Marry a Pregnant Virgin

Author: Frank G. Honeycutt
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 0806680369
Format: PDF, Kindle
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* Ideal for individual and group study and for adult catechesis * Conveniently organized by seasons of the church year * Great stories for sermons * Includes study questions at the end of each chapter

Proclaiming the Gospel

Author: Brian K. Peterson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451404581
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume emphasizes the Lutheran tradition for use in preaching, the Bible, its Archimedean theological insights, and its notion of preachings place within the larger liturgical and societal setting. Working from across the whole array of seminary disciplines, the faculty of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary forges this practical resource around a single vision: the Church of Christ lives from the power of the Word of God, both the law and the gospel. Preaching this Word is a means of grace by which God creates and shapes a redeemed community.

Opening the Bible

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814604083
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is to consider some of the special ques-tions and problems which surround the Bible itself--a book for which all blurbs are impossible.

New Believer s Bible NLT

Author: Greg Laurie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 141430255X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The New Believer's Bible is uniquely designed to help the new Christian read, study, and understand the Bible. It includes features that help Christians develop and deepen their faith, while providing a foundation for their new life in Christ. Features and benefits: Clear and accurate New Living Translation How You Can Know God How to Study the Bible Four Devotional Reading Tracks Memory Verses One Year New Testament Reading Plan 52 Great Bible Stories Prophecies about Jesus Overview of the Bible Glossary of Christian Terms Charts and Indexes Versefinders Book intros Topical index

95 Prostheses

Author: Frank Honeycutt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532605404
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Five hundred years after Luther’s famous posting of his 95 Theses in 1517, the church again faces an important crossroads. Sunday worship attendance is shrinking at alarming rates. There are now more “Elvis believers” in the US than Episcopalians and almost limitless spiritual options exist for those who seek faith and trust in something, but are hesitant to commit to a particular path leading to truth. The word prosthesis, normally associated with surgery, is also an apt word to describe the church’s need to forge a theological identity that fits our current context. The church faces change and a transformed body, but not at the expense of the biblical richness and tradition that fueled the restlessness of the reformers. The essays gathered here, arranged around the seasons of the church year, address familiar challenges faced by all pastors and leaders in an era of transition, specifically in Christian formation and discipleship. Appropriate for group and personal reflection, 95 Prostheses employs humor and biblical accessibility with the skeptical outsider who may be considering Jesus and his church for the first time in mind.

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

Author: Frank G. Honeycutt
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1441214488
Format: PDF
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In the life of a pastor, it can be tempting to offer half-truths that make everyone happy and the pastor popular. Speaking difficult truths may anger or alienate church members, but authentic pastoral care sometimes requires it. How can those in ministry speak honestly in the inevitable awkward situations they face? Here a wise and witty pastor-storyteller draws on his church life experiences over the past twenty-five years--including sermons, funerals, and board meetings--to offer nitty-gritty guidance on handling the uncomfortable situations that all pastors face. Utilizing humor and encouragement and speaking across denominational lines, Frank Honeycutt examines a variety of biblical contexts where the truth of Jesus is difficult to hear, but direly needed--especially in settings where half-truths are the norm. He shows pastors how to courageously speak the truth no matter the risk or cost.

Jesus and the Family

Author: Frank G. Honeycutt
ISBN: 9781498214858
Format: PDF
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There are few more loaded words in American life than ""family."" Jesus grew up in one and honored his parents in fulfillment of the commandments. But his teachings on family life stand among the most jarring things he ever said. Jesus invites serious followers to ""hate"" mother and father. He predicts discipleship will bring division rather than peace to family life. He completely recasts the definition of kinship as ""whoever does the will of God."" In an era when families face unprecedented challenges sticking together for the long haul, Jesus's words at first glance seem to welcome disintegration of the Christian household rather than offering healing and a clear way forward. This book examines the off-putting words of Jesus in the wider context of radical allegiance and baptismal priority. In a country where family devotion is akin to honoring the national flag, Honeycutt unpacks an old word for a new generation of Christians called to place Jesus first in all things. It's only then that we'll be able to truly help those who share a common roof and lineage. ""Honeycutt sees Jesus slowly turning his gaze toward American family life, and sure enough, bombs explode in every chapter. Honeycutt employs his wit, insight, and engaging writing style to disclose how the gospel of Jesus exposes the superficialities of our conventional family dynamics and continually calls us to a deeper faith and a richer life together."" --Thomas G. Long, Candler School of Theology ""In Jesus and the Family we discover that the dilemmas and struggles of being a family today are not unique to our time, but are a part of God's wider, deeper story of forgiveness and hope. I couldn't help but think as Frank wrote about the significance of Mary's pondering over the birth of Jesus just how many parts of his book caused me to pause and ponder what it means to live as disciples of Jesus today."" --Bishop Herman Yoos, SC Synod of the ELCA ""Jesus just could not play Mr. Good Guy. That sweet soul we knew from Sunday school is not the one Frank Honeycutt brings us in Jesus and the Family. Honeycutt's Jesus sassed his mother. . . . This Jesus was divine to the core--and still human enough to understand us, as we need so desperately. This is a superbly human little book. Simplicity is one of Honeycutt's many gifts to readers. Depth and humor are among others."" --Dot Jackson, Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife Frank G. Honeycutt is pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Walhalla, South Carolina. He is the author of seven books, including The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations and Marry a Pregnant Virgin: Unusual Bible Stories for New and Curious Christians. Honeycutt is a regular contributor to The Christian Century and The Lutheran.