Characters Around the Church
The birth of the first New Testament Church told from the perspective of those there at the start - whether helping or hindering the gospel. The extensive historical and biblical research that underlies each chapter means you are guaranteed to...
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The birth of the first New Testament Church told from the perspective of those there at the start - whether helping or hindering the gospel. The extensive historical and biblical research that underlies each chapter means you are guaranteed to learn something new from this book. Tom has also designed the book to help preachers prepare or present their sermons with an appendix on how to preach on bible characters.
The third in a series of Characters in the New Testament, this book looks at the birth of the first New Testament Church from the perspective of those who were there at the start - either helping or hindering the cause of the gospel. The Twelve disciples (inc Thaddeus), Gamaliel, Saul, Herod Agrippa, Mary and Rhoda, Ananias and Sapphira are a few of the characters we meet. Tom Houston does extensive historical and biblical research for each of the chapters and you are guaranteed to learn something new about the beginnings of the gospel from this book. Besides being an interesting read, this book is also designed to help preachers either prepare or present their sermons. There is an appendix on how to preach on bible characters.
John Charles Ryle 1816 1900 was the first Bishop of Liverpool England. After a dazzling sporting career at school and university poised on the verge of national recognition he gave it all up to become a minister in the Church of England.However his leadership abilities on the field of play stood out and prepared him for the difficult task of being an evangelical leader of a mixed diocese in the most sectarian of English cities. Throughout his period in office Ryle was respected by his colleagues to the extent that even one of his most strident opponents broke down and wept at the news of his death. He was able to master the difficult task of being firm in his beliefs and loving in his application of them. His gracious spirit is an example to us today. This is probably why many of Ryle's writings have been continuously in print for over 100 years. Here Ryle explains that divisive often derided and misapplied by advertising term 'born again'. He explains what being 'born again' means wh
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Tom Houston is a retired Scot and lives with his wife Hazle in Oxford, England. He served as a pastor for 20 years in Scotland and Kenya and then went on to serve in leadership positions with the British and Foreign Bible Society, World Vision and the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation until his retirement in 1994.