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by Joseph M. Stowell

  • Author: Joseph M. Stowell
  • ISBN: 0802410928
  • ISBN13: 978-0802410924
  • ePub: 1520 kb | FB2: 1722 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 564
  • Format: lrf lit lrf txt
Why It's Hard to Love Jesus ePub download

What forms is a barren routine, loveless and mundane

He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master's College in 1987. What forms is a barren routine, loveless and mundane. Why it's Hard to Love Jesus is about moving from faith expressed in empty routine to a dynamic, love-filled devotion lived out in a passionate relationship. It's about confronting the Pharisee in all of us and embracing a genuine love for Christ.

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Joe Stowell is a wonderful leader and gifted communicator. this book is a bit basic. Comprised of approximately 2500 undergraduate and graduate students, Cornerstone is a Christ-centered university with a passion for global influence through the transforming power of the gospel.

Joseph M. Stowell III is the president of Cornerstone University and the author of over 20 Christian books. Twelve Ways to Build Lasting Relationships: Thinking of You (1991). Why It's Hard to Love Jesus (Sep 2003). The Upside of Down (Dec 2005). He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary (1970) and was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Master's College in 1987. From 1987-2005, Dr. Stowell served as the president of Moody Bible Institute. Prior to accepting the presidency at Cornerstone, he served as Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel, in suburban Chicago. As of 2008, he continued in that role.

Dr. Joe Stowell believes we all have a little Pharisee in our hearts - that grim faced, self righteous person who cares more about being outwardly religious, than about a heart that responds to Jesus with grateful love.

When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like Simon the Pharisee or do we fall at His feet in. .

That is why it is hard for us to love Jesus. Many years ago, Dr. Stowell and his wife had the privilege to attend a performance by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Interspersed between rousing renditions of many classic gospel hymns were the testimonies of several choir members. However, these heartfelt proclamations of faith were far from ordinary for these were people who had been delivered from the miry depths of despair.

When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like the Pharisees, or do we fall at His feet in adoring worship like the woman who had been forgiven much?

When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like the Pharisees, or do we fall at His feet in adoring worship like the woman who had been forgiven much? An honest look. Religion & Spirituality Nonfiction. Publisher: Moody Publishers.

The Trouble with Jesus - Joseph M. Stowell. And when that is the agenda, the authentic Jesus is trouble. It was then that I began to realize why Jesus was unwelcome

The Trouble with Jesus - Joseph M. It’s difficult to include One who has claimed to be the only way to God when a diversity of paths to God is being celebrated. What was unspoken in the symbolism of the prayers was made unmistakably plain in the message that followed. It was then that I began to realize why Jesus was unwelcome. I could have shrugged it off as an isolated voice out of touch with the rest of America if it weren’t for the fact that this sentiment is being propagated broadly.

Why It's Hard To Love Jesus takes a close look at the story in Luke 7 describing Simon the Pharisee and a sinful woman who anoints Jesus with expensive oil. When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like Simon the Pharisee or do we fall at His feet in adoring worship like the woman who had been forgiven much? Joseph Stowell challenges Christians to honestly probe the answer to this penetrating question.
Bine
Used this book for a weekly Bible Study.... We disagreed with most of the ideas expressed. As Liberal Christians, we forgive often
and do not wish our enemies harm.....nor do we celebrate at the misfortune of others. We work in the "trenches" but need the "pews"
to give us strength to continue God's work. The Christians that I know, do not brag about doing God's work, but rather live each day
in fellowship and love.
Faugami
Readers of this book must be prepared for it to speak directly to themselves. This is not an "intellectual" book as such but one which challenges the readers to look hard at our own relationship with Christ our Lord. Before condemning the self righteous behaviour of the Pharisees as third parties, Stowell challenges the readers to examine the reasons for the Pharisee's behaviour and also ask readers to reflect upon their own behaviour. In this book, Stowell highlights that the key to a overhelming love for our Lord is for one to recognise oneself as being "forgiven much" by our Lord.

I would recommend this to Chrisitans who are searching for a deeper relationship with our Lord.
Fast Lovebird
What a powerful and impactful book, quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read. Stowell is an incredible writer and spoke straight to my heart. I know I will read this book again and again and would recommend it with the highest endorsement. Loved it.
Ariurin
A great book...
Akelevar
Gently used with -0- markings. Obviously read by someone else who enjoyed it as much as I am. Such a great book to read, the author is really good. An easy reader.
Lianeni
This book confronts the stumbling blocks to fully loving Jesus as Lord and Savior. The questions and prayers offered in the appendix are helpful to further exploration and reflection. Insightful!
Coiwield
It is a book that is needed in the church today. Very simple to read and convicting.
This is a powerful Christ-Centered book which every Christian should read. I was in the bookstore looking for a book on obedience and noticed this book in a very inconspicuous place on the shelf. This book didn't have all the usual fanfare associated with trendy Christian advertising to announce it's presence but I saw it. At first the title intrigued me because I have seen many titles about Loving God or Jesus but never one about why it's hard to love Him. As I sat and read the first few paragraphs my eyes welled up with tears over the words (my paraphrase) "we always ask do we love Jesus but the real question we should ask is does Jesus feel loved by us."
Dr. Stowell then goes on to illustrate how it is so hard to love Christ if we are not part of the forgiven much. His main passage in the book is about the sinful woman who washes the feet of Jesus with her tears, while in the Pharisees house. The amazing contrasts Dr. Stowell makes in this book are sure to bring conviction to your heart as it did to mine when I discovered the Pharisee in my own heart and the need to become part of the forgiven much.
A definite must read if you are serious about what it means to love Jesus from a heart-style and not a lifestyle.
Dr. Stowell you have blessed my life as always thank you.
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