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Life in Abundance

Life in Abundance Author Raymond Edward Brown
ISBN-10 0814630111
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 313
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"Primarily a collection of essays (originally papers) and responses given at 'An International Conference on the Gospel of John: Life in Abundance,' held at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Maryland, October 16-18, 2003; the book includes presentatio



Life Abounding

Life Abounding Author Brendan Byrne
ISBN-10 9780814635995
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 384
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The fourth gospel addresses the thirst for life that lies at the depth of every human heart. The life in question is not just physical life but the “more abundant life‘” (John 10:10) that is nothing less than a share in the “eternal life” of the divine communion of love. In Life Abounding, Brendan Byrne, SJ, facilitates a reading of John for readers today so that it may move them from mere existence to a conscious sense of sharing the divine eternal life—and the joy that goes with it.The reading of the Fourth Gospel offered here remains conscious of the difficulties John presents on several fronts for contemporary readers. Byrne explains the text in a way that is critical yet sensitive to the gospel’s distinctive character and the untapped treasures it may yet contain for theology and spirituality today. This volume represents the completion of Byrne’s highly successful series of books on the four gospels, which have proven to be rich resources for preachers, teachers, and all who desire a more profound understanding of the life of Jesus as it is presented in the gospels.



Living in the Abundance of God

Living in the Abundance of God Author John Osteen
ISBN-10 9781455578566
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 224
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It is just as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one. So teaches John Osteen in this eye-opening book. Growing up during The Great Depression, John's mentality was shaped by frugality that seeped even into his spiritual life. When God tried to bless and increase his life, he struggled with receiving the abundance of God. But the Bible shows us example after example of those whom God blesses after they lose everything. God wants to shower us with abundance: Grace for Your Every Need Forgiveness for Every Relationship Righteousness for Every Accusation of Satan Joy for Your Heartache and Pain Provision for Your Every Lack Love to Reach Out to Others Power for Your Weakness The Holy Spirit for Changing the World Abundant Freedom for Every Stronghold Miracles for Your Impossibilities Using practical application and divine verification from the Bible, John Osteen shows readers how to embrace the abundance of God in every aspect of their lives.



In Search of Health and Wealth

In Search of Health and Wealth Author Hermen Kroesbergen
ISBN-10 9781625641410
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 140
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The prosperity gospel is very influential in Africa, in Pentecostal churches, and in Reformed churches. But what is the prosperity gospel? Where did it originate? Is it biblically sound? How should we evaluate the prosperity gospel? Does it represent a wrong way of looking for health and wealth, or can we learn something from it? In this book the authors provide an analysis from different perspectives on the highly debated topic of the prosperity gospel. It is intended to be accessible and helpful both to academic colleagues and to ordinary ministers. Most of the authors are lecturers at Justo Mwale Theological University College in Lusaka (Zambia). Together with Prof. L. Togarasei from the University of Botswana, they use their theological skills to examine and assess this important topic from an African and Reformed perspective. The articles in this book will help anyone who wants to deeply explore and evaluate the intriguing phenomenon of the prosperity gospel in Africa. Book jacket.



Reading John for Dear Life

Reading John for Dear Life Author Jaime Clark-Soles
ISBN-10 9781611646955
Release 2016-11-04
Pages 198
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Jaime Clark-Soles takes readers on a dynamic journey deep into the heart of John in this lively reading of the Fourth Gospel. This book is not simply a commentary but a spiritual companion to be read alongside the Bible. Clark-Soles provides important historical and literary insights while illuminating the dramatic characters in John and emphasizing the Gospel's unique themes and symbols. Her engaging writing style will generate enthusiasm and investment in John's message. Readers will also appreciate the addition of prayers as well as questions for individual study and/or group discussion. This excellent guide will enrich our spiritual journeys while opening ourselves up to Jesus through the words, stories, questions, symbols, and characters we encounter in John's Gospel.



Full of Life

Full of Life Author Linda A. King
ISBN-10 OCLC:1049151803
Release 2017
Pages 284
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This study uses a cognitive theory of metaphor as the lens through which to examine a set of Johannine metaphors never scrutinized together before: expressions of fullness, wholeness, abundance, and completion. Using principles emerging from recent interaction among the fields of literary and linguistic theory, philosophy, and neuroscience, the dissertation adopts the tenets of cognitive linguistics that a) meaning is constructed and perspectival; b) language is world-building; c) conceptual metaphors are not linguistic phenomena but concepts arising from and shaped by sensorimotor experiences of the body and by social/cultural experience; d) conceptual metaphors are projections/instantiations of gestalt image schemas (such as balance, container, path) which rest on pre-conceptual, constant, usually unnoticed encounters of human bodies with the physical world; e) conceptual metaphors operate by cross-domain mappings from a source to a target domain; and f) conceptual metaphors are often invisibly and imaginatively blended to achieve compression and insight. Rejecting a mind/body dichotomy, this dissertation applies the above cognitive linguistic and conceptual metaphor principles to world-constructing expressions of fullness and abundance in the Fourth Gospel, with an emphasis of the schema of CONTAINER, as reflected in the prologue and epilogue, the water-into-wine miracle at Cana, the offering of living water to the woman at Jacob's well, the healing at the pool of Beth-zatha, the multiplication of loaves and fishes and bread of life discourse, the promise of abundant pasture from the Good Shepherd, and the promise of much fruit to connected branches. The dissertation's contributions are 1) the identification of abundance as a major theme of John's gospel; 2) the assertion that metaphoric expressions of and about John's Jesus reveal a great deal about God; 3) an analysis of John's metaphors of abundance as an interrelated constellation of expressions which involve repetition, anticipation, priming, mirror images, context and intertexts to create a composite picture of the abundant life; 4) a demonstration of the pervasive Johannine use of CONTAINER to foster a gestalt-like understanding of fullness, wholeness, and boundless generosity in the gifts of God, allowing believers to create and inhabit a world full of life.



The Fourth Gospel

The Fourth Gospel Author John Shelby Spong
ISBN-10 9781443424011
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 352
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Bestselling and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong reveals the subversive, mystical wisdom of the writer of the Gospel of John and how his teachings point us forward in the twenty-first century In The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, Spong turns his attention to the Gospel of John, the fourth Gospel in the Bible. Contrary to what is most often believed, he writes that this gospel was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus. In fact, it is a literary, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus’ life through the medium of Jewish worship traditions and fictional characters, from Nicodemus and Lazarus to the “Beloved Disciple.” The Fourth Gospel not only recaptures the original message of this gospel, but also provides us with a radical new dimension to the claim that in the humanity of Jesus the reality of God has been met and engaged. This book offers a fresh way to read the Gospel of John and a unique primer about how to be a Christian in the post-Christian twenty-first century.



Under an Open Heaven

Under an Open Heaven Author Johnson, John E.
ISBN-10 9780825444081
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 264
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When the gospel of John was written, the world was in turmoil. Jerusalem was collapsing, the empire was eroding, and the church was fighting for its life. The early believers needed a theology to strengthen their souls and steady their nerves--a theology found in this often enigmatic gospel. In our similar times of turbulence, we too need to know that the abundant life under the opened heaven John describes is not just conceivable--it's a promise.

John E. Johnson is determined to reveal the relevance of John's gospel to today's Christian. To do so, he explores various conversations found in its pages and applies them to our modern world. Jesus converses with family, answers the questions of religious leaders, and steps into dialogue with people whose names we never know but whose struggles we can relate to. They aren't always straightforward chats, Johnson readily admits. Yet that is what makes them so beautifully applicable to the messiness of life.

For readers tired of living confined lives, frustrated by failure, or starving in the midst of plenty, the conversations in John tell them life doesn't have to stay small. There is a whole new world made possible under God's open heaven.



Disciple I Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Study Manual

Disciple I Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study  Study Manual Author Richard B. Wilke
ISBN-10 9781426727825
Release 2010-09-01
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DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible. Commitment and Time Involved Three and one-half to four hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings. Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings. Study Manual Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. The Bible is the text for the study and the study manual will guide group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual and study-related activities. Space is provided for taking notes while reading Scripture, for recording thoughts and questions arising out of daily study, and for notes during the weekly group session. The titles of the sessions along with theme words and theme verses, and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story. We recommend the New Interpreters Study Bible More Questions? Visit www.cokesbury.com/disciple.



Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe Author John F. MacArthur
ISBN-10 9781418513603
Release 2006-01-08
Pages 240
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Jesus Christ did not die on the cross so you and I could have a nice day. Ministers and teachers who water down the gospel of Christ in order to make it more popular and appealing may be leading their fun-loving audiences down the road to eternal punishment. This book is John MacArthur's unflinching, unapologetic treatise on the modern tendency to alter the true message of Christianity in order to meet the whims and desires of a culture hoping for nonconfrontational messages, easy answers, and superficial commitments. Too many people just want a Madison Avenue Jesus to make them well, make them happy, and make them prosperous. But Jesus Christ isn't a personal genie. He is the Savior. He died in agony to satisfy the wrath of a holy God and to forgive the sins of humankind. Faith in Him demands a willingness to make any sacrifice He asks. The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high, but the rewards are priceless: abundant and eternal life that comes only from faithfully follwing Christ.



A Theology of John s Gospel and Letters

A Theology of John s Gospel and Letters Author Andreas J. Köstenberger
ISBN-10 9780310269861
Release 2009
Pages 652
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Building on many years of research and study in Johannine literature, Andreas Kèostenberger not only furnishes an exhaustive theology of John's Gospel and letters, but also provides a detailed study of major themes and relates them to the Synoptic Gospels and other New Testament books. --from publisher description



Living in His Name

Living in His Name Author Leonard J. Martini
ISBN-10 9781603831376
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 180
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The apostle John referred to himself as, "the disciple whom Jesus loved." That describes one who lives in view of another's love...like a bride who takes the identity of her husband by taking his last name. So it should be with every Christian living in the name of Jesus. This book presents three fresh perspectives--- the "Way of Living Water," the "Witness of Truth," and the "I am Life" methods---John uses in his gospel to prove Jesus is the Christ who brings eternal life to the believer, and how that eternal life, with all its benefits, should be applied right now for Living in His Name, for God's purpose and glory here on earth. Living our lives in His name means living in the way Jesus lived, living in His truth, and living in His life of the Holy Spirit.



The New Testament for English Readers The gospel of St John and the Acts of the Apostles

The New Testament for English Readers  The gospel of St  John  and the Acts of the Apostles Author Henry Alford
ISBN-10 HARVARD:AH5HAD
Release 1865
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The New Testament for English Readers The gospel of St John and the Acts of the Apostles has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Testament for English Readers The gospel of St John and the Acts of the Apostles also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Testament for English Readers The gospel of St John and the Acts of the Apostles book for free.



The Fourth Gospel Tales of a Jewish Mystic

The Fourth Gospel  Tales of a Jewish Mystic Author John Shelby Spong
ISBN-10 9780062198167
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 368
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John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and popular proponent of a modern, scholarly and authentic Christianity, argues that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literary, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus' life through the medium of fictional characters, from Nicodemus and Lazarus to the "Beloved Disciple." The Fourth Gospel was designed first to place Jesus into the context of the Jewish scriptures, then to place him into the worship patterns of the synagogue and finally to allow him to be viewed through the lens of a popular form of first-century Jewish mysticism. The result of this intriguing study is not only to recapture the original message of this gospel, but also to provide us today with a radical new dimension to the claim that in the humanity of Jesus the reality of God has been met and engaged.



Truth Revealed

Truth Revealed Author Robert P. Vande Kappelle
ISBN-10 9781498202213
Release 2014-11-10
Pages 316
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If the New Testament represents the crown jewels of Christianity, the Gospel of John is its "pearl of great price," the most beloved, most read, most quoted, most distinctive, most memorable, most debated book in its canon. Truth Revealed is ideal for individual and group study. It divides the Gospel of John into twelve units, providing helpful introductory features, summaries, learning objectives, and questions for each unit, and concludes by offering perspective on a specific topic that arises as one follows the narrative, always with an eye on the big picture, namely, guidance for daily living. Few sayings attributed to Jesus are better known or more widely quoted than the words "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). At his trial before Pilate, Jesus declared that his purpose in life was to witness to the truth. Pilate responds with the Gospel's most memorable question: "What is truth?" The answer is explored in Truth Revealed, a commentary that provides literary, theological, historical, and textual guidelines for understanding the message of this ancient work in a way that is accessible and applicable to twenty-first century readers.



John

John Author Adam Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781501805349
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 176
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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



Reading the Gospel of John

Reading the Gospel of John Author Kevin Quast
ISBN-10 0809132974
Release 1991
Pages 165
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A popular, up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the Gospel of John made accessible for the educated lay person.