Paul told the Romans ´´the Law is holy and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.´´ Yet four times in three epistles he wrote, ´´We are not under law but under grace.´´ Christians read these seemingly conflicting statements and are easily confused. They wonder if anyone can understand how the law and the Old Testament relates to their faith. Some take the easy way out and all but ignore the Old Testament calling it legalism. They prefer to concentrate on and enjoy the magnificent grace of God that comes with salvation. This limits their understanding of the Scriptures and indeed, restricts spiritual growth. Confusion further abounds because just about every denomination has a different interpretation of the law and the relationship between the testaments. Lester Stephenson proposes a different approach rooted in Jesus´ words in Matthew 5:17-18, ´´Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.´´ Those two verses call for Christians to look anew at the law and the rest of the Old Testament. Not one part of the law or what the prophets wrote will pass away until Jesus has completely fulfilled it. Stephenson stresses that Christians must recognize the importance of the Bible that Jesus and the apostles used. Each time Jesus and the apostles used the phrase, ´´it is written´´ they were using an Old Testament passage to illustrate a New Testament principle. In A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view based on careful Bible study to explain how Christians are to view the law and the way the testaments fit together as an inspired whole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Dickey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119236/bk_acx0_119236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Psycho-Spiritual View on the Message of Jesus in the Gospels:Presence and Transformation in Some Logia as a Sign of Mysticism Wali van Lohuizen
Psycho-Spiritual View on the Message of Jesus in the Gospels:Presence and Transformation in Some Logia as a Sign of Mysticism Wali van Lohuizen
A Healthy View of Sexuality Starts with God God created sex to be good. But our culture is drifting away from a biblical worldview and is promoting an unhealthy view of sexuality. The church has taken a defensive approach, giving our kids a long list of ´´do nots´´ with few words of hope or redemption. Do you want something better for your child? Rediscover God´s plan for sexuality and instill a positive perspective of sex and identity in your children. Mom, Dad...What´s Sex? will equip you to: Help your child learn what God´s word and today´s culture say about sex Understand the influence pop culture and social media have on your kid Share a gospel-centered, hopeful message with your son or daughter Give your child a healthy view of sexuality grounded in biblical truth - recognizing the gift of intimacy, the reality of brokenness, and the redeeming work of the Savior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Thompson, Joel Fitzpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003543/bk_hove_003543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ken Bailey presents a collection of essays on the Gospels. You will gain new insights as you view the Gospel stories through the lens of Middle Eastern peasant culture.
The Parallel Gospels:Exhibiting at one view in four collateral columns every concurrent conflicting and additional passage of each evangelist; forming also of the four one continuous gospel Edward Salmon
The 19th-century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon explains the importance of atonement. He writes that the core of the Gospel is redemption, and the essence of redemption is the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ. Spurgeon states that those who preach this truth preach the Gospel in whatever else they may be mistaken, but these who do not preach atonement have missed the soul and substance of the divine message. Museum Audiobooks strives to present audiobook versions of authentic, unabridged historical texts from prior eras which contain a variety of points of view. The texts do not represent the views or opinions of Museum Audiobooks, and in certain cases may contain perspectives or language that is objectionable to the modern listener. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jared Cram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000743/bk_yurt_000743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Apostle Paul gave the Gospel the first place in his preaching, endeavored with all his might to proclaim it clearly, and even went so far as to pronounce a curse upon all those who would pervert its truth. Yet how sad it is that many, even among those considering themselves evangelicals, have reduced the Gospel´s message to a few trite statements to be repeated and view conversion as a mere human decision. In The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer challenges such easy believism as he examines the real meanings of things like faith, repentance, and receiving Christ. He also deals extensively with the effects of saving grace that God promises in the new covenant - namely, the creation of new hearts and new people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cochran Heath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001642/bk_hove_001642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An epic journey into the deepest mysteries of faith. Lost is not just a television show. It has become much larger than that, growing into a complex, mystery-filled epic that has garnered over 23 million participants. Some might call these people viewers, but you don’t just watch Lost - you participate in it. It demands that you dialogue with the story, seeking theories, discussing with friends, and comparing yourself to the characters. Lost has broken all the formulas for television, and in doing so has drawn together millions of people on a shared journey that explores life, faith, history, science, philosophy, hope, and the basic questions of what it means to be human. It’s the seemingly infinite ideas, philosophies, and biblical metaphors that draw us in and leave us wanting more. The Gospel According to Lost explores each of these elements in an analysis of faith and metaphor - a perfect resource for those who want to go even deeper into the journey. Inside, you’ll discover what Lost has to say about: The clash between faith and reason, on the island and in real life The struggle with guilt that consumes each character - and sometimes us too The dichotomy between fatalism and fate, and what the Bible advises How being lost - on an island or in society - presents an opportunity for reinvention that liberates some and paralyzes others 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Seay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000325/bk_tnwd_000325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.