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Rediscovering The Ministry Of Blessing

Author : Russ Parker
ISBN : 9780281069828
Genre : Religion
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The Bible teaches us', Russ Parker writes, 'that blessing is a unique ministry resource gifted to believers to effect the purposes of God in peoples' lives.' In this enthralling book, the author tells of situations of family estrangement, depression and chronic illness; of times of hopelessness and helplessness where miraculous transformation has been wrought through calling on God to bless someone with the richest blessing they are able to receive. As he has travelled the country teaching on the ministry of blessing, Russ has seen an enthusiastic response and uptake, especially amongst those involved in prayer ministry. He believes it is time for all who want to be part of God's renewal - both in church and through reaching out to the wider community - to consider how we might help others to flourish as the people God has called them to be. 'Russ Parker's ground breaking work on healing community history will be so helpful to churches. It has greatly helped me.' The Rt Revd Graeme Dow, former Bishop of Carlisle

The Eight Blessings

Author : Shane Stanford
ISBN : 0687642248
Genre : Religion
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An exploration of Jesus' most deeply held values.

Rediscovering A Ministry Of Health

Author : Helen Anne Wordsworth
ISBN : 9781498205955
Genre : Religion
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It is not possible to look at the ministry of Jesus without noticing his concern for the poor and the sick. He not only had a huge sense of compassion for people who were suffering, but sent people out to heal the sick and tell them the Kingdom of God is near them. This concern for health and wholeness has inspired Christians through the ages as they have cared for the sick, founded hospitals, and been at the forefront of public health movements. In the nineteenth century, the church was one of the major influencers in initiating ministries of health, both through the work of its own deaconesses and the involvement of its members as they felt a sense of vocation to nursing and public health work. Florence Nightingale was a theologian and statistician as well as being a nurse leader. However, with the advent of state health provision and private health insurance schemes, the role of the local church in health has diminished. This book describes a simple way for churches to re-engage with health ministry and presents evidence that underlines not only a Biblical authenticity for its place in the mission of a local church, but also a compelling rationale for its implementation. It will be of interest to church leaders and all those involved in health care.

Rediscovering New Testament Prayer

Author : John Koenig
ISBN : 9781592446490
Genre : Religion
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John Koenig presents a rich variety of prayer practices that reflect the real prayer experience of Christ and his followers. Recapturing the earliest believers' extraordinary encounters with the Holy, Koenig offers prayer as instruction for the mind, renewal of the spirit, and help in effecting positive change in one's life.

The Ultimate Blessing

Author : Jo Anne Lyon
ISBN : 0898272696
Genre : Religion
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Our affluent culture often equates blessing with prosperity, health, success, and the accumulation of material possessions. That simplistic definition misses the ultimate blessing -- to know God and to be used for His purpose. The Ultimate Blessing is a snapshot of the blessed life. Jo Anne Lyon's personal stories of power, loss, reconciliation, and hope show that those who experience God's greatest blessing will be changed -- and will be world changers! Discover the blessing that is deeper than personal comfort. Book jacket.

The Priestly Blessing

Author : Stephen J. Rossetti
ISBN : 9781594718489
Genre : Religion
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A bestselling author and leading expert on the Catholic priesthood, Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti forges a renewed theology of priestly blessing, encouraging his brother priests to embrace the habit of blessing people, objects, and events. In this provocative and inspirational book he shows how the blessing is integral to the identity of priests and crucial to the spiritual wellbeing of all the faithful. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti fears that many priests shy away from blessing people and objects because of a lack of awareness of the rich tradition of Church blessings and a deficit in training for this important pastoral practice. In The Priestly Blessing, Rossetti urges priests to boldly and frequently embrace this ancient practice because of their unique calling. Rossetti traces the history of blessing in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. He also explores the various types of blessing, such as praise of God, the invocation of special benefit from God, and being consecrated to God. The Priestly Blessing also helps priests reflect on what saints and mystics have taught about blessing as a vital activity of the Church, and outlines connections between Catholic sacramental theology, the practice of priestly blessing, and the Catholic understanding of creation that helps make sense of priests blessing objects and animals.

Red Moon Rising

Author : Pete Greig
ISBN : 9783417228281
Genre : Religion
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Die mitreißende Geschichte von 24-7 PRAYER zeigt was passiert, wenn Freunde anfangen zu träumen und zu beten. Quer durch sämtliche Konfessionen, über alle "frommen" Labels hinweg, beten sie, als ob alles von Gott abhängt und leben sie, als ob alles von ihnen abhängt. Diese Jubiläumsausgabe (15 Jahre 24-7 PRAYER) wurde komplett überarbeitet und enthält viel zusätzliches Material.

Blocked Blessings The Onesimus Factor

Author : Anthony Jobe
ISBN : 9781604779738
Genre : Religion
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If you've tried everything to get God's favor but you keep coming up empty, then this book may be exactly what you've been looking for. "Blocked Blessings The Onesimus Factor" is a down to earth insightful book that will reveal one of the most overlooked reasons why Christians experience limited blessings. Loaded with spiritual insight, and personal stories, this book will give you keys for releasing God's blessings in your everyday life. The Lord is more than willing to bless His people but certain conditions must first be met. Don't let another day go by without the Lord's favor in your life. Anthony E. Jobe, is currently the senior pastor of God's New Creation Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He accepted his call to the ministry in 1982 at the age of twenty-four. Anthony enrolled in Moody Bible Institute and the Andersonville Theological Seminary, where he received a bachelor Degree in Theology. He also has organized and led numerous crusades and bible studies in the community, and has preached multiple times in the men's unit at Ferguson Prison. Anthony has a wife by the name of Cecelia, and four lovely children, and several grandchildren. His Passion has been for building Unity in the church among ALL people, and preaching the gospel in a simple and down to earth way!

Loving The Church Blessing The Nations

Author : George Miley
ISBN : 9780830859177
Genre : Religion
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Rediscovering the role God designed for the church in mission is a critical issue facing the missions movement today. That role is to glorify God by planting churches among every tongue, tribe, and nation. Planting churches amid unreached peoples is a complex process. It calls forth every ministry gift and the contribution of every believer. Imagine a businessman, a construction worker, a schoolteacher, and an engineer all working together to support the development of a local church amongst an unreached people group in another part of the world. Most Christians will not leave home and go elsewhere to minister. If they are to participate in God's global mission, they must be affirmed, developed and released right where they live, in the context of their local church. This book shows how churches can become centers of mission vision and implementation and so accomplish God's design for the local church.

Rediscovering Church

Author : Lynne Hybels
ISBN : 9780310219279
Genre : Religion
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Rediscovering Church is the candid story of Willow Creek Community Church’s phenomenal growth, from 100 members meeting in a Palatine, Illinois, movie theater to its present Sunday morning attendance of 15,000. Bill Hybels and his wife, Lynne, tell about Willow Creek’s beginnings, its struggles, the philosophy behind its success, and the strategies that have made it a model for church growth. The first half of the book, written by Lynne Hybels, explores the early years of Willow Creek and the personal accounts behind one of this century's most remarkable church stories. It offers an honest look at the ways God has used both the strengths and weaknesses of His people, creating a church of believers who have had tremendous impact for Christ in their community. In the second half of Rediscovering Church, Bill Hybels helps you apply the strengths of Willow Creek's ministry philosophy to your own congregation's mission. From mission statements to developing leadership, making sound financial decisions, and handling growth, Bill stresses that God wants to build His church to be an effective and committed community of faith that reaches out to a hurting world, to be the body of Christ in real and tangible ways. Rediscovering Church draws on the experiences of Willow Creek to show how one fellowship crystallized its mission and methodology, its vision and values. The Willow Creek story provides an example that churches and individuals alike can turn to for inspiration, encouragement, and a means of uncovering the pattern for their own unique mission and ministry.

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