When God Reigns: A Study in the Parables of Jesus
Stories have an inexplicable power. They can cut through positions, prejudices, and paradigms to reach the human heart. Logic has its power, but in today's world, stories are the trump card.
Jesus was the Master Storyteller. His parables live on today as the standard for all other stories. He placed a high value on parables as a teaching tool. They draw you into His heart, reveal God's heart, and expose the true quality of your own heart.
God's reign is moving toward its ultimate fulfillment. The parables of Jesus define His kingdom, reveal His methods, and prepare our hearts. Dr. C. Michael Moss gives expert background and insight into forty-two parables of Jesus recorded in the Gospel accounts.
"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear" (Mark 4:23)
A minister for more than forty years, C. Michael Moss currently serves as the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, WV. A professor of Bible and Greek, he taught at Lipscomb University for over twenty-three years, serving there as the Associate Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry and the Director of the Hazelip School of Theology. He has spoken at lectureships and conducted seminars throughout the US and the world.
Dr. Moss is the author of numerous book reviews, articles, and WEB courses. He has also written Lord, Sometimes I Don't Feel Saved and The Secret of Joy (21st Century Christian) and 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus as a part of the College Press New International Commentary series.
He holds degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Harding Graduate School of Theology, and David Lipscomb College. He and his wife, Virginia, have three daughters and eleven (soon to be twelve) grandchildren.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. When God Reigns
Chapter 2. A Test Case
Chapter 3. Why Parables? To Confuse or to Make Clear?
Chapter 4. When God Reigns, I'll Know and Appreciate His Grace
Chapter 5. God's Invitation to Join in His Reign
Chapter 6. When God Reigns, There Will Be Joy
Chapter 7. When God Reigns, I'll Care About Others
Chapter 8. When God Reigns. . .My Money and My Things
Chapter 9. When God Reigns. . .My Talents and My Opportunities
Chapter 10. When God Reigns, His People Will Pray
Chapter 11. What It Means to Be a Disciple of the Kingdom
Chapter 12. When God Reigns, More Will Come to Him
Chapter 13. God's Reign and Judgment
Index of Parables
Index of Scriptures
Index of Key Words
by Dr. C. Michael Moss
Publisher: 21st Century Christian
Size: 6 x 9