posted: Feb. 1, 2014 @ 8:16a
The Prayer of the Lord
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What is the Lord s Prayer? In The Prayer of the Lord, Dr. R. C. Sproul writes, Jesus intent was to give His disciples a model prayer, an example to follow, one that would teach them transferrable principles for conversation with God. In short, Christ gave the Lord s Prayer to teach His disciples about prayer, and Dr. Sproul, in his trademark fashion, brings out many of the truths Christ intended for His followers to learn. Readers will learn how not to pray, then will be led into a deeper understanding of such topics as the fatherhood of God, the kingdom of God, the will of God, the nature of sin and forgiveness, the dangers of temptation, and the cunning of Satan. The final chapter includes questions and answers on various aspects of prayer not covered elsewhere in the book, and the appendix addresses the difficult question of the relationship of God s sovereignty and prayer. The Prayer of the Lord is an eye-opening journey, one that reveals new vistas in familiar terrain.
4.6 out of 5 stars (10 customer reviews)
A sweeping saga of one fearless man of God facing a decaying nation, a sadistic queen and a totally sensual religion. This magnificent story vividly portrays the heroic adventures of the prophet Elijah as, alone, he confronts Queen Jezebel in her malicious scheme to supplant the worship of Jehovah with the sensuous fertility cult of Baal.
Here is an ingenious blend of authentic Bible history and imagination stemming from years of research. Elijah . . . Jezebel . . . Ahab—names charged with electric emotion! In this brilliant historical novel names become flesh and blood people transformed into haunting, explosive reality. The reader lives with them in the terrible presence of frenzied, demonic priests and enslaved devotees of Baal—and, all alone, God’s servant Elijah turns the tide of Jewish history! After you have read The Mantle you will never again be the same!
DEVOTIONAL CATALYST Inspiration For Busy Christians
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This 40-day devotional brings a refreshing approach to assisting busy people to connect with God.
Taking his inspiration from the rich imagery of the scriptures, Gary highlights creative ways of expressing the grace of God in everyday life.
As he notes in day 7, “Putting on Christ is not a cover-up for what you really are; it is a whole new outfit to wear, signifying your new standing before God.” A key point of difference of this study is the focus placed on the resources and provisions given to empower us to express our new identity in Christ.
Through these meditations the illusion of distance from God is dealt with, a deeper understanding of what has been done through Christ is realised, and we will be better equipped to face opposition and difficulties. A passion and excitement for Christian spirituality can be rekindled, as well as a deeper appreciation for God and his eternal purposes.
Most of these reflections on relationship with God also have additional Bible references to help in understanding these often-neglected but powerful expressions of salvation and faith.
St. Francis of Assisi
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The early life of St. Francis of Assisi put into a powerful, compelling novel.
Francis of Assisi had lived as a rich merchant, a youthful playboy, a trained soldier, an imprisoned POW, and a lowly beggar. Throughout all of this, God was gently steering him toward his real vocation--a humble saint. Journey with him as he discovers his true calling and overcomes the endless obstacles that seem to trip him up on this incredible adventure.