The Explicit Gospel


Author: Matt Chandler,Jared C. Wilson

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433542114

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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This best-selling, punchy treatise by popular pastor Matt Chandler reminds the church of what is of first and utmost importance—the gospel—and calls people to take a fresh look at the good news about Jesus. Now in paperback.

The Explicit Gospel - DVD Leader Kit


Author: Matt Chandler

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781415879450

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6375

Leader kit for this 6 session Bible study by Matt Chandler that makes explicit the multifaceted truths of the gospel.

Gospel Allegiance

What Faith in Jesus Misses for Salvation in Christ


Author: Matthew W. Bates

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 149342050X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 5999

Is faith in Jesus enough for salvation? Perhaps, says Matthew Bates, but we're missing pieces of the gospel. The biblical gospel can never change. Yet our understanding of the gospel must change. The church needs an allegiance shift. Popular pastoral resources on the gospel are causing widespread confusion. Bates shows that the biblical gospel is different, fuller, and more beautiful than we have been led to believe. He explains that saving faith doesn't come through trust in Jesus's death on the cross alone but through allegiance to Christ the king. There is only one true gospel and one required response: allegiance. Bates ignited conversation with his successful and influential book Salvation by Allegiance Alone. Here he goes deeper while making his acclaimed teaching on salvation more accessible and experiential for believers who want to better understand and share the gospel. Gospel Allegiance includes a guide for further conversation, making it ideal for church groups, pastors, leaders, and students.

The Church-as-family and Ethnocentrism in Sub-Saharan Africa


Author: Gerald K. Tanye

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643107978

Category: Religion

Page: 497

View: 6625

Ethnocentrism is one of the greatest obstacles to peace on the African continent. Taking the Church as Family of God as a model of evangelization, this work explores means of inculturating the Gospel message in African cultures in order to transform them, make them blossom and enable Africans to live as authentic Christians in their cultures. It examines the values of African extended families and the prospects of interreligious dialogue as means through which the various religious bodies can effectively work together to overcome ethnocentrism and its evil effects and thus establish a wholesome African society where every human person is at home irrespective of family orientation or tribal background.

To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain


Author: Matt Chandler,Jared C. Wilson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781410886

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6327

Using Paul's radical letter to the Philippians as his road map, Matt Chandler forsakes the trendy to invite readers into authentic Christian maturity. The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Because if we clean up our lives but don't get Jesus, we've lost! So let the goal be Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain—this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus.

Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide


Author: Gary N. Fugle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878049

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Battles over creation or evolution have been perpetuated for years by vocal Christians and scientists alike. But conflict has never been the only choice. Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide presents a comprehensive, uplifting alternative that brings together an orthodox, biblical view of a sovereign Creator-God and the meaningful discoveries of modern evolutionary biology. Gary Fugle offers unique insights into this debate from his dual perspective as both an award-winning biology professor and a committed leader in conservative evangelical churches. In focusing on the stumbling blocks that surround creation and evolution debates, Fugle sensitively addresses the concerns of skeptical Christians and demonstrates how believers may celebrate evolution as a remarkable aspect of God's glory. He describes how the mainstream scientific community, as well as numerous Christians, may alter current approaches to eliminate conflicts. He explains conservative readings of early Genesis that respect both the inerrant words of Scripture and the evolutionary revelations in God's natural creation. This book is for individuals who sense that biblical Christian faith and evolution are compatible without compromising core convictions. If given good reasons to do so, are we willing to lay down our arms to affirm an encompassing vision for the future?

Eschatology and Space

The Lost Dimension in Theology Past and Present


Author: V. Westhelle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137108274

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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This unique volume focuses on the subjects of time in the area of theology known as 'eschatology,' the consideration of the fullness, the limit, and the goal of time. He traces the historical development of understandings of eschatology from the Bible to contemporary theology and adds a postcolonial/subaltern perspective.

Creature of the Word

The Jesus-Centered Church


Author: Matt Chandler,Eric Geiger,Josh Patterson

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433678632

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 389

The Reformers viewed the gospel as not merely one thing among many in the life of a church but rather the means by which the church exists. When the gospel is rightly declared and applied to God’s people, the church becomes “a creature of the Word.” She understands, embraces, and lives out the reality of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection in more than her doctrinal statement. The gospel impacts all the church is and does. Creature of the Word lays out this concept in full, first examining the rich, scripture-based beauty of a Jesus-centered church, then clearly providing practical steps toward forming a Jesus-centered church. Authors Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger, and Josh Patterson write what will become a center- ing discussion piece for those whose goal is to be part of a church that has its theology, culture, and practice completely saturated in the gospel.

A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews


Author: Gert J. Steyn

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525530994

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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"Gert Steyn has given us, not only a very useful tool for scholarly NT/LXX studies, buta map to follow in the process." -- Tom Galey, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Journal of Theology (Fall 2012 Vol. 11 No. 2) The assumed LXX Vorlage of the explicit quotations in Hebrews remains unresolved to date - despite the fact that it is an important pre-requisite before one can attempt to investigate the function of these quotations within their NT context. The selection, origin and version of the explicit quotations are greatly neglected aspects in previous studies. This quest attempts to address these matters from a tradition historical and a text critical angle. It follows the ground plan of Hebrews' own presentation of two sets of quotations that are listed in pairs: the first consisting mainly of hymnic texts and the second consisting of quotations from the Torah that are alternated with quotations from the Psalms and the Prophets. The investigation considers each quotation in the light of possible alternative Vorlage(n) to those of the printed versions and interacts with previously proposed hypotheses, such as the Testimony Book, liturgy, homily, and midrash hypotheses. It became clear that, although Hebrews might have known a large number of quotations from the early Jewish and early Christian traditions, he also expanded on some and added some longer quotations. The author himself was responsible for the majority of the combinations of the quotations, although there are traces of the existence of exegetical traditions that combined particular passages prior to his time. The use of Psalms, Odes, hymnic reworkings and compositions of his quoted texts all testify to an interesting inclination towards hymnic tendencies. The study concludes that so-called differences between Hebrews and the LXX could be explained in the light of an alternative Vorlage where the readings of the quotations seem to be closer to an Egyptian text tradition, but also to the author's own creative hand.