Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church

Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church

We can sing “Immanuel our God is with us”, but when asked a simple question, what are the reasons we are not going to invite our friends? All twelve answers come without a sense of God's presence with us. Inviting God In this book we ...

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857216335

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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We like to think our church welcomes visitors. But how welcoming can we be, if we are not inviting? We are welcoming as long as people get themselves across the church threshold, but we fail to take our welcome outside. During the years Michael has been developing Back to Church Sunday, he has conducted an extensive study on the seemingly simple subject of 'invitation'. Over 650 times in 12 countries he has asked: 'Why don't we invite our friends to take a closer look at Christ?' The many answers form the impetus for this book. After considering why it seems so hard to invite friends to church, Michael looks at our concerns over acceptance and rejection, and suggests ideas gleaned from years of trying to establish a culture of invitation. 'When I have specifically encouraged Christians to issue an invitation, some people say yes and some no. God sent his son to invite us all into a relationship, and so to be like God is to be a person who invites!'
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Invited Into His Presence

Invited Into His Presence

Sadat was so impressed with the letter that he invited Sam for a week's visit in Egypt at Sadat's expense . Several years later , when President Sadat was assassinated and an official entourage of Americans attended the funeral ...

Author: Gene Barron

Publisher: College PressPub Company

ISBN: 0899007562

Category: Religion

Page: 239

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Do you long for a deeper, more meaningful prayer life? Gene Barron will help you understand that God has invited you to come into His presence through prayer. Christians have an incredible opportunity to communicate with the Creator of all things. This is a great resource for any Believer looking to develop a more effective prayer life.
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The Invitation

The Invitation

T. o o o o You hold in your hand the most important invitation you will ever receive. You are invited to dwell in the presence of God! Not to simply experience God for brief moments, but to continually live in His presence. Do you want.

Author: Jerry Potter

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781591858966

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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"I found this book to be very fascinating and thought provoking. I would strongly recommend it for those interested in discipleship, and anyone seeking God's anointing in his or her life."---Dr. Charles Travis President, Logos International Bible School and Ministries Jacksonville, Florida You hold in your hand the most important invitation you will ever receive. You are invited to dwell in the presence of God! Not to simply experience God for brief moments, but to continually live in His presence. If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this book---this adventure---is for you. Using extensive Scripture research coupled with practical application, Rev. Jerry Potter guides you through the Bible to reveal God's purpose and plan for your life. Your final destination is to live in the fullness of God's presence...to be wholly and completely sold out to God.
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An Invitation from the King

An Invitation from the King

Although God invites us into His presence just the way we are, His desire is that as we spend time with Him, sitting at His table and partaking of everything that we need, that we would be transformed from the person we used to be, ...

Author: Letrice Weaver

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602664357

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Weaver describes how the liberating power of Gods word and His presence enabled her to overcome her own battles with fears, rejection, low self-esteem, and guilt. (Practical Life)
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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

(2) Moses invites the Israelites to eat in the presence of Yahweh their God. In the ancient world, eating together was an act of fellowship and communion, often the culmination of a covenantmaking ritual (Gen. 31:54; Ex. 24:5–11).

Author: Daniel I. Block

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310492016

Category: Religion

Page: 864

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Arranged as a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy represents the final major segment of the biography of Moses. The sermons review events described in earlier books and challenges Israel to faithful living in the future. The theological significance of Deuteronomy cannot be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace and gospel to the church today. At its heart, Deuteronomy records the covenantal relationship between God and his people. God graciously has chosen Israel as his covenant partner and has demonstrated his covenantal commitment to them. Moses challenges the Israelites to respond by declaring that Yahweh alone is their God and by demonstrating unwavering loyalty and total love for him through obedience. Daniel Block highlights the unity between the God depicted in Deuteronomy and Jesus Christ. Christians who understand the covenantal character of God and who live under the grace of Christ will resist the temptation to retreat into interior and subjective understandings of the life of faith so common in Western Christianity.
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Healing the Wounded Heart

Healing the Wounded Heart

Beloved, this is the day! An Invitation of Healing The little boy in the singing class was invited back to that place of trauma and shame, a scene now filled with the healing presence of God. The place of pain became holy ground where ...

Author: Thom Gardner

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768499421

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Healing the Wounded Heart exposes negative emotions such as fear, rejection, worthlessness, shame, insecurity, defilement, and hopelessness that prevent us from living in the grace and peace God intends for us. Uncover the lies embedded in emotional wounds and discover peace and truth in the presence of the Living Christ.
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Invitation to the Jesus Life

Invitation to the Jesus Life

He not only knew about it but continually invited his disciples to step into this reality: “You're tied down to the ... If the soldiers were helpless in his presence at this declaration —“I am he”—what would have happened if he had ...

Author: Jan Johnson

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781617472404

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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To encounter Jesus daily and have a relationship with Him changes everything; our focus becomes eternal. Experience Jesus in such a way that His love-drenched, others-focused nature shapes your character. The spiritual practices in each chapter will challenge you to go deeper with Him.
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The Christ Centered Life

The Christ Centered Life

Our emotions have achieved their purpose, and we are aware of the presence of God. But what ifwe have repressed ... The baby's invitation is hard to ignore, as its emotional response makes its need known. The baby prays instinctively.

Author: David Broderick

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449796266

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This book is about my journey into Christ-centeredness, a personal journey that still goes on daily for me and will continue to do so throughout my life. It presents a beginning and a foundation for the journey into Christ-centeredness that each of us can undertake as we grow in Jesus for ourselves. As such, the book gives you some starters and pointers for your own journey into Christ-centeredness. It is my deepest desire that nothing should prevent my readers from seeing Jesus for themselves and having a real and lasting encounter with him that leads to a life of Christ-centeredness.
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The Radical Invitation of Jesus

The Radical Invitation of Jesus

How Accepting the Invitation of Jesus Can Lead to Living Faith and Fulfilling Life for Today Duncan S. Ferguson ... Or I might have an insecurity or psychological need that is not being met when I am in their presence.

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532683213

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Page: 252

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The book addresses the way we are able to understand the radical invitation of Jesus. The invitation is to those who heard Jesus in the first century, the intervening centuries, and those in the twenty-first century urging them to turn away from a life that is self-centered and to seek a life that is God-centered, accepting the reign of God in one’s life rather than wealth, pleasure, power, and fame. Jesus says that we are to seek first the kingdom of God and all of our basic needs will be met, being transformed and finding meaning and purpose in our lives. The invitation is radical in that it calls on us to give up the accepted norms and values of our culture and world and give ourselves to a life of integrity and truthfulness, love and compassion, and justice and peace. We are invited to find our true identity, to be filled with and transformed by the God of love and to become one who is filled with grace and truth, as Jesus was.
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Theology for Beginners

Theology for Beginners

this can only be by invitation. About the first presence we have no choice: we did not invite God to bring us into being, and it is not because we ask Him that He keeps us in being. The choice is wholly His.

Author: Frank J. Sheed

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567228536

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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In Theology For Beginners the late Frank Sheed conveys all his own excitement about theology, and shows us how to pass that excitement on to others. His book is established throughout the English-speaking world as one of the outstanding introductions to theology for the layman.
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