An avalanche can cause tremendous loss of life and property. Entire villages have been burried under tons of snow from mountain slopes. Most never recover.
For an individual or a nation, the slopes of life can be as hazardous as any mountain of ice. Ignorance, neglect, doubt, and unbelief of God, His Word, and His creative genius began the slide into the self-worshipping humanism common in America today. Purposelessness was not far behind. We must stop this slide before it is too late!
God’s patience always has a limit. Yet, today He has provided a way of escape. He calls it “repentance,” which means “to turn around.” This book will help you avoid or recover from an avalanche of personal problems as you learn to study, believe, and obey Scripture. It exposes the foundational lie of evolution that fuels humanity’s denial of God as Creator and Sustainer of His universe. Most of all, it will help you to rediscover purpose!
Using the fascinating stories of Olympic athletes and events, Go for Gold will continually point you to the prizes of God’s promises.
Using the Bible Epistles, this exciting devotional guide points out that every believer in Jesus Christ is an athlete. The word “athlete” means- one who strives for a prize. We are told to “enter the conflict,” “fight the good fight,” and “run the race.” This book will help the reader apply these lessons from the Bible and the greatest athletes and athletic events in our history.
“What on earth is going on?” “What is the world coming to?
Our view from the playing surface of history is muddled and confusing. It seems we’re enjoying the best times in history. It seems we’re suffering the most dangerous times ever seen. What will happen next?
God has not left His people without answers! Through the Apostle John, exiled into slavery on a Mediterranean island, the Almighty sent a message from the “Upper Deck!” It’s a message of hope for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and a message of hopelessness for His enemies!
From the awesome appearance of Jesus Christ (Chapter 1) through His “signals” to the churches (Chapter 2-3), to the terrible time of The Great Tribulation on earth (Chapters 4-18) and Jesus coming in great power and glory (Chapter 19) to establish His eternal rule (Chapters 20-22), God has revealed the future in great detail.
Jesus wins! And all who put their trust in His blood to save them win with Him! the future of Satan and his followers is in the Lake of Fire, but our future includes a new Heaven and a New Earth where only righteousness dwells!
As you observe the future from God’s “Upper Deck,” may His word inspire you to greater commitment ot the Savior who died for the sins of the world!
Study of Isaiah’s prophecy using athletic illustrations.
The word awesome has been used to describe a Shaquille O’Neil slam dunk, a Justin Verlander fastball, or a bone-crushing tackle by Brian Urlacher. The athletic achievements of the stars become our topics of conversation, and their exploits often become our center attention.
Webster’s dictionary defines awe as a “feeling of fearful or profound respect or wonder inspired by greatness, superiority, grandeur, etc. of a person or thing and suggests an immobilizing effect.” This description only fits the God of the universe and His achievements!
The sports world is filled with powerful metaphors for Biblical truths. “The Power and Passion of the Master Coach” will open your eyes to the spiritual lessons contained in the Bible. This sports devotional is a biblical study based on the attributes of God-those qualities of God which constitute what He is. They are the very characteristics of His nature. The attributes of God are not the works of God, but the very nature of God. It is the nature of God to produce infinite works. What God has done is simply proof of who He is!
Knowing God is our greatest possible aspiration. Paul said that he considered “everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8).
Nineteen sixty-eight was the best year for the pitchers in baseball history. Don Drysdale pitched six shutouts in a row, Denny McLain won 31 games, and Bob Gibson pitched 13 shutouts and recorded a 1.12 earned run average! When the American League’s leading hitter, Carl Yastremski, hit only .301 and one of every five games was a shutout, something had to change.
Something was changed. Baseball rules lowered the mound from 15 to 10 inches and the strike zone was shrunk. Baseball became a new ballgame. A “power surge” erupted and batting averages and home run totals began to escalate. We live with the results of those changes today.
The sports world is filled with powerful metaphors for Biblical truths. “Power Surge” will open your eyes to the spiritual lessons contained in the Bible. This sports devotional is based upon the Book of Acts that is a record of the “power surge” of God’s Spirit in the lives of the early believers. The pure truth of God’s word changed hearts and minds. The church grew exponentially. The Book of Acts has no ending! It abruptly breaks off and is still being written today.