Bearing God : Living A Christ-Formed Life In Uncharted Waters
Imagine yourself with Jesus, in a boat on the sea, as a sudden storm fills the other passengers with fear.
When the priest read this Gospel story in Mark 4, Marlena Graves didn’t see herself as the terrified disciples, lacking faith. She wasn’t Jesus, peacefully sleeping through the danger. She wasn’t the wind or the waves. According to Graves, “I was the boat! And then it occurred to me that, like Jesus’ mother, Mary, I, too, am a God bearer.”
Journey with Graves and discover these things:
*We are all vessels that carry Jesus as we journey throughout our lives.
*Boats are made for the water–they have a mission–and that mission always involves others.
*Jesus is not disturbed by any storms (or our reactions to them).
*Our lives, which carry Christ and the gospel, are to bring salvation to others, especially those who have been thrown overboard in life.
*There is a destination–life with God–at the heart of spiritual formation. As we bear God and go out to sea, God is also bearing us into oneness with him.
Bearing God is a short and enthralling read that will awaken you as a disciple of Jesus to a sense of adventure in your calling. Using the metaphor of Christians as vessels for Christ, Bearing God is packed with inspirational lessons and principles to help readers grow in their spirituality. An ideal discipleship resource for churches, small groups, and personal devotion.
SKU (ISBN): 9781641586238
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2023
Bible Overview Chart$12.99Add to cart
A Comprehensive Graphic Outline in a new PORTABLE MAP STYLE format which allows it
to fit within most Bibles. It outlines the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and is organized chronologically, listing the chapter, book’s author, and significant events. There’s even color coded maps illustrating the location the writings took place making it easier to draw comparisons and analogies between Bible events vs. world events. This chart is a great supplement to any Bible study or can be used as a stand-alone religious timeline.
With God Journal$16.50Add to cart
HARDCOVER, COPTIC BOUND JOURNAL: Allows book to lay completely open when flat for ease of use
192-LINED PAGES: Journal measures 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.75-inches
WHITE COVER WITH GRADUATION CAP ARTWORK: Coordinating back cover; inside flap reads “With God all things are possible”
INCLUDES 8 ALTERNATING SCRIPTURE: Reads “For I know the plans I have for you – Jeremiah 29:11”, “With God all things are possible”, “Perhaps you were born for such a time like this – Esther 4:14”, “God’s Plans”, “Be strong and courageous – Joshua 1:9”, “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1”, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also – Luke 12:34” and “Enjoy the journey”
Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak$26.99Add to cart
God always keeps His promises, but not always in the way we expect….
“Have faith” is a phrase we hear all the time. But what does it actually look like to live it out? In The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream examines the lives of biblical women to see how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. She tells the story of Jochebed, a mother who took enormous risks to protect her son, Moses, from Pharaoh. Could Jochebed have imagined that God’s actual design for her son involved flight into exile and danger? And yet this was all part of the master plan to deliver Israel from slavery. Another biblical mother, Rebekah, made terrible choices in an attempt to ensure her son’s place in history. And a daughter, Michal, struggled to keep her faithless father, Saul, from sin, while battling pride in herself.
Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today.
The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak shows that faith is more often a twisting road than a straight line. Yet, as the stories of biblical families attest, at the end of these journeys lies greater peace and joy than we could ever imagine.