Learn the ways God wants us to grow as Christians and how to cooperate with Him through the disciplines of grace. Spiritual Growth shows you how to grow and the many resources God provides to nurture you.
What You Need to Know about Spiritual Growth will help you grow in Christ---secure in His love, strong in His grace, and seasoned to persevere for daily victories and joyful service to others.
Is spiritual warfare real? From horror movies about the paranormal to romantic comedies involving ghosts, from children's shows about spirits and smart phone apps about zombies--our culture seems to be obsessed with the supernatural. But how much do we really know, or believe, about angels and demons? This guide clearly outlines what the Bible teaches about spiritual warfare--no religious scare tactics, just non-sensational information about good angels, bad angels, Satan, and the One who holds the ultimate victory, God. Equip yourself with impenetrable spiritual armor to resist evil with this practical guide. Features include: 12 lessons that can be completed in under 1 hour each Real-life application of biblical truth Explanations of prominent Christian views on the topic Easy-to-teach resources, including previews and summary features Questions for discussion Core teachings on Christianity that will challenge any seeker, new believer, or veteran believer looking for a stronger foundation The What You Need to Know Series includes these ten titles: What You Need to Know about God What You Need to Know about Jesus What You Need to Know about the Holy Spirit What You Need to Know about the Bible What You Need to Know about Salvation What You Need to Know about the Church What You Need to Know about Spiritual Growth What You Need to Know about Spiritual Warfare What You Need to Know about Bible Prophecy What You Need to Know about Defending Your Faith
Bad news first: everyone is born lost. Now the good news: Jesus saves! Simple enough. But today’s secular and new age optimism blinds many to the reality that we need a Savior. And even some who come to Christ don’t fully understand the stupendous treasure God gives when He saves them. What You Need to Know about Salvation will fortify your confidence in the salvation you’ve received and help you experience more of its infinite riches. You’ll thrill at the drama of redemption as it unfolds through Scripture: the glory of creation, the tragedy of sin and the Fall, the provision of salvation in Jesus Christ, and its application today through the Holy Spirit. And you’ll be moved to worship your Savior and share the good news with others. Features include: 12 lessons you can complete in under one hour each Real-life application of biblical truth Explanations of prominent Christian views on the topic Easy-to-teach resources, including previews and summary features Questions for discussion Core teachings on Christianity that will challenge any seeker, new believer, or veteran believer looking for a stronger foundation What You Need to Know study guides sold to date: More than 200,000
We want to grow spiritually, but aren't always sure how to get started. This slimline pamphlet offers 10 ways to grow your faithand recognize the Holy Spirit's work in your life. Packed with simple summaries and practical applications, Rose's 10 Keys toSpiritual Growth covers essential discipleship topics in an easy-to understand way, making it perfect for individual or small group use.Each discipleship topic includes:* Read--Key Scriptures to read, explore, and study* Know--Easy-to-understand explanations and insight on growth* Ask--Thought-provoking questions that spur discussion and application* Do--Practical tips and suggestions to apply God's truth to your lifeDiscover practical and refreshing ways to grow through:* Praying* Serving* Connecting to a faith community* Giving, and more10 Keys to Spiritual Growth will help you nurture the good seeds of faith to produce spiritual fruit. It's perfect for both new and mature believers who are looking to deepen their walk with God.
According to the savvy African Scientist by the name of Cheikh Anta Diop, the true cause of Socrates' death was the fact that he brought and introduced new ideas (from a foreign country) to the society in which he was living.(conference in LOME, Africa). Another wise African Scientist who was at the time living in France, once said: "Opening myself to others, Paris has opened me to the true knowledge of myself." Leopold Sedar Senghor. (from a book read in the secondary school, in the DR Congo, 1976-79). In this book, SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGES: a positive answer to a destructive disposition, the author is trying to explain that each society creates its barriers. With its cultures and beliefs, societies have developed Barriers; such as: - unableling someone financially by refusing to hire her/him for the work he /she qualified for; or which she/he deserves and systematically putting him/her down; - assassinating one's character by labeling him /her as a mental health sufferer because of his/her courage of not being afraid to speak the truth and to bring it forward to the public; - preventing him/her to generate good income in order to live a decent and prosper life; - Breaking his /her spirit by refusing his /her work and therefore, destroying all her/his credibility and efforts to evolve; Those barriers are implemented to allow or to limit certain people from becoming successful in a given society. These calculated bad intentions are put in place and carried on to make someone become sick or just to harm. What the author is really trying to say is that when a person lacks supports ( i.e, financial, emotional, and social), he or she is already dead. This attitude proceed from the society that does not promote gifts, talents and abilities of someone prominent and promising because of the color of his/her skin, the origin, the religion or the difference in reasoning. Isn't true that anything that waste potential or potentiality is Evil? If it is so, we must discern and recognize that from Evil comes racism; racism engenders injustice, injustice produces poverty and prolong poverty leads to death. All one can do is to denounce because denouncing injustice is always already fighting against the injustice.
We are all on our own individual spiritual quest to know God. I invite you to travel with me along my journey. My journey has come to me through spending time in the still silent place that is between all that is. I invite you to go to that space between the stars, the silent space between our thoughts, and all that is. This is not a religious journey, but it is a spiritual one. I believe you will hear things you have never heard before. I will share with you my most inner thoughts, thoughts that can only come from sitting in that quiet still place that is between all that is. I challenge you to take this journey with me and see what doors it opens for you and the new thoughts it will bring to you. This journey is not so much for me but for you as you grow on your own spiritual path. The path I am on is only a small step in my journey, a journey that will continue until my soul becomes one with God.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York. A child with no father. He passed away when I was one year old, but I went on with life. My mother has six kids. Yes, I was brought up in a group home till I was twelve, moved to Brooklyn to live with my biological mother, and have been with her ever since. Life was hard as a teenager. There were many drugs in my life, anger and resentment to all for the loss of my father, and the homelessness I had to endure. But God, amen, he called me to ministry service at the age of fourteen. I was brought up in the church but backslid for I wanted to live a life with women and drugs, so my nickname was Mr. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll. This life turned me into a bad person with a good heart. I was strung out on crack cocaine and alcohol for three years; but God stepped in, took me out of the abandoned buildings I was sleeping in, and now gave me more than I ever had, because God saw my heart and saved me in 1995 at the Helping Hands Ministry under Pastor Randolph Ferdinand. There I learned how to pray in the spirit, how to believe in God to remove my hurt. There I heard God teach me his laws, and he told me what he wanted me to do. So I grew in the Lord with wisdom, finished the program, obtained a job, worked hard, got married, and became a pastor of the House of Prayer under Apostle Gladis Dugue. There I was blessed by God with a ministry, and I became a Sunday school teacher. I have my associates degree in management and my bachelors degree in science in religion, and I prayed, and God showed me the words in the Bible. He said, You must teach on every word in the Bible before you leave this earth. I began reading the words, and the Holy Spirit guided me into understanding the meaning of the words in the Bible for everyday life. None of the meanings are from the dictionaryall from God to me to you. I would like to thank my wife, Noreen Bridgeforth, who inspired me, my son; Apostle Dugue; Apostle Tyrone Monroe; and House of Prayer, an anointed new beginning where I teach Sunday school. I would like to thank my grandfather Willie Bridgeforth Sr. and my father, Robert, and my mother, Marie Bridgeforth. Thank you to all my family and friends at Helping Hands Ministry and Pastor Randolph Ferdinand.
This book started off as a commission from God for me to start a blog, to keep me in constant prayer and in His Word. As you read through this book, my prayer is that the Lord Jesus Christ will touch your heart and you will become the mighty woman of God that He intends for you to be. God doesn’t wants you to be a victim, He want you to become victorious. I pray you will be still and allow God to minister to you as you read through the pages of my book. I Love You and I speak blessings of peace upon your lives.
Do you know what you believe and why you believe it? Does your life reflect Christ in such a way that others see the effects of salvation and want to know the One who can change lives? Whether you're a new convert who has immediate need to be grounded in the Word of God, or a person who has been saved for some time and just wants to get "back to the basics," here's a unique study that will help you learn the essentials for spiritual maturity. Pathways to Spiritual Understand, An Exciting Introduction to the Basics of Christian Life, will help you lay a solid foundation for future growth in the Christian faith. This 20-lesson in-depth study on personal spiritual growth covers such important issues as how to look to God's Word for your own answers, how to find the assurance of salvation, and how to live the joy-filled life. You'll learn to understand what the Bible says about prayer, witnessing, giving, sin, judgement, and other subjects. When you've finished studying Pathways to Spiritual Understanding, you'll not only understand these things, you'll also know how to implement them in your life. Do you have that sense of peace that comes from knowing what you believe and why you believe it? Do you want the spiritual maturity that will enrich your life and expand your ministry in the Body of Christ? Do you want to be transformed into a powerful worker for Christ? You can when you study the basics of Christian living with Pathways to Spiritual Understanding."
One of the greatest problems Christians face today is where to focus their time and energy. Many Christians jump from one cause or program to another, never quite feeling fulfilled or satisfied in their Christian life. In the book FOCUS, Pastor Jay McCaig leads us through five areas of spiritual growth that every Christian and church must understand if they are ever going to turn the world upside down for Christ. Freedom - As Christians, we have a level of freedom that is beyond anything that any government or institution can provide. Are you living in bondage or living in the freedom given by Jesus Christ? Do you have the abundant life God promised in His Word? Others - The Christian life was always meant to be a life of giving and helping others. Where do we start? How far can we go? The Cross - Everything changed on that simple wooden cross of Calvary. Learn how the events of more than 2000 years ago still impact the world today, and how those events can directly change you. Understanding - God desires not only to know you, but also for you to know Him. Learn how he reveals himself to you today and how you can personally know and understand your creator. Salvation - Why did Jesus come to Earth? Would a good and loving God ever send someone to Hell? Can we lose our salvation? In the pages of FOCUS you will find a better understanding of and gain confidence in all five of these critical areas of your Christian life.
Are you desiring a closer relationship with God? If so, where do you start? What tools can you use to grow spiritually and build that all-important relationship with your Creator? This important study aid will set you on the right path. Read and begin implementing these important elements today! - Inside this Bible Study Aid: - The Privilege and Power of Prayer - The Lord's Prayer as a Guideline - God Has Conditions for Answered Prayer - Learn, Live and Love the Bible - Great Themes of the Bible - Proofs of the Bible - How to Read, Study and Understand the Bible - Meditation: What's on Your Mind? - What Should We Meditate About? - Fasting: A Spiritual Power Tool - Repentance: A Profound Turnaround! - Steps to Initial Repentance and Conversion - Repentance, Penance and Grace - The Church: Help for Greater Growth - Becoming a Member of God's Church - The Church Behind This Publication - Spiritual Growth: From Immaturity to Immortality - Bearing Fruit: A Crucial Part of Spiritual Growth
This is a guide for praying Scripture back to God, organized into two parts: a daily growth guide that takes the reader through three months of daily affirmations on the Attributes of God, The Works of God, My Relationship to God, The Character I want to Cultivate, and My Relationships to Others
The truth of one's being is printed within the pages of this book. It points the way to uncover one's Unseen World. For eons of time, Man has not been aware of things unseen. This book provides the keys to open the door to your Unseen World.
Your youth group is like no other-so a cookie-cutter curriculum just won't do. With a single book you have the basics for 15 complete sessions-and you can put it all together in a way that works for you. Each topic has been developed by ministry experts to be teen-relevant and spiritually enriching. Each five-session book also includes a 14-point plan for customizing your program, a selection of icebreakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how-to article from well-known youth ministry experts! Can I Really Know Jesus? Why Be a Christian?--Deciding Whether It's Worth Following Jesus (Helps kids--seekers, new Christians, and raised-in-church "veterans"--discover why Jesus deserves their lives. Deals with the costs of following Jesus.) Face-to-Face with Jesus--What He's Really Like (Helps kids understand that Jesus is a real person, sort out misunderstandings about Christ and discover "up close" the personal appeal of his feelings, humor, friendship, courage, and love.) Extreme Close-up--How You and God Can Stay Connected (Helps kids understand how to develop a close personal relationship with God. Insights into topics such as studying God's Word, talking and listening to God, worshiping Him, fellowshipping with other Christians, etc.) Features: 400+ options for full customization 15 sessions with reproducible resources
Focuses on the dynamics of the spiritual journey that begins with a conscious decision to listen to God's presence in our lives and in our world, and on the continual process of developing a deeper relationship with God, which consequently will help us become better people. Original.
From a minister, professor, and recognized leader in the field of evangelism comes a challenge to pastors to take a new look at their mission. Richard Stall Armstrong invites pastors to put on "evangelistic glasses" to perceive what it means to be a pastor-evangelist in terms of personal relationships and in light of the various factors that define evangelism. Clearly and compellingly, Armstrong shows how to take the responsibility for evangelism seriously. He analyzes in a concrete way the many contexts of evangelism--the difference between witnessing to the young and the old, to individuals and groups, on the telephone or on television. He counsels pastors to adopt not a particular method but rather a style that is nondogmatic, that blends consistency with flexibility, and, above all, one that reflects the integrity and power of the Christian message. Biblically based, theologically sound, and vocationally relevant, this book is full of useful ideas and practical suggestions that will benefit pastors, professors, and seminarians.
Discover how to assist parishioners in their prayer and spiritual life. Learn how individual spiritual growth can flow back into the congregation's growth as a community. Explore new ideas and practical approaches to using Christian education, worship, retreats, devotional guides, and church meetings as tools to achieve spiritual growth. Learn about spirituality gender differences; the importance of your own spiritual life; spiritually grounding lay leaders; encouraging spiritual friendships and study groups.
You already own the power to give healing, to tap your creativity, to become more intuitive. Have you longed to communicate with your loved ones who have passed over into the spirit world? You were born with the power - it's your birthright. But how do you access it?Now Rosemary Altea shows you how. In her first work of self-help, the New York Times bestselling author of Proud Spirit offers tested and proven exercises that focus on relaxation, visualisation and positive thinking as well as savouring our senses, developing intuition and becoming aware of energy.Woven in with this rich 'how-to' tapestry are miraculous stories of the spirit world: the time Rosemary spoke to one of the victims of TWA Flight 800; her chilling conversation with two brothers who died in a Nazi concentration camp; and much more.