Grace Comes in Person Jesus came to earth in person, to minister grace in forgiveness, acceptance, and love. If we believe in Jesus, then we will also minister his grace to one another. When we know at what cost he purchased our redemption, we will freely forgive. When we experience his acceptance, we will accept others in his name. When we know the transforming power of his love, the world will know we are his disciples by our love for one another. Jesus loves us and laid his life down for us. He accepted us just as we are and forgave all our sins. So we can minister his grace in person, accepting, forgiving, and loving in his name. Then the grace of God brought to us in person by Jesus will not be in vain. Cynthia Shigo is a missionary and the daughter of missionaries, who lives in Budapest, Hungary, with her husband, Joel. Cynthia received her MA in Educational Administration from Temple University. She is an educational consultant with SHARE Education Services, a consulting organization which helps missionaries and expatriates educate their children in difficult places. It is her desire to bring God's grace in person to the world. Joel Shigo accepted God's grace in person as a college freshman in Barcelona, Spain. He received his MA in Biblical Studies from Westminster Seminary and has served as a pastor and Bible college teacher in Colorado and Hungary. Joel is the Director of the Christian Institute of Hungary. His father's family is Hungarian, and it is Joel's calling to minister God's forgiveness, acceptance, and love in person in Hungary, that the grace of God to him will not be in vain.
Author: Robert B. Scott
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2016-05-11
The grace revolution is a rebellion against God, opening the Christian world to accepting a man of lawlessness and to fighting Jesus at His coming. Televangelists have convinced a majority of the Christian world to tell God that His definition of grace is all wrong, that grace means His law of love is done away. They are calling the Father and Jesus liars and telling God they know better, saying we can believe Pauls words, but not Jesus words. As this most important book by a pastor and author who faced the false grace heresy a half-century ago and has studied it thoroughly over the years appears, the anti-law, end-time falling away has begun, becoming the norm for the Christian world. Few understand the danger: it opens the door for the appearance of the man of lawlessness whom Jesus will destroy at His coming. You can be one of the few who escape this great last days falling away. This book is the first to lay bare the weakness of all the arguments of this end-time apostasy. It reveals the true biblical grace, principally the empowerment to keep Gods law of love as well as opening the door to reap its abundant blessings. You dont have to fall for this heresy, condemned by Jesus (Mat. 5:17-20).
Turn trauma into power. To be human is to be in crisis. From our first breath, we trade the warm, loving embrace of the womb for the harsh realities of a situation we can’t possibly control. We seek solace from our suffering and look for wisdom outside the confines of dogma, but soon we’re drowning in vague spiritual lingo—intention, higher self, attraction, vibration—that’s poetry at best and manipulation at worst. We become so stuffed up with ideas of what is spiritual—doing vinyasas, attending seminars, being vegan—that we leave no room for Grace, that uncontrollable, benevolent power that wants to enter the world through and as you. For Grace to unfurl in your life, you need to shake your foundations so the soil loosens, allowing devastating catastrophes to become wondrous opportunities. Spirituality isn’t about averting crises; it’s about making the cycle from crisis to Grace a little less bumpy. By identifying the patterns in your life, you’ll be able to figure out how to relax, find your power, learn from your difficulties, and allow Grace to enter. Mastin Kipp knows a thing or two about the crisis-to-Grace cycle. In a matter of weeks, he went from being a hard-partying, 21-year-old vice president at a Hollywood record company to an unemployed, drug-addicted college dropout living in the tiny pool house of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. From rock bottom, he began his spiritual journey, learning from teachers like Tony Robbins, Joseph Campbell, and Caroline Myss, and his message of self-acceptance and service grew into his popular website, TheDailyLove.com. He offers no fancy degrees, just his life and his scars, which form a roadmap to help guide you through the uncertainty that lies ahead, marking where the cliffs are slippery, where the sun burns hot—and where Grace blossoms.
“Falling Into Grace is a dazzling, clear, profound book—a cool drink of water for thirsty hearts everywhere." —Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, God “The path to enlightenment today is cluttered with concepts: Adyashanti cuts through them with a sword so merciless and tender that only space remains.” —Meg Lundstrom, author of What to Do When You Can’t Decide “Adyashanti’s teachings point us toward what we most yearn for: realizing and embodying the love and awareness that is our natural state. Falling Into Grace is wonderfully lucid, simple, and powerful. It will remind you to stop the struggle and to relax back into what you already are.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance Adyashanti asks us to let go of our struggles with life and open to the full promise of mindfulness and spiritual awakening: the end of delusion and the discovery of our essential being. In his many years as a spiritual teacher, Adyashanti has found the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to initiate this awakening. In Falling intoGrace, he shares what he considers fundamental insights that will spark a revolution in the way we perceive life—through a progressive inquiry exploring the concept of a separate self and the choice to stop believing the thoughts that perpetuate suffering; “taking the backward step” into the pure potential of the present moment; why mindfulness and spiritual awakening can be a disturbing process; absolute union with every part of our experience and true autonomy—the unique expression of our own sense of freedom. Excerpt: When I was a young child, about seven or eight years old, one of the things I started to notice and ponder as I watched the adults around me was that the adult world is prone to suffering, pain, and conflict. Even though I grew up in a relatively healthy household with loving parents and two sisters, I still saw a great deal of pain around me. As I looked at the adult world, I wondered: How is it that people come into conflict? As a child, I also happened to be a great listener—some may even say an eavesdropper. I would listen to every conversation that went on in the house. In fact, it was a family joke that nothing happened in the house without me knowing about it. I liked to know everything that was going on around me, and so I spent a lot of my childhood listening to the conversation of adults, in my home and in the homes of relatives. Much of the time, I found what they talked about to be quite interesting, but I also noticed a certain ebb and flow to most of their discussions—how conversations moved into a little bit of conflict, then back away from it.
The process of loving and losing is part of being human, and when we lose someone or something, we mourn. What are you mourning? It could be the death of a loved one, a divorce, financial loss, a tragedy, a devastating illness, or another life-changing event. As you heal from your loss, there may be days when you feel like you just don’t know how you are going to make it. In Joy Comes in the Mourning author Lynn Brake seeks to help you recognize the Lord’s hand in your situation and find your way out of the brokenness you feel. The Lord wants to carry you through your situation and bring you out on the other side with a renewed heart, peace, and hope for the future. Joy Comes in the Mourning reminds you that the Lord is waiting for you to call out His name. He can bring you joy, no matter how sad and depressed you are. He can bring you peace, no matter how stressed and worried you are. He can bring you hope, no matter how dark tomorrow seems. He loves you and wants to help you find your joy in the mourning.
Author: Kelly J. Baker
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Baker finished her PhD and imagined she would end up on the tenure-track, but the career she'd trained for was no longer sustainable. GRACE PERIOD contains the essays she wrote to make sense of how her career went awry. She documents her transition out of academia and the rebuilding of a life beyond what she had prepared for.
As a teenager, Gary Morland lived in an unhappy, dysfunctional family characterized by addiction and disharmony. When he started a family of his own, he brought with him those same destructive patterns. Yet he sensed there must be a way to have a family shaped by acceptance and grace, a family that was loving, whole, and at peace with one another. The problem was, he didn't know how. In this life-giving book, Morland shares his journey of discovering the timeless tools of family peace that transformed him and his family. He shows how these tools broke the unhealthy patterns of the family he grew up in and saved his relationship with his wife and two daughters. With refreshing honesty and humility, he helps readers believe that they too can start from where they are right now--no matter how broken--to transform their family culture and their family legacy and to generously offer grace to the people who matter most in their lives.
Author: C. E. Stuart
Publisher: Irving Risch
Release Date: 2015-02-26
The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Discipline in the House of God Brief Thoughts on the Church as the Body and the House A Slight Sketch of the Holy Spirit's Ways "Not ashamed of the gospel." The "Record" and "Christian Standard" Miller's "Short Papers on Church History" Letter on Receiving the Spirit (R. Govett) Reply to the Letter on the Spirit Jesus the Shepherd (John 10) Thoughts on Jacob (Gen. 28: 20-22.) Responsibility Remarks on the Epistle to the Hebrews The Resurrection of the Body Hoare's "Rome, Turkey, and Jerusalem" The Spirit of God and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost Letters on the Sufferings of Christ Neil's "Palestine Re-peopled" The Advocate or the Accuser? Fragments The Son (Heb. 1: 2) Notes on Greek Tenses, Moods, and Prepositions Witherby's "Gospel of our Salvation" Neatby's "Our Lord's Coming Again"
Author: Jim Clark
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Experience the Lord of the dance! Let’s be real: while life in Christ is filled with riches for the soul, there are also many challenges as we walk through this broken world toward our heavenly home: • Coping with unanswered prayer • Being wounded by loved ones • Feeling no longer needed • Longing for freedom from legalism During thirty years of ministry, Jim Clark has encountered stories of Christ-followers who faced innumerable challenges and yet found joy, freedom, and a deep purpose as they put their lives in the hands of Jesus. Jim takes you on a journey of these fellow pilgrims during which you’ll witness the intersection of tough obstacles with a powerful, yet tender Savior. You’ll learn of the wife who forgave deeply from the heart, the addict who became a pastor to those seeking recovery, the elderly who found purpose through service, and the man who preached a sermon at his own funeral. It’s a journey that can inspire you to face your own obstacles and challenges with faith, hope, and joy in the Holy Spirit. You just might find yourself dancing as you experience more of God’s amazing grace. Real stories about real people – living, struggling and growing in their faith in Jesus Christ. This is what Jim Clark brings to life. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in a timeless treasure of encouraging stories of faith. -Merlin Mann, Professor of Journalism, Arkansas Tech University This is a great book about an even greater hope. It’s a profound call to embrace God’s incredible capacity to heal, forgive and love. -Danny Sims, Executive Director, Global Samaritan Resources
From a rare insider’s point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are “wooing our country” with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.