Books

Tetelestai: it is finished

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There is only one true gospel, but this gospel has been corrupted in many different ways. This is tragic because the gospel is the power of God which transform us. Some think that the Christian’s power is to be accessed through various means such as prayer, fasting, giving, sacrificing, etc. The apostles taught differently. Their message was that if we believe the true gospel, God’s power will work in our lives.

The purpose of this book is to look afresh at what really happened at the cross. It examines the following:

• Some of the words used by the apostles to explain the death of Jesus, such as
propitiation, reconciliation, justification, redemption, etc.
• Penal substitution: What is it? Did the apostles teach it? Was it taught throughout the
history of the Church? Does this doctrine divide the Trinity?
• How can the wrath of God be reconciled with His love?
• Why did our redemption require the payment of a ransom price?
• If we can forgive others without a sacrifice, why can’t God?
• What is the way of Cain?
• Are we saved by the mercy of God, or by His justice?
• Is the whole world already reconciled to God through the cross?
• Are we saved through our faith, or through the faith of Christ?
• What did Jesus mean by His words on the cross, ‘It is finished’?
• How should the gospel be presented?
• Is hyper-grace biblical, or is it heresy?
• And much more…

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Grace:The Power To Reign

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A powerful revolution is sweeping across the Church worldwide as Christians are discovering how to put the ‘amazing’ back into grace. Thousands are being set free from legalism and are exchanging the shackles of religion for what they were promised when they were first saved – a love relationship with Jesus.
But this move of God has its critics. Some refer to it as ‘the hyper-grace movement’. Others are criticizing it with old clichés that have been around for years. They refer to it as ‘cheap grace’, ‘greasy grace’, and say that grace is just a license to sin. They obviously believe that grace is really disgrace.
It is true that every doctrine which has been relatively hidden for a long period of time runs the risk of the pendulum principle, i.e. being pushed too far in the opposite direction. When a truth is taken beyond its Scriptural boundaries it becomes error.
The teaching of grace is not exempt from this danger. For this reason we need to look to Jesus and the apostles for the foundations of our faith, and to understand clearly what they taught about grace. Alarmingly, many Christians seem to get their theology from their favourite speakers or internet blogs instead of studying the Word of God.
In Grace: The Power to Reign, Ken expounds grace in its Biblical setting. He shows that far from it being a license to sin or an excuse for laziness, grace is our power to reign in life – both in the midst of our circumstances and over the power of sin.
After reading this book you won’t fall victim to the pendulum principle; but neither will you throw the baby out with the bathwater. You will see grace as God’s ability in the place of your inability. Grace – your power to reign!

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Grace Roots

Grace Roots: 40 Days of Grace

Are you exhausted trying to live the Christian life, and wonder about that ‘easy yoke’ and ‘light burden’ Jesus spoke of? Grace Roots will take you on a 40 day journey, designed to give you a legalism-detox and soak you in the grace of God. You will learn:

What God is really like and how to destroy false, ‘religious’ images of Him
Who is defining you right now – your critic or Christ
Why you wouldn’t want to be anyone other than you!
How to rise above criticism
How to escape from legalism
What it means to experience present-tense grace
Some of the myths about grace, and how to refute them
How to enjoy the blessings of the righteous
Why it’s important to be an ‘internalist’
How to start thinking organically and not pragmatically
What faith is and what it is not
Why God uses ordinary people – just like you!
How to have an effective ministry
What is the goal of all true ministry
How secure you are in Christ – both for time and eternity
And much more…

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New Covenant, New Glory

A covenant is an arrangement placed between two parties for the purpose of establishing a relationship between them.
So, what has God placed between Himself and us as the basis of our relationship with Him? On what grounds are we to be accepted and blessed by God? Many Christians are still trying to relate to God on the basis of a covenant that no longer exists! Consequently they struggle in their daily lives and labour under condemnation.

Under the new covenant, believers are heirs to untold spiritual riches. Yet, being ignorant of our God-given inheritance will mean that, though rich, we will live in spiritual poverty.

New Covenant, New Glory will help set you free from old covenant thinking which tries to get you to pay for that which has been freely given to you by grace.

The glory of the old covenant was a fading glory. In contrast, the glory of the new covenant gets brighter and brighter. Wherever you might be in your Christian walk, there is still more glory for you to discover and enjoy!

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What’s Eating You?

Ken says, “Whatever is happening in your life at the present time is a result of that which is in your heart. We cannot live above the level of our heart.”

Ken adds, “Medical science confirms that health and healing, also, begin on the inside.” It is reckoned that at least 60%-70% of sicknesses may be classified as psychosomatic, i.e. the health of the body is determined by the state of the mind. And yet, our approach to health is, again, usually from the outside, i.e. by means of diet, exercise and prescription medicine. Whilst these things are important they will be of no ultimate value if the root problem within is not addressed.”

‘What’s Eating You?’ was written to help people find health and wholeness from the inside out. Ken says that he is surprised that whilst there is so much helpful information available on how to maintain good physical health through eating properly etc., there is little emphasis on how to resolve inner-conflict.

Ken’s book, whilst written from a biblical perspective and mainly for Christians, also has appeal to a much wider audience. “Everyone has to deal with negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, unresolved guilt, resentment and bitterness,” says Ken. “Also, many do not know how to bring closure to grief caused by abuse in the past, or how to deal with toxic relationships in the present.” These are some of the issues probed in the book.
We need to face the facts that more and more people suffer poor health and live hellish lives because of unresolved inner-stress and social conflicts. That’s why this book is called,

What’s Eating You?

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This is the Life

We are constantly taking people at New Beginnings Christian Church on the Gold Coast through This Is the Life! The response has been overwhelming. Understanding what it means to be “in Christ” and learning how to access the riches of His grace have been life-transforming truths for many. And the good news is that what has been learned is already being eagerly passed on to others.

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The Road Ahead

Some of what people have had to say

“Just wanted to thank you for The Road Ahead course. We were struggling to get 25% of our adult congregation to a midweek home group. This term we launched off with The Road Ahead and asked everyone to commit just 10 weeks to a midweek small group to complete The Road Ahead course. It has been an amazing success. We purchased 300 copies of The Road Ahead and gave one to everyone who attended the course. We now have 85% of our adults in a small group doing the course. Our number of small groups has risen from 12 to 45. And because of the increase we are raising up some great new leaders. Everyone is “raving” about how much they are enjoying the course. Obviously it’s great for new Christians, but the course is so well written that older Christians are also getting a lot out of it.” (Pastor Shaun Foster – Christian City Church, Coffs Harbour)

 

The Road Ahead covers:
*Being Sure You Are Saved
*Who Am I?
*Made New On The Inside
*The Bible
*Prayer
*Fellowship
*Sharing Your Faith
*Water Baptism
*The Holy Spirit
*Communion
Price: $5 per copy, including postage in Australia

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JUST RELEASED!!
Ben Padget’s single based on This is the Life! A truly inspired song to help you establish your heart in your new creation identity! http://cdbaby.com/cd/benjaminpadget

 


Christian Counsellors Companion

The ideal counselling resource for pastors, pastoral care workers, chaplains, small group leaders, youth group leaders, visitation team members, etc. Also a great self-counselling tool!
The Christian Counsellor’s Companion is a user-friendly ready reckoner for Christian counselling. With this easy-to-navigate book at your side you will be prepared for each counselling situation.

The Christian Counsellor’s Companion:

Provides vital Bible-based information on a wide range of counselling issues
Provides vital Bible-based counsel on a wide range of life-related issues
Gives you a specific PATHWAY for each case
Lists the main points to cover for various counselling topics
Gives you a specific PATHWAY for each case
Builds confidence in your ministry – even at short notice you have easy access to a structured approach for that ‘emergency’ situation
Makes counselling easier
Is also a great self-counselling tool!
The Christian Counsellor’s Companion is Bible-based and Christ-centred. It is designed to assist Christians counsel their fellow-Christians. It is the ideal resource for all whose ministry, at times, involves some form of Christian counselling. Even Christians who do not officially hold pastoral positions, but are sought out by others for counsel and advice, will benefit greatly from this resource.

A host of counselling settings are grouped under five major categories:

Christian Living: e.g. faith, relationship with God, guidance, forgiveness, recovery from sin, ministry, etc.
Negative Emotions: i.e. mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, grief, anger, etc.
Handling Toxic Relationships: e.g. physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, neglect, co-dependency, etc.
Addictions: including chemical dependency (drugs, alcohol and nicotine), eating disorders, gambling, sexual addictions such as pornography, etc.
Marriage & The Family: e.g. foundations for marriage, communication, in-laws, children, conflict resolution, etc. There is also a session on counselling singles in this section
In addition to these, and other, specific areas of counselling the Christian Counsellor’s Companion provides a substantial introduction to the counselling ministry, entitled Counselling Basics. This section explains some of the fundamentals of counselling, under three main categories:

Who Can Counsel? This helps you answer the questions: “What are the real qualifications and skills needed for effective Christian counselling?”, “How do I know when either I am out of my depth, or it is inappropriate for me to be counselling in a particular situation?” (Referrals)
The Counselling Process. A basic template for every counselling situation you will be in
Spiritual Foundations. Learn what distinguishes Christian counselling from secular counselling and why it is crucial to keep them apart. Also, avoid the trap of change via behaviour modification (legalism) by learning the basics of grace-based counselling
The Christian Counsellor’s Companion will help you to be prepared, empowered and confident in your ministry of pastoral care.

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