, mega pastors, and the church’s too-cozy relationship to American glitz and consumerism to present a simple, faith-based description of what being a minister means today. In the end, Peterson discovers that being a pastor boils down to “paying attention and calling attention to ‘what is going on now’ between men and women, with each other and with God.”
The Educational Ministry of the Church, 2nd Edition is a treasure-trove of resources for those involved in Christian education within the context of the local church. This second edition, edited by J. Jonathan Kim, updates Charles A. Tidwell’s milestone contribution to the field of Christian education, summarizing changes in the field since its last edit in 1996 and introducing the next generation of church leaders to various methods of educational administration.