Following Jesus: The Essentials of Christian Discipleship

Joy and fruitfulness in faith do not depend on flashes of genius but on getting the basics right most of the time. They also provide a refresher course in what it means to be a disciple for those who have been following Jesus for many years. The chapters have been written to help new followers of Jesus lay solid foundations for a healthy and rich Christian life.

Following jesus focuses attention on the basics of christian discipleship, the church, suffering, and covers the following vitally important themes: faith, loving others, evangelism, guidance, growth in grace, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, prayer, work, stewardship, parenting children, holiness, and perseverance.


Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life

In clear and logical chapters that are rooted in the reality of the Christian life, the author, who has had long experience in pastoral ministry and seminary teaching, seeks to show what Christian maturity is, and how it is to be obtained. It was the apostle paul's desire to present those to whom he ministered 'mature in Christ' for such a maturity would lead to stable, and healthy, servant-hearted Christians, fruit-bearing churches.

What are the most important lessons the new testament has to teach us about being a Christian? Sinclair Ferguson shows that a deep-seated concern of the writers of the New Testament was to see Christians grow to spiritual maturity and if that was the concern of the first believers, then it should be our concern too.

. All those who desire to live useful, mature, and consistent Christian lives will gain much wisdom from reading and reflecting upon the contents of this book.

The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel

What to do when they say they’re christian but don’t know Jesus Whether it’s the Christmas and Easter Christians or the faithful church attenders whose hearts are cold toward the Lord, we’ve all encountered cultural Christians. They’d check the christian box on a survey, they’re fine with church, but the truth is, they’re far from God.

This practical guide will: show you how to recognize cultural christianityteach you how to overcome the barriers that get in the waygive you easy-to-understand advice about VBS, reaching “good people, ” and more!If you’ve ever felt stuck or unsure how to minister to someone who identifies as Christian but still needs Jesus, holiday services, this book is for you.

 . So how do we bring jesus to this overlooked mission field?The Unsaved Christian equips you to confront cultural Christianity with honesty, and grace, compassion, whether you’re doing it from the pulpit or the pews.

The Pursuit of Holiness

This new edition replaces both the pursuit of holiness isbn 9781576839324 and the study guide ISBN 9781576839881 by combining both resources into one volume!“Be holy, for I am holy, ” commands God. In the pursuit of holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do―and what we should take responsibility for ourselves.

But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. As you deepen your relationship with God, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, learn more about His character, your spiritual growth will mature.

The included study guide contains 12 lessons. The pursuit of Holiness.

Repeat the Sounding Joy: A daily Advent devotional on Luke 1-2

Celebrate afresh the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah in history, and learn what it means to wait for him with joyful expectation today. In this advent journey through luke 1–2, Christopher Ash brings these familiar passages to life with fresh insight, colour and depth. Each day's reading includes a short reflection, a carol, and space to journal, a prayer, helping you to treasure the Lord Jesus in your heart in the hectic run-up to Christmas.

The pursuit of Holiness. As you soak up the scriptures, you'll experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand, from Mary and Elizabeth to the Shepherds and Simeon.

Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures For Approaching God's Word

And yet, the bible is where God reveals his loving character and incredible plan of redemption. That's what smethurst provides in this unique "prelude" to opening your Bible. We're not biblical experts—though we may have started enough reading plans to be really familiar with Genesis. For without the right heart postures, we're not yet ready to start reading.

In a practical and engaging manner, matt smethurst—managing editor of The Gospel Coalition—presents nine heart postures that will prepare you to unpack all that's awaiting you in God's Word. Although there are many great resources on how to read and study Scripture, hardly any focus exclusively on how to approach it in the first place.

We know the bible is important, but many of us struggle with it. If we're honest, confuses us, the Bible often intimidates us, and reading it doesn't always thrill us. The pursuit of Holiness.

Baptism: Answers to Common Questions

Since baptism is a central part of life in the church, why has it been controversial and divisive among so many Christians?In Baptism: Answers to Common Questions, Dr. Richard helps us think through what the Bible teaches about baptism and encourages us to deal graciously with our brothers and sisters in Christ even when we disagree.

Richard tackles the key questions people have about baptism: What does it mean? Is it necessary for salvation? Who should be baptized, and how should we baptize them? As he searches the Scriptures, Dr. When jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations, the Son, He instructed them to baptize those disciples in the name of the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

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How the Bible Can Change Your Life: Answers to the Ten Most Common Questions about the Bible

And yet many christians and churches don’t actually open their Bibles. Christians are Bible people. Josh moody asks the question: why should i read the bible?   following on from how church can change your life, moody tackles the next great challenge for contemporary christians: faith in and practice of the Bible, answering 10 of the most common questions about the Bible: Is the Bible True? Is the Bible Relevant? Is the Bible Interesting? Is the Bible Authoritative? How Do You Read the Bible? When Do You Read the Bible? Does it Matter if We Use the Bible in Church? Does the Bible Make You Stupid? Does the Bible Prevent a Tolerant Society? The pursuit of Holiness.

We believe that God speaks to us through His inspired Word.

A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love

Here is a valuable tool to preach the gospel to yourself daily to strengthen your faith and define what you believe and why. The pursuit of Holiness. God did not give us His gospel just so we could embrace it and be converted. He offers it to us every day as a gift that keeps on giving us everything we need for life and godliness.


Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

The pursuit of Holiness. Deyoung brings an event from four hundred years ago right back into the present needs of the church and of theology. Herman selderhuis, relished, refo500grace is too precious a doctrine to settle for Vague GeneralitiesGrace―a doctrine central to the gospel―ought to be clearly defined so it can be celebrated,  Professor of Church History, Theological University Apeldoorn; Director, and consistently defended.

In this book, kevin deyoung leads us back to the Canons of Dort, a seventeenth-century document originally written to precisely and faithfully define this precious doctrine. The canons of dort stand as a faithful witness to the precise nature of God’s supernatural, redeeming, sovereign, resurrecting grace―when so many people settle for vague generalities that water down the truth.

In three concise sections―covering history, theology, the five important doctrines that they explain, and practical application― DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, and Dort’s place in the Christian faith today.

Mere Calvinism

What do you know about calvinism?there are so many misconceptions about Calvinism that it is safe to say that even most Christians do not truly know what it teaches. You may have grown up in a Reformed church, or you may have heard about Calvinism mostly in arguments. Learn why the teachings of calvinism not only matter, but can renew your trust and hope in the gospel! The pursuit of Holiness.

Either way, and very positive, it may surprise you to know that this belief has huge, implications for a believer's daily life!Jim Orrick clears up misinformation about Calvinism and explains its basic yet profound ideas and teachings—using the Bible as the basis for everything he says. Making use of relatable life illustrations, as well as an engaging, explores each of the five points that summarize its positions, and friendly style, clear, he sets out the basics of what Calvinism teaches, and addresses rebuttals and misunderstandings.