Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit Author Michael Horton
ISBN-10 9780310534075
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 336
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For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Just as we take breathing for granted, we can take the Holy Spirit for granted simply because we constantly depend on him. Like the cane that soon feels like an extension of the blind man’s own body, we too easily begin to think of the Holy Spirit as an extension of ourselves. Yet the Spirit is at the center of the action in the divine drama from Genesis 1:2 all the way to Revelation 22:17. The Spirit’s work is as essential as the Father’s and the Son’s, yet the Spirit’s work is always directed to the person and work of Christ. In fact, the efficacy of the Holy Spirit’s mission is measured by the extent to which we are focused on Christ. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who brings the work of the Father, in the Son, to completion. In everything that the Triune God performs, this perfecting work is characteristic of the Spirit. In Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton introduces readers to the neglected person of the Holy Spirit, showing that the work of God’s Spirit is far more ordinary and common than we realize. Horton argues that we need to take a step back every now and again to focus on the Spirit himself—his person and work—in order to recognize him as someone other than Jesus or ourselves, much less something in creation. Through this contemplation we can gain a fresh dependence on the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.



The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit Author Christopher R. J. Holmes
ISBN-10 9780310491729
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 224
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Who is the Holy Spirit and how does the Spirit come to be in relation to the Father and the Son? What is the mission of the Spirit and where does it come from? Chris Holmes takes up the questions surrounding the Spirit’s procession and mission with the help of three of the church’s greatest teachers—Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Karl Barth. Drawing on their engagements with the Fourth Gospel, Holmes presents an account of the Spirit’s identity, origin, and acts, to show how the acts of the Spirit derive from the Spirit’s life in relation to Father and Son—and the extent to which the Spirit’s mission testifies to the Spirit’s origin. Holmes presents a way forward for pneumatology. Housed within the doctrine of the Trinity, pneumatology’s joyful task is to describe the Spirit’s acts among us in light of their source in the Spirit’s acts in God. The end of this inquiry is our beatitude—knowledge of the Trinity that yields to love of the Trinity.



Core Christianity

Core Christianity Author Michael Horton
ISBN-10 9780310525073
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 192
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What Do All Christians Believe? For many people, words like doctrine and theology cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they are relevant to daily life. But theology is far from boring—it is the study of God and should lead to awe and wonder as we better understand who God is and what he has done for us. In Core Christianity, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton tackles the essential and basic beliefs that all Christians share. What is “core” to the Christian faith? In addition to unpacking these beliefs in a way that is easy to understand, Horton shows why they matter to our lives today. This introduction to the basic doctrines of Christianity is a helpful guide by a respected theologian and a popular author, and it includes discussion questions for individual or group use. Core Christianity is perfect for those who are new to the faith, as well as those who have an interest in deepening in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.



William the Baptist

William the Baptist Author J. M. Chaney
ISBN-10 COLUMBIA:CR60164743
Release 1877
Pages 144
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A discussion in favor of infant baptism.



The Majesty of Mystery Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God

The Majesty of Mystery  Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God Author K. Scott Oliphint
ISBN-10 1577997425
Release 2016-09-07
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The Majesty of Mystery encourages believers to embrace the profound mysteries at the heart of Christian faith. The Trinity, God's purposes, the incarnation, the resurrection, God's work and human effort in salvation--none of these are problems to be explained away or puzzles to be dismissed as irrelevant. Rather, these are grand mysteries, not contradictory but paradoxical and wonderful, ultimately leading us to worship the incomprehensible God who faithfully reveals himself to us.



Covenant and Salvation

Covenant and Salvation Author Michael Scott Horton
ISBN-10 9780664231637
Release 2007
Pages 324
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FollowingCovenant and EschatologyandLord and Servant, this concluding volume of a four-part series examines Christian salvation from the perspective of covenant theology. InCovenant and Salvation, Michael Horton surveys law and gospel, union with Christ, and justification and theosis, conversing with both classical and contemporary viewpoints.



Learning to Love the Psalms

Learning to Love the Psalms Author W. Robert Godfrey
ISBN-10 1567697437
Release 2017-01
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The Psalms are undeniably beautiful. They are also difficult, and readers often come away convinced that tremendous riches remain just beyond their grasp. In this book, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey invites us to journey with him towards a greater understanding and love for these sacred verses. The timeless elegance of the Psalms, their depth of expression, and testimony to the greatness of God have enchanted and edified Gods people for centuries. Learning to Love the Psalms is intended to help todays Christians share in that delight.



The Christian Faith

The Christian Faith Author Michael Horton
ISBN-10 9780310409182
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 1056
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Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of—if not the—most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as “doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated.” It is written for a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together and will be especially welcomed by professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians. Features of this volume include: (1) a brief synopsis of biblical passages that inform a particular doctrine; (2) surveys of past and current theologies with contemporary emphasis on exegetical, philosophical, practical, and theological questions; (3) substantial interaction with various Christian movements within the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodoxy traditions, as well as the hermeneutical issues raised by postmodernity; and (4) charts, sidebars, questions for discussion, and an extensive bibliography, divided into different entry levels and topics.



Rediscover Catholicism

Rediscover Catholicism Author Matthew Kelly
ISBN-10 9781937509019
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 320
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Over the past 20 years, Matthew Kelly has seen more of the world than most presidents and more of the Church than most bishops. Now, in this unique and timely book, he proposes that Catholicism is not a lifeless set of rules and regulations , but a way of life designed by God to help each person reach his or her full potential. With remarkable insight, Kelly dispels dozens of myths that surround the rejection of Catholicism today and provides a profound and practical vision of what will lead the Catholic Church to thrive again in the future. Rediscover Catholicism is quickly becoming the most read catholic book of our times. From the spellbinding opening story, Kelly grips his readers and takes them on a life-changing journey to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.



Death in Adam Life in Christ

Death in Adam  Life in Christ Author J. V. Fesko
ISBN-10 1781919089
Release 2016-12-02
Pages 320
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The doctrine of imputation is the ground in which salvation is rooted. It is often seen as superfluous or splitting hairs, and yet, without it, redemption automatically becomes reliant on our own works and assurance of salvation is suddenly not so sure. J. V. Fesko works through this doctrine looking at its long history in the church, its exegetical foundation, and its dogmatic formulation. In exploring imputed guilt from the First Adam alongside the imputed righteousness from the Second, this volume offers a helpfully well-rounded explanation of the doctrine.



Genesis

Genesis Author Meredith G. Kline
ISBN-10 1619708523
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 150
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Meredith G. Kline is famous in the Reformed community for his teaching and writings in the area of biblical and covenant theology. In the mid-1990s, just after Kline finished writing what is considered to be his magnum opus (a study of the book of Genesis called "Kingdom Prologue"), he wrote a brief commentary on the same biblical text. "Genesis: A New" Commentary was not published during his lifetime and is just now being made available to the public. Many of Kline s former students, as well as many pastors and laypeople in the Reformed community, consider his work to have had a transformative effect on their faith and thinking. His teaching and writings (he wrote seven books and more than seventy articles) were filled with fresh, insightful interpretations. Meredith Kline s posthumously published "Genesis: A New Commentary" which distills his mature views on the book of Genesis and, indeed, on Scripture as a whole will appeal greatly to those who already admire his work, and make his thinking accessible to a broader audience. The commentary has been edited by Kline s grandson Jonathan G. Kline, who received his PhD in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University, and contains a foreword by Michael S. Horton, the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. "



Hearing the Spirit

Hearing the Spirit Author Christopher Ash
ISBN-10 1845507258
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 175
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How does the Spirit relate to the Bible? This book is for those who are 'thirsty for a deeper experience of the Spirit of God'. There is much confusion about how Jesus relates to the Holy Spirit, how Jesus the Eternal Word relates to the Bible. Whatever our background, we tend to fall back on untested prejudices or worry about unexamined doubts.



Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Author Michael Koulianos
ISBN-10 0768411688
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 240
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I hear people say, "I don't want us to get distracted off of Jesus by focusing too much on the Holy Spirit." They don't recognize that the more we know and experience the Person of the Spirit, the more we discover how to represent the resurrected Jesus to our world today."



The Gospel of Life

The Gospel of Life Author Pope John Paul II
ISBN-10 1555863167
Release 1995
Pages 189
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Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life.



Bible 360

Bible 360  Author Daniel Lim
ISBN-10 9781938060380
Release 2016-12-28
Pages 100
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God’s Word gives life, but how do we partake of all it offers? Discover ten profound and highly practical ways to engage with God in the Bible, using every part of your being as you read it, meditate on it, study it, live it, write it, pray it, sing it, proclaim it, teach it, and remember it. Drawing on his extensive experience and deep Bible engagement, Daniel Lim shares targeted, scriptural ways to approach the Bible from every angle, using all of our mind, heart, soul, and strength. Each chapter ends with a helpful "Next Steps to Vibrant Life!" section, giving practical steps to implement the simple but powerful methods Daniel suggests.



Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781433519185
Release 2006-08-08
Pages 576
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A controversy of major proportions has spread through the church. Recent generations bear witness to the rise of "evangelical feminism"-a movement that has had a profound impact on all of life, challenging some of our basic Christian beliefs. In this new edition of an influential and award-winning best-seller, more than twenty men and women have committed their talents to produce the most thorough response yet to this modern movement. Combining systematic argumentation with popular application, this volume deals with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in this controversy regarding gender-based role differences. Anyone concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women in home, church, and society will want to read this book. New preface included.



A Commentary on Romans

A Commentary on Romans Author David Pawson
ISBN-10 0957529090
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 412
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Why would Paul write his longest letter to a church he had not founded or even visited? This expositor believes the answer lies in its history, culminating in a major crisis which could have split the whole church into two denominations. Originally Jewish (Acts 2:10-11), it soon attracted Gentiles, who were left on their own when Claudius evicted all Jews (Acts 18:2). In their absence a teaching emerged which we now know as 'Replacement Theology', believing that God has rejected the Jews and turned instead to the Christian Church as his chosen people on earth, a view which, alas, is now widespread. Paul's carefully argued answer shows how much believing Jews and Gentiles have in common, both in sin and salvation, in flesh and Spirit. This approach treats 'Chapters 9-11', (divisions never in his letter) as an integral part of his appeal, reaching its climax in a threefold challenge to the arrogance of the Gentile believers in Rome (11:18, 20, 25) in not warmly welcoming back into the fellowship the Jews who were allowed to return under Nero. This 'key' unlocks the whole epistle, from the solemn warning that believers can lose their salvation (11:20-22) to the careful instruction on how to live with 'disputable matters' such as diet and days (14:1 - 15:13); and ends with so many commands to greet each other with 'a holy kiss' (16:16). However, as with most of Paul's practical counsel, all this is firmly rooted in sound 'gospel' theology.