Grace Communion International

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We are a Christian denomination with more about 50,000 members, worshiping in about 900 congregations in almost 100 nations and territories. We began in 1934 and our main office is in southern California. In the United States, we are members of the National Association of Evangelicals and similar organizations in other nations.

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Principles of Youth Ministry
Price: Free! Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Youth
In this series of articles, Ted Johnston and Jeb Egbert discuss basic principles of youth ministry in the 21st century - with a focus on relationships. Additional articles by David Smith, Dave Davis, and Greg Williams add more information and encouragement.
Introduction to Children’s Ministry
Price: Free! Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Children
If you need guidance on how to set up and organize a children's ministry, here's a good place to start. Victoria Feazell wrote the long introductory article; Ted Johnston later wrote a series of articles describing the attitudes we need in guiding children's ministries. Last, we have a few articles by Jeb Egbert about parenting.
Atonement for Everyone: Interviews With Daniel Thimell
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
Dr. Daniel Thimell explores the extent of Christ's atonement. In the first session, he describes the work of John McLeod Campbell, a Scottish pastor in the 1800s, who found that the people had no joy in Christ, because they were not worthy of his grace. They had missed the whole point of grace, in that grace is not based on how worthy we are. Jesus died for all, but not all respond with faith.
Lessons From Church History
Price: Free! Words: 33,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
This e-book collects the church history articles from Christian Odyssey magazine, primarily by Paul Kroll, who wrote hundreds of articles while he was employed by Grace Communion International.
Spiritual Disciplines: A Series for Small Group Discussions
Price: Free! Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Spiritual disciplines should be filled with grace, not legalism. These discussion guides can help small groups explore what "disciplines" are.
Is It Wrong to Observe Christmas?
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Christmas & Advent
Some Christians think it is wrong to celebrate Christmas, since the date and some of the customs can be traced back to pagan holidays. Articles in this e-book examine the logic. The birth of Jesus is certainly an event worth celebrating, but is December 25 the "wrong" time to do it? The authors once thought Christmas was wrong, but have been persuaded by the evidence that it is wrong to forbid it.
The Birth of Jesus: Good News for All Humanity
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
How does the Bible describe the birth of Jesus, and what lessons can we learn from the way that our Savior was born? This is a collection of articles from Grace Communion International. Articles about the Incarnation are in a separate e-book.
The Word Became Flesh: What the Incarnation Means for Humanity
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology
Who was Jesus before his human birth? Why would the infinite God become a finite human? What does it mean for us, that our Creator became one of us? A collection of articles from Grace Communion International, edited by faculty from Grace Communion Seminary.
A Theology of the Holy Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 25,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Pneumatology
God is three Persons in one Being. Within this Triune God, who is the Holy Spirit? What can we say about the work of the Holy Spirit without over- or under-emphasis? How do we respond to the Spirit?
Ten Biblical Teachings and How They Make a Difference in Our Lives
Price: Free! Words: 68,690. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
In this collection of articles, we present 10 basic doctrines of Christianity, with an explanation of the basic features of each biblical teaching. We follow each doctrinal article with two articles explaining how the doctrine makes a difference in our lives - how it encourages us to respond in a certain way. This series has been designed as a discipleship manual for new Christians.
Manual of First-Century Evangelism: A Series of Bible Studies
In this series, Lorenzo Arroyo looks at how Jesus shared the good news with other people, and then at how the disciples shared the gospel. The biblical story is that there are many ways to reach people - from attending to their physical needs, to addressing their intellectual concerns, from one person at a time to thousands.
The Gospel Is Better Than Most People Think It Is
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 48,420. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
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For many people, the gospel has strings attached: you can be saved by grace, but after that you have to work really hard. But the true gospel is that Christ died for all sins: past, present, and future. Does this mean that you can sin all you want? Yes. You always have, and always will. But God wants to save you from your sins, and he is really good at what he does - for you and for everyone else.
The Gospel — It’s Not Fair! And Other Essays About the Gospel
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
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God isn't fair, and that's a good thing, says Joseph Tkach, president of Grace Communion International. If we received what was "fair," we would not like the results! But God gives us grace instead, and that changes everything. It is good news for us, and it changes our life for the good.
Good News for Ordinary People: What Was the Message of Jesus Christ?
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 31,330. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
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Almost 2,000 years ago, a Jewish carpenter began to preach. He was popular with some people, but he made others angry. Officials said he was a threat to national security, and they arranged for his death. His only weapon was his message. The crowds liked it, but “good” people didn’t. He said it was about love—so why did anyone hate it? What was the message that got Jesus killed? Do we need it now?
The Kingdom of God
Price: Free! Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ecclesiology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
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Jesus preached about the kingdom of God, but what is it? Building on the work of George Ladd and Thomas Torrance, Gary Deddo describes the kingdom as existing now, as well as being a future reality; we now live with a partial realization of the future. What does this mean for the church and the way we interact with those who are not in the church?
Open Letters to an Adventist: Is the Sabbath a Ceremonial Law?
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 28,630. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Seventh-Day Adventist, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / General
An Adventist magazine published an editorial titled "Why the Seventh Day?" Michael Morrison responded with letter of praise and critique, and with an outline of why the seventh day is not commanded any longer. There is an essay about whether the Sabbath is a moral law or a ceremonial law. Also included is the bombshell sermon of Joseph W. Tkach, explaining why the WCG would stop being sabbatarian.
The Covenants and the Sabbath
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics
In these articles, Paul Kroll examines whether the seventh-day Sabbath is a valid law for Christians. Since the only commands for the Sabbath are in the laws of Moses, he begins by exploring whether the Law of Moses has authority over Christians. It does not; Christians are to obey God based on the new covenant, not the old. Kroll then explores auxiliary questions about Genesis, Hebrews and Jesus.
Should Christians Keep the Annual Festivals God Gave the Ancient Israelites?
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 41,580. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / General
In the books of Moses, God told his people to keep several annual festivals: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Are these festivals still required for Christians? We analyze the biblical evidence and conclude that no, we do not have to keep them. Then what were they for? We look at how these festivals had details that symbolized the work of Jesus Christ.
Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians Today?
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics
When Christians read the Old Testament, they are often puzzled. They find many laws that seem to be part of Christianity, and yet they also find many laws that no one obeys. Laws of sacrifice, rituals and civil laws are mixed together with laws that tell people how to get along with others. This series of Bible studies explores how a Christian can know which laws to keep.
Exploring the Word of God: Revelation: Volume 1: Introductory Articles and Chapters 1-3
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 27. Price: Free! Words: 31,850. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Paul Kroll explores the book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. A series of introductory articles explore the nature of this kind of writing, and its purpose. Some commentators have turned Revelation into an outline of history, when that is not its purpose. The commentary then turns to chapters 1-3, including the seven letters to the seven churches.
Exploring the Word of God: The General Epistles: James, 1 & 2 Peter
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 26. Price: Free! Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, we cover one verse in James and four chapters in 1 & 2 Peter; that is all we have now. But what we have, we offer to you for your encouragement and instruction. We just look at what the Bible says, and don't get bogged down in controversies that can't be resolved or don't make much difference in our lives.
Exploring the Word of God: The Letter to the Hebrews
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 25. Price: Free! Words: 37,230. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison examines the story-flow of the epistle to the Hebrews, showing the author's rhetorical strategy and its significance for Christians today. Two additional chapters focus on the question of the validity of Old Testament laws for believers today. Dr. Morrison wrote his dissertation on the book of Hebrews and now teaches at Grace Communion Seminary.
Exploring the Word of God: The Letters of Paul
Price: Free! Words: 158,660. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, walks through the letters of Paul chapter by chapter, showing how Paul presents the gospel of salvation - given to us by Jesus Christ out of his love for us. This affects who we are and how we live.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through the Pastoral Epistles
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 24. Price: Free! Words: 19,930. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, examines Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. All chapters of 2 Timothy and Titus are covered; the work is not done on 1 Timothy.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 23. Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison examines the purpose and flow of 1 Thessalonians, from 1:1 to 5:13. An overview of 2 Thessalonians is given, with extra chapters devoted to the rapture and the man of sin.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Colossians and Philemon
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 22. Price: Free! Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison explores the details of Paul's letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. In Colossians, Paul insists that Christ is fully sufficient for our salvation; we do not need to add any extra knowledge or rules to qualify for the kingdom. In his letter to Philemon, Paul asks Philemon to treat a slave as a brother, and to send him to help Paul.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Philippians
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay level commentary, Michael Morrison, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, examines the story-flow and each verse of Philippians. Paul encourages the believers in Philippi to imitate the self-sacrificing love of Jesus, and he points out several examples of people who have done so.
Speaking of Life
Price: Free! Words: 115,830. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
Here are the transcripts of 251 short messages by Joseph Tkach - transcripts of the "Speaking of Life" video series. Each week, he comments on some aspect of life and faith. Included in this compilation are all the programs available on the GCI website as of June 30, 2015.
Exploring the Word of God: Reflections on the Gospel of John
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
In this lay-level commentary, Joseph Tkach explains lessons we can learn from various stories in the Gospel of John. The more we learn about Jesus, the more we learn about ourselves as well. With an overview chapter by Jim Herst, a chapter by Paul Kroll, and two studies by Michael Morrison
Exploring the Word of God: Studies in Luke
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Dr. Michael Morrison examines the overall structure and purpose of the Gospel of Luke, explores the limits of its accuracy, and highlights the birth narratives and some of Jesus' best-known parables.
Exploring the Word of God: Studies in Matthew
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 33,100. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, we look at an overview of the book of Matthew, take a closer look at the Sermon on the Mount, parables about the kingdom of God, and several other notable parts of Matthew. Some chapters are by Tim Finlay and Jim Herst, Paul Kroll, and Joseph Tkach.
Exploring the Word of God: The Epistle to the Ephesians
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 22,400. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In 13 lessons, Lorenzo Arroyo guides you through the Epistle to the Ephesians, with questions designed to help you explore what this book meant and what it means today. Chapters 2 and 5 are explored with commentary by Michael Morrison.
Exploring the Word of God: The Corinthian Letters: Selected Chapters
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 24,740. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This is a lay-level commentary of selected chapters in 1 and 2 Corinthians. Our goal is to make the main message plain, and easy for people to see how it is based on the text.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Romans
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison goes through the entire letter to the Romans, commenting on what it means for us today. The focus is on what we do know, not on controversies that have no resolution.
Scripture: God's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 15,860. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
God has given us the Bible so that we might know who he is and what he is doing. It is helpful to study this book with a good theological starting point, one that has been refined by centuries of people who have studied the book while living in relationship with the Author.
Jesus Represents All Humanity: Interviews With Christian Kettler
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 17,790. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Jesus represented all humanity in his death - and in his life. His righteousness is accounted for our - his obedience is credited to our account. His faith is counted for our faith, and that's a good thing, because we don't always have as much faith as we want to. He believes for us, repents for us, shares in our loneliness. He shared in our weak and broken condition, to redeem it.
God, Faith, Sin, Hell, Church and Bible: Interviews With Elmer Colyer
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Preaching
Elmer Colyer, theologian at the U of Dubuque Theological Seminary, explains the relevance of Trinitarian theology for the church, the importance of faith, what predestination means, knowing God's presence in daily life, the relationship of God's wrath to his love, hell, repentance, church renewal, and the role of theology when we study the Bible. Transcripts of 9 interviews, edited for clarity.
Authentic Response to God: Interviews With Roger J. Newell
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Dr. Roger Newell, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Fox University, discusses three topics. Starting with Mary, the mother of Jesus, he talks about what constitutes an authentic response to God. In the second interview, he discusses theological insights of C. S. Lewis. In the third interview, he discusses how theology went astray in Hitler's control of the German church.
Jesus Reveals the Father: Interviews With Gary W. Deddo
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 33,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Who is God - what is God like? Jesus reveals to us what the Father is like, and that transforms our understanding of what God is doing, and how we respond to him. In these seven half-hour interviews, Dr. Gary Deddo discusses God, the gospel, salvation, repentance, sanctification, and many other topics along the way. The transcripts have been edited for clarity and readability.
Anglo-Israelism and The United States & Britain in Prophecy
Price: Free! Words: 31,850. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
Herbert Armstrong popularized the idea that the Americans and British are descendants of the lost ten tribes of Israel. But his arguments contradict the Bible and history. Ralph Orr also traces the history of this idea, and how Herbert Armstrong borrowed it from other people, without noticing its errors.
Hosea: The Great Reversal of the Great I-Am, And Other Essays
Price: Free! Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Dr. John McKenna shows us what the book of Hosea tells us about God. He also has essays about the Word of God, God's names and titles, the freedom of Christ, and a personal story about his last visit with Thomas F. Torrance. Since this book begins with an essay about Hosea, it also concludes with an essay about Hosea, this time by Michael Morrison on the message of Hosea chapter 11.
Jesus Is Still a Human: Interviews With Gerrit Dawson
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
The Word became flesh and lived among us. He was a real human, and he was raised bodily from the grave. He is still a human. What are the implications of this for our relationship with God? How does it affect what the church is doing? This is the edited transcript of four interviews with Dr. Dawson.
Evangelism Without Guilt
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 26,630. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
Guilt is so thoroughly engrained in religious culture that many people cannot imagine the gospel without a focus on guilt. They present the gospel as a transaction: you will be forgiven IF you accept the gospel. But Jesus already paid for your sins and you are already forgiven. There is no IF. Sin is forgiven, but it still messes up relationships. The gospel needs to focus on our relationships.
What Does the Bible Say About War and Violence?
Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 33,220. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
The Bible does not prohibit believers from using force to stop evil aggressors. Ralph Orr examines the biblical evidence that is sometimes used by pacifists. He has a detailed study of the Old Testament, the Sermon on the Mount, and other relevant texts.
Everyone Belongs, Whether They Know It or Not: Interviews With Jeff McSwain
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 30,580. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Youth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
Jeff McSwain, founder of Reality Ministries in Durham, North Carolina, explains that everyone belongs to Jesus Christ, even if they don't know it yet. Jesus has already changed who they are, and that is a fact whether or not they respond to it. The Calvinist is wrong in saying that Jesus did not die for everyone; the Arminian is wrong in saying that Jesus is not effective unless we respond to him.
Exploring the Word of God Books of Poetry: Job Through Song of Songs
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 31,250. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / Old Testament
This is a lay-level introduction to some of the writings of the Hebrew Bible - the book of Job, with its wisdom about human suffering - the book of Psalms, filled with praise and questions and even complaints - the book of Proverbs, with general principles of life - the book of Ecclesiastes, a somewhat cynical look at life without God in the picture - and the Song of Songs, a celebration of love.
The Christian Sabbath: Divine Rest in Jesus Christ
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Are Christians required to keep the seventh-day Sabbath? No. Mike Feazell explains that the Sabbath was a temporary law, designed (like various other old covenant laws) to point to Christ. Now that he has come, we do not need the pointer when we have the real thing. Just as the old covenant days reminded the Israelites of their salvation from Egypt, new covenant worship reminds us of Christ.
Exploring the Word of God The Conquest of Canaan: Leviticus to Joshua
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Tim Finlay and Jim Herst take the reader on a journey from Mt. Sinai to the Promised Land, from repeated failures in the wilderness of Sin to success in Gilead, Judea, and Israel. Lessons for Christians today are found throughout.
Exploring the Word of God Two Books of Moses: Genesis and Exodus
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,300. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
This introductory commentary gives an overview of the first two books of the Bible, from Creation to the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai. We explore each book, and its significance for Christians today. Should we keep the laws God gave to Moses? What lessons can we learn from the lives of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses?
What Does the Bible Say About Prophecy and the Millennium?
Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 20,760. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Bible prophecy is an often-misunderstood and abused subject. How should we approach the topic - is there something that can give us an overview? What about the millennium, a topic that divides many scholars of equal ability and equal respect for Scripture? Is there any common ground for us all?
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Grace: Is There a Limit to God’s Mercy?
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 55,070. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
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Does God put conditions on his grace - that we have to do something in order to be forgiven? If we have to do something, is it really a gift? If grace is given without conditions, does it mean that it's OK to sin? If God no longer counts our sins against us, then what's wrong with sin? Grace leads to a number of questions, and these articles attempt to clarify what grace is, and how we receive it.
The Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection and Return of Jesus Christ
Series: A History of Jesus. Price: Free! Words: 214,360. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Jesus was the most influential person who ever lived. His life contains several pivotal moments: when he began, what he did while alive, the way he died, his resurrection from the tomb, his return to heaven, and in the future, his return to earth. Authors from Grace Communion International, and a few guests, explore the significance of Jesus, the Jewish Messiah.
The Ascension and Return of Jesus Christ
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Some people think that all of Jesus' work was done when he was resurrected, and all he needed to do then was to go home. But his work still continues in heaven on our behalf. In this series of articles, Grace Communion International authors discuss the significance of the ascension, and of Jesus' return to finish his work of the salvation not just of his people, but of the entire creation.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 33,160. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
If Christ did not rise from the dead, then our faith is in vain, says the apostle Paul. The resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith. In this collection of articles, authors from Grace Communion International discuss the evidence for the resurrection, what it means for us, and whether we should celebrate this.
The Death of Jesus Christ
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 43,510. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Why did Jesus die? There are medical reasons, sociological reasons, and spiritual reasons. Jesus came for this very reason, to die for our salvation. But what connection is there between his death and our life? What is the logic of having the author of life die so that we may all live? These essays from Grace Communion International explore the details.
The Life of Jesus Christ
Series: A History of Jesus, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 30,690. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
This e-book includes various essays on the life of Jesus Christ. Other e-books include essays on his incarnation, birth, death and resurrection; others are in our e-books on the Four Gospels. See the table of contents for the articles in this edition.
A Word From Our Sponsor: Trinitarian Sermons From Grace Communion International
Price: Free! Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sermons / Christian
This is the text or transcript of 23 sermons given by Michael Morrison, Dan Rogers, and Mike Feazell, as part of a video series sponsored by Grace Communion International. There is no particular theme or order; they are a random collection. You can watch them, listen to them or download them for free on the GCI website; we gather them here to make them easier to read.
The God Revealed in Jesus Christ: An Introduction to Trinitarian Theology
Price: Free! Words: 84,700. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
In this collection of articles, we present an outline of Trinitarian theology. It begins with Jesus Christ. As God in the flesh, he reveals to us what God is; he teaches us that the Father is in character just like Jesus. Other doctrines flow from that point. Jesus reveals that there was, even before time began, love between the Father and the Son, and we created for the purpose of sharing in it!
The Gospel: From the Bible to the World Today
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 233,460. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In part 1 of this collection of articles, GCI authors look at the biblical evidence for what the gospel is. In part 2, we present articles encouraging people to accept the gospel. Part 3 addresses the question of What next? Once we have accepted the gospel, then what do we do? In part 4, we look at biblical examples of how the gospel is shared, and in part 5, we how the gospel may be shared today.
Living and Sharing the Gospel
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In this collection of articles, authors from Grace Communion International discuss how the gospel was shared in the past, and how we share it now.
Sharing Your Faith: Good News for Everyone
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In this series of articles, we show how a Christian might share the faith with other people - with those who do not go to church, and with those who do - using friendship, compassion, and helpfulness. One article addresses the new age, another the perspective of postmodernism and relativism.
What Is Christianity?
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
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This e-book contains several articles about introductory aspects of Christianity: what is the goal, how do we get started, what is faith, the Holy Spirit, prayer and baptism. A series of articles at the end describes how to lead a series of introductory studies for new believers.
The Gospel: Your Invitation to the Kingdom
Series: The Gospel and Evangelism. Price: Free! Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
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Good news! Jesus announced the kingdom of God. But this is good news only if we can be part of it. More good news! You are invited to be part of it. Jesus has opened the gate - in fact, he is the gate. We can enter God's domain through his Son, Jesus Christ. It is a gift of God, not something that we can work for or earn. Some people scoff, but Jesus and his apostles announced it as a fact.
Christians and Old Testament Laws
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 237,270. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics
This book compiles in one document the contents of several smaller e-books: What Does the Bible Say About the Old and New Covenants?, Should Christians Keep Old Testament Laws?, Should Christians Keep the Annual Festivals God Gave the Ancient Israelites?, Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians Today?, What Does the Bible Say About the Sabbath?, and The Christian Sabbath: Divine Rest.
Should Christians Keep Old Testament Laws?
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 36,280. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / General
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Some Christians feel that they should keep Old Testament laws such as the seventh-day Sabbath and avoiding "unclean" meats. The articles in this e-book address that, beginning with the point that yes, Christians should obey God -- but are the Old Testament laws the laws that we should obey? The example of circumcision shows that God-given laws can be obsolete or kept in the spirit, not literally.
Sabbath and Sunday in History: Research Papers by Michael D. Morrison, Thomas C. Hanson, and Ralph G. Orr
Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 34,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / General
The church was originally composed of religiously observant Jews, and they kept the seventh-day Sabbath. However, within 100 years, almost all churches were meeting on Sundays. How did this change come about? These papers explore the evidence and offer hypotheses. In the 17th century, some Christians in England began observing the seventh-day Sabbath. How did that reversal come about?
Exploring the Word of God: Introduction to the Gospels
Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This e-book contains articles that are about all four of the Gospels - not specifically about Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, but about topics that span all of the canonical accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We cover historical accuracy, doctrinal content, and significance for our own day.
Trinitarian Conversations Volume 2: Interviews With More Theologians
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 260,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Grace Communion International sponsors a video program called "You're Included," in which we interview various theologians about the practical aspects of Trinitarian theology. These interviews are transcribed and many are available in e-books. In this volume, we compile the conversations we've had with 18 theologians, in 60 interviews.
Trinitarian Conversations: Interviews With Ten Theologians
Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 249,730. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Grace Communion International sponsors a video program called "You're Included," in which we interview various theologians about the practical aspects of Trinitarian theology. These interviews are transcribed and many are available in e-books. In this volume, we compile the conversations we've had with ten theologians, in 55 interviews. Volume 1 in a series of 2.
What Does the Bible Say About Wine and Alcohol Abuse?
Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics
Many religious people believe that the Bible forbids any use of alcoholic beverages. But this is a distortion of the Bible and of ancient history. Although the Bible does not forbid alcohol, it does mention the abuse of alcohol. It is a serious social problem, and this series of articles addresses alcoholism, how it is treated, how we can avoid it, and the special needs of women.
What Does the Bible Say About the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues?
Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 44,470. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Pneumatology
This collection of articles examines key biblical passages about the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues - Acts 2, 10, 1 Corinthians 14, and others. The Bible neither forbids nor requires tongues-speaking; tongues are sometimes inspired by God, and other times not. Suggestions are given as to how this unusual phenomenon may best be used. By Michael D. Morrison and Joseph Tkach and others.

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