Making Sense of the Bible Leader Guide

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501801327
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Religion

In this six week video study, Adam Hamilton explores the key points in his new book, Making Sense of the Bible. With the help of this Leader Guide, groups learn from Hamilton as his video presentations lead groups through the book, focusing on the most important questions we ask about the Bible, its origins and meaning.

Making Sense of the Bible

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062234971
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Religion

Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Making Sense of Scripture

Author: David J. Lose
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
ISBN: 0806699531
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Religion

Book is accompanied by a Leader guide and DVD.

Half Truths

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501813887
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Religion

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Adam Hamilton in this 5-week Bible study to search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture. The clichés include: Everything happens for a reason. God helps those who help themselves. God won’t give you more than you can handle. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

24 Hours That Changed the World 40 Days of Reflection

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426775536
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Religion

Devotions based on Adam Hamilton’s powerful book 24 Hours That Changed the World In his best-selling book, 24 Hours that Changed the World, pastor and popular author Adam Hamilton helped readers relive the one day in history that changed everything. Now, on this Special Edition Book and DVD package, Hamilton invites both readers and viewers to experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours. Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross. Now, in a companion volume that can also function beautifully on its own, Hamilton offers 40 days of devotions enabling us to pause, reflect, dig deeper, and emerge changed forever. The devotions, ideal for use in Lent or any other time of the year, include Scripture, reflection on the events of Jesus’ final day, stories from Hamilton’s own ministry, and prayer.

Moses

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501807893
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Religion

Retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. Join Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Turn your own reluctance into boldness as you examine the significant challenges facing Moses and how God shaped his character and life in powerful ways. Additional components for a six-week study include a comprehensive Leader Guide and a DVD featuring author and pastor Adam Hamilton. For a church-wide study, youth and children resources are also available.

When Christians Get It Wrong

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426775239
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Religion

Following Jesus can be more about serving others rather than judging them.

Creed Leader Guide

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Creed
ISBN: 1501813749
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Religion

Explores what Christians believe, why they believe, and why it matters through the Apostles Creed.

Is God a Moral Monster

Author: Paul Copan
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214542
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Religion

A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including: God is arrogant and jealous God punishes people too harshly God is guilty of ethnic cleansing God oppresses women God endorses slavery Christianity causes violence and more Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

The Symphony of Scripture

Author: Mark Strom
Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company
ISBN: 0875521924
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Religion

The Bible is the sure Word of God, a help and guide for our everyday life. But it's also filled with bewildering diversity--poetry, history, and letters written by dozens of people in several languages. What do the exodus, covenant, and priesthood have to do with grace, faith, and discipleship? What possible connection can there be between Sinai and Golgotha? How do we get from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem? This accessible introduction to the Bible emphasizes the unity within its diversity. The Symphony of Scripture traces the great biblical themes in their recurring rhythms and patterns, helping the reader see and appreciate God's grand, overarching design for His creation.

Making Sense of Martin Luther

Author: David J. Lose
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781506446929
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre:

Making Sense of Martin Luther uses a conversational format to explore how Luther’s dynamic understanding of God’s life-changing gospel informs day-to-day faith and life in the world today. Introduction: Luther as Monk, Myth, and Messenger Chapter 1: The Reluctant Reformer—Introducing “the Monk Who Changed the World” Chapter 2: Freedom! Justification by Grace through Faith Chapter 3: The Present-Tense God—Law and Gospel Chapter 4: The Ambidextrous God—The Two Kingdoms and God’s Ongoing Work in the World Chapter 5: Called for Good—Vocation, Sinning Boldly, and the Respiratory System of the Body of Christ Chapter 6: God Hidden and Revealed—Luther’s Theology of the Cross and the Sacraments Chapter 7: Semper Simul—Sin, Forgiveness, and “Becoming Christian” Accompanying leader guide and DVD are available.

John

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501805349
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Religion

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most loved verses in all the Bible: "And the Word became flesh...," "For God so loved the world...," "You who are without sin cast the first stone...," "I am the resurrection and the life...," "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that his readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they "may have life in his name." Join Adam Hamilton and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while reading the entire Gospel of John. Perfect for Lent and Easter. Topics Include: The Word Made Flesh The Miraculous Signs of Jesus The “I Am” Sayings of Jesus The Farewell Discourse The Arrest, Trial, and Crucifixion of the King Eternal Life

Confronting the Controversies

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0687346002
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Confronting the Controversies is the second title in our series of video-based small-group studies from Adam Hamilton. Like Making Love Last a Lifetime, the study is designed as a fishing expedition, with tools and helps that will enable congregations to make the study a church and community wide outreach event, including sermon starters and promotion aids. Confronting the Controversies is a 7-session group study of tough issues based on Adam Hamilton 's sermons on these topics. The seven sessions are: 1 The Separation of Church and State 2 Creation and Evolution in the Public Schools 3 The Death Penalty 4 Euthanasia 5 Prayer in Public Schools 6 Abortion 7 Homosexuality

Creed

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501813726
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Religion

We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy: simply type a question and the answer pops up. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In this book for Lent, Easter, and beyond, Hamilton considers important questions of life, reality, and truth. He explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe it and why it matters. Chapters include: God Jesus Christ The Holy Spirit The Church at the Communion of Saints The Forgiveness of Sins The Resurrection of the Body Creed: What Christians Believe and Why is also part of a six-week church-wide program that includes a Leader Guide, DVD, and youth and children resources.