The life of Jesus Christ takes on fresh clarity and meaning in this masterful work by Dwight Pentecost. The words, the miracles, and overarching message of the Messiah come alive in flowing and detailed chronology, set against the cultural, political, and religious setting of his day. You'll gain new understanding of why Jesus came, how he operated, and what he accomplished. Above all, you'll acquire a deeper appreciation for the love that guided his path, beginning in a manger in Bethlehem, leading through three and a half years of ministry that ended abruptly at the cross on Golgotha, and blazing forth in eternal triumph at the resurrection. Drawing liberally on the works of others who have written about Christ, such as Alfred Edersheim, J. W. Shepherd, W. Graham Scroggie, and Frederick Faraar, Dr. Pentecost reveals in his own writing a familiarity with the subject that comes from years of teaching. Yet he writes, not as one who knows all there is to know about Christ, but with the restraint of one who knows that Jesus is to be worshiped and adored as the great King, and that no book can do more than begin to tell all the wonders of his being and his love.
The goal of this volume is to help you know Jesus better by getting a clearer picture of him through the four Gospels—the books that directly depict his life, his ministry, and his heart. Scripture is set with Scripture in chronological order, revealing the harmony of the biblical accounts and bringing the person of Jesus into greater focus. Featuring harmonized Bible texts from the New International Version, this book first introduces and then follows the identical outline of the life of Christ used in The Words and Works of Jesus Christ by J. Dwight Pentecost. This simple, logical presentation of the complete parallel text with the outline greatly simplifies your study of Christ's life. A Harmony of the Words and Works of Jesus Christ is ideal for use with The Words and Works of Jesus Christ and makes an outstanding parallel Scripture text for any study of the Gospels or the life of Christ.
Threshold Bible Study is a dynamic, informative, and inspiring way to enter into a deeper relationship with God through Scripture. Each of its thirty-lesson, theme-based books will help readers explore (through the lectio divina method of reading, study, reflection, and prayer) new dimensions of their faith. It will help them discover deeper insights for their lives and help open the doors of their hearts to the risen Christ. Great for personal reflection as well as group study.
Release on 2011-07-13 | by Howard A. Snyder,Joel Scandrett
The Ecology of Sin and Grace: Overcoming the Divorce between Earth and Heaven
Author: Howard A. Snyder,Joel Scandrett
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Bible promises the renewal of all creation--a new heaven and earth--based on the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For centuries this promise has been sidelined or misunderstood because of the church's failure to grasp the full meaning of biblical teachings on creation and new creation. The Bible tells the story of the broken and restored relationship between God, people, and land, not just God and people. This is the full gospel, and it has the power to heal the church's long theological divorce between earth and heaven. Jesus' resurrection in the power of the Holy Spirit is the key, and the church as Christ's body is the primary means by which God is reconciling all things through Jesus Christ. Jesus' ultimate healing of all creation is the great hope and promise of the gospel, and he calls the church to be his healing community now through evangelism, discipleship, and prophetic mission.
Do you know what the image of the antichrist is? Do you know what the symbolism of the number 666 of the antichrist means? When Jesus writes the letters to the churches in Revelation, He is writing to us now. Do you understand what He is expecting in us? Do you know what is His view of an overcomer in Him? Come, learn the great adventure of knowing what the symbolism is in this great book of the Bible. Understand Gods ways for us in Jesus Christ so that when the counterfeit spirit shows up, you wont be deceived and fall prey to Satans dark ways. Learn from the Holy Spirit to see through the darkness with His discernment.