True Stories Of The Miracles Of Azusa Street And Beyond

Author: Tommy Welchel
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768484812
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The Book of Acts never ended! Live and Experience the Book of Acts today! Experience the Book of Acts today! Supernatural Christianity never ended! A generation today is asking, Where are all God’s miracles which our fathers told us about? (Judges 6:13). Author of the best-selling book They Told Me Their Stories, Tommy Welchel answered this question, living among the youth of one of the greatest spiritual outpourings ever experienced—the Azusa Street Revival. During this time, Tommy recorded first-hand accounts of the miracles that they had witnessed… and even performed themselves! These testimonies have been shared around the world, and the results have been amazing: Miraculous healings, supernatural phenomena, and impossible situations being turned around by a wonder-working God. As you read about the miracles that God performed during this great move of His Spirit, your faith will be stirred to: • Encourage others that God’s healing power has not passed away • Believe for the miraculous in your life • Release supernatural breakthrough to people who need a touch from God Prepare to experience a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit… today!

Ocr Philosophy Of Religion For As And A2

Author: Matthew Taylor
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134033141
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OCR Philosophy of Religion for AS and A2 is a textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses, endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR GCE Religious Studies specification. The book covers all the topics of the Philosophy of Religion component of the A Level specification in an enjoyable and student-friendly fashion. This second edition has been restructured for the revised specification and now includes new chapters on the 'Nature of God' and 'Religion and Science'. Each chapter includes: a list of key issues, to introduce students to the topic OCR specification checklist, to allow students to see which topics from the specification are covered in each chapter explanations of key terminology discussion questions, thought points and activities exam-style practice questions self-test review questions helpful summaries annotated further reading suggestions. To maximize students' chances of exam success, the book includes a chapter dedicated to answering examination questions. The book comes complete with lively illustrations, a comprehensive glossary, a full bibliography and a companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415468244.

Reading Acts Today

Author: Steve Walton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567373096
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Reading Acts Today provides a 'state of the art' view of study of Acts from a variety of perspectives and approaches. It is a fresh and stimulating collection of scholarly essays at the cutting edge of the discipline. The contributions come at Acts from many different angles including historical, theological, socio-economic, literary, narrative, and exegetical approaches. This enables a thorough examination of the way that other ancient writings illuminate Acts and locates the book in its ancient context. The wide range of contributors features some of the most influential names in modern New Testament studies, providing a remarkable assessment of current scholarship on the book of Acts. These include James D.G. Dunn, I. Howard Marshal, and Richard Burridge. It was formerly the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement, a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches.

Three Theological Mistakes

Author: Ric Machuga
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877778
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- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.

A Bucket Full Of Miracles

Author: Jeff Wedge
Editor: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788023187
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The stories of Jesus' miracles are challenging to modern sensibilities -- with today's scientific and technological knowledge, we have become somewhat jaded, finding it difficult to be really amazed by anything we encounter. And the miracle stories are so familiar that we rarely mustering any sense of wonder about them, especially if we look for logical explanations. But Jeff Wedge maintains that in order to understand the miracles of the Bible, we must recapture this sense of wonder, for underlying them is the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world in which we live. Packed with valuable idea starters and rich material for sermon development, A Bucket Full Of Miracles provides a detailed exploration of the nine miracle stories in Cycle A. Each chapter includes the biblical text along with an examination of the words, the people, and the action of the lesson, as well as several illustrations and possible preaching approaches. But this book is much more than just a sermon preparation resource -- it's also stimulating reading for anyone who wants greater insight into these marvelous stories of God's power at work.

Acts An Exegetical Commentary Volume 1

Author: Craig S. Keener
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 144123621X
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Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

What Catholics Believe

Author: Joan Pahl Morris
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585952632
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What is faith? What does it mean to be church? How can we begin to understand the Bible? The author draws on her experience as a religious educator to present the key concepts of Catholic belief in a direct and concise style that is both informed and accessible. In particular she looks at come of the ways our Catholic faith was expressed before Vatican II and how our understanding has been enriched in the years since. A useful resource for catechists and teachers, for RCIA catechumens and candidates, as well as for adult Catholics who want a Catholic faith "refresher course."

The Work Of God

Author: Judith Sutera
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814624319
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people beyond those who dwell in monasteries. For those looking for an everyday grounding in Benedictine spirituality and who wish to pray according to the Benedictine style of liturgy of the hours, "The Work of God" is an ideal resource. Beautifully bound with gilt-edged pages and one ribbon marker, it is a handsome addition to any book shelf.

Jesus And Magic

Author: Richard A. Horsley
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498201733
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It has become standard in modern interpretation to say that Jesus performed miracles, and even mainline scholarly interpreters classify Jesus's healings and exorcisms as miracles. Some highly regarded scholars have argued, more provocatively, that the healings and exorcisms were magic, and that Jesus was a magician. As Richard Horsley points out, if we make a critical comparison between modern interpretation of Jesus's healing and exorcism, on the one hand, and the Gospel stories and other ancient texts, on the other hand, it becomes clear that the miracle and magic are modern concepts, products of Enlightenment thinking. Jesus and Magic asserts that Gospel stories do not have the concepts of miracle and magic. What scholars constructed as magic turns out to have been ritual practices such as songs (incantations), medicines (potions), and appeals to higher powers for protection. Horsley offers a critical reading of the healing and exorcism episodes in the Gospel stories. This reading reveals a dynamic relationship between Jesus the healer, the trust of those coming for healing, and their support networks in local communities. Horsley's reading of the Gospel stories gives little or no indication of divine intervention. Rather, the healing and exorcism stories portray healings and exorcisms.

Living In The Realm Of Miracles And Angel Encounters

Author: Brigitte A. Murchison
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146530696X
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Living In The Realm Of Miracles and Angel Encounters You will experience unbelievable, soul-stirring, miracles that will alter your reality of this world. Be prepared to be amazed and illuminated in these compelling and riveting true life stories of miracles and angel encounters, such as Louisiana author, Anne Butler, held in the arms of angels, premonition dream visions of: 9/11 disaster, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa's deaths, Space Shuttle Columbia's crash, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Firsthand accounts of miracles, such as: pets brought back to life, divine healings, lives saved, angels at a Joyce Meyer conference, angels saving author's life, Hurricane Katrina miracle, and many more incredible and inspiring stories of faith, proving the overpowering evidence of the existence of angels and miracles in our world today. Read this intriguing and inspirational book of astonishing faith filled stories where ordinary things may not be what they seem What a wonderful God we have - he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass onto them this same help and comfort God has given us 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5 (TLB)