How we define words matters.
More than ever, believers need to have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Lacking this knowledge leads to a misrepresentation of who Christ is.
Can we honestly say that the American Church has correctly defined Christianity?
Are we more concerned with how God defines the Faith or with how we define it for ourselves?
In reDefinition, Pastor Matthew Clark focuses on seven key Biblical concepts whose meanings have drifted over time. Tackling each concept honestly, openly, and compassionately, he shows how the following terms have transformed from Scripture's original intent and have fallen victim to reDefinition: Truth, Belief, Sin, Worship, Love, Evangelism, and the Abundant Life.
This book challenges believers to see Christ and the Church correctly. We can no longer be passive. We can no longer be silent. We must boldly stand up and proclaim, to the world, an accurate image of Christ.
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What does it mean to be a worship leader?
Why is burnout so high with worship leaders and worship teams?
What does leading worship require, especially in an ever-changing society?
Is leading worship only worth it in big churches?
Rockstar: And Discovering You're Not One, takes a journey through the life, trials, and lessons of a typical worship leader. Wes's story may be similar to your own, but his discoveries are a valuable look at what all worship leaders and their teams need to know and be reminded of in today's world.
Wes's testimony takes us through his journey following God's call in his life, and how his experiences reveal what being a worship leader is truly all about.
Struggling in your walk of faith? Wondering where and how do I find victory?
Trying to understand spiritual warfare, what it is, and why it is important?
In Spiritual Warfare: So Simple A Grandma Can Do It, Maureen Broderson provides us with a practical and authentic Biblical response to fight not just for victory, but from the position of victory Christ secured on Calvary. Rooting spiritual warfare in scripture, Maureen shows us what is real and what is true enabling us to easily recognize the counterfeit. Detailing easy-to-follow steps, including specific prayers, the author walks us through a winning spiritual warfare strategy so simple anyone can do it.
"The Lord's strategic battle plan has always been to empower and equip each one of us to live life with the confident assurance that through Christ, we are more than conquerors." - Maureen Broderson
The way the servants of Jesus fight is evidence for the kind of kingdom we profess to serve.
How should Jesus' servants, his church, be fighting in the political realm?
How can the people of God, being in the world but not of the world, relate faithfully to the nations where they live?
How do we, as individuals, portray the gospel with power and accuracy to a lost world?
In My Servants Would Be Fighting, Storm Bailey takes us through a deep, rich meditation on the church, the world of politics, and the kingdom of God. Taking no sides, neither the right nor left, nor even the pragmatic middle, searching instead for a biblical answer on how Christians should engage in politics- an answer which transcends these categories in today's modern political fight.
Filled with thought-provoking guidance, the author challenges believers on all sides of the political spectrum so that we, the church, can get politics in perspective and engage effectively for God's kingdom.
Deception, an aspect of the Fall of Man, receives comparatively little attention, yet it has the potential to exercise one of the most far-reaching influences in our lives from social media posts to adverts on TV to financial investments, even to our relationships, down to what we believe about reality, the world, life, death, and God!
In Deception!, Lee N. Emerson examines what the Bible has to say about the subject of deception, starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation. Most importantly, he demonstrates how God's wisdom, manifest in Christ, has confounded Satan on the cross, and how he has now, through the Holy Spirit, equipped Christians to navigate the dangerous shoals and reefs that the evil one has set in place to try and shipwreck the faith of believers.
Most people think purity means saving yourself for marriage, a way to keep your virginity intact, or just a concept that applies to young people. The truth is, purity is not just for young people - purity is for all people. It's not a sex issue, it's a heart issue. It isn't just for a season of life; it's a lifestyle. This book is our story and a reminder that God has a plan for your life - a plan for you to prosper and walk out the call that He specifically designed for you. When your life is pure, there is no stopping what God can do through you.
Why doesn't God do things the way we think He should? All of us have an uncanny desire to improve nearly everything we are a part of, from books, to streaming services, to products, to politics, and even to our faith. We want to be invited to give input. We want our voices to be heard, our opinions to be known.
Focus Groups are a formalized way to gather and process input so that consumers' ideas can be better served. This works great in the business arena, but when we take this approach in our relationship with Jesus Christ, we are set up for a lot of frustration. There are many ways we try to tell Him how He can improve our religious experience with Him. If He would only listen... but we find God Does Not Do Focus Groups.
God is only interested in having us move toward Him on His terms. This book helps us see the ways we try to leverage God into doing a focus group with us and then explains why it is in our best interest that He NEVER will.
How does God lead the ordinary to be extraordinary?
How does a young boy from Sydney grow into a missionary leader helping hurting people grow in relationship and in confidence to live a new life drug-free?
Warwick Murphy tells of his and his wife's lifelong adventure from growing up in Sydney and Melbourne to a world of heroin, prison visits, street people, and misery. And how God was involved in every step of the journey and how He lead them throughout. Two stories intertwine in this great adventure. The story of one man's history and the adventures he finds. How so many things turned out differently to what he had anticipated.
The second story is about the involvement of God in being active in the first story. Watching as the young man steps into new things and learns one more thing about the nature and character of God. Neither story has an end as the adventure will continue to the other side of the horizon. To the other side of the rainbow.
Hidden Treasures: Wrestling with Significance, Faith, and Suffering While Serving in the Developing World
Have you ever felt deeply unsatisfied with life and begun an ardent quest for answers?
Have you lost a loved one, endured years of chronic illness, or stared death in the face?
Have you ever been moved to compassion or longed to make a difference in the world?
Jennifer Zilly Canales boldly tells the stories of her and her husband Darwin's life's work in rural Honduras and the many challenges faced from feelings of significance to struggles of faith. Armed with a call to parent the parentless and a burning desire to see broken lives healed, together they have embarked on an uncommon journey that has taught them countless lessons about life, faith, and loss.
Intentionally living without routine luxuries in an area where electricity, water, and internet access are inconsistent, Jennifer and Darwin have decided to put down roots in a beautiful country that has been tragically disfigured by lawlessness.
Embark with them on this unique journey transcending race, nationality, and social class, and be challenged to consider a new perspective forged in the trenches.
Is God real? Is God real to you?
Struggling with these questions Glennys Hyland risked everything leaving her home country of Honduras. A single mom with two children immigrating to a new land, Glennys heard God say to her on the plane to America, "tell everyone that you get in contact with that I AM real".
Sharing the real and vulnerable experiences of a woman's daily walk with the Lord, Glennys shares how real God can be in life's most challenging times. Through detailed recollections of the unexpected and disappointing seasons of life, Glennys tells of her struggles dealing with a spirit of fear, the sudden loss of loved ones, scars of rejection, the weight of homelessness, and overcoming sickness.
Encountering God and the practical instructions He gave her to live life in complete surrender to Him, Glennys discovered obedience resulted in constant interventions of God's supernatural provision.
From healing for her soul, to a strong and healthy marriage, and experiencing countless souls converted to Christ. God is real and He wants to be real to you.