In Journey with Jesus, spiritual director Larry Warner guides us through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, similar to the way he's been leading people through them in person. Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises that have been so powerful and growth-inducing for so many, including Warner, can be a tool for transformation in you as well.
Ron Nikkel has visited prisons in over 120 countries and has witnessed the transformation that takes place when a person stripped bare of pretense faces reality and finds a compassionate, loving Heavenly Father. These 52 devotions bring a year of authentic truth for your life.
A charming Christmas picture book that teaches the joy of giving and points to Jesus, the greatest gift of all Badger tells the animals that he has a very special way to celebrate Christmas Day this year. He asks them to pack up the finest foods they can find and some special gifts—they are going to journey to another area of the forest for a celebration. But when they arrive, the animals are confused why they can’t begin tearing open gifts and enjoying all the foods . . . until Badger introduces them to the neighboring animals who live there and they experience the joy of sharing with those who don’t have as much. A Christmas Journey for Jesus is the follow-up to the heartwarming Christmas storybooks, A Birthday Party for Jesus, Everyone Is Invited to Christmas, and A Christmas Pageant for Jesus. Beautifully illustrated by Lee Holland, this picture book will offer young children a fun, relatable story of forest friends who discover that it is truly more blessed to give than to receive.
This book is a companion to Webber's "Journey to Jesus" seminars, held in over 100 American cities from 2000-2003. The "seeker" model of worship presupposes a split between what goes on during the worship service and how the church evangelizes its members into full discipleship in Jesus Christ. The basic idea is to draw the unchurched in through lively, uplifting services, and then move them into small group ministries that will lead them to a deeper understanding of the Christian life. While this model works well in some, mostly "start-up" congregations, it has been a dismal failure in traditional, established churches, many of which have had to abandon their seeker services. Robert Webber here proposes an alternative: a model of worship that emphasizes the fact that those who come to worship are at very different points in their spiritual lives. Rather than ignore these differences or gear all of worship to those already established in the faith, he argues that churches should openly recognize the stages of faith through which their members are passing, and structure their worship and ministry to celebrate those stages, openly encouraging Christians to move from spiritual infancy to maturity in Christ.
Lydia was seated on her bed reading her Bible on an ordinary August morning, oblivious of what she was about to hear and what would become her life from that day forward. Her son and nephew rushed into her bedroom. Her son was shouting, "Mum, there were two angels at the gate at night!" Her son was six years old at the time. He held her face and said, "I know the names of the two angels. They are called Angel Gabriel and Angel Michael." The two boys went on to say that Angel Michael was at the right side of the gate and was holding his sword facing upwards, while Angel Gabriel was on the left side of the gate and had his sword pointing downwards. She was amazed! How did they know the names of these two mighty archangels? Instantly, she realized that her son had had a supernatural encounter, together with his five-year-old cousin! This was the beginning of a series of incredible journeys with Jesus Christ. This book records their breathtaking trips to heaven and hell, their conversations with God the Father, their encounters with angels, relatives they met in heaven, and even the twenty-four elders who worship before the Throne of God all day and all night. These accounts will reveal to you how God is using children to bring home the simple truth that the Bible is the Word of God, heaven is real, and the only way to get there is through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Journey with Jesus through Lent takes you on a pilgrimage that will strengthen your spirituality and faith. You'll follow in Jesus' footsteps on the road to Jerusalem and the cross, and discover anew, his message and mission through daily devotions based on Luke's Gospel, This study opens with a spiritual theme for each week: Prayers, Bible Study, Fasting, Service, Almasgiving, Gratitude Each devotion includes an African proverb or saving, and presents relevant insights for today's Christian followed by a meditation and a biblical prayer focus. Features discussion question for small group use. Book jacket.
St. Therese invites us to sit or to kneel and to put ourselves in the presence of God. God is always with us but we need to become mindful of His loving presence within us. From that act of faith, we can begin our Lenten meditation. Ask St. Therese to accompany you and to help you to draw closer to the living God Who is Christ Jesus, the Lord.... from A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Therese of Lisicux Inside you will find a short biography of St. Therese of Lisieux, an Overview of the Carmelite Order, St. Therese on Prayer, and more, along with readings and prayers for every day of Lent, week days and Sundays. May the presence of Jesus Christ and the inspiration of St. Therese of Lisieux enrich your Lenten Journey, and lead you to God's Holy Easter of Peace, Love, and Joy.
Adapted from Journey of Decision, a Way of the Cross for adults, this children's Way engages children by having them actively participate. Fourteen readers represent characters from the passion of Jesus. Suggestions are given at the outset for props or symbolic costumes that achieve a two-fold purpose: they draw children into the story, thus helping them follow along. As in the original Journey on which this children's adaptation is based, the text combines the traditional with the innovative. It asks children to journey with Jesus not just during this Way of the Cross but during every day of their lives.
Retells the events of Jesus's life, reflecting on the five themes of birth, identity, love, miracles, and resurrection, and aims to help the reader recognize the truths Jesus experienced in their own lives
JOURNEY TO JESUS is a 100-day devotional and thoughtful journey through the Gospel of Mark. The slow pace of the journey gives readers time to reflect deeply on the Jesus Mark reveals and the response required from them today. The journey with Mark is sometimes enlightening, sometimes trying; always challenging, always worthwhile. An amazing Gospel and a wonder-filled devotional journey.
Father in heaven, through the Holy Spirit, You have faithfully kept Your promise and have carried us all the way through our journey of life with You. We owe all our life, love, obedience, and thanksgiving to You. In the glorious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray, amen. It was while reading the gospel of John that Randy Christianson first began to see parallels between Moses’ and Israel’s wilderness journey with God and our own journey in this world with Jesus. Journey through Life is a volume of fifty-two devotions that explore the resemblances of Israel’s journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom (abundant life) in Canaan and our journey from slavery of sin to freedom (abundant life) in Christ. Each devotion is divided into five sections that include a word or words whose meanings arise from a biblical perspective and end with a prayer and a verse of the week or day that summarizes the devotional. Throughout his devotions, Christianson reminds those belonging to Christ and spiritual seekers that God is faithful and never forsakes those who are in Christ, despite our daily struggle with sin.
A Journey with Jesus is a collection of poems inspired by God for the journey to know Him more. It was April 1972, two weeks before Easter that my father died. My world crumbled…..I knew there had to be a deeper faith. My journey began as I intentionally sought to know Him through Bible study and in reading His Word. The following Easter, I realized with deeper understanding, that Jesus’ death was God’s unmerited gift to me. I understood the paradox of death….. A terrible loss but also, a gift. The death of Jesus brought the gift of eternal life; my dad’s death led me on a journey to understand the magnitude of God’s great gift. My journey with Jesus began in 1972 and continues today. I believe that as you read these poems in your own quiet time, you too, can hear the voice of the “Good Shepherd” and become that little lamb who loves the shepherd.
Syed Ibn Syed was on the verge of suicide when the miraculous happened, and he gave his life to Jesus instead. A former Muslim, he has been walking with Christ for a quarter of a century and maintains a deep passion and love for Muslim people. Because of his background, Syed is equipped to share the gospel and the love of Jesus in unique ways. He has a master?s degree in religion, speaks nine different languages, and conducts seminars and conferences in various countries. This book is not only an account of his incredible journey with Christ but also a celebration of the love and grace of God.
In A Journey with Jesus, spiritual director Larry Warner guides us through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, similar to the way he's been leading people through them in person. Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises that have been so powerful and growth-inducing for so many, including Warner, can be a tool for transformation in you as well.
Journey to Jesus, A Walk Through the Bible, written in every day street language, takes a fresh look at some key areas of the Bible and how they relate to the most supreme event in mankinds historythe Incarnation. The purpose of "Journey to Jesus, A Walk Through the Bible" is to motivate people to become TRUE Christiansa Christian being any person who strives to live by the guidelines set by Jesus, guidelines that are not primarily religiously centered, but humanitarian. A Christian, then, is a person whose guiding spirit is one of deep caring kindness. Through His word and examples, Jesus came to earth to teach all people how to enter into a glorious new area of life that He called The Kingdom of God! This book focuses on the guiding principle of conduct that is the one primary requirement for admission into His kingdomthe active spirit of unbounded, unlimited KINDNESS. The key message is this, "To conclude, all people of goodwill (i.e. kind hearted) should consider all other like-minded people as brothers and sisters in Christ...regardless of their religious beliefs and affiliations, if any, or their cultural backgrounds." Jewish and master religions honor Jesus for the sublime wisdom of His teachings. It is my hope that the words set forth in this book will encourage Christians around the world to closely examine the words of Jesus Himself and what He was trying to teach us. And in doing so, it is my prayer that we will all incorporate His words into our hearts and lives, making clear once more His pathways to Life Everlasting. -Leroy Dickerson, Jr.- Selections from the book Some day soon, the curtain will fall on our lives and this functioning unity of body and soul will cease to be. Will our souls continue on into another life? Or will they also flicker out because they are only the creation of energyforms called BODY, which promptly begins to disintegrate upon death? Once again, though it desperately tries, humanity cannot and never will discover the TRUE reality. We can make assumptions that are derived from either our fears or powerful desires of hope, but that is all we haveand nothing more!So I submit that the propositions I just presented support the reality of Jesus. While not absolute proof, they are valid assumptions. Therefore, the Gospel message that confronts us today is NOT a message about some fictional character from Once upon a time... Instead, the Gospel story is about the very real Jesus Christ...the ONE and ONLY. Jesus, who continues to challenge us today in the same manner that He challenged the Hebrews who had direct contact with Him when He walked in Palestine during the reign of Pontius Pilate and Tetrarch Herod...YES, that Jesus was real! And, the resurrected Christ is real! We have every logical reason to bet our lives on the fact that Jesus is REAL and ALIVE today.As I look back over my own life, somewhat judging myself...I realize that on the whole, I have failed the test. I have always known that Christ wants and expects me to be a kind person. But in this rough world of ours, it is certainly not easy to do. At this late hour of my life, all I can do now is keep His standards in mind and follow them to the very best of my ability for the remainder of my days on earth. Be kind! At all times! To everyone! In every situation! This is the message Christ came to teach and to illustratekindness, the one trait of a truly glorious and successful life.So its not just the pious devotees in church who are safe in the arms of Christ. Instead, I surmise its all people whose hearts are akin to Christs heartthose who are motivated and activated by a powerful loving concern for all of humanity, thereby embracing a spirit that is most accurately termed as kindness. So, its when we think kindly
His Final Words Are Your New Beginning It's Good Friday. The Son of God is giving up his life. What does he want to say to us in His final hours? What does He tell the people standing at the foot of the cross, to pass down to the ages? He speaks only seven short statements. Words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion. Seven statements that mean everything. In Seven-Mile Miracle, Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how Jesus's last words offer mile markers for our journey in relationship with God. It's a lifelong journey and it's not always easy. But Jesus is both our guide and our destination as we travel. Includes questions for reflection and a forty-day reading guide to Jesus's death and resurrection. A Proven Path for Spiritual Growth From time to time we all feel stuck in our relationship with God and frustrated by life's setbacks. Jesus faced what could have been the ultimate defeat on the cross. Yet he emerged triumphant through his relationship with his heavenly Father. And he showed us the way so that we could do the same. In Seven-Mile Miracle, Steven Furtick explores how Jesus's seven last statements on the cross offer a proven spiritual growth path for us. You will experience the Easter message more personally than ever before as you engage the words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, reunion. After all, we are not simply believers--people who have put our faith in Jesus. We are not simply disciples--pupils who learn from him. We are called to be followers of Christ. This is your opportunity to follow Jesus through his death, and move forward in his resurrection power, starting now.
Spiritual nourishment for the day-to-day journey. The Christian life is a journey filled with mountaintops and valleys. As the Christian experiences the ups and downs of this walk, a common prayer is 'Lord, give me strength.' Joseph Stowell, President of The Moody Bible Institute, presents this enriching devotional overflowing with spiritual challenges, thought-provoking questions, and keen biblical insights. Through six devotionals each week, and a Psalm for the seventh day, the reader's faith will be nourished and his spirit refreshed. As a gentle guide, Dr. Stowell spurs readers on to consistently turn to the Word of God for sustenance on this lifelong pilgrimage.