Matthew’s gospel focuses on the Kingship of Christ—that Jesus is Lord of Lords, the Messiah, the One promised by the prophets of old. While the Jews were looking for a political king to save them from Roman oppression, God sent them and the rest of the world a different type of Savior—One who would reconcile God’s people to himself, once and for all.
Pastor, author, and Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe highlights significant cultural and historical aspects that arise in Matthew’s gospel to paint for readers a clearer picture of this glorious, unexpected, but all-satisfying King of Kings.
About the Author
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 150 books, including the popular “Be” series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies. In 2002, he was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
When a group of people practice something for two thousand years, the expectation is that they’d eventually get whatever it was they were committed to doing right. But the fact is that we as individuals and as a corporate community are still struggling with many of the issues that plagued the early church.
Larry Shallenberger takes a fresh look at the book of Acts to help you gain a deeper understanding of how God moved in the early church and what that means for you today.
About the Author
Larry Shallenberger is the Pastor of Children’s and Student Ministries at Grace Baptist Church. He oversees ministries that touch the lives of churchgoers ages 0 to 25.
Larry also is the author of Lead the Way God Made You and a monthly columnist on churchvolunteercentral.com. Most important, Larry is passionate for the future of the church and is eager to enter his thoughts into the conversation.
Daily Grace for Teens offers inspiration and encouragement using vivid illustrations of just how God’s provisions and blessings provide for the needs of a teen’s highly-charged life. Even more they show how God Himself is the greatest grace provision a young person can have: His mercy, His love, His holiness and more.
About the author
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books and a regular blogger for Guideposts, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers and magazines since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University.
In January 2016, Michelle’s devotional, “When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms” earned the Gold Award in the devotional category of the Illumination Awards. And, in October 2014, her book “Encouraging Words for Mothers” (Barbour) won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest. Also, her board book “God Knows You” won The SELAH Award for best children’s book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.”
If a poll were taken of Old Testament Jews on the birth of their Lord and Savior, what percentage do you think would have predicted that the cast of characters would be a virgin teenager betrothed to a lowly carpenter, barnyard animals, and stinky shepherds? Probably not many.
In Do You See What I See? pastor Ross Parsley shows how God uses ordinary people to fulfill His plan and purpose. He gives a warm, humorous, and uniquely honest look into the nativity story. Along the way he highlights how God’s favour and plans are often followed by dashed hopes, heartache, and disappointment. But he also shows that if we’re faithful with what God puts in front of us we can accomplish the extraordinary.
About the Author
Ross Parsley is the worship pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has the musical recordings My Savior Lives and I am Free. Highly sought after around the world as a speaker and worship leader, Ross also founded the New Life School of Worship. He and is wife, Aimee, have five children.
CHARISMATIC? YOU CERTAINLY ARE… IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AT ALL.
But perhaps not in the way the term is frequently used today. Charismata is a Greek word meaning “gifts of grace.” It refers to the gifts or special abilities given to Christians by the Holy Spirit–all the gifts, not just speaking in tongues or miracles or healing.
- What are the 19 gifts?
- Are they all for today?
- What is their purpose?
- How can we discover and put to use our own gifts?
All of these questions, plus a careful examination of gifts revealed in the Bible, are included in this in-depth study, first published in 1974. If you want to know what the Bible says about spiritual gifts, this book is for you.
About the author
Dr. Leslie Flynn is the former pastor of Grace Conservative Baptist Church in
Nanuet, New York, where he served for 40 years. He has written more than 30
books, among them this classic and The Twelve.