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Mary Banks Faith Library
The Bible Teacher
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Hinderances to the Anointing - Study to be Approved
This enlightening book draws parallels between the zeal of ministers and Israel's example, stressing the importance of aligning one's zeal with God's knowledge and principles. Through a deep dive into 2 Timothy 2:15, the lesson highlights the vital keys: Study to seek God's approval and rightly divide the Word of truth. Learn how honest self-examination and unwavering commitment to God's Word can empower your ministry, ensuring you're spiritually equipped to bring God's power to any situation.
Discipleship vs Bible Study
Apostle Michael Thomas navigates the distinct realms of discipleship and Bible study for effective ministry in today's climate. Emphasizing the tailored nature of discipleship, Thomas draws from Jesus' example, guiding leaders to balance individual needs in discipleship and meticulous scripture exploration in Bible study. This concise guide challenges traditional ministry approaches, providing practical insights into fostering spiritual growth."
Pointers for Teaching
"Pointers for Teaching" by Michael Thomas offers practical guidance for ministers to enhance their teaching skills. The book emphasizes the importance of 'Focused Teaching' and the need to eliminate 'Fillers' in presentations. It also distinguishes between 'Teaching' and 'Preaching,' stressing the value of staying connected with the Holy Spirit and providing scriptural references. Embracing questions from the audience is encouraged. Whether you're an experienced minister or a new teacher, this book equips you to deliver impactful, concise, and biblically grounded teachings that resonate with your audience.
The Spirit of Prophecy
"The Spirit of Prophecy" explores the coveted yet often misunderstood gift of prophecy in the Body of Christ. It highlights the common misconceptions about prophecy, explaining that it involves both predicting future events and declaring the heart, mind, and will of God. The book offers various examples from scripture, demonstrating how prophecy can take on different forms and be conveyed through individuals who may not hold the title of prophet. Ultimately, it emphasizes that the gift of prophecy serves to convey divine inspiration and reveal God's intentions, providing clarity on this essential aspect of spiritual gifting in the church.
The Body of Christ II
"The Body of Christ 2" delves into the current state of the Body of Christ, where many are turning away from true faith and pursuing pseudo-Christianity. The book highlights the importance of living holy lives and being examples of Christ's teachings, even in the absence of deep revelations. It emphasizes that our citizenship is in heaven, challenging the focus on earthly desires, and reminds us of the promises of provision when we seek first the kingdom of God. This thought-provoking book encourages self-examination and deep consideration of our beliefs and eternal purpose as God's offspring.
The Body of Christ
"The Body of Christ" offers a profound exploration of salvation and the true gospel of Jesus Christ, challenging conventional teachings and revealing the depth of God's plan. It emphasizes the new and living way to God through Jesus, where believers become the Body of Christ, reconciled to the Father, and His holy habitation. This revelatory book liberates from sin consciousness and underscores the essence of serving as stewards of the flesh for Jesus' sake, guided by the Spirit within. A transformative journey into understanding one's role in the new creation through Christ's indwelling in the flesh.
The Elect Lady
"The Elect Lady" is a transformative guide tailored for women, helping them understand themselves from God's perspective. It emphasizes embracing their true identity as God's workmanship and offers insights on addressing spiritual deficiencies like improper focus, selfishness, and the temptation to compete. This book empowers women to reveal Christ to offenders, maintain Godly character, and embrace their purpose, reminding them that they are called to reflect God's love and grace in challenging situations.
The Character of Leadership: Corruption Breeds Corruption
"The Character of Leadership" by Mary Banks provides profound insights into the qualities necessary for effective leadership in guiding God's people. With a strong emphasis on integrity, purity, and sobriety, Banks challenges leaders to be living examples of the messages they preach, fostering trust and genuine influence. This book offers a thought-provoking guide for leaders striving to embody the essence of true leadership, based on love and authenticity.
The Good Shepherd
Uncover vital insights on maintaining trust in church leadership and fostering a spiritually enriching community. Prioritize your relationship with God and follow leaders who sincerely follow Christ for a harmonious church experience.
A Clash of Two Kingdoms
This insightful book explores the challenges spiritual leaders encounter when they react instead of responding to the Spirit's guidance. It stresses love, compassion, and righteousness in ministry, provides guidance on dealing with false teachings and division within the Church, and draws on biblical wisdom and real-life examples to underscore the significance of unity and discernment for spiritual leaders and seekers.
Wait on Ministry
"Wait on Ministry" by Mary Banks is a compelling exploration of the perils of disobedience to God and the consequences of imposing our own will upon our lives. In this enlightening book, Banks emphasizes the significance of patience in embracing God's guidance, steering readers away from the pitfalls of circumventing the Lord's intended discipline for our spiritual growth.
Lord Teach Us to Pray
"Lord Teach Us to Pray" by Mary Banks is a heartfelt journey into the power of genuine prayer. Mary shares a moment when she felt God's presence and heard His voice. She discovered that real prayer goes beyond words—it's about truly caring for others and longing for righteousness in the world. This book will inspire you to connect with God in a deep and meaningful way, no matter your age."
Hearing God II: How to Know the Will of God
In "Hearing God II: How to Know the Will of God," Mary Banks offers a clear and hopeful message for people of all ages. In a world filled with chaos and confusion, she shows us how to listen to God's guidance. With simple wisdom, she explains that even in tough times, we can find comfort and direction in God's voice. This book is a guide for anyone looking for God's wisdom in the storms of life.
Discerning of Spirits
If you discover moments when you are not walking in alignment with the Spirit of God, it's crucial to pause and discern why this is happening. The world is filled with false ministers, and without a commitment to righteousness, we can easily fall prey to their influence. In this study guide, we examine these ministers, scripturally referred to as seducing spirits, and gain insight into their tactics for leading the saints astray.
The Power of the Holy Ghost II
"The Power of the Holy Ghost II" by Mary Banks unveils a fundamental truth: knowing God is inseparable from the Holy Spirit. Without His presence within us, we can't fully grasp God's wisdom. This book shows how the Holy Spirit connects us to God, empowering us with knowledge, will, and emotional strength. Discover the Holy Spirit as the wellspring of life and the source of God's boundless power, and experience His grace in all its richness.
The Work of the Ministry
In "The Work of Ministry" by Mary Banks, you'll learn how people from different backgrounds come together in oneness in Christ by evangelism. This book simplifies the role of the five-fold ministry, showing how they help everyone find their unique purpose in God's plan.
Grace Revolution vs Grace Revelation
The book "Grace Revolution vs. Grace Revelation" explores the profound impact of grace on mankind. It delves into how grace is the power of God that transforms hearts, leading to a life of sinless perfection and deep holiness. Unlike the common grace revolution doctrine, it argues that the Spirit of Grace empowers individuals to overcome sin, aligning with Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection. Through theology and real-life examples, it presents the Spirit of Grace as the driving force for righteous living and unwavering love for God and humanity. A must-read for those seeking a deep understanding of transformative grace.
Virtual Pastor - A Stagnant Church - Study Notes
"Michael Thomas' 'Virtual Pastor - A Stagnant Church - Study Notes' delves into leadership issues hindering church growth. It highlights favoritism and entitlement as major obstacles, causing spiritual decay and unhealthy competition. Thomas stresses the need to measure spirituality by God's word, not seniority, for genuine growth. This lesson fosters thriving churches by removing favoritism and entitlement barriers."
Virtual Pastor - How to Teach Salvation - Study Notes
"Virtual Pastor: How to teach Salvation" by Michael Thomas is a transformative guide, dispelling ignorance and misconceptions to reveal the essence of salvation. It equips spiritual leaders with the tools to effectively minister salvation and nurture believers' growth. With clear teachings, it emphasizes that salvation is a lifelong journey marked by holiness and continuous fellowship with God. These study notes serve as a blueprint for a profound relationship with God, grounded in truth and understanding.
Equipped for Ministry: A Workbook for Women
Ministry is not just a vocation; it's a divine service ordained by God Himself. This book delves deep into the core of ministry, unveiling its true essence and significance. It reveals that ministry is God's purpose for your life on Earth, a path to selflessly fulfill His will.
Virtual Pastor - God's Standard for Ordinations - Lesson 4 - Study Notes
"Within the pages of 'Virtual Pastor - God's Standard for Ordinations - Lesson 4 - Study Notes' by Mary Banks, readers will gain a profound understanding of the vital importance of spiritual discernment in the selection of church leaders. This insightful lesson also serves as a compelling caution against presumptuous behaviors during the ordination process, offering essential wisdom for the spiritual journey ahead."
Stewards of the Mystery & A Word from the Lord on Identifying the Body of Christ
Michael Thomas' 'Stewards of the Mystery' is a transformative guide for leaders, enabling them to embrace their divine calling as Christ's ministers while safeguarding God's enigmatic wisdom. This book imparts wisdom on balancing service and preserving divine mysteries, equipping leaders for spiritual leadership and a deeper connection with the divine. It's a valuable resource for those seeking to lead with faith and reverence.
Leadership Discipleship - Stewardship
In this thought-provoking and insightful document, author Michael Thomas presents "Leadership Discipleship; Stewardship" - a compelling compilation of the transformative wisdom and profound insights shared by Apostle Dr. Mary Banks in a recent meeting on leadership. This engaging work is a must-read for individuals aspiring to lead with excellence and unwavering integrity.
Virtual Pastor - A Good Tree Bears Good Fruit - Lesson 2 - Study Notes
"Virtual Pastor - A Good Tree Bears Good Fruit - Lesson 2 - Study Notes" by Michael Thomas is an insightful guide to spiritual growth, rich in wisdom and practical advice. It draws from scripture, personal stories, and offers invaluable guidance for those on a spiritual journey. Whether you're a seasoned believer or a seeker, this book is an inspiring companion for a fulfilling, spiritually enriched life.
The Death, Burial & Resurrection of the Church
"Mary Banks' 'The Death, Burial & Resurrection of the Church' offers a profound journey through the divine tapestry of salvation, emphasizing that our redemption is God's design, not our merit. This exploration reveals the intricate nature of God's rescue plan and the role of conscience in recognizing the gospel's truth, promising enlightenment and inspiration through a thought-provoking revelation of God's boundless love and grace."
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