As leaders we all face tests, and we should welcome them. The greater our call to leadership, the greater the tests will be. Problems only provide the opportunity for us to grow and become more mature as leaders. Surviving the tests teaches us humility, because we have been tested and remained faithful. No matter if we are leaders in the workforce, in our homes, our communities, our church or in a variety of organizations, this book will help us stand when the task becomes difficult and demanding.
At any time the Spirit of God’s kingdom is truly manifest in the earth, it will ultimately confront the stronghold of hell. Indeed, wherever evil spirits have either a foothold or a stronghold, you can expect also that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church that Jesus builds. This book explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare that the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It provides the foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory.
This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.
No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.
The New Living Translation makes the message clear. The features of the NLT Study Bible bring the world of the Bible to life so that the meaning and significance of its message shine through.
Ask questions, and the NLT Study Bible gives you both the words and the world of the Bible. Seek deeper understanding, and find the meaning and significance of Scripture, not just facts. Knock on the door of God’s Word, and see what doors are opened to you.
“For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” ―Matthew 7:8