By R. Kent Hughes
Dynamic churches—congregations which are experiencing exceptional progress, Christian ministries that God is utilizing to take down partitions, church buildings the place souls are being kept and lives transformed–inspire us and make for nice examining. The booklet of Acts, the divinely encouraged historical past of the early church, is all this and more.
In the author's phrases: "One cause i like to check the booklet of Acts is its specialty. it's the sourcebook for the unfold of early Christianity. with no it we might recognize little in regards to the apostolic church other than what will be gleaned from Paul's epistles. it's the chronicle of the spreading flame of the Holy Spirit."
In this welcome boost to the Preaching the notice sequence, Pastor Kent Hughes explores the foremost narratives of the ebook of acts, together with the delivery of the church, daring gospel preaching leading to the prospering of the church, and the dramatic missionary trips of the Apostle Paul.
Read or Download Acts: The Church Afire (Preaching the Word) PDF
Best christian reference books
Jesus Sermon at the Mount ends with the myth of the developers on rock or sand. Doing what Jesus asks ends up in development a lifestyles that endures now not doing it ends up in catastrophe. the alternative is ours, and its a frightening one. How do we learn those phrases in order that we will comprehend what Jesus intended and do it? during this ebook, Scripture pupil Dennis Hamm takes an in-depth examine the Sermon at the Mount within the Gospel of Matthew and the Sermon at the simple within the Gospel of Luke, paying precise awareness to the exact methods those evangelists current and interpret Jesus teachings.
For the prior a number of a long time reviews at the inner workings of the evangelical church have mirrored a move clear of sturdy theological instructing from the pulpit. Too usually, sound biblical preaching has been changed with prosperity sermons, enterprise versions, and self-help treatments that experience produced a new release of believers that experience turn into steadily blind to the Bible and Christian doctrines.
What, if whatever, does Jesus of Nazareth need to do with philosophy? this query motivates this number of essays from top theologians, philosophers, and biblical students. half I portrays Jesus in his first-century highbrow and historic context, getting to highbrow affects and contributions and contemporaneous related styles of idea.
During this quantity scholarly voices from assorted contexts and social destinations are amassed jointly to convey new or unusual points of biblical texts to mild, targeting problems with intertextuality. Samuel, Kings and Chronicles I sheds gentle from new views on subject matters in those so-called old books together with Asian American and chinese language readings, problems with land, family tree and maleness.
- Soak In My Love My Bride
- The Epistle of Jesus to the Church: A Commentary on the Revelation
- The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament)
- Paul and the Gentiles: Remapping the Apostle's Convictional World
- Song Notes - Short Devotionals fromthe Book of Psalms
Additional info for Acts: The Church Afire (Preaching the Word)
Acts: The Church Afire (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes