Invitations of Jesus

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Author: Trevor Hudson

Publisher: Upper Room Books

ISBN: 9780835813129

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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How do we respond to the invitations of Jesus? Trevor Hudson calls us to consider the invitations Jesus offers in five dimensions of life. In his gentle and intimate style, Trevor leads you to see where Christ is touching your life, calling you to deeper relationship with God, self, and neighbor. This six-week small group study includes a Leader’s Guide for small-group facilitation. The sessions are structured to last one hour and open with a prayer followed by reading the Word, reflecting on the chapter invitation, and responding to the invitation.

The Radical Invitation of Jesus

How Accepting the Invitation of Jesus Can Lead to Living Faith and Fulfilling Life for Today Duncan S. Ferguson. Jesus, spiritually discerning as always, resists the temptation that he can tell God what to do.

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532683213

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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The book addresses the way we are able to understand the radical invitation of Jesus. The invitation is to those who heard Jesus in the first century, the intervening centuries, and those in the twenty-first century urging them to turn away from a life that is self-centered and to seek a life that is God-centered, accepting the reign of God in one’s life rather than wealth, pleasure, power, and fame. Jesus says that we are to seek first the kingdom of God and all of our basic needs will be met, being transformed and finding meaning and purpose in our lives. The invitation is radical in that it calls on us to give up the accepted norms and values of our culture and world and give ourselves to a life of integrity and truthfulness, love and compassion, and justice and peace. We are invited to find our true identity, to be filled with and transformed by the God of love and to become one who is filled with grace and truth, as Jesus was.

The Invitation Of Jesus Christ

Again and again, in the Bible men and women are graciously invited to enter into personal fellowship with God.

Author: Branden Schecter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798535751542

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Again and again, in the Bible men and women are graciously invited to enter into personal fellowship with God. Someone has said that the Bible is a book of invitations from God to mankind, urging us to become His partners in redeeming the world. Throughout most of the Gospel records, Jesus says things that are good news to the believer, hope for the seeker, warning for the unbeliever, and rebuke for the willful rejecter. But in the Upper Room, during His last Passover meal with his disciples, Jesus said some things that are only for the Born Again believer in Christ. Even Judas had to be out of the room. These words were BY INVITATION ONLY

Sacred Fire

The invitations of Jesus come to us in a very particular way for every particular situation within which we find ourselves. So it is helpful to ask the question: Which of Jesus' invitations to deeper conversion have particular bearing ...

Author: Ronald Rolheiser

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780804139151

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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When one reaches the highest degree of human maturity, one has only one question left: How can I be helpful?—TERESA OF ÁVILA Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. With his trademark acuity, wit, and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity. In this new book, Rolheiser takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God we can experience too a profound re-understanding to our daily lives. “What lies beyond the essentials, the basics?” Rolheiser writes. “Where do we go once some of the basic questions in our lives have been answered, or at least brought to enough peace that our focus can shift away from ourselves to others? Where do we go once the basic questions in our lives are no longer the restless questions of youthful insecurity and loneliness? Who am I? Who loves me? How will my life turn out? Where do we go once the basic question in life becomes: How can I give my life away more purely, and more meaningfully? How do I live beyond my own heartaches, headaches, and obsessions so as to help make other peoples’ lives more meaningful? The intent of this book is to try to address exactly those questions: How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives? What constitutes deep maturity and how do we reach that place? And, not unimportantly, what constitutes a more adult, Christian discipleship? What constitutes a truly mature following of Jesus?” As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke suggests, “Live the questions now.” In Sacred Fire, Rolheiser’s deeply affecting prose urges us on in pursuit of the most holy of all passions—a deep and lasting intimacy with God.

An invitation to take one week to Consider Jesus

Seven Devotions that help us understand who Jesus is and why that is important to us. Andrew McIlroy. with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the ... Jesus invites you into a loving, living relationship with Him.

Author: Andrew McIlroy

Publisher: Andrew McIlroy

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 20

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What an amazing thing it is to be loved by someone. But how totally awesome and mind blowing it is when we think about the fact that the one who loves us knows everything about us, the good, the bad and the sometimes very, very ugly. How do He know? Because the one who loves us in a way that no one else ever has claims to be God Himself. And there is more – not only does he love us unconditionally Jesus made this declaration – “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” He offers to us – Forgiveness; Peace; Purpose; Joy; Meaning; Safety; Significance; Direction in life; and so much more. Then think of the fact that not only do we have the offer of life here and now, we also have the promise of Heaven when we die. We also need to think about the fact that the bible teaches us that Jesus is the only way we can get to Heaven. (Acts 4:12 – “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”) If that is true and remembering that the Bible says believing in Jesus is a life and death matter. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). Does it not make sense to take some time to think for yourself about who Jesus is and what He has done for you? This is your invitation to take a few minutes every day for a week to Consider Jesus. So make yourself comfortable, sit down in a quiet place, and spend a few minutes thinking about Jesus.

The Radical Invitation of Jesus

The book addresses the way we are able to understand the radical invitation of Jesus.

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532683237

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The book addresses the way we are able to understand the radical invitation of Jesus. The invitation is to those who heard Jesus in the first century, the intervening centuries, and those in the twenty-first century urging them to turn away from a life that is self-centered and to seek a life that is God-centered, accepting the reign of God in one's life rather than wealth, pleasure, power, and fame. Jesus says that we are to seek first the kingdom of God and all of our basic needs will be met, being transformed and finding meaning and purpose in our lives. The invitation is radical in that it calls on us to give up the accepted norms and values of our culture and world and give ourselves to a life of integrity and truthfulness, love and compassion, and justice and peace. We are invited to find our true identity, to be filled with and transformed by the God of love and to become one who is filled with grace and truth, as Jesus was.

The Retirement Reformation

We first hear this powerful invitation when Jesus called Peter and Andrew: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, ...

Author: Bruce Bruinsma

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973661740

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The Retirement Reformation will change the way we think about what our culture calls retirement. While acknowledging the reality of longevity, Bruce Bruinsma challenges both individuals and faith-based organizations to reexamine, reshape, reform, and revitalize the fastest-growing segment of our society. God has a unique call for each of our lives, and it does not stop at sixty-five or seventy.

The Gift of Invitation

In The Gift of Invitation, you will: - discover seven powerful invitations Jesus extends to you, including the invitation to follow him, forgive from your heart, and know his Father's many gifts; - explore the Bible to develop a deeper ...

Author: Allison Gringas

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1681924994

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Discover the seven powerful invitations Jesus extends to you and how accepting them can change your life. Perfect for individual or group study, the seven chapters includes reflections and scripture, with space for journaling.

Invitation to the Jesus Life

To encounter Jesus daily and have a relationship with Him changes everything; our focus becomes eternal.

Author: Jan Johnson

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781617472404

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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To encounter Jesus daily and have a relationship with Him changes everything; our focus becomes eternal. Experience Jesus in such a way that His love-drenched, others-focused nature shapes your character. The spiritual practices in each chapter will challenge you to go deeper with Him.