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  • Setting Our Affections Upon Glory


    Martyn Lloyd-Jones stands as one of the preeminent preachers of the 20th century. An ardent opponent of liberalism and defender of orthodoxy, ‘The Doctor’s’ legacy is still being felt today throughout the Protestant world. This collection of 9 previously unpublished sermons, originally delivered during his final visit to the United States, challenges modern readers to reevaluate the focus of their lives and the object of their affections. Covering topics such as prayer, evangelism, and the church, this timely anthology serves as a wakeup call to the church, exhorting all Christians to remain faithful to the Word of God while seeking shelter in the kind arms of the Savior.

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  • Why Do You Believe That Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)


    Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation – Member Book provides a personal study experience for this video-driven women’s Bible study to equip women to have meaningful spiritual conversations.

    How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join Mary Jo in a practical seven-session study and gain understanding and skill to share Jesus effectively with others, and you’ll better understand your own faith. Answer your doubts, build your confidence, and start changing lives.

    Participants who take this Bible Study will:

    Become equipped to share their faith and defend their faith conversationally with friends and neighbors
    Feel more confident in their faith and knowing what they believe
    Feel comfortable representing Christ to someone who doesn’t believe
    Take the mystery and fear out of sharing their faith
    Gain education, build a firm foundation, and be practically equipped

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  • Discontentment : Why Am I So Unhappy


    Is discontentment the root cause of your unhappiness? many people don’t realize this and underestimate the misery that this attitude can cause. Learn to think biblically about this problem and live a happier life.

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  • Temptation : Applying Radical Amputation To Lifes Sinful Patterns


    Christians are commanded to grow. Once we are saved, spiritual fruit should be a natural byproduct. If the fruit isn’t there, the growth we are supposed to display is not happening. Yet many Christians find it difficult to bear fruit because their branches are weak-the old patterns of sin and bad habits creep back in and choke off the growth that should be taking place.

    So what do you do when your spiritual fruit isn’t what it should be?

    You do what you would with the fruit of any type of tree: free it from what inhibits its growth by finding weak branches and cutting them off.

    Here Jay Adams unpacks the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5 and shows us how to use the principle of radical amputation to develop spiritual fruit, putting on holy patterns of living by putting off our sinful ones.

    The Resources for Biblical Living booklet series addresses a wide range of practical life issues in a straightforward, down-to-earth, and most of all, biblical manner.

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  • Preaching And Preachers (Anniversary)


    For over 30 years, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones ministered at Westminster Chapel in London. Today, he is widely considered one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century.

    Based on a series of lectures originally given by Lloyd-Jones to the students of Westminster Theological Seminary in the spring of 1969, this collection of essays on the essence of powerful preaching has become a modern classic.

    Lloyd-Jones defends the primacy of preaching, showing that there is no substitute, and he challenges preachers to take their calling seriously:

    The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching.

    He also provides practical direction on the task of preparing a sermon, sharing insights on the shape and form of a message as well as covering such topics as the use of humor, giving invitations in a message and the preacher’s relationship to the congregation. If you can own only one book on preaching, make this the one you read. This 40th anniversary edition includes the original text of Preaching and Preachers along with essays by Bryan Chapell, Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Timothy Keller and John Piper reflecting on the impact this book and the ministry of Lloyd-Jones had on their preaching.

    This is a book that will continue to speak to a new generation of preachers and teachers for years to come.

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  • Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams


    Ground-breaking exploration of how the biblical counseling movement’s development since Jay Adams is producing second-generation practitioners with a more robust approach to counseling.

    People inside and outside of the biblical counseling movement recognize differences between the foundational work of Jay Adams and that of current thought leaders such as David Powlison. But, as any student or teacher of the discipline can attest, those differences have been ill-defined and largely anecdotal until now.Heath Lambert, the first scholar to analyze the movement’s development from within, shows how biblical counseling emerged from, and remains rooted in, a commitment to the sufficiency of Scripture and the need to give practical help to struggling people. He identifies contemporary leaders-including Powlison, Ed Welch, Paul Tripp, and Wayne Mack-who emphasize the sinner as sufferer, the heart as key to motivation, and the need to interact humbly with critics. Demonstrating how these refinements in framework, methodology, and engagement style are characteristic of a second generation of biblical counselors, Lambert contends this new wave of counselors is now increasingly balanced in their counseling methods.

    With a substantial foreword from David Powlison and strong support from prominent biblical counselors, this book will help all Christians interested in the fundamentally theological task of counseling to think carefully and biblically about how it is taught and practiced.

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  • Get Wisdom : 23 Lessons For Children About Living For Jesus


    Get Wisdom by Ruth Younts is designed to be used with children from kindergarten through fourth grade, with twenty-three lessons on qualities of wisdom and godliness. Each lesson is presented with illustrations to capture children’s attention, supplemented with suggestions for teachers. Every child of God struggles with sin every day, and these lessons remind us that we will always find forgiveness and the grace to continue to get wisdom at the foot of the cross.

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  • Evangelism : How To Share Your Faith Biblically


    SKU (ISBN): 9781418543181 Binding: Cloth Text Published: February 2011 MacArthur Pastors Library Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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  • Selfishness : From Loving Yourself To Loving Your Neighbor


    Priolo shows that there is one universal idolatrous sin that is the foundation for all others. We suffer defeat in so many battles with sin because we fail to identify and deal with the root cause. By God’s grace, however,it may be dethroned. This is a concise, easy-to-read booklet that provides the reader with biblical strategies for pulling the plug on selfishness and replacing it with its biblical alternative: love for God and neighbor.

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  • In Laws : Married With Parents


    How many Christian books about marriage would you say you have purchased and read? How many of them included solid biblical teaching, if any teaching, about the issue of in-law relationships? Over the years I have purchased and read hundreds of books on marriage and family issues. Surprisingly, a perusal of these books indicates that very little has been written on this subject. It’s virtually an untouched area.

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  • Fear : Breaking Its Grip


    Do you feel paralyzed by fear? Does it keep you from doing what you know is right and being who you want to be? When fear takes over, it seems like a controlling, irresistible force, and often becomes an excuse for not doing what we should.

    Yet there is hope and help in God’s Word for conquering fear before it conquers you.

    In this booklet, Lou Priolo solves a problem that, for the chronically fearful, seems to have no solution. Proving that fear is an emotion to be controlled, not a force that controls you, he shows us that the fears that cripple us are caused by our own selfishness.

    He also provides insight into fear by listing ways to determine when your fear has become sinful, and offers guidelines for conquering that fear by drawing our courage from God’s sovereignty and the comfort in his Word.

    The Resources for Biblical Living booklet series addresses a wide range of practical life issues in a straightforward, down-to-earth, and most of all, biblical manner.

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  • Judgments : Rash Or Righteous


    After reviewing when it is and isn’t lawful for believers to make judgments, the booklet identifies eight different forms of rash judgments and then offers nine guidelines for replacing snap judgments with righteous judgments.

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  • Knowing Scripture (Revised)


    Table Of Contents

    1. Why Study The Bible
    Two Myths
    The Clarity Of Scripture
    The Problem Of Motivation
    The Biblical Basis For Bible Study
    The Bible As Revelation
    Theory And Practice
    The Sensuous Christian
    A Matter Of Duty

    2. Personal Bible Study And Private Interpretation
    Martin Luther And Private Interpretation
    Objectivity And Subjectivity
    The Role Of The Teacher

    3. Hermeneutics: The Science Of Interpretation
    The Analogy Of Faith
    Interpreting The Bible Literally
    Literal Interpretation And Genre Analysis
    The Problem Of Metaphor
    The Medieval Quadriga
    The Grammatical-Historical Method
    Source Criticism
    Authorship And Dating
    Grammatical Errors

    4. Practical Rules For Biblical Interpretation
    Rule 1. Read The Bible Like Any Other Book
    Rule 2. Read The Bible Existentially
    Rule 3. Interpret The Historical Narratives By The Didactic
    Rule 4. Interpret The Implicit By The Explicit
    Rule 5. Determine Carefully The Meaning Of Words
    Rule 6. Note The Presence Of Parallelisms
    Rule 7. Note The Difference Between Proverb And Law
    Rule 8. Observe The Difference Between The Spirit And The Letter Of The Law
    Rule 9. Be Careful With Parables
    Rule 10. Be Careful With Predictive Prophecy
    Rule 11. Interpret The Bible With A Spirit Of Humility

    5. Culture And The Bible
    Cultural Conditioning And The Bible
    Cultural Conditioning And The Reader
    Principle And Custom
    Practical Guidelines

    6. Practical Tools For Bible Study
    Bible Translations
    Study Bibles
    The King James Bible
    Concordances, Bible Dictionaries And Atlases
    Word Studies
    Foreign Translations
    What About Greek And Hebrew?
    Bible Software
    Bible Reading Program For Beginners


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    In this revised edition of his classic, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation.

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  • Bitterness : The Root That Pollutes


    This booklet identifies and removes any root of bitterness in your heart and helps you to respond biblically to future hurts, rejections and trials of life

    * Provides biblical methods for dealing with bitterness in one’s own life * It’s length makes this booklet easy to read and process in one sitting, and includes worksheets to help readers * Part of the Resources for Biblical Living booklet series

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  • Deception : Letting Go Of Lying


    This book deals with the problem of habitual lying and offers solid biblical solutions to guide the reader towards speaking truth.

    * It’s length makes it easy to read and process in one sitting * Includes counseling worksheets for the reader. * Helps the repentant liar * Part of the Resources for Biblical Living booklet series

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