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.

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.

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

Author: Chris Bruno
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433542855
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Religion

16 Key Verses. 1 Overarching Story. This book highlights 16 key Bible verses that stand as “turning points” in the biblical storyline—enabling us to see God’s incredible plan to redeem his people and glorify his name from Genesis to Revelation. Whether it’s exploring the creation of humanity, the establishment of the covenants, or the coming of the Messiah, this book will help Christians see how God’s Word tells a single story about his sovereignty, glory, and grace.

And God Said

Author: Dr. Joel M. Hoffman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429968232
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Religion

For centuries, translations of the Bible have obscured our understanding and appreciation of the original text. Now And God Said provides readers with an authoritative account of significant mistranslations and shows how new translation methods can give readers their first glimpse into what the Bible really means. And God Said uncovers the often inaccurate or misleading English translations of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that quotes from it. Sometimes the familiar English is just misleading. Other times the mistakes are more substantial. But the errors are widespread. This book tackles such issues as what's wrong with the Ten Commandments (starting with the word "commandments"), the correct description of the "virgin" birth, and the surprisingly modern message in the Song of Solomon, as well as many other unexpected but thought-provoking revelations. Acclaimed translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it. In And God Said his fresh approach has united the topics of religion, language, and linguistics to offer the first modern understanding since the Bible was written.

Understanding the Bible

Author: Dr. John R.W. Stott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310874102
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Religion

This book answers foundational questions: Who wrote the Bible? What is its message? Why is it thought to be a "holy" book? How does one read and interpret it? Best of all, though, you'll broaden your vision of Jesus Christ, the focal point of Scripture. How? By better understanding the geographical, religious, and historical concerns that shaped the world in which he lived. You'll see Jesus as never before: both as a man of his times and culture, and as the culmination of a divine providence that prepared the way for the ministry of the Messiah. Written by renowned preacher, writer, and apologist John Stott, this new, expanded edition includes - Questions at the beginning of each chapter to help you focus - New, up-to-date maps for the chapters on history and geography - An index to help you speedily access areas of interest.

Not a Silent Night

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426793967
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Religion

Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable, Mary’s beautiful baby. This year, experience Advent and Christmas with Mary. The five sessions are: 1. Beginning with the End 2. The Piercing of Mary’s Soul 3. Amazed, Astounded, and Astonished 4. Mary, Full of Grace 5. It Was Not a Silent Night

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.

24 Hours That Changed the World

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9780687465552
Release Date: 2009
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Guides readers through the last 24 hours of Jesus' life in complete detail and with the aim of helping readers understand the sacrifice he made.

Enough

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426742071
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Religion

Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life's purpose. However, handled without wisdom it is easy to find ourselves enslaved to a lifestyle we can't afford. And sometimes circumstances change and we find ourselves battling financial challenges we thought we had under control.Adam Hamilton's Enough shows there is hope and a way back to a firm spiritual and financial foundation. In these pages, readers can find the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book will change your life by changing your relationship with money.With more than 120,000 copies sold since its 2009 release, Enough has changed countless lives by offering the principles of hope, spiritual direction and assurance that anyone can, with God's help, find the way to a place of financial peace and contentment.

When Christians Get it Wrong

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426709142
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Tackles the issues that young adults have with Christianity and the church--judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith and being anti-homosexual--and addresses the how's and why's of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world. Original.

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.

Confronting the Controversies

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0687346002
Release Date: 2005-01
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

Making Sense of Bible Difficulties

Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441207890
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Religion

This accessible volume offers readers clear and concise answers to alleged major Bible difficulties from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers dozens of questions--old and new--that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Multipurpose in scope and user-friendly in format, in many ways Making Sense of Bible Difficulties offers the resources of five books in one: • a critical commentary on the whole Bible • an apologetics text • a Bible difficulties reference • a theology manual treating important doctrines • a handbook on verses misused by cults

Opening the Book of Faith

Author: Diane Jacobson
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9780806680569
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Opening the Book of Faith is an invitation to experience the Bible as a book of faith. It provides an introduction to the Bible and Lutheran perspectives that guide understanding of Scripture. This book explores four methods of Bible study, then applies each method to four Scripture texts. Two assessment tools also aid reflection and discussion about Bible usage, needs, and hopes.For more information visit the Book of Faith Web site.