Just Do Something

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575673290
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Just Do Something. Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God's will don't work. It's time to try something new: Give up. Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or-even worse-they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting...waiting...waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction. But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed his plan for our lives: to love him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like. No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.

Themelios Volume 34 Issue 3

Author: D. A. Carson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625649495
Size: 30.21 MB
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Themelios Volume 34 Issue 3. Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Real World Parents

Author: Mark Matlock
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310392284
Size: 58.34 MB
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Real World Parents. "Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories—their own family’s story and God’s story. It’s like they’re living two lives: their Christian life and their “real world” life. The trick is figuring out how to get your family’s story to line up with God’s story in the world around us, helping you raise children who have the character, values, and mission that allows them to go out into the real world and live out a real faith. Real World Parents is a parenting book that helps you to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to raising Christian kids in a world that is filled with contradictions to a life of faith. Rather than trying to raise kids who are “good Christians,” you’ll find the tools to help you live out a faith that allows your children to see what it means to live as a Christian. As a result, your kids will learn about real faith by living it out with you. Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you explore issues such as: • Helping your child make decisions • The importance of failure • Knowing God’s story for your family • Changing the story your family is in • The pursuit of wisdom, and much more God has placed us here to interact with and represent him to the world by engaging with the culture—not retreating from it. Rather than trying to isolate your children from the world or draw lines that keep them from truly engaging in the world God calls us to help and heal, you can learn how to lead your family towards an integrated life where your story and God’s story come together to make a difference in the world around you."

Padres Extraordinarios

Author: Mark Matlock
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0829766146
Size: 63.98 MB
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Padres Extraordinarios. Hoy en día, las familias cristianas se encuentran atascadas muchas veces entre dos historias: la historia de su propia familia y la historia de Dios. Es como si estuvieran viviendo dos vidas: su vida cristiana y su vida en el “mundo real”. La solución a este problema consiste en descubrir la manera de hacer que la historia de tu familia entre en alineación con la historia de Dios en el mundo que nos rodea, de manera que te ayude a criar unos hijos que tengan el carácter, los valores y la misión que les permitan salir al mundo real y vivir una fe genuina. Padres extraordinarios es un libro sobre la formación de los hijos que te ayudará a ser dinámico, en lugar de actuar a base de reacciones, cuando se trata de educar a los jovencitos cristianos en un mundo que está lleno de contradicciones que se oponen a una vida de fe. En lugar de tratar de formar unos hijos que sean solo “buenos cristianos”, encontrarás aquí las herramientas que te ayudarán a manifestar en tu vida una fe que les permita a tus hijos ver lo que significa vivir como cristianos. Como resultado de esto, aprenderán lo que es la fe genuina, porque la estarán viviendo junto contigo. Mark Matlock, experto en culturas y veterano pastor de jóvenes, te ayudará a analizar cuestiones como las siguientes: • Cómo ayudar a tu hijo a tomar decisiones • La importancia de los fracasos • Cómo conocer la historia que tiene Dios para tu familia • Cómo hacer un cambio en la historia actual de tu familia • Cómo buscar la sabiduría, y mucho más. Dios nos ha puesto aquí para interactuar con el mundo y representarlo ante él, a base de relacionarte con la cultura, en lugar de apartarte de ella. En vez de tratar de aislar del mundo a tus hijos, o establecer unas barreras que les impidan relacionarse realmente con el mundo que Dios nos ha llamado a ayudar y sanar, aquí podrás aprender a guiar a tu familia hacia una vida integrada, en la cual la historia de la familia y la historia de Dios se unan para marcar una diferencia en el mundo que los rodea.

The Hole In Our Holiness

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433533375
Size: 71.96 MB
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The Hole In Our Holiness. The hole in our holiness is that we don't care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don’t seem all that concerned about it. This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of transformation.

Decision Making And The Will Of God

Author: Garry Friesen
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307569241
Size: 68.57 MB
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Decision Making And The Will Of God. Does God Have a Perfect Will for Your Life? Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Can you be absolutely certain of God’s specific will for your life? In this expanded twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his highly acclaimed work, Garry Friesen examines the prevalent view on God’s will today and provides a sound biblical alternative to the traditional teaching of how God guides us. This new edition includes these helpful resources: • Study guide for small groups • Responses to Frequently Asked Questions • Guide to painless Scripture memorization Friesen tackles the very practical issues of choosing a mate, picking a career, and giving in this fresh and liberating approach to decision making and the will of God. Story Behind the Book Most Christians have been taught how to find God’s will, yet many are still unsure whether they’ve found it. God does guide His people, but the question is, “How does He guide?” After “putting out a fleece” to decide which college to attend, Garry Friesen began pondering why it was so hard to find God’s will when he had so sincerely sought it. Was he the only one who did not have 100 percent clarity for every decision? Then a new possibility struck—perhaps his understanding of the nature of God’s will was biblically deficient. Maybe there was a better way to understand HOW God guides. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crazy Busy

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1783590920
Size: 51.35 MB
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Crazy Busy. I’m too busy. We’ve all heard it; we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social and even spiritual well-being. In this mercifully short book about a really big problem, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung rejects the ‘busyness as usual’ mindset, arguing that a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends. DeYoung helps us figure out a better way forward, as he strikes a mature and well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing everything. With his usual warmth, humour and honesty, DeYoung deftly attacks the widespread ‘crazy busy’ epidemic and offers up the restful cure we’ve all been too busy to find.

Why We Re Not Emergent

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802479839
Size: 10.45 MB
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Why We Re Not Emergent. "You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren't." The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today's Christian community. And they're talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. They're doing church a new way, not content to fit the mold. Again, all good. But there's more to the movement than that. Much more. Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they're not. And Why We're Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why. From both a theological and an on-the-street perspective, Kevin and Ted diagnose the emerging church. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping you see for yourself what it's all about.

Things I Wish I D Known Before We Got Married

Author: Gary D. Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575679228
Size: 55.85 MB
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Things I Wish I D Known Before We Got Married. “Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive, and mutually beneficial marriage they envision, such as: What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family How to solve disagreements without arguing How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success. Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage. - Bonus features include: Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise