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A Living Hope

By Robert H. Mounce
  • ISBN Code: : 1597520748
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Religion
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Robert Mounce, who was for 21 years a regular columnist in 'Eternity' as well as the author of several popular articles in such publications as 'Christianity Today', here demonstrates his scholarship, lucidity, and pastoral heart in this commentary designed to meet the needs of laypersons and pastors looking for a balanced, effective, and relevant interpretation of Peter's epistles. Mounce sees the keynote of the letters as hope, but the main purpose as hortatory - that is, they were written to encourage believers in Asia Minor to expect and endure hardship as a result of their commitment to the Christian faith and to stimulate them to wholesome thinking vis-a-vis false teachers who had risen within the church itself. Central to Mounce's commentary is the remarkable fact that although the letters are packed with imperatives, they do not merely offer ethical instructions or lessons for living, but move freely from doctrine to duty and back again. Thus, the purpose of doctrine is seen here as less to instruct than to provide the theological basis for a new way of living. More specifically, because Christians have been born anew to a living hope, there is a serious challenge to holy living. Mounce effectively updates this challenge, applying it to modern living - and chapter titles such as How to Get Along With Your Spouse, Living in an Alien Society, and How to Live in the Family of God reflect the author's timely and practical application. Study questions are included to facilitate individual and group Bible study.

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  • Pdf File: 1-2-peter-jude.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Called for a Purpose The letters of Peter and Jude challenge you to recognize your identity as a chosen friend of God--and therefore, to live a holy life. Originally addressed to persecuted believers of the first century, these words encourage you to face trials with a living hope, certain of Christ's return, and warn you of the danger of false teaching and spiritual lethargy--advice as timely today as it was for the early Christians. If you are serious about understanding God's purpose for you, you've come to the right place.

Hope Again

By Charles R. Swindoll
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418515728
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: hope-again.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Find hope to press on . . . Hope to endure . . . Hope to stay focused . . . Hope to see dreams fulfilled . . . Hope is more than mere wishful thinking. Hope is a vital necessity of life?a gift that God wants to give to you. And in a world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism, Hope Again is a voice crying in the wilderness . . . a word of enthusiasm for life in the midst of any difficult situation you are in. Combining the New Testament teachings of Peter and the insights of one of the most popular authors of our day, Hope Again is an encouraging, enlivening, and refreshing look at why we can dare to hope no matter who we are, no matter what we face. As Charles Swindoll says, "If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you're going through isn't the end of the story, it's simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination."

The Power of Hope

By Nekisha Rolle
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 132957270X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-hope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To hope is our power. It is a power given to all those who choose to believe. The Power of Hope E-book is a devotional tool that would help people understand how important being hopeful is and how it can transform their lives. The readers of this E-book simply need to commit to this seven-day devotional journey by reading the daily devotional, praying and spending time reflecting on the daily themes. This devotional provides insightful scripture references as well as provide reflection prompts to help the reader gain a deeper perspective on the devotional reading. Make no mistake this e-book will challenge you to look at your life differently and how you can harness hope as a tool to overcome difficult moments in your life.

Live Hope Minute

By Mark Smeby
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  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Book Code : 142455568X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: live-hope-minute.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Become a champion of hope! As we see chaos in the world around us, we want to have hope. But what is hope, and where does it come from? Hope is more than simple optimism that things get better, or a finger-crossed wishing that things go our way. Live Hope Minute explores the life-transforming concept of true hope and how to keep a godly perspective in our current circumstances. Through these short, inspiring devotions: • Your hope will become grounded in unshakeable faith. • Your life will become marked by love that you cannot help but give away. • Your vision will grow and keep you moving toward God and his plan for your life. When you discover true hope, you will find you are building your house on the rock that will not move. Regardless of the storms and challenges you face, you can demonstrate to those around you that life is more than just what we can see or feel. Be amazed at the power and comfort God’s hope can offer.

In View of a Harvest

By Jim Vanderburg
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490878432
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: in-view-of-a-harvest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the time Peter wrote this epistle, many Christians were facing persecution. Early Christians found themselves engaged in constant conflict with authoritarian structures and, as a result, many began to capitulate and collaborate with the enemy. The primary root cause: they did not know who they were as members of the body of the Anointed One. Nearly two thousand years have passed, and the body of the Anointed One in America find themselves in the same situation. There is a backlash against the Christian church in the United States. We have awakened and found that our hope is not in any political party or process. We suddenly find ourselves politically incorrect in an increasingly hostile environment. We must first know who we are in the Anointed One. This book is a verse-by-verse study of this epistle with a view to show us who we are and how we live.

The Ministry, Vol. 12, No. 01

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: the-ministry-vol-12-no-01.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This issue of The Ministry contains a complete record of the twelve messages given during the 2007 winter training on the Crystallization-study of 1 and 2 Peter and Jude, held December 24-29 in Anaheim, California. The crucial truth and burden embodied in these twelve messages may be summarized in four statements: (1) In Christ's death we have been separated from sins, and in His resurrection we have been enlivened so that we might live to righteousness under the government of God. (2) We must redeem the time to enjoy Christ as the supreme preciousness of God so that He can build Himself into us to make us His spiritual house and His holy and royal priesthood for the accomplishment of His heart's desire. (3) We should be diligent to pursue the growth and development of the divine life and divine nature for a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom. (4) As we are contending for the faith, enjoying the Blessed Trinity, and taking the way of rapture by giving heed to the prophetic word, our trust is in our precious Lord and God as the One who is able to guard us from stumbling and to set us before His glory without blemish in exultation. These messages are being published immediately following the training in order that they might benefit the saints participating in the many video trainings that are held throughout the earth. The Reports and Announcements section includes two reports related to the Lord's move to Europe and an announcement related to upcoming conferences and trainings.

A.W. Pink's Studies in the Scriptures - 1922-23, Volume 1 of 17

By Arthur W. Pink
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  • Publisher : Sovereign Grace Publishers,
  • Book Code : 1589602307
  • Total of Pages : 644
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: a-w-pink-s-studies-in-the-scriptures-1922-23-volume-1-of-17.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book A.W. Pink's Studies in the Scriptures - 1922-23, Volume 1 of 17

Kingdom and Empire

By Gene Tempelmeyer
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666716286
  • Total of Pages : 116
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 655
  • Pdf File: kingdom-and-empire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

We love ragtag rebels who defeat the empire in films we watch and books we read. But living in centers of the world’s wealth and power, do we recognize that we are participants in today’s version of empire? Most of the Bible is written for and by people under threat or under the thumb of a variety of empires. The question faced by the children of Israel and the early followers of Jesus was how to live for the kingdom of God while powerful empires demanded full obedience. Does living with affluence and influence change the way we read and understand that story? Are we likely to miss the way the Bible critiques our use of wealth, weapons, and walls? What do Abraham, Moses, and Daniel teach us about living in the heart of the empire and reaching for something better? What can Paul teach us about using the resources of the empire to spread the message that Jesus is Lord, not Caesar? What do the birth and death of Jesus teach us about how God is redeeming the world of empires? Is our citizenship in the empire a temptation, or an opportunity?

Following Faith with P. T. Forsyth

By Donald K. McKim
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666717363
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: following-faith-with-p-t-forsyth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a unique look at the Scottish theologian Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848–1921). Forsyth was an important theologian whose significance has been increasingly realized in the years since his death. He wrote a number of books and articles that focused on central aspects of the Christian gospel and their meaning for the church and the faith of church members in their daily lives. Each of the eighty-four devotions in this book takes a short theological quotation from Forsyth and explores its meaning and its significance for Christian living today—both for the church and for individual Christians. Here is spiritual wisdom that can help foster a stronger theological understanding and a more vital Christian life.