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Parables Of The Vineyard

Author : Dr. Pamela Reeve
ISBN : 9780307563934
Genre : Religion
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Every life holds times of happiness, but also times of disappointment and confusion. We feel pressure from all sides and wonder if God is really there. We call out to God, wanting to know the purpose and value of the season in which we find ourselves. With her wise counsel and gentle encouragement, bestselling author Pamela Reeve leads readers to see the often unrecognized miracle that God is working in our lives to bring about spiritual growth. Drawing from John 15, she reveals the secret to true and lasting peace in the midst of routine or change, in gladness or extreme sorrow. Lush vineyard photographs beautifully illustrate how God lovingly prunes us to bear the fruit of Christ living within us. A Vineyard in the Desert? It doesn't make sense. Why would the Master Gardner plant His tender vines in a hostile place where searing sun, nameless blights, and biting pests descend to consume the maturing grapes? Why would He cut back those vines so severely, exposing them to merciless heat? Because the sweetest, most bountiful harvest of fruit will burst from thise very vines, so carefully tended by a wise heart and loving hands. Within these pages of this stunningly beautiful book, Pam Reeve shows how our Lord brings hope and sweet new wine from the very pressure, sorrows, and dissappointments that encroah upon the seasons of our lives. Story Behind the Book An encounter with a desert vineyard in her youth led Dr. Reeve to a lifelong interest in vines and vineyards. In talks to college students and women’s groups around the country, she uses magnificent slides and a gentle message of courage and hope to the overwhelmed, the discouraged, and those enduring difficult seasons in their lives. This book will inspire readers to depend on Christ living within them to produce His character within and fruit through them. It is not our own religious efforts, but Christ living within us, that promotes spiritual growth. From the Hardcover edition.

The Tenants In The Vineyard

Author : John S. Kloppenborg
ISBN : 316148908X
Genre : Religion
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John S. Kloppenborg gives a detailed analysis of one of the most difficult of Jesus' parables, the parable of the Tenants (Mark 12:1-12; Gospel of Thomas 65). He examines the ways in which Christians have typically read and mis-read the parable, and places the parable firmly in the context of the practices of ancient viticulture. The author models a new approach to the interpretation of the parables of Jesus. First, he critically engages the history of interpretation of the text, inquiring into the ideological interests that the parable has engaged during the history of its use in Christian churches and in political discourse. Second, he reconstructs the social world in which the parable was first told, in particular the economic, social, and legal aspects of ancient viticulture. He demonstrates that the parable of the Tenants has mostly been interpreted from the standpoint of those who wield social and political power, a strange irony considering the social status of the Jesus of history and the literary uses of the parable. All of the features common to the parable as it is told by Mark and the Gospel of Thomas make it a perfectly realistic story. It is only Mark's editing of the story that takes it beyond the realistic idiom characteristic of Jesus' other parables. The book concludes with a dossier of 58 papyrus documents relating to various aspects of viticulture and agrarian conflict. It was awarded the 2007 Francis W. Beare Book Award by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

All The Parables Of The Bible

Author : Herbert Lockyer
ISBN : 0310281113
Genre : Religion
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A study and analysis of the more than 250 parables in Spripture. From the "All Series" by a renowned Bible expositor.

Lessons On The Miracles And Parables Of Our Lord

Author : John Watson
ISBN : OXFORD:591033766
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Notes On The Parables Of Our Lord

Author : Richard Chenevix Trench
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The Parables Of The Gospel

Author : Leopold Fonck
ISBN : UCR:31210000384824
Genre : Bible
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The Parables Of Jesus

Author : Luise Schottroff
ISBN : 1451413246
Genre : Religion
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A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.

The Parables Of Jesus

Author : Arland J. Hultgren
ISBN : 080286077X
Genre : Religion
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Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.

Parables Of Jesus

Author : Timothy Maurice Pianzin
ISBN : 9781602479234
Genre : Religion
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Over 2000 years ago Jesus invited his followers to a new life, empowered by the saving grace of God. Jesus in-filled them with spiritual knowledge and asked them to develop certain attitudes and life-styles so that they may possess this new life. Do you want to be blessed by this new life but unsure of how to achieve it? Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin's spirit-filled book entitled, Discovering the Truth of Jesus' Parables in the light of its Historical, Geographical and Socio-cultural Setting uncovers the hidden meanings contained in Jesus' parables and gives you understanding on how to live life that will qualify you to claim your inheritance in heaven. Don't hesitate, read Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin's excellent guidebook to the parables of Jesus now. If you read Discovering the Truth of Jesus' Parables with a receptive heart and mind, the life-saving Words of Jesus will comes alive and transforms your life to live it in the fullness of God's grace. Dr. Timothy Maurice Pianzin has doctorates in Biblical Theology and Sustainable Development. For the last thirty years he has been a devoted Bible scholar and has participated in many Bible courses and seminars. He has also traveled extensively in the lands that Jesus once walked and preached, and has painstakingly researched on the background to Jesus' parables-which became the basis for writing of this book. In addition he has also contributed in the teaching the Bible for over twenty years, covering most books of the Bible and many other biblical topics. In his professional life he has written many reports for the United Nation, Commonwealth Secretariat and other institutions. Since his retirement from consulting works, he has devoted his life to make the Word of God better known.

Bible Word Search

Author : Akili Kumasi
ISBN : 9780980218541
Genre : Games
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Features scriptures on Parables in the Bible with word search puzzles. Sixth volume in the series. Unique approach to presenting God's Word. Each volume has different themes and scriptures. Puzzles on right-page with scriptures on left page. Puzzles made from key words in the Bible scriptures. Effective lessons for Sunday School youth classes. Puzzle solutions in the back of the book. Reference tool for finding scripture. Help People learn the Bible through fun/entertainment. Excellent gift for puzzle enthusiasts. This book series is unique in that: (a) the puzzles have scriptures from five different Bible versions, (b) print is large print - good for elderly readers, (c) book series means repeat business, (d) book themes are popular topics areas for book sales and Bible study, (e) books are not age-sensitive, used by young and old, and (f) eight additional volumes are planned.

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