The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. Building on the features that have made Christianity through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements and institutions, but also gives attention to “the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity.”
Is it possible that there exists a 3000-year-old mystery that has forecast the rising and falling of the world's stock market through modern times or that lies behind world wars and the collapse of nations, world powers and empires? That this mystery holds the key to what lies ahead for the world and for your life? Learn about the Mystery of the Shemitah which is already affecting your life and will affect your future.
Pastor's Annual (Book) T.T. Crabtree
A collection of sermons to inspire and help preachers prepare sermons and give illustrations.
Sound doctrine and spiritual leadership are essential for the church to be sound and flourishing, otherwise it will be weak. In order to maintain spiritual stability in these latter days, believers must know how to judge doctrine and spiritual leadership. That is what this book is all about judging doctrine and leadership for soundness; to the end that the church be growing, lively and active.
One phrase describes what happens in a church split: relational homicide. In a split, good friends become hardened enemies, suspicion takes the place of trust, and prayer is supplanted by malicious gossip. Meanwhile division spreads, like a system disease, infecting the body of Christ. Why do we tolerate this visitation from hell? The author proclaims it is time to end this curse on the church. He not only exposes the deceptions surrounding splits, but brings us to a place of healing and beyond—where we can actually possess the “unoffendable” heart of Jesus Christ.
HE GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN: A Biblical Perspective of Apostles, Prophets, and Pastor
(Book) Kenneth E. Hagin
What at the roles of the apostle, prophet and pastor in the body of Christ today?
In this book these timely question will be answered:
- Does the apostle rule over all the other ministry gifts, including the pastor?
- Should the prophet lead the local church?
- Who is in authority in the local assembly?
- What is a New Testament prophet?
Must Christians Suffer? (Book) Kenneth E. Hagin
Does the Bible say Christians must suffer sickness and disease: Does “faith life” mean freedom from trails: Does the Holy Spirit ever lead Christian into trials? In this book Rev. Hagin puts an end to confusion, showing Christians how to cope with trials and “eventually rest upon the mountaintop.”
The Triumphant Church: Dominion Over All The Powers of Darkness (Book) Kenneth E. Hagin
Can a Christian have a demon? Is it scriptural to pull down strongholds? What is true biblical warfare? In this book Rev. Kenneth Hagin provides a comprehensive biblical study on the subject of demonology. He shows the differences between oppression, obsession, and possession and discusses various ways believers can give Satan access to their lives. As a believer, you are seated in heavenly places in Christ far above all the powers of principalities now. So if you are not looking down on the devil, you are not high enough!
Explore the evidence that reveals how the gifts of the Holy Spirit existed in the centuries after the early apostles and throughout the Middle Ages. Learn invaluable lessons from the experiences of courageous men and women who sought God and saw His power in their generation. As you read, you'll gain great appreciation for the work of the Holy Spirit in history and discern what He is doing in the church today.
Team ministry works! This book captures 20 years of actual experience in church growth…and church planting work…condensed and packed into one volume. Among seven other principles it highlights the problems which bind most churches and prevent them from growing spiritually or numerically—no matter what their size, 100-500-700-1000-2000 or even 3000.
A mid the controversy and confusion separating Christians, Earl Paulk calls the Church to reconciliation. That the World May Know not only untangles the current controversy surrounding specialized ministries, but it also points direction for the Church ahead. The author offers biblical insights with contemporary applications to press the Church toward spiritual unity and maturity.
If a family can have a dream… If a working person can have a dream job… If Martin Luther King can dream of a day when all races live together in peace... Surely, then, God can dream of a day when His children work together in unity. God’s Dream Team is his Church unified reaching its potential in power. The call is out for the body of Christ to answer God’s call to unity and make His dream come true.
“ ...Once it was the blessing, now it is the Lord; Once it was the feeling, now it is His Word. Once His gifts I wanted, now the Giver own; Once I sought for healing, now Himself alone...”
Spiritual dim-sightedness hinders many today from enjoying God's best. Believers see that Jesus paid for their sins; but don't see themselves righteous. He bore their sicknesses, but they don't see themselves healed. The answer is a 'second touch.'
What is the key to effective leadership? Jesus is unarguably the greatest leader the world has ever seen. His three years of public ministry in an obscure and troublesome corner of the Roman Empire not only irrevocably changed Roman civilization, but every other civilization that has subsequently emerged. This book observes Jesus through the eyes of people who experienced Him first hand. And through their eyes we discover surprising insights that will challenge us to rethink our leadership stereotypes.
Three-hundred-sixty-degree leaders don’t just direct their gifts of leadership south, to the peoples under their care. They also learn to lead north by influencing those with authority over them, and to lead east and west by impacting their peers. But most importantly, they learn how to keep the compass needle centered by leading themselves -- by keeping their own lives in tune so they can provide maximum direction for others.
In this book the author shares his heart for developing exceptional leaders. Timeless principles applied in your life—and the life of your organization—will bring about positive change through personal integrity and self-discipline. The author explores topics like the true definition of leadership, the traits of leadership and the difference between management and leadership.
The need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church today cannot be over emphasized. The world situation demands a strong voice from the church, and this can come only from leaders guided by God and devoted to Jesus Christ. This book encourages men and women of God to place all their talents and powers at the disposal of God so He can create leaders to be used for His glory.
If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how. It’s an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people.
Every church is driven by something. Traditions, finances, programs personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believes that in order for a church to be healthy it must become a purpose driven church, built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus.