Item description for Encounter!: RECEIVE CHRIST'S FREEDOM by Joel T. Comiskey...
Overview Jesus said "you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32). More and more need this freedom. People are increasingly bound by bitterness, chemical addictions, and other strongholds. Encounter! Receive Christ's Freedom reveals how to be set free through Jesus Christ. This book begins by teaching how forgiveness is the only way to overcome hurt and resentment. It then instructs on how both forgive and receive forgiveness. Encounter! then guides the believer to receive inner healing, freedom from occult bondage, curses, and other debilitating strongholds. This book not only helps to remove sin hindrances, but it also shows the believer how to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit and then to walk in the Spirit. This is a perfect book to give to a believer who needs Christian victory. This book can be used both in a group setting (e.g., Sunday school) and/or one-on-one.
Publishers Description Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32). More and more need this freedom. People are increasingly bound by bitterness, chemical addictions, and other strongholds. Encounter: Receive Christ's Freedom reveals how to be set free through Jesus Christ. This book begins by teaching how forgiveness is the only way to overcome hurt and resentment. It then instructs on how both forgive and receive forgiveness. Encounter then guides the believer to receive inner healing, freedom from occult bondage, curses, and other debilitating strongholds. This book not only helps to remove sin hindrances, but it also shows the believer how to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit and then to walk in the Spirit. This is a perfect book to give to a believer who needs Christian victory. This book can be used both in a group setting (e.g., Sunday school) and/or one-on-one. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Lesson 1: Encountering GodLesson 2: Receiving God's ForgivenessLesson 3: Forgiving OthersLesson 4: The Power of the Cross Over Sin and SatanLesson 5: The Power of the Cross to Heal Emotional WoundsLesson 6: The Power of the Cross Over StrongholdsLesson 7: The Power of the Cross Over Sickness and DeathLesson 8: Living in VictoryAppendix One: How to Coach Someone using this MaterialAppendix Two: Instructions on Leading an Encounter RetreatAppendix Three: Spiritual InventoryIndex
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Studio: CCS PUBLISHING
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.27 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher CCS PUBLISHING
ISBN 0975581929 ISBN13 9780975581926
Reviews - What do customers think about Encounter!: RECEIVE CHRIST'S FREEDOM?
Wow! What an incredible discipling and training tool for the Church May 27, 2007
Joel Comiskey's five book equipping series (Live, Encounter, Grow, Share and Lead) is an unprecedented work in Christendom, that is focused on discipling and training the Body of Christ.
This is a series that resembles a journey, and encompasses the spiritual stages of development from infancy as a new Christian, to the stage where an individual leads a small group.
I have read all of Dr. Comiskey's publications, and this series follows his trademark of crafting language that is understandable for all to read, while at the same time maintaining academic integrity. This is a rare characteristic for a person that has an earned Ph.D., but Joel possesses this ability. Joel models Jesus Christ in this gifting by being inclusive of the masses, while seeking not to exclude anyone.
The nuances from this series is relevant for the long-time believer as well, since much of the subject matter covered in this equipping series may not have been previously encountered by the believer in this level of depth. The reading of this material will generate an introspective look into your life and challenge you to raise the bar.
Joel has included segments in each chapter, which allows the reader to participate in the education enterprise. These segments are entitled: Remember It!, Memorize it!, Apply It!, Try It, and Do it! Following these suggestions will serve as positive reinforcement by exercising what you have read.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then the power-point presentations and teaching notes that accompany each book are an invaluable tool for training classes, small groups, cell-group leaders, and retreat seminars.
Most importantly this work is not just compiled research, theory, or the author's ideology. Many that have written about such topics, have done so from a "knowledge base only", but Joel Comiskey writes from a "practitioners" perspective. In other words, he has lived these principles out in real life by implementing them. Joel has utilized these principles around the world by writing, coaching, leading training seminars, university classes, and his own pastoral experience. He has found them to be tested, tried, and true. Now he wants you and I to be a beneficiary of these timeless insights.
I have taken Joel up on the proposition, and as a pastor of a new church plant in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area I have purchased the books, power-point presentations, and teaching notes, to disciple and train those that God will entrust to my care. I highly recommend Joel's equipping series for your consideration as well.
Michael A. Donaldson, Senior Pastor Washington Beltway Cell Church, Inc.
Get the whole series May 19, 2007
This series of books (Live, Encounter, Grow, Share, and Lead) are full of great information and have flexibility in the discipleship process. By going through all five, the participant is taken from a "new believer" to having the tools needed to become a cell leader, as well as a discipler of others! The books have the flexibility to be taught in the classroom setting as well as used within a one on one discipling program. In fact, in our church, we use them both ways: we've had classes from 8 participants to well over 100 go through the material within the classroom context; we also have new believers who are unable to make it to our Biblical Education time going through them with friends - both groups are growing incredibly through the process!
Joel has a great ability to focus on the main issues of discipleship without getting trapped into theological nuance, as well as to speak in a language that makes sense both to lifelong Christians and those who are seeking or have just recently come to faith. He does all of this while not being "cheesy"; an issue that many other discipleship tools fall into. He presents material with a great blend of appropriate and illustrative examples with a focus on the Word as the basis for growth.
Taken in order and used as a complete series, these books provide an incredible foundation for life and ministry. We are commanded to "go and make disciples of all nations" - these are tools that will certainly aid in that calling!
A flexible and workable tool for discipleship! May 8, 2007
Finally, I have found a tool that will help me and my church institute a plan for bringing everyone to maturity in Christ! The five book equipping series written by Joel Comiskey provides a useable set of steps that will help a person grow from little or no knowledge of Christianity to being fully equipped for leadership. The books may be used in a classroom setting, a seminar format or, as we are using them, one-on-one coaching/mentoring with other members of the church. From basics to more advanced topics, the books help a person understand how to grow. Using the books with one another helps each person to assist others in their growth as well. I have used and investigated many discipleship training materials and methods. I can honestly say that I have never come across one that will actually produce disciples who make disciples better than this series of books! I'm convinced, and people are growing!
The series of books, Live, Encounter, Grow, Share and Lead, used as a 5 step process of training a follower of Christ, have my highest recommendation!
Great Book - Great Series for a Strong Foundation in Christ Apr 27, 2007
I really love this 5 Book equipping series by Joel Comiskey. I am currently mentoring a new believer using the "Encounter" book as well as someone who has been a believer for a long time. This book gives the tools for a strong foundation in Christ and helps people find the freedom God has designed them for. We have as a church decided to use these books as our equipping process that we want all believers to go through on their way to maturity and cell/ small group leadership. I hear nothing but good about this book and the fact that it is easy to understand and is filled with illustrations that anyone can relate to. I have looked at many discipleship materials over the last 25 years and I really love the simplicity and usability of this resource. I highly recommend the 5 books in this series. Live; Encounter; Grow; Share and Lead.