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  1. Feed My Sheep
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    Is Biblical Preaching Doomed to Extinction? In the Old Testament, God decried the fact that His people were perishing for lack of knowledge about Him. The same seems to be occurring today. There is sharing, suggesting, plenty of storytelling, and lots of preaching to felt needs in modern pulpits. But the authoritative, expositional opening of the Word of God is becoming scarcer all the time. Jesus told Peter, Feed my sheep (John 21:17). Such is the mission for all Christ's shepherds. But when preaching is neglected, those who have been called to feed the sheep do little more than pet them. In this book, eleven pastors and scholars issue a fervent plea for preachers to preach the Word. Here is encouragement for pastors to persevere in their calling and wisdom to guide congregations in holding their shepherds to the biblical standards.
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  2. Jesus Behaving Badly

    Jesus Behaving Badly

    The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee

    Narrator: Mark L. Strauss
    Runtime: 6.60 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Everybody likes Jesus. Don't they? We overlook that Jesus was Judgmental?preaching hellfire far more than the apostle Paul Uncompromising?telling people to hate their families Chauvinistic?excluding women from leadership Racist?insulting people from other ethnic groups Anti-environmental?cursing a fig tree and affirming animal sacrifice Angry?overturning tables and chasing moneychangers in the temple He demanded moral perfection, told people to cut off body parts, made prophecies that haven't come true, and defied religious and political authorities. While we tend to ignore this troubling behavior, the people around Jesus didn't. Some believed him so dangerous that they found a way to have him killed. The Jesus everybody likes, says Mark Strauss, is not the Jesus found in the Gospels. He's a figure we've created in our own minds. Strauss believes that when we unpack the puzzling paradoxes of the man from Galilee, we find greater insight into his countercultural message and mission than we could ever have imagined.
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  3. Mission Drift

    Mission Drift

    The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches

    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Is your organization in danger of Mission Drift? Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It's that simple. It will happen. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their purpose, and many never return to their original intent. Harvard and the YMCA are among those that no longer embrace the Christian principles on which they were founded. But they didn't drift off course overnight. Drift often happens in small and subtle ways. Left unchecked, it eventually becomes significant. Yet Mission Drift is not inevitable. Organizations such as Compassion International and InterVarsity have exhibited intentional, long-term commitment to Christ. Why do so many organizations--including churches--wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True? Can drift be prevented? In Mission Drift, HOPE International executives Peter Greer and Chris Horst tackle these questions. They show how to determine whether your organization is in danger of drift, and they share the results of their research into Mission True and Mission Untrue organizations. Even if your organization is Mission True now, it's wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You'll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most.
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  4. Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

    Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

    Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C.S. Lewis

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 9.87 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.98 Member Price: $14.38 (or 3 credits)
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    “A wonderful introduction to our neglected Christian tradition.” Many Christians today tend to view the story of medieval faith as a cautionary tale. Too often, they dismiss the Middle Ages as a period of corruption and decay in the church. They seem to assume that the church apostatized from true Christianity after it gained cultural influence in the time of Constantine and that the faith was only later recovered by the sixteenth-century Reformers or even the eighteenth-century revivalists. As a result, the riches and wisdom of the medieval period have remained largely inaccessible to modern Protestants. Church historian Chris Armstrong helps readers see beyond modern caricatures of the medieval church to the animating Christian spirit of that age. He believes today's church could learn a number of lessons from medieval faith, such as how the gospel speaks to ordinary, embodied human life in this world. Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians explores key ideas, figures, and movements from the Middle Ages in conversation with C. S. Lewis and other thinkers, helping contemporary Christians discover authentic faith and renewal in a forgotten age.
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  5. Can I Trust the Bible? (Series: Crucial Questions, Book #2)

    Can I Trust the Bible? (Series: Crucial Questions, Book #2)

    Book 2

    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    There is a common assumption that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions, and that its often-unusual people and events render it useless for today. These ideas are fueled by the teachings of scholarly critics, who seem to delight in raising questions about the Bible s truthfulness and integrity. But the critics of the Bible are wrong, according to Dr. R. C. Sproul in this Crucial Questions booklet. In fact, he says, there are many solid reasons to trust the Bible. With Jesus, with the apostles and prophets, and with men of God throughout church history, Dr. Sproul affirms a high view of Scripture--that it is inspired of God and therefore inerrant and infallible.
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  6. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

    Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

    How to Know for Sure You Are Saved

    Author: J. D. Greear
    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 3.95 - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $8.78 (or 2 credits)
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    “If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ‘amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer,’ I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender,” says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. “Lack of assurance” is epidemic among evangelical Christians.In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of present- ing the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of “asking Jesus into your heart” or “giving your life to Jesus” often gives false assurance to those who are not saved—and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.Greear unpacks the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we take to the promise of God in Christ, a posture that begins at a certain point and is maintained for the rest of our lives. He also answers the tough questions about assurance: What exactly is faith? What is repentance? Why are there so many warnings that seem to imply we can lose our salvation?
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  7. Everyone's a Theologian

    Everyone's a Theologian

    An Introduction to Systematic Theology

    Author: R. C. Sproul
    Narrator: Grover Gardner
    Runtime: 11 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Many people react negatively to the word theology, believing that it involves dry, fruitless arguments about minute points of doctrine. Yet as Dr. R.C. Sproul argues,everyone is a theologian. Any time we think about a teaching of the Bible and strive to understand it, we are engaging in theology. Therefore, it is important that we put the Bible's varied teachings together in a systematic fashion, using proper, time-tested methods of interpretation so as to arrive at a theology that is founded on truth. That is precisely what Dr. Sproul does in Everyone's a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology. This book is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. Dr. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the Christian faith, reminding us once more of what God is like and of what He has done for His people in this world and the next.
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  8. Calvinism and the Christian Life Teaching Series

    Calvinism and the Christian Life Teaching Series

    Author: Ian Hamilton
    Narrator: Ian Hamilton
    Runtime: 2.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.00 Member Price: $9.60 (or 2 credits)
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    It is impossible to encounter God’s saving grace and not be powerfully and permanently changed. John Calvin knew this. In this 6-part teaching series, Pastor Ian Hamilton demonstrates that Calvinism is biblical, God-centered Christianity with important implications for our daily lives. This theology is not simply academic. It is a theology for all of life—a theology in which the grace of Jesus Christ shapes everything.
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  9. Paul: In Fresh Perspective

    Paul: In Fresh Perspective

    Author: N.T. Wright
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 7.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “For me,” says N.T. Wright, “there has been no more stimulating exercise, for the mind, the heart, the imagination and the spirit, than trying to think Paul’s thoughts after him and constantly to be stirred up to fresh glimpses of God’s ways and purposes with the world and with us strange human creatures.”
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