What Jesus Did

Author: Robert D. Prescott-Ezickson
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 9780788023101
Size: 18.22 MB
Format: PDF
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The acronym WWJD (What would Jesus do?) has become a popular device for making ethical and moral decisions, and evaluating how we should act in a wide range of situations. But this seemingly ubiquitous slogan has also been used to trivialize Jesus and use his name to endorse some activity or product. Now we also hear questions like: What would Jesus eat? What would Jesus wear? What would Jesus drive? Enough already! If you want to consider this question seriously, then the best way to find the answer to WWJD is to investigate what Jesus actually did while he was here on earth. Jesus Christ was a real man who lived in a real time and a real place--and his words and deeds are recorded in the four Gospels. Once we carefully study the Gospels and become familiar with what Jesus did, then we will be in a better position to discern what Jesus would do now. What Jesus Did is an in-depth look at the life of Jesus, including his birth, his parables, his miracles, his sayings, his death, and his resurrection. The unique format of this study guide makes it an excellent resource for a preaching series, Sunday school lessons, group Bible study, or personal devotional reading. Each chapter is built around a series of questions to help you gain deeper meaning and insight from the scriptures. And because Jesus expects us to turn learning into doing and live according to his example, each chapter also includes a WWJD action step for applying his teachings in our daily lives.

Paul Behaving Badly

Author: E. Randolph Richards
Publisher: IVP Books
ISBN: 0830844724
Size: 17.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to those in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not just in the ways we might think. Take another look at Paul and see why this "worst of sinners" dares to say, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

Jesus Was Not A Nice Guy

Author: Rev. Kory Wilcoxson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483540665
Size: 13.21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"You faithless generation..." "I came to send fire on the earth..." "Get behind me, Satan!" Do you wonder which smarmy evangelist spouted this incendiary phrases? How about the one who lived 2000 years ago and was nailed to a cross? Jesus Christ was a savior, prophet, healer...nice guy? We may want to have a friend in Jesus, but some of the things he says in the Bible make him sound like - there's no other way to say it - a jerk. "Jesus Was NOT a Nice Guy" explores those passages in depth, and provides practical ways we can relate to Jesus when he acts less than Messiah-like.

Unicorns Are Jerks

Author: Theo Nicole Lorenz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1477468528
Size: 12.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unicorns think they're so great because they're all mysterious and magical, but they can be real jerks sometimes. This coloring book features eighteen examples of unicorns texting in theaters, farting in elevators, eating your leftovers, and generally acting like jerks.

How Not To Be A Dick

Author: Meghan Doherty
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781936976027
Size: 14.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers practical advice for avoiding antisocial or unpleasant behavior in several common settings by communicating effectively, being considerate, respecting others, avoiding overgeneralization, taking responsibility, and helping others.

Jesus Religion

Author: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781400205400
Size: 12.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.