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Jesus Economy : A Biblical View Of Poverty The Currency Of Love And A Patte$16.99Add to cart
You know people around the world are struggling. A homeless man holds a sign that reads, “Anything helps.” A poor child lives in a slum swarming with flies. A refugee mother is on the brink of starvation. You ask yourself, “But what can I do about such big problems?”
You’re looking for long-term solutions. John D. Barry shares incredible, and often shocking, stories about working among the impoverished and unchurched in the U.S. and abroad. And since Barry is a Bible scholar, Jesus’ Economy is also deeply rooted in the Scriptures. It is a personal, sometimes funny, often heartbreaking account that presents a revolutionary pattern for lasting change.
Jesus’ Economy is based on self-sacrifice. His currency is love. It’s called Jesus’ Economy because it’s about creating a spiritual and physical economy for those who need it most. Here is a thoroughly biblical and compassionate pattern for addressing issues of poverty and offering the hope of the gospel. Jesus’ Economy
– Shows how you as an individual can best encourage renewal in your community.
– Demonstrates how your church community or any group can alleviate poverty.
– Presents a unified plan for creating jobs, spreading the gospel, and meeting basic needs.
– Focuses on community development and sustainability– lasting change, globally and locally.
Jesus’ Economy is a call to address our own spiritual poverty–as people who can too easily become distant from Christ–and it is a call to address the physical poverty all around us in a smart and sustainable way. Jesus’ teachings show that with simple, everyday choices, you can make the world a better place and create enduring change. Here’s how to live Jesus’ economy–a currency of love.
Parables : Portraits Of Gods Kingdom In Matthew Mark And Luke$10.99Add to cart
Although Jesus’ parables may seem simple on the surface, they convey deep and complex truths about God’s Kingdom.
The parables Jesus uses in his teaching aren’t merely illustrations or moral tales. They are intricate stories that reveal the mysteries central to the kingdom of God.
In this volume of the Not Your Average Bible Study series, John D. Barry unravels the many layers of Jesus’ parables, showing us the radical truths contained within. With an eye toward practical application and personal reflection, this Bible study is the perfect way to study the teachings of Jesus on your own or in a group.
1 Peter : We Are Refugees$7.95Add to cart
As the old adage goes, you have to ask the right questions before you can get the right answers. And that’s exactly what the Not Your Average Bible Study series helps you do. Rather than spoon-feeding you with individual facts, this study of 1 Peter coaches you on how to think through the text as a whole. Tested and proven in Bible Study Magazine, it’s perfect for group and individual studies alike.
Peter shows us that we are refugees. His letter, written to persecuted Christians, is one of hope. Although we may face trials and experience pain and confusion in our life journeys, our inheritance is “kept in heaven.” Like early Christians, we are en route to a far greater kingdom. And we are not alone in our journey-Jesus shows us the way. He bears our burdens and teaches us how to live.
Each section of the guide begins with a concise introduction, providing context for the biblical passage. Next, you’ll consider questions designed to prompt your own in-depth study. You’ll also find specific prayer suggestions, along with ideas for further research.
Experience the joy of discovering biblical insights for yourself – then apply these lessons to your everyday life.
Malachi : Easy Doesnt Change The World$7.95Add to cart
So often we affirm God’s love until things go wrong. In anger, anxiety, or pain, we doubt His goodness or involvement in our lives. Like the Israelites of Malachi’s day, we cry out, “How have you loved us?” The words of the prophet Malachi both comfort us with God’s love and challenge us to reciprocate that love-even in dark times. Malachi shows us that we need a savior.
Cutting Ties With Darkness (Student/Study Guide)$12.99Add to cart
The story behind 2 Corinthians is one of pain and heartache. The Apostle Paul is wrestling to maintain his relationship with the young church in Corinth that he established. Paul writes this deeply personal letter to pick up the pieces of a broken relationship. We all have painful stories and relationships that are on the rocks. In Cutting Ties with Darkness, John D. Barry explores how we deal with these scars in light of Jesus’ example. How do we discern when to reconcile and when to walk away? In these relationships, our own judgment can become clouded. Paul tells us that we must cut ties with the darkness-both within ourselves and in others-before we’re able to rebuild our lives on the redemption of Jesus.
James : Simply The Gospel$8.95Add to cart
It’s easy to get tangled up in the cares of this world and forget what’s important in life. When we lose sight of the big picture, James reminds us what truly matters: simply the gospel. He challenges us to be “doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” The gospel should define how we think, feel, and act.
Hebrews : How Jesus Speaks Into Everything$10.95Add to cart
Hebrews was written for people like us – struggling Christians seeking to know God better. The ancient communities who received this letter faced temptation, suffering, and doubt. Understanding God’s message for them helps us embrace what God is saying to His church today.
Colossians : Being Like Jesus$8.95Add to cart
At some point, everyone experiences real suffering – pain, disappointment, sickness, abuse. Paul’s message to the Colossian church – and to us – is that suffering isn’t senseless or worthless. Chained in a Roman prison, Paul tells us how suffering can be an opportunity for Christ to show His power and glory in us.
Connect The Testaments$16.95Add to cart
Much of what we learn serves an immediate purpose, but God’s Word has eternal value. That’s why it is vital that we seek His Spirit daily through prayer and Bible study. Connect the Testaments is designed to help you in your daily pursuit of God.
Connect the Testaments is a 365-day devotional with a custom reading plan that covers the entire Bible over one year, explaining difficult and complex passages along the way. Each day you’ll read from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and poetic literature. Daily devotionals offer insight into the text, explanations for difficult passages, and glimpses into how the Scripture passages are connected-as well as what those connections teach us about living for Jesus. Thought-provoking questions help you reflect on how you can apply each passage to everyday life.