The God Who Is There Leader s Guide

And yet it also does what the catechisms of the Reformation churches did: give Christians a grounding in basic biblical beliefs and behavior. By all means, get this book!

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801013737

Category: Religion

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Eminent evangelical theologian provides a basic introduction to the faith that traces the story of redemption through the Bible. Leader's Guide.

The God Who Is There

What does it mean? To understand, we must come to grips with another word Paul uses. propiTiaTion “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441213856

Category: Religion

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It can no longer be assumed that most people--or even most Christians--have a basic understanding of the Bible. Many don't know the difference between the Old and New Testament, and even the more well-known biblical figures are often misunderstood. It is getting harder to talk about Jesus accurately and compellingly because listeners have no proper context with which to understand God's story of redemption. In this basic introduction to faith, D. A. Carson takes seekers, new Christians, and small groups through the big story of Scripture. He helps readers to know what they believe and why they believe it. The companion leader's guide helps evangelistic study groups, small groups, and Sunday school classes make the best use of this book in group settings.

The God Who Is There

They are a passion for the God who is there, a passion for truth, a compassion for people, a passion for relevant and honest communication, and a passion ...

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830850808

Category: Religion

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For over fifty years The God Who Is There has been a landmark work that has changed the way the church sees the world. Arguing that Christians must constantly engage the questions being asked by their own—and the next—generation, Francis Schaeffer envisions an apologetics and spirituality both grounded in absolute truth and engaging the whole of reality.

The God Who Is Triune

The Triune God Creates a Cosmos 241 might participate in God's purpose at creation—the giving of his triune life. Before we work out the implications of a ...

Author: Allan Coppedge

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825967

Category: Religion

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The triunity of the Christian God is not just one isolated doctrine among others. Allan Coppedge draws out the implications for our understanding of God's nature, attributes, roles, relationship to creation and providence.

IS THERE GOD WHO IS HE WHOSE GOD IS HE

Author's Personal Convictions I believe thatthere isonlyone true God who is the creator of all that is. I believe this one Godis the Father, the Son, ...

Author: Pastor Willie Mintah Essibrah

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499014624

Category: Religion

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Pastor Willie M. Essibrah is a teacher of the Word of God, an Intercessor and a Counsellor blessed, with a strong passion for gospel outreach and helping plant new churches as well as strengthen them. He grew up from the Grace Outreach Churches in Ghana under the able leadership of the general overseer Rev. Michael Essel. While in England, he graduated with a Master of Science degree in Information Technology in E-commerce and also a Master degree in Business Administration - MBA. During which period he served with the Strong Tower Parish (now called Chapel of His Glory under Pastor Dara Shofoluwe) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God - RCCG as a Minister-in-charge of the Youth ministry, Singers Ministry and the Outreach Ministry. After migrating to Canada, pastor Essibrah accepted and committed some time towards serving in the Rhema Assemblies of God Church where he was ordained a pastor assisting the resident pastor Dr. Nana Dankwa. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, as well as prophetic declaration, Pastor Essibrah was chosen to assist Pastor Olufunke Egbuedo in planting a new RCCG Parish – The Lord’s Cedar in Ontario Brampton. Pastor Essibrah is married to Edith Akweley Essibrah (Dear) and currently blessed with three children – Aseda, Adom and Nkunyim. Their first child Nhyira was called to be with the Lord at the age of two on the 10th of March 2002. He lives happily with his family in Canada

Discovering the God Who Is

Are God's actions right simply because it is God who does them? ... If there is some independent norm or law of righteousness that God must obey and by ...

Author: R.C. Sproul

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830745270

Category: Religion

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“The minister gently guided my mother away from the grave to a waiting car. I moved behind them in a grim stupor. I was confused. I was hurt. I was angry. One question pierced my soul…’Who are you, God? And why do you do the things you do?’” Thus began Sproul’s search for ultimate truth and a personal encounter with the living God. In Discovering the God Who Is, readers will journey with Sproul to discover for themselves the magnificence of God’s character and being, His power and personality. Sproul asks the questions many of us wonder about God: Is the Bible the Word of God? What is righteousness? What is the difference between a moral and a legal right? How does God create something from nothing? Does God change His mind? Sproul communicates deep truths in a fresh and easy-to-understand style. Join R. C. Sproul as he shares his passion for God and excites the reader to dig deep and know the God who is alive, who is real, who relates to each one of us in our lives.

The God Who Is

The Christian God in a Pluralistic World Hans Schwarz. Kgs 17:22). But “there is nothing comparable to the resurrection ofJesus anywhere in Jewish ...

Author: Hans Schwarz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608994342

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Who is the God in whom Christians believe? Is he just a figment of the human mind as critics of religion claimed in the nineteenth century and as crusading atheists assert again today? Since the beginnings of rational thought the brightest minds among humanity have attempted to assert that God does indeed exist. But even the so-called proofs for God's existence always started with the assumption that there is someone to prove. As soon as we move beyond that which is within space and time mere proofs or disproofs no longer suffice. Both believers and unbelievers live to a certain degree by faith. Yet religion is inextricably connected with human history. When we journey through the landscape of religion and witness its gradual unfolding we soon realize that not all religions are equal. Though they may be witnesses of the same God, the way they talk about God is so different that this not only leads to very different concepts of God but also to different approaches to life on this earth. At the end of this long journey we finally arrive at the Judeo-Christian tradition which witnesses to the God in whom Christians believe. This book seeks to show how this belief matured and what difference this belief still makes today.

The God Who Is Beauty

the kind of celebration that accompanies volition-oriented achievement. As Saffrey has rightly observes, this mode of celebration is best characterized as a ...

Author: Brendan Thomas Sammon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630870805

Category: Religion

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When in the sixth century Dionysius the Areopagite declared beauty to be a name for God, he gave birth to something that had long been gestating in the womb of philosophical and theological thought. In doing so, Dionysius makes one of his most pivotal contributions to Christian theological discourse. It is a contribution that is enthusiastically received by the schoolmen of the Middle Ages, and it comes to permeate the thought of scholasticism in a multitude of ways. But perhaps nowhere is the Dionysian influence more pronounced than in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. This book examines both the historical development of beauty's appropriation as a name for God in Dionysius and Thomas, and the various contours of what it means. The argument that emerges from this study is that given the impact that the divine name theological tradition has within the development of Christian theological discourse, beauty as a divine name indicates the way in which beauty is most fundamentally conceived in the Christian theological tradition as a theological theme. As a phenomenon of inquiry, beauty proves itself to be enigmatic and elusive to even the sharpest intellects in the Greek philosophical tradition. When it is absorbed within the Christian theological synthesis, however, its enigmatic content proves to be a powerful resource for theological reasoning.

The God Who is Real

That's what faith is all about. He is there, and He can be trusted. He longs to have us know that! What a lesson to learn! And now on to California, USA!

Author: Richard Haverkamp

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525511905

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Humorous and conversational, while at the same time theological and practical, The God Who Is Real poignantly addresses the most compelling question of human history: Does a personal, caring God exist? The author answers this through a series of “stories,” or “episodes,” which, taken together, form an autobiography that testifies to the reality of a sovereign God who desires an intimate, loving relationship with His creation. The Lord’s care and miraculous provision are chronicled throughout the author’s life, from his conversion as a young man, throughout his life as a preacher and missionary, to his return to Canada in 2009. The book is marked by honesty and transparency. Readers witness the spiritual highs of ministry and a close walk with the Saviour, along with the lows of everyday life. A born-again experience does not shelter a believer from illness, heartache, or challenges—a truth gently woven throughout the pages of this manuscript.

The God Who is I Am

We do not know exactly when it was or what happened there, but we do know some things. God was there, as was Jesus and I'm sure the Holy Spirit was there ...

Author: Jim Greene

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312777644

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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In the beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth and when complete He created Adam and Eve. In this short book you will learn about God the Creator. Man the Created, God's Plan for Man and much more including Hermaneutical Basics. Before the Beginning and Beyond! Systematic Theology for everyday people.

The God who Speaks

Recall that he was a man of wealth but dissatisfied with his state of soul. Is there not GodSpeech in his dissatisfaction? He tells his father and family ...

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827543

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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As Christians we believe that God speaks -- that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we bhearb the voice of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for Godbs voice in daily life. Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about Godbs language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history -- Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Cvila, Henri Nouwen, and others. As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of bGodSpeech, b Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of bintensive listening, b a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnsonbs discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to Godbs voice. At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with bthe God who speaks.b

The Missing God who is Not Missed

God is missing but not missed. In such a secular culture, many christians feels the need to ponder again age-old questions about God and about Christian faith, and that is what Philip Fogarty sets out to do in this book.

Author: Philip Fogarty

Publisher: Columba Press (IE)

ISBN: 1856073807

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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More and more people today put their faith only in what they can see, experience for themselves or scientifically prove. Anything else is seen as mere conjecture. Since we cannot see God, or prove God's existence with the tools of science, increasingly people decide that God's existence is but one theory among many, and the question of God becomes irrelevant or even non-existent for many people. There is a slow but inexorable move towards agnosticism. God is missing but not missed. In such a secular culture, many christians feels the need to ponder again age-old questions about God and about Christian faith, and that is what Philip Fogarty sets out to do in this book. How can we reconcile the existence of God with all the suffereing in the world? Is the God of the bible nothing but a vengeful God? Who is Jesus? Was he just a good man or was he truly divine? Did he rise from the dead? What do we mean when we say Jesus is the Saviour of the world and is he the only saviour? Has the church a future? Why have so many young people and the poor given up on the church and sacramental practice? Are priests no more than dinosaurs lumbering their way into extinction in a dying church?

The God Who Believes

with the goodness of God in what seems to be a less than good world. So it is very good to be with Jesus in the midst of our misery, rejection, and doubt.

Author: Christian D. Kettler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725243033

Category: Religion

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How does one deal with doubt? Are faith and doubt irreconcilable? Does one's understanding of God affect the answers to these questions? Christian Kettler investigates these questions from a christological perspective, drawing implications from the Scottish theologian T. F. Torrance and his doctrine of "the vicarious humanity of Christ." If we take the humanity of Christ seriously, should we not speak of the faith of Jesus as a vicarious faith, believing for us and in our place when it is difficult if not impossible to believe? How Christians know God ("Jesus Knows God for Us and in Our Place"), who God is ("Who is the God Whom Jesus Knows?"), and how to believe in God in a world of suffering and evil ("Providence, Evil, Suffering, and the God Who Believes") receive new insight in light of this christological exploration. Wendell Berry's poignant novel of a humble country barber, 'Jayber Crow,' adds an incarnational context to a discussion with important pastoral and existential dimensions. In the vicarious faith of Christ we are not left, as James Torrance cautions us, to be thrown back upon ourselves, but called to participate by the Spirit in the faith of Jesus.

The God Who Rejoices

We must depend on his vicarious humanity, a humanity that embraces both those who rejoice and those who weep. So Paul can say, “If one member suffers, ...

Author: Christian D. Kettler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606088579

Category: Religion

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How does one deal with despair? Are joy and despair irreconcilable? How does the joy and despair of Jesus Christ relate to our joy and despair? Continuing to explore the implications of the vicarious humanity of Christ as he did in The God Who Believes, Christian Kettler investigates the christological implications of the all too human phenomenon of despair. All people experience the pain of personal loss and lack, of the meaninglessness of existence. We also desire and covet joy, as difficult as it is often to define or maintain. Jesus was both "the man of sorrows" and one who "for the joy set before him endured the cross" (Heb 12:2). Can we think of the despair of Christ and the joy of Christ as both being vicarious, in our place and on our behalf, and thus have a theological way to possess joy in the midst of despair as well as to have a more robust theology of the atonement? Drawing on wide-ranging resources from Augustine, Calvin, Karl Barth, and T. F. Torrance to Bob Dylan, the fantasy writer Ray Bradbury, and Ed Wood, the director of Plan Nine from Outer Space, Kettler seeks to bring Trinitarian and incarnational theology deep into our flesh, filled with real despair and joy, and find that Jesus is there, with his own despair, there to lift us up with his own joy.

The God Who Loves You

Jesus never loved the conceptual abstraction called humanity, nor did He ever tell us to. He told us to love our real neighbor, the person who is there and ...

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681494937

Category: Religion

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God's love is the subject of Peter Kreeft's imaginative and thoughtful book (a revised and updated version of his book Knowing the Truth of God's Love). With unusual clarity, Kreeft points out that the man or woman who begins to glimpse the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Lover of our souls, will never be the same. He describes Scripture as God's love story and then tells why divine love is the answer to our deepest problems and the fulfillment of our deepest desires. Posing the hard questions about love that rankle the heart, Peter Kreeft never settles for easy answers. He exposes today's superficial attitudes about love to lead people to a deeper understanding of what it means to be loved by God, addressing these issues and many more: •How can I really know God's love for me? •If God is love, why do bad things happen to good people?

The God Who Sees Me

a fool? How dare they bring me this foolishness! Are they really this stupid! ... "Do you think there is any truth to this tale?" "I'm not sure, ...

Author: Phyllis Ryser

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607912439

Category: Religion

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The divine king has issued his supreme command. Hebrew males, age two years or younger, must die. Jochebed, a young mother of sons who stand in harm's way, desperately searches for a way to save her children. Her father tells ancient legends about a powerful god who watches over his people. Is there a god who watches over an oppressed people? If so, where is he? Why doesn't he act to save the children? This young mother's journey through terror, doubt, grief, and betrayal reveals a God who not only sees her plight but also has a plan. The awesome plan is so big it reaches far beyond Jochebed's own struggles. The God who sees is able to take one desperate life and bless countless millions of people yet to be born. Phyllis Ryser, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University Commerce, is a life long student of the Bible. She lives with her husband, Wayne, near Honey Grove, Texas.

The God Who Hears

ance which calls me a " chicken " when I play a video game was programmed into the machine by someone I could see . But God is different . He is invisible .

Author: W. Bingham Hunter

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0877846049

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Why does God answer some prayers but not others? Why should I pray if God already knows what I need? W. Bingham Hunter explores these and other mysteries of prayer in light of God's character.

The God Who Loves and Is Loved

One cannot hold fast to God, one cannot love God, Kierkegaard contends, ... as well as the parents who unconditionally love their children.76 They are both ...

Author: Christian D. Kettler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498289047

Category: Religion

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Can there be a greater folly than writing a book about love? But how can we avoid that most basic of all desires and commands? Yet we are very poor lovers, as our history demonstrates. If God is love, though, can we find help in considering the love of Jesus Christ, and the love of Jesus thought of in terms of what T. F. Torrance called “the vicarious humanity of Christ”? This would mean that we realize our inability and the Son of God’s ability to love on our behalf and in our place. Such a love mirrors the love of the Son for the Father in the Spirit, a love that reflects his eternal triune love. Therefore, could we have new perspectives on our relationships, the love of ourselves, of God, and the neighbor? How essential is love to being human, and what kind of love? What does it mean to “love your enemies”? What is the relationship between justice and love? And what are the fruits of love, the evidence of genuine love? Christian D. Kettler explores these issues in the context of the living reality of the vicarious humanity of Christ.

The God who Risks

That is , there can be no " becoming " for God because he is eternally actualized . The best name for God then is " He who is ...

Author: John Sanders

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830815015

Category: Religion

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In The God Who Risks, theologian John Sanders enlightens pastors and lay persons who struggle with questions about suffering, evil and human free will.

THE GOD WHO CARES

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”.

Author: Apostle Dr. Chukwuemeka Ede

Publisher: Apostle Dr. Chukwuemeka Ede

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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God’s desire is that man should always have a cordial relationship with Him. Cordial in the sense, that we know Him, love Him and believe in Him and He will constantly show up in every situation that looks bigger than us. His desire is to appear and help, once a man calls on Him and cry for help in the times of trouble. At times, He even comes when any of His beloved child is still thinking about calling on Him. See Isaiah 65:24. It often depends on the level of one’s relationship with Him. Once God is there, it can either be for the purpose of good or for bad. It depends on us to choose. Good for good works and bad for bad works. He watches over us and sees every situation and our approach towards them. It does not make him happy seeing us suffer or being in various kinds of troubles, but He always expects that we should call on Him, to come to our aid knowing that He cares for us. God cares in so many ways. He can show up and help His people through a sign or a miracle. He can show up and help us directly through a vision, a dream or a trance. He can also use His angels to show up and help us or use a man of God to show up and speak to us through His word.