God s Peace When You Can t Sleep

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718037898
Format: PDF, ePub
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God’s Peace for When I Can’t Sleep is a wonderful means for calming the mind and soothing the spirit during drawn-out restless nights. Find Comfort and Peace during Long Sleepless Nights Every evening, millions of people crawl into bed and struggle either to go to sleep or stay asleep through the quiet hours of the night. What's worse, lying awake during those dark and silent times can bring on a busy mind and anxious thoughts that make sleeping seem even more impossible. Instead of recharging and resting peacefully before the alarm rings, the early morning sunbeams are met with exhaustion and difficulty focusing. God's Peace for When I Can't Sleep is a wonderful means for calming the mind and soothing the spirit during those drawn-out periods of restlessness. Short and simple anecdotes, quotes, Bible verses, blessings, and prayers help direct ones thoughts toward a serene and tranquil place of rest, a place full of God's presence of peace. It's the perfect companion to keep within reach for any time of night or early morning hours. This is the first in a series of other topics such as: God's Peace for When I'm Anxious God's Peace for When I'm Busy (or Overwhelmed?) God's Peace for When I'm Worried God's Peace for When I'm Afraid

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Treasury of David

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher: Bible Study Steps
ISBN:
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C.H. Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers," first published in weekly installments over a twenty-year period in the periodical The Sword and the Trowel. Originally published in seven volumes all of which are included here.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Author: Daniel J. Treier
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493410776
Format: PDF
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This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today's theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite Tiénou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

365 Devotions for Finding Rest

Author: Christina Vinson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310083540
Format: PDF, Docs
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In a busy, busy world, everybody is looking for ways to unplug and find time to rest—but it has become a lost art to many of us. This devotional helps you set aside time to calm your mind and refresh your soul with the peace of God. God never designed His people to live in the hurrying, scurrying reality of our daily lives. His plan always included rich times of rest, full of depth and peace and the chance to reconnect with Him. 365 Devotions for Finding Rest offers you a chance to find that place with the Lord, to take a few minutes out of every day to encourage your heart, and, in such, find the rest your weary heart longs for. Full of calming, inspirational devotions, 365 Devotions for Finding Rest invites you to examine your life and rediscover what true, biblical rest could look like for you. In easy-to-understand language and simple formats, this devotional offers a daily dose of the rest and peace without any guilt attached. Come and find what Jesus truly meant when He said, “I will give you rest.” His words will fill you with strength and understanding for the busy times of life and will offer the wisdom you need to slow down and truly rest. Whether you’re looking for an excellent way to encourage a frazzled friend or a first step toward easing your own over-scheduled heart, 365 Devotions for Finding Rest has a place on every bookshelf, just as its message has a place in every life.

When God is Silent

Author: Archbishop Luis M. Martinez
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 162282220X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When God Is Silent shows you how to trust God even when He seems unresponsive and remote — even when, as in the famous incident in the Gospels, He seems to sleep while you are buffeted by the storms of life. Author Luis Martinez quotes that beautiful line from the Song of Songs — “I sleep, but my heart is awake” — and confirms that with Jesus this is indeed the case: His love for you never sleeps, no matter what. Martinez shows how you can make better sense of your life once you realize that God has actually been closest to you when He seemed farthest away; and once you learn why He often speaks to you only in silence. Best of all, Martinez teaches you the secret of true happiness, which you can achieve even amid the troubles that are inescapable elements of every human life. With sober realism and simple faith, this book will show you how to discover — and then to take refuge in — the comfort our Lord offers you, even when He seems to sleep. “A powerful masterpiece. A great gem of Catholic spirituality.” Fr. Benedict Groeschel Author, Arise from Darkness “Anyone who wants to progress in prayer or who seeks to get past blockages in spiritual growth will find graceful help here.” Bert Ghezzi Author, Getting Free “In the silence of Christ’s sleep, we can learn the silence of charity, cultivate the silence of discretion, experience the interior silence of contemplation, and so find peace.” Donna Steichen Author, Prodigal Daughters Learn to get through the times when God seems distant, as you discover: Silence: why it’s essential for all real gr0wth in the spiritual lifeWhy Jesus must seem to sleep in order to refine your love and purify your soulJesus’ thirty “hidden years”: the important lessons they hold for your life todayWhy worry? Two common reasons why people do worry — and remedies for eachA simple, effective, and gentle procedure for becoming holy in your daily lifePrudence: why it’s one of the most difficult — and most important — virtues that you must acquire while Jesus sleepsThe three paths to spiritual peace: are you taking them? Do you know what they are?Two times that Jesus grieved — and what He meant to teach you in eachThree surprising things that promote your spiritual welfare — if you know how to use themHow the presence of Jesus in your life can transform your experience of sufferingThe medicine of the spiritual life: why it must often be bitterAnd much more that will help you endure the storms of your life with confidence that even as Jesus sleeps, He cares for you!

Never Settle for Normal

Author: Jonathan Parnell
Publisher: Multnomah Books
ISBN: 1601429061
Format: PDF, Docs
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We're All Glory-Chasers and Pleasure-Seekers Every human wants to matter and be happy, which is as it should be. God made us to resemble and reflect His worth as we enjoy our true identity in Him. But we too often swap that calling for the trifles of this world, pursuing cheap substitutes to fill the craving of our souls. As Jonathan Parnell puts it, we settle for "stupid normal" over the transcendent, even though this world can never satisfy our hopes and dreams. In Never Settle for Normal Jonathan speaks to the heart of both skeptics and searchers by addressing their deepest longings. With insight and passion, he examines the key tenets of Christian faith--creation, fall, redemption, new creation--and reveals the life-changing glory of the Christian story in a fresh, new light. Discover the personal meaning and gladness you hunger for... and Never Settle for Normal!

Grief Observed

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060652381
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

Habits of Grace

Author: David Mathis
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433553562
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Put Yourself in the Path of God's Grace This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply with the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God's voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church). Created as a supplement to the book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis, and intended for individual and small-group study alike, this 31-day resource includes relevant Scripture readings, discussion questions tied to specific sections of the book, and prompts for applying each lesson to your everyday life. Rehearsing and reiterating key practices outlined in Habits of Grace, this study guide will equip you to stay focused on the gospel as you cultivate your own specific life-transforming habits aimed at keeping you connected to the grace of God in Jesus.