In this booklet, Dr. R. C. Sproul carefully and clearly explains that the church is a body of people saved by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit who live to glorify and enjoy God.
Beginning with the ancient Nicene Creed, which affirms that the church is “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic,” Dr. Sproul provides accessible teaching on one of the most misunderstood of all Christian doctrines.
Want to maximize your pastoral leadership and church administration?
In Pastor Productivity Maximizer, discover why most pastors struggle to stay productive, what needs to change about your current office atmosphere, and how to implement 35 of our favorite productivity tips to help you make the most of your time.
You’ll learn tactics and strategies to:
• Eliminate distractions
• Find your motivational spark
• Set up your perfect work environment
Ready to make yourself a more productive pastor? By making just a few changes to your office and the way you organize your day, you will save time, minimize stress, and lead a rich, fulfilling pastoral ministry. Your family and congregation will reap the benefits too!
Add this little book to your pastoral resources and watch as your church leadership and church management skills skyrocket in efficiency and effectiveness!
About the Author
Caleb Breakey is the founder of SermonToBook.com and the author of Called to Stay, Dating Like Airplanes, Sermon Crunch, Pastor Productivity Maximizer, and Pastor Email Power. SermonToBook.com began with a simple belief: that sermons should be touching lives, not collecting dust. That’s why the SermonToBook.com Team turns sermons into high-quality books that are accessible to people all over the globe. Turning your sermon or sermon series into a book exposes more people to God’s Word, better equips you for counseling, accelerates future sermon prep, adds credibility to your ministry, and even helps make ends meet during tight times. John 21:25 tells us that the world itself couldn’t contain the books that would be written about the work of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to try anyway because, in Heaven, there will no longer be a need for sermons or books. Our time is now. If God so leads you, we’d love to work with you on your sermon or sermon series. Visit sermontobook.com to learn more.
In this Crucial Questions booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul cuts through the confusion by going back to the Bible. He establishes the biblical teaching on the Spirit’s identity—He is one of the three persons of the Godhead, along with the Father and Son—then briefly sketches some of the most basic yet important roles the Spirit carries out. He shows that the Spirit gives new life to unbelievers, then sanctifies, strengthens, teaches, and anoints them for ministry. This booklet provides a basic understanding of the divine person on whom Christians’ very lives depend.
A fraud, a madman…or God incarnate?
No person in history has provoked such widely divergent assessments as Jesus of Nazareth. Some say He was a cunning fraud, while others say He must have been out of His mind. In many cases His story is altered to suit the fancies of those seeking to make Him an ally for a host of militant causes.
However, as Dr. R.C. Sproul points out in this Crucial Questions booklet, there is compelling evidence that Jesus was something more—that He was, in fact, God in the flesh. By wrestling with the biblical titles for Jesus and the accounts of His life and ministry, Dr. Sproul unfolds the scriptural portrait of Jesus, the Son of God.
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
The Titles of Jesus
The Life of Jesus
This work was written to increase the reader’s understanding and appreciation of God’s character, His love for righteousness, His great wisdom and His unending love. Above all, it is meant to strengthen the reader’s faith and trust in the Almighty, so that he/she may turn to Him with total assurance in the fact that He is a Father who is always fair, just, and loving.
To accomplish this aim, this book will analyze many major events that have been used by atheists and others as evidence of God’s alleged cruelty; but it will do so in a way that is both original and unusual. Each analysis will begin with the thought-provoking, hypothetical question, “What if God…?” Afterwards every event will be explored in depth. Lastly, the author will address what might have happened if God had handled each event differently.
In this work the reader will clearly see that God’s actions are invariably wise, fair and just. No matter how seemingly cruel or unjustified, every one of his interventions, when looked at closely, reveals great love, patience, wisdom and justice.
About the Author
MICHAEL CAPUTO has been a Christian Minister since 1985. Michael has ministered to churches in both Europe and North America. He is the author of several apologetic works, such as the award-winning, God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds. Michael has been a part-time college-level educator for 16 years. He is also the author of various web sites, including, Militant Atheism Exposed and God and Jesus Christ:Their Nature, Will and Word. Michael resides in Canada with His beautiful wife, Leonilda and his three children, Anthony, Julie and Victor.
COMMENTS FROM READERS
“Do you ever talk to people who are very negative about God? If so then this book will give you some great ideas for how to handle this type of criticism. Michael Caputo examines events in the Bible that atheists find most objectionable. Like the flood, etc. I found his arguments to be very logical. He seems to have insight into God’s mind that few possess. He takes you step-by-step through the Bible and explains why each event occurred as it did and also explains what would have happened if God had not taken steps to eradicate evil.” (R.R. –Reader)
“I don’t know of anyone who illustrates life in the Holy Spirit better than Randy Clark.” – Bill Johnson
In this feature message, excerpted from his forthcoming book, Baptized in the Holy Spirit, Randy Clark discusses the pre-requisite conditions for experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit, powerful evidences of the Spirit’s presence, and the typical ways in which the Spirit falls on individuals across denominations.
With fascinating observations and gripping testimonies, this brief teaching is a must-read!
About the Author
Randy Clark, with a DMin from United Theological Seminary, is the founder of Global Awakening, a teaching, healing, and impartation ministry that crosses denominational lines. An in-demand international speaker, he leads the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening and travels extensively for conferences, international missions, leadership training, and humanitarian aid. Randy and his wife, DeAnne, live in Pennsylvania.