You Don T Have To Be Perfect To Follow Jesus

Author: Mike Yaconelli
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310742641
Size: 53.30 MB
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Discipleship means being like the Big Twelve disciples, right? But when you read the Gospels and Acts, it’s clear the disciples weren’t always on top of things. In fact, the disciples were clueless, selfish, erratic, inconsistent, and faithless at least half the time. But Jesus loved them and used them all the more for it. Author Mike Yaconelli scrubs away centuries of sentimental buildup and shows there’s hope for us too. In this updated thirty-day devotional, you’ll experience thirty character traits that are marks of a disciple, from boldness to weakness to preparedness. Each reading includes an event from Scripture, a description of that day’s trait, first-person commentary, the obvious and not-so-obvious truth lesson, and questions and journaling space that invite you to ponder and write about your experience. Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 and 11-12.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 and 11-12.2

Messy Spirituality

Author: Mike Yaconelli
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310867878
Size: 17.13 MB
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I Guess I’m Not a Very Good Christian . . .Do you feel like:I don’t pray enoughI don’t read my Bible enoughI don’t share my faith enoughI don’t love God enoughI’m not committed enoughI’m not spiritual enoughThen this book is for you. Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who have been convinced that we just don’t do Christianity right. We spend most of our lives worried about what we don’t do instead of what we have done, focused on our imperfections instead of God’s fondness for the imperfect. Why? Because we’ve been bombarded with books, tapes, talks, seminars, and movies convincing us that real Christianity is all about perfection.Michael Yaconelli dares to suggest that imperfection, infiniteness, and messiness are, in fact, the earmarks of true Christianity; that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided . . . and gloriously liberating. What if genuine faith begins with admitting we will never have our act completely together? Maybe messy disciples are exactly the kind of imperfect people Jesus came to earth for and whose company he actually enjoyed--and still enjoys. If you want to find Jesus today, look for him in the midst of burned-out believers, moral misfits, religious incompetents . . . men and women whose lives are, well, messy. Messy Spirituality is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to’s and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

30 Days Of Inspiration And Hope

Author: Troy Daniel Black
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543134384
Size: 29.23 MB
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Inspire Your Walk with Christ I invite you to join me for the next 30 days on a journey filled with hope. As you read this book, my desire is that you will develop a closer walk with Jesus Christ and a greater understanding of His love for you. I believe that the more in step we are with our Savior, the more our days will be filled with hope and our actions will be inspired by grace. These devotionals cover topics such as peace, strength, direction, courage, passion, provision, and acceptance. I use stories and illustrations to paint a clear picture of how God's amazing grace can be applied to different areas of life. No matter what you are going through, there is a hope for your tomorrow that can only be found in the truth of God's Word and in a relationship with Him. Raise your hopes with me as we walk through the next 30 days together. FROM THE BACK COVER: Walk with Hope. Walk with Inspiration. Walk with Jesus. The Word of God promises us that we can have hope even in the hardest of times. We get to claim this promise by abiding in Christ. However, how often do we look for hope in our circumstances instead of in Jesus? My prayer is that as you read this book, you will get to know Him on a more personal level and allow His love and His Spirit to renew your strength. I believe that with Jesus, there is always hope. For more content from Author Troy Black, visit the Troy Black Youtube Channel or You can also connect with Troy at

The Songs Of Jesus

Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0525955143
Size: 72.94 MB
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The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible's songbook--Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the psalms. If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within God's kingdom.

When God Shows Up

Author: Robert Noland
Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing
ISBN: 9781424550883
Size: 62.30 MB
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In the early 1970s, America was in great turmoil. As the "sexual revolution" took hold, thousands of young people, desperately searching for truth, began following Christ, launching what became known as "The Jesus Movement." In 1973, Woodlawn High in Birmingham, Alabama was forcibly integrated with 500 students bussed into the school. Hatred and racism ruled the day. But a spiritual awakening captured the hearts of the football team. The love of Jesus miraculously changed the face of a community. Woodlawn is the true story of this journey to revival, bringing about the largest high school football game ever played in the city with 40,000 attending and the rise of its first African American superstar football player--Tony Nathan. Is a spiritual awakening possible today? Can the powerful presence of God turn the tide? The answer is yes--but it begins with you. The Woodlawn Devotional book provides a 40-day pilgrimage toward renewal and transformation through faith in Jesus Christ. Follow the inspiring story of Touchdown Tony Nathan and the Woodlawn team who changed a city, while looking into your own heart for a fresh start and a new outlook of hope for a brighter day.

All In All Journaling Devotional

Author: Sophie Hudson
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1462743404
Size: 46.95 MB
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Written by popular author and blogger Sophie Hudson, this elegant devotional journal reminds teen girls that Jesus is their All in All—over all, through all, and in all that they do.

Trust Without Borders

Author: Arabah Joy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499638806
Size: 59.99 MB
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Trust Without Borders is a vulnerable and compelling 40 day devotional intended to deepen, strengthen, and stretch the reader's trust in God. This unique devotional is story- driven, taking the reader on a magnificent journey from leafy suburban America to the chaotic streets of Asia. Part memoir and part spiritual guide, Trust Without Borders gently weaves biblical truth with life's everyday situations, from the daily mundane of dishes and laundry to helping a needy stranger on a crowded subway. The result is an invitation for you too to see every aspect of your life as an opportunity to trust God, an invitation to trust without borders.

Wonder Fear And Longing

Author: Mark Yaconelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310283604
Size: 36.58 MB
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In our hectic lives, it s easy to forget that prayer is more about a conversation and experience with God than it is a request line. This book is an invitation to meaningful prayer. Through stories, images, contemplative exercises, poetry, classical prayers, and creative meditations on prayer, you ll explore ten human experiences where prayer originates: love, desire, fear, suffering, compassion, brokenness, rest, reflection, wonder, and gratitude."

30 Words

Author: Jarrid Wilson
Publisher: Kirkdale Press
ISBN: 1577997638
Size: 35.64 MB
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More than anything, our God wants us to spend time with him. But in a culture of instant downloads and drive-through lattes, we learn that faster is better and slowing down is not an option. If we look carefully at Scripture, though, we see God has calling us to live intentionally—relationally—with him. 30 Words includes verses for meditation, discussion questions for group study or personal reflection, and quotes from Christian leaders. Each day, you'll focus on a single word that can teach us about God and daily relationship with him. And along the way, you’ll find encouragement to open your heart, mind, and soul to God—helping you build a habit of spiritual development with the power to transform your life and faith.

The Gift Of Hard Things

Author: Mark Yaconelli
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899197
Size: 73.59 MB
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In many ways society teaches us to try to have everything under our control. If we are honest, we tend to think that this can be true even of our spiritual lives. But Mark Yaconelli eloquently expresses the reality of our situation: "We are small, sensitive creatures with short lifespans, in a world that is often chaotic, capricious, mysterious, terrible and wonderful all at the same time. Failure, disappointment, loss and other difficult experiences call us to accept our humanity, feel grateful for what has been given, receive the care of others and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit." Using extraordinary stories from his own life and the lives of others, Yaconelli offers a narrative journey through ways in which disappointments have turned into gifts. In these pages are a wealth of spiritual practices that will carry us deeper into the grace we find in unexpected places.