The glasses we wear change everything about us. . .
Did you know that each one of us wears glasses? Even if you have 20/20 vision, you wear worldview glasses, a particular set of lenses through which you view the world and interpret life. For example, how do you see God? Is He loving, relational, cruel, distant, or maybe just imaginary? And how do you see yourself? As a good person who is in control, happy, and living with purpose? Or instead as insignificant, lost, or broken? The answers to these questions have life-changing implications and deserve careful consideration.
The good news is, you can change your glasses. . .
Using concise chapters, reflective poetry, and thoughtful study questions, Michael G. Garland invites you to see the world through a different set of glasses. While exploring the Christian perspective, The Glasses We Wear will challenge you to examine closely the lens through which you see God, the world, and yourself.
About the Author
Michael G. Garland is employed as an orthopedic physician assistant. He and his wife Joelle have four children and are awaiting the arrival of two adopted children from Haiti. They live near Portland, Oregon. Visit his blog at www.reflect-god.com
Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series was designed to help Christians learn from the great teachers of church history—offering readers wisdom from the past for life in the present.
Few things are more important for the Christian life than participation in the larger Body of Christ—the church. In this digital sampler, we’ve pulled together an assortment of chapters on the church from volumes in the Theologians on the Christian Life series.
We hope this sampler spurs you to reflect more deeply on the nature and importance of Christ’s church, “which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:23).
This book outlines 11 wonderful ways in which the eternal God has revealed himself to men and women throughout history and today – including in creation, in Christ and in the cross.
CHAPTER ONE: … IN THE THINGS THAT ARE MADE
CHAPTER TWO: … IN THE GLORY OF THE LAW
CHAPTER THREE: … BY THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH
CHAPTER FOUR: … BY SIGNS, WONDERS AND VARIOUS POWERS
CHAPTER FIVE: … THROUGH THE SPEAKINGS OF THE SON
CHAPTER SIX: … IN THE DEATH OF THE SON
CHAPTER SEVEN: … IN CHRIST’S RESURRECTION AND EXALTATION
CHAPTER EIGHT: … THROUGH THE OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT
CHAPTER NINE: … IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST
CHAPTER TEN: … DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING
CHAPTER ELEVEN: … AS EL-ROI AND EL-BETHEL
CHAPTER TWELVE: EPILOGUE
A quality eBook from Chapel Library (active contents and footnotes) – this edition has study questions for each chapter adapted from Mt. Zion Bible Institute.
“The Attributes of God” has become a Christian classic in our time. Unlike other more devotional treatments, Pink considers the Biblical evidence for each of God’s attributes and gives in-depth insight into His character and very nature. The reader leaves each chapter both exalting God and better understanding “Him with whom we have to do.”
Attributes studied include: God’s solitariness, Decrees, Knowledge, Supremacy, Sovereignty, Immutability, Holiness, Power, Faithfulness, Goodness, Patience, Grace, Mercy, Love, Wrath, and Contemplation.
Arthur W. Pink was born in Nottingham, England in 1886, and born again of the Spirit of God in 1908. He studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, USA for only six weeks before beginning his pastoral work in Colorado. From there he pastored churches in California, Kentucky and South Carolina before moving on to Sidney, Australia for a brief period, preaching and teaching. In 1934, He returned to his native land, England, and in 1940 took up permanent residence on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, remaining there until his death twelve years later in 1952. Most of his works, including The Attributes of God, first appeared as articles in the monthly Studies in the Scriptures published from 1922 to 1953.
Some Christians associate the “Spirit-filled” life with a particular gift of the Spirit, or a particular feeling. In actuality, it is much deeper than those things. A Spirit-filled believer is a person under the control of the Holy Spirit, and flowing with much power from the Spirit. This book will help you learn just what that means, and how you can experience it yourself on a daily basis.
You will learn about the difference between happiness and joy, and why you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously. You will come to see 7 reasons the Bible is so relevant, and how a person can have “the fear of the Lord” and a deep love for Him at the same time.
This book explains what it actually means to judge others, and whether or not New Testament rules facilitate Christian living. You will discover why you shouldn’t believe everything you think, as well as the difference between ‘peace with God’ and the ‘peace of God.”
And this book teaches how the Word of God brings both conviction and comfort, depending upon what we need to hear from the Holy Spirit at a particular time. And when you are finished with this book, you will know what it takes to experience peace like a river as a Spirit-filled believer.
D. L. Moody said that before we can be filled with the Holy Spirit, we must first be emptied. As we humbly bring our sin to Christ, each of us can launch into a new phase of discipleship for the Lord as we come to a deeper understanding of the Spirit’s work in our life. And we can do so with the power God freely provides for those who know His Son and wait upon the Holy Spirit for strength and wisdom.
After coming to Christ in the first place, nothing is more exciting than discovering the life-changing power of the Spirit of God within us—actually experiencing His awesome power over the worries, hurts, sins, failures, and addictions that mark the human condition in every time and place.
But the vast majority of believers do not know how to live such a life (or even that they can live such a life). Like the pauper who doesn’t know that he has inherited a fortune, we are in danger of never living up to our supernatural potential in Christ.
The Bible is life’s owner’s manual, written by the One who designed and created our spirits and knows us better than we know ourselves. Those who make the effort to acquaint themselves with their Creator’s instructions will be blessed to discover something truly extraordinary—information that changes everything, the amazing truth about the victorious Christian life.