Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526071
Year 2002
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing
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In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Many of us would be relieved if God had placed our sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model. God's plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ. All of his children are called into ministry, and each of them needs the daily intervention this ministry provides. God uses people, who need change themselves, as instruments of change in others. Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory

In the Fellowship of His Suffering

In the Fellowship of His Suffering Author Elahe Hessamfar
ISBN-10 9780718843472
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher The Lutterworth Press
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Schizophrenia is often considered one of the most destructive forms of mental illness. Elahe HessamfarÕs personal experience with her daughterÕs illness has led her to ask some pressing and significant questions about the cause and nature of schizophrenia and the ChurchÕs role in its treatment. With a candid and revealing look at the history of mental illness, In the Fellowship of His Suffering describes schizophrenia as a variation of human expression. Hessamfar uses a deeply theological rather than pathological approach to interpret the schizophrenic experience and the effect it has on both the patients and their families. Effectively drawing on the Bible as a source of knowledge for understanding mental illness, she offers a reflective yet innovative view of whether the Church could or should intervene in such encounters and what such an intervention might look like. HessamfarÕs comprehensive work will provoke powerful responses from anyone interested in the prominent social issue of mental illness. Her portrayal of the raging debate between treating ÒinsanityÓ either pastorally or medically will enthral readers, be they Christians, medical students or those in the field of psychiatry and social sciences.

Exalting Jesus In Ephesians

Exalting Jesus In Ephesians Author Tony Merida
ISBN-10 9780805496727
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
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This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.

How People Change

How People Change Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273905
Year 2008-05-22
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.

Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 1935273043
Year 2010-07
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher
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Author Paul David Tripp has designed this dynamic Study Guide based on his best-selling book, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. Formerly published as Helping Others Change, this updated and reformatted Instruments in the Redeemers Hands Study Guide will equip you and your church to be a part of the change process in another person's life.

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling Author James MacDonald
ISBN-10 9780736951463
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God’s people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people’s confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God’s Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations. Readers of this book will: Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling. Be encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges. Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick. The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. The first half of the book emphasizes a practical theology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Though accessible to all Christians, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.

Seeing with New Eyes

Seeing with New Eyes Author David Powlison
ISBN-10 087552608X
Year 2003
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing
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This book consists of essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor written over almost twenty years. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific psychological problems. This book explores two main topics. Scripture: Gods voice speaks into real life to reveal the gaze and intentions of the Christ who pursues us. How do we embrace, probe, and unravel Scripture? Understanding people amid their real life struggles: How do we embrace, probe, and unravel the problems of daily life?

Counseling

Counseling Author John F. MacArthur
ISBN-10 9780785215202
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Solid theological foundations of biblical counseling are clearly presented in contrast to humanistic and secular theories of psychological counseling. A practical, proactive, and relevant book for students, church leaders, and lay people. This collection of writers represents some of America's leading biblical teachers and counselors. Other contributors include: Ken L. Sarles, David Powlison, Douglas Bookman, David B. Maddox, Robert Smith, William W. Goode, and Dennis M. Swanson.

Dangerous Calling

Dangerous Calling Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 9781844749348
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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Applying well-informed critical thinking to questions raised by theologians and scientists alike, Collins examines the relevant biblical and Second Temple Jewish texts, to discover whether they really do support the traditional position. He also considers the biblical view of human uniqueness and dignity, and relates these to everyday moral and religious experience, asking whether these too are evidence. He concludes with a description of some sample scenarios for a scientific understanding of human origins. Extensive appendices examine how the material in Genesis relates to similar material from Mesopotamian myths. Collins' goal is to enable readers to think through the issues for themselves. His analysis will strengthen confidence that the traditional Christian story equips us better than any alternatives to engage with life as it is actually encountered in the modern world.

War of Words

War of Words Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526047
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing
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Paul Tripp identifies the attitudes and assumptions behind our words and shows how to develop God-honoring communication.

The Pastor and Counseling

The Pastor and Counseling Author Jeremy Pierre
ISBN-10 9781433545153
Year 2015-04-16
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis—a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share relevant principles from God’s Word, and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. Too often, however, pastors feel unprepared to effectively shepherd their people through difficult circumstances such as depression, adultery, eating disorders, and suicidal thinking. Written to help pastors and church leaders understand the basics of biblical counseling, this book provides an overview of the counseling process from the initial meeting to the final session. It also includes suggestions for cultivating a culture of discipleship within a church and four appendixes featuring a quick checklist, tips for taking notes, and more.

Relationships

Relationships Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273998
Year 2006-11-01
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God's presence to bring believers to the place where: Conflicts actually get resolved Tough conversations turn out positive Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared Casual relationships mature into deep friendships Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded People are honest without being mean A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Tim and Paul's new offering is straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Rather than presenting new or sophisticated techniques to make relationships flourish, the authors instead focus on the basic character qualities that can only be formed in the heart by the gospel. "We are called to be people of great character so that when we do come in contact with the world our character shapes and influences those around us. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves," say Tim and Paul.

How People Change Study Guide

How People Change Study Guide Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 1935273841
Year 2010
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher
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The How People Change Study Guide challenges and equips participants to live out the gospel in their everyday lives. This course helps people to understand the underlying motivations for their actions and gives them specific, practical help in changing long-standing patterns of behavior, so they grow in love for God and others. Based on principles from the book, How People Change, authors Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp now offer this companion guide for use in church-wide training sessions, small groups, Sunday schools, youth groups, or one-on-one discipleship. Each of the twelve lessons includes teaching, homework discussion, CPRCentral truth/Personal application/Relational applicationdetailed illustrations, group discussion guide, and "Make It Real" life applications.

Pursuing Peace

Pursuing Peace Author Robert D. Jones
ISBN-10 9781433530166
Year 2012-07-31
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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A Guide to Resolving Relational Conflict You have conflict in your life—we all do. You encounter it in your home, your workplace, your school, or even your church. All around us tensions exist and disputes persist. Offered here is a step-by-step process for pursuing peace in ALL your relationships and a tool you can use to help others. This guide is: BIBLICAL — relies on the absolute authority, sufficiency, and life-giving power of God’s Spirit-breathed Word CHRIST-CENTERED — depends on the forgiving and empowering grace of Jesus PRACTICAL — provides concrete action steps, case examples, discussion questions, and suggested language to handle specific situations PROVEN — offers tried and true methods from a pastor, professor, counselor, and certified Christian conciliator who has led couples, churches, and Christian schools to make peace for nearly thirty years Packed with wisdom and practical techniques, here is a manageable book on reconciliation that will send you on your way to pursuing peace while helping others to do the same.