The Transforming Power of Grace

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780687422609
Format: PDF
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How does an infinite God relate to finite human beings? How does the death of Jesus Christ bring about human salvation? How are Christians able to actively address the world's ills while maintaining their citizenship in the kingdom of God? These are questions the church grapples with today, as it always has. Yet, according to Thomas C. Oden, contemporary theology has neglected the church's traditional answer to these questions: the doctrine of grace. All too often modern theologians either ignore the doctrine of grace or relate it to the achievement of a particular political agenda. Oden asserts that only by reclaiming the centrality of grace--defined as God's self-giving through Jesus Christ in personal encounter with the individual human will--can Christian theology be true to the gospel. In order to reclaim the doctrine of grace, the author reaches back, beyond the fragmentation of theology that took place during and after the Enlightenment. He draws upon the ecumenical consensus held by early Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theologians, councils, and creeds regarding this cardinal Christian doctrine. By adducing this ancient unity, Oden challenges modern assumptions concerning the sources and methods of the theological enterprise and calls contemporary Christians to discern what their forebears in the faith knew to be essential to the gospel: that to be a Christian is to be formed, nurtured, and upheld solely by divine grace.

Dare to Ask

Author: Wes Griffin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692780893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of stories from around the world telling of the life-transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the ILI alumni as they multiply the Eight Core Values of the most effective Christian leaders.

The Only Hope for America

Author: Luis Palau
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780891078821
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The acclaimed author of Say Yes! shows why only the Gospel can bring about the social and economic reform, racial harmony, morality, and renewed hope for which America yearns. Providing powerful commentary, real-life experiences, and practical insight--including types of outreach that are most effective and why--Luis Palau equips Christians to share the Gospel message in a way that will begin to transform the world.

You Can Change

Author: Tim Chester
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1844748642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many books are written by experts. This book isn't one of them,' admits Tim Chester. 'It was written out of my own struggle to change. My long battle with particular issues set me searching the Bible as well as writings from the past. This book shares the amazing truths I discovered that now give me hope.' 'For years I wondered if I'd ever overcome certain sins. And while I can't claim to have conquered sin - for no one ever can do - here are discoveries that have led to change in my life and in the lives of others.' You may be: a new Christian, struggling to change the habits of your former way of life an older Christian, feeling you've plateaued: you grew quickly when you first believed but now your Christian life is much of a muchness a Christian who's fallen into sin in a big way, wondering how you'll ever get back on track Other books describe how we should live, but this book outlines how we can change. It's about hope: the hope we have in Jesus, hope for forgiveness, and hope for real and lasting change. God promises liberating grace and transforming power to his people.

Transforming Power

Author: Robert Linthicum
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830832286
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on a thorough exploration of Scripture and decades of real-world experience, Robert Linthicum's model of relational power provides sound, practical strategies for changing individuals, communities, structures and systems.

The Gospel for Real Life

Author: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615214321
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The gospel provides for our eternal salvation, but how does it benefit us day to day? Find out from Navigator author Jerry Bridges how the gospel transforms you daily into Christlikeness. Learn more about the character of God and the character of Jesus as you explore this book on your own or with a discipleship partner. Includes study guide with discussion questions.

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

Author: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612912532
Format: PDF, Docs
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The apostle Paul writes that we are to be transformed, but for many Christians, figuring out how to approach spiritual transformation can be elusive. Best-selling author Jerry Bridges helps us understand that we have available to us the ultimate power source for true spiritual growth: the gospel. In The Transforming Power of the Gospel, Bridges guides you through a thorough examination of:What the biblical meaning of grace is and how it applies to your lifeHow Jesus’ work in His life and death applies to the believer in justification and adoptionWhy basic spiritual disciplines are necessary for spiritual growthWhat role the Holy Spirit plays in both definitive and progressive sanctification