The Bible tells us that the congregation gathered around God’s heavenly throne will be “a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language,” all singing the praises of the Lamb. God’s intention has always been to delight for all eternity in a redeemed community of ethnic diversity. But this diverse community shouldn’t have to wait until eternity to begin! It can be a reality in our own local churches here and now. Patterned after a worship service, In Church as It Is in Heaven gives biblical warrant for such a community and shows how multiethnic churches provide a unique apologetic for the gospel. Along the way, the authors tell the story of their own church―a majority-white congregation which is being transformed into a family that reflects the diversity of heaven.
Multiethnic kingdom culture is not just a nice idea, or an abstract theory. It’s a reality―one we can enter into today.
Many people think that the Bible is a cobbled–together selection of ancient writings that have been changed so many times over hundreds of years that surely the text can no longer be trusted.
In this new book, Timothy Paul Jones admits that the Bible is a difficult book to believe. Still, Jones makes the case that belief in the Bible is far from unreasonable. Written for people who are skeptical of the Bible’s accuracy and authority, this book takes a reasonable look at common questions and doubts about the Bible.
Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in the Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can’t be trusted? In this book, dive into the fascinating account of the most amazing and best-preserved book the world has ever seen. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives easy-to-understand answers to popular questions in the book and study curriculum How We Got the Bible.
In six sessions, Timothy Paul Jones will guide you through the most important events in Bible history from the time of Moses to today! He brings to life the fascinating people and events of over 2,000 years of Bible history, including Tyndale, Wycliffe, King James, and more.
Packed with stunning visuals, dramatic stories, and illustrative animations, this exciting Bible history curriculum will take you from the earliest clay tablets to the first bound Bible and the various Bible translations that we use today!
This ready-to-use curriculum kit, provides you with everything you need to teach this topic effectively:
- DVD with six sessions by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones (25-30 minutes each)
- Leader Guide (printed and digital copy)—Includes flexible lesson plans and outlines, fun icebreakers, and application activities
- Participant Guide (printed) with discussion and application questions
- Fold-out time line of the history of the Bible
- Reference Handbook of How We Got the Bible (168-pages)
- Ready-to-use How We Got the Bible PowerPoint® with over 100 slides
- CD-ROM with PDFs printable promotional materials (posters, banners, door hangers)
This fantastic book summarizes the most important events in Christian history from the time of Jesus to today in 12 easy chapters. This full color, bestselling book presents key events and people every Christian should know, time lines, worksheets, websites, photos, maps and illustrations. A leader’s guide makes this book an excellent study for any group, including new believers’ classes. The great theologian J. I. Packer says thatChristian History Made Easy is, “a beautifully simple, beginner-friendly telling of Christian history, a precious heritage.”
“What good does it do to say that the words [of the Bible] are inspired by God if most people have absolutely no access to these words, but only to more or less clumsy renderings of these words into a language? … We have only error-ridden copies, and the vast majority of these are centuries removed from the originals.” So contends Bart D. Ehrman in his bestselling Misquoting Jesus. But are things really so bad off? In clear, straightforward prose, Timothy Paul Jones explores and explains the ins and outs of copying the New Testament, why lost Christianities were lost, and why the Christian message still rings true today.
In Perspectives on Family Ministry, Timothy Paul Jones makes the case that every church is called to some form of family ministry—but what he means by “family ministry” isn’t simply one more program to add to an already-packed schedule! According to Jones, the most effective family ministries involve refocusing every church process to engage parents in the process of discipling their children and to draw family members together instead of pulling them apart.