Into God's Presence

Prayer in the New Testament

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Author: Richard N. Longenecker

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848833

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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One cannot fully understand the New Testament without grasping the importance of prayer throughout its pages. "Into God's Presence" offers a comprehensive look at the nature and use of prayer in the life and ministry of Jesus, in His teachings, and among His earliest followers.

40 Days In God's Presence

A Devotional Encounter

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Author: Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 0446562386

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Bestselling author Rebecca Barlow Jordan encourages readers to spend 40 days embracing a more intimate relationship with God. Through character studies from the pages of Scripture, readers are brought face-to-face with a God who loves them more than they can imagine.

In God's Presence

Encountering, Experiencing, and Embracing the Holy in Worship

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Author: N. Graham Standish

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566995574

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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Vibrant worship services, argues creative and provocative author Graham Standish, are those in which the congregation obviously asks questions such as: Does our worship help people experience God? Does our worship open people to the presence of Christ? Does our worship encourage people to become available to the Holy Spirit? Unfortunately, he observes, too many worship services are perfunctory, suggesting that most churches don't think much about how to connect people with God. In God's Presence makes the case that congregations must restore intentionality and authenticity to worship in a way that will open people to the Holy. Intentionality, he says, reflects a deep understanding of what tradition has attempted to do, what contemporary people are hungry for, what is going on in our culture, and how to connect the three. Standish advocates what he calls an 'integrated' approach to worship, one that maintains the distinctiveness of each element of worship as a counterpoint to other elements. He first explores the problem of worship in the current church. Then he looks at ways to reconceive worship with an emphasis on restoring the Holy to worship. Finally, he looks at ways to lead a congregation to consider new ways of worshiping. This book is about how to open people to an encounter with the Holy in worship, how to follow God in this pursuit, and how to lead those who have no interest in the Holy.

In God's Presence

Daily Devotions with J.I. Packer

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Author: J. I. Packer

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 9780877884095

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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These daily devotions by noted scholar and author J.I. Packer are both learned and down-to-earth. Dr. Packer has taught generations of Christians how to know God better. Now he helps us draw closer to God each day with these insightful readings.3

The Practice of God's Presence

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Author: Andrew Murray

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603743413

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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The Secret of Spiritual Strength Is something missing in your Christian life? Do you long to feel God’s presence and experience His power? Andrew Murray’s scriptural insights make it easy for you to know God. Discover how to have a dynamic, joyful relationship with the Lord. Live every day, every hour, in intimate fellowship with Him. Not only can you have an effective prayer life, but you can also experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, a blameless heart, and absolute power over sin. The supernatural life God has called you to is available right now! Discover the power as you daily walk in God’s presence.

The Practice of the Presence of God and Spiritual Maxims

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Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 130062440X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this dual title combo of "The Practice of the Presence of God," and "Spiritual Maxims," we are able to catch a glimpse into the inner life of Brother Lawrence, and learn to walk in communion with God in a similar manner. Brother Lawrence lived from 1605-1691 as a mystic lay-minister in a monastery in France. Four-hundred years ago, Brother Lawrence learned how to continually abide in the presence of God. He learned the secret of continually abiding, and conversing with God. Whether he be in his time of prayer, or serving by washing dishes, the eyes of his heart were captivated by God. The writings of Brother Lawrence will be sure to urge you on into deeper fellowship and intimacy with God.

The Illusion of God's Presence

The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing

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Author: John C. Wathey

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633880745

Category: Religion

Page: 463

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"An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence. More than any rituals or doctrines, it is this experience that anchors religious faith, yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religion. This book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother-child bond. Dr. Wathey, a veteran neuroscientist, argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child's needs. As the infant grows into adulthood, this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion, where it is reactivated through the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy.a These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion, like the popular belief in a God who is judgmental and punishing, yet also unconditionally loving; the extraordinary tenacity of faith; the greater religiosity of wom

In God's Presence

Your Daily Guide to a Meaningful Prayer Life

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Author: T. W. Hunt,Claude V. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780805499001

Category: Christian education

Page: 96

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God's Presence

A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity

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Author: Frances Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038375

Category: Bibles

Page: 472

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In 2011, Frances Young delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford to great acclaim. She offered a systematic theology with contemporary coherence, by engaging in conversation with the fathers of the church - those who laid down the parameters of Christian theology and enshrined key concepts in the creeds - and exploring how their teachings can be applied today, despite the differences in our intellectual and ecclesial environments. This book results from a thorough rewriting of those lectures in which Young explores the key topics of Christian doctrine in a way that is neither simply dogmatic nor simply historical. She addresses the congruence of head and heart, through academic and spiritual engagement with God's gracious accommodation to human limitations. Christianity and biblical interpretation are discussed in depth, and the book covers key topics including Creation, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, spirituality, ecclesiology and Mariology, making it invaluable to those studying historical and constructive theology.

Alone in God's Presence

A 365 Daily Devotional Journal

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Author: Summerside Press

Publisher: Summerside Press

ISBN: 9781609361020

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Offering a few moments of quiet before a busy day begins, this 365-day devotional has journaling space for every day of the year. With its deluxe slipcase, it is ready for any gift-giving occasion. Warm, authentic meditations encourage you to quiet your soul and recognize God's presence each day. The encouraging and thought-provoking reflections reassure you that God has entered your reality and walks through it with you. Use these quiet moments, and the writing lines provided, to create a sacred space where you can hear the voice of God and sense His nearness.

Living in God's Presence

A Study of Psalms

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Author: Pat Floyd,Steven Tuell

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687092566

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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A short-term, 8 session study of the book of Psalms. The study focuses on the central themes of Psalms. Nearly every psalm is related to the fact that God is present in the world and is lovingly and purposefully involved in the lives of people. Four lessons explore how the people of God are called to praise God who creates and sustains, acts on behalf of God's people, delivers them from trouble, and knows and cares. Four responses to God's actions are suggested: trust in God, keep God's laws, repent and confess, and worship and witness. The Bible Readers Series is designed for adult study groups wishing to explore a particular book of the Bible for a limited number of sessions. It uses the NRSV translation.

Experiencing the Presence of God

Teachings from the Book of Hebrews

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Author: A.W. Tozer

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441267433

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"True and absolute freedom is only found in the presence of God."--A.W. Tozer Deep in the soul of every person on earth is a longing for the presence of God. But how do we get there? Experiencing the Presence of God is a never-before-published collection of teachings from A.W. Tozer on the book of Hebrews that shows us the way. Tozer, the renowned pastor and theologian, challenges our status quo, invites us to explore a fresh understanding of what it means to dwell in God's presence, and leads us to experience the divine fulfillment for which we were created! As Tozer says, "We should come to church not anticipating entertainment but expecting the high and holy manifestation of God's presence. . . . Worship is not some performance we do, but a presence we experience." Come alongside Tozer and enter into God's presence right now.

I Come Quietly to Meet You

An Intimate Journey in God's Presence

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Author: Amy Carmichael,David Hazard

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 0764200453

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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These devotional writings, collected by David Hazard, offer readers uplifting times with God, showing them how to find safety in Him, live honestly before Him, and receive peace as they live in His presence. Amy Carmichael remained faithful to God through times of material need, physical danger, pain, debilitating illness, disappointment, and attack by friends. From this crucible she guides readers into a deeper friendship with the Father who is always trustworthy. Formerly released as You Are My Hiding Place.

STAY - The Power of Meditating in God's Presence

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Author: Sophia Barrett

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 178623856X

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Do you aspire to live a life of joy, peace and fulfillment only to find that it’s as elusive as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Do feelings of inadequacy, disappointment and frustration hold you back? Sophia was a busy working mother of two when chronic sleeplessness struck and left her struggling to cope. Stay is the honest and hopeful story of how she identified the roots of her restlessness and overcame them through the ancient and powerful practice of biblical meditation. In her ground-breaking book, Sophia invites us all to realize that when we learn to be mindful of God and ‘stay’ in his presence, we experience a life-transforming power that frees us to live a joyful and fulfilled life, one where we are truly at peace. Written with refreshing candour and wisdom, Stay is a life-changing read.

Life in the Presence of God

Practices for Living in Light of Eternity

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Author: Kenneth Boa

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 9780830845163

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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It's hard to discern God's presence amid the hubbub of modern life. But experiencing God is not just for the super-spiritual every Christian can learn to cultivate a greater awareness of God in the everyday. Sharing dozens of practical exercises and disciplines, Ken Boa offers a contemporary guide to practicing the presence of God, revealing how we can deepen our walk with God and abide in his presence.

Life in God's Presence

A Simple Approach to Prayer

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Author: A Carthusian

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 1594171440

Category: Prayer

Page: 42

View: 1907

"Every soul strives for unity with God. Over the centuries, spiritual guides have offered myriad methods for achieving such an intimate relationship. But those sincerely invested in the spiritual life know there is no shortcut to finding God. There is only one true path: through Christ. This slim volume, penned by an anonymous Carthusian monk in the early twentieth century, offers a direct and practical way to advance one¿s personal holiness. Set upon a foundation of Christ¿s own words in the Gospels, Life in God¿s Presence confesses that God offers every soul the means to unity with Him through the virtues of faith, hope, and love. These virtues, coupled with a straightforward, childlike approach to prayer, can lead a soul to recognize God¿s presence in every aspect of daily life. By constantly and genuinely offering Him ¿all of our time, all of our strength, our whole soul¿, eternal life need not wait until after death; it can begin here and now."

Journey Into God's Presence

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Author: Patricia R. Johnson

Publisher: Gazelle Press

ISBN: 9781581691436

Category: African American women

Page: 146

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Experience the Power of God's Presence

A Call to Intimacy with God

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Author: Harry Muyenza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985534400

Category: Christian life

Page: 260

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God's Power is for us TODAY. You can experience the tangible, manifest presence of God. But you need to learn how you get to a place where God's Power can be a reality for you personally. In this powerful book, Harry offers very practical, biblical instructions on the pathway into the presence of God. He specifically addresses stuff that hinders us from experiencing a deeply personal relationship with God. From personal experience and witnessing the move of God in many unprecedented way, as a worship leader of many years, he shares profound things that will unleash a new zeal, and passion for God. You will be inspired to move beyond guilt, condemnation, dryness, struggles and disappointments of everyday life into a vibrant, vitalized worship life. The Holy Spirit will ignite your passion for the Lord. This book is a call to intimacy with God, you will be drawn into a deeper and intimate relationship with the Lord.