Dale Taliaferro has been teaching the Bible in churches, on university campuses, in business conference rooms, and in homes - both in the U.S. and overseas - since 1970. In addition he served as senior pastor in a Bible Church in Dallas for seven years. He is the founder of Equipped for Life Ministries, an organization dedicated to teaching Christians how to live in light of the resources they have in Jesus. He studied at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He holds a doctorate of ministry as well as two master degrees in theology and ministry. He and his wife, Waunee, live in Dallas, Texas, and have two grown children who love the Lord.
Though Jesus rescued all men from the consequences of their sin, and modeled for them a life which perfectly fulfilled God’s two great commandments: love God and love your neighbor as yourself, there is an even greater gift which God offers freely to all who believe in Jesus as Messiah, Son of God.
That gift is a supernatural, spiritual life. Living by this life enables us to overcome all trials.
The Leader's Guide will equip the facilitator of the group with both the questions to seek answers from the group as well as a sense of authority that arises from the fact that he has in the Leader's Guide the author's answers and intended goals to reach. Anyone, even a person who has never led a study group of Bible study before, will be thoroughly equipped to lead the group with this guide.
"The One who has peace in the midst of turmoil, joy in the midst of sorrow, patience in the midst of obstacles and suffering, love in the midst of hatred, strength at the times of greatest weakness, and hope in the darkness hour is the Person who wants to pass on His life to us." This is not only a quote from the book, it is the theme of the book. It can be your experience.
How can a person "count it all joy when he encounters various trials" (Js. 1:2-4) or "give thanks in all things" (1Thess. 5:18)? Living Through Crises details how that is possible. God offers an extraordinary life to enable such responses. Discover how to overcome your personal crisis and live above the fray by understanding, receiving, and applying ten simple principles to your life.
Jesus chose Judas as an apostle, sent him out to preach on His behalf, and commended him at the end of their ministry together. He was saved, granted eternal life, and promised a place in Christ's kingdom. The evidence really is overwhelming. The denial of Judas' salvation is supported more by suspect doctrines than the exegesis of Scripture. Judge for yourself and be challenged.
There are benefits flowing from the cross that God the Father has applied to men around the world through every age from the beginning of man's history on earth even though most of them knew nothing of Jesus Christ and could not have had any significant level of belief in Him. The benefits of the cross are not conditioned on faith in Jesus. That is the most revolutionary truth of the 21h century.
Jesus said, "I came that they might have life and might have it abundantly" (John 10:10b). This life is called eternal life and is given upon the condition of faith alone in Him as God's Messiah. This gift is also described as the spiritual salvation that Jesus offers. But eternal life is not about eternity just as salvation is not about heaven or hell. Neither guarantees a heavenly destiny.
Saul's encounter with Jesus on the Damascus road is usually discussed from a theological grid that is unsupported by the historical record preserved in the Scriptures. Saul never called himself a convert; he was righteous before he trusted in Jesus; his faith didn't change from what it had been before, nor did his zeal for God. He was already acceptable to God before he trusted Jesus.
Using Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son as a template, this book shows that the Scriptures portray God as loving, gracious, and forgiving, waiting patiently for all men to come to Him. This portrayal removes all barriers to the message of Jesus and befriends the world by offering each man an extraordinary life of fellowship with God. This is part one of five that must be read in order.