Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians are deeply personal. Although he was encouraged by their faith, hope, and love, Paul was still mindful of their vulnerability. So he wrote to build their spiritual muscles, helping them live faithfully while awaiting Christ's return. Full of encouragement and exhortation, their prophetic insights will keep you focused on what is truth as we look to Christ alone to be our faithful strength--no matter how difficult the future may appear. The book of Titus reminds us that right beliefs should impact every area of our lives--relationships, work, community--for right living always accompanies right doctrine. In today's culture, we need this prophetic reminder that the grace that saves us is the same grace that empowers us to live a life of good works! Finally, Philemon is a letter written with one purpose: to bring reconciliation between two brothers in Christ. We should be grateful to God for gifting us this letter because the dignity of every human being is brought forth powerfully in the story of Philemon and Onesimus--a story of forgiving love.What treasures are found in the pages of these letters! They will leave you richer in your spiritual life and empower you to persevere until the day Jesus returns in glory.
Everyone needs grace. For some it may be for a difficult marriage, or children that have wandered away. For others it may be their limitations and hardships. Peter's letters offer strengthening grace. There is an abundance of grace found within the verses of this book to set you free. You are an overcomer, and God's grace is our fuel to empower our hearts to soar. John, the apostle of love, always points us back to the most important virtue of all: God's love. He teaches us that nothing can defeat the love of God and that only perfect love has the power to cast our fear from our hearts. To read John's letters is truly reading a tapestry of love, woven into our lives as we yield to God. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to carry this message of love into all of the world. In only twenty-five verses Jude gives us a message that is desperately needed in this hour. We must beware of teachings which are false and harmful. Our eternal center must be Christ alone. Keeping ourselves in the love of God and holding fast to what we believe will insure our future is bright. Jude points us to the God of glory who will strengthen us in all things to remain faithful in days of increasing darkness.
For almost three thousand years, people have prayed and sung the Psalms. Like those who have gone before us, when we are filled with joy, we will discover fuel in these ancient songs for even higher praises. And when we are going through the valley of deepest darkness, we will find in the Psalms light shining upon us, driving the shadows of doubt away. Prayers on Fire includes 365 prayers inspired by the book of Psalms from the heart-felt Passion Translation. Each day contains an excerpt from the Psalms and then a prayer from the heart, providing an expression of faith and worship for sincere worshipers. Open your heart as you open the pages of this book. Here you will find God as your shelter of strength. “As I’m hidden within your greatness, I discover your eternal purposes. In love and humility I bow before you, my awe-inspiring God. The way you watch over me, infuses me with confidence and courage. You are my source; I draw life from the waters of your love. Walking step by step with you brings me joy unlike I’ve ever known. Your Word illuminates my path, and wherever I go, I flourish. No matter the season, I’m blessed—established firmly in you.” (Inspired by Psalm 1:2)
To some, the Song of Songs is a simple love story of a man and a maiden. But for those with enlightened hearts, it becomes the key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s divine love. No other portion of Scripture has such power to reveal the journey of those longing to know Jesus like the Song of Songs, Solomon’s great prophetic epic that Jesus himself sings over you. The Holy Spirit has hidden within the Song of Songs an amazing journey. Unlock this mystery as you read The Sacred Journey, a verse-by-verse commentary on the Song of Songs that will lead every hungry soul to discover God’s fiery heart of love.
Experience the life and love of Jesus as told in the book of John by The Passion Translation. The Story of Jesus is the biographical account of Jesus’ supernatural birth, controversial life, unjust death, confirmed resurrection, and promised return to earth as told by John, the beloved disciple. This book is a resource to introduce Jesus’ life and the work of his Spirit to invite seekers, encourage saints, and challenge skeptics. Possibly the best-known verse in the Bible is John 3:16, which demonstrates how much God loves each and every one of us: “He gave his uniquely conceived Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.” What a gift! What a promise! The Passion Translation is a new, heart-level translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word.
Of all the sixty-six books that comprise our Bible, the last book is meant to thrill and exhilarate the believer like none other. A beautiful Christ is unveiled while a company of overcoming saints is seen rising into the fullness of Christ. The book of Revelation is exciting, powerful, and dynamic. But it must be more to us than merely an unveiling of events to come. Revelation must be an experience of encountering the living Christ. God is ready to unveil this book to those who are ready to receive it, eat it, and live fully in the splendor of Christ. The unveiling is more than a vision given to John, but is also meant to be an inward discovery, a delightful unveiling within you. This is not a drama of Satan's worst, but a supernatural drama of God's best, pouring through his beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. Revelation carries one revelation alone: Christ unveiled in his people. To read this book with any other focus is to miss the entire center of its meaning. There are other truths waiting for you to discover, but only after centering our gaze on the Magnificent One. A joyous blessing rests upon the one who reads this message and upon those who hear and embrace the words of this prophecy, for the appointed time is in your hands. Revelation 1:3 TPT
Proverbs: Wisdom from Above is full of incredible Hebrew and Aramaic secrets that will awaken your heart to the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation! Prepare for a download of heavenly insights into your destiny, your finances, your relationships, and your life in the Spirit. Brian Simmons has given the church a gem in his translation of Proverbs. With numerous footnotes you will have ample information about the meaning of the Proverbs. The gift of wisdom from above is given by a generous Father and He is ready to fill your heart with all that you need to succeed in life and reign with Christ. "Brian Simmons has done a remarkable job of making the book of Proverbs come alive to an entirely different level! His scholarly and linguistic brilliance is on open display throughout this book. However, what Brian does best is connect us to the Hebraic paradigm for experiencing this ancient book of wisdom. For me, it was impossible to not be swept up by the author's own joy of discovery of the hidden treasures of this book. I highly recommend this labor of passion-and get ready to enjoy Proverbs as never before." -Johnny Enlow, Author, Social Reformer
Encounter God's Heart for You! The Holy Spirit wants to wash our lives in the refreshing grace that streams every day from the presence of God. We know that God thunders from the heavens with powerful truths that capture our hearts and overcome our doubts. But he also whispers to us life-giving words that will heal and penetrate into the deepest place of our inner being. "I Hear His Whisper" is a compilation of messages that have come into the heart during early morning hours of devotion with Jesus. Listen to God's voice and be drawn into greater intimacy with Jesus. Be moved by his whisper, stirred by his Spirit, and thrilled by these messages of love. Open your soul to the whispers of God so that you hear him whisper his message of love to you! "For your whispers in the night give me wisdom, Showing me what to do next." Psalm 16:7 TPT
Experiencing Father's Embrace is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing or ministering in the Father's love message. The author's style of writing makes this book easy to read, yet it is one of the most thorough and profoundly impacting books available on knowing God as a Father.
There are literally thousands of books available on how to live various aspects of the Christian life. Of these, at least a couple of dozen pertaining to family life and child training are well worth reading. This is not one of those books. This book is designed to help you take those other books, as well as all the sermons, teachings, and exhortations you have received on child training and leadership in the home, and make sense of it all. Pastor Tad Thompson has assembled a biblical approach to effective family discipleship. Let him share it with you in this clear, encouraging, accessible book. This is not another book of tactics and techniques. It is a book of strategy for parents who want to be intentional about discipleship in the home.
This tribute focuses on the Queen's own words to draw out the central role of her trust in Jesus Christ in shaping her life and work, offering us an inspiring multi-faceted insight into a life well lived for others. (Backcover)