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By Dewayne Shappley, evangelist

 

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Article and tract formats

 

The Ideal Church, according to God

EThis photograph of a man reading the Bible in a rural setting of a green field illustrates the subject The Ideal Church, According to God, in editoriallapaz.org.

The Ideal Church, according to God. ARTICLE. Conceived by God. Established by Christ. Organized by the Holy Spirit. Made a reality by the apostles. Do you know that church? The one Christ loves so much that he gave himself for it, sanctifying it, and glorifying his Father through it? Twelve divine attributes of the ideal church presented concisely, with dozens of supporting Bible references. Six photographs and graphics. This subject is available to print as a tract. Two fold; six pages, with graphics. Print your own or requests copies.

The Ideal Church, according to God. PDF of this subject in tract format. Two folds; six pages, on letter size paper.

The Ideal Church, according to God. JPEG. An image of side A and another of side B of the format to print this subject as a tract.

 

This subject available in SPANISH as an Article, in PDF and in JPEG images

 

 


 

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Beyond Your Suffering…

 

This photograph of a woman whose faith shows pain, anguish or perhaps fear illustrates the subject Beyond Your Suffering… in editoriallapaz.org.

 

Beyond Your SufferingARTICLE. God did not heal the apostle Paul, nor the evangelist Timothy, of their perennial physical illnesses. No present-day Christian is superior to those illustrious workers in the Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, great multitudes of believers today are convinced they have the undeniable right to be miraculously healed. Their intense preoccupation with physical healing is a symptom of emotional-spiritual ills dangerous to the soul and spirit. This concise article highlights factors of much, much greater importance.

Beyond Your Suffering… PDF of this subject in tract format. Three folds; six pages, on letter size paper.

 

This subject available in SPANISH as an Article, in PDF and in JPEG images

 

 


 

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Alarming, Vivid and Indelible Impressions
Registered by the Human Mind

 

In this marvelous graphic, a human being coming up a narrow road draws near a great Portal of Time between the earthly and the celestial, an illustration for the subject Alarming, Vivid and Indelible Impressions Registered on the Human Mind.

 

Alarming, Vivid and Unforgettable Impressions Registered by the Mind. ARTICLE. What has been, for you, the most impressive, traumatic or unforgettable impression of your life to the present time? Negative or positive. Some examples given. Snapshots the mind takes of events or circumstances that make an indelible impression and its power to remember almost every detail, remembering them with astonishing accuracy even after decades. A tremendous impression still awaiting you: Leaving the material-carnal Dimension and going through the Door of Time to the fully spiritual Dimension! Who are seen first? Angels! The testimony of Jesus Christ in His story of the rich man and Lazarus. Concise analysis and applications. Smiles and congratulations on the way to Paradise! But, not for the rich man. Five images illustrate this subject.

 

Alarming, Vivid and Indelible Impressions Registered by the Human Mind. PDF of this subject in tract format. Three folds; six pages, on letter size paper.

 

This subject available in SPANISH as an Article, in PDF and in JPEG images

 

 


 

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“On this rock I will build my church”

We invite you to learn about the church Christ built.

Este masivo promontorio de roca maciza que se yergue entre neblinas y nubes ilustra el tema Sobre esta roca edificaré mi iglesia, documento en editoriallapaz que enfoca la iglesia de Cristo tal cual presentada por Jesucristo y sus apóstoles en el Nuevo Testamento.

Este masivo promontorio de roca maciza que se yergue entre neblinas y nubes representa las verdades sólidas sobre las que Jesucristo edificó su iglesia, particularmente, la masiva roca maciza de su propia divinidad. La iglesia es edificada "sobre el fundamento de los apóstoles y profetas, siendo la principal piedra del ángulo Jesucristo mismo(Efesios 2:20).

 

“On this rock I will build my church.” We invite you to learn about the church Christ built.

ARTICLE. The oldest. The original. The one which received apostolic instruction, and is under the “new covenant” of Christ. Are you concerned, confused or discouraged because of so many churches different in doctrine and practice? The fault is not that of Christ! He built only one church and gave it only one gospel. Do you agree? Do you know that church exist today? Impossible? By no means! The complete, divine model is in the Bible. Following it carefully, competent spiritual architects can reproduce it in any time or place of the Christian Age. A biblical name. An infallible creed. How we worship the “only true and living God.” How we pray to God. We sing, without playing musical instruments. How we finance our works. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. How we are organized. How to be added to the church of Jesus Christ.

 

"On this rock I will build my church." PDF of this subject in tract format. Three folds; six pages, on legal size paper.

 

This subject available in SPANISH as an Article, in PDF and in JPEG images

 


 

PowerPoint

 

Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay!

Analysis of Ephesians 5:1-14.

Ten slides prepared in PowerPoint

 

This image of a man who is reading by the white light of a bulb suspended in space in the midst of darkness all around him illustrates the sermon-study: Children of light, let us keep the darkness at bay!

Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay! Analysis of Ephesians 5:1-14. Ten slides prepared in PowerPoint. Standard size slides (4:3). For a sermon, conference or classes. God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and the divine Word are all light. Born of them, true Christians are children of light. Made up of them, the church true to the Lord is also to be light in the darkness of incredulity and immorality in the world. The church represented as a fantastic Spiritual Space Ship of Light. Its occupants to take care their Ship does not slip from its orbit in celestial places, falling into darkness. Shameful things of darkness not even to be mentioned among the children of light. These things identified as fornication, uncleanness, filthiness, covetousness, course jesting and foolish talking. These things defined. Shameful to speak of them, but multitudes do, even with shameless pride. Because of such things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Preachers, teachers and all Christians to surround themselves with the Protective Crystal Sphere of an Incorruptible Faith as they move among the children of disobedience with the purpose of lighting up minds and souls filled with darkness. Messages from the Owners of the Spiritual Space Ship for those in darkness. Transported from the power of darkness to the Kingdom of light. All these teachings illustrated with impressive graphics.

 

This subject “Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay!” in SPANISH

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PowerPoint

 

Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay!

Analysis of Ephesians 5:1-14.

Ten slides prepared in PowerPoint

 

WIDESCREEN size (16:9 ratio)

This image of a solitary person standing close to a source of light, while shadows and darkness are all around him, illustrates the subject Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay.

Widescreen size (16:9 ratio) for Children of Light, Let Us Keep the Darkness at Bay

 

 


 

PowerPoint

 

God’s Mighty One Versus the Plurals of the Religious and Secular

También disponible en español en tres formatos distintos

 

God’s Mighty One Versus the Plurals of the Religious and Secular. Analysis and application to the present time of Ephesians 4:1-6 and 13-14. Eight images (slides) of multiple graphics and texts are used to present this study which focuses on the unity God desires for Christians. The false unity of not a few who profess to follow Christ is also viewed under the magnifying glass of divine truth. The “bond of unity” of the Holy Spirit is contrasted with the bond of tolerance practically without limits, as well as that of religious ecumenism. Winds of doctrines filled with “cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” press very strongly against the One of God, even knocking it over and burying it in the shifting sands of ingeniously disguised errors. God’s mathematics are often altered by theologians and pastors who subtract from His teaching, add, multiply or divide. God’s One is not very popular. On the other hand, the Plurals of the religious and secular who do not stand with God´s One are very popular. The duty of every competent minister of the New Testament is to stand God’s One up tall in the pulpit and maintain it upright.

 

Este mensaje en español, en los formatos de video, imágenes en PowerPoint y PDF

 


 

PowerPoint

 

The young Jesus Christ in Jerusalem at twelve years of age. His return to Nazareth via Jericho.

Great numbers of Israelites and proselytes from all over the Roman Empire streaming into Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover. Flavius Josephus says up to three million. “Every year” Joseph, Mary and their family went up from Nazareth to Jerusalem for the same purpose, the young Jesus making the trip with them.

Great numbers of Israelites and proselytes from all over the Roman Empire streaming into Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover. Flavius Josephus says up to three million. “Every year” Joseph, Mary and their family went up from Nazareth to Jerusalem for the same purpose, the young Jesus making the trip with them (Luke 2:41-42).

The young Jesus in Jerusalem at twelve years of age. Return to Nazareth via Jericho. Lesson 1 of the series: The family-social-secular-religious world of Jesus of Nazareth: from twelve to thirty years of age. This series of four lessons was prepared for a class of students twelve to eighteen years old. Moral and spiritual lessons. Plus some history, culture, geography and archaeology. To broaden the mind, sharpen perceptions and strengthen the spirit. Fifteen slides in PDF via a Carousel of the images.

 

This same material in Spanish.

 

 


 

Notes for the Teacher

On the road with the young Jesus of Nazareth! Well, let us say the young man on the right represents the young Jesus when he was about twelve. Luke records that Joseph, Mary and the family went “every year” to Jerusalem for the Passover. “…every year” they would go and return, either by way of the Jordan River and Jericho or through the province of Samaria. Let us make a trip with them to see what the young Jesus saw, and experience what he did, so that we may more fully identify with him.

On the road with the young Jesus of Nazareth! Well, let us say the young man on the right represents the young Jesus when he was about twelve. Luke records that Joseph, Mary and the family went “every year” to Jerusalem for the Passover. “…every year” they would go and return, either by way of the Jordan River and Jericho or through the province of Samaria. Let us make a trip with them to see what the young Jesus saw, and experience what he did, so that we may more fully identify with him.

The young Jesus in Jerusalem at twelve years of age. Return to Nazareth via Jericho. Lesson 1 of the series: The family-social-secular-religious world of Jesus of Nazareth: from twelve to thirty years of age. NOTES for the TEACHER. This Page contains the same fifteen images as those in the PDF Carousel, but in the smaller  size of 400 x 300 pixels. Additional information, sample questions, suggestions, etcetera, follow each image.

 

These same NOTES in Spanish.

 

 


 

PowerPoint

 

Lesson 2

The young Jesus Christ in Jerusalem at twelve years of age. His return to Nazareth via SAMARIA.

Ruins of the Roman style amphitheater in Samaria, with hills of Samaria in the background illustrate The young Jesus in Jerusalem at twelve years of age: His return to Nazareth via Samaria, Lesson 2 of the four-lesson series The young Jesus: His family-social-secular-religious world from twelve to thirty years of age.

Ruins of the Roman style amphitheater in Samaria, with hills of Samaria in the background. Would the young Jesus of Nazareth have seen this theater on some of his trips to and from Jerusalem? Trips he made every year with his family and others from Galilee, according to the gospel of Luke.

The young Jesus Christ in Jerusalem: His return to Nazareth via Samaria. Lesson 2 of the series They young Jesus Christ: His family-social-secular-religious world from twelve to thirty years of age. Thirteen images (slides) illustrate this lesson. Available in PDF via a Carousel of the images. From the temple through narrow streets to the Cardo Maximus –Main Street- of Jerusalem, a wide, paved, Roman style avenue lined on both sides with columns and shops. Along that Main Street to the Damascus Gate in the north, then through northern Judea and the province of Samaria, on the way to Nazareth. Sites of the city of Samaria (Sebaste) in the first century. Tell of Dothan, then into Galilee. What did the young Jesus see? How did he relate to the people he saw or met? What questions would he have asked?

 


 

Notes for the Teacher

Ruins of ancient Samaria

Ruins of ancient Samaria

The young Jesus Christ in Jerusalem: His return to Nazareth via Samaria. Lesson 2. NOTES for the TEACHER. This Page contains the same thirteen images as those in the PDF Carousel for Lesson 2, but in the smaller  size of 400 x 300 pixels. Additional information, sample questions, suggestions, etcetera, follow each image.

 


 

Catastrophism

End of the World, Rapture, Wrath of God, Final Judgment

Four Examples Published by National Geographic online, on the occasion of Harold Camping’s prediction for May 21, 2011

 

 

The Hale-Bopp comet over Stonehenge. www.nationalgeographic.com

Catastrophism -End of the World, Rapture, Wrath of God, Final Judgment. Four examples published by National Geographiconline, on the occasion of Harold Camping's prediction about May 21, 2011. Subtle Insinuations that all Christians are more or less like Camping and his followers. The huge injustice of lumping all Christians into one category and judging them by the most scatter brained, infantile and hypocritical. "Our commentary" follows each of the examples. "Hale-Boppalypse" -Tragedy in Los Angeles associated with the appearance of the Hale-Bogg comet in 1997. "Man-made Black Hole" -Some scientists feared The Large Hadron Collider might produce one that would consume the Earth.  "1666: Judgment by Fire" -The Great London Fire. The number 666 and the wrath of God. "Planetary Alignments: Doomsday Omens" -The conjunction of various planets, the sun and the moon in the year 2000. Predictions of disastrous effects on the Earth.  May 31, 2011. The original version of this study was in Spanish.

Catastrofismo -Fin del mundo, Rapto, Ira de Dios, Juicio Final.

 

 


 

Bible class resource in English

EPHESIANS 1:1-3.

Studies to edify, motivate, inspire and amaze.

Learning to be a Christian “unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

Graphic 1 of the Grammatical Schematic of the declaration of 173 words found in Ephesians 1:3-10, for Lesson 1 of the series on Ephesians: studies to edify, motivate, inspire and amaze.

Studies to edify, motivate, inspire and amaze. Learning to be a Christian “unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). “…all spiritual blessings” are “in heavenly places.

A Grammatical Schematic of the 173 words of Ephesians 1-3-10, using four images composed of the textual elements of the passage, plus graphics.

DIVINE PREDESTINATION: “…he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.” “…he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” “…that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth.”

Questions, exercises and tasks for the student.

Guide for the teacher.

 


 

Data on the use of our Internet sites and production of literature in Spanish and English, links to Reports beginning in 2008 to the present.

www.apologeticspress.org Much material on many, many Bible subjects. Special emphasis on the defense of the existence of God and the inspiration of the Bible.

World directory of churches of Christ  www.churchofchrist.cc

Churches of Christ in the United States   www. www.21stcc.com/ccusa/

 

  

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