Daily Readings From the Life of Christ, Volume 1 by John F. MacArthur Jr.A Christian devotional on the person of Christ
As a Christian, you are called to live like Jesus—a life of courage, joy, passion, and purpose. Forget about the boring stuff—Jesus calls you to new commitment and new strength.
In this first volume of Daily Readings from the Life of Christ, highly acclaimed author and speaker John MacArthur focuses primarily on the Gospel of Matthew, which highlights Jesus as the promised Messiah. Your hungry heart will again be fed and focused on Gods Word, with insights on the life of Jesus, thoughts to ponder, and wisdom gleaned from years of MacArthurs careful study.
Practical and encouraging, these pages are sure to challenge and uplift your heart as you come face-to-face with the infinite wonders of our Saviors life on this earth.
Deut "They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. By now it is unlikely that you have not heard of Jesus Calling. Christian publishers excel at creating these types of fads. In the case of Jesus Calling , the devotional entries are presented as the actual words of Christ, with Him speaking words of encouragement and hope directly to the reader. I have written from the perspective of Jesus speaking, to help readers feel more personally connected with Him. Young pushes back against the notion that her book is inspired.
This was a light bulb post for me. I've always wondered at Luke "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. I've just been puzzled by that, but here you have presented a very plausible theory. I look at this post and then at society and now I can see that we are just ripe for the picking. The days of Lot have been obvious for a while. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I want to thank you for opening my eyes to all of this contemplative prayer stuff.
Does that sound familiar what happened about two thousand years ago with the Apostles? And you know what? And with pen in hand, writing down what He said. Dear Ones, if that is indeed what is happening, then Sarah Young is writing Scripture. I am such-and-such, I know this.
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By Ken Silva pastor-teacher. Bottom line is this: If sinful ecumenicists like Robison and Warren are right, then the Reformers were wrong. At this point I remind you again that the work of Beth Moore has received quite a boost from the aforementioned ecumenicist James Robison. Online source. My days started alone with God, equipped with Bible, devotional book, prayer journal, pen, and coffee. The lives of the writers of inspired Scripture are not normative for the Christian. However, these two women listeners tell us they were personally receiving direct revelations from God Himself to instruct them, unlike us mere mortals who go to Scripture:.
It is interesting that the majority of the devotionals are affirmations rather than commandments which means that the book tends to be more descriptive than prescriptive. It is less about Jesus telling how we are to live, but more about who he is, who we are, and how to enjoy his Presence. It is notable that these affirmations span only a very narrow range of the Christian experience. There is no clear command there for me to obey and no clear word about who Jesus is. Conclusion Jesus Calling is, in its own way, a very dangerous book. Though the theology is largely sound enough, my great concern is that it teaches that hearing words directly from Jesus and then sharing these words with others is the normal Christian experience.
In his book Expository Exultation , John Piper describes how he prays right before preaching. As an elder is reading the text for the sermon, Piper pleads with God for strength and effectiveness in the pulpit. I can relate to that. My first time on a pulpit in a Canadian Reformed Church was in my home congregation in Edmonton. At that time , it was the largest Canadian Reformed Church — over members.