Surprise Christ Comes

Here is a message for everyone that transcends even the wonderful festivities of the Christmas time.

Author: Barney Schroeder

Publisher: CSS Publishing Company

ISBN: 1556731434

Category: Drama

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How does Christ come? Christ comes in Covenant Christ comes Hidden Christ comes as Royalty Christ comes as an Inferior Christ comes for Sinners Christ's coming is Timely Christ comes in many surprising ways! This easy-to-produce Christmas Eve worship service explores the many ways in which Christ comes to his people. The service requires no special costumes or complicated staging and simple banners are the only props necessary. Spoken parts can be adapted to include from 2 to 63 readers. "The theme of the service is not only firmly grounded and supported in the scripture lessons that are chosen for the service, but also helps us as a people to come to terms with this highly significant reality in our lives ... the coming of Christ to us sinners. Here is a message for everyone that transcends even the wonderful festivities of the Christmas time." Thomas A. Part, Pastor Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Appleton, Wisconsin Barney Schroeder currently serves as Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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The Jesus Who Surprises

FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today.

Author: Dee Brestin

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735291812

Category: Religion

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FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us. She combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).
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Unexpected Jesus

The Gospel as Surprise Craig Hovey. this connection. Come, ye prophets, who were cast out for my name's sake. Come, ye patriarchs, who before my advent were ...

Author: Craig Hovey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894452

Category: Religion

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How can Christians live with a surprising God? How can we know and trust God without taming God or reducing God to an idol? Is knowing God the same thing as being open to God? Is God's freedom to act independently of our knowing him actually how we know him most genuinely and deeply? In Unexpected Jesus, Craig Hovey explores in depth the idea that the Christian gospel is a surprising encounter that calls for people to risk living with a God who shows up in unexpected ways. The Gospels often portray Jesus Christ as elusive and difficult to grasp. Hovey helps the reader to "un-expect" Jesus--to preserve Jesus's reality as a surprise rooted in the resurrection. As living and free, the joyous presence of Christ in the world is also unfathomable and uncontainable. Jesus's being free and surprising--unexpected--strengthens Christians' trust in God and helps them to live in God's world.
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The Second Coming of Christ

... in producing conviction ; and that the surprise of Christ's second coming though great and general can -- not be understood as universal or equal .

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ISBN: BL:A0022692265

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The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy

taken up from you into heaven , shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go ... The world in general will be taken by surprise at Christ's coming ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510027958025

Category: Adventists

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A Record of the Church Congress in the United States

It is good for us to turn to some word of Christ , and to let that word sink into ... when Jesus comes to us , first there is a surprise , and then there is ...

Author: Church congress in the United States

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ISBN: UOM:39015067853724

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Surprised by Hope

Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281062584

Category: Religion

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What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to 'heaven' For the 'kingdom of God' to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the 'resurrection of the body', and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now? Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus himself, he explores the biblical hope for 'new heavens and new earth', and shows how the 'second coming' of Jesus, and the eventual resurrection, belong within that larger picture, together with the intermediate hope for 'heaven'. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation - and if this has already begun in Jesus' resurrection - the church cannot stop at 'saving souls', but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.
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The Sunday teachers treasury ed by W M Whittemore

Death rings has been always unexpected ; and to no bell of warning , blows ... In death Christ comes they were called by the apostate king unexpectedly . to ...

Author: William Meynell Whittemore

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ISBN: OXFORD:555007064

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One Way One Truth One Life

In order to make this work, they have to have Christ coming back two times. ... you are not ware that Jesus is coming back, it could surprise the day lights ...

Author: Lorne W.P Vanderwoude

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460289839

Category: Religion

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There seems to be so many doctrines out there. This is my story and my journey to how I came to the real truth amidst so many doctrines that are out here in this world. There are so many doctrines but there is only one Holy Spirit. I believe to have the answer to why there are so many doctrines out there in the Christian world. I will share with you my story of how I got involved in the Christian faith and my understanding of the various doctrines which are out there in the Christian world today. I do invite every person who has the desire to find out what the real truth is, to join me on my journey and hear my story along with my understanding of the real truth in various doctrines in the Christian faith. I do ask you that you let Christ be the judge of what I believe and Christ alone. I do dare you to come for the ride of your life. I am sure that you will not regret your decision to join us for this adventure.
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Jesus Is Coming Soon

This book examines what the Scriptures actually say about these topics and how they all fit perfectly into God's plan to redeem mankind from the consequences of sin.

Author: Jim Reeves

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781506902524

Category: Religion

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Jesus said he was coming soon. All his disciples and the writers of the New Testament heard what he said and believed he would return during their lifetime. Over two thousand years later, most Christian people believe he has still not come, yet continue to claim he is coming soon. Is it possible we have totally missed something from the Scriptures about this second coming of Christ? It may surprise you to learn Jesus explained in very clear, understandable terms not only when he was coming back but, more importantly, why. Over the past years there have been hundreds of "prophesies" about when Jesus was coming and when the world would end. All of them have proven to be false, doing little more than casting doubt on the credibility of the Bible and the faithfulness of God. Perhaps it is time we took a fresh look at what the Bible actually says about the end times. There are a lot of differing opinions about the "second coming," the "end of the world," the "last days," and a host of other topics associated with the promised coming of Jesus. This book examines what the Scriptures actually say about these topics and how they all fit perfectly into God's plan to redeem mankind from the consequences of sin. Jesus Is Coming Soon? presents a clear, easy to understand explanation about these "end time" events. And it is an exciting and positive message. God's plan for the world was, is, and always be its salvation...not its destruction! You will be glad you read this book.
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The Second Coming of Christ

The appearance of the true Christ will be as distinguishable from that of the ... but that he will come in a rapid and unexpected manner , like lightning .

Author: Richard Cunningham Shimeall

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ISBN: MINN:31951002027165I

Category: Millennialism

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The Theological and Literary Journal

This parable is prophetic , and the period which it is designed to illustrate , is that of Christ's coming in the clouds of heaven to establish his throne ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6G4N

Category: American periodicals

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Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions

This day will come as a Thief in the night , by way of surprise , when it is ... expressions seem to relate to the unexpected coming of Christ to judgment ...

Author: Edward Stillingfleet

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ISBN: PRNC:32101036883211

Category: Sermons, English

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The Lost Message of the End Times

It is one of the most surprising similes that Jesus used to describe his ... In the time of Christ, the thief was a marauding plunderer, coming at a time ...

Author: Ian Miller

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666707267

Category: Religion

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The second coming is perhaps the most confusing, controversial, and contentious of biblical doctrines. In The Lost Message of the End Times, Ian Miller guides the reader through the many Old and New Testament prophecies that speak of Jesus's return. As he does so, he brings their powerful, hope-filled, faith-inspiring, and life-changing message to life. With clear and easily understood explanations, this book will show you how the Scriptures reveal a world of promise, not fear; a kingdom present, not to come; and the powerful bride as she is, not one that needs to be raptured away.
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The Quiver

We see and acknowledge that they ought to have prepared such as had them for the first coming of Christ ; and we express surprise at the blindness of those ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068398612

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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.
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The Approaching Apocalypse

Then comes the certainty that Christ's return is just around the corner: “Even ... But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise ...

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105973185

Category: Religion

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This book deals with a profoundly decisive change in world history. There's going to be a transition from governance under fallen man to a government from God Himself. Jesus Christ is going to return and reign over the world with perfect justice. Prophecies in the Bible tell us that due to the rebellion of man against his Maker the time leading up to the second coming of Christ is going to be intensely troublesome. Find out what's to come, and how to be prepared in these last days.
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Element of Surprise

... and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, ...

Author: Derek Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595810802

Category: Fiction

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Canadian Travis Kelland was 20 years old when Germany invaded Poland to start World War II. Travis was also the only son and heir to Sir Charles Kelland, a wealthy and powerful businessman whose vast holdings stretched across many provinces of Canada. Sir Charles was grooming young Travis to eventually take the reins of the Kelland empire. However, Travis had other plans. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and set forth on a grand adventure to fight the Nazis. Of course, Travis was in for a rude awakening. He joined the MTB's (Motor Torpedo Boats) squadrons fighting in the Channel and the North Sea and was immediately faced with death and destruction, winning the DSO from the King himself. Yet Travis was a survivor too. After proving himself in combat, he is transferred to the Mediterranean and took command of his own MTB based out of Alexandria, Egypt. In this theatre of operations, his crew fight Germans and Italians, constantly faced with overwhelming odds and the constant threat of Rommel. These are the adventures of MTB 545, from 1940?1945, spanning the desperate years to the days just prior to the D-Day invasion.
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Surprised by Hope

Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life, not only after death but before it.

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061940590

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.
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