In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, courage to speak the truth, biblical and theological depth, and down-to-earth practicality. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.
The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and that’s exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough. Dave ramsey, new york times best-selling author and nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host “Once again, Adam Hamilton is leading the church; ‘Enough is enough’ was once a Wesleyan watchword.
Amid a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption Adam calls us to a biblically based, evangelical joy of having the faith to say ‘enough is enough. Bishop will willimon united methodist Church, Birmingham Area “I pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. Even banks are going out of business.
And we found ourselves spending tomorrow’s money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. We americans love our stuff. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money.
Enough Leader Guide Revised Edition
The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money.
Money has great power in our lives. The leader guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the four-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. And we found ourselves spending tomorrow’s money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy.
Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.
We felt an insatiable desire for more. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose.
Enough Revised Edition DVD: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity
The result of all of this was not greater happiness but greater stress and anxiety. Money has great power in our lives and, when used wisely, helps us meet our goals, provide for our needs, and fulfill our life purpose. But in recent years, many of us ignored this when managing and spending our money. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible's wisdom on prudent financial practices.
Find the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This four session video study features adam hamilton presenting: introduction: Faith in the Midst of Financial Crisis When Dreams Become Nightmares Wisdom and Finance Cultivating Contentment Defined By Generosity All videos are closed captioned.
. We found ourselves spending tomorrow's money today.
Enough Stewardship Program Guide Revised Edition with Flash Drive: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity
Church leaders are struggling to help their congregations respond to the violent ebb and flow of the economy. In the midst of all of this, though, there is God and a divine calling for each of us. This program, based on enough: discovering joy through simplicity and Generosity, is designed for church-wide and small-group studies and includes: A campaign timeline Sample communication pieces Sermon series notes Artwork for PowerPoint and signage.
With enough stewardship program guide, adam hamilton offers a simple campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world. While their members are simply trying to stay afloat financially, the budget of their church is suffering as well.
Why?: Making Sense of God's Will
Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, he lays out core ideas for comprehending God's plan for the world, including: God will not take away our free will, even when we use it to grieve him. While god is not the author of suffering, God will bring blessing out of tragedy. God will never abandon us, especially in the midst of our suffering.
Where is god when tragedy and suffering strike? when the ground shakes, and a poor nation's economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to mar his creation? In Why?, washing away a community's hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God.
Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go
In the passionate and life-changing book forgiveness: Finding Peace Though Letting Go, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings the same insight that he applied in the bestseller "Why?" to the challenge of forgiveness. Anger, has the power to consume all aspects of our lives, distort our sense of purpose, more than any other emotion, and destroy our relationship with God.
It is a must-read for both Christian counselors and every person who has something or someone to forgive. Jennifer cisney ellers, author of the first 48 hours: spiritual caregivers as First Responders "Deeply rooted in the Bible’s testimony about God’s extravagant mercy, this fine little book explores the Christian call to practice both repentance and forgiveness in the image of God.
I highly recommend this book. Melody carlson, author of healing waters: a bible study on Forgiveness, Grace, and Second Chances “Adam Hamilton’s book offers clear guidance for believers struggling with the practical application of our biblical imperative to forgive. If your enemies are starving, feed them some bread; if they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
Proverbs 24:17 ceb there is nothing more crippling than holding on to anger. With practical insight, Hamilton makes grace understandable--both for seeking and for granting forgiveness. Straightforward and practical, family members, Hamilton vividly sketches the habits of the heart that discipleship requires in our daily relationships with spouses and intimate life partners, friends and strangers.
Patricia beattie jung, professor of Christian Ethics, Saint Paul School of Theology.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Fear wreaks havoc on our relationships and communities. What will happen next?as the senior pastor of a large, diverse church in America's heartland, Adam Hamilton has seen the cost of fear up close. Eighty percent admitted to living with moderate or significant levels of fear. Unafraid: living with courage and Hope in Uncertain Times is Reverend Hamilton's insightful and impassioned response.
Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse. Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus's recurring counsel: "Do not be afraid.
For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. Drawing on recent research, failure, insignificance, financial insecurity, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, inspiring real-life examples, loneliness, and fresh biblical insight, and aging.
It holds us back from the very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy. When he surveyed his congregation on how fear affects them, 2, 400 people responded--and what they said was eye-opening. Sometimes it saves us. Fear is a complex emotion. It leads us into making bad decisions.
Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say
The clichés include: Everything happens for a reason. Join adam hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. They are simple phrases. They sound christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Abingdon Pr.
God helps those who help themselves. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Maybe we’ve said them. God won’t give you more than you can handle. Half truths is also part of a small-group experience complete that includes a DVD, Leader Guide, and a youth study. God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
Love the sinner, hate the sin.
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
Abingdon Pr. In this book, christopher lays out the main reasons for this failure to capture the imagination of potential givers, including our frequent failure simply to ask. That, describes the problem churches are facing in their stewardship efforts, in a nutshell, says Christopher. Hearing a young attorney speak of the faithbased reasons for which he had just made a substantial monetary gift to a community youth center, Clif Christopher asked the speaker if he would consider making a similar contribution to the congregation of which he was an active member.
Written with the needs of pastors and stewardship teams in mind, Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate provides immediate, practical guidance to all who seek to help God’s people be better stewards of their resources. Lord, no they would not know what to do with it” was the answer. Unlike leading nonprofit agencies and institutions, we too often fail to convince potential givers that their gifts will have impact and significance.
People don’t give to church because we don’t offer them a compelling vision of the good their giving will achieve.
Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today
In making sense of the bible, adam hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. Did god really command moses to put gay people to death? did jesus really teach that everyone who is not a christian will be assigned to hell? why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.
The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. HarperOne. Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing.
Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple
Chapters include: the call of the fisherman walking with jesus in the Storm Bedrock or Stumbling Block? “I Will Not Deny You” From Cowardice to Courage The Rest of the Story Abingdon Pr. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. And that’s the point of simon Peter, a new book and six-week adult Bible study by Adam Hamilton.
HarperOne. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today. In addition to the leader guide and dvd components for adult studies, sold separately, corresponding youth and children’s resources, can be used to create a churchwide study. He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world.
Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. That’s one way to describe Peter.