Lessons from the Letters: Living the Abundant Life

Lessons from the Letters: Living the Abundant Life


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Do you wonder if there is more to life than just going through the daily motions and routines? Do you long for a life that is deeper, more fulfilling, more meaningful? What if you discovered letters that promise to bless you if you read them? What if you found writings that reveal the way to your most abundant life? Would you take the time to read and to study them? Lessons from the Letters: Living the Abundant Life invites the reader to explore ways to live a godly, spirit-filled life using principles outlined in the letters of Christ written to the churches of Revelation. This hope-inspired book combines modern anecdotal stories with Biblical truths to help the reader to find the message alive and relevant. The book inspires readers to examine their daily routine, their beliefs and value systems, and the tasks of life using precepts presented in these letters to seven churches found in the second and third chapters of the book of Revelation in the Bible. Jesus Christ wrote these letters, through the pen of the apostle John, to actual congregations located in Asia Minor, an area on the western edge of modern-day Turkey.Although penned centuries ago, the words of advice and counsel in the letters prove to be as relevant to readers today as they were to the believers in the first century. Lessons from the Letters: Living the Abundant Life takes the reader on a journey to explore these ancient cities to comprehend and capture the true meaning of the passages. This cultural knowledge gives greater depth and meaning to the words and illustrations. The book employs thought-provoking modern stories to engage the reader further to comprehend and apply the Biblical principles to their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543985481
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/29/2019
Series: Lessons from the Letters , #1
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 319,332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leigh W. Young has a passion for the Word of God and an ability to help the reader find scripture understandable and relevant. She brings the Bible to life as she weaves stories and scripture together to point the way to the abundant life. Leigh graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and Political Science. She is an entrepreneur who lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She and her husband of thirty-five years have three daughters, three grandchildren, and three granddogs.Dr. Rob Blackburn has been the Senior Pastor for twenty years at Central United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College where he played soccer for four years. Dr. Blackburn entered the ministry serving a pastorate at First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida before transferring to the mountains to take a church in the Western North Carolina Conference. His passion for outdoor adventure ministry led him to co-found Wilderness Trail Ministries, which hosts over 800 people per year. He and his wife, Sarah, live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with their three children and twelve grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Overview 5

Living the Abundant Life 7

The Loveless Church in the Opulent City: Ephesus 20

The Suffering Church in the Superlative City: Smyrna 79

The Loyal Church in the Evil City: Pergamum 119

The Persevering Church in the Ordinary City: Thyatira 164

The Dead Church in the Golden City: Sardis 194

The Faithful Church in the Immoral City: Philadelphia 237

The Self-Sufficient Church in the Self-Reliant City: Laodicea 273

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