Five Assumptions about God and Why They Are Wrong

Five Assumptions about God and Why They Are Wrong

by Jeff Bogue


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Five Assumptions about God and Why They Are Wrong by Jeff Bogue

Who is God and what is he like?
Is God angry and aggressive, interested only in punishing people? Or is he a genie who will do what you want if you believe in him enough? How does God view you and what does he want you to do?
To understand the mind of God you must first understand his heart. The first book of the Head and Heart series looks at 5 Assumptions About God and Why They Are Wrong. When you trust that God loves you and wants what is best for you, then God’s heart—including the hard teachings of Jesus and even the confusing parts of the Bible—becomes clear. How might this affect your understanding of God and your openness to follow him?
Put aside your preconceived ideas about God and listen to Jesus’ own words as you explore what is in the mind and heart of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781424553082
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

DR. JEFF BOGUE is a pastor whose passion is to help Jesus make sense to everyone. Jeff became a Christ follower when he was a junior in college and has been married to his soul mate, Heidi, for twenty-three years. His passion comes from his own experience of searching for the mind and heart of God, and being completely changed by what he discovered.
Jeff is a graduate of Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He’s had the privilege of sharing life with the people of Grace Church of Greater Akron, Ohio, for the past twenty-three years. Jeff loves his family and friends and is grateful he’s been able to take his life journey with such amazing people. Leading the church to love and serve the people around them energizes him.
Jeff and Heidi have six wonderful kids: five crazy boys and one “Sweet Baby” princess. Alongside their kids, they work to express God’s love all over the world. One of Jeff ’s greatest joys is serving together with his family. Wherever the Bogues go, they see not only a desperate need for the compassion and mercy of Christ to be expressed through meeting people’s physical needs, but also the hope of Christ’s message of salvation for the soul.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Passion behind the Head and Heart Series 16

Introduction: Who Doesn't Want to Go to Hell? 20

Chapter 1 Wrong Assumption #1: I Need to Work Harder to Make God Happy 30

Chapter 2 Wrong Assumption #2: All God Wants Me to Do Is Go to Church 46

Chapter 3 Wrong Assumption #3: God Will Never be Happy with Me 60

Chapter 4 Wrong Assumption #4: God is Waiting for me to Mess UP 74

Chapter 5 Wrong Assumption #5: Jesus is for Kids 88

Final Thoughts: Aha Moments 98

Acknowledgments 115

About the Author 117

About Grace Church 119

The Great Commandment Network 121

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