On the basis of the biblical phrase, "visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generation," the author traces Family Mess or "generational bondage" in the family of Abraham to the fourth generation. As the father of Israel and of the Christian faith, Abraham provides an excellent example for us to examine his family mess in order to help us conquer our own. God is Greater Than . . . Family Mess will help you: . -Understand how God worked through the difficult circumstances of Old Testament characters to give them a destiny. -Understand the impact of dysfunction in your family of origin. -Look at dysfunction and co-dependency from a biblical perspective. -Identify your own "family mess." -Understand that God is greater than your upbringing. -Pursue your hopes, dreams, expectations, and destiny in the Holy Spirit. God worked in the midst of Abraham's family problems to give the promise of a brighter future. He gave Abraham and his posterity a destiny that overcame their outward limitations. Praise God that He does the same thing for us, the spiritual children of Abraham.
A practical guide for integrating moral wisdom, biblical understanding, and art appreciation into the educational experience. The goal of this book is to help parents raise children who are morally responsible, culturally literate, and spiritually strong. To that end, the book includes many helpful appendices and reading lists. An invaluable resource for the homeschool parent.
Have you ever asked yourself why did this happen to me? Have you ever been the victim of horrible circumstances despite your willingness to please God? Why do we experience hardship? Thomas Ashburn Jr. uses biblical characters and his own personal experiences to explain why bad things happen to good Christians. Why did Job lose it all? Why was Daniel thrown into the lions den? Get the answers in this exciting new book. Learn how to see things as God sees them. Prepare to be challenged, inspired, and to better understand your life and God. Thomas Ashburn Jr. has had a passion for writing since high school. He graduated from Norfolk State University with a bachelors of arts in journalism. He has written several articles for daily newspapers. Thomas is a member or St. Marys Holiness Church in Chesapeake, Va., where his father, Thomas Ashburn Sr., is pastor. He is a deacon and financial trustee at St. Marys. Thomass purpose for writing is to glorify God and to inspire others to overcome every obstacle.
Focusing on key writings by three of the most important representatives of the Jesuit order, Louis Lallement, Jean Pierre Caussade and Claude de la Columbiere, this work takes the reader to the heart of one of the most influential spiritual traditions within the Catholic Church.
What is on your spiritual CV? Jesus went on the cross so that men and women become what God designed them to be. Therefore anything we have or are on our spiritual CV can only take place in Christ. Becoming a complete person as designed by God is a process of maturity, which is reached through test and seen through results produced or through the glory of Jesus manifested and established in one's life. The permanent fellowship with the Holy Spirit gives access to the divine insights that establish believers in the manifested glory of Jesus Christ by bearing fruits that will last. In this way believers become the visible expression of God bringing to the visible what God does in the invisible. The access to God's insights also requires holiness and righteousness of heart through which the believers keep permanently the presence of God and are introduced in a lifestyle of overflowing of prosperity.
In Greater, Pastor Steven Furtick challenged us to dream bigger, start smaller, and ignite God’s vision for our lives. In this devotional designed for daily guidance, you’ll begin your journey toward the greater life God wants for you. Over the next forty days of teaching, scripture readings, and prayer, your life will change. You’ll find the confidence to believe that nothing is impossible with God, the clarity to see what He’s calling you toward, and the courage to take your next step. Dream bigger. Start smaller. Ignite God’s vision for your life.
The Bhagavad Gita is probably the most influential writing of the Indian religious faith known as "Advaita", it is a sound pathway leading to a true understanding of God. The Sanskrit word Advaita means "One, not two, not many", so like the Hebrew and Christian faiths, it is monotheistic. The Advaita faith developed over a period of around six centuries from 600 BC to the advent of The Christian era, and saw the decline of the orthodox Vedic religion and the emergence of a more spiritual faith. The word "Vedanta" means the end of the Vedas, so the full title of this faith is "Advaita Vedanta".The teaching within the Gita should not be thought of as "just another religion". It is so much more than that, those of any monotheistic faith may practice the ideas contained in the Gita and enhance the teaching they already know. It describes the condition of man born of nature and man the divine being, and provides the path which we can all follow to become the divine beings which God intended us to become. Man is naturally born with a Rajasic nature, his primary objective is survival. Many people do not realise that there is more to life than seeking material gain and wealth, and attempting to satisfy each and every physical desire. The object of this study is to help people discover the divine principles and values of the Sattwic nature, and adopt them as their guiding principles for daily conduct. This knowledge is difficult to come by in the Worlds mainstream religions, since they do not emphasize this distinction or give training in meditation. Perhaps this lack of knowledge and practice is responsible for the poor state of the world today and the people in it?
If you are curious about who God is and what He is like, you will find this book extremely interesting. If you are skeptical about God, this book will give your skepticism pause. This is a must read for anyone who has questions about God.