Come, Lord Jesus

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  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Bethany House

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Late in the fourteenth century, Thomas a Kempis joined a powerful spiritual movement sweeping Europe that was known as "The Brothers of the Common Life". While plagues devastated the population and turmoil tore apart the Church, the Holy Spirit moved across the continent among everyday people, bringing thousands together in small communities to recreate the communal life of the early believers. In this setting, Thomas lived a life of deep prayer, devotion, and service to God.It was the passion of his writing that galvanized the dramatic reform movement, all but saving the spiritual fire of Christianity in his own time. After the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is said to be the most widely read spiritual book of the world. It has helped countless believers to experience the living Spirit of Jesus Christ...like a living flame in the soul's depths.David Hazard has arranged the words and thoughts of Thomas a Kempis into a forty-day devotional to help you meet Jesus in the quiet sanctuary of your soul...and carry Him into the traffic and noise and challenge of today's world...with you and in you...so the world may hear the voice and know the graceful beauty of the living Lord.

Author Biography

Thomas + Kempis (c. 1379-1471) was a German mystic and ordained priest whose vibrant, personal encounters with Christ, as captured in his writings, have profoundly influenced philosophers, kings, religious leaders, and laypeople for centuries after his death.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
"Follow me...."p. 19
The Spirit and the Wordp. 23
Voice of Lovep. 27
Our "Center" in Godp. 31
The Upward Pathp. 35
"You can defeat Satan...."p. 39
Satan's Footholdp. 43
Evil's Antidotep. 47
Why?p. 51
Judgingp. 55
Useless Worksp. 59
The Snare of Pleasurep. 63
The Snare of Envyp. 67
The Snare of Unbeliefp. 71
Spiritual Armorp. 75
"You can defeat the flesh...."p. 79
Benefit of Adversityp. 83
Self-Reliancep. 87
Attachmentsp. 91
Vain Knowledgep. 95
Customs of Menp. 99
Resisting God's Wordp. 103
Reasonp. 107
Under Authorityp. 109
Strength of My Lifep. 113
"You can defeat the world...."p. 117
Worldly Desiresp. 121
Worldly Peoplep. 125
Worldly Wisdomp. 129
Trusting Peoplep. 133
The Faults of Othersp. 137
Dependence on "the World"p. 141
Habitsp. 145
God Directs All Thingsp. 149
A Little "Sweetness"p. 153
"Imitate Jesus...."p. 157
Await the Promisesp. 159
"My child, trust in me...."p. 163
Accept Me, Fatherp. 169
Journey's Endp. 171
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