Horizontal Jesus

Horizontal Jesus

Do you want to sense God's encouragement, comfort, and love for you every day? Dr. Tony Evans reveals that as you give these things away to others, you will personally experience them with God in a new way. Jesus empowers His church to be His hands and feet in the world today—to share His life in your horizontal relationships. Dr. Evans demonstrates how you can become a horizontal Jesus—a channel of God's blessings to everyone around you—using several "one another" passages of Scripture, including... Love one another (John 13:34)., Welcome one another (1 Peter 4:9)., Encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13)., Forgive one another (Colossians 3:13)., Accept one another (Romans 15:7)., Restore one another (Galatians 6:1-2)., As you fulfill your God-given destiny to be a conduit of God's grace, you will experience His flow of life in and through you like never before.

Horizontal Jesus Study Guide

How Our Relationships with Others Affect Our Experience with God

Horizontal Jesus Study Guide

Horizontal Jesus by bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans encourages you to confirm your vertical love of God by loving others—becoming horizontal Jesus to the people God has put in your life. To help live out the horizontal Jesus message, this useful study guide will offer a chapter-by-chapter review of the book with Scriptures, questions to answer, and suggestions for practical application. Perfect for group or individual study.

Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare

Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare

Are you uncertain how to pray and experience victory in your daily battles? Tony Evans stands ready to help you "put on the full armor of God" (Ephesians 6:11) with this collection of spiritual warfare prayers. Satan's influence is not the final word.

Mark and Paul

Comparative Essays Part II. For and Against Pauline Influence on Mark

Mark and Paul

This volume brings together an international group of scholars on Mark and Paul, respectively, who reopen the question whether Paul was a direct influence on Mark. On the basis of the latest methods in New Testament scholarship, the battle over Yes and No to this question of literary and theological influence is waged within these pages. In the end, no agreement is reached, but the basic issues stand out with much greater clarity than before. How may one relate two rather different literary genres, the apostolic letter and the narrative gospel? How may the theologies of two such different types of writing be compared? Are there sufficient indications that Paul lies directly behind Mark for us to conclude that through Paul himself and Mark the New Testament as a whole reflects specifically Pauline ideas? What would the literary and theological consequences of either assuming or denying a direct influence be for our reconstruction of 1st century Christianity? And what would the consequences be for either understanding Mark or Paul as literary authors and theologians? How far should we give Paul an exalted a position in the literary creativity of the first Christians? Addressing these questions are scholars who have already written seminally on the issue or have marked positions on it, like Joel Marcus, Margaret Mitchell, Gerd Theissen and Oda Wischmeyer, together with a group of up-coming and senior Danish scholars from Aarhus and Copenhagen Universities who have collaborated on the issue for some years. The present volume leads the discussion further that has been taken up in: “Paul and Mark” (ed. by O. Wischmeyer, D. Sim, and I. Elmer), BZNW 191, 2013.

A View from the Horizontal Forest

A View from the Horizontal Forest

This question came up in a Bible study awhile back: If what you believe wasn't true, would you want to know it? A few years ago I was faced with that very dilemma. I knew what I wanted to believe, because it sounded so easy, so carefree. But something happened when I began teaching a Sunday school class. Remembering the strictest judgment is on those that teach God's WORD, and with that responsibility, I had to teach IT the way He meant for His WORD to be taught, and knowing He expected me to come to Him first on all of His doctrine. James 1:5-8. When I came to the most popular doctrine today, and trying to talk with a pastor about it, next to what God's WORD says, I was like a tree in a horizontal forest, but he couldn't see the tree for the forest. A lot of people out there have a lot of different ideas about how to interpret God's WORD. There are several ideas about God's future, and we can speculate all we want to, but God has only one idea, His idea; only one interpretation, His interpretation; and only one future, His future. Do we really believe God has several different futures to satisfy our own ideas about how His prophecy is going to unfold? He has had it all written down for us for a long time, and even collected it all in one handy Book; telling us everything, except the day, or the hour. Everything about all the ideas of His WORD, and His future will boil down as Proverbs 18:17 states: "The first to speak in court sounds right; until the cross-examination begins." NLT The cross-examination is the WORD of God as written; just read it, before Jesus gets back.

Offer Them Life

A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision

Offer Them Life

In this book Dan Dunn proposes that the biblical theme of life is extremely important and thus provides a helpful foundation for the theory and practice of evangelism. He makes a strong case for Christ-followers to embrace a life-based evangelistic vision as a way to help non-believers choose the full and vibrant life that God intends for them in Jesus. While making this strong case, he also urges readers to avoid casting aside other evangelistic visions (such as those based on discipleship, the kingdom, forgiveness, atonement, etc.). Instead, he invites us to add a life-based evangelistic vision to the possibilities available to us for helping people choose to follow Jesus and thus experience the life He makes possible for them.

Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of Reconciliation, Volume 4, Part 1

The Subject-Matter and Problems of the Doctrine of of Reconciliation

Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of Reconciliation, Volume 4, Part 1

Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian. T&T Clark International is now proud to be publishing the only complete English translation of the Church Dogmatics in paperback.

TheoMedia

The Media of God and the Digital Age

TheoMedia

The church is unsure of itself in the twenty-first century's media culture. Some Christians denounce digital media while others embrace the latest gadgets and apps as soon as they appear. Many of us are stumbling along amidst the tweets, status updates, podcasts, and blog posts, wondering if we have ventured into a realm beyond the scope of biblical wisdom. Though there is such a thing as new media, Andrew Byers reminds us that the actual concept of media is ancient, theological, and even biblical. In fact, there is such a thing as the media of God. TheoMedia are means by which God communicates and reveals himself--creation, divine speech, inspired writings, the visual symbol of the cross, and more. Christians are actually called to media saturation. But the media that are to most prominently saturate our lives are the media of God. If God creates and uses media, then Scripture provides a theological logic by which we can create and use media in the digital age. This book is not an unqualified endorsement of the latest media products or a tirade against media technology. Instead, Byers calls us to rethink our understanding of media in terms of the media of God in the biblical story of redemption.