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Author : Flora Slosson Wuellner
Publisher : Upper Room
Release : 2004
Page : 127
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780835898836
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Whether clergy or laity, everyone struggles to discern God's guidance when facing difficult choices. So when a book like Enter by the Gate comes along that offers clear, solid, scriptural guidance, it is sure to become a favorite. Enter by the Gate offers 7 insights to guide those who seek to discern God's guidance when making difficult decisions. The insights are gleaned from John 10, the story of the good shepherd, and are Jesus' criteria for discernment. Gracefully written by Flora Slosson Wuellner, this book is filled with wisdom and gentleness. It emphasizes the many and varied ways by which God speaks to us and the ways by which we hear. Without harshness or judgment, Wuellner clearly names the warning signs of false guidance. Being aware of these signs helps us to identify misleading voices around and within us that masquerade as God's voice. Wuellner explores communal pressure, powerful ideologies, mistaken or manipulative leaders, traditions and expectations, inner unhealed hurts, angers, needs, zealousness and compulsive responsibility, honest mistakes within good intentions. Each chapter concludes with a reflection and meditation than can be used individually, in one-on-one guidance, or in a group setting.


Author : David Carlson
Publisher : Epicenter Press
Release : 2016-11-01
Page : 244
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1603813926
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A teenage girl has vanished in Santa Fe. Nearby, in the Trappist monastery of St. Mary of the Snows, a beautiful young nun is stabbed to death. Father Nicholas Fortis is on sabbatical at St. Mary's, and when Lieutenant Christopher Worthy of the Detroit Police Department is flown in to help find the missing teenager, the Orthodox monk asks his friend to delve into the nun's murder as well. The two men make a perfect team: the monk's gregarious manner opens hearts and the detective's keen intuition infiltrates psyches. The Book of Matthew refers to the "narrow gate" that leads to heaven. Each of the key players in these two cases was rattling heaven's gate in a frantic and even dangerous quest for salvation. Lieutenant Sera Lacey of the Santa Fe Police, with her captivating looks and insight into the Native Americans and cultures of the Southwest, proves both a boon and a distraction for Worthy. As Father Fortis navigates the social hierarchy of the monks of St. Mary's, he begins to fear their secret agendas. Bowing to the pressure to solve both cases, the investigators let the clues lead them in opposite directions. At the end of one of those paths, Death awaits. Book one in a new detective series featuring Christopher Worthy and Father Fortis.


Author : Danny Clifford
Publisher :
Release : 2021-05-14
Page : 282
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780997288865
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This book begins with a simple childhood memory about a lesson in the importance of blind obedience as opposed to having to know why our parents made rules for us, one to which every reader can relate. From there, the expanded theme becomes more than evident: Most Christians today don't think deeply enough about their choices while they are alive on Earth and where they might lead us to in eternity. The central image in the book is from Matthew 7:13-14 and John 10:9. Jesus tells His listeners there, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture." The thing is that both gates lead to heaven. Most Christians would ask, "What, then, is the difference which gate we go through? If we attend church one day a week and lead a life that meets the basic requirements of the outward trappings of a religious person ("Don't murder anyone, and don't steal from people") what's the big deal?" Author Danny Clifford's insight into this teaching is profound. Some people's assurance of salvation is a delusion. To enter the narrow gate of the kingdom we must knock, that is, request that God make us citizens of his kingdom. The difficulty of Jesus' way includes embracing by repentance both persecution and the ethics of the kingdom taught in the Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:10-12)Jesus says that the wide gate is the "easy" way, resting on one's laurels, seeking prosperity for themselves, and not at all willing to make any sacrifices. This book makes us realize that Jesus intends for his words to jar us from complacency, to consider the genuineness of our commitment to him. A major revelation for this Editor was when Author Clifford insists that God can't complete His plan for salvation on Earth without the help of ordinary human beings. We are the instruments and the agents of His power. The illustrations in this book are beautiful - sometimes startlingly so - and exquisite in detail. They add to and perfectly complement Mr. Clifford's patient and insightful interpretations of the various Scripture passages that convey the essential messages in Enter Through the Narrow Gate. Frank Kresen


Author : Mark Nyarko
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2018-05-25
Page : 180
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1543489397
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In todays post-Christian culture of liberalism, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that to be Christian means to be called out of the world and be set aside unto the Lord Jesus Christ. As we approach the end of the age and of the world, as we know it, the Lord continues to give numerous heavenly visitations and dreams about him to take Christians home in what we call the rapture of the church. One recurring theme in many of these supposedly spiritual experiences is the number of professing Christians that could be going to hell. Well, it is easy to dismiss these as figments of hallucinations and fertile imaginations gone wild. But a cursory glance at the church scene clearly shows that something is not right with many of professing believers. This book seeks to jolt Christians into rediscovering their first love and awake from their slumber to ensure that their lives match their profession. Christianity is one of the most liberal of all religions. In Christian theology, it is God who takes the initiative to reconcile mankind to himself (John 3:16). He make total and full provision for man to receive forgiveness of sins and come into a personal relationship with God without any expenditure or effort on his/her part. In that sense, Christianity is an easy religion. That is the essence of grace. But that could be deceptive because it is easy for the Christian adherent to fall into the false notion that grace means anything goes. This Christian discipleship book attempts to wake Christians to the fact that like an athlete, there is a right lifestyle and a way to compete that will guarantee you a medal at the Olympics and a wrong lifestyle and a way to compete that could lead to disqualification and a loss of potential medal. Much illustration is made of the Old Testament saints who started their journey with the Lord with optimistic enthusiasm but whose faith was made shipwreck along the way. This is true of the Israelites who were delivered from Egyptian bondage and servitude and journeyed to the Promised Land, but the text says, With most of them, God was not well pleased, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. The text clearly says these experiences were written as warnings and examples to us because if we make the same mistakes they did, a similar fate awaits us (1 Corinthians 10:113). Wisdom gives away what you cannot keep to gain what you cannot lose. In our day and age, the greatest snares are relational issues of unforgiveness, bitterness, and strife. We are also warned against such moral weaknesses as fornication, adultery, and other aberrant sexual behavior. The Bible clearly warns that those who practice these would not inherit the kingdom of God. This is a major theme of most of the New Testament Epistles. This book is also evangelistic because at its heart, it seeks to showcase the love of God and his eternal invitation to all mankind to be reconciled to him.


Author : Bible English New International Version
International Bible Society Staff
Publisher : NIV
Release : 2010-02-01
Page : 1280
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 : 9780340979655
Description :


The New International Version in a handy, affordable paperback edition.


Author : John W. Olley
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2009
Page : 589
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004177132
Description :


This work is the first major commentary to focus on the text of LXX Ezekiel in any modern language. Rather than seeing LXX mainly as a text-critical resource with variants to be explained, this commentary, as part of the Septuagint Commentary Series, examines a specific manuscript in its own right as a document used by Greek readers unfamiliar with Hebrew. Included are transcription and English translation of Codex Vaticanus, the oldest extant manuscript of the whole book, and a detailed commentary that also compares the earlier P967 and the Masoretic Text where they differ. Another major new contribution is the utilisation of the sense-delimitation (paragraphs) of Codex Vaticanus itself, exploring how this influences reading of the text.


Author : Gary F. Zeolla
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2014-03-20
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1304957721
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The Analytical-Literal Translation of the Old Testament (Septuagint): Volume IV: The Prophetic Books (ALT) is a companion to the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament. Both are translated by Gary F. Zeolla. The ALT: Old Testament is being published in five volumes. Most Old Testaments are based on the Hebrew text. But this Old Testament (OT) is based on the Greek Septuagint (LXX). The LXX is a third century B.C. Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. The name and abbreviation comes from the tradition that 70 (or 72) Jewish scholars worked on its translation, six from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. The importance of the LXX is that it was THE Bible of the early Church. The purpose of the ALT is to provide a translation of the Greek Septuagint that will enable the reader to come as close to the Greek text as possible without having to be proficient in Greek.


Author : Kurt Aland
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Page : 926
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 : 9783438051103
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Author : James Ivory HOLMES
Publisher :
Release : 1819
Page : 507
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Nicholas Cachia
Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Release : 1997
Page : 389
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 9788876527364
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The introduction sets up the shepherd image by presenting some basic principles for arriving at the theological meaning of this image. The study goes on to illustrate the interdependence and interplay of traditions in relation to the meaning of the shepherd image. The author studies the image in its Near Eastern background, in the literature of the Old Testament, especially John's Gospel, in the Fathers of the Church, and finally in the writings of the recent Popes.


Author : James Malm
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
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Category :
ISBN 13 : 1989208053
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Author : Saint Augustine
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
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Category :
ISBN 13 : 1773561642
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Author : Spence-Jones, Henry
Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Release : 2015-08-14
Page :
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition, or verse-by-verse, annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 Matthew to John Volume 8 Act to Philippians Volume 9 Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation


Author : Marcus Nodder
Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
Release : 2021-02-18
Page : 70
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1789741785
Description :


Bold claims. Answers which many are searching for today. This is Jesus in his own words, using metaphors and pictures which are concrete, simple and profound. Meaning: what is the meaning of life? I am the bread of life. Enlightenment: where can I find light? I am the light of the world. Freedom: how can I be truly free? I am the door, Evil: isn't religion evil? I am the good shepherd. Destiny: is this life all there is? I am the resurrection. Reality: what is ultimate reality? I am the way. Value: how can I make my life count? I am the vine. Time: how can we escape being finite? 'I am.' Bold claims - and they are also true. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus are highly relevant. Jesus is uniquely qualified to meet our deepest needs and answer our biggest questions. Find out for yourself.


Author :
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2018-02-26
Page : 2000
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 1493409212
Description :


The biblical books were written to Jews, for Jews, and about Jews, yet most Bible translations do not maintain a connection to the Jewish essence of the Bible. The TLV speaks with a decidedly Jewish voice to recover the authentic context of the Bible and the Christian faith, retaining the Jewish order of the Old Testament books, the Jewish name of the Messiah, reverence for the four-letter unspoken name of God, and many Hebrew transliterated terms, such as shalom, shofar, and shabbat. The result is a translation that is accurate, readable, reverential, and true to the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. The TLV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible offers readers powerful features in a convenient size and readable 12.5-point type, including - introductions to each book of the Bible and the major sections of Scripture - a glossary with key Scripture references - cross references for studying biblical topics - an extensive concordance for finding familiar passages, doing word studies, and following biblical themes - Jewish blessings and benedictions: Hear O Israel, And You Shall Love, Tree of Life Declaration, Aaronic Benediction, Messiah's Prayer, Welcoming the Sabbath - Parashat weekly Torah readings - maps of Israel - and much more


Author : Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2015-08-04
Page : 1232
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 1493403087
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A New Translation to Highlight the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith The first Christians were Jews, and Christianity has its roots in the religion of God's chosen and called out people. Jesus's death and resurrection was not the beginning of a new religion but the fulfillment of the covenant God made with his people. Yet most Bible translations sacrifice the deep connection between the Jewish roots of our faith and the grafted-in Gentile branches, using imprecise English terms rather than Hebrew terms that encompass a fuller meaning. The Tree of Life Version (TLV) is a new Bible translation, produced by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, which highlights the rich Hebrew roots of the Christian faith by restoring: · the Jewish order of the books of the Old Testament · the Jewish name of the Messiah, Yeshua · reverence for the four-letter unspoken name of God · Hebrew transliterated terms, such as shalom, shofar, and shabbat · and more


Author : Hendrickson Publishers
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
Release : 2006-07
Page : 1584
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 1598560506
Description :


"Precisely Literal, Richly Revealing" Pairing the most literal English translation available with an illuminating in-text exposition of each verse in the Bible, this outstanding resource will helps strengthen your grasp on God's Word. By comparing the precise NASB with the magnified sentence structure of the Amplified Bible, readers are better able to appreciate the meaning of the scriptures as understood by their audience in the original languages. Known for its word-for-word literal accuracy, the New American Standard Bible, updated edition, is the #1 choice for in-depth inductive Bible study. And through its unique use of synonyms and definitions, the Amplified Bible both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses and brackets after key words or phrases. Through multiple expressions, greater emphasis is given to the divine message as reflected in the original Greek and Hebrew. Now readers can benefit from both translation approaches with this side-by-side comparison that offers a more enriching experience with God's Word. NASB 12--For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13--But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. AMPLIFED BIBLE 12--For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection of realitys in a riddle or enigma], but then when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God]. 13--And so faith, hope, love abide faith--conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Author :
Publisher : CCEL
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Category :
ISBN 13 : 1610250540
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Author : John R. Kohlenberger
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2003
Page : 1727
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 0195281772
Description :


Oxford University Press adds to its prestigious list of parallel-text biblical-reference resources with the Evangelical Parallel New Testament. This volume features the New Testaments of eight translations used by various segments within the evangelical community today. It is particularly notable for including the recently published Holman Christian Standard Bible, The Message, the New Living Translation, and Today's New International Version. The texts are arranged on facing pages, with the texts of four translations on each page. The Evangelical Parallel New Testament shows the translation philosophies and word choices made by diverse groups of evangelical scholars during the last three decades of the twentieth century. This useful volume features three interesting essays: one on the specific characteristics of each translation and where it falls in the spectrum of approaches, a second on formal vs. functional equivalence in translation, and a third on the underlying Greek text of the New Testament.


Author : Adele Berlin
Marc Zvi Brettler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-10-17
Page : 2400
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 0199393877
Description :


First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase, combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.