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This book contains fifty two sermons of meditation on the following subjects: Glorifying God, God’s Commandments, repentance, the promise of salvation and the birth of Jesus Christ, Christ’s teachings, Christ’s death and resurrection, salvation through Christ, God’s care, the Holy Spirit, Christian life, Christ is with us in the sufferings of life and the second coming of Christ.
The author discusses in his exposition of the book of Genesis the following points: who is the author, the time and the way in which the book of Genesis was written, the story of creation, the fall into the sin and its consequences, the sons of Adam and the first murder, the great flood, God’s covenant with Noah, the tower of Babel and the confusion of tongues, a mental vision for the future (John’s revelation) and other items.
God is the source of wisdom and He pours out His wisdom on all people; those who accept this wisdom are the wise people, whereas those who refuse it are the ignorant ones. This book is a study in the proverbs of the Old Testament. The author discussed in details the following items in his exposition of the proverbs: Who is the author of the proverbs? How were the proverbs organized and compiled? What is the relation between the proverbs and the Bible as a whole?, the Wisdom of Solomon, detailed teaching discussions, separate verses, most of which, are mainly directed to the youth, verses from many (various) wise men, independent verses which are directed to all people, the words of Agur, son of Jakeh, and the words of Lumuel, the king of Asa, who reproduced the words of his mother.
The author meditates in this book on the following events in the life of Job, who is characterized by his sincere faith and strong patience in the midst of misfortune: Introduction, Job’s character and wealth, the heavenly council, Job’s lament; the three cycles of speeches of Job’s friends and Job’s answers, the Lord’s words, Job’s response, the Lord’s rebuke of the three friends, and God's restoration of Job’s fortunes.
The author meditates on the following subjects: The Christian conduct, repentance, the crown of creation, temptation of saints, ignorance of atheists, a song of praise, God in nature (part 1), laws of the Lord (part 2), the Divine Shepherd, a cry of sorrow, examining God’s goodness, God is light, a sermon of an experienced (cognizant) man, bowing down before the Lord, thirsting (longing) for God, vindicate me, O God, God is refuge and strength, thank offerings, sincere repentance, David in the desert of Judah, a praise for God, thanksgiving and blessings.
The author meditates on the following matters: Longing (for the Lord), the prayer of trust, a song of Heman the Ezrahite, a prayer of Moses the man of God, the privilege of trust, a song for God, a call to worship the lord the Almighty, God the judge of all the earth, praise of all nations, magnify the divine generosity, a praise for the creator, thanksgiving for the Lord’s deliverance, the Lords salvation, and extolment of the law.
The author meditates on the following thoughts: A song of Ascents (pilgrimage to Jerusalem), God is my helper, a God-fearing life will be repaid, repentance, training oneself how to be humble, David’s oath, the conspiracy (part 1), The Lord’s judgment (the reign of the Lord’s Anointed), the King’s songs, the full heart, the Divine Christ, hallelujah, God’s anger (wrath), zeal for God’s house, the complete submission, the nearness of the Lord, the Divine ascension, the Lord’s right hand (part 1), the capstone (part 2), the Lord’s day (part 3), God’s dominion (reign) (part 1), “You are a priest forever” (part 2), bowing in worship before the Merciful, a praise for the King, the praise of the God-fearing men (part 1), a praise of hope (part 2), praise the Lord (part 1), the whole creation invoked to worship God (part 2), and a surpassing sublime praise.
This is an explicatory discussion of the Gospel according to Matthew which explains the following points: the four Gospels, the specific quality of Matthew’s Gospel, the original Aramaic Gospel, who wrote the Gospel according to Matthew? The life of Jesus Christ, beginning with His genealogy and ending with His ascension after resurrection, the five sermons of Jesus Christ and the purpose of Matthew’s Gospel. “The purpose of Matthew’s Gospel is to witness that Jesus was the Messiah of the Old Testament's promise and that His messianic mission was to bring the Kingdom of God to men.”
The Sermon on the Mount reflects the teaching of Jesus. The author discusses in this book the basic Christian teaching, conduct, ethics and the Kingdom of God. The importance of Jesus’ teaching is hidden in the fact that He was addressing people “who were familiar with their history and heritage and had fundamental knowledge about God and his commands, not those who were ignorant.”
This combined volume contains the three parts of the explanatory study in the Gospel according to Mark.
This is an explicatory discussion of the Gospel according to Luke. The author explains in this book the following items: The introduction - Who is Luke the evangelist? How did Luke compile his Gospel? Who is the receiver of the message? And an outline of this Gospel as follows: Christ’s appearance: 1-4:13. Christ’s ministry in Galilee 4:14-9:50. Christ’s journey to Jerusalem 9: 51-18:30. Christ’s ministry in Jerusalem and all events till His death 18:31-23:56. Christ’s Resurrection, Appearances and Ascension 24.
This book contains a detailed introduction of Christ’s life according to Luke, in addition to the Gospel according to him in a consecutive form with prayers and questions. It begins with the preparation for the coming of Christ, the Savoir and His mission to His return in triumph to the Father. The great distinguished theme of this Gospel is: “Jesus Christ is the Divine savoir.”
The author discusses the following points in the book of Acts: a very concise introduction. Who is the writer? To whom this book was written? When was this book written? The motto (purpose) of this book which is: Christ’s guidance to the apostles to spread out the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome. Outline of the book: A - The early days of the church in Jerusalem (Chapters 1-7). B - The Gospel in Samaria and Antioch (Chapters 8-12). C - Evangelizing in Asia Minor, Greece and to Rome (Chapters 13-28).
The purpose of this first part of the book ”How Did Christianity Spread?” is to help the reader to know how to study the book of Acts, to understand God’s word and to know how a weak group of fishermen could spread the gospel in the whole world. They could do that by being filled with a heavenly power, which is the power of the Holy Spirit after fifty days of Christ’s resurrection and that happened through God alone. We do hope that you will live a holy life that witnesses to the work of God’s grace in you. The author discusses the following main points in this part of his study: introduction, the church witnesses in Jerusalem, the church in Jerusalem, Stephen’s testimony and his martyrdom.
The author discusses the following main subjects in this second part of the book,” How Did Christianity Spread?”: The testimony of the church in Judea and Samaria, the church accepts the believers from the gentiles (nations) and Herod persecutes the church.
The author discusses the following main topics in the last part of the book, “How Did Christianity Spread?”: the testimony of the church to the ends of the earth, The first missionary journey, the Holy Apostolic Church is convinced of preaching the gentiles, Paul’s second missionary journey, The third missionary journey, Paul before the Jewish council, Paul defends himself before the governors and Paul’s journey to Rome.
This is an explicatory study of the following main items and other ones in the epistle of the apostle Paul, to the Romans: the reason and purpose of writing the epistle. Who did lay the foundations of the church in Rome? Who did write the epistle? The time and place of writing the epistle and what are the significant styles in this epistle? Paul introduces himself, Benediction, and greetings. God’s righteousness condemns gentiles, Jews and all men. Justification is by faith, (you that judge another, you condemn yourself-the impartiality of God). The Law or the conscience condemns man. The new righteousness by faith is open to all people. God’s righteousness appeared through Jesus’ sacrificial atonement death. God’s righteousness is achieved in us by believing in Christ. Abraham and David are two examples of justification by faith. Grace justifies us and not the Law. Justification binds us by a new relation with God and people. Justification produces: sanctification, peace, hope, and love that dwell in the believer. The resurrected Christ completes His righteousness in us. Jesus’ grace overcame sin, Law and death. God’s power releases us from the power of the sin. Man without Christ fails before sin. Those, who are in Christ, are freed from sin, death and condemnation. We are the children of God, because the Holy Spirit dwells in us. The three unique groans. God’s plan of salvation sings for joy at our glory that is to come. Our salvation is firm forever. Christ’s authenticity guarantees our fellowship with God in spite of numerous sufferings.
This is an exposition of the first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians dealing with the following elements in the introduction: The author of the epistle, the city of Corinth, how did the church at Corinth begin?, the main problems in the church of Corinth, the place and time of writing the epistle, the comparison of this epistle with our contemporary spiritual problems. Then the author divided this exposition into the following six parts, in addition to the conclusion: Greetings and thanksgiving, necessity of unity in the church at Corinth, sins (false teachings) in the church at Corinth, questions and answers, the resurrection of the body, and the conclusion.
This book is an exposition of (1 Corinthians: 13. ) "The writer compares the contemporary situation of the church today and the 1st. century Corinthian church." Then he meditates on the virtues of love in an explicatory way, and divides this chapter into three sections: 1- The Importance of Love (verses 1-3) 2- The Attributes of Love (verses 4-7) 3- The perpetuity of Love (verses 8-13). "The great example of love is Christ, Who is Himself love incarnate. If you read the descriptions of love in this chapter and substitute "Christ" for the word "love", you will find the meaning clear and true."
This book is a study in the second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians. The author divided his study into the following three parts, besides the introduction and the conclusion: the ministry of reconciliation, the ministry of collection, and Paul’s ministry.
This is an explicatory study of the the epistle of Paul to the Galatians which contains the following main outlines in addition to other sub-items: Introduction to the epistle which includes: Paul introduces himself, salutation and benediction. Paul refutes their lapse from the Gospel (he refutes perversion of the Gospel in the church.) Paul’s authority and the authenticity of his message (his ministry is through a revelation of Jesus Christ). The Law and the Gospel in regard to salvation (the way of salvation), and the freedom from the old Law is the basis of walking according to the Holy Spirit (the path of freedom).
This book is an explicatory study in the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians. This explicatory study consists of the following points: introduction, salutation, the subject and the content of the epistle. The author studies the following subjects in the content of the epistle: thanksgiving to God for the salvation, a prayer for the unity of all believers in Christ, a prayer for the members of the church, exhortation to live as Christians as is fitting in the church of Christ, urging the members of the church to do the duties of those who live according to the spirit, assignment of special Christian duties, the full armor of God and benediction.
This is an exposition of Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians containing the following elements: salutation and apostolic benediction, prayers for the church, the situation of Paul in the prison and the spreading of the Gospel in Rome, exhortation concerning unity, humility, peace, and exaltation, notification concerning the journeys of Timothy and Epaphroditus , surpassing worth of knowing Christ, thanksgiving for their gifts, and conclusion (greetings and benediction.)
This book is an explicatory study in the epistle of Paul to the Colossians. The author divided his study into the following main points: - preface which contains the city of Colosse, the church of Colosse and the epistle to the Colossians. - The introduction of the epistle which contains: greetings and thanksgiving. - The teaching part where Paul talks about Christ’s persoality and work; showing that in Christ is salvation and redemption. - The objection part where Paul denounces the false teaching; asking the Colossians to remain steadfast in the Gospel. - The practical part where Paul called the Colossians to live and to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ and to exercise Christian virtues by having a good family and social relationships. - the conclusion which includes greetings and an encomium of Tychicus and Onesimus’s virtues.
This is an exposition of Paul’s first and second epistles to the Thessalonians. The author concentrates his thoughts on the following points: The author of the epistle, Thessalonica city, the church at Thessalonica, the place and time of writing the two epistles, the purpose of writing the two epistles, salutation, the relation of Paul to the church at Thessalonica, recounting of the character of Paul’s ministry, the conduct of the believers, the reception of the word of God, the persecution for the word of God, the consolation of the believers, the day of the Lord, prayers, and final requests.
The author explains in an explicatory way the following points: The place and time of writing the two epistles, the purpose which is to encourage the Christians to face persecutions and to be holy in conduct, to love one another, to have a unity in spirit, to be subjects to every human institution, to warn them of false spiritual teaching and to abide by the prophetic word which strengthens their faith.
This booklet is a deep precise study of the Epistle of James to the believers. It is a practical epistle more than a theological or a dogmatic one. It urges the believers to follow the sound faith, to persevere under trial and sufferings, to live a true God-fearing life, to love each other, and to pray for each other. It emphasises the close relation between faith and good works. God asks all people, especially the believers in Christ, to act according to His will. His will urges rich people to give generously, and not to live only for the sake of accumulating money. It also urges other people not to be envious, and urges all people to be content with what they have.
This is a brief study in the Epistle of Jude containing the following elements: the author of the epistle, the time and place of writing the letter, the reasons of writing the letter, greetings and purpose and the contents of the epistle.
The author emphasises in this research, on the authenticity of the Bible from the following reliable sources: the Bible, archaeology, bibliography, and ancient manuscripts.He gives as evidences: the fulfilled prophecies of the Scripture, the incomparability of the Bible in its various subjects, books, and the way in which it was written.
This booklet clarifies the fact that the Gospel is one although it was written by four persons who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. And for this reason we say the Gospel according to Mathew, or according to Mark, or according to Luke, or according to John. The first Gospel was written by Mathew to convince the Jews that Jesus Christ is the expected Messiah, who brings the kingdom of God to men. The second Gospel was written by Mark and was probably written at Rome and primarily for the Romans. This Gospel explains Jewish customs and Jesus is presented as the great Conqueror- of storms, disease, demons and death. The third Gospel was written by Luke the physician, with his Greek cultural background. This Gospel presents Jesus Christ not only the Divine Savior of the entire world, but also the Almighty Redeemer who is the only begotten Son of God. Luke addresses in his Gospel the Gentiles, as well as the Jews. The fourth Gospel was written by John, the beloved. This Gospel shows that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and believing in Him gives everlasting life. John gives the Jews the proof that Jesus is the promised Old Testament Messiah and he (John), addresses in his Gospel, the Jews and the Gentiles. In short, each of the evangelists focussed on a certain corner of Jesus’ life with more details than the others, but the essence is one.
This booklet answers basic questions about the beginning of Christianity, showing that Jesus Christ is the founder of Christianity and not the apostle Paul. It also refutes the saying that Jesus Christ came to the Jews and that He did not want them to associate with other races.
This book is a precise abridged study of the following Christian dogmas: God and His attributes, Sonship of Jesus Christ, atonement through Christ's crucifixion and His death, resurrection, the flesh of resurrection, ascension, Jesus Christ's second coming, the work of the Holy Spirit, man's fall in the sin, redemption, justification, new birth, and other dogmas and beliefs of the Christian faith.
This book is a completion of the author’s previous book “Your Quest for God”. It is considered as daily food for our spiritual growth. The author divided his discussion into the following chapters: Daily joy, to be ready to prayer, alone with God, the active faith, testimony at all times, shall we be fruitful, or shall we be burnt?! And come to the feast (prayers).
From the series "Answers to Every Question", the author rejects and refutes the beliefs of those who suspect God's existence, or disbelieve in Him. The author depends in his research on evidences from: harmony in nature, philosophy, revelation, instinct, and conscience. He also depends on: the Bible, the testimonies of scientists and the people of knowledge, to show the reasonableness of the belief in God.
The author clarifies the fact of God's existence depending on: the Bible, trustworthy spiritual leaders, and reliable sources. He shows how the society is divided between believers and disbelievers in God, and guides us how to join the family of God.
"This book is an attempt by the Limited (man) to apprehend the Unlimited (God) in His attributes and unity. It exhibits the problems of the Abstract and Absolute Divine Unity, and defines the Universal Divine Unity that is suited to God as recorded in the Bible." The author found that the only difference between the Christian revelation and the opinions of the philosophers, concerning God' Universal Divine Unity, is that the former is very clear and evident, whereas the latter is obscure, abstruse, and vague.
"This book is a deep analytical study about the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. It refutes the objections of philosophers and Muslim scholars and supports the truth of the incarnation of God." The author studied books of religion and philosophy about incarnation; and found that incarnation agrees with the believing mind, and it is the opposite of " Incarnation disagrees with the mind" as the others say.He discussed God's appearances and revelations as recorded in the Bible. He also commented on Qur'anic verses which embody the fact of incarnation in Islam that the Muslim scholars reject and deny.He emphasised the necessity of this incarnation for the salvation of Mankind.
"This book reveals Biblical revelations about the Triune God and refutes objections of philosophers, and discusses the position of Islam concerning the Trinity." The author studied all revelations and the authenticity of these revelations concerning God's Unity as recorded in the Bible, as well as the person of Trinity (hypostasis). He also discussed the opinions of: disbelieving philosophers, suspicious Christian philosophers, and Muslim scholars in regard to the Trinity, and refuted their objections as we have mentioned.
This booklet is a brief explanation of the Ten Commandments that God gave to His prophet Moses, as recorded in the Old Testament, (Exodus 20:1-17). We have to apply these commandments in our life, because they are properly good for every time and place. "Christ himself confirmed the lawfulness of the Ten Commandments and took over from them on many occasions." The Ten Commandments are divided into two parts: duties toward God and duties toward others.
This book discusses in a detailed way Jesus Christ's life in regard to the following points: His essence, attributes, teachings, miracles, redemption, and other sides of Jesus' life. The author focussed in his research on the following reliable sources: Christ's testimony, Christian documents, and historic manuscripts that support the historic fact of Jesus.
The author narrates the story of Jesus’ birth in a very concise way with an appeal to the readers to accept salvation through Jesus Christ.
The subject of the Incarnation of God is one of the most important and difficult subjects that the human mind has discussed. For this reason, we see in this book a precise discussion in regard to the incarnation of God. "He (God) appeared in body" in the Person of Jesus Christ. We also see an emphasis on Jesus' two natures with their attributes: First, his Divine Nature.This reality is declared and testified by Jesus himself as well as by the apostles, and the existence of Jesus from of old before his incarnation. The second one is the Human Nature: Jesus' blameless life (the Son of Man,Jesus, is the only one without sin), gave the best evidence of this nature. The harmony of these two natures emphasises that Jesus Christ is the Perfecter of the Divine Revelation and His life is a fulfillment of God's plan for the salvation from sin.
This book is an exposition of 37 parables of Christ. These explained parables, in addition to the other remaining (14 parables), reveal the importance of such parables in spreading God’s kingdom in the world. Jesus Christ is the greatest teacher and “narrator”. His method of teaching or telling a story is very simple, but very influential to enter the heart of His listeners; because the spiritual principles in His teachings are the basis. And in order to understand the meaning and the symbol of the parable, we have to take into consideration the following points: the occasion, the lesson to be taught and the references. The author divided his exposition of the parables into three parts, which contain all details of what is intended to be taught and clarified as follows: 1- The Nature of God’s kingdom. 2- The Privileges of the children of God’s kingdom . 3- The Responsibilities of the children of God’s kingdom.
This book contains explicatory sermons on Jesus' 28 miracles as recorded in the Gospel. "The miracles of Jesus Christ reveal His power and His Love." The author meditates on Jesus' miracles and concentrates his thoughts on the following three points: 1- The person in need of the miracle. 2- Those who saw the miracle, whether believers or non-believers. 3- Then the author asks us to meditate upon Jesus who performed the wonders. As we meditate upon Christ we want to thank Him, live closer to Him and follow Him in love. This is the wish and prayer of the author for himself and for his readers.
"This book is about Christ's unique character. Who is He? Is He God's Son…the expected saviour as He called himself? The answer of this question is very important; because our eternal relation to God, we human beings, depends on our relation to Christ in this life. This book answers the previous question and it mentions three main attributes that testify for Christ. 1-His influence on history. 2-The fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament in Him. 3-His resurrection. Christianity and resurrection, either they exist (survive) together, or they fall down together. The author discussed the unique personality of Christ in history and explained the following facts concerning Him: being God's only Son, His divinity, authority, death and resurrection.
The author discusses in the book "The Philosophy of Forgiveness" in its two parts, and in an exhaustive way, " the subject of forgiveness, which is the wish of every believer in God of different religions. These believers disagree among themselves on the way how to attain forgiveness, and all of them are not sure of getting it." For this reason, the author discusses the indispensability of Christ's Atonement, which gives the assurance of attaining forgiveness, as recorded in the Bible, and refutes the doubts of philosophers and others concerning it. The author discusses in this part the following basic subjects: sin, prayer, human ways to attain forgiveness, redemption or the Divine way to attain forgiveness, and God alone is the only one who has the power and the right to grant forgiveness.
The author explains, in a brief question form directed to the reader, some of Christ's basic attributes, such as: the miraculous birth, his innocence, his teachings, his power, his sufferings, his victory over death, his ascension, the second coming and his names and titles. The author asks the reader about his reaction towards Christ's call.
The author emphasises that Christ is the only one who guides the people to God, because "He is God's image and the radiance of His glory." "The cross is Christ's greatest message, and what He said on the cross is the most evident proof that the one who was on the cross is Christ himself." The author focussed on Christ's most important attributes, as revealed in the last words He said on the cross before His death.
This book is considered to be a juridical verification to confirm the truth and reality of Christ's crucifixion, death, and resurrection. This research begins its examinations on the night Jesus was captured and ends in the morning of resurrection, depending on concrete evidences. The author (a lawyer) wanted to prove when he started his research the opposite of the above mentioned facts;"but as a result of his research he became a believer and wrote this classic testimony for the historic fact of the resurrection.''
This book is a meditation on the following items: Death ( man is destined to die), the resurrection of Christ, Christ dwells in us, salvation by faith, the eternal life, the resurrection of dead, and other items which are related to this subject.
This book is a detailed research of evidences of the resurrection of Christ, the cornerstone of our Christian faith. The author emphasized the truth of resurrection as others, who investigated carefully and provided the reality of this subject. He depended in his discussion on the following reliable sources: Christ's testimony before and after crucifixion , testimonies of the apostles, testimonies of the prophets of the Old Testament, evidences of the truth of all these testimonies, testimonies and the truth of the prophecies of the Old Testament. The author commented on the opinions of the Jews who were contemporaneous to Jesus and the contemporary ones, and refuted their opinions. He also refuted the opinions of the " (Neo-Modern)- philosophers". Besides this, the author discussed the results of Christ's resurrection in regard to Him and to us.
The author explains in simple question and answer form the way of salvation from sin, and how to live a life of righteousness and purity. Salvation from sin "has occupied God's mind from the very beginning'', and for this reason " He 'God' gave His one and only Son", Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the sin. The author depends in his explanation on many Biblical verses.
The author discusses some thoughts which are closely related to salvation, such as: What is the aim of your life? God is your measure! Confess your sins to God, salvation, have you accepted the salvation prepared for you? Salvation gives you a new life, and many other thoughts.
The author discusses in this part the following basic points: God's competent redemption through Christ with all its results, how to benefit from Christ's Atonement, Christ's Atonement in the opinions of philosophers and scientists and the rejection of their objections, God's righteousness as compared with human beings and their sins, and other basic subjects.
This is an exposition of (Galatians 5: 22-23.) "The author explains how Christ changes a person and enables him to produce love, joy, and peace in his relationship with God; patience, kindness, and goodness in his relationship with mankind; and faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in his personal life." The author meditates on the following points: the Christian life is a new life, the Christian life is to be lived under the control of the Holy Spirit, and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Many people believe in God, but they do not know the reality of His Holy Spirit. Many thinkers pretended that their spirits and minds are together a part of God’s Spirit which prevails over the whole universe. Others thought that the angel Gabriel is the divine Spirit who conveys to them God’s message. And if you ask common people about God’s Holy Spirit, you discover that they are confused, worried and not sure. For this reason, the author wanted to point, in this book, to some appearances of the Holy Spirit in the human history according to God’s plan of salvation as follows: The revelations of the Holy Spirit since the beginning of the world, fix your eyes on Jesus Christ and you will know the essence of the Holy Spirit, the Holy spirit comforts us and gives us life, the Spirit of truth guides us to the truth, Christ’s spirit overcomes our fear, the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is the pledge of our hope.
The author concentrates his thoughts "on the importance of perceiving (understanding) Divine love, which is the basic element of the existence of the church and the continuation of its message. "Christ's servants should posses real faith and sound doctrine. The service must be done in the light of God's word. The essence of the service depends on the following five elements: its foundation, qualification, content, purpose, and results.
"This booklet answers most of the questions about prayer from the Christian standpoint." The author discusses the following points in relation to prayer: The definition of prayer, performance, where to pray, conditions of prayer, secrets of prevailing prayer, Jesus as the guider and advocate, times of prayer and other basic elements.
This is a very brief study about the split that happened in the church, and the prayer for the church unity.
This book is a historic survey of this cult, its sources, its beliefs, its deceptive teachings, its methods, other false conceptions and its world wide impact.
The author defines the meaning of the word society, within its limits, by the following possible meanings: 1- Society is the world we live in. The world, according to the New Testament, has two meanings: the Evil One (Satan) and the Human Being (mankind) One. 2- Society is the political system or the country (state) we belong to. 3- Society is the community i.e., the group of people with whom we have daily contact. “The author shows how the Christian should relate to those who are around him. He also compares and contrasts Christianity with other ideologies such as Communism.”
The author discusses in this book the dangers of smoking for the smoker, the non-smoker and the public. The author shows how to quit smoking by giving effective sincere advice.
This book is a survey of the history of drugs and its development. The author depended in his research, on official reports and statistics from many sources that are interested in fighting this serious and dangerous disease that attacks the community and especially the youth. The author discussed in his research the following points: The history of drugs and its development, its kinds and addiction, the symptoms and treatment, advices to avoid addiction and other elements which are related to this deadly disease.
This book is an apologetic discussion against the false accusation that Christianity legalizes the drinking of alcohol. The author refutes this false accusation and proves in a detailed way from the Bible, the erroneous false misunderstanding of what the Bible says about alcohol. The author also rejects these wrong points of view.
This book is a historic survey of this cult concerning its origin, its beliefs, its teachings and other issues. The author exposes the erroneous teachings of this cult.
The author of this booklet gives proofs and evidences that reflect the fact of keeping Sunday as the Lord’s Day and a day of rest and not Saturday. The Adventists (who emerged in 1664) wanted to keep Saturday as a day of rest, “a holy Sabbath to the Lord” according to the Old Testament. The fact is that this misleading teaching is to show indirectly, that Jesus’ sacrifice is not enough for salvation if we do not keep Saturday and to take us back to the Jewish basis.
This book gives clear details of God’s revelation about the Day of Judgment. The author mentions the signs of the end of the age as recorded in the Bible, such as: Catastrophes, famine and diseases. He also mentions: wars between nations, struggles between authorities, as well as struggle between the powers of darkness and the heavenly powers.
“Jesus is coming again. This reality is incontestable. But the big question is: How? And what is the evidence of that?” The author answers this big question, by answering twenty seven questions, which focus on this very essential issue. The author advices the dear readers to be alert and ready for this second coming of Christ. This book has no political purpose, and is not affected or influenced by any political point of view. It is a theological study concerning this subject, based on the Bible, and on reliable sources and references.
This is a brief analysis of the Christian creed which is based on the Bible. The author divided the Christian belief, according to this creed, into three parts: 1- God, the Creator; and His Fatherhood. 2- God’s incarnation, Jesus’ sonship, Jesus’ atonement, and Jesus’ second coming. 3- The Holy Spirit, the holy church, the forgiveness of sins, resurrection of the dead and eternal life.
This book is an explanation of the Christian message in a question-and-answer form, by a well-known Bible teacher and preacher. The author answered the following most important questions that a person may ask: sin and how to be saved from it, Christ's redemption, the way of salvation, being sure of salvation, holiness, what comes after salvation, discipleship, and other questions.
This book discusses the following Christian dogmas and principles: the Holy Trinity, faith, salvation, redemption, the Lord's Supper, baptism, prayer, fasting, and other dogmas. It also discusses the essence and personality of Christ, God's purpose of incarnation, the responsibility of the church, and the Christian behaviour.
The author emphasises on the importance of marriage between believers after a period of engagement. This period helps the couple to know the mentality of each other and to abolish, if possible, all contradictions between them before marriage.Then he discusses the beginning of marital life and gives some advices concerning its success, such as: trust, love, frankness (clarity), submission, confession of faults to each other, and other important advices in order to establish a sound family life. He also mentions what the Bible says about marriage.
The author discusses the following basic matters related to marriage: family, home, holy life, prayer, cooperation, respect, sex, polygamy, divorce, and other subjects. He gives basic advices that we should follow, before and after marriage, so as to achieve marital happiness.The author depends in his discussion on the Bible, as well as on pastoral experience.
This book is a discussion with women on a variety of social practical topics, such as: family, the Christian life, forgiveness, equality between man and woman and household management.
This book is about the Christian message of the Lord’s Prayer in question and answer form. It is a discussion of daily family problems, with solutions in the light of the Lord’s Prayer.
This booklet is a brief exposition of the life of some personalities in the Bible. The aim of this exposition is to understand God's purpose through the life and teachings of those persons and to live according to it.
Abraham, originally Abram (exalted father), is the first Biblical patriarch. Based on this fact, the author meditates in this book, on all stages of Abraham’s life, such as: God’s command to him, obeying the command, his marriage, God realizes His promise to Abraham, God tests Abraham, God blesses Abraham, and Abraham in the Gospel.
We read in this booklet the story life of Sarah and Hagar in a very brief and interesting way. Sarah (princess) was the wife of Abraham. Sarah suffered greatly because she was childless and asked her husband Abraham to take her servant Hagar as a secondary wife. But God fulfilled His promise, and Sarah gave birth to Isaac, a child of God’ promise in her old age. Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Sarah, was given as a second wife to Abraham according to Sarah’s desire. When Hagar conceived, she despised her mistress and Sarah treated her badly in response. Then Hagar gave birth to a son Ishmael. We kindly ask you dear reader, to read more details in the booklet.
This booklet discusses in a very brief way the life of two women, Jochebed and Miriam, as recorded in the Bible. It is one of the series of booklets about “Women in the Bible.” The purpose of these booklets is to show the reader the importance of obeying God’s word and to live according to it, taking the life of these women as example. Jochebed is the daughter of Levi, wife of Amram, and mother of Moses, Aaron and Miriam. “After she gave birth to Moses, she hid him at home for three months, on account of an edict of Pharoah. When he could no longer be safely concealed, she put him in an ark of bulrushes, placed him at the river’s edge, and put his sister (Miriam) on watch. Miriam, the sister of Moses, and on seeing that her brother was found, approached and asked Pharoah’s daughter who found the child, if she could call a nurse from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child. The princess agreed with certain instruction, and Miriam brought Moses back to his mother to nurse him and he was saved from death.” Miriam, on the other hand, was a prophetess, but she was stricken with leprosy for speaking against Moses during the wilderness wanderings; because she was unhappy with her role and jealous of Moses. Jochebed and Miriam obeyed God more than Pharoah and could save Moses from death, and he delivered his people out of Egypt.
This book is a meditation on the life of the prophet Moses, the speaker of God, as he is called. " With him I speak face to face." Numbers 12:8. The author explains every stage in Moses' life. Before and after God's call to him, exodus from Egypt, events in Sinai, receiving of the Ten Commandments, troubles that he was confronted with in his life and other matters.
The life story of Naomi and Ruth shows us how God changes a bitter life into a pleasant one, through the life of another person. When famine spread in Judah; Naomi, her husband and their two sons moved to Moab. The sons took for themselves Moabite women as wives after the death of the father, but the wives could not give birth to children. After the death of her husband and the two sons; Naomi became desperate and changed her name to Mara (bitter) and returned to Bethlehem after about ten years, accompanied by her faithful daughter-in-law Ruth. Ruth, the loyal daughter-in-law of Naomi, could change the bitterness in Naomi’s life into happiness. And because of her loyalty and good qualifications, she was rewarded by her marriage to Boaz, Naomi’s relative, and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son and they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. Ruth’s name is always associated with the book which carries her name in the Bible, the Book of Ruth.
The author meditates on the life of two great prophets in the Bible " David and his son Solomon" in regard to their deeds and attributes. David is the one who wrote most of the psalms (73 psalms).These psalms (praises) console and encourage people under all situations and conditions of life, because David composed them as a result of passing through such situations during his life. Solomon is the "master of wisdom" who built God's Temple. He was called " ' Ecclesiastes' because he compiled all sayings of knowledge and wisdom.''
This booklet tells us about the life of two wives of David: Abigail saved through her wisdom and quick thinking her first husband’s household, brutish Nabal, from David. Later she married him (David) and showed him the moral folly of “needles bloodshed.” David listened to her and she saved him from a tragic mistake. She is described as, “A beautiful and intelligent women.”
The author meditates in this book on the life of the greatest prophet of the North kingdom of Israel before Christ. This prophet was always ready to do God’s will, in spite of hindrances and danger. He was a man of prayer, and God did many miracles through him. Elijah was taken up to heaven by a whirlwind. All these stages of Elijah’s life and other ones are discussed in this book.
The Author meditates on the life of Elisha, who succeeded the prophet Elijah, and explains the miracles he did. These miracles show us God's goodness and love towards people through the life of this prophet, who sacrificed a luxurious family life in answering God's call. We should follow the example of this practical life for the sake of our spiritual growth.
We find in this part a detailed explanation concerning the personality and genealogy of Jesus Christ, the announcement of the good news concerning His unique birth and its important results, especially that Jesus came to save human beings from sin. In addition to this, we find an explanation of Christ's childlhood and His growth in body, spirit and wisdom till the beginning of His service.
The author mentioned the temptations that Jesus was confronted with from the devil, and His victory over him. He also mentioned some of the miracles that Jesus did, in addititon to the calling of four disciples and some of Jesus' teachings.
This part focusses on the most important teachings of Jesus, such as the sermon on the mount which covers all parts of life, emphasising on the law of love and forgiveness. It also discusses some of His miracles and the choosing of His disciples.
The author mentioned in this part some of Jesus' teachings and parables, emphasising on what these symbolize in the life of people, especially the parables. In addition to this, he mentioned some of the miracles that Jesus did and the sending of His twelve disciples to preach the Good News to the gentiles.
This part contains an exact and precise discussion concerning the following points: The essence of Christ's personality, the testimony of heaven to Him, His authority, and His appearance on the mount of transfiguration in His heavenly glory. It also discusses the conditions for following Jesus and how to avoid stumbling blocks.Some of Christ's teachings and miracles are mentioned too.
The author mentioned in this part Christ's encounters and discourses. When Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem as a King, He cleansed the temple and answered the Jewish Elders in regard to His authority and essence. Jesus mourned over the fate of the city and prophesied about its destruction and future events too. Christ foretold the disciples about His crucifixion and encouraged them, especially Peter, and instituted the Holy Communion.
The author mentioned in this last part of the book the following points: Arrest of Christ, the trial by Jewish Elders and High Priests and by the Roman Governor. He also mentioned Christ's crucifixion, death, resurrection, the Post-resurrectional Appearnces of Christ and His Ascension to heaven.
From the series “Answer to Every Question.” The author discusses the life of Christ in a precise way as an answer to the question, “Please sir, write everything you know about the birth and growth of Christ and about the methods Christ has followed with the infidels!” The author focussed in his answer on the previous question concerning the life of Christ; but he refused and denied the existence of the word infidels in the Gospels, because it does not agree with Christ’s message of love, reconciliation, forgiveness and salvation.
"Barnabas is one of the most graceful personalities in the Bible. The word Barnabas means, the son of comfort and encouragement." Actually, he was so. He was one of the firsts who accepted the Christian faith on the day of Pentecost, or shortly after it. He comforted and encouraged others, and shared his money with them; since he was rich. He also participated with them in spreading the message, and was ready to sacrifice life and property for the sake of Jesus.
This booklet reflects to us Mary’s wonderful life. No women, since creation, has been so honoured and respected as her. God has chosen her, the young virgin, to bear the Savior. “Mary’s faith and character portray her courage as she expressed her willingness to bear the ‘Son of the Most High’; even though her pregnancy would surely be misunderstood and would put her future at a risk.” Dear reader, if you would like to know more details about the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus; then you have to read this interesting booklet.
This booklet reveals the strong faith of two women in Jesus: The Samaritan woman was surprised when Jesus asked her for a drink; because the Jews despised the Samaritans and expressed her surprise by saying, “Jews do not associate with Samaritans.” Jesus then told her about all the things she had done in her life, and He (Jesus) spent there three days with His disciples there and many people believed in him, not because of what she said but because of what they had heard. Mary Magdalene was a one of the designated Marys. Jesus relieved her of “seven demons” and then she became His devoted disciple.” The very name of Magdalene has come to mean a sinful woman who has repented of her life.” She was the first who saw the Risen Christ and was to bear this wonderful message to the disciples. She was vindicated by Christ himself.
We read in this booklet about the life story of two sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha are the sisters of Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead. Both of them believed in Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world,” and who is able to do miracles and even to raise from the dead as Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Martha was the activist, always busy to serve the guests, while Mary was eager to hear Jesus; for this reason Martha requested Jesus to bid Mary help her in serving. Jesus’ answer was a kind rebuke,” but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” The lesson we learn is not to allow our busy life to find no time to commune with God.
Priscilla and Lydia were two active Christian women commended by Paul as fellow workers.
This booklet gives an account of a great saint’s life and experience, before and after conversion into Christianity. It shows how God dealt with his rebellious, inquiring nature. Augustine is one of the distinguished theologians of the church.
This booklet is the testimony of an Indian youth, who found his greatest joy in Jesus. He narrates in an interesting way: his story of accepting Jesus Christ as his savior, his growth in faith, and tells about this new life as well as his ministry in serving among his people.
This book is a very interesting testimony of a Japanese prisoner. This testimony is written in the form of a diary which contains the confessions of this prisoner and the motives for writing his biography. The book was originally written in Japanese language and then was translated into English with a title “A Gentleman in Prison”. (N.B. This book was published by “House of East and West” Boulaq (Egypt) and Saint George Cathedral in Jerusalem. Available in Arabic.)
"This book is a perceptible answer and a defence of the truth, of what the Christians believe in. It is an effort to answer the question "Why are you a Christian?" The Christian faith is based on proofs; it is a belief based on the mind and goes beyond the mind, but is not against it. The Christian faith is an objective one- its essence is Christ himself-. Its importance is not the person who believes, but the "Person" in whom we believe." From this point of view, we find in this book testimonies and experiences of many persons from various nationalities and occupations, also from different religious backgrounds. All of them believed in Jesus Christ and suffered for his sake. So, their testimonies and experiences were very fruitful in bringing many people to Christ.
The author adapted the following short stories from daily life: ِAre you too, one of these people? Miriam with the two staffs, the precious pearl, and they went to death praising God and singing. These short stories encourage people to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their own Savior and Redeemer.
The author compiled and commented on the following short stories from daily life: Saved from death, from the prison into Jesus’ spacious place (generosity), a unique proposal, the happy youth and an answer to heretics. The purpose of these short stories is to show the readers the path of salvation from sin through Jesus Christ.
This booklet contains the following short stories from daily life: The thief who robbed God, a stormy evening, He (Christ) died as a substitute for me, I (Christ) am the light of the world and with Christ face to face. The author advices us to follow the life pattern of the characters of these stories.
This booklet contains the following short stories from daily life: The marvellous salvation, a communist woman believes in Christ, the man with the iron mask, why did we come into the world? And the marvellous love. These short stories teach us that we can have a new life, when we believe in Christ.
The author compiled and commented on the following daily life stories from different places; wishing the reader to learn the practical lessons in such stories: Having an appointment with death, the kiss of death, I was saved from sinking (drowning), the shoemaker of Hamburg and we have been saved from a terrible catastrophe.
The author collected in this booklet daily life stories based on the Bible, from various countries. He commented on these stories in a brief way. His aim is to persuade the reader to benefit from the examples revealed in these stories.