Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 13

Well, I guess this is missional day on the Christians In Context blog. Thanks again to Baker Books for making it possible!

Publisher's Description of SacrilegeWhat does it really mean to be like Jesus?

It is safe to say most Christians do not live like Jesus did, have the same influence on people he had, or draw even the slightest curiosity from the onlooking world. Jesus's ability to attract people and win their hearts was directly related to how he challenged their assumptions about religion. He not only gave them a unique, personal way to follow him but also showed them how to participate in his mission.

Sacrilege exposes the patterns of thinking that have held the church hostage for years and inspires you to rethink the way you understand Scripture, family, spiritual formation, conversion, church, sin, and more. Your faith may never be the same. And that's a good thing.

Publisher's Description of The Road to Missional: Discover a whole new way of following Jesus

It has recently become acceptable, and even fashionable, to refer to one's church as "missional." But many churches misunderstand the concept, thinking of "going missional" as simply being a necessary add-on to church-as-usual. This domestication of what is actually a very bold paradigm shift makes missional nothing more than one more trick to see church growth.

With a light hand and a pastoral spirit, Michael Frost points out how most of us are not quite there yet. He reestablishes the ground rules, redefines the terms accurately, and insists that the true prophetic essence of "being missional" comes through undiluted. This clear corrective will take ministry leaders from "not missional yet" to well on their way.

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER 

Advent Reflection

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
(1 John 4:7-16 ESV)

13 comments:

Jonathan Ammon said...

A Christmas Story.

johnscheepers said...

Worst: The Littlest Light (someone bought an old DVD for my kids)

craighurst said...

Elf is the best.

Jared said...

Craig,

That's the movie I had in mind!

Mark said...

The Nativity Story http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762121/ is awesome! But I do agree with Mr. Ammon about A Christmas Story http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/

Jason Gardner said...

A Christmas Story!

Chase Parker Jacobs said...

Gotta go with Elf!

shawn said...

elf

Diaspora said...

My favorite is It's a Wonderful Life. The Worst is probably Rudolph's Shiny New Year.

Gryphon1 said...

I would have to say George C. Scott "A Christmas Carol"

Tim Bertolet said...

The Frosty the Snowman movies drive me batty and are probably my least favorite.

Jonathon said...

The Christmas Story is by far the best!

Sarah Abigail Kuriakos said...

I don't really have a worst movie because I don't watch the ones I think I won't like. My favorite is a tossup between Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, and Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I watch them all three every year if I can.