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Law of Attraction: The 9 Most Important Secrets to Successfully Manifest Health, Wealth, Abundance, Happiness, and Love

“Law of Attraction: The 9 Most Important Secrets to Successfully Manifest Health, Wealth, Abundance, Happiness and Love” Written by Best-Selling Author Ryan JamesLife of abundance is not for only the few. Becoming successful, happy, loved and healthy, could be just a simple step away. By following what this book teaches and using the Law of Attraction, your life could drastically change in no time. Imagine a life where you are more successful, happier, healthier, and more loved. Experiencing the abundance in life and overflowing with joy. That is possible with the Law of Attraction. Whether you are a beginner on this topic or an advanced practitioner of the Law of Attraction, this book will have something new for you.In this book you will learn:How the Law of Attraction worksHow to harness the power of the universeHow to raise your frequency to attract what you want from the universeHow to raise your vibrationHow to attract healthHow to attract wealthHow to attract happinessHow to attract loveHow to attract an abundant lifePositive actions you can start taking today to harness the power of the law of attractionAnd much more…Grab your copy and start experiencing the power of the Law of Attraction today!

The Cross [Annotated, Updated]: Crucified with Christ, and Christ Alive in Me

I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20I want to tell you what perhaps the greatest Christian who ever lived (the Apostle Paul) thought of the cross of Christ. Believe me, the cross is of deepest importance. This is no mere question of controversy; this is not one of those points on which men may agree to differ and feel that differences will not shut them out of heaven. A man must be right on this subject, or he is lost forever. Heaven or hell, happiness or misery, life or death, blessing or cursing in the last day – all hinges on the answer to this question: “What do you think about the cross of Christ?”Let me show you:1. What the apostle Paul did not glory in.2. What Paul did glory in.3. Why all Christians should think and feel about the cross like Paul.About the AuthorJohn Charles Ryle (1816-1900) graduated from Eton and Oxford and then pursued a career in politics, but due to lack of funds, he entered the clergy of the Church of England. He was a contemporary of Spurgeon, Moody, Mueller, and Taylor and read the great theologians like Wesley, Bunyan, Knox, Calvin, and Luther. These all influenced Ryle’s understanding and theology. Ryle began his writing career with a tract following the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge tragedy, where more than a hundred people drowned. He gained a reputation for straightforward preaching and evangelism. He travelled, preached, and wrote more than 300 pamphlets, tracts, and books, including Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Principles for Churchmen, and Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century. Ryle used the royalties from his writing to pay his father’s debts, but he also felt indebted to that ruin for changing the direction of his life. He was recommended by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli to be Bishop of Liverpool where he ended his career in 1900.

Contextual Theology: Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith (Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies)

This book advances that history by exploring stories, images and discourses across a worldwide range of geographical, cultural and confessional contexts. Its twelve authors not only enrich our understanding of the significance of the contextual method, but also produce a new range of original ways of doing theology in contemporary situations. The authors discuss some prioritised thematic perspectives with an emphasis on liberating paths, and expand the ongoing discussion on the methodology of theology into new areas. Themes such as interreligious plurality, global capitalism, ecumenical liberation theology, eco-anxiety and the anthropocene, postcolonialism, gender, neo-pentecostalism, world theology, and reconciliation are examined in situated depth. Additionally, voices from Indigenous lands, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe and North America enter into a dialogue on what it means to contextualise theology in an increasingly globalised and ever-changing world.Such a comprehensive discussion of new ways of thinking about and doing contextual theology will be of great use to scholars in Theology, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Global Studies.

The Trojan Horse of Tithing: How Tithe Traditions Have Undermined A Pure Gospel Message

The Trojan Horse Of Tithing is a plea to Christian leaders, written from a Charismatic/Pentecostal perspective. Jonathan Brenneman exposes the inherent problems with common tithe teachings, highlighting serious issues with even so-called “grace tithing.” He demonstrates how deception starts subtly and documents the growing acceptance in mainstream Christianity of even overt teachings of salvation by tithing. Millions of people today now believe they will never even enter heaven without their tithes. No matter how much we try to dress tithe teachings up as grace, they continue to be the root of serious problems.The arguments contained here against the modern tithe tradition are thorough, compelling, and overwhelming. The gospel is worth giving not only our money but even our lives to promote. However, modern tithe traditions have no place in this because they are not based on truth and misrepresent the way God relates to people. Rather than helping to advance, the gospel, they distort it. God is calling his church to get rid of the leaven and return to a powerful and pure gospel message!The Trojan Horse of Tithing is one of the most comprehensive overviews of multiple arguments against tithing. It also makes a compelling case as to why tithing is incompatible with the gospel and deals thoroughly with less logical but emotionally powerful objections such as “but tithing works!” We include:What could have possibly convinced strong proponents of tithing such as Derek Prince to change their minds?Documentation and evidence of the extent of literal “salvation by tithing” doctrine in today’s churches, and demonstration that this is the logical implication of even many of the most common so-called “grace tithing” teachings.Dozens of serious logical problems with all of the common pro-tithing arguments.A historical study on Melchizedeck and the related terms “El Elyon,” “Zedek,” “Salem,” “Heaven,” and “Earth.”11 commandments of God that churches regularly break for their tithe tradition.9 serious problems with using Malachi as support for Christian tithing.The history of tithing.Contrast between the Babylonian tithe and the Jewish tithe. Which is our modern tithe tradition based on?How the modern tithe tradition violates the statutes and the basic principles of the Jewish tithe.What tithing and witchcraft have in common.How tithing undermines Spirit-led giving.How people are stepping into supernatural giving and supernatural provision without the tithe.The historical and cultural context of ministerial support in scripture.Why some of the world’s most successful church planters see tithing as a hindrance to church multiplication.How tithe teachings promote a poverty spirit.A prophetic dream for the church.

Daniel, Man of God: Being a Man of Character in a Babylon World

Original Title: Daniel the Prophet. New, updated edition.Riches and honour and life are the remuneration of humility and of the fear of the LORD. – Proverbs 22:4God will exalt us when the time is right. We needn't try to promote ourselves; we needn't struggle for position. Let God put us where He wants us and let us be true to God. It is better for a man to be right with God, even if he holds no great earthly position. It is honest and humble men whom God will promote, if He so desires.This study illustrates what Daniel did, and also what Daniel didn't do, which caught the attention of God and kings alike. Few are the men in history of Daniel's caliber, even though the principles he followed can be implemented by all. Are you ready to be a truly great man, one that will cause God and men to take notice? About the AuthorDwight L. Moody, determined to make a fortune, arrived in Chicago and started selling shoes. But Christ found him and his energies were redirected into full-time ministry. And what a ministry it was. Today, Moody's name still graces a church, a mission, a college, and more. Moody loved God and men, and the power of a love like that impacts generations.

The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion Based on Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God (Includes Entire Book)

Practice turning ordinary life experiences into a conversation with God! With all the distractions and busyness of everyday life, trying to remain connected to God can be a real challenge. Fortunately, a Carmelite monk named Brother Lawrence understood this problem and laid out a spiritual approach to living in God’s presence that is as practical today as it was almost four hundred years ago.Since it was first published in 1691, The Practice of the Presence of God contains a collection of notes, letters, and interviews given by Brother Lawrence to his friends as a way of helping them turn ordinary daily life events into conversations with God.Based on this timeless classic, The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion guides readers on a 40-day journey through the wisdom of Brother Lawrence, related Scripture passages, and devotional thoughts that bring you into a more conversational relationship with God.The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion includes:Daily devotional readings with book excerpt, Scripture references, and devotional thoughtsThe complete conversations and letters from Brother LawrenceAdditional resources including a small-group discussion guide, Spiritual Maxims, and The Life of Brother Lawrence available for free onlinePerfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible studyAvailable in print or e-book formatsDevote some time to examining the content of this small but powerful book that has inspired millions of Christians over centuries to develop a deeper awareness of the presence of God.Frequently Asked Questions:Does the book include the entire work of Brother Lawrence?This book includes the conversations and letters that make up the bulk of the work commonly known as The Practice of the Presence of God as well as a 40-day devotional plan that guides you through sections of the writings of Brother Lawrence. Additionally, we have made available Spirituals Maxims by Brother Lawrence and The Life of Brother Lawrence for free on the publisher’s website.What is the format of the devotional?The daily devotional readings include a book excerpt, Scripture references, and a devotional thought for each day. The devotion can be started at any time of the year and is flexible to individual reader’s schedules.Is there a group discussion guide?Yes! You will find a free group discussion guide on the publisher’s website that is perfect for individual and small group use.Can anyone lead the group discussion?Absolutely! The questions are created in a discussion format allowing leaders to simply guide participants through each study question.

A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like

It would be good that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them! – Numbers 11:29Previously titled To the Work! To the Work!In the church today, we have everything buttoned up perfectly. The music is flawless, the sermon well-prepared and smoothly delivered, and the grounds meticulously kept. People come on time and go home on time. But a fundamental element is missing. The business of church has undermined the individual’s need to truly live for Christ, so much so, that only a limited few are seeing their life impact the world.Dwight L. Moody takes us deep into Scripture and paints a clear picture of what ought to be an individual’s life for Christ. The call for each Christian is to become an active member in the body of Christ. The motive is love for the Lord and our neighbor. The result will be the salvation of men, women, and children everywhere.About the AuthorDwight L. Moody, determined to make a fortune, arrived in Chicago and started selling shoes. But Christ found him and his energies were redirected into full-time ministry. And what a ministry it was. Today, Moody’s name still graces a church, a mission, a college, and more. Moody loved God and men, and the power of a love like that impacts generations.

How to Study the Bible Intentionally [Updated Edition]: Methods and Conditions for Effective Bible Study

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Nothing is more important for our own mental, moral, and spiritual development, or for our increase in usefulness, than Bible study. But, not all Bible study is equally profitable. Some Bible study is absolutely profitless. How to study the Bible so as to get the most benefit from it is a topic of immeasurable importance.The practicality and effectiveness of these Bible study methods and conditions have been tested in the classroom, and not with classes made up completely of college graduates, but largely composed of people of very simple education. The methods, however, require time and hard work. It must be remembered that the Bible contains gold, and almost anyone is willing to dig for gold, especially if it is certain that he will find it. It is certain that one will find gold in the Bible – if he digs. As you use the methods recommended in this book, you will find your ability to do the work rapidly increasing by exercise, until you can soon do more in fifteen minutes than you could do in an hour when you started.No book other than the Bible provides the opportunity for intellectual and spiritual development by its study. No other book, and no other subject, will so abundantly repay careful and sincere study. The Bible is read much, but is studied very little in comparison.Table of ContentsCh. 1: Introduction to Methods of Bible StudyCh. 2: The Study of Individual BooksCh. 3: Topical StudyCh. 4: Biographical StudyCh. 5: Study of TypesCh. 6: Study the Books of the Bible in OrderCh. 7: Studying the Bible for Practical Usefulness in Dealing with PeopleCh. 8: The Fundamental Conditions of the Most Profitable Bible StudyCh. 9: Final SuggestionsAbout the AuthorReuben Archer Torrey traveled all over the world leading evangelistic tours, preaching to the unsaved. It is believed that more than one hundred thousand were saved under his preaching. Torrey married Clara Smith in 1879, with whom he had five children. In 1908, he helped start the Montrose Bible Conference in Pennsylvania, which continues today. He became dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) in 1912, and was the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles from 1915 to 1924. Torrey continued speaking all over the world and holding Bible conferences. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928.

A Tale of Two Fathers

Many of us had fathers who failed us, sometimes in minor ways, sometimes in profound ways. Some were absent, some were abusive and hostile, some were around but merely disinterested. The failings of our fathers can have a severe effect on the way we relate to God, our Heavenly Father.My earthly father was abusive, manipulative, narcissistic, angry, mentally ill, and sometimes violent. Because of the way he treated me, I've had trials with fear, depression, post-traumatic stress, and even demonic oppression.But God is good. As my Heavenly Father, God protected me and took extraordinary steps to reveal Himself to me, teaching me that He is nothing like my earthly father. Through Jesus Christ I have been healed and sustained. God has called me to share my story with the world, to glorify the One who saved and redeemed me, and to reach those of you with traumatic backgrounds who struggle to understand your identity and the love God has for you. Jesus came to bring us abundant life, and I am living, breathing proof of His love and healing power.“Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!” - Psalms 107:2 (NLT)

Antidote For the Guilt of Sin: Justification By Faith Alone

This book is not an academic commentary of Romans. However, it is an exposition of the first 5 chapters of Romans with an eye on the doctrine of justification by faith alone. The theological themes and topics found in the book of Romans are deep and wide. The doctrine of the righteousness of God and justification by faith alone is a primary interest in this study.

Pentecostal Fanaticism : False Prophets, False Apostles, Fake Healers, Unknown Tongues, Holy Laughter, Holy Rollers, Runners, Slain In The Spirit, Drunk In The Spirit

As you read through this book, it will become clearly apparent why I have titled it, “Pentecostal Fanaticism”. False prophets and their false prophecies will be revealed. False apostles and fake healings will be exposed. The Pentecostal practice of being “slain in the spirit” will be examined and biblically refuted. The prosperity gospel, which is primarily proclaimed in Pentecostal and charismatic churches, will likewise be scripturally refuted, and some of the famous hucksters who preach it will be exposed. The Pentecostal practice of speaking in non-human languages in church will be proven to blatantly contradict Scripture. Other practices associated with Pentecostalism, such as holy laughter, holy rollers, runners, snake handlers, and being “drunk in the spirit” will also be discussed. True biblical worship, as revealed in the Bible, will be compared with the hyper emotional, frenzied mayhem occurring in modern Pentecostal worship services. You will be alarmed!

The Christian Character Clinic

As Christians, we are to reveal the character of God to others.Where do we begin in talking about Christian character? What are the character traits that distinguish the godly person?For our purposes, I want us to focus on the character traits found in 2 Peter 1:5-10.For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. (2 Peter 1:5-10)