Warmly commended by ministers and scholars worldwide John Stott's remarkable and timeless classic has stood the test of time. As sharp and relevant as ever this twentieth anniversary edition is essential reading for any who are unclear about the meaning of the cross or why Jesus had to die.
The work of a lifetime, from one of the world's most influential thinkers, about the heart of the Christian faith. "I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. . . . In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world—a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war. Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today?...
Is preaching dead - or at least dying? In a digital age, where congregations have unprecedented access to resources, do we still need sermons? John Stott's I BELIEVE IN PREACHING has been essential reading for ministers, students and lay preachers for over three decades. Its message is as relevant today as ever. 'I do believe in preaching. . . I believe that nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the Church or to lead its members into maturity in Christ than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching.' John Stott This edition also contains a brand new introduction form the original series editor Michael Green.
Giving generously, even sacrificially, is part of radical Christian discipleship. In this booklet, John Sott takes us through the Apostle Paul's teaching on giving. The Didasko Files RESOURCES FROM THE LAUSANNE MOVEMENT The Lausanne Movement is a confessional movement that seeks to articulate the role of today's Church. It links together evangelical movements around the world, and is the largest representative gathering of the Church. The Didasko Files is a growing series--that takes its name from the New Testament Greek verb didasko, meaning "I teach"--used by those involved with the Lausanne Movement. These books are meant to serve the world's Church by helping Christians to grow in their faith.
The Spirit moves the church into the world. What can the book of Acts tell us about how the church should operate today? John Stott describes the Spirit-motivated, world-changing mission of the early church and applies its experiences to the modern issues that churches face every day.
Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, John Stott's classic book presents an enduring and holistic view of Christian mission that must encompass both evangelism and social action. Through a thorough biblical exploration, Stott provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs.
We often imagine Jesus as the ultimate peacemaker, as one who saw all sides and kindly overlooked differences of belief or practice. The Gospels say this was not so. Jesus drew sharp lines. He disagreed with many. He rejected being broadminded on a variety of topics. He engaged in vigorous debate, especially with several different groups of religious leaders. What conflicts did he have? He argued that we would experience a supernatural afterlife, that our natural existence is not all God has planned. He disagreed that human tradition should not supersede Scripture, our foundational authority. He clashed on whether the Bible was not an end in itself, contending that its purpose pointed beyond itself. He sharply articulated that God accept us by virtue of what we receive from him, not by what we do for him. These and other controversies clarify the core distinctives of the Christian faith which, John Stott boldly asserts, are nothing less than the distinctives of the evangelical faith. This text of Stott's classic, Christ the Controversialist, now edited by David Stone for the twenty-first century, was controversial when it was first published. It is no less controversial today.
World-renowned scholar and preacher John R.W. Stott embarks on a compelling course of study that first defends the fundamental claims of Christianity and then defines the proper overworkings of these basic beliefs in the daily lives of believers. Here is a sound, sensible guide for those who are seeking an intellectually satisfying presentation of the Christian faith.
Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus is a magnificent combination of Christian doctrine and Christian duty. John Stott's teachings from The Message of Ephesians are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with eleven weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through Ephesians.
John Stott's teaching on Romans shows how its message transforms our thinking and convicts our hearts as we discover the power of the gospel for every area of our life and our world. Here Stott's The Message of Romans isoffered in brief readings suitable for daily use along with weekly studies, covering Romans 1-8.