The Welsey Study Bible


Author: Joel B. Green,William H. Willimon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780687645039
Category: Bibles
Page: 1568
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Includes comprehensive study notes on the NRSV text by over 50 biblical scholars, accessibly written life application and inspiration by over 50 key pastors, easy-to-understand explanations of core terms by over 60 Wesley experts, extended reference to works by John Wesley, 19 pages of full-color maps, cross references and a summary of each biblical book.

Wesley Study Bible-Ceb


Author: Joel B. Green,William H. Willimon
Publisher: Common English Bible
ISBN: 9781609261108
Category: Bibles
Page: 1704
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The Wesley Study Bible is revised to match the Common English Bible translation. Lead an abundant life, grow as a faithful disciple, and find new avenues to serve. By studying The Wesley Study Bible, readers will share God's grace and find the good gifts God has for them. As God transforms them through study, they will be inspired to transform the world. Contributors from across the Wesleyan family join together to help others experience God in fresh ways. The Wesley Study Bible highlights the depth of John Wesley's perspectives on scripture and features accessibly written notes and articles contributed by pastors, theologians, and Bible scholars. Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms encompass the following themes: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission. It is reformatted to include: • New page design for easier study • Holiness of Heart & Life articles provide relevant lessons for today's Christians • Wesleyan Core Term notes provide a context and history of the theology of the Wesleyan faith • Common English Bible translation makes this popular study Bible appealing to both clergy and laity • Concordance to CEB • 10-point type KEY FEATURES • Comprehensive study notes on CEB by more than 50 biblical scholars • Concise concordance • Summary of each biblical book • Sixteen pages of full-color maps with index

Reading Scripture as Wesleyans


Author: Joel B. Green
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426719914
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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John Wesley boasted that he was a “man of one book,” but he was also a thoughtful student throughout his life and an author of many books. As breath gives life, John Wesley inhaled and exhaled the words of Scripture, shaping his thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behavior. And like our eighteenth-century ancestor, the Bible is central to us for continued faith formation. In this invitation to Scripture, the general editor of the Wesley Study Bible and biblical scholar, Dr. Joel Green, summarizes Wesley’s understanding of key themes and topics of key books of the New Testament. Using brief excerpts from Wesley’s writings (in updated language), Dr. Green explains the importance of Wesley’s thinking as it directly applies to everyday life and faithful practice. Each chapter ends with questions suitable for private devotion or group settings, to help you apply your study to daily living. This book will be your trusted companion to the Wesley Study Bible as you love God with a warmed heart and serve God with active hands.

New Revised Standard Version Wesley Study Bible

Green/Brown Faux Leather Edition
Author: N.A
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426735721
Category: Bibles
Page: N.A
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Love God with a warmed heart. Serve God with active hands. Lead an abundant life, grow as a faithful disciple, and find new avenues to serve. By studying the Wesley Study Bible you will share God’s grace and find the good gifts God has for you. As God transforms you through study, you will be inspired to transform the world. Contributors from across the Wesleyan family join together to help you experience God in fresh ways. Visit the website! View the sampler. Special Features: Comprehensive study notes on NRSV text by over 50 biblical scholars Accessibly written life application and inspiration by over 50 key pastors Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms by over 60 Wesley experts, including: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission Extended reference to works by John Wesley 19 pages of full-color maps; cross references; and summary of each biblical book 7" x 9-/18" trim size with a 9.75 font People in these churches will be especially interested in The Wesley Study Bible: African Methodist Episcopal Church African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Christian and Missionary Alliance Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Church of the Nazarene Church of God (Anderson) Free Methodist Church of North America The Salvation Army Wesleyan Church United Church of Canada The United Methodist Church General Editors: Joel B. Green is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary. William H. Willimon is Resident Bishop of the Birmingham Area of The United Methodist Church.

The Wesley Challenge Youth Study Book

21 Days to a More Authentic Faith
Author: Chris Folmsbee
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501832999
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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How can we introduce younger lay people to the practical and accessible Wesley? In The Wesley Challenge small groups or whole churches will spend three weeks working through 21 questions that will engage their physical, spiritual and emotional lives and their relationship with God and others. With fast-paced emphasis on graphics and short content bits, the challenge will inspire us to a new kind of commitment—one that is more authentic, vulnerable and soul shaping resulting in thousands of people who have a renewed passion to discover deeper levels of commitment to God and others. This Youth Study Book takes the ideas presented in the 21 Day Challenge and interprets them for young people grades 6-12. Can be used with the adult-level DVD.

CEB Study Bible


Author: Joel B. Green
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609260286
Category: Bibles
Page: 2201
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The CEB Study Bible gives the reader the tools, illustrations and explanations necessary for making informed decisions about the meaning of the Bible. This Common English Bible translation is reliable, readable and relevant, with hundreds of thousands of cross references. It includes more than 1000 additional pages of detailed book introductions, outlines and notes from biblical studies professors and more than 300 indexed sidebar and general articles plus a select concordance. The 21 full-color maps were designed by National Geographic and are fully indexed. The notes in this study Bible won't suggest what to believe, but provides the context for what the Bible meant both to its earliest readers as well as its current relevance for encouragement, challenge, guidance, reflection and prayer.

This We Believe

The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice
Author: William Willimon
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426708238
Category: Religion
Page: 16
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Leader guide for eight-week small group study to help you deepen your understanding of United Methodist core beliefs. This We Believe: The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice by William H. Willimon For John Wesley, the Bible is the joyfully consistent testimony of God's never-ending grace and ever-seeking love. Likewise, studying the Bible is more than merely knowing what Scripture says; it is also about living every day as a child of God. Beginning with the Core Terms found in The Wesley Study Bible, author Bishop William H. Willimon systematically lays out key Wesleyan tenets of faith so that you will have a fresh way to hear God's voice, share in God's grace, and become more like Jesus Christ. Let this book be your trusted companion to The Wesley Study Bible as you grow to love God with a warmed heart and serve God with active hands. Order the separate book for each participant in a small group #9781426706899

NRSV Wesley Study Bible Charcoal Bonded Leather

New Revised Standard Version
Author: Joel B. Green,William H. Willimon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781501847554
Category: Bibles
Page: 1584
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Love God with a warmed heart. Serve God with active hands. Lead an abundant life, grow as a faithful disciple, and find new avenues to serve. By studying the Wesley Study Bible you will share God's grace and find the good gifts God has for you. As God transforms you through study, you will be inspired to transform the world. Contributors from across the Wesleyan family join together to help you experience God in fresh ways. Special Features: Comprehensive study notes on NRSV text by over 50 biblical scholars Accessibly written life application and inspiration by over 50 key pastors Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms by over 60 Wesley experts, including: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission Extended reference to works by John Wesley 19 pages of full-color maps; cross references; and summary of each biblical book 7" x 9-/18" trim size with a 9.75 font Beautiful distressed bonded leather. PLEASE NOTE: The cover of this Bible is an uncoated distressed bonded leather. There will be variations in the material, so no two Bibles will be exactly alike.

Scripture and the Wesleyan Way

A Bible Study on Real Christianity
Author: Scott J. Jones,Arthur D. Jones
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501867946
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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The Bible was central to John Wesley’s faith and the Christian movement he founded. In Scripture and the Wesleyan Way, you will discover a Wesleyan approach to the Bible and the Christian life through a Bible study using Wesley’s own words. In this study, authors Scott and Arthur Jones use John Wesley’s sermons to illuminate the Bible passages at the heart of Wesley’s understanding of what it means to be a real Christian. Each chapter explores a key Scripture text and one of Wesley’s sermons on it. Through their insightful and engaging study, Bishop Jones and his son Arthur show how the teachings of Wesley address questions that many of us in the twenty-first century still struggle with today. Chapters include: What is the Bible’s Message? Am I a Real Christian? How Can I Be Saved? Do I Have to Obey the Law? Am I a Sinner? Why is the Christian Life Not Easier? Am I Going to Heaven? What about My Money? Additional components for an eight-week study include a DVD featuring Scott and Arthur Jones and a comprehensive Leader Guide. As readers study the Bible with John Wesley, they will encounter his call to live a real Christian life and be inspired to respond to this call with faith and boldness. John Wesley discovered a challenging yet hopeful message in the Bible, which profoundly shaped his personal life and the Methodist movement he founded. As you study the Bible with John Wesley, you will hear his call to live a real Christian life and be inspired to respond to this call with faith and boldness.

The Wesley Challenge Participant Book

21 Days to a More Authentic Faith
Author: Chris Folmsbee
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501832913
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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How can we introduce younger lay people to the practical and accessible Wesley? In The Wesley Challenge Participant Book small groups or whole churches will spend three weeks working through 21 questions that will engage their physical, spiritual and emotional lives and their relationship with God and others. With fast-paced emphasis on graphics and short content bits, the challenge will inspire us to a new kind of commitment—one that is more authentic, vulnerable and soul shaping resulting in thousands of people who have a renewed passion to discover deeper levels of commitment to God and others. Additional components for a three-week study include a comprehensive leader guide and a DVD featuring author Chris Folmsbee, and a youth study guide.

How United Methodists Study Scripture


Author: Catherine Gunsalus González,Ben Witherington,Everett Tilson,Gayle Carlton Felton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780687084227
Category: Religion
Page: 120
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This new series of books challenges United Methodists to engage in life-transforming practices. Each book explains a theme and underscores major emphases within the United Methodist denomination: * How should I read and study the Bible? * How should I pray and engage in my devotional life? * How can I reach out and share my faith? Each adult study is divided into four sections with suggestions for group discussion, and can be completed in 4 to 8 sessions. No leader's guide is needed. In the 4 chapters of this book four authors contribute with different emphases to the process of Bible study and interpretation. Catherine Gonzalez's chapter summarizes the roles of the Bible in the periods of the early church, the early and later Middle Ages, and the Protestant Reformation. The chapter by Ben Witherington concentrates on the Bible in early Methodism, focusing on John Wesley, Francis Asbury and Richard Watson. Dr. Tilson's chapter addresses issues of contemporary scriptural study and interpretation, emphasizing the significance of historical context. Gayle Carlton Felton's concluding chapter investigates distinctively United Methodist approaches to and uses of the Bible.

Study Bible-Ceb-Large Print


Author: Common English Bible
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609261764
Category: Bibles
Page: 2201
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Explore the Bible for more understanding with the first study Bible from the popular Common English Bible translation.

Earn. Save. Give.

Wesley's Simple Rules for Money
Author: James A. Harnish
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 163088393X
Category: Religion
Page: 129
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John Wesley believed money was important as a way of expressing and living out Christian faith. To Wesley, the task was simple: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. In this essential little book, pastor and author James A. Harnish presents Wesley’s concepts and beliefs in plain, useful language, suitable for individuals to grapple with and groups to discuss and act upon. The four chapters of this book form the basis for a four-week churchwide stewardship program, along with the DVD, Leader Guide, Devotional Readings for Home, Youth Study Book, Children’s Leader Guide, and the Program Guide on flash drive.

Reflecting God Study Bible


Author: Kenneth L. Barker
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310921356
Category: Bibles
Page: 2208
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Christians who "hunger and thirst for righteousness" will be drawn to the optimistic theme of the Reflecting God Study Bible, not only that Christ's work cleanses us from sin but also that he, by his Holy Spirit, helps us to rise above the pull of sin and live in victory. Readers will gain treasured insights from 15 essays on how to reflect God, covering topics such as: -- The gift of human freedom and the tragedy of sin-- The miracle of transforming grace-- The experience of sanctifying grace-- Loving God, others, and yourself This study Bible is rich with information that helps believers answer the question: "How can I live a life that pleases God?" Each of the following study features energizes readers with the hope of victory over sin and sets them on the path to reflecting God with more purity, holiness, clarity, and grace.

Calvin vs. Wesley

Bringing Belief in Line with Practice
Author: Don Thorsen
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426775067
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Congregations are made up of people with all sorts of theologies. Pastor Mike Slaughter even says that these can stand in the way of the church’s mission of social and personal holiness. But most people do not adopt a theology on purpose, mostly they merely breathe in the prevailing cultural air. The theology "de jour" seems to be Calvinist, with its emphasis on “the elect” and “other worldly salvation.” In fact, there is so much Calvinism saturating the culture, that some do not even know there is an alternative way of thinking about their faith. They don’t know where to go to find a viable option; they don’t even know the key words to search Google. So people are left thinking like Calvinists but living with a desire to change the world, offering grace and hope to hurting people in mission and ministry—loving the least, the last, and the lost. In other words, they are living like Wesleyans. This book shows what Calvinist and Wesleyans actually believe about human responsibility, salvation, the universality of God’s grace, holy living through service, and the benefits of small group accountability--and how that connects to how people can live. Calvinists and Wesleyans are different, and by knowing the difference, people will not only see the other benefits of Wesleyan theology but will be inspired to learn more. By knowing who they are as faithful people of God, they will be motivated to reach out in mission with renewed vigor. And they won’t be obstacles to grace and holiness, but they can be better disciples and advocates for Christ through service in this world.

Revival [Large Print]

Faith as Wesley Lived It
Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426793871
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion. This is a gracious gift that we will benefit from reading. The commentary is written by a superb preacher who has a pastor’s heart and knows how to make the past come alive to strengthen our own experience. Prepare to be transformed. Richard P. Heitzenrater, William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke Divinity School Adam Hamilton connects John Wesley’s contribution in 18th-century England with his legacy for 21st-century America, bringing lessons from Wesley’s life and ministry to bear on discipleship today. This is an excellent resource for personal and denominational revival. Scott Jones, Resident Bishop of the Great Plains area of The United Methodist Church and author of The Wesleyan Way

Fear of the Other

No Fear in Love
Author: William H. Willimon
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501824767
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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In this no non-sense book, reliable spiritual guide, Will Willimon, invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the "Other" as they are - without any need for them to become like us. Emphasizing biblical teaching to receive Others for who they are and their differences as gifts and mysteries bearing the grace of God, Willimon also offers a strong critique of the privileged who all too often rush to speak of reconciliation and evade the injustice of huge inequalities faced by foreigners and strangers - as well as the antagonism the stranger experiences. He identifies concrete, everyday ways persons are formed in welcoming others without annihilating their differences. Rooted in the New Testament understanding of Gentile outsiders grafted into the covenant community, Willimon invites readers to an on-the-ground faith that remembers the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers, immigrants, and those without status. Beyond welcome, Christians must become “other” to the world, shaking off the dominant culture’s identity and privilege through practices of listening, humility, and understanding. “I love Will Willimon, and I love this book. Will writes with prophetic sarcasm, a touch of humor, plenty of self-effacement, and a pastor’s heart. And his words will make you laugh, cringe, cry, confess, and repent. This is a very timely book. I urge you, prospective reader, as you read this blurb on the back cover: buy and read it! You’ll be grateful you did.” —Adam Hamilton, senior pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS; author of Half Truths “This gutsy, biblically rich, theologically searing book by Willimon gigs everybody’s sacred cow. Not only is the one whom Christ loves Other but God is Other. The ground beneath us shakes the walls that divide us. If you are holed-up happy with people who look like you, don’t read this thing. It will screw up your world.” —Tex Sample, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology, Leawood, KS “Timely and prophetic, Willimon’s call to love the Other will quickly take hold of your soul, changing your preaching and your life. This book is not just a reminder of our Christian calling to welcome the Other but a call to conversion, a new way of seeing the neighbor and a new way of being in the world God desperately loves.” —Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN “Bishop Willimon’s new book should come with a warning: Do not read unless you are ready to be changed and want to change the world!” —O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do for Kids


Author: Christopher Miles Ritter
Publisher: Cokesbury
ISBN: 1501821407
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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An encouraging gift book that reinforces the Wesleyan DNA of being passionate and purposeful in ministry with children. It uses John Wesley’s instructions to Methodist preachers found in the “Large Minutes” as an outline of what he expected Methodists to do for kids: Teach Them Intentionally Know Them Personally Pray for Them Intentionally Mentor Families Meaningfully Challenge Ourselves Continually Shape Our Ministries Appropriately Care for Them Practically