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J. Ellsworth Kalas

J. Ellsworth Kalas is the former president and a current professor of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He served as pastor for many years in the Wisconsin and Ohio Conferences of the United Methodist Church and has published more than thirty-five books, including Grace in a Tree Stump: Old Testament Stories of God's Love, published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
"Figures in the New Testament Study Pack" consists of six one-session studies by author Ellsworth Kalas. Leader's Guides are prepared for each session by author Martha Bettis-Gee.The characters include: Peter; Mary and Martha; James, Brother of Jesus...
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Grace in a Tree Stump 
Old Testament Stories of God's Love
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
Christians often assume too sharp a distinction between the Old and New Testaments, argues preacher, author, and teacher J. Ellsworth Kalas. They are too quick to view the Old Testament as a strict book of laws and commandments and the New Testament ...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
The figure of James, the "brother" of Jesus, has been somewhat controversial in the history of the church. Both Catholics and early Protestants taught for centuries that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, remained a virgin throughout her life. So, what do we...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
Who hasn't heard of Lazarus? The story of Jesus raising him from the dead is one biblical story most never forget.Yet, besides being the brother of Mary and Martha and a seemingly important figure in the Bible, Lazarus never has a speaking part. Unli...
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Longing to Pray 
How the Psalms Teach Us to Talk with God
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
This book invites the reader to study with some ancient experts in prayer, the authors of the Book of Psalms.
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
It seems unfair to put Mary and Martha in one chapter when each is a strong enough personality to merit a study of her own. But their two stories are so intertwined that we can hardly mention one without mentioning the other; to tell the story of one...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
What can one say about a woman whose name is revered today by literally hundreds of millions of people all over the world? So revered, in fact, that many of these millions appeal to her name in prayer, believing that by affiliating themselves with he...
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Matthew 
Immersion Bible Studies
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion Bible Studies encourage simultaneous engagement both with the Word ...
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Men Worth Knowing 
Biblical Meditations for Daily Living
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
Author J. Ellsworth Kalas believes there is much we can learn about our own walk with God from the people in the Bible. In this inspiring book he gives us meditations about sixteen men from Scripture, some of them well known, others not even named. E...
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The Parables of Paul 
The Master of the Metaphor
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
For over 2,000 years, the church has looked to the apostle Paul and his letters in order to understand and follow the Christian life. Paul had his own compelling way of sharing Jesus' message with others, through the use of the metaphor--a brief, ima...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
Even people with no more than a passing interest in religion know that the persons who were most closely associated with Jesus were called the twelve apostles. Naming the twelve is another matter, however-with the possible exception of one man, Simon...
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The Pleasure of God 
Finding Grace in the Ordinary
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
How can anything be ordinary if we find the glory of God there? Whatever might be said of life's most thrilling or transformative moments, most of our time is spent in ordinary things. We spend a third of our lives sleeping. In our adult lives, perha...
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Preaching the Calendar 
Celebrating Holidays and Holy Days
By J. Ellsworth Kalas
Pastors face a perennial challenge in deciding how to treat special days in the calendar. For days marked in the church year, the challenge is how to speak a fresh word about a familiar theme or story. For days marked in the civil calendar, the chall...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee, J. Ellsworth Kalas
Shortly after Priscilla and her husband Aquila arrived in Corinth as refugees they began setting up their new life and business and were visited by a Jew from Tarsus, a fellow tentmaker named Paul.We don't know if Aquila and Priscilla were believers ...
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By J. Ellsworth Kalas, Carol A. Wehrheim
Do you remember the first time you heard the Lord's Prayer? Most of us not only can't remember when we first heard this prayer, we can't remember when we memorized it--because our memorizing was not a conscious effort; it was simply the process of he...
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