Download and read online Preaching to the Converted in PDF and EPUB Short (700 word) homilies for each Sunday for all three cycles, in one volume.
Download and read online Benny the Bunny and Jesus in PDF and EPUB Have you ever wondered how you can connect the Easter Bunny to Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection? Well, you can stop wondering! In "Benny the Bunny and Jesus," author and father Joe M. Chavez tells the tale of how a curious little bunny wandered into the garden of Gethsemane and ended-up following Jesus through the dramatic events of the Easter weekend. You will read how Benny took what he saw and learned from the crucifixion and resurrection and became the first Easter Bunny by sharing with children everywhere the sweet gift that God gave to us-His Son, Jesus Christ. And yes, Benny shared some candy and colorful eggs too! When children ask you where the Easter Bunny came from, or why there is an Easter Bunny, now you have an answer! Joe M. Chavez is an inspirational speaker based in Littleton, Colorado. He has a beautiful wife, and four awesome children, ages 26, 23 and twin 4 year olds.
Download and read online The Tale of Rebekah Rabbit in PDF and EPUB Where did the story of the Easter Bunny come from? What does Easter, the Day on which Jesus was raised from the dead that Christians celebrate every year with great joy, have to do with a rabbit that brings joy to children? Did it ever occur to you that there might have been a family of rabbits in the Garden outside Jerusalem where Jesus was laid in the tomb on that sad, amazing day we call Good Friday? Well, if there were rabbits in that garden, maybe one of them saw the Risen Lord even before the faithful women went to the tomb and encountered the Angel telling the news of His Resurrection. Maybe she was a little bunny named Rebekah, who was curious about the strange rumbling she felt early, early that Sunday morning, and the beautiful light that came with the dawn, so out she hopped into the garden, all alone, while her brothers and sisters slept. And there she met the most wonderful person in the world - and somehow she knew Him and He knew her!! And then maybe that little bunny was able to say something without words to those women - and they included her in their story to the others. But then, over the centuries, the part about the rabbit and the first Easter day got forgotten -mostly. Fantasy can be a wonderful way to connect with the truths taught by the Christian faith. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, "The Tale of Rebekah Rabbit" is for children and adults with a heart for what may have happened if, as old legends tell us, animals can talk among themselves and, like humans, can recognize the voice of their Maker! Jean Alden McCurdy Meade, an Episcopal priest since 2002, is the Rector of Mount Olivet Episcopal Church, New Orleans. She is the mother of four, step-mother of one, and grandmother of four - so far. A pianist, organist, singer, and lover of reading and good conversation, her special calling is teaching the Bible to young and old. For 19 years she served as the lay chaplain of St. Andrew's Episcopal School where she used impromptu drama and music to bring the Bible stories to life. She has broadcast a Bible study, "Light unto my Path," on New Orleans public access television for years and has been the speaker for many conferences and retreats, especially on "Women of the Bible" and "Male and Female in the Image of God." A graduate of Agnes Scott College and Duke University, she taught English in high schools and college before "retiring" for a while to bring up her children. In 1988 she was the first non-Roman Catholic graduate of Notre Dame Roman Catholic Seminary of New Orleans and then earned a PhD in Philosophy from Tulane University in 2000. She has taught Religious Studies and Philosophy at Loyola, Notre Dame Seminary, and Tulane in recent years. She is dedicated to fostering ecumenical work and understanding, serving as a Chaplain in the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem and in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple in Jerusalem, and she has been an oblate of St. Joseph Abbey, Order of Saint Benedict, in Covington, Louisiana, for many years. Ever since the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase in 2003, Jean has led an ecumenical service of Vespers in French at Mount Olivet Church to celebrate the French heritage of Louisiana. A native of San Antonio, Texas, she has four sisters and one brother, many nieces and nephews, and is married to Louis R Koerner, Jr, a lawyer. Jean and Louis live in New Orleans in a big old Garden District house built in 1893. They grow their own vegetables and herbs in the garden and love to cook and to travel, especially to France. Illustrator Barbara Hosterman Clark is a mother and grandmother who lives in Grapeland, Texas. A locally well-known artist, she is also an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Crockett, Texas.
Download and read online Shocked by the Bible in PDF and EPUB How well do you really know the Bible? For instance, guess how many doves were aboard Noah's Ark. The answer is not two. And guess on which day the Bible says Jesus died. Believe it or not, the Good Book doesn't mention Friday, and even more surprisingly, while the Bible says Jesus rose from the grave, it does not say it occurred Sunday morning. Remember, Jesus' followers found an empty tomb then. But don't feel bad if you've always assumed otherwise. Like countless millions of people, you've just been misinformed, misled or even (dare we say) lied to about what the Bible actually says. In a stunning investigation, news veteran Joe Kovacs goes on a mission to help both Christians and non-Christians alike find out what the Bible really contains, and what it doesn't. "Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told" is an educational juggernaut that relies solely on the Holy Bible to reveal hundreds of Scriptural facts that many people of all persuasions simply don't know. The book instantly skyrocketed to the No. 1 position in three Bible-related categories on Amazon.com. "I'm among the biggest fans of the Bible of all time," says Kovacs. "My goal is to educate people about the solid truth of Scripture and to stop the spread of erroneous information. I want people to crack open their Bibles and see with their own eyes what's actually printed on the pages, and what's not. It's shocking!" According to Scripture, you won't find "Three Wise Men" mentioned anywhere in the story of Jesus' birth. For that matter, none are said to have shown up at the manger in Bethlehem. The truth straight from your own Bible is that an unspecified number of wise men first met Jesus as a "young child" in a "house," not a babe in a manger, and it might have been more than a year after He was born. Go ahead, look it up for yourself. Also according to Scripture, you won't find a single mention of Easter eggs, but you will find God warning His people not to have anything to do with a pagan fertility goddess, whose name is synonymous with "Easter." "Yes, I'm a Bible-believing Christian," says Kovacs. "But I'm not here to convert anyone. People are free to believe whatever they wish and can come to their own conclusions. I just want to show them the biblical record is often very different from what many assume. Not only will Christians love this book, but I think Jews, Muslims and even agnostics and atheists will get a kick out of it as well." When the veil of presumption is removed and people see the words that are actually on the Bible's pages, readers will discover: Jesus said no one has gone to heaven except Himself "Christmas" is not mentioned in the Bible The practice of decorating a tree with silver and gold is actually condemned by God "Easter" has vanished from the Bible Jesus made appearances on Earth on the Old Testament God sought to kill Moses The destiny of human beings is not what you think (it's not to float around on clouds in heaven) God ran lotteries Jesus did not come to make everyone understand His message Noah's Ark is not said to have rested on "Mount Ararat" Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not Jews Nagging wives are mentioned in Scripture Women's breasts are celebrated in the Bible There's a character in the Bible called a "dumb ass" Underwear didn't disintegrate despite 40 years of heavy use The worst case of hemorrhoids in history is recorded Endorsement: "If you think you really know the Bible, better think again. Joe Kovacs takes a close look at the greatest story ever told and separates myth from reality. My favorite parts of the book deal with Christmas and Easter. Check out 'Shocked by the Bible.' You may well be shocked." – Bill O'Reilly, anchor, Fox News Channel
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Download and read online God s Power in Action in PDF and EPUB “God’s Power in Action”, is Phyllis’ first book published of eleven skits and plays which she feels were inspired by God. She studied the stories found in God’s word and always tried to write her skits and plays with a little humor injected when demonstrating God’s power and love as he interacted with his people. The characters on the front cover are actual people in her church congregation as they performed the skits found in this book. She found that audiences of all ages enjoyed the skits as they realized the truth found in the love of God. There are two Christmas plays and two Easter plays in this book, as well as, seven other skits based on the stories found in God’s Word.
Download and read online The Easter Bunny isn t Real and Neither is Jesus in PDF and EPUB This book explores the true origins of Jesus and the Easter Bunny, I deconstruct the possible origins of Jesus and examine the crazy laws and commandments found in the Old Testament of the Bible. A great quick read on an atheist's point of view on Easter.
Download and read online The Pastor s Sandal Path in PDF and EPUB The Pastor’s Sandal Path relates my envisioning of God in nature. I was privileged to grow up with my sister and five brothers on a farm where our parents instilled in us the presence of God in our daily lives, as well as in the majesty of God’s nature. My early schooling took place in a one-room country school where our fantastic teacher incorporated the beauty of God and nature in the classroom and on field trips. In the upper grades, the Dominican sisters assisted my parents in laying a solid faith foundation. After graduation, I entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein where my faith was deepened, my love of Jesus increased, and God’s presence in nature more keenly perceived. I hope my perceptions of God in nature will help the reader to encounter God in their ordinary experiences of life.
Download and read online Back to the Basics in PDF and EPUB Have you been hurt by the church? Do you feel the word of God is being misrepresented? In Back to the Basics: It’s God’s Way or the Highway, author Joseph Paul Henry seeks to provide hope to those who have been hurt by the church and show there is a side of the church that still loves your soul. By addressing thirty key topics affecting the church today, Henry suggests solutions to the problems facing contemporary Christianity. Through this discussion, he believes bridges to understanding can be built that will bring all followers of Christ together, fill the needs of all parishioners, and help people become saved to fulfill the legacy that Christ died for, while at the same time helping them to keep the faith in God’s plan. Back to the Basics communicates the importance of returning to the foundations of the church—foundations that have been lost in the last thirty years. It provides a plan to refresh the church body memory and bring our lives back to the basics of faith.
Download and read online Family Walk in PDF and EPUB 52 weekly devotions that focus on what the Bible says about vital family issues.
Download and read online The Mask of Deception in PDF and EPUB Find out all this and more in...... The Mask of Deception – Are Catholics Unknowingly Practicing Santeria and Voodoo? The Mask of Deception reveals the synchronicity between Catholicism, Santeria, and Voodoo and how they now hide in one of the largest and oldest religions in the world – Catholicism. This unique and eye opening book is a result of Marisol Pareja’s escape from organized religion and the 40-year journey she embraced to share her experience with you. Jesus Christ saved her from it all and gave her all of the information found in this book. Marisol Pareja is currently working on her Memoir that will be released soon for all to read. Her memoir is her 40-year journey in and out of these organized religions and everything she went through to escape them.
Download and read online So Much Bigger Than the Bunny in PDF and EPUB Do you ever wonder how in the world you're supposed to teach your children about the true meaning of Easter when there are bunnies hopping around in every store and Easter candy begging to be eaten by little ones? Do you question whether to leave the whole crucifixion part out so you don't scare the younger ones or just try to tiptoe around the miraculous resurrection because it sounds too crazy? Bigger Than the Bunny will help you answer these questions while giving you some practical and fun ways to bring this story to life for your children, as well as for the whole family.Tasha indicates her desire for God's Word to come alive to children. Having worked with children for years, I am confident that the devotional thoughts, the activities and the table discussion starters will indeed bring life to God's Word for any children involved. You and your children will be most prepared for all the Resurrection is for us as you use this extraordinary, creative devotional book during the Lenten season. I only wish that someone had provided a book like Bigger Than the Bunny during our children's growing up years.Donna Thompson - Chaplain To Women, Columbia International UniversityBigger Than the Bunny is an excellent resource that will enable you to teach your children the true meaning of Easter. The activities are applicable to all age levels from preschoolers to older children as well as simple and effective. It's sure to provide a fun learning experience for everyone in your family.Holly Furtick, Elevation ChurchFrom the first chapter it is evident that Tasha Via has a passion to teach her kids biblical truth. She is a gifted wife, mother, writer, musician and woman of God.Beverly Carroll - Journey Church, Raleigh, NC
Download and read online Jesus Loves the Easter Bunny in PDF and EPUB I was inspired to write this book when I read a letter in the Arizona Republic Newspaper from a frustrated mother who had kids that were more excited about the Easter Bunny bringing them candy than they were into listening to her about the real meaning of Easter, Jesus' resurrection. I thought that it would be interesting to write a childrens book that showed the Easter Bunny as being a messenger of Jesus to point to Him as our Savior and not just a fun way to get candy. From that and in chatting with my grandchildren Bailey and Brock, the ideas just fell into place. The childlike part of the bunny came from the fun antics of my precious grandson Brock who at the time of the inspiration was 3.
Download and read online Santa Clause the Easter Bunny the Tooth Fairy and Jesus in PDF and EPUB Does Santa really live at the North Pole? Does the Easter Bunny hide all the eggs? Is the Tooth Fairy independently wealthy? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Parry addresses these questions in this work. (Christian)
Download and read online Jesus Understanding His Death and Resurrection in PDF and EPUB Discover afresh the good news of the gospel. The long-awaited Messiah had finally arrived—only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus, who knew beforehand all that would happen and who held the power of heaven at His command, submit to being humiliated, tortured, and ultimately killed? In this powerful study centered on the final chapters of the gospel of Mark, you’ll consider for yourself all that Jesus endured to bring forgiveness to sinners and hope to the hopeless. And you’ll understand as never before why it’s so essential to share with others the good news of His death and resurrection. From the Trade Paperback edition.