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This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel.

Author: John Dickson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310572022

Category: Religion

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This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems. It can make those who are not confident about speaking—of anything, let alone Jesus—feel inadequate and self-conscious in the task of reaching out to others. Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ’s mission just by talking. But the reality is that the Lord wants our whole life, not just our lips, in the task of bringing the gospel to the world. Every facet of our lives can be used by God to promote the news of his power and mercy. In this practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith, John Dickson offers refreshing insight into the ways that all Christians can and should be involved in spreading the good news of Jesus. While not all Christians are called and gifted to become evangelists, we are all called to promote the gospel through a wide range of activities—prayer, financial partnership, good deeds, godly lives, public worship, daily conversation, etc.—with and without our lips. As readers engage with this book, grapple with its arguments and hear the stories of people coming to faith, they will be inspired to see the whole of life as significant for bringing the gospel to the world, and they will be liberated out of guilt and self-consciousness in evangelism into becoming perfectly natural promoters of Jesus Christ.
2010-06-08 By John Dickson

This story chronicles the faith and obedience of Wally and Norma Wenge and the faithfulness of God during the early days of Gleanings for the Hungry.

Author: Steve Witmer

Publisher: Harmon Press

ISBN: 9780979907616

Category: Religion

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This story chronicles the faith and obedience of Wally and Norma Wenge and the faithfulness of God during the early days of Gleanings for the Hungry. Gleanings, a Ministry of YWAM, provides millions of servings of dehydrated food (fruit, soup mix, etc.) each week! All this nutritious food is shipped overseas, distributed to the hungry poor by missionary and ministry partners. This story was too good not to be shared!
2008-07-01 By Steve Witmer

given us a mission, to live as subjects of His kingdom and demonstrate kingdom values in all that we do, and to share the good news of the kingdom to all the earth. Nearly 25 years ago, at the weekly men's fellowship gathering at my ...

Author: Jack A. Pratt

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604777246

Category: Religion

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In an open and refreshing style author and Minister of the Lord Jesus Christ shares God's Kingdom Living Plan for mankind. Straightforward teaching on how we may obtain citizenship in the Kingdom, while here on Earth, is presented in an exciting and easy to follow format. Jesus primary message remains the Good News that the Kingdom of Heaven has been reestablished, "as in Heaven, here on Earth." By following the simple, easy to understand guidelines, God's children can experience the promised abundant life right now. Jack and his wife Marie are the founders of King of Kings Helps Ministry and have served as Children Pastors, Radio and Jail Ministers, Missionaries, and Evangelists for over twenty years. Their work for the Kingdom is centered upon the Ministry of Jesus, the Ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the Ministry of the Word of God. Jack has written and published two books prior to this one. "The Adventures of Janisha and Gabrielle; Angels and the Mighty Rushing Wind," a historically account of America's Second Great Awaking in the 1800 depicting Angelic involvement in the affairs that led to the Civil War. "Miracles in the Manager," is the story of the eight angel 'girls' and the animals they select to be present in the manager the night Jesus is born. The Angel Girls Adventure children series are planned for release soon.
2008-02-01 By Jack A. Pratt

Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2002), 16. ... John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Grand Rapids: ...

Author: David M. Gustafson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467452595

Category: Religion

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In light of our increasingly post-Christian Western contexts, David Gustafson offers a mission-oriented ecclesiology that moves from missional theory to practices of missional engagement. Introducing “God’s human drama” as a way to explain the gospel within God’s redemptive story, he outlines specific ways for pastors and church leaders to shape a “gospeling” culture within their congregations. Gustafson expertly lays the foundations of and approaches to evangelism that are seminal and apt for the church today.
2019-02-14 By David M. Gustafson

The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Preaching the Gospel with More Than Our Lips . Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010 . Goheen, Michael W . “The Missional Calling of Believers in the World: Lesslie Newbigin's Contribution,” in A ...

Author: Michael W. Goheen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830895434

Category: Religion

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2014 Best Texts of Missiology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Mission--a driving force in the long Christian story--today is often cast as the embarrassing relative of tall-steeple religiosity. In our wider culture it's now tucked in the endnotes of book-club histories or forms the ghostlike ellipses in the six o'clock news. But in Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen brings the vibrant history, motivation and challenges of Christian mission to the fore. Through the centuries Christian mission has always been recalibrating, retooling and reevangelizing. It has repeatedly taken surprising turns as it is carried along by the Spirit of God. Goheen's introduction to mission's biblical, theological and historical dimensions engages the present and anticipates the future. As he unfolds the major issues of the global and urban, the pluralistic and wholistic contexts of mission today, he lays the ground for engaging in God s great kingdom enterprise. This full-scale text incorporates the keen missional insights of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch and other formative thinkers. It will be a valued resource not only for those in crosscultural contexts but also for those engaged in reevangelizing the West.
2014-08-14 By Michael W. Goheen

Clearly, Paul does not expect every Christian to imitate his specific missionary activities or methods He does not ... the fulfillment of the mission of God As John Dickson reminds us, one of the “best kept secrets” of Christian mission ...

Author: Dean Flemming

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830864720

Category: Religion

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Should our proclamation of the gospel be in words or deeds or both? What do the Scriptures say? New Testament scholar and missionary Dean Flemming takes a look at this disputed question. Rooted in the Old Testament and covering the Gospels, Paul, Acts, Peter and Revelation, Flemming provides a biblically sound basis for holistic evangelism.
2013-10-04 By Dean Flemming

The church must at least, he says, reassert its authority to tell Christians if and when they may kill, rather than ceding that authority to ... The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips.

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725234666

Category: Religion

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
2015-01-27 By D. A. Carson

In The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips, 111–40. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. Gilbert, Greg. What Is the Gospel? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010. Packer, J. I., and Thomas C. Oden.

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310093985

Category: Religion

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Gospel-Centered Theology for Today Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including: A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know. Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure. Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.
2020-10-20 By Michael F. Bird

Cited in Trevin Wax, “The Justification Debate: A Primer,” Christianity Today 53.6 (2009): 34–35. See also John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, ...

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310494423

Category: Religion

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Evangelical Theology is a systematic theology written from the perspective of a biblical scholar. Michael F. Bird contends that the center, unity, and boundary of the evangelical faith is the evangel (= gospel), as opposed to things like justification by faith or inerrancy. The evangel is the unifying thread in evangelical theology and the theological hermeneutic through which the various loci of theology need to be understood. Using the gospel as a theological leitmotif—an approach to Christian doctrine that begins with the gospel and sees each loci through the lens of the gospel—this text presents an authentically evangelical theology, as opposed to an ordinary systematic theology written by an evangelical theologian. According to the author, theology is the drama of gospelizing—performing and living out the gospel in the theatre of Christian life. The text features tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion. The end of every part includes a “What to Take Home” section that gives students a run-down on what they need to know. And since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, the author applies his unique sense of humor in occasional “Comic Belief” sections so that students may enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure.
2013-10-29 By Michael F. Bird

Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian Bruce Riley Ashford, Heath A. Thomas ... John P. Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010), 162.

Author: Bruce Riley Ashford

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493416714

Category: Religion

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This accessible overview shows how the Bible--with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres--comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life. Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible's overarching narrative as the story that encompasses everything. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian's life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts.
2019-04-16 By Bruce Riley Ashford

The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. A wellwritten introductory treatment of Christian mission, emphasizing the need to promote the gospel with words and deeds. Wolters, Albert M. Creation Regained: ...

Author: Bruce Riley Ashford

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577996217

Category: Religion

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Jesus is Lord over everything. So his lordship should shape every aspect of life. But what impact does faith really have on our day-today existence? And how should we, as Christians, interact with the culture? In Every Square Inch, Bruce Ashford skillfully navigates such questions. Drawing on sources like Abraham Kuyper, C.S. Lewis, and Francis Schaeffer, he shows how our faith is relevant to all dimensions of culture. The gospel informs everything we do. We cannot maintain the artificial distinction between "sacred" and "secular." We must proclaim Jesus with our lips and promote him with our lives, no matter what cultural contexts we may find ourselves in.

[ 11 ] See John 1:14 . [ 12 ] John Dickson , The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission : Promoting the Gospel with More than Our Lips ( Grand Rapids , MI : Zondervan , 2010 ) , 93 . [ 13 ] Dickson , Best Kept Secret , 93 .

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631468537

Category: Religion

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Jesus is different. Go and do likewise. Many Christians have become comfortable letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the world sees itself. We are called to be eccentric—off center, unique, different; not conformed to the patterns of the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. By the grace of God we are not only dissatisfied by sin but increasingly uncompelled by conventionality. So resist the allure of acceptability. Get back to the unsafe roots of our faith. Be equipped to surprise the world with the Good News it didn’t even know it was waiting for. Challenge the way things are by living a life that has been truly set free by Christ.
2018-09-04 By Michael Frost

Found in John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010). 4. Stephen Neill, A History of Christian Missions (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1986), 22. 5. Patrick Lai, “The Business of Building ...

Author: J.D. Greear

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310515258

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be. When Jesus gave his disciples the Great Commission, he revealed that the key for reaching the world with the gospel is found in sending, not gathering. Though many churches focus time and energy on attracting people and counting numbers, the real mission of the church isn’t how many people you can gather. It’s about training up disciples and then sending them out. The true measure of success for a church should be its sending capacity, not its seating capacity. But there is a cost to this. To see ministry multiply, we must release the seeds God has placed in our hands. And to do that, we must ask ourselves whether we are concerned more with building our kingdom or God’s. In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.
2015-07-28 By J.D. Greear

The Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. Berry, Wendell. ... The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Author: Michael W. Goheen

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493419845

Category: Religion

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This book argues that God's mission is broad and that all of us can live with missional intentionality by understanding the many facets of missions and focusing on a particular calling. Just like different instruments of a symphony harmonize together, each aspect of human participation in mission--evangelism, justice initiatives, poverty alleviation, faithful work in the marketplace, art--helps us play our part in God's work in the world. Combining expertise from a mission scholar and a working pastor, the book includes practical examples and tools to help readers imagine their part in God's mission.
2019-09-17 By Michael W. Goheen

From L. T. Johnson, The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Matters (New York: Doubleday, 2003), 31. ... John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Grand Rapids: ...

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310531487

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture.
2016-06-07 By Scot McKnight

John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010), p. 93. 2. Dickson, Best Kept Secret, p. 94. CHAPTER TWO— A NEW SET OF HABITS 1. David Bosch, Believing in the Future (Harrisburg, ...

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631465178

Category: Religion

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Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world—and both we and the world suffer for it. Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model—Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others’ lives—will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly. Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!
2016-01-14 By Michael Frost

Basil provided these instructions to prepare Christians for gospel witness. They were instructed in the precepts of the gospel, ... Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission, 94; Cf. Stark, Rise of Christianity, 83–84, 189. 23.

Author: Steven M. Studebaker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666733709

Category: Religion

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Post-Christendom Studies publishes research on the nature of Christian identity and mission in the contexts of post-Christendom. Post-Christendom refers to places, both now and in the past, where Christianity was once a significant cultural presence, though not necessarily the dominant religion. Sometimes “Christendom” refers to the official link between church and state. The term “post-Christendom” is often associated with the rise of secularization, religious pluralism, and multiculturalism in western countries over the past sixty years. Our use of the term is broader than that however. Egypt for example can be considered a post-Christendom context. It was once a leading center of Christianity. “Christendom” moreover does not necessarily mean official public and dominant religion. For example, under Saddam Hussein, Christianity was probably a minority religion, but, for the most part, Christians were left alone. After America deposed Saddam, Christians began to flee because they became a persecuted minority. In that sense, post-Saddam Iraq is an experience of post-Christendom—it is a shift from a cultural context in which Christians have more or less freedom to exercise their faith to one where they are persecuted and/or marginalized for doing so.
2021-08-17 By Steven M. Studebaker

John Dickson, The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013), 115–23. Chapter 4 1. C. S. Lewis, “Answers to Ouestions on Christianity,” in God in the Dock ...

Author: Bruce Riley Ashford

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535905152

Category: Political Science

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What does it mean to be an American Christian? In Letters to an American Christian, Bruce Riley Ashford, author of One Nation Under God, addresses overarching issues of the relationship of Christianity and politics, speaks to the way historic Christian belief informs specific hot-button political issues, and challenges readers to take seriously both our heavenly and earthly citizenships. Written as a series of letters to "Christian"—a young college student who is a new believer—Letters to an American Christian will help every reader think carefully about how Christianity informs what it means to be an American. In the midst of a rapidly changing national and political landscape, Letters to an American Christian reminds us of two important truths: we cannot afford to shrink away from our earthly citizenship, and we cannot afford to lose sight of our heavenly citizenship.
2018-06-01 By Bruce Riley Ashford

Dickson, J., 2010, The best kept secret of Christian mission: Promoting the Gospel with More than our lips, Zondervan [Kindle Edition], Grand Rapids, MI. Dingemans, G. D. J., 1987, Een huis om in te women. Schetsen en bouwstenen voor ...

Author: Nelus Niemandt

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781928523055

Category: Religion

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The purpose and aim of this book is to develop an appropriate leadership model for missional churches. This implies a positioning of this book within the broader theology of mission and a consensus on the theology of the Missio Dei, originating at the 1952 conference of the International Missionary Council in Willingen, Germany. In this approach to the theology of mission, mission is understood as the work of the Trinitarian God, and the church is privileged to participate in God’s mission. It is against this background that the growing consensus on missional ecclesiology challenges leadership models developed for a different time and a different kind of church (with less or no emphasis on the missional character of the church). The aim is to reflect theologically on the role of leadership in the missional church. What kind of ideas about power, authority and leadership are appropriate for a missional church? New missional challenges demand new ideas about missional leadership. Church organisation and leadership reflects a theological position – there is a strong relation between ecclesiology and church organisation. The nature of the church provides the framework to understand the character of the church. What the church is determines what the church does. The church organises what it does and agrees on rules that regulate ministries and organisation. Issues such as the way the church organises and governs what it does, and thus church leadership, need to be answered against this background and understanding. Church polity and organisation, as well as leadership, must reflect the identity, calling, life and order of the church. This book, therefore, addresses life in the Trinity, participation in the Missio Dei and contours of the missional church as the point of entry to develop leadership insights. It contributes towards the development of an appropriate model of leadership for missional churches, because although recent developments in the theology of mission comprehensively addressed the area of missional ecclesiology, there is a gap in the development of a leadership model based on the concept of authority in the missional church.
2019-12-12 By Nelus Niemandt

Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not. ... Jesus (Mack Stiles) The Best-Kept Secret of Christian Mission (John Dickson) Autobiographies and biographies of missionaries: ...

Author: Erik Raymond

Publisher: The Good Book Company

ISBN: 9781910307922

Category: Religion

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Luke wrote his Gospel to offer his first readers, and his readers today, certainty over the truth of the gospel, and joy that God's promises have been fulfilled with the coming of his King. With a close attention to the text and a focus on real-life application, Mike McKinley brings face to face with Jesus in a way that is fresh and compelling for both experienced and new readers of the first twelve chapters of Luke's Gospel.
2015-04-13 By Erik Raymond

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