Leading a Joy-Filled Life (Jesus Always Bible Studies)

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Leading a Joy-Filled Life (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 3 by Sarah Young
Walking in God’s Grace (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 4 by Sarah Young
Following God’s Direction (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 2 by Sarah Young
Embracing Jesus’ Love (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 1 by Sarah Young
Invisible Weapons : Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology

Leading a Joy-Filled Life (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 3 by Sarah Young

English | February 13th, 2018 | ISBN: 0310091365, 9780310091363 | 142 pages | True PDF | 7.83 MB

After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So, with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In Jesus Always, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. She relates how leading a quiet life since writing Jesus Calling has helped her find little treasures that brighten her day—treasures she now shares with readers in the pages of her book.
In Leading a Joy-Filled Life, participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about expressing gratitude to God in all situations, finding joy even in the mundane aspects of life, and adopting a mindset focused on the eternal blessings that God has promised for those who serve Him. They will discover, as Paul wrote, how to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
Each eight-session study includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions, and is designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.

Walking in God’s Grace (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 4 by Sarah Young

English | February 13th, 2018 | ISBN: 0310091373, 9780310091370 | 144 pages | True PDF | 7.93 MB

After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So, with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In Jesus Always, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. She relates how leading a quiet life since writing Jesus Calling has helped her find little treasures that brighten her day—treasures she now shares with readers in the pages of her book.
In Walking in God’s Grace, participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about the wonders of the gift called grace, how they can experience that grace in their lives when they embrace God’s truths, and how they can trust in God’s provision for them and depend on Him for strength. They will discover, as Jesus promised, “everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:8).
Each eight-session study includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions, and is designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.

Following God’s Direction (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 2 by Sarah Young

English | February 13th, 2018 | ISBN: 0310091357, 9780310091356 | 142 pages | True PDF | 7.83 MB

After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So, with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In Jesus Always, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. She relates how leading a quiet life since writing Jesus Calling has helped her find little treasures that brighten her day—treasures she now shares with readers in the pages of her book.
In Following God’s Direction, participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about the way God directs their steps, how they can embrace God’s path for them in spite of obstacles, and how they can experience the life that God has intended for them as follow Him in obedience. They will discover, as King David came to realize, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand” (Psalm 37:23–24).
Each eight-session study includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions, and is designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.

Embracing Jesus’ Love (Jesus Always Bible Studies), Volume 1 by Sarah Young

English | February 13th, 2018 | ISBN: 0310091349, 9780310091349 | 144 pages | True PDF | 7.84 MB

After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So, with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In Jesus Always, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. She relates how leading a quiet life since writing Jesus Calling has helped her find little treasures that brighten her day—treasures she now shares with readers in the pages of her book.
In Embracing Jesus’ Love, participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about the way God views them as a precious treasure, how He restores them gives them a new identity, and how they should in turn respond to God’s generous offer of grace and love. They will discover, as Paul wrote, “[God] saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy… so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:5,7).
Each eight-session study includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions, and is designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.

Invisible Weapons : Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1501705156 | 378 Pages | PDF | 13.1 MB

In 1098, three years into the First Crusade and after a brutal eight-month siege, the Franks captured the city of Antioch. Two days later, Muslim forces arrived with a relief army, and the victors became the besieged. Exhausted and ravaged by illness and hunger, the Franks were exhorted by their religious leaders to supplicate God, and for three days they performed a series of liturgical exercises, beseeching God through ritual prayer to forgive their sins and grant them victory. The following day, the Christian army, accompanied by bishops and priests reciting psalms and hymns, marched out of the city to face the Muslim forces and won a resounding and improbable victory.
From the very beginning and throughout the history of the Crusades, liturgical prayer, masses, and alms were all marshaled in the fight against the Muslim armies. During the Fifth Crusade, Pope Honorius III likened liturgy to “invisible weapons.” This book is about those invisible weapons; about the prayers and liturgical rituals that were part of the battle for the faith. M. Cecilia Gaposchkin tells the story of the greatest collective religious undertaking of the Middle Ages, putting front and center the ways in which Latin Christians communicated their ideas and aspirations for crusade to God through liturgy, how liturgy was deployed in crusading, and how liturgy absorbed ideals or priorities of crusading. Liturgy helped construct the devotional ideology of the crusading project, endowing war with religious meaning, placing crusading ideals at the heart of Christian identity, and embedding crusading warfare squarely into the eschatological economy. By connecting medieval liturgical books with the larger narrative of crusading, Gaposchkin allows us to understand a crucial facet in the culture of holy war.