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People don't set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth . . . until life proves they're not. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster-confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God. But it doesn't have to be so. In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. Beliefs like these: * Faith can fix anything * God brings good luck * Forgiving means forgetting * Everything happens for a reason * A godly home guarantees good kids
Author and pastor Mark Atteberry takes a fresh look at why believers' efforts to serve God are often woefully ineffective. These dumb things explain why the world has a hard time taking us seriously, and worst of all, they provide Satan with a never ending supply of opportunities to make the people of God look foolish.
Wake up, Bunny, move those legs, You've not much time to hide those eggs! By dawn the kids will want to search. Please, please don't leave them in the lurch. The adorable kids from the New York Times bestseller 10 Trick-or-Treaters are back and they're counting their way to Easter! Can you help them find all of the eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden in time for the Easter Parade?
10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples! 10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do' combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together. Share your hopes and dreams Appreciate your differences Communicate and connect Develop spiritual intimacy Evaluate your relationship Celebrate romance And more!
Rhodes exposition of the history, doctrine and practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses is truly eye-opening, and will greatly encourage all who seek to reach out to Jehovah's Witnesses with the truth. His strong biblical stance, and his passion for the truth are infectious, and will aid anyone in their conversations with a Jehovah's Witness. This is an easy-to-use layout, and has clear, concise descriptions. this book is great for a quick reference.
The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Futureby Daniel Anderson Jacquelyn Anderson
Few topics are more difficult for parents to discuss with their daughters than dating and relationships. Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equiped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, this father and daughter team combines the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help parents engage their daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today ... and tomorrow.
What would you give to have true contentment, joy without end, and lasting peace? Most of us would say, "Anything!" especially when we are dealing with the stormy pressures of life. In 10 Principles for Studying Your Bible, Dr. Charles Stanley provides practical insight into God's word by walking you through the highlights of his own personal Bible study. He explains, "You don't have to go through life wondering if the next storm will be the one that washes your life out to sea. God has an answer for your greatest need, but it is only found in the study of His Word." "God tells us that if we seek Him, we will find Him," writes Dr. Stanley. "And when we uncover His truth, we gain clear direction for our lives and circumstances." Those who begin this journey into understanding the Bible quickly realize His Word is a doorway to divine principles and life's greatest blessings.
What should you know about the Jehovah's Witnesses who come to your door? If you are a Christian or just interested in knowing the beliefs of this religious group, the 10 Questions & Answers on Jehovah's Witnesses ebook will help. It compares Christian beliefs and Watchtower teachings on 10 of the most important questions regarding Jehovah's Witnesses, including information on how the Jehovah's Witnesses began, the prophecies made by their leader, Charles Taze Russell, the number of people who will go to heaven, and the reliability of the Watchtower's New World Translation, and much more. This full-color ebook explains the key beliefs, practices, and history of this group and how their teachings contradict biblical Christianity. This bestselling tool compares Jehovah's Witness beliefs with Christian beliefs, and helps Christians know how to respond when Jehovah's Witnesses come to the door. 10 Questions & Answers on Jehovah's Witnesses is an excellent tool for outreach and missions groups, or for anyone wanting to understand more abut this controversial religious group. This compelling 10 Q & A ebook examines critical questions regarding the beliefs and practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses and responds with what the Bible teaches about each:*How did Jehovah's Witnesses begin? *Is God's true name really Jehovah?*Is the Trinity really a pagan doctrine?*Is Jesus Christ God?*Is the Holy Spirit just God's active force?*Will only 144,000 people go to heaven?*Can only Jehovah's Witnesses be saved?*Is the Watchtower's New World Translation reliable?*Which is the final authority: the Bible or the Watchtower?*What else do Jehovah's Witnesses believe? 10 Questions & Answers on Jehovah's Witnesses ebook provides answers to 10 of the most important questions regarding Jehovah's Witnesses.Readers and students of other religions and cults will find answers to these and other claims Jehovah's Witnesses make:*It's critical to call God by his personal name, Jehovah*Christianity's idea of the Trinity is like Babylonian and Egyptian mythology*After the death of the original apostles, Christianity slipped into "the Great Apostasy"*In heaven, Jesus was an archangel*Only the 144,000 Christians living between Pentecost and 1935, called the "anointed class," will live in Heaven as spirits forever *Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in holidays and celebrationsThis ebook explores the beliefs, practices and history of this controversial group, including interesting ideas and prophecies by founder Charles Taze Russell. Among many other ideas, Russell believed:*He was chosen by God to provide spiritual truth for Jehovah's true worshippers in the last days.*The world would end in 1914. He changed that year to 1915, then to 1918.*The Great Pyramids in Giza foretold dates for the end of the world.The 10 Questions & Answers on Jehovah's Witnesses offers a listing of additional resources for learning more about Jehovah's Witnesses, and "You Should Also Know" sections that provide additional information on topics such as:*Troublesome teachings*Misconceptions of the Trinity*The only true God*The Holy Spirit is God*The 144,000*Two destinies*New World Translation translators*Christians in world governmentsThe ebook also offers "Tips for Talking with Jehovah's Witnesses." The following is a sampling of the helpful tips to improve outreach to JW co-workers and acquaintances:*Do pray to "Jehovah God"*Do challenge the Jehovah's Witness trust in the Watchtower*Do ask the Jehovah's Witness to help you understand how to reconcile their beliefs with the Bible.
What do Mormons teach about Jesus, the Trinity, God, baptism for the dead, and how to be saved? The Latter-day Saints often use Christian terms, but mean something completely different. The 10 Questions & Answers on Mormonism bestselling pamphlet will help you to compare Christian beliefs with Mormon beliefs.This full-color ebook provides a clear summary of what Mormons (Latter-day Saints) believe, their practices, and history. 10 Q & A's offers sound tips for interacting with Mormon friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and much more. 10 Questions & Answers on Mormonism is an excellent tool for outreach and missions groups, or for anyone wanting to understand more about this controversial religious group. This compelling Q & A ebook examines 10 critical questions regarding the beliefs and practices of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and responds with what the Bible teaches about each:*Did the Christian church really need to be restored?*Was Joseph Smith a true prophet of God?*What is Mormon scripture?*Is the Bible trustworthy Scripture?*Is the Book of Mormon an ancient document?*Is the God of Mormonism the God of the Bible?*Does Mormonism teach the truth about Jesus?*Can we earn our salvation?*Why do Mormons build temples?*Does Mormonism teach polygamy?10 Questions & Answers on Mormonism ebook provides answers to 10 of the most important questions regarding Mormonism. Readers and students of other religions and cults will find answers to these and other claims Mormons make:*After the death of the original apostles, the church slipped into "the Great Apostasy."*Joseph Smith, the church's founder, is a modern "prophet, seer, and revelator" revealing divine truth.*Mormonism claims four "standard works" or writings including the Bible, but also the Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrines and Covenants.*All humans preexisted in heaven before becoming human.*After he rose from the dead, Jesus went to the Americas.*Sin that is not overcome robs the Mormon of any assurance of reaching the celestial kingdom.*Mormonism believes that God is one among many gods stretching into eternity past. This pamphlet explores the beliefs, practices and history of this controversial group, including interesting ideas and prophecies by founder Joseph Smith. Among many other ideas, many Mormons believe:*The restoration of true Christianity began when God and Jesus appeared to Joseph Smith.*Joseph Smith is second only to Jesus.*The Book of Mormon is "the most correct of any book on earth."*God was a mortal who attained his exalted state by obedience to eternal laws and principles. The 10 Questions & Answers on Mormonism includes a "Glossary of Mormon Terms." The glossary is extremely helpful to those who desire to witness to Mormons. The glossary explains the following terms and many others:*Baptism for the dead--A temple ritual in which a Mormon "proxy" is baptized on behalf of a deceased person.*First Vision--An event that Mormons claim took place in 1820 in which God and Jesus appeared to Joseph Smith and told him all the churches were wrong and that their creeds were an abomination.*Priesthood--The priesthood gives Mormon males the power and authority to act on behalf of God.*Temples--Special buildings reserved for ordinances for the dead, marriages for "time and eternity," and "sealings" of families for eternity. The 10 Questions & Answers on Mormonism offers a listing of additional resources for learning more about Mormons/Latter-day Saints, and additional insights and information that improve outreach to Mormon co-workers and acquaintances. The following is a sampling of helpful tips:*Don't assume that a Mormon defines a word the same way you do.*Do define your terms and have them define theirs.*Do concentrate on core issues such as what the Mormons believe about God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and other key issues.Paul Carden, general editor, is a longtime specialist in the field of cults and new religions around the world. He is the executive director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR) in San Juan C...
Have you sensed God calling you to greater obedience? You pass a car with its hood up or gas cap open, and by the time you decide to stop and help, you're a mile away . . . so you don't. You see a woman crying in a grocery store aisle and you are prompted to stop and ask if you can help . . . but you keep walking. You hope that you'll do better next time . . . but will you? In this powerful book, you'll discover a memorable, simple way to be attentive to the voice of God and courageously obedient to the promptings of the Spirit. You'll find practical ideas for discerning God's will, and you'll read stories of ordinary men and women--just like you--who are living by the Rule and how it has transformed their lives and the lives of those they reach out to. The 10-Second Rule is a call to rediscover the revolutionary power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it and the early church lived it, before religious Christianity tamed it! It's following Jesus made simple. Finally, a rule you'll love keeping! s of those they reached out to. It shares practical ideas for discerning God's will and recognizing his voice so you can gain greater confidence in knowing what Jesus would do if he encountered the challenges of living in the twenty-first century. Living by the 10-second rule is a call to rediscover the revolutionary power of simple kindnesses.
Learn how to answer God's call to action with this "wonderful, inspirational book that reinforces how one simple gesture, one small act of kindness, can make an enormous difference" (Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread).FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO FAITH Do you sometimes feel as if your faith has gone flat? Does your spiritual life feel listless and boring? Perhaps you've unconsciously drifted toward what Clare De Graaf calls beige Christianity. You go to church, attend a Bible study, and even volunteer, but there's no spark anymore--no joy in your spiritual walk. You may not understand what is happening to your faith, but you do know that you long for something more. If you want to break out of this spiritual gerbil cage and begin living the adventure Jesus intends for you, the place to begin again is living by The 10-Second Rule: Just do the next thing you're reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do (and do it within the next ten seconds before you change your mind!). The Rule is like a spiritual defibrillator! Just a few chapters in, you'll begin to experience the excitement of making yourself available to God 24-7, and impacting the lives of everyone around you, even total strangers. All over the world, Christians just like you are returning to the simple faith of Jesus and living by the 10-Second Rule. In living by the Rule, you'll rediscover the revolutionary power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it, the early church lived it, and before religious Christianity tamed it. Finally, a rule you'll love keeping!
Church after church faces eventual death while helplessly lamenting its fate. What perversity is at work that causes those who sincerely love the church to become obstacles to growth? Like the apostle Paul, churches don't always do the things they want, but instead they do the very thing they hate. Why? While the theological answer is sin at work in us, the organizational answer may just be that members of dying churches unconsciously find a payoff in the church's decline. They are tempted by church.
For 30 years, Ronnie Floyd has been used of god to help build churches that change lives and impact communities. The experience and wisdom he has collected over that time is now, thankfully, here for you in print to feast on. I highly recommend it. Dr. Robert Lewis, Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, Arkansas and Founder, Men's Fraternity Realistic solutions to avoid being side-tracked by church "games and politics" How a disciplined daily schedule will make your life, family, and ministry stronger Have you suddenly realized the fire that burned in your spirit years ago for ministry has waned? Are you a pastor feeling overwhelmed by the demands on your time, energy, and spirituality? Ronnie Floyd can relate - yet with 30 years of pastoral ministry, he is still passionately committed to God's calling in his life. What has sustained his passion for ministry? In this book, he will share the very best perspective, encouragement, and solutions for all ministers. Each day, Dr. Ronnie Floyd and his ministry can be seen internationally through his television ministry, Winners. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills, Arkansas, he is a gifted communicator, leader, pastor, and author of 18 books. Pastor Floyd and his wife, Jeanna, will be married for 30 years in December of 2006. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandchild.
In ministry, survival can mean a lot of things - such as the difference between "existing" in a place and "thriving" in a place of ministry. It can mean you surviving your husband's job joyfully, or grudgingly. One thing is for sure, your survival and the way you feel about ministry are critical to your husband's success.Jeana Floyd A strong marriage plays a pivotal role in the success of a ministry. Being the wife of a minister can be tremendously rewarding, but it is also a commitment of time, personal investment, and patience. Ministry is a challenging vocation, even in the best of times. Jeana Floyd knows these challenges well and has created this faith-affirming guide for pastors wives. Sharing years of wisdom and insight from her participation in her husband's growing and visionary ministry, 10 Things Every Minister's Wife Needs to Know is filled with practical tips on marriage, prayer, stewardship, parenting, and faith. With "interactive testimonies" included from other wives of pastors at the end of each chapter, the book shares poignant and powerful insights any woman or wife can appreciate.
Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to track down the killers? A bomber is terrorizing a western community. What forensic clues can Investigator Jack Charles gather to stop and solve the bombings? Enter the secret world of crime scene investigators who use the latest forensic techniques to solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. You will never forget these incredible true stories.
These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter's life.When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and brings a Christian message to the hearts of both moms and daughters.Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:Kindness is more important than popularity.People peak at different times of life. Trust God's plan for you.Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you'll never stick to your guns.Today's choices set the stage for your reputation.You were born to fly.Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.
Specially arranged for organ but playable on any keyboard instrument, this collection features such beloved hymns as A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Amazing Grace, and Onward, Christian Soldiers. Compiled by a specialist in the organ repertoire, this modestly priced volume features a lay-flat sewn binding, Introduction, and Indexes.
This beautifully illustrated children's Bible storybook focuses on 100 Bible Heroes. A follow-up of the best-selling book 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs, this book is designed to help children remember and learn more about their favorite Biblical heroes and their life stories. This book contains two full-length CDs filled with over three hours of popular sing-along music produced by award-winning producer Stephen Elkins. 100 Bible Heroes, 100 Bible Songs is a wonderful way for children to read, sing, and learn about their favorite Bible heroes.
What you believe is everything! Break free from bondages and live a life of victory through inspiring bite-sized teachings that will help you develop highly effective habits for right believing. Each daily experience includes: Today's Scripture: A scripture to meditate on to recalibrate your mind and believe right about God's heart and plans for you. Today's Excerpt: A key truth about right believing that ministers and delivers God's transforming grace to you. Today's Thought: An uplifting, liberating, and powerful thought for the day.Today's Reflection: A place to journal your thoughts and reflections.Today's Prayer: A simple but powerful prayer to help you express your heart to your heavenly Father.
Kids can read, sing, and learn while they spend time with God!In 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs children can read a devotion, sing a beloved song, and say a prayer all while learning and spending time with God. Perfect for before school, bedtime, or anytime, these short devotions will be fun for kids and help parents grow their children's faith.With bright illustrations, great music, and powerful messages, kids will have fun while they learn to walk with God and apply the message of the Bible to their everyday lives.
Renew your love of our most favorite verses from God's Word.100 Favorite Bible Verses is a compilation of 100 beloved verses, each accompanied by a short life application gleaned from many top authors. These pages are beautifully designed with an elegant botanical theme, making this book perfect for displaying in your home. This is a wonderful gift or self-purchase for most any occasion for enjoying the uplifting messages of God's Word.
What better way to bless a mother and child than with uplifting, comforting thoughts from God's Word? This collection offers 100 Bible verses from the International Children's Bible® and New King James Version®, each accompanied with a reflective writing. Fifty verses encourage mom during both her sweetest and her most challenging moments and 50 verses plant God's words in the heart of her precious child. Motherhood--there are no days more delightful, more difficult, or more in need of a dose of inspiration and guidance from God.
100 great songs, 100 great stories. Listen to the soundtrack of your life. What do you hear? Which songs and artists have impacted your spirit and inspired your faith? This ultimate guide chronicles such songs?the top 100 songs of contemporary Christian music that have not only achieved commercial success, but have forever changed the lives of those who have listened. Selected by votes of thousands of CCM Magazine readers with the input of a top panel of Christian music insiders (including artists, executives, producers and songwriters), this list represents the best of the best. Become part of the moment where divine inspiration meets sheer musical talent. From Rich Mullins, Amy Grand, dc talk, Steven Curtis Chapman and MercyMe to pioneers like Larry Norman, Keith Green and the Gaithers, watch how the musical expression of these artists' own lives resulted in the songs that forever changed yours.
Who were the Twelve Tribes? What actually happened at the Last Supper? Many people are familiar with the Bible, but few have read it in depthlet alone in its entirety. Reverend Doctor Michael Hinton bridges the gap with this modern summary, distilling the essential elements from Creation to Revelation into an accessible page-turner for today's time-pressed reader. An instant best-seller in Great Britain and translated into many languages, this 100-minute read covers all of the decisive moments and influential characters in short, straightforward chapters. This new way of looking at the Bible and the story of Christianity is the perfect companion for the airplane, bedtime, or the daily commute.
In 100 Prayers, 100 Praise Songs, best-sellingauthor Stephen Elkins brings an exciting and educational way forchildren to learn about prayer by teaching them 100 prayers to pray toGod and providing 100 songs to sing Him praises. God loves to hear from His children and this book will help kidsfeel comfortable talking to God and singing praise to Him. Prayersinclude classic prayers such as "Now I Lay Me;" Biblical prayers suchas "The Lord's Prayer;" topical prayers such as how to pray when I amafraid or what to pray when I am thankful; and prayers from famousbelievers. Familiar Bible verses tell of God's promises and encouragelittle ones to talk to Him every day. This is a great resource to helpkids memorize 100 Bible verses. Includes two CDs with 100 new praisesongs written and recorded by Grammy-nominated producer, Stephen Elkins.