18 Inches: Experiencing the Mysteries of God in the Journey from Head to Heart

18 Inches: Experiencing the Mysteries of God in the Journey from Head to Heart

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ISBN-13: 9781937756857
Publisher: Deep River
Publication date: 06/27/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ray (Mdiv., Berean Bible College; Masters in counseling, Texas A&M), and Susan Addison (graduate Dallas Theological Seminary), both completed PhD.s in religion and society/behavioral science at Oxford Graduate School. They continue their thirty-year private counseling practice in South Carolina.

Ray (Mdiv., Berean Bible College;Masters in counseling, Texas A&M), and Susan Addison (graduate Dallas Theological Seminary), both completed PhD.s in religion and society/behavioral science at Oxford Graduate School. They continue their thirty-year private counseling practice in South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 11

Part 1 The Mystery of the Kingdom: Reality Revealed-God's Intent 15

Chapter 1 The Mystery of His Will 23

Circles of Control and Responsibility 24

The Past 33

The Future 34

Justice 38

Discovering our Sin: Diagnosis vs. Accusation 41

Pleasing God 44

Chapter 2 The Great Mystery: The Circles in Marriage 47

Chapter 3 The Circles in Parenting 53

Chapter 4 The Circles in the Workplace 57

Part 2 The Mystery of the Faith: Our Response to God's Intent 61

Chapter 5 The Fear of God 63

Faith and Fear 64

Faith and Authority 73

Chapter 6 The Mystery of Iniquity 79

Flesh and Spirit 79

Law and Grace 87

Chapter 7 The Mystery of Christ and the Mystery of the Gospel 99

Christ in the World 100

The Consequence of Rejecting God 101

The Consequence of the Sin Program 102

Christ in the Believer: The Two Natures 103

Works of the Flesh 103

Fruit of the Spirit 105

The War Within Us 108

God's Grace 112

Two Versions of the Fleshly Nature 115

Chapter 8 The Mystery of Godliness 123

Judgment: God's Method for Revealing Truth in Us and to Us 124

Who to Believe? Who to Follow? 124

Testing 126

Deception 128

Errors in Handling Scripture 129

Instruction on Interpretation of Scripture 130

Submitting Our Minds and Hearts to the Holy Spirit 131

Unity in the Church 136

The Furnace of Affliction; God's Method for Growing Us in Truth 140

Reality of Helplessness 141

Growth Through Suffering 142

God's Intention in our Suffering 146

Chapter 9 The Mystery Is Finished 151

The Fellowship of the Mystery: We Are Not Alone 152

Creation and the Believer 152

The Angels and the Believer 154

Expectations: What Does the Future Hold for Us? 156

The Rapture 157

Predestination 158

The More Relevant Question 160

How to Respond 162

The Prayer of Jesus 162

The Death Camp 164

Endnotes 171

Index of Scriptures 173

Bibliography 181

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Ray and Susan Addison minister in an amazing confluence of spiritual gifting, great ability, outstanding training, and much relevant experience. Experience the freedom and healing that is the hallmark of their ministry as you read this book." -Tom Adams, former senior pastor of Greenville Vineyard Church, Greenville NC

"In over a decade of professional interaction with Ray and Susan, both I and my patients have benefited from their expertise and caring. A distillation of their experience will be a welcomed addition to any healer’s bookshelf, and to anyone in need of healing." -T. Edwin Evans MD, program director, Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program; AHEC associate professor, Seneca, SC

"The Addisons are not just brilliant biblical counselors; Their common sense and their compassionately insightful encounters with 'hopeless' patients of all ages replaces despair with optimism within the medical community. This book will make clear to the reader the wisdom, knowledge, and biblical insights that cause me to love spending hours in deep discussions with them." -Jim Carpenter MD

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