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Preaching the Women of the Old Testament

Preaching the Women of the Old Testament Author Lynn Japinga
ISBN-10 9781611647891
Release 2017-02-16
Pages 192
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Take an in-depth look at over twenty fierce, faithful, and strong women featured in the Old Testament with Preaching the Women of the Old Testament. Inside this unique resource author Lynn Japinga interprets the stories of various biblical women, including Eve, Rebekah, Dinah, Tamar, Miriam, Deborah, Jael, Abigail, Bathsheba, and Vashti. Along with providing an interpretation, Japinga demonstrates how the character's story has been read in Christian tradition and offers sermon ideas that connect contemporary issues to each story. This book is ideal for pastors who want to know more about the many women of the Old Testament and learn how to better incorporate them into their sermons.

Women of the Old Testament

Women of the Old Testament Author Gladys Hunt
ISBN-10 0830830642
Release 2002-02-07
Pages 63
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As you explore with Gladys Hunt the stories of twelve fascinating women, you will come to understand the far-reaching consequences of your own everyday choices and actions.

Reading for Preaching

Reading for Preaching Author Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780802870773
Release 2013-11-30
Pages 136
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In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga makes a striking claim: preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers. Plantinga -- himself a master preacher -- shows how a wide reading program can benefit preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher's ear for language -- his or her primary tool. General reading can enlarge the preacher's sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise. This beautifully written book will benefit not just preachers but anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading. Works that Plantinga interacts with in the book include The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario Silence, by Shusaku Endo "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy "Narcissus Leaves the Pool" by Joseph Epstein Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo . . . and many more!

Preaching from the Old Testament

Preaching from the Old Testament Author Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier
ISBN-10 0664250424
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 187
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This book provides theological insights as well as practical sermon suggestions for preachers and seminary students. It treats the reader to a thorough examination of how to approach and interpret any portion of the Old Testament.

Preaching that Matters

Preaching that Matters Author Stephen Farris
ISBN-10 0664257593
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 170
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Preaching is the art of building a bridge in the hearer's mind from the ancient world of the biblical text to the realities of our daily lives. Throughout this book, Stephen Farris offers splendid insights into ways that the Bible can connect with modern life and gives specific guidance to preachers on how to make these connections happen. This is a highly practical book for ministers and for classroom use.

What s the Matter with Preaching Today

What s the Matter with Preaching Today Author Mike Graves
ISBN-10 0664226329
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 182
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Seventy-five years ago, renowned preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick asked in Harper's Magazine, "what's the matter with preaching?" Fosdick's question is even more relevant today, as both pastors and laity acknowledge the need for improvement in Sunday morning's sermons. And who better for pastors and students to learn from than those who already do it well? The contributors to this book are a some of the best and most thoughtful preachers in the church and classroom today. In their essays, they assess the state of preaching today, identify a variety of issues that challenge effective preaching, and offer helpful suggestions for what can be done to improve preaching. In the process, they help to define what effective preaching is.


Ecclesiastes Author Philip Graham Ryken
ISBN-10 1433524414
Release 2010-04-08
Pages 317
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The book of Ecclesiastes is "about life, the way it really is," writes commentator Philip Ryken. Readers throughout the ages have been drawn to the way it honestly wrestles with the tedium of work, injustices in this life, the ravages of age, and the inevitability of death. But its wisdom, according to Ryken, is in teaching people to trust God with life's questions even in the midst of struggles. Pastors, writers, speakers, and students will find this Preaching the Word commentary to be a helpful resource in their teaching and studies. Ryken explores what will happen if we choose the world's offerings instead of God's and teaches valuable lessons about what it means to have a God-centered worldview. Ecclesiastes is the twenty-sixth volume of the Preaching the Word series—noted for its clear exposition, readability, practical application, and unqualified commitment to biblical authority. Ryken's commentary will not only enrich any individual study of Ecclesiastes but will equip Christian leaders in communicating its universal application to a wide audience.

Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781601423092
Release 2011-01
Pages 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Daughters of Thunder

Daughters of Thunder Author Bettye Collier-Thomas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040154042
Release 1998
Pages 345
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A study of the lives and times of fourteen pioneering Black women preachers, who risked familial opposition for flouting traditional gender roles

Him We Proclaim

Him We Proclaim Author Dennis E. Johnson
ISBN-10 1596380543
Release 2007
Pages 493
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Challenging modern preachers to expound the Bible like Peter and Paul, this book makes the hermeneutical and historical case for a return to apostolic preaching, preaching that is Christ centered, redemptive-historical, missiologically communicated, and grounded in grace. But moving beyond theory, Him We Proclaim provides examples of how this method applies to all Old and New Testament genres, from history and law to psalm and prophecy to doctrine and exhortation. - Back cover.

Bible Women

Bible Women Author Lindsay Hardin Freeman
ISBN-10 0880283912
Release 2015-02-09
Pages 496
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Bible Women All Their Words and Why They Matter Lindsay Hardin Freeman Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry and dusty literary caskets for centuries. While a few women, such as Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary Magdalene, are familiar, many of the women who speak in the Bible have long been ignored. Yet their words are part of God's Word, the Bible, for a reason. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption. In this groundbreaking book, Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing their words, context, and historical background. We learn which women speak the most (hint: it's not Mary ) and which books of the Bible have the fewest words from women. We hear the only conversation in the Bible between a mother and daughter (and it's not pretty), the words of a woman who eats her own child, and the triumphant exclamation of a woman telling the world about the risen Christ. Questions at the end of each chapter encourage individual or small-group reflection about what we might learn from each of these women and how God is speaking through them to us. Step into God's sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes, and murderers. You won't come out the same.

Hearing Her Voice

Hearing Her Voice Author John Dickson
ISBN-10 9780310498193
Release 2012-12-25
Pages 45
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This original digital short by scholar and cultural commentator John Dickson presents an entirely new and convincing biblical argument for allowing women to preach freely in churches.

Bobbed Hair Bossy Wives and Women Preachers

Bobbed Hair  Bossy Wives  and Women Preachers Author John R. Rice
ISBN-10 0873980654
Release 2000-08-01
Pages 91
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Bobbed Hair Bossy Wives and Women Preachers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bobbed Hair Bossy Wives and Women Preachers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bobbed Hair Bossy Wives and Women Preachers book for free.

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark Author Nick Cave
ISBN-10 9780857860972
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 64
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

Afrocentric Sermons

Afrocentric Sermons Author Kenneth L. Waters
ISBN-10 NWU:35556023204324
Release 1993
Pages 113
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Afrocentricity seeks to rescue African history and heritage from its exile within our culture and encourage within African Americans the God-given self-esteem and dignity that have been eroded over the years. What better forum is there than the pulpit to proclaim hope through a clear message of freedom and worth? These sermons will shock, inspire, agitate, and uplift as Rev. Waters strives to "heal the spirit of my people so that they can rise up and be the people of God."

Preacher s Outline Sermon Bible KJV Hebrews James

Preacher s Outline   Sermon Bible KJV Hebrews James Author Leadership Ministries Worldwide
ISBN-10 9781574070118
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 317
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Preacher s Outline Sermon Bible KJV Hebrews James has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Preacher s Outline Sermon Bible KJV Hebrews James also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Preacher s Outline Sermon Bible KJV Hebrews James book for free.

From Preachers to Suffragists

From Preachers to Suffragists Author Beverly Ann Zink-Sawyer
ISBN-10 0664226159
Release 2003
Pages 246
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Examines the lives and writings of three nineteenth-century clergywomen including Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Olympia Brown, and Anna Howard Shaw, who viewed the suffrage movement as an extension of their ministries, citing their pivotal contributions to women's rights. Original.