Would you like to grow in your walk with Jesus Christ? Do you desire to do the things that Jesus did, and more?
I knew there had to be more to this Christian walk than I was experiencing and I began to ask God what was missing. An entire realm was opened to me. He began to show me things in my life that I needed to purge before I could grow. As I purged my life from evil and hindrances that were holding me back I experienced freedom like never before. I became addicted to repentance because every time I was obedient I was blessed with more power for miracles and encounters with Jesus. I was touched by the Holy Spirit and began to finally grow spiritually.
Now I can hear the Holy Spirit clearly and see in the Spirit as the Holy Spirit allows. Now when I pray for people I see them get healed. My passion for the lost has grown and I have introduced many souls to Jesus Christ and teaching others how to witness and go on treasure hunts.
The love and compassion of God has motivated me to love on the homeless in ways I would have never imagined. My entire walk with God is my highest priority in life and He has changing me to look more like Him. I never knew being a Christian could be so fun and serving God could be so satisfying.
My life is service to Abba Father and I do not want it another other way. It all came about through years of spiritual warfare. I used these steps to walk through the self-deliverance process. In this book, you will discover steps to freedom which include the following; be still and know He is God, get ready for revelation and repentance, understand the blessings of obedience and penalties of disobedience, prioritize Jesus in your life, learn to journal and walk out your new lifestyle. Each step contains prayers and declarations that will bring breakthrough.These steps of freedom will enable the Holy-Spirit filled believer to destroy the enemy in their lives. Understanding Christ’s righteousness leads us to a place of desiring more of Him and less of us. This is the process of dying to self.The goal is not only to have greater intimacy with Jesus Christ, but to become more Christ-like and to fulfill the God-given assignment that is for every believer of Jesus Christ.
This is a workbook which means there is work involved if you want the desired results. This is a lifestyle change that will take much discipline, time, and lots of effort. This workbook will help you break free from strongholds, hindrances and empower you to advance your walk with Jesus Christ. As you complete the steps of freedom this will become your story of deliverance. Invest in yourself and begin walking in victory today!
“Jesus is preparing a new work with His church. He is readying men and women of God who are willing to do whatever it takes to draw near to Him and to follow Him. The day is coming when He will build through us, where all that we do will truly flow from the King himself. In such a time, His church will be a force for good as nothing else. As the world grows increasingly dark, His people will shine like never before, not because of our good works, but because of Him. This is the call upon the Kingdom church.”
Aimed at both His people and His church, This book reveals Jesus’ desire to move in a mighty way upon the earth. It is both a study and a call of what it is to live in His Kingdom and to follow Him. Broken down step by step with the Bible, it examines what Jesus said about the Kingdom of God and the implications of that for our lives and our churches.
About the Author
Benjamin Sealey is a pastor from the UK. His passion is to see the church walk in a closer relationship with Jesus, moving with Him and His Spirit in all things. Benjamin is also the author of “Restoring the Heart of Worship.”
Nan Jones understands the frustrations and stress women in ministry face. As a former pastor’s wife, she’s experienced the pressures and loneliness that comes from ministry burnout, social isolation, frantic schedules, and unrealistic expectations.
If you’re a pastor’s wife or a woman in ministry struggling with your calling, this book offers a lifeline of hope and encouragement.
Be empowered to fight spiritual battles with God’s grace and promises, protected by His armor. Learn creative ways to stand up for yourself and feel the blessing of your calling as a ministry helper. The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife will guide you through the calamities of life and restore your confidence in God’s purpose and plan for your life and ministry.
About the Author
Nan Jones ministered alongside her husband for thirty-one years in small, rural churches across North Carolina. She enjoyed the rewards of pastoral service, endured its fiery trials, and learned to find the light and comfort of God’s presence when ministry gets ugly. Nan is a Bible-study teacher, author, and speaker who delights in helping Christian women find God in their darkest hours.
Within the pages of this book Dr. Tull explores the theology and practice of preaching. He insists that preaching is a craft to be honed, one that grasps the essence of the biblical message, the nuances of day-to-day life, and the skills required to connect the two.
He shares with the reader his own “keys for vital preaching” and concludes by offering sermons that illustrate how these keys can be put to good use. Preachers in search of a fresh look at the art of preaching will find here keen insights and valuable practical steps for the awesome task of proclaiming God’s word.
About the Author
The Reverend Doctor Justin Tull retired from active ministry in June of 2006 after serving United Methodist churches in the North Texas area for 37 years. During this time he was senior pastor of nine churches ranging in membership from 274 to 2200. Since then he has served as Interim Senior Pastor at Suncreek UMC, Allen Texas (2009) and Vista Ridge UMC, Lewisville, Texas (2010). In 2014 he joined the staff of Pastoral Counseling Center of Dallas as a clergy coach.
Dr. Tull was graduated from Hendrix College with a major in literature and philosophy. He received three degrees from Perkins School of Theology: a Master of Theology (1970), a Master of Sacred Theology in Old Testament (1971), and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (1985).
Dr. Tull is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) for the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is also certified as a transitional intentional interim ministry specialist.
Dr. Tull is the author of numerous articles and six books: Wrestlings, Wonders, and Wanderers, Why, God, Why? Sermons on the Problem of Pain, Christmas Journeys: Finding Joy along the Way; Interim Ministry: Positive Change in Times of Transition; Surviving and Thriving in Ministry: Lessons I Learned; Mistakes I Made, and Vital Preaching: The Art of Sharing God’s Word.
Dr. Tull lives with his wife Janette in Carrollton, Texas. He enjoys writing, racquetball, music, and vacationing in Colorado.
Christian Church history produced a number of men whose lives reflect the tenacious fervor of lions. In Living Like Lions each man challenges us to rise above the contemporary definitions of masculinity and embrace God’s goodness and godliness. These short Christian biographies reveal the tenacity, strength and love necessary to lead in the home, community, and church. Watch as a monk stands face-to-face against the emperor of Rome – a bishop defies armed soldiers – an artist resurrects hope for the lost.
Living Like Lions is perfect for both casual reading and small group study. Learn about each of the following spiritual giants:
Augustine of Hippo
Ambrose of Milan
John R. Mott
Johann Sebastian Bach
Dr. Francis Collins
“It’s a biblical truth that as iron sharpens iron so does one man sharpen another. Like a blacksmith with his anvil, Duren strikes eachpage harder than the last. He takes the very marrow of these men andsaturates each page, paragraph, and sentence.
All of mankind has something God-given living inside them, waiting to beignited, waiting to be awoken. Living Like Lions doesn’t just seek tokeep us accountable for our sins and successes– it seeks to wake us up. It seeks for us to live a grand adventure.” – Melissa Perea, author of Seeds of Hate and Dismantled Sun
“When one imagines a lion, a majestic animal supremely in control comes tomind. With Christ we can be in control. We can find our role and moveforward in love just as these 20 men did, as so artfully described by J. R. Duren. I highly recommend this book to inspire you to do justthat.” – Doug Cornelius, author
“With so manyexamples of lives poorly lived out there, it is so refreshing toglimpse the inner workings of 20 lives that made a difference. Although many are familiar names, as I moved through the book I began torealize how little I knew about several, to say nothing of those I hadpreviously not known.”
It is not simply areader’s digest synopsis of the individual, but the art of the book isin J.R.’s relentless bringing forward of the key points as challengesinto our lives.” – Tom Trotter, missions paster
From the Author
I believe there is a strong, decisive man in each one of us. Years of mistakes and regret bury that strength and decisiveness. So, we fight our way through life feeling like something just isn’t right; that something is broken.
I don’t want to live like that, and I know most men don’t want to live like that. Each man’s in Living Like Lions pushes us to uncover the masculinity we’ve lost.
My hope for you is that Living Like Lions makes you question everything you know about being a man. Not a questioning that makes you doubt who you are, but a questioning that digs down into your identity and uncovers the strength and leadership you’ve always wanted to find.
Be aimless no longer. Think for yourself. Lead. Be strong. Love Jesus. That’s the message of Living Like Lions.
God provided everything we need to understand regarding servant leadership through stories in the Bible. The Bible is the ultimate leadership book. Over the past one hundred years business leaders have become more and more separated from the work of God’s church. A pastor or priest is admired as the highest form of spiritual leader in the community. God never intended for spiritual leaders to lead only in our churches. We need spiritual leaders in our businesses, governments, communities, and nonprofit organizations.
Everyone is a leader in some aspect of his life. Popular culture places top-level executives, sports pros, politicians, and movie stars in high standing as leaders. But Jesus has a purpose and leadership position for everyone, whether that purpose is big and challenging or simple and mundane.
Everyone is a leader. These prayers for leaders will draw you closer to Jesus while uncovering the leadership talents God gives you in the areas in which you serve. Our hope is that these verses and prayers will strengthen your prayer time with Jesus regarding your leadership characteristics and impact on others. Communicate with God every day and enrich your life and journey with Him.
These 40 prayers are based on Christ-like leadership characteristics and biblical leaders. Some of the prayers relate to a biblical story. If you are unfamiliar with the Bible stories, read theBbible verse first and then read the prayer. If you want to read the full Bible story of the leaders highlighted in this book, read the full chapter or chapters surrounding the Bible verse.
Leaders are role models for future generations. There is a lack of spiritual leadership in our country, which leads to moral decay. This is a critical time because we are in need of honest, visionary, Christ-like leaders around the world. We need leaders, like Jesus, who are not afraid to speak the truth; a leader who is morally ethical, just, and compassionate; a leader who prays and is humble; one who leads with the guidance of God’s right hand and a Bible on his desk. Where are these leaders? Are you one?
To God be the glory,
Dr. Bett Mickels and D. Duane Engler