"Why do I still struggle if I'm faithfully following God?"
We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that's just the beginning. Doesn't the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle?
In a down-to-earth, let's-get-real approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to
With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares powerful, practical ways to experience a new level of joy and excitement about life every day.
The traffic is backed up, the kids are screaming, and the car is making a funny noise again. Any one of these challenges can test our temperament and rob us of joy. Our impulse is to write today off and hope for a better tomorrow. However, this creates a hard pattern to break. One terrible day easily turns into many-and soon we're living a life far from what God has in mind for us. A new, transforming sense of excitement, happiness, and contentment in our lives is possible when we pursue God's goodness each day. In 20 WAYS TO MAKE EVERY DAY BETTER, Joyce Meyer shares biblical illustrations, actionable advice, uplifting stories, and the encouragement we need to start enjoying the life God created for us.
Two-books-in-one by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING and its companion study guide will teach readers how to rid themselves of their fears and anxieties by drawing peace from God.
Fear is an unfortunate part of living in this world--something that each and every one of us faces. However, God has provided a way for everyone to enjoy His peace as part of our daily lives. It is up to each of us to decide whether we allow ourselves to be burdened with worry and anxiety or if we choose to live in the peace and joy that God lovingly provides. Joyce Meyer helps readers rely on God's strength during difficult circumstances by revealing the nature of God's peace as found in Scripture. By embracing God's peace and strength, we can trade anxiety for joy, develop a childlike attitude of faith, and give our worries to the Lord so that we can live the happy lives that He intended for all of us.
We all admire humility when we see it. But how do we practice it? How does humility--the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life--become a normal part of our everyday lives?
Jerry Bridges sees in the Beatitudes a series of blessings from Jesus, a pattern for humility in action. Starting with poverty in spirit--an acknowledgment that in and of ourselves we are incapable of living holy lives pleasing to God--and proceeding through our mourning over personal sin, our hunger and thirst for righteousness, our experience of persecutions large and small, and more, we discover that humility is itself a blessing: At every turn, God is present to us, giving grace to the humble and lifting us up to blessing.
These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what's generally accepted as good must be in line with God's will. Generosity, humility, justice--good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty--evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn't another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.
Do we have anything in common with the bad guys of the Bible? In this fictionalized narrative, JR. Forasteros reintroduces us to some of the most villainous characters in Scripture, with figures such as Cain, Jezebel, King Herod, and even Satan serving as cautionary tales of sin and temptation. Take a fresh look at the scoundrels of Scripture with this vivid mix of story and biblical exposition.
Popular pastor Randy Frazee answers perennial questions about life after death with an accessible exploration of what the Bible has to say on the subject.
In both Christian and pop culture, there is a certain fascination with the afterlife. What happens after you die? What happens if you die with Christ or without Christ? What happens when Jesus returns if you have or haven't accepted Christ? What exactly comes next?
Randy Frazee, popular pastor of Oak Hills Church and general editor of the wildly successful Believe and The Story programs, answers these questions and more. Born out of a deeply personal search for truth after the death of his mother, What Happens After You Die is a straightforward exploration of what the Bible says about life after death. From heaven and hell to the Lake of Fire and the actual presence of God, Frazee uncovers what is simply cultural tradition and what is truly biblical. He shows readers not only the death Jesus came to save us from but the life he came to save us for.
Based on a teaching series that has had more online views than any other series Frazee has done to date, What Happens After You Die is a guide to the perennial questions about life and death, what comes next, and how we should live until then.
Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus's teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
As he examines Jesus's Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.
If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what lessons would they share with you? In LEARNING FROM THE GIANTS John C. Maxwell draws on fifty years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. These people fought and won epic battles, served kings, and endured great hardships for God to come out on the other side transformed through His grace. Through them Maxwell explores timeless lessons we can learn about leadership, ourselves, and our relationship with God.
Been singing for Jesus a long time
THE BIG DEAL... shows how to develop a stronger relationship with God and more effective spiritual lifestyle by taking small steps that lead to big changes.
Been running for Jesus a long time
(I'm not tired yet)
La autora de exitos de ventas N.1 del New York Times Joyce Meyer comparte formas poderosas y practicas de experimentar un nuevo nivel de gozo y emocion sobre la vida diaria.
El trafico esta pesado, los ninos estan gritando y el auto hace un sonido extrano nuevamente. Cada uno de estos retos puede probar nuestro temperamento y robarnos nuestro gozo. Nuestro impulso es olvidarnos del dia de hoy y esperar un mejor manana. Sin embargo, esto crea un patron duro de romper. Un dia terrible se puede convertir en muchos y pronto estamos viviendo lejos de la vida que Dios tiene en mente para nosotros.
Comenzando ahora, podemos hacer que cada momento cuente para algo mejor. Todo aquel que ha aceptado a Cristo puede alcanzar lo mejor de Dios. Un nuevo y emocionante sentido de tranformacion, felicidad y contentamiento en nuestras vidas es posible cuando buscamos la bondad de Dios cada dia. No se trata de lo que suceda alrededor nuestro, sino de lo que El puede hacer en nosotros. 20 MANERAS DE HACER QUE CADA DIA SEA MEJOR ofrece ilustraciones biblicas, asesoramiento procesable, historias inspiradoras y el animo que necesitamos para comenzar a disfrutar la vida que Dios creo para nosotros.
In The Promise--now available in paperback--best-selling author Robert J. Morgan (Then Sings My Soul) illuminates the power of Romans 8:28 through real-life stories of hope overcoming heartache and points readers to an unshakable basis for faith and joy. With gentle yet certain power, the book inspires us to deal more effectively with everyday stress and strain and to be more equipped for serious trouble. You can use and share The Promise with others through all things, in every hour of need.
-Las palabras son un gran problema. Ellos son contenedores de poder, y tenemos que decidir que tipo de poder queremos que nuestras palabras para llevar-, dice Joyce Meyer en CAMBIA TUS PALABRAS, CAMBIA TU VIDA. -Creo que nuestras palabras pueden aumentar o disminuir nuestro nivel de felicidad. Pueden afectar a las respuestas a nuestras oraciones y tienen un efecto positivo o negativo sobre nuestro futuro .... Se podria decir que nuestras palabras son una pantalla de cine que revela lo que hemos estado pensando y las actitudes que tenemos. -
Basandose en las premisas de Pensamientos de alimentacion y viven mas alla de sus emociones, se examina el tremendo poder de las palabras - que son los vehiculos que transportan nuestros pensamientos y emociones - y proporciona una serie de directrices para asegurarse de que nuestra conversacion es constructiva, la curacion sana, y se utiliza para buenos resultados.
Los temas incluyen:
El impacto de las palabras
Como domesticar su lengua
Como ser feliz
Cuando hablar y cuando no hablar con
Hablando Fe y no el temor
La corrosion de Quejas
Realmente tiene que dar su opinion?
La importancia de mantener tu palabra
El poder de hablar la Palabra de Dios
Como tener una boca inteligente
En un 'Diccionario de la Palabra de Dios -en la parte final del libro, Joyce ofrece docenas de versiculos de las Escrituras, ordenados por temas, que recomienda la lectura y decir en voz alta como una forma de usar y afirmando las palabras de sanacion.
Too often, Christians who find themselves feeling skeptical or melancholy are perplexed, troubled, or even ashamed. In Knowing Darkness Addison Hodges Hart provocatively argues that both skepticism and melancholy are not necessarily detrimental but can actually strengthen and deepen Christian faith. / Citing diverse examples ranging from Ecclesiastes and Job to Mother Teresa and Jack Kerouac, Hart shows how skepticism and sadness can inform faith -- and how genuine spiritual friendships can sustain those experiencing dark times. / Hart's forthright, engaging reflections will inspire readers to broaden their ideas about belief and thus find a more authentic faith.
God loves you unconditionally . . . but could it be true that some of His promises have strings attached?
In the groundbreaking tradition of Not a Fan and Jesus > Religion comes this provocative new book from pastor and debut author Rusty George.
Beginning with the Old Testament and walking through the life of Jesus, Rusty unpacks seven core promises of God--and reveals what you need to do in order to unlock them. What is it God wants from you? When you do it, what can you trust He will then do in response? And how can you confidently move forward in life without wearing yourself out trying to guess God's will or somehow earning His unconditional love and boundless grace?
Come to know all this and more in When You, Then God--a dynamic call to obedience, an invitation to partner in God's work in your life, and a fresh way to experience His blessings.
Innovative pastor Jay Bakker thought he knew God: the God who rigorously patrolled every aspect of his life, the God who chose sides, the God who was always disappointed in him. But through the transformative power of grace, he discovered the God who loved and accepted unconditionally, freeing him to ask the hard questions and delve into one of Christianity's greatest taboos: doubt.
In FAITH, DOUBT, AND OTHER LINES I'VE CROSSED, Jay voices the questions that Christians are thinking but won't ask as he chronicles his doubt about God, the Bible, heaven and hell, church, society, relationships, grace, and love. In the process he encourages all of us to welcome "the other," to read the Bible differently but better, to draw together in community, and to seek an unknown God of limitless grace.
Brutally honest but full of grace, Jay invites everyone to cross the line, to dig deeper, and to discover a faith that is beyond belief.
We've all had "aha!" moments in our lives, times when a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. According to pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman, we can experience this same kind of "aha!" in our spiritual lives. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, Idleman draws on Scripture to reveal how three key elements can draw us closer to God and change our lives for good. Awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, we see ourselves and our need for a Savior with renewed honesty. This realization leads to action, obeying God's commands and following the example set by Christ. As we see in the transformation of the prodigal son, the result is a life-changing, destiny-altering collision, an AHA moment that leads us home to our loving Father.