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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!
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.
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.
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.
This book is a comprehensive guide and a one-volume handbook on Spirit-led ministry in the twenty-first century. Written for ministry students, seasoned pastors, and anyone dealing with a sense of calling, this is an inspiring read on Spirit-empowered ministry that expresses itself in word and deed through preaching, teaching, healing, and leadership. In these pages, a pastor, chaplain, and seminary professor who has trained people for ministry in multiple nations addresses the most important aspects of effective Christian ministry. Read this book to encounter biblically sound and theologically balanced information and transformational instruction. Discern, discover, or reaffirm a call to ministry, seek the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, and develop excellence in contemporary ministry.
This book is the much-awaited sequel to “Lay People and the Ministry”. It presents the distinction between a lay man’s ministry and full time ministry. In this exceptional book Dag Heward-mills challenges you to give yourself wholly to God and causes you to search out the right reasons for full time ministry.
Center your heart and mind on the story of God with The Canvas Bible as you color nearly 300 hand-drawn illustrations, including 150 hand-lettered Bible verses.Using The Message's creative language and vivid metaphors, your imagination will be bursting with ideas for crafting, coloring, and drawing. Meditate on the very words of Scripture, and hear God's voice speaking to your heart. Make this Bible one of a kind by adding your own beauty and style. Fill the extra space with your own illustrations and prayers. Immerse yourself in the words of Scripture. Decorate this Bible as a gift for someone you love. Slow down as you color and enjoy a more relaxed pace. Let the story of God paint the canvas of your imagination!
Asks clergy to return to the fundamental basics and focus on praying, reading scripture, and giving spiritual direction instead of image, attendance numbers, sociological impact, and economic viability.
Updated and revised with new topics and Scripture references, this pocket-sized reference arranges passages from The Message by 80 different topics. Offering the hope of God’s Word on a wide range of issues, including stress, money, self-image, and relationships, The Message Promise Book is easy to understand and relevant to life today.
What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each view—egalitarian (equal ministry opportunity for both genders) and complementarian (ministry roles differentiated by gender)—is represented by two contributors. This revised edition of the book brings the exchange of ideas and perspectives into the traditional Counterpoints format. Each author states his or her case and is then critiqued by the other contributors. The fair-minded, interactive Counterpoints forum allows you to compare and contrast the two different positions, and to form your own opinion concerning the practical and often deeply personal issue of women in ministry. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
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.
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.”
A conveniently sized, carry-along edition of the New Testament is translated into the rhythms of today's language for greater comprehension and ease of use. Original.
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!
Two-thirds of today's teens are interested in having a meaningful relationship with God, yet less than one-third of them are active in a local church. These statistics indicate that it is time to change how the church does youth ministry, and this compelling book provides an impassioned plea for the church to set higher standards for ministry to teens and their families.
According to Wikipedia: "Ellen Gould White (born Harmon) (November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915), born to Robert and Eunice Harmon, was an American Christian leader whose ministry was instrumental in founding the Sabbatarian Adventist movement that led to the rise of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Supporters of Ellen G. White regard her as a contemporary prophet, even though she never claimed this title for herself. Support for her role is usually expressed in the language that she exhibited the spiritual gift of prophecy as outlined in the New Testament. Her restorationist writings showcase the hand of God in Christian history. This cosmic conflict, referred to as the "great controversy theme", is foundational to the development of Seventh-day Adventist theology. Her involvement with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders, such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, would form what is now known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. White was a controversial figure even within her own lifetime. She claimed to have received a vision soon after the Millerite Great Disappointment. In the context of many other visionaries, she was known for her conviction and fervent faith. Randall Balmer has described her as "One of the more important and colorful figures in the history of American religion". White is the most translated female non-fiction author in the history of literature, as well as the most translated American non-fiction author of either gender. Her writings covered theology, evangelism, Christian lifestyle, education and health (she also advocated vegetarianism). She was a leader who emphasized education and health, and promoted the establishment of schools and medical centers. During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books; but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. Some of her more popular books include Steps to Christ, The Desire of Ages, and The Great Controversy."