No one really knows how the war began or why. It was just always going on, at least it had been that way for three hundred years. Most people were convinced that it was the way of life and nothing could change. Except for cousins John and Riley who believed the war was not what it seemed. Unfortunately, they had no way to prove it. With a lot of searching, they came across an unusual treasure. It was a long fogotten journal whose secrets revealed the cause and end to a senseless war.
A Film and Faith Leader’s Guide: Theme 3 Voicing Faith equips youth pastors and small group leaders to explore the key theme of Voicing Faith in public as presented in the award-winning film. This three-week guide inspires participants to confront fear and complacency even when faced with opposition from the world around them and helps them realize the gift of personal faith. As Chase learns to do in the film, these conversations guide students to witness in a way that strikes a harmonious balance between quiet, humble discipleship and bold, outspoken belief. This leader’s guide is designed for use with Theme 3: Voicing Faith of the related Because of Grácia Film and Faith Conversation Guide for students, a unique hybrid experience that offers complementary material for small group sessions, as well as daily reflections for students to use throughout the week in “conversation partner” pairs. The Because of Grácia curriculum affirms that with God’s amazing and empowering grace, young people CAN live in a new way. Take your students on a spiritual journey alongside Grácia, Chase, and the rest of Eastglenn High as they face life-altering decisions, learning that grace is both the gift of mercy when we fail and our empowerment to live in truth and light.
Life affirming ecumenism compels all people of faith to embrace koinonia, which simply means fellowship, as a way of expressing relations among humankind as initiated and sanctioned by God, the creator of the universal household. The desired fellowship that should exist between people of faith should undoubtedly lead to actions that will nourish peace and entrench a culture of peaceful coexistence among people anchored on inclusive justice for all regardless of religious persuasion, social status and political affiliation of the human person. Anything short of the foregoing expectation amounts to cosmetic or fake peace and most certainly ridicules the very essence of ecumenical relations and interactions. True ecumenical fellowship should lead to working intentionally for the cause of genuine peace that is soiled and rooted by authentic justice.
FAITH is the key to a life of fulfillment through God. Fleeting or wavering faith causes life to be inconsistent and frustrating. In Faith That Prevails Smith Wigglesworth leads you on a path that will build your faith and prepare you for everyday trials. "I believe that there is only one way to all the treasures of God, and that is the way of faith. By faith and faith alone do we enter into a knowledge of the attributes and become partakers of the beatitudes, and participate in the glories of our ascended Lord. All His promises are Yea and Amen to them that believe."Smith Wigglesworth was a British evangelist instrumental in the early history of Pentecostalism. Wigglesworth believed that healing came through faith and practiced anointing with oil. Wigglesworth said he had made a commitment to God that he would not sleep at night before he had won a soul for Christ every day. He claimed that on one occasion he could not sleep because he had not met this commitment, and that he went out into the night and met an alcoholic to whom he spoke and persuaded to become a believer.
As a person of deep faith, Marie cares and has real empathy for people. She put her life experiences and her love of her family into this book. If you want to know about her, read these poems and you get a glimpse of what it's like to walk in her shoes. She had to work hard for everything she has and appreciates all the people she has met along the way. She hopes everyone who reads the book will enjoy it.
As part of the research around the Faith and Life commission of the Church of England (which is a long term follow up to Faith in the City) people have been getting together to look at worship in an urban context. There are many people responsible for leading worship in urban contexts and few resources for this. In urban situations big questions arise and there is a growing awareness of the essential value of religious and spiritual capital. Contributors cover a wide range of church backgrounds and involvements in the urban church.
'When people come together before their God and each other as an experience of community, we often find that the love and courage and truth which is released goes beyond the sum total of our human hopes. In rituals of healing and forgiveness there is also something of an enacting of faith. We, who find it hard to believe in our forgiveness, or healing, or some other hope, commit ourselves in faith to affirming before others that we are forgiven or healed or given a new hope'. This book offers inspiration for anyone involved in leading or preparing worship. Liberating and vivid, often drawing on the power of symbol and ritual, these prayers and liturgies show faith, forgiveness and healing affirmed and enacted in worship together.
A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life Recent dramatic advances in our understanding of gratitude have changed the question from «does gratitude work?» to «how do we get more of it?» This book explores evidence-based practices in a compelling and accessible way and provides a step-by-step guide to cultivating gratitude in their lives. Gratitude Works! also shows how religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions validate the greatest insights of science about gratitude. New book from Robert Emmons the bestselling author of Thanks Filled with practical tips for fostering gratitude as a way of life Includes scientific research as well as religious and philosophical insights to show how gratitude can work in our lives From Robert Emmons, the bestselling author of Thanks, comes a resource for cultivating a life of gratitude practices.
After a sudden catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors return to a quasi-medieval way of life. Several years later, in the wild landscape, the adventures of Sir Felix Aquila, a young nobleman searching for his role in life, take place. Reprint of the novel originally published in 1885.
All people have their own remarkably intrinsic value, and it’s time we recognize it in ourselves and share it with the people in our lives.From the wisdom of elders comes Traits and Emotions of a Salvageable Soul: A Conversation with a Touch of Class, a guide to growing and healing ourselves so that we can live the quality of life we were always meant to live. From life’s hard lessons, Crawford offers the reader encouragement and truth, a path for using life’s challenges to overcome and even thrive.Don’t give up, he reminds us. Every one of us has great potential and purpose. We just need to have faith in ourselves and courage.
The spiritual formation of young people can often focus on encouraging their personal spiritual practices, and perhaps linking them to a local youth group. While both are important, Networks for Faith Formation argues that a far wider set of relationships are needed to help faith grow. The aim of Networks for Faith Formation is to describe and commend eight key networks, relational bonds that nurture and nourish faith. The eight networks are ""bedroom practices"" (personal faith), church, family, friends, mentors, small groups, events and gatherings, and mission and service. The description of each network draws on biblical studies, practical theology, and the social sciences, and practical ideas for helping young people engage with such networks are included throughout the book.In a context where some overlook the complexity of spiritual formation, Networks for Faith Formation is an important resource for church leaders, youth ministers, and parents seeking to help young people grow in faith. Since relational bonds are key for people of any age, it can also help all within the church understand the need for relationships in spiritual growth.""Steven Emery-Wright and Ed Mackenzie helpfully cast a vision for congregational youth ministry featuring relational networks--at home, at church, among friends, utilizing mentors, small groups, events, and missional opportunities. There is no more important task for the Church in our day than the creation of thes...
This book is about faith and love. It also talks about family and friends and the importance of having a relationship with God. It has poems of optimism and some poems of going through hard times. Searching for meaning in life and going thru depression. It’s about my journey through life. spiritual growth, learning from hardships, and passing along through poetry my lessons learned in an optimistic view. It’s about having hope and putting my faith in God. In my view the best part is discovering the beauty of having a relationship with God.
Waiting is a part of life that no one likes. Our modern culture puts a premium on instant information, food, and gratification. However, faith always requires waiting. If we cannot wait successfully, we cannot be successful in our faith walk. If we learn how to wait in faith, we can walk in victory over any circumstance or challenge in life.