Lessons for the Life of Faith

Author: Patrick Mead

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557052025

Category:

Page: 231

View: 3418

Out of a sinful and secular world, the Lord called Abraham to live a life of faith. This entailed Abraham to leave everything he knew and travel to a land he had never seen. Abraham boldly began his life of faith, yet he still had moments of hesitation and delay throughout his life. It wasn't until Abraham yielded himself fully to the will of God in his life of faith that he received the son of prophecy, Isaac, and safely brought him through the long journey to the Promise Land. Although Abraham is considered the hero of faith, he is in no way without his flaws. In fact, we can learn as much from his flaws as from his virtues. In studying Abraham's life, we'll notice his struggle to trust God, especially when times get tough. Every true believer faces conflicts and trials that test our ability to trust God; therefore, Abraham's life gives us much to glean from concerning the Christian pilgrimage.

Been There. Done That.

Lessons From a Life of Faith

Author: Sally Robinson Yoast

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463441851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 3394

The purpose of this book is to relate lessons we can all learn through our experiences in suffering and through blessings we are given in God’s school of character molding. It is important to realize that life and living on this earth are only a training ground for God to mold us for our eternal home in heaven. Please remember to keep in mind as you read of my experiences in life that I give God all glory and praise for His patience and love. My mistakes and heartaches recorded here are to remind the reader that we all have a story to tell. It is wise to reflect back on memories and to give thanks for answered prayers and God’s grace for our present, past, and future.

Led to Lead

Faith Lessons from the Life of Moses

Author: Marty Berglund

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619581515

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9129

Led to Lead challenges ministry leaders to grow deeper in faith through lessons drawn from the life of Moses. This book will challenge you to learn from the life of Israel’s greatest leader and to move ahead in your own life and ministry, implementing the lessons learned.

Stretch

Lessons in Faith from the Life of Daniel

Author: Gerard Kelly

Publisher: Spring Harvest Publishing

ISBN: 9781850786320

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 5825

• What is faith in a post-modern world? • In a post 9/11, post Tsunami world? • In a post-Christian world? • Surrounded by hostility to the idea of truth, can we keep our faith intact and still have a voice? The answer is yes! Just as Daniel resisted assimilation into the ways of Babylon, Gerard Kelly shows how we can survive and even prosper in an alien culture. He looks at the kind of faith we need to make a difference, not dependent on surroundings, but on a strong, vibrant relationship with God, that survives and thrives against opposition and persecution.

Faith Works

Lessons from the Life of an Activist Preacher

Author: Jim Wallis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375505938

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4530

Today more than ever, many people are hungry for spirituality and community. But the most powerful and meaningful spirituality shows itself through action. Jim Wallis is the charismatic preacher, activist, and leader of Call to Renewal, a dynamic new movement that is uniting politics and spirituality to ignite social change and overcome poverty. In his timely, exciting new book, he shows us how we can enrich our own lives by serving our communities. Wallis believes that the making of the modern Christian, Muslim, or Jew is through action. A preacher who spends his time working for justice rather than just speaking from a pulpit, Wallis compellingly demonstrates how going out and putting your belief to work is what really counts. Faith shows itself in works—faith works. Named by Time magazine as one of the "50 Faces for America's Future," a regular contributor to NPR, MSNBC, and major newspapers, and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine, Jim Wallis is a well-known media figure. His advice is increasingly sought by leading politicians who want to tap into the growing power of faith-based organizations and the Call to Renewal movement. A lifelong activist, he has been putting his faith to work for more than three decades. His anecdotal, exhilarating, and engaging book is part memoir, part inspirational game plan for transforming our own lives and our society, and part primer on how faith communities are changing neighborhoods. It is filled with dramatic human stories of men and women who will move and inspire us. Faith Works will appeal to religious people looking to bring more meaning to their faith and to spiritually hungry people looking for direction in their lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Lessons from Ladies of Faith

Studies in the Lives of Select Women in the Bible That Teach Us Lessons of the Life of Faith for Us Today

Author: Barbara Ellen Houston McCain

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512705365

Category: Religion

Page: 374

View: 1424

Lessons from Ladies of Faith is a book that demonstrates that the ladies we read about in the Scripture were real women, living actual lives. God gave us a record of their challenges, struggles, and victories as lessons that we can apply to our lives today. From the ladies chronicled in this guide, we can learn lessons about courage, commitment, submission to God, dedication to new challenges, and so much more. As we study Eve, Sarah, Mary, Dorcas, and the other women, we will learn that the paths they walked are not so different from the ones we tread today. Through their stories, we can gain insight into the victories of faith that God desires for the modern day Christian woman. Some lessons teach us of His majesty, others of His grace, while others encourage us to explore new levels of spiritual adventure. Whether you are an earnest Christian believer or someone who is curious about the Christian life, there is much to learn about the journey of faith on this path of exploration. Lessons from Ladies of Faith chronicles thirteen different areas of a life of faith illustrated by the lives of different women in the Bible. By application to our present day lives, hopefully, we will come to understand our own life journey through those of these women.

Caution to the Wind

Faith Lessons from the Life of Don McClanen

Author: Joe Murchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781929478927

Category: Clergy

Page: 260

View: 7488

"Don McClanen threw caution to the wind to live a bold life for Jesus. He founded five major ministries that influenced millions of people, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes -- the largest sports ministry in the world -- and Ministry of Money, a shaper of contemporary thought on the relationship of money and faith. Don worked with sports stars, the wealthy, the famous and the poor, and he traveled into battle zones and the world's worst slums. This book paints an unvarnished picture of a man who achieved great things but also endured suffering and depression as costs of discipleship. Don's life offers key lessons about Christian boldness, authenticity, calling, spiritual growth, giving and friendship." -- From publisher's description.

Life Lessons from James

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0310086612

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9455

Do your Monday actions reflect your Sunday worship? How about your claims to faith? Is your life full of noticeable changes and actions? James, the half-brother of Jesus, wasn't impressed with talk. He knew that a life of faith was all about actions that revealed a difference in a person's life. For him, it was not that works save the Christian, but that they mark the Christian. In his letter, he boldly deals with practical issues of faith not bound by culture or place. He shows the importance of living a genuine life of faith. His message is bare-knuckled as he encourages, challenges, and confronts, offering practical words and admonitions to live out our faith. The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts from Max, and a closing takeaway for further reflection. The Life Lessons series is ideal for use in both a small-group setting or for individual study.

Faith Lessons on the Life & Ministry of the Messiah Home Pack/Bible Study Guide

Author: Ray Vander Laan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310678663

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6164

Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into the Scripture's significance for modern believers. These illuminating 'faith lessons' afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use at home, especially in personal and family Bible studies. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study.8 sessions; 2 videos, 155 minutes.

Getting Closer to God

Lessons from the Life of Moses

Author: Erwin W. Lutzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780825441950

Category: Religion

Page: 203

View: 3199

No person on earth has ever enjoyed the intimacy Moses had with God. No one spent more time with God; no one understood Him better. Moses lived during one of the darkest times of Hebrew history and yet his life is a remarkable example of intimacy with the Almighty. How did Moses grow closer to God even in such dark times? What can Christians learn from Moses about growing closer to God today? Through the life of Moses, arguably one of the greatest leaders in history, popular pastor and best-selling author Erwin W. Lutzer leads readers on a journey to becoming better acquainted with the Lord. After suggested Bible readings at the beginning of each chapter, Lutzer expounds on the biblical text to demonstrate key lessons in pursuing intimacy with God. Lutzer shows how Moses learned to overcome doubt after hearing God's call, how Moses learned to obey God at the burning bush, how Moses came to trust God while wandering in the wilderness, and how Moses obeyed God in leading the nation of Israel. Through these lessons, Lutzer helps believers expose the excuses and idols that come between them and God so that they may be motivated to pursue Him and to "draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith" (Hebrews 10:22 NIV).

Discipleship Lessons from the Life of Jacob

A Bible Study Commentary on Genesis 25-49 for Personal Devotional Use, Small Groups Or Sunday School Classes, and Sermon Preparation for Pastors and Teachers

Author: Ralph F. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981972145

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 955

You'll Learn from Jacob, Who Moved from Manipulation to Trust in God. Jacob is a troubling character in the Old Testament. He is conniving and he is spiritual too. He has moments of strong faith as well as of fear. His family is sometimes in disarray, and yet at the end he is the one who sets it straight. Jacob the Patriarch is a bit too much like us -- with very human strengths and weaknesses, but a man with a striving for spiritual things. From this imperfect man we learn important lessons of faith. especially, about God's grace. The events described in Jacob's story comprise most of Genesis chapters 25-49. If you haven't read the Old Testament much, you'll be pleased to find that God will speak to you here -- loud and clear. Each of the seven detailed lessons include probing discussion questions and can be used for personal enrichment, by small groups and classes, and by teachers and preachers.

Overcoming Life's Challenges

Lessons from the Life of Joseph

Author: Bill Crowder

Publisher: Discovery House

ISBN: 1572938692

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 6343

Standing firm in your faith can be a struggle, especially when life hits you with one painful circumstance right after another. Overcoming Life’s Challenges:Lessons from the Life of Joseph, byBill Crowder, helps you gain a deeper understanding of God’s eternal purpose for allowing suffering. Discover through the experiences of Joseph how you can strengthen your faith and draw closer to God even in the midst of difficult times.

Faith Lessons on the Life & Ministry of the Messiah

Participant's Guide

Author: Ray Vander Laan

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310678984

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1684

What would it be like to haul in a miraculous draft of fish at the command of the Master . . . or hear the ram’s horn sound from Herod’s temple at the very moment when Jesus is breathing his last breath? What would you think? How would you think? What meanings would the places and events in the life of Jesus hold for you as a person of a different time and culture? Thanks to Ray Vander Laan and That the World May Know Ministries, you can understand their significance in a way that transforms your faith today. Filmed in Israel by Focus on the Family, Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah helps small groups understand Jesus from the mindset of a citizen of those times. Using the new, proven ZondervanGroupWare approach, this powerful curriculum provides a dynamic way for participants to engage with biblical truths in a life-changing, group-interactive format. Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah includes an all-new Leader’s Guide and Participant’s Guide designed for maximum clarity, relevance, and ease of use. Drawing on Ray Vander Laan’s video presentations, participants will enjoy spirited discussions and find practical applications that turn faith lessons learned from past millennia into faith lessons lived today.

Learning from My Father

Lessons on Life and Faith

Author: David Lawther Johnson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802867081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

View: 9065

The author reflects on the wisdom and advice he found within letters received from his father during his time in college, and how this knowledge impacted his life.

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Rasoolullah

Proven Techniques of How to Succeed in Today's World

Author: Mirza Yawar Baig

Publisher: Standard Bearers Academy

ISBN: 1479284033

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 6186

There is a distinct difference between how one whose core faith is that Muhammad(Peace be upon him) was the Messenger of Allah and how someone who does not hold this belief, writes about him. This book, however, is not simply an analysis of history. It is a labor of love and reverence while being analytical and objective. It is an attempt by one who not only believes that Muhammad(Peace be upon him) was the best leader that ever existed but who believes in him and his message and wants to share it. The life of Muhammad(Peace be upon him) the Messenger of Allah is rich and full of lessons. It has been so well documented and so much has been written about his life over the centuries that another attempt is almost unnecessary. However, I decided to write this for two reasons: to make the lessons from the life of Rasoolullah(Peace be upon him) relating specifically to leadership easily accessible to the seeker, whether Muslim or not; and to make an attempt to see how these lessons are applicable today in a world that is in principle, very similar to the world he lived in. My premise is this: Since he was able to change his world and take his people from being the most insignificant, oppressed and weakest to becoming the predominant, admired and strongest in just one generation; if we learn how he was able to do it, we will be able to learn how to succeed in our world today.

From My Heart to Yours

Life Lessons on Faith, Family, and Friendship

Author: Robin McGraw

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536679

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3072

Gentle peer-to-peer counsel from the heart of Robin McGraw. Whether dealing with our faith, our family, or our friendships, we create the life we long for through the integrity of our choices. In the beautiful gift book, From My Heart to Yours, Robin McGraw shares from her heart, with simple but powerful doses of “life lessons” that will encourage and inspire women from all walks of life. “We are defined not by the station in life into which we are born, nor by our pedigree, but by the choices we make. And it is through the integrity of our choices that we create the life we long for.” Robin’s peer-to-peer advice, presented in beautiful four-color imagery, will help women embrace their feminine selves, to accept nothing less than being their best (no matter what they do), and to proactively choose how they will live rather than take life as it comes along.

Gracie Wants to Know

A Puppy's Lessons in Life, Family, and Faith

Author: Mary Fran Reach

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616632267

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 5243

"As the last remaining pup in a litter of five Italian greyhounds, Gracie thought her chances of having a happy and fun-filled life were bleak. One of Gracie's grandparents helps Gracie to see God's hand in everything that happens. Because Gracie is born with a flaw and is unable to be a purebred show dog, she becomes a member of a loving family and begins to explore her new life and role as a beloved pet. Through it all, Gracie learns to treasure the true meaning of a relationship with God, never feeling frightened or unwanted again."-- P. [4] of cover.