The Insanity of Obedience

The Insanity of Obedience


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 303 page
  • ISBN: 9781433673092
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Identifies the dangers of safe Christianity and the embracing of casual faith, daring readers to face the risk of persecution and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on Earth.

The Insanity of Obedience   Bible Study Book

The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book


  • Release: 2016-07
  • Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 143005512X
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The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book includes small-group experiences for six sessions, weekly individual-study opportunities, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," and tips for leading a group. How do we begin to walk and work with God, especially in dangerous places? Based on the documentary The Insanity of God, this Bible study presents missionary Nik Ripken sharing true stories of people who are suffering for the name of Jesus. This study is an invitation to open your heart, your mind, and your eyes to the realities of walking with Jesus in difficult places. Engage with Scripture and see what it means to be a true follower of Jesus, not just someone who believes certain truths. Discover the answers to key missiological and theological questions about living sacrificially for the cause of Christ. Believers play a significant role in God's divine purpose. Observe how Christians all over the world are not only surviving but also thriving in the midst of persecution. Session Content: 1) Nations This session deals with God's command to be on mission and our response to His command. The Bible is to be lived out in the present active tense. 2) Persecution This session explores faith in persecution and suffering. Is obedience on this level insane, especially in the midst of popular theology that encourages obedience leading to success and comfort? 3) Family This session deals with the spread of the gospel by addition and exponential growth. Faith grows in families and communities, from a single believer to small groups of believers to succeeding generations. 4) Growth This session deals with the dynamics of healthy growth. 5) Victory This session describes and celebrates the miracle of victorious living through an enduring faith--especially in hostile environments. 6) Church This session is a summary and personal call to action for individuals, groups, and churches to join God's mission--no matter how insane obedience may look. Why? Because Jesus is worth

The Insanity of God

The Insanity of God


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 322 page
  • ISBN: 9781433673085
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Presents stories of persecuted Christians whose faith in Christ was not diminished by adverse circumstances, and the lessons that the author took from those stories and applied to his own beliefs about the sufficiency of God.

The Insanity of Sacrifice

The Insanity of Sacrifice


  • Release: 2019-10-01
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781535951197
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Bestselling author Nik Ripken, mentored by believers in persecution, offers a 90-day devotional to help you align your heart with God's, seeing the role sacrifice plays in the life of every follower of Jesus Christ. Individuals and families will be challenged to embrace sacrifice as their daily offering to God. It is through offering ourselves that we mirror the nature of the Father who gave His only Son to be crucified, and the nature of the Son who gave His very life to save sinners. Through this book readers will discover that their sacrifice can lead others, across the street and across the oceans, to discover new resurrection life in Christ.

Safely Home

Safely Home


  • Release: 2003-01-23
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 402 page
  • ISBN: 0842359915
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When Ben Fielding comes up with the idea of using Chinese labor to increase his company's profits, he visits China and stays with his old college roommate, Li Quan, not believing Li's claims about the persecution of Christians.

Why

Why


  • Release: 2006-12
  • Publisher: World Help
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 190 page
  • ISBN: 0978804112
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The Blessings of Obedience

The Blessings of Obedience


  • Release: 1985-10-01
  • Publisher: Whitaker House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9781629110660
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Connect with God Obedience is not the most popular word in our vocabulary. We live in a society that is constantly battling the system, fighting for what we want. We’re primarily concerned with how the rules inconvenience us, and we’re looking to see what we can get away with. Obedience is much more than following rules; it’s a state of the heart. By missing this truth, we miss the power of complete obedience. Discover how obedience to God’s plan will put you in the center of His will! Andrew Murray explores the love behind God’s demands and the grace that makes it possible for us to obey. The blessing of complete obedience is your intimate connection with a loving, protective heavenly Father who desires more than anything to give you a rich and fulfilling life.

The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man


  • Release: 2010-12-24
  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780857210456
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This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

Marriage  a History

Marriage a History


  • Release: 2006-02-28
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 1101118253
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.

God Dreams

God Dreams


  • Release: 2016-01-01
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781433688898
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Is your team excited about the next big dream for your church? You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement. Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a truly visionary plan. Just like a visionary restaurant needs a more specific focus than “serving food,” a visionary church needs something more than biblical generalizations like “loving God, loving people” or “making disciples and serving the world.” When a team doesn’t share an understanding of God’s next big dream, leadership grows tired, overworked by an “all things to all people” ministry approach. Too often there’s no unified picture of what success looks like. People can feel uninspired and your church’s programming can seem more optional than ever. Ministry without clarity is insanity. Are you ready for a better way? In this groundbreaking work, based on Will Mancini’s 15 years and over 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, God Dreams reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. First, God Dreams shows how to reclaim the role of long-range vision today by providing 12 vision templates, each with biblical, historical and contemporary illustrations. These vision starters will dramatically accelerate your team's ability to find complete agreement regarding your church's future. Second, God Dreams explains how to overcome the fruitless planning efforts that many church teams experience. With a tool called the Horizon Storyline, leaders can connect short-term action steps with the long-range dream, while leveraging the power of storytelling to make the plan “stick.” This tool will galvanize a diverse team of ministry leaders and volunteers with unprecedented enthusiasm. Imagine leading with a refreshed sense of freedom and confidence, with a totally new way to inspire your church. Imagine the ability to harness the energy and resources of your people towa