Faith in All Its Splendor


Author: C. H. Spurgeon

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 1589603761

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) earned the title, ''The Prince of Preachers'' by his untiring pulpit work which produced many thousands of sermons in his 40+ years of preaching. This fine collection of Spurgeon's sermons on faith has twelve different sermons, variously displaying various kinds of faith. Sermon 1: Little Faith. Some born-again Christians have little, or weak, faith. Spurgeon points out first that it is a burden to have but little faith. Though Little-faith is quite sure of Heaven, Yet he suffers from lack of assurance. Unlike normal faith, it does not grow steadily from faith to faith. He quotes Bunyan as saying that one of little faith has a host of fears. ''It has more lives than a cat, '' if you kill it over and over, it still lives. He is always safe, but he seldom knows it. Sermon 2: Here the reader is instructed in ''Seeing Jesus, '' by faith. Faith is the eye of the soul. It alone will be ''looking unto Jesus.'' Seeing Jesus is a continuous thing with faith. It is not just a now and then thing. It is current, not future. It never completely loses sight of the Savior as long as it is exercised. He is everywhere, therefore we can see Him everywhere we are, or where we go. Sermon 3: The difference between little faith and great faith is not such a great gulf as that between little faith and no faith. At times Jesus called the apostles ''Little faiths'' (Matt. 8:26; 16:8; Luke 12:28). Peter had faith to walk on the water until he looked at the wind instead of Jesus. Faith is never in danger as long as it has its eye on Jesus. Sermon 4: Faith is essential to please God. (Heb. 11:6). No invention of men can please God without faith. If God is pleased to give useverlasting life, it should be the object of our lives to please God. To faith, His commands will be precious, and the faithful will always be obeying. Sermon 5: There is a necessity of growing faith. The apostle was cheered that the Thessalonians had faith that grew exceedingly (2 Thess. 1:4). If we know our faith is growing, it is a subject for devout thanksgiving. Increased faith is of unspeakable value. Let us diligently pursue it. Sermon 6: Faith is a shield (Eph. 6:16). All Christians are born to be warriors, and faith is our shield to use against the world, the flesh, and the devil. The more the faith, the more the attacks, and the shield of faith receives many a blow. Christians should learn to wield the shield, and the lessons are all in the Bible. Christ used Scripture to fight off Satan's attempts to down him. Sermon 7: Increased faith increases peace. Sermon 8: Mature faith was illustrated by Abraham's offering up of Isaac. First there was the trial. He must lose the son of the promise by his own act. Abraham did not hesitate, he was quick to obey. He was careful to take everything necessary to do the deed. Lastly, he proceeded to very instant of putting the knife to the throat of his beloved son. Did this not display mature faith indeed? Sermons 9, 10, 11, 12 are equally precious and rewarding: Faith and Life; Faith's Dawn and Cloud; Faith and Its Privileges; and lastly, the Nobleman's Faith.

Everlasting Hope

Inspirational Messages That Encourage, Motivate, and Heal in Any Situation


Author: Charisma House

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621366170

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 3837

"Hope does not disappoint. In this age of an unstable economy, the rising costs of health care, unemployment, and receding morals, a timeless and enduring message of hope is refreshing and sustaining to our spirits and souls. In this book by some of Charisma House's brightest lights-R. T. Kendall, David Ireland, Fuchsia Pickett, Francis Frangipane, Cindy Trimm, John Hagee, Judy Jacobs, Babbie Mason, Tommy Barnett, Judson Cornwall, and Pat Schatzline-you will be taken from a place of disappointment, fear, rejection, failure, and forgotten dreams to feeling confident to dream again, to plant yourself on the promises of God, to thrive in His presence, and to revel in a deeper understanding of how much God loves you. This book will encourage you to know that God is with us through it all-carrying you, lifting you up, and orchestrating your steps"--

My Baha'i Faith

A Personal Tour of the Baha'i Teachings


Author: Justice St. Rain,Justice Saint Rain


ISBN: 1888547154

Category: Bahai Faith

Page: 138

View: 7498

My Baha'i Faith is a user-friendly introduction to the teachings of the Baha'i Faith - a fairly new world religion that teaches that all the major world religions were revealed by messengers of the same God. Written in a conversational tone by a long-time Baha'i, it is geared towards a mainstream audience that has a casual interest in the Baha'i spiritual and social teachings and how they might apply to one's personal life.

A Conspiracy of Faith

A Department Q Novel


Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624213

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8493

Detective Carl Mørck and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage—her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself...

Religion in America

A Political History


Author: Denis Lacorne

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526407

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2550

Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from an overpowering church. Prominent thinkers such as Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Nicolas Démeunier, who viewed the American project as a radical attempt to create a new regime free from religion and the weight of ancient history, embraced this American effort to establish a genuine "wall of separation" between church and state. The second narrative is based on the premise that religion is a fundamental part of the American identity and emphasizes the importance of the original settlement of America by New England Puritans. This alternative vision was elaborated by Whig politicians and Romantic historians in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is still shared by modern political scientists such as Samuel Huntington. These thinkers insist America possesses a core, stable "Creed" mixing Protestant and republican values. Lacorne outlines the role of religion in the making of these narratives and examines, against this backdrop, how key historians, philosophers, novelists, and intellectuals situate religion in American politics.

NIV, Essentials of the Christian Faith, New Testament, eBook

Knowing Jesus and Living the Christian Faith


Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310443199

Category: Bibles

Page: 512

View: 4142

This inexpensive New Testament Bible is great for outreach and evangelism, featuring text from the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation, the New International Version. It also includes specially written articles that give an overview of fourteen key tenets of the Christian faith, including: • Why Read the Bible? • Who Is God? • Why Does Sin Separate Us from God? • Who Is Jesus Christ? • Who Is the Holy Spirit? • How Can I Turn My Life Around? • Why Go to Church? • What Is God’s Plan for Me? • How Can I Use My Gifts? • What Is Prayer? • What Is Faith? • Are We Going to be Judged? • What Is God’s Plan for Salvation? • How Can I Share My Faith with Others?

NIV, Find Faith: VerseLight Bible, eBook

Quickly Find Verses about God’s Constant Faithfulness


Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310441951

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

View: 3068

Find Faith is a complete Bible with easy-to-find highlighted passages that tell of the acts and attitudes of people of faith, as well as of God’s faithfulness to us. Featuring the text of the New International Version (NIV)—the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—discover the verses that will inspire, uplift, and encourage you. Whether you need inspiration and comfort or simply want to read about God’s comfort and care for his people, there is an NIV VerseLight Bible for you. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

Articles of Faith: Being a Consideration of the Principal Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Author: James E. Talmage


ISBN: 1105678938

Category: Religion

Page: 414

View: 821

Articles of Faith is considered one of the classics in Latter-day Saint literature. It is the outgrowth of a series of lectures in theology given by Dr. James E. Talmage, commencing in October of 1893. At that time Dr. Talmage was serving as the president of the LDS College in Salt Lake City. The First Presidency of the Church invited Dr. Talmage to prepare a text for use in Church schools and religion classes. The book was first published in 1899. It has since been published in thirteen foreign languages and been through more than fifty English editions. It was last revised by the author in 1924, at which time it was consistent with the organization and practices of the Church as they existed in his day.

Sharing Your Faith & Serving Others: High School Group Study

Get teens engaged with the heart of following Jesus!


Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830757152

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6554

Teens have a reputation for being self-absorbed and “all-about-me,” but most of them care deeply about God and others and just wish they knew how to show it. With Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others Uncommon High School Group Study, you can equip the students in your group to make a difference in the world by seeing others as Jesus sees them. Teens will learn how to use their gifts in service to others, how to lead their peers with gentleness and compassion, and how to share their faith by being an encouraging, generous friend. These 12 sessions of youth-friendly Bible study are the newest edition to the Uncommon curriculum series created by veteran youth minister Jim Burns. Action-packed, fun activities and insightful discussion outlines will get your teens thinking about the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, and talking about how they can follow Jesus in love and obedience. Inside the book you'll find a special download link for additional reproducible student handouts and options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.