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The popular notion of a "churchless Christianity" -- of peaceably praying alone with the Savior in the confines of one's own sacred space -- forces the question: "Do we need the Church, it's complicated dogmas, canons, services and the ongoing struggle to defend the faith against schism?"In this dogmatic essay, Archbishop Gregory Afonsky expounds upon thirty years of research and teaching in the field of ecclesiology to demonstrate the divine origin of the Church and its importance in the life of a believer. Countering the sentiment that a Christian is saved independently of community, the author insists that following the footsteps of Jesus Christ entails a journey within His Body. While the divine life of the Holy Trinity is the foundation of the Church, Archbishop Gregory argues that such a mystical basis cannot be logically defined. In order to apprehend this enigmatic reality, one must participate in the Body of Christ. By participation a believer experiences the nourishment of the Holy Spirit and shares in the Divine Life. Reasoning that the Church is the Kingdom of God in our midst, the ekklesia presupposes visibility, a presence that challenges individualism, relativism and secularism. Indeed it is a manifest bulwark that accosts the very gates of hell.
The concept of the 'social Trinity', which posits three conscious subjects in God, radically revised the traditional Christian idea of the Creator. It promoted a view of God as a passionate, creative and responsive source of all being. Keith Ward argues that social Trinitarian thinking threatens the unity of God, however, and that this new view of God does not require a 'social' component. Expanding on the work of theologians such as Barth and Rahner, who insisted that there was only one mind of God, Ward offers a coherent, wholly monotheistic interpretation of the Trinity. Christ and the Cosmos analyses theistic belief in a scientific context, demonstrating the necessity of cosmology to theological thinking that is often overly myopic and anthropomorphic. This important volume will benefit those who seek to understand what the Trinity is, why it matters and how it fits into a scientific account of the universe.
He was either loved or hated by those with whom He came into contact; rarely did He leave anyone with a feeling of indifference toward Him. The authorities of His day finally renounced Him as a fake, but The Christ leaves no doubt that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, the "Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world." The Christ has many wonderful features: Organized chronologically by key events in the life of Christ Fulfillments of Old Testament prophecies are indicated Spiritual application of each event is shown Key words from the original languages are explained Includes complete Scripture references Includes CD of original songs about the Messiah and the Holy Land by Carroll Roberson Can be used as a reference book, devotional, Bible study, or individual inspiration Author Carroll Roberson uses his vast knowledge of the Holy Land, the Scriptures, and the Hebrew language to teach about The Christ in the context of the political, geographical, and spiritual climate in which He lived.
How do I find Christ in the people around me? This compilation contains famous writings of twentieth century English mystic and laywoman Caryll Houselander who shows us how we can see Christ in ourselves and everyone we encounter in our midst.
Christ In The Synoptic Gospels is An Independent-Study Textbook
This quote is taken from the back cover of this book: "Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles will captivate you with its rich imagery of this great festival. From the feast's origins of being celebrated with temporary shelters to modern-day observances -- and even its meaning for heaven -- you'll be enriched by this fascinating account." The author shows the readers how to celebrate this feast by presenting a short worship service including worship music and recipes for his readers to enjoy.
Be My Disciples for Junior High offers a comprehensive religious formation programfor grades 7-8. Through four thematic-semester titles, schools and parishes empower students, their families, teachers, and catechists to further deepen their life-long relationship with Christ.
A student edition that helps them in their day to day spiritual lives as they learn about their faith and the impact it has in their lives. Each chapter begins with a timeline and end with a chapter prayer as they reflect what they have learnt in the chapters before
Christ in the Passover - Celebrate a Christian Seder The Passover is the Old Testament feast that celebrates and remembers God's liberation of Israel from Egypt. It also foreshadow's Christ's sacrifice on the cross. In just 14 pages, you will learn the history of this special day and the symbolism in the Passover that points to Jesus Christ. Christ in the Passover also includes a Passover seder that can be used by Christians year round.Jews and some Christians celebrate the Passover as a holiday that commemorates God's miraculous rescue of Israel from Egyptian captivity. God instituted the Passover feast over 3,500 years ago to remind his people of how much he loved them. The Passover is meaningful to Christians today because it is packed with symbolism that points to Jesus Christ and how much he loves us. Most people today do not observe Passover or understand its significance. Christ in the Passover looks at the origins and symbolism of the Passover and how the Old Testament Passover is relevant today through God's Son, Jesus. Christ in the Passover shows six ways that the Passover in the Old Testament points to Jesus, who was called the "Lamb of God."This [Passover] is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the LORD. This is a law for all time.Exodus 12:14Christ in the Passover gives hundreds of facts at a glance, including:* The Passover story from the Bible - celebrating the Exodus from Egypt* The parallels between the Passover in the Old Testament and the work of Jesus Christ as the perfect Passover lamb in the New Testament. This is a good way of explaining the Jewish roots of Christianity.* The symbolism of the perfect lamb* The similarities between Passover and the Lord's Supper* A Christian Passover Seder script, with everything you will need, including the recipes. Our staff held a seder and it was very meaningful to everyone. It takes only 30 minutes and is good for all ages. Children have fun finding the hidden matzah bread that symbolizes Jesus. The Christian Seder can be used at home, in a small group, a classroom or a Bible study.Why is the Passover story important for Christians today?At some point, you will face hard times, tough problems, and unfair circumstances. It's good to know that when times are tough, God loves you and watches out for you. Passover is a reminder of God's control over earthly events and ultimate victory over sin and death. Christ in the Passover will increase your faith in God as you learn that Jesus was sent to earth to become the Passover Lamb for all humanity.
The Psalms run like a golden thread through the beautiful garment of Orthodox worship. They form the core of Vespers, Matins and the other services of the Daily Office. They are found in the Divine Liturgy, Marriage and the other Sacramental services of the Church. They provided the inspiration for many of the prayers and hymns of Orthodox worship. The Psalms are so important that ancient tradition has decreed that the entire Book of Psalms must be read every week during Daily Offices. In addition to inspiring the public prayer of the Church, the Psalms are an indispensable part of the private devotions of all who seek a closer relationship with God. The Psalms are important because they express in divinely inspired language the innermost thoughts and even fears of humanity. The Psalms express the wonder felt by those who gaze at the glory of God's creation. They give words to the intense sorrow for sin. They profoundly express the horror of loneliness and alienation. No matter how deeply invaded by sentiments of despair, one finds these feelings echoed in the Psalms themselves, and, more important, finds them answered by the glorious message of the love of God.
Before she died, Theanna (then Sara Lonsdale) developed a means to continue communication with her husband Ellias. Her words from beyond death's doors first appeared in The Book of Theanna, an introduction to the many realms of consciousness. Now Ellias has gathered and transcribed The Christ Letters, a collection of detailed accounts of Theanna's encounters with the Christ presence, transmitted at Christmas and Easter time over the course of several years. Drawing deeply on the feminine aspect of consciousness and framing her discussion around the astrological qualities of each of the seven classical planets, Theanna reexamines the figure of Christ and his teachings, exploding the myths imposed on Christ by church-based Christianity. What emerges is an unusual and inspirational account of the journey each one of us must take, from the darkest places of consciousness to eventual resurrection into the light of redemption.Not just another account of life after death, nor a channeled book in the usual sense, The Christ Letters enacts a virtually ignored method of spiritual communication. Theanna's principal goal is to make her process available collectively so that from this point on, people will "discover inside their own strength of being a Christ presence, something unexpected and wildly unknown."From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a strongly personal, interactive, and prayer-focused adventure, Ruth Myers gives us a comprehensive look at our identity in Christ, which helps us build up our self-image in truly godly way. Christlife contains wide margins to provide plenty of room to respond to the rich and reflective text, which keeps bringing us face-to-face with the realities of who we really are in Christ. This is the gracious way God has allowed each of us to become fully and freely the people He created and redeemed us to be. It means taking “all of Christ for all of me,” letting Christ become the full answer to our deepest question: “Who am I?” It’s the Real You! You don’t just belong to Christ, your life is Christ! That’s the simple, astounding fact that leads to victory over anxiety, fear, guilt, depression, and other damaging emotions—all of which result from a false self-perception. The truth, revealed through the miracle of being joined with Jesus Christ, is liberating! Ruth Myers guides you on a healing journey, empowering you to: Understand who you really are—it will take your breath away! Discard false perceptions and embrace your newness in Christ Revel in the freedom of unity with your Lord and Creator Make self-acceptance and joy your daily companions Now you can answer “Who are you?” with resounding confidence—and delight in your answer forever. Story Behind the Book “This book goes back to my late teens. I longed to please the Lord, but was deeply frustrated by more failure than success, especially in how I related to my younger sister. Then God used a statement in a book to flood my heart with truth: ‘It’s not only true that our life is Christ’s, but our life is Christ.’ He is my life, so I can please Him and bring Him joy! Throughout the years the Lord has repeatedly fleshed out this truth through many Scriptures and people and experiences. I love to write about who God is, and my favorite topics are His love and His indwelling sufficiency. ‘Not that we are adequate in ourselves...but our adequacy is from God’—and especially from our inner union with Him.”
The object of this book is to examine some of the important principles of the New Testament governing the character and conduct of the "Church" which is His Body." The general approach will be to review the great, and unchangeable verities concerning the Universal Church.
Contents: Messenger and the Message; Motive and End of Christian Missions; Growing Moral and Spiritual Supremacy of Jesus; Jesus Comes Through Irregular Channels, Mahatma Gandhi's Part; Through the Regular Channels, Some Evangelistic Series; Great Hindran
A religious book that guides every reader to a deeper relationship with Jesus. It's a workbook for all elders as they guide the children and youth to answer some of the life's great questions. How do i know what's right? Why do people suffer? Who am I? As welll as discover how to live a life of faith, love and hope.
Designed to prepare the children for their first celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
God reveals himself in the words he speaks to us and in the deeds he does for us. God reveals himself perfectly through Jesus.
A book whose main purpose is to spread the meaning of worship in the community, this includes learning how to worship God in prayer and service; be ware of God's existence and through the liturgy learn of Jesus' Christ salvation for all; participate more fully in order to give thanks and praise to God
"Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places" reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder.
Student Books use contemporary references and materials paired with Scripture, prayer, key events in church history, and faith vocabulary. Each chapter begins with a timeline. The "Faith Connection" feature makes faith more applicable to the students' lives. They discover the impact faith has had on their lives and the lives of those around them. Every chapter ends with the "Chapter Prayer" and an opportunity for each student to summarize what he or she has learned in the "To Help You Remember" section.
Through the intensely intimate relationship that arises between God and humans in the incarnation of the Word in Christ, God gives us the gift of God's own life. This simple claim provides the basis for Kathryn Tanner's powerful study of the centrality of Jesus Christ for all Christian thought and life: if the divine and the human are united in Christ, then Jesus can be seen as key to the pattern that organizes the whole, even while God's ways remain beyond our grasp. Drawing on the history of Christian thought to develop an innovative Christ-centered theology, this book sheds fresh light on major theological issues such as the imago dei, the relationship between nature and grace, the Trinity's implications for human community, and the Spirit's manner of working in human lives. Originally delivered as Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, it offers a creative and compelling contribution to contemporary theology.
Christ the King--Lord of History: A Catholic World History from Ancient to Modern Times (Third Edition)by Anne W. Carroll
Used by Seton Home Study School for 10th Grade. Can also be used as a 2-year course: 9th and 10th Grades. A fast-paced, enjoyable, highly readable, fascinating, Catholic world history.
Christ the King unfolds the many ways in which the Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as not only King of the Jews, but the one to whom "all authority in heaven and earth" has been given. Brief meditations on virtually every verse in Matthew portray Jesus as both God and man, and as teacher, healer, and liberator from demons, sin, and death. Drawing almost entirely on Matthew's Gospel for his interpretation of each passage, the author also shows how Christ calls His people to follow Him faithfully, regardless of the cost.
Anne Rice's second book in her hugely ambitious and scrupulously researched life of Christ begins in the last winter of the hidden years , culminates with forty days and forty nights in the wilderness, and concludes with a miracle the turning of water into wine at the marriage at Cana. In a vivid and moving narrative, Anne Rice recreates that miraculous journey. Herod Antipas rules Galilee; Pontius Pilate is the new Roman governor of Judea; and the Roman Empire rules the world. In The Road to Cana we see Jesus Yeshua Bar Joseph during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. He lives in the obscure village of Nazareth, with his large Jewish family, sharing work, worship, trials and comforts. Whispers of a virgin birth have long surrounded him. Those around him wait for some sign of the path he will take, some with awe, others with impatience or incredulity. Yeshua, like any Jewish man of his time, is constantly pressured to marry. Both divine and human, he is not blind to the beauty of the village women. As he struggles with the inevitable demands of his family and the human need for love, we see his resolute obedience to his father. Now in his thirtieth year, this quiet man of Nazareth emerges from his baptism in the river Jordan to confront his mission and the temptations of the Devil -- and to bring together his disciples. After the miracle at Cana, Yeshua is urged to call on Israel to take up arms and rise up to cast off the yoke of Rome. But as he refused the Devil, so he rufuses the way of the sword. His is a different and greater destiny.
W. E. Vine's profound commentaries on the person and work of Christ in one volume. William Edwy Vine, author of the celebrated Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, was one of the great evangelical Bible scholars of the twentieth century. He brought to all his writings a level of exegetical care and precision that is rare in any age, ensuring his writings still speak to this generation and future ones. This volume of Vine's Topical Commentaries presents Vine's writings on the life and teachings of Christ.
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