Jesus Centered Life

Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470728281
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You know Jesus, You think he’s a nice guy,and you never forget his birthday.But the truth is...you want more than that. You’re bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You’re done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus’ love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan. The Jesus-Centered Life... • invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus • frees you from a “trying harder to get better” lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead • walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus—a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life. This book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

The Christ Centered Life

Author: David Broderick
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449796273
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This book is about my journey into Christ-centeredness, a personal journey that still goes on daily for me and will continue to do so throughout my life. It presents a beginning and a foundation for the journey into Christ-centeredness that each of us can undertake as we grow in Jesus for ourselves. As such, the book gives you some starters and pointers for your own journey into Christ-centeredness. It is my deepest desire that nothing should prevent my readers from seeing Jesus for themselves and having a real and lasting encounter with him that leads to a life of Christ-centeredness.

The Jesus Centered Life

Author: Rick Lawrence
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ISBN: 9781470740108
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Think you know Jesus? Think again. For around 2,000 years, Jesus has been at the center of pretty much everything, and no one hashad a bigger influence on our daily lives than Jesus. Most of us think we have a pretty good ideaof who Jesus is and what he did. But we don t. Sometimes the people we know the least are the people we re around the most. Isn t that weird? We re convinced that we really know them, because they ve always been part of our lives. But weneed to get re-introduced to them, because we don t really know them as well as we think wedo. This highly interactive, chunk-size devotional will help you take a fresh look at what you thinkyou already know about Jesus, so you can grow your friendship with him. Get ready for an exciting, life-changing adventure!"

Skin In The Game

Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443598
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Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid. In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for. Lawrence asks eight key questions, including: • Will you embrace your shame? • Will you receive grace? • Will you confront your fears? • Will you wait, even when all hope is lost? With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.

The Christ Centered Life

Author: Daniel Slott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692908242
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The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 is a command for all God's people to make disciples-to teach others how to turn all things in life to be centered in Christ by allowing the gospel to shape how we think, feel, and act. That is why at the heart of the Great Commission is the reality of the Greatest Commandment-to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). And it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that harmoniously ties these truths together.In The Christ-Centered Life, Daniel Slott, American missionary and church-planter to the East Asian people, provides a simple, reproducible method everyone can use to learn and train another how the gospel shapes foundational Christian practices, values, and beliefs to be centered in Christ. Although originally written for a church in East Asia, it has been modified to bring people from all cultures and backgrounds together to think deeply and dialogue transparently about living a life that cherishes Christ and reflects His infinite, glorious worth in the details of everyday life.

Living The Cross Centered Life

Author: C.J. Mahaney
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307562956
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What Really Matters Have the extremities taken over and left the core of your faith forgotten? Do you get confused by what you feel versus what is real? Let dynamic pastor C. J. Mahaney strip away the nonessentials and bring you back to the simplest, most fundamental reason for your faith: Jesus Christ. This book is packed with powerful truth that will grip your heart, clear your mind, and invigorate your soul. Chapters include “Breaking the Rules of Legalism,” “The Cross Centered Day,” and “Assurance and Joy.” Get ready to behold a breathtaking view of what God intends to accomplish in and through you every day. You’ll discover how embracing this cross centered life is both our highest privilege and greatest responsibility. His Gift, Your Hope Do you desire more passion for Jesus Christ? Return to the very essence of your faith—the cross of Christ. Here, the deepest truths of Calvary will stir your passion for Him into an unquenchable fire. “Never lay it aside. Never move on,” says C. J. Mahaney, who shows you how to center every day around the life-giving reality of the gospel and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, condemnation, and feelings-driven faith. PRAISE C. J. Mahaney’s The Cross Centered Life and Christ Our Mediator are life-changing books whose unique messages are even more powerful when combined. Living the Cross Centered Life is a careful melding of these two books with new content as well. For readers who have not yet discovered the stand-alone books, or for Mahaney fans ready to cherish their favorites in a new package, this book is sure to become a treasured classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Jesus Centered Bible Nlt

Author: Group Publishing
Publisher: Group Publishing (Company)
ISBN: 9781470726881
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TheJesus-CenteredBibleisthefirst-everBiblethatshowsJesusineverybook,highlighting howalltheOldTestamentpointstoJesus,howalltheNewTestamentrevealsJesus,andhow Jesuscantransformyourlifeinmorewaysthanyoueverimagined.DiveintoJesusstoryfrom extraordinaryperspectives.SeejusthowmuchJesussaturatespageafterpageoftheBible,from beginningtoend.YoullneverlookatScripturethesamewayagain. BlueLetterTextreveals hundredsofOldTestamentconnectionstoJesus,demonstratinghowtheBibleweavesJesus intotheentirenarrative.Bible-BookIntroductionsintheOldandNewTestamentsfromfamiliar authorsandleadersincludingWilliamPaulYoung,BrianZahnd,KathyEscobar,andCarl MedearisdrawyouclosertoJesusasyoudiscoverhowallofScriptureconnectstohim. ReframingJesussidebarstakeyoufarbeyondtheSundayschoolJesusintothemeaningful backstoriesoftherealpeoplewholookedfor,pointedto,andinteractedwiththeSavior. JesusAnswersLifesEssentialQuestionssidebarsfocusonJesusownwords,helpingyou tackleyouruncertaintieshead-onandmakesenseofyourpersonalstruggles,doubts,andfears. InPursuitofJesusquestionswilldrawyouclosertoJesusandothersthroughprovocativeyet enrichingdiscussionstartersaboutChrist. Featuresinclude:OldTestamentIntroductionby TonyCampoloNewTestamentIntroductionbyDerwinGrayJesusName,Titles,and NicknamesinRedThroughouttheNewTestamentNLTDictionary/ConcordanceJesus AnswersLifesEssentialQuestionsReferenceListOneChapterPerDayBibleReadingPlanAvailableinThreeColors:CharcoalSimulatedLeatherMarsala(redtone)Simulated LeatherTurquoiseSimulatedLeatherBoxPackaging

Both And

Author: Rich Nathan
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830837663
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Rich Nathan and Insoo Kim have got some good news for an either-or world. Walking you through seven impasses in the journey of faith—progress or orthodoxy? unity or diversity? justice or mercy?—the authors show why the life centered in Christ (the God-man) is life in the liberating reality of the both-and.

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470716755
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“If all I did for the next 10 years was pass along this book to hungry youth leaders, I would have a fruitful decade.” —Dave Rahn, Senior Vice President and Chief Ministry Officer for Youth For Christ “In this book, Rick calls us to run arm-in-arm with teenagers—to the epicenter of that mystery, that person, that incarnate child, that troublemaker, that up-ender, that ultimate rescuer.” —Mark Oestreicher, Partner, The Youth Cartel There’s a surging hunger among teenagers for Jesus. New research shows that they want a clearer understanding of what Jesus really said and did, and how faith in matters in their lives. In fact, that desire is so deep, it’s #1 on their “wish list” for what they’d like to talk about at church. But are we doing that? Even though we assume that everything we do in youth ministry is about Jesus, the evidence is clear:That’s not what our students say they’re experiencing. So what would a youth ministry look like if it shifted toward a passionate, persistent, and permeating focus on drawing students into a closer orbit around Jesus? Inside the pages of Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry, you’ll discover the foundation for a ministry that is Jesus-centered, along with the bricks for building it. You’ll discover that not only is it possible to create this kind of ministry, it’s also essential that you pursue this path. Eight years after his book was first published, introducing the language and structure of a new way of doing youth ministry, author and longtime Group Magazine editor Rick Lawrence has completely rewritten and revised Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry. It’s packed with new insight, new research, and dozens of field-tested ideas for planting and nurturing a ministry environment that is Jesus-magnetic. Help satisfy teenagers’ hunger for Jesus in richly nourishing and sustaining ways by shifting the orbit of your ministry.