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Bible Studies

How to become a Christian

Many people want to become Christians but do not know how. There is no need to undergo long periods of training. Neither is there a need to go to classes. Neither do you have to learn a lot of detail by heart. All of these can be a help, but you can become a Christian by four simple steps.

The Minor Characters about the Cross

Every preacher has preached about the major characters involved in the death of Jesus. Over the years I have preached on Peter and John, Herod and Pilate and so on. But I have never heard of anyone doing a study on the minor characters about the Cross. But in the Gospels we find many minor characters about the Cross, whose stories repay careful Bible study, especially in the light of recent archaeological discoveries. Why was a man carrying a water-pot in the middle of the day? Some secret signal to the disciples? Why did the young man run through the garden at mid-night naked? Why the special mention of the soldier Peter wounded? What did the servant girl see in the courtyard of the High Priest? Who was the African stopped while Jesus was going to the Cross? What did the Roman see at the foot of the Cross? Who was carrying the species and why on Sunday morning?

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Prayer

The Practice of Spiritual Breathing.

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The Gifts of the Spirit

A study of the Person, work, gift and gifts of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian.

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When Facing Death

A Practical Guide to Grief

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Discovering Jesus

Who was Jesus and what is the significance of his life for us today? What did he teach about God – and especially about himself? What miracles did he perform and did they really happen? Why was he executed and did he rise from the dead?

Jesus the man still fascinates people today. But in many ways he is an enigma – someone we know from history, but don’t really understand. Even to visit the land of his birth does not tell us what we really want to know: What was his purpose in life? How did he set about fulfilling it? Who was he?

This book cuts through various church traditions and goes back to firsthand sources: the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus, based on the testimony of people who were his actual companions; other historical and archeological evidence from first century Israel; contemporary theological and biblical study that throws light on the search for… the real Jesus.

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Discovering Paul

“A full understanding of another person requires sympathetic awareness of his life and circumstances. Gordon Moyes provides us with a whole series of ways into the world and mind of Paul,” writes Professor Edwin Judge in the Introduction.

Striking photographs from the author’s extensive travels in the lands of Paul, a knowledge at his fingertips of the first century writings and a ‘feel’ for Paul based on his experience as a minister and evangelist give Gordon Moyes a number of windows into Paul’s life.

What emerges is more than a journey through the mists of time: we are pointed towards the person that Paul served. Paul would surely have approved. It was what his life was all about!

This book is a sequel to the author’s Discovering Jesus and accompanies a twelve-part documentary video series on Paul’s life filmed in more than one hundred locations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

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St Paul and the Olympics

The New Testament carries many allusions to competing in the Games. There were many Greek Games held throughout the world of the New Testament. While the Jews did not glorify the human body in its beauty and fitness, as did the Greeks, foreign-born rulers of Israel (such as Herod the Great and Pilate) built stadiums for competitions (horse racing, wrestling, running, throwing, weightlifting and so on) in the area we knew as Palestine.

As St Paul travelled the world he saw many of the stadiums in famous places like Ephesus and Olympia in Greece, and often made allusions to the games. In this series of Bible studies, suitable for private reading or home Bible study groups, Dr Moyes brings the insights of a Bible student, his experience as an athlete, as the first Australian Chaplain to the Olympics, in making films on the sites of the Games in the ancient world and his life long interest in Greek and Roman language, history and culture.

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Discovering the Young Church

Has life got purpose? How should we live it? What can we look forward to? These questions are so topical today as they were for humankind in the late first century. Then, as now, people turned to those who had been with Jesus — Peter, James, John and others — to interpret his message of life for their own time, place and circumstance.

Gordon Moyes’ intimate acquaintance with the lands of the eastern Mediterranean has enabled him, by word and picture, to bridge the gap between us and the first century. Anchoring us firmly in the experience of the first century church, he brings to life our common ties with those early Christians and the striking relevance of their writing for today.

Discovering the Young Church follows the author’s earlier Discovering Jesus and Discovering Paul and accompanies a twelve-part documentary series on the early church filmed in a hundred locations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

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Successfully Living in Our City

For over twenty years I have lectured students completing postgraduate degrees in Urban Ministry. Some years ago Emmanuel School of Religion TN, USA appointed me Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries specializing in Urban Mission. My students are now ministering in great cities all over the world.

I have visited every village, town and city mentioned in the New Testament in a dozen different countries of the Middle East. I studied what happened there, and what is of significance to our faith because of what happened there. I will describe each centre, its history and involvement with early Christianity, and what insight we can gain for successful living in the city today.

This will be an interesting, Biblically sound, and archaeologically up-to-date series of studies. Why not get a group together to study the scriptures, and print off the free study each week from my website?

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The Top Ten Miracles of Jesus

Dr Moyes will present a new series of Bible studies. People love to consider lists such as top ten hits, top ten films, top ten DVDs, top ten sporting moments and so on. Dr Moyes will prepare a new series of Bible studies which will include: The Top 10 Miracles of Jesus, The Top 10 Parables of Jesus, The Top 10 Teachings of Jesus, and The Top 10 Encounters of Jesus.

There will be one Bible study each week starting with the top ten miracles. So why not gather a group of people in your home, print off the FREE studies each week and discuss them together? Nothing helps us more than to know more about the life and way of Jesus.

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Top Ten Advent Bible Stories

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4. When God joined the human race

Improving Family Life

This series of studies looks at issues facing families in Australia today. Each one includes up to date statistics, insights from sociology, the Institute of Family Studies research, Biblical insights, and positive suggestions for families seeking to improve their family life. Make a point of following each one each week to improve your Family Life.

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All the Names of Jesus

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The Legacy of Abraham

1. An Obedient Faith
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