From the very beginning of Christianity, the relationship between the church and the state has been a matter of great concern. The issue remains confusing and contentious for many Christians today, as issues of political activism, religious freedom, and civil disobedience confront those seeking to understand this crucial relationship.
Here Dr. R.C. Sproul examines the relationship by looking at the nature and mission of government, how Christians should view and relate to their governments, the legitimacy of state-established churches, how to deal with abuses of power, and the legitimacy of civil disobedience.
About the Author
Dr. R.C. Sproul is co-pastor of Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Fla., and the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. His many books includes cripture Alone and Everyones a Theologian.
Have you ever looked at your children and wondered: What in the world am I doing? Why did God trust me, of all people, to raise them? Being a parent is one the most difficult jobs many of us will ever undertake. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and many we feel we’re in over our head.
Searching for Sanity offers parents an opportunity to take a breath, dig into God’s Word, and learn from those who have traveled down this road of child-rearing. In short devotions designed for busy moms and dads, you’ll learn how to find specific wisdom from God’s Word to address your unique parenting challenges. Paired with experiences of these Biblical parents, you will find a measure of sanity amidst the chaos.
About the Author
Lindsey Bell is a stay-at-home mother, minister’s wife, chocolate lover, and avid reader. She has written for various publications including: Thriving Family Magazine, The Lookout, Christian Standard, Vista, Standard, and The Carthage Press (Mo). Her devotions have been published in Christ in Youth’s Anticipate, Experience, and Reflect Mission Trip Devotions and Journal (Standard Publishing 2007) and in Big Dreams From Small Spaces (Group 2012). Lindsey graduated as Valedictorian of Ozark Christian College (Bachelor of Biblical Literature and Psychology) in 2006. She and her husband, Keith, live and minister in Missouri with their two children.
A Study of Joshua 1-11
Joshua and the Promised Land is an insightful analysis of the conditions required for God’s people to cross the Jordan River, enter the Promised Land, and win their battles. The types and figures from the book of Joshua are key foreshadows of what is required for us to enter into the fullness of our God-given inheritance and blessing today.
About the Author
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.
Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. Confidence in God in Times of Danger is a passionate explanation of God’s workings in the Book of Esther. The author moves from Biblical insight to practical application in the lives of God’s people today. When the times are turbulent and filled with all manner of possible dangers, the great God of the Bible is in control and can be trusted completely.
“We learn that the most casual events which take place in the affairs of the world are connected with God’s plans respecting His people; and that the most trifling things are appointed and directed by Him to effect His purposes. It decides a question that philosophy has conversed for ages, and will never fathom; recording a number of events, the result of man’s free will, yet evidently appointed of God and directed by His providence. From this book the believer may learn to place unbounded confidence in the care of his God in the utmost danger; and to look to the Lord of omnipotence for deliverance when there is no apparent means of escape.”
Psalm 23 is also known as the Shepherd Psalm and it’s one of the most-loved passages in the entire Bible. In this book in the Search For Truth series, Brian Johnston links in each verse of the Psalm to one of the different names for God that are laid out in the Old Testament – as a great way for us to get to know God better.
CHAPTER ONE: KNOWING GOD…AN INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: KNOWING GOD…AS OUR PROVIDER
CHAPTER THREE: KNOWING GOD…AS OUR PEACE
CHAPTER FOUR: KNOWING GOD…AS OUR HEALER
CHAPTER FIVE: KNOWING GOD…AS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
CHAPTER SIX: KNOWING GOD…AS THE ONE WHO’S THERE
CHAPTER SEVEN: KNOWING GOD…AS OUR VICTORY BANNER
CHAPTER EIGHT: KNOWING GOD…AS THE SANCTIFIER
CHAPTER NINE: KNOWING GOD…AS SHEPHERD
A bonus book is added, “God’s Abundance For Our Sufficiency” which looks at three uses of the word “sufficient” in the New Testament and how they apply to Christians today.
CHAPTER ONE: SPIRITUAL SUFFICIENCY IN OUR SERVICE
CHAPTER TWO: SPIRITUAL SUFFICIENCY IN OUR STEWARDSHIP
CHAPTER THREE: SPIRITUAL SUFFICIENCY IN OUR SUFFERINGS
Often those with the deepest hurt appreciate grace most. Which may explain why Peter, the apostle who once denied his Savior, wrote a remarkable letter that celebrated the hope and grace found in Christ. Based on Warren Wiersbe’s Be Hopeful, this eight-week of study of 1 Peter contains fresh insights that help connect God’s truth with everyday life.