Free eBook: True Courage

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Where does true courage come from? You can download Steve Farrar’s True Courage: Emboldened by God in a Disheartening World for free here.

“Everyone can recall as a young child having the courage to head out the door—whether it was to your first day of school, your first game in little league, or your piano lesson. Then life takes over and you lose your bravado, giving in to the fears of the world around you.

In True Courage readers will discover a God who provides incredible courage to us in the midst of uncertainty, even through treacherous, evil days, and the courage to face lions in their den—or an unexpected job loss, the diagnosis of a sick child, or the return of a debilitating cancer.”

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New Book: A Loving Life

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How do you love with no love in return?
How do you love when no one notices or cares?

Best-selling author Paul Miller tackles these tough questions at the heart of our struggle to love head-on. Drawing from the book of Ruth, A Loving Life offers the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable around us as we discover the power to live a loving life.”

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Advent 2016 Devotionals

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As we enter into the Advent season, there are many devotionals available to help us focus our hearts and minds on Jesus, please see below:

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy – Desiring God Ministries

Advent Devotionals –  Bible Gateway

Where the Light Shines Brightest – Billy Graham Centre for Evangelism

Journey to the Manger – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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New Book: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

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“We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals, but that is not his plan. Instead, through the ministry of every part of the body, the whole church will mature in Christ.

Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people, and how to lovingly speak truth to them.

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands is a comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in other people’s lives, people who themselves are in need of change.

In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Tripp explains how his work follows an “all of my people, all of the time” model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory.”

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新書介紹: 聖樂文萃

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“本書見證了自八十年代後期,上帝在華人教會興起的更新工作,從各方對這個課題作不同角度層面的剖析,豐富教會音樂的討論,使教會音樂的基本課題得以漸漸呈現,不會停留在音樂技術的訓練與提升上。當中參與討論的,不僅是教會音樂人,也包括教會的牧者、傳道、 領會的長執,以及崇拜的會眾;討論的不再是自己的經驗感覺、喜好和習慣,而是如何在真道上同歸於一的教會音樂實踐神學。”

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Free eBook: Because We are Called to Counter Culture

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How are Christians to respond to the many changes in culture today? David Platt’s booklet Because We are Called to Counter Culture is available for free download here.

“Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography—how are we supposed to respond to all of this?

In this companion piece to Counter Culture, David Platt provides Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand on some of the most controversial issues of our time, and highlights dozens of ways individuals and churches can get involved at both the local and international level.

The stage is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking, and the scandalous. And he wants you to be a part of it. It’s time to take a stand for Christ, join the fight against injustice, and counter culture!”

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新書介紹: 哥林多前後書注釋

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“每日研經叢書分為新舊約部分。新約各卷作者巴克萊乃蘇格蘭格拉斯哥大學新約及希臘文教授,為當代著名神學家。舊約各卷計由十一位學者分別撰寫,為方便讀者研讀,每卷均依次分段編排,著重介紹晚近研究舊約重要的成果和見地。實為一套神學生、教牧人員及平信徒必備的研經叢書。”

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新書介紹: 聖樂文萃 II

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“本書收錄了近幾年以聖樂為主題的三十多篇文章。這些文章簡潔精闢地道出聖樂與崇拜的關係。由於大部分華人教會的聖樂教育仍然停留在「音樂」教育的層面,而且不準備讓這種音樂教育普及;於是,會眾便認為聖樂只是音樂,不會醒覺到要在崇拜裡有所承擔,也漸漸失去了實踐崇敬神的信心和勇氣。本書告訴我們,聖樂不單是崇拜裡的「音樂」,更是信仰群體對神認知的「全人」表達。聖樂需要全會眾憑既有的思想,以豐富的感情表達出來,這些都是真實而沒有虛假的,會眾就是以此來分別為聖地獻予主。讀畢本書後,你便可知道聖樂與崇拜原來是如此息息相關的。”

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Free eBook: The Reformation

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As part of celebrating Reformation Day, Crossway is offering a free digital copy of The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. You can fill out a short survey and download it here.

“Mention history and some might struggle to stifle a yawn. But when presented as a narrative it can often be compelling reading. Stephen J. Nichols takes a key period in time, the Reformation, and presents its major players in a fresh way. From Martin Luther, a simple monk who wielded the mallet, to kings and queens, this book goes behind the scenes to uncover the human side of these larger-than-life Reformers. Along the way readers meet Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Kings Henry VIII and Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Anne Bradstreet, and many others.

For those wanting to see history in its context, Nichols also provides a sampling of primary source materials. It is an engaging read that will remind readers of the foundational truths that can never be taken for granted by the church in any age. Includes numerous illustrations.”

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