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Faitha??s Checkbook: Daily Devotional - Promises for Today (Updated Edition)

Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass. – Joshua 21:45Faith’s Checkbook is a one-year devotional meant to encourage you to take God at His Word – to take hold of God’s promises by faith. Each day you will be presented with a specific promise from the Bible, along with accompanying exhortation by Charles Spurgeon. This is your “spiritual checkbook,” if you will. God’s bank account of provision is ample, and it cannot be overdrawn. Every situation you might face is equally met with a promise that, if accepted, will sufficiently see you through.“God has given no promise that He will not redeem. He does not offer hope that He will not fulfill. To help my brethren believe this, I have prepared this little volume.”– Charles H. SpurgeonAbout the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.

Following Christ [Annotated, Updated]: Losing Your Life for His Sake

Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave. – Matthew 20:27You cannot have Christ if you will not serve Him. If you take Christ, you must take Him in all His qualities. You must not simply take Him as a Friend, but you must also take Him as your Master. If you are to become His disciple, you must also become His servant. God-forbid that anyone fights against that truth. It is certainly one of our greatest delights on earth to serve our Lord, and this is to be our joyful vocation even in heaven itself: His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face (Revelation 22:3-4).Charles H. Spurgeon originally wrote this book for members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. Spurgeon's heartfelt writing style makes this book one that today still encourages believers to move into Christian action. He emphasizes simply moving forward, using the talents and resources you already have at your disposal, for the Lord's service and your own eternal reward. The concepts presented are easy to understand and straight-forward, if only you are ready to lay down your life to follow Christ.Table of ContentsCh. 1: The Necessity of Following ChristCh. 2: How to GoCh. 3: The Help of the Holy SpiritCh. 4: Only ChristCh. 5: Great Faith and Great WorksCh. 6: Being Faithful with the Talents He Already Gave UsCh. 7: The Joy of the Lord's HarvestCh. 8: The Body Works TogetherCh. 9: Merely a ServantCh. 10: With God Nothing is ImpossibleCh. 11: We Must Bear FruitCh. 12: Solely for His GloryCh. 13: Fire and A HammerCh. 14: Beware of FoxesCh. 15: Good Things Take TimeCh. 16: The Urgency of TodayCh. 17: Open Your MouthCh. 18: God's Limitless ProvidenceCh. 19: Our Meager Loaves in Christ’s HandsOriginal Title: We EndeavorAbout the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.

The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power [Updated]: And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. a?? Matthew 21:22

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. – Proverbs 15:8Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power. All that God is, and all that God has, is at the disposal of prayer; but we must use the key. Prayer can do anything that God can do, and since God can do anything, prayer is omnipotent. No one can stand against the person who knows how to pray, who meets all the conditions of prevailing prayer, and who really prays, and if they are willing to pay the price. The price is prayer, much prayer, much real prayer, prayer in the Holy Spirit.List of ChaptersCh. 1: The Power of PrayerCh. 2: What Definite and Desirable Results Will Definite and Determined Prayer Produce?Ch. 3: What Prayer Can Do for Churches, for the Nation, and for All NationsCh. 4: How to Pray So as to Get What You AskCh. 5: Who Can Pray so as to Get What They Ask?Ch. 6: Praying in the Name of Jesus ChristCh. 7: The Prayer of FaithCh. 8: Praying Through, and Praying in the Holy SpiritCh. 9: Hindrances to PrayerCh. 10: Prevailing Prayer and Real RevivalAbout the AuthorReuben Archer Torrey traveled all over the world leading evangelistic tours, preaching to the unsaved. It is believed that more than one hundred thousand were saved under his preaching. Torrey married Clara Smith in 1879, with whom he had five children. In 1908, he helped start the Montrose Bible Conference in Pennsylvania, which continues today. He became dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) in 1912, and was the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles from 1915 to 1924. Torrey continued speaking all over the world and holding Bible conferences. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928.

How to Pray: What the Bible Tells Us About Genuine, Effective Prayer

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching in this with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints – Ephesians 6:18Prayer. Satan laughs as he looks at the church today and says to himself, “You can have your Sunday schools and your young people’s small groups, your boys’ and girls’ programs, your vacation Bible schools, your Christian schools, your elegant churches, your retreats, your music programs, your brilliant preachers, and even your revival efforts – as long as you don’t bring the power of almighty God into them by earnest, persistent, believing, mighty prayer.”It is not necessary that the whole church prays to begin with. Great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God, as a God who answers prayer, and upon whose heart He lays a burden from which no rest can be found except in persistent crying unto God.May God use this book to inspire many who are currently prayerless, or nearly so, to pray earnestly. May God stir up your own heart to be one of those burdened to pray, and to pray until God answers.About the AuthorReuben Archer Torrey traveled all over the world leading evangelistic tours, preaching to the unsaved. It is believed that more than one hundred thousand were saved under his preaching. Torrey married Clara Smith in 1879, with whom he had five children. In 1908, he helped start the Montrose Bible Conference in Pennsylvania, which continues today. He became dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) in 1912, and was the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles from 1915 to 1924. Torrey continued speaking all over the world and holding Bible conferences. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928.

How to Meditate (Easwaran Inspirations Book 1)

Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength?Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life.Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture.This short ebook is the first chapter "Meditation on a Passage" from the book "Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice" by Eknath Easwaran.

Awaken The Soul: Self Help Poetry & Spiritual Affirmations for times of hardship: Part 1 of Soothe The Soul

Poems & Affirmations for times of hardshipAwaken The Soul is a book of poems and affirmations meant to awaken the soul. Each poem provides a new vibratory experience that guides the reader towards spiritual growth. This book is my journey from awakening to the present day. The book is meant as a catalyst for spiritual growth, the goal being to ignite the fire that lies dormant. We are all called to serve, to serve ourselves and then the world. Let this be a message to all that would choose the path of service, the true path. As each fear disintegrates we walk closer to the truth of our nature, and this is my truth.WHAT READERS ARE SAYING"I’ve been following Matt for quite a long time now, and I’ve witnessed his spirituality blossom first hand. In a world that has sadly become cynical, I have found this mans heart to be gold. His works come from the heart and although there are many books out there that have the same type of premise, this book resonated with my heart. It’s a great read as a whole, but could also be read as a page a day for a daily dose of positive vibes. Something many could use in a world that is full of stress." - JorgeThe title speaks for itself! I’ve been reading this book and I can feel a change from inside! I become more open whenever I open this book. - April

His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Enhanced Edition): A Message of Spiritual Wisdom

"I always consider myself as a simple Buddhist monk. I feel that is the real me. I feel that the Dalai Lama as a temporal ruler is a man-made institution. As long as the people accept the Dalai Lama, they will accept me. But being a monk is something which belongs to me. No one can change that." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama In October 2012, the Dalai Lama visited the Kurukulla Center for Buddhist Studies in Medford, Massachusetts and addressed approximately 1,800 residents from this diverse New England community.To commemorate the one-year anniversary of his Holiness' visit, Comcast NBCUniversal presents this enhanced edition for Kindle Fire HD of His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom to inform readers about the impact he has around the world. The Dalai Lama is a well-known figure, with millions of followers through social media channels and within all parts of the globe. Yet his history, background, and the scope of his accomplishments often go unnoticed. His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom explains how the religious leader was first chosen in 1937 and provides an overview of his political and cultural history. It also celebrates the way he brings communities together through a message of peace and nonviolence. Included are text and video excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address to attendees of the Kurukulla Center, as well as discussion questions, a glossary of terms, and select resources. In addition, the book also features a video introduction by Ann Curry of NBC News, as well as video of her exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama on Today.

The Prayer Life [Annotated, Updated]: Persevering in Prayer

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching in this with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18The sin of prayerlessness as one of the deepest roots of the evil. Few can plead themselves free from this. Nothing so reveals the defective spiritual life in a pastor and the congregation as the lack of believing and unceasing prayer. Prayer is indeed the very pulse of the spiritual life. It is the great means of bringing to a pastor and the people the blessing and power of heaven. Persevering and believing prayer means a strong and abundant spiritual life.Chapters included in this book…The Sin of PrayerlessnessHow to Be Delivered from PrayerlessnessThe Blessing of VictoryThe Example of Our LordThe Holy Spirit and PrayerThe Holiness of GodObedience and the Victorious LifeTime in Inner ChamberTaking Up the CrossThe Holy Spirit and the CrossAbout the AuthorAndrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

Deliverance From the Spirit of Death: deliverance prayers (Deliverance by Fire)

God through the scriptures can help you discover your true self and your problems.For this purpose, I advise that you go beyond ordinary reading of this book, go into in-depth study of all the scriptural references to discover your problems, to help you know the right prayers to pray.If you really study this book, not just reading, it will help you to expose, make visible, display and direct you to the right prayers to pray.Though rough study of this book will help you to find out, unearth, bring to light and display every hidden problems in your life. Personal deliverance is a person’s direct discovery of himself, problems through God’s guide in times of study, in a vision, dreams or other means through prayers. To achieve this, you must first discover your besetting sinful habits, repent, turn away wholly to God through Jesus Christ the Savior.

What Is Karma? (Easwaran Inspirations Book 5)

How can karma help us find hope and happiness?What we think, say, or do has consequences that are often subtler and more far-reaching than we think. The theory of karma is intellectually intriguing, but a practical understanding of how karma works can help us find hope and happiness in our lives. Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the Indian classics (The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads and The Dhammapada), and a highly respected teacher of meditation. This short ebook is one chapter from Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana.

Absolute Surrender (Updated and Annotated): The Blessedness of Forsaking All and Following Christ

“My God, I am willing that You would make me willing.”God waits to bless us in a way beyond what we expect. From the beginning, ear has not heard, neither has the eye seen, what God has prepared for those who wait for Him (Isaiah 64:4). God has prepared unheard of things, things you never can think of, blessings much more wonderful than you can imagine and mightier than you can conceive. They are divine blessings. Oh, come at once and say, “I give myself absolutely to God, to His will, to do only what God wants.” God will enable you to carry out the surrender necessary, if you come to Him with a sincere heart.About the AuthorAndrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

Radical Compassion: Shambhala Publications Authors on the Path of Boundless Love

What is compassion? Much more than just being nice, compassion is about looking deeply at ourselves and others and recognizing the fundamental goodness we all share. It’s about opening up to the vulnerable space inside every one of us and letting our barriers down. And it’s about daring to be present to ourselves and others with genuine love and kindness. Empowering personal awakening and social change, it might be the most radical and transformative thing we can do.The cultivation of compassion has long been at the core of Naropa University’s mission, since its origins in 1974—and its students and faculty have been leaders in contemplative education with heart. In celebration of Naropa’s fortieth anniversary, Shambhala Publications is pleased to offer these teachings on the path of compassion from a collection of authors who have helped shape the school’s unique and innovative identity, including:   • Chögyam Trungpa on opening ourselves more and more to love the whole of humanity   • Dzogchen Ponlop on how to cultivate altruism with the help of a spiritual mentor   • Judith L. Lief on the common obstacles to compassion and how to overcome them   • Gaylon Ferguson on awakening human-heartedness in oneself and society amidst everyday life   • Diane Musho Hamilton on connecting to natural empathy and taking a compassionate approach to conflict resolution   • Reginald A. Ray on spiritual practices for developing the enlightened mind and heart in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition   • Ringu Tulku on the practices of bodhisattvas, those who devote themselves to the path of enlightenment for the sake of all beings   • Pema Chödrön on building up loving-kindness for oneself and others with help from traditional Buddhist slogans   • Ken Wilber on what it really means to be a support person, with reflections from his own life   • Karen Kissel Wegela on avoiding caregiver’s burnout and staying centered amidst our efforts to help those in need   • and reflections on Naropa University and the meaning of radical compassion from longstanding faculty member Judith Simmer-Brown

When Kingdoms Collide: How to Pray the Kingdom of God into your life and see things happen: 2020 Edition

Watch how your prayer life changes as you implement the principles of this book and pray to God "Thy Kingdom Come!" Get ready to have heaven meet earth in your life! Everyone knows the prayer. Most of us can quote it in our sleep. Whether it was something that we recited in school assemblies or at weddings, or even something that we muttered as we were falling asleep at the end of a boring sermon. Everyone knows the drill.Our Father…Who art in heaven…Hallowed be thy name…Thy Kingdom come..Thy will be done…Wait! Let’s rewind. Thy Kingdom come. What does that mean?This short book is a must read for people who are ready to go to the next level in their Christian lives. Watch what happens as your perspective changes, as you understand what the Kingdom of God really is, and how it can come into your life in a powerful way. Experience what can happen when you apply these life enabling principles and from your heart cry out, Thy Kingdom Come! You need this book. In this book you will learn biblical principles that are rarely preached from a pulpit but will bring you closer to God as you understand his Kingdom Plan. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...The Secrets in the Lord's PrayerThe Kingdom of God Prayer FundamentalsAbout God's Glory ImprintThe Transformation of Your MindHow to Pray from a Different LevelAnd Much Much More

The Facilitator's Guide for The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence

This companion piece to the award-winning book "The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence" contains inspiring quotes, provocative questions, and fascinating stories which address the questions, "How do we find peace within ourselves?" "What is the actual philosophy of nonviolence?" "What does it really mean to forgive?" "How do we transform anger?"and so much more. Inspired by the timeless philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi this guide is ideal for preparing classes, facilitating book clubs, conducting workshops and making keynote presentations.