Over 500,000 copies in print! “Godliness has value for all things.” —1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV) How can you develop godly character? Bestselling author Jerry Bridges says that godliness is more than a character trait: “It is a foundational spiritual quality that makes the entire Christian life dynamic, effective, and pleasing to God.” Growing in godliness is a twofold process. It involves an ever-deepening devotion to God and developing character that is steadily transformed into His likeness. In The Practice of Godliness, the sequel to the popular book The Pursuit of Holiness, readers will learn how laying an inward foundation of God-centeredness will permit them to build an outward structure of godliness. Character formation will never be the same! Discussion guide included.
This all-in-one curriculum set includes The Practice of Godliness as well as a study guide. There are wide margins for taking notes, and at the end of each session you’ll find discussion questions that will help you explore how to let the Holy Spirit cultivate the fruit of Godâe(tm)s character traits in your life. This 12-week curriculum can be done on your own on in a small group.
In this landmark work, Dr. Michael K. Roussell examines the foundations of Christian theology. He illiminates the character of tradition in the midst of our ever-evolving faith. With illustrating why Christian theology is important, he shows how this discipline will help you grow into godliness. This Christian perspective on theology is skillfully written and extremely insightful. Few texts come close to blending the biblical idea with contemporary Christian theology. Dr. Roussell continues to work from the spiritual writers of the pas as well as reading from contemporary spiritual leaders to create a abase that is indispenable for those looking for a deeper and more balance Christian life.
This companion guide to Navigator author Jerry Bridges’ The Practice of Godliness will help you grow in your fear of, love for, and devotion to God—the three essentials to a godly life. Through timely discussion questions, you will learn how to take on God's character as you develop a relationship with God. Study the Bible to learn how to let the Holy Spirit cultivate the fruit of God’s character traits in your life.
A Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living. Salvation, that central concern of Protestant theology, is often too narrowly defined. It is thought of as “being saved from the consequences of sin.” But God is doing much more. He is making something new out of the old sinful nature. He is, in Christ, making new creatures.“No counseling system that is based on some other foundation can begin to offer what Christian counseling offers. . . . No matter what the problem is, no matter how greatly sin has abounded, the Christian counselor’s stance is struck by the far-more-abounding nature of the grace of Jesus Christ in redemption. What a difference this makes in counseling!”In this book the reader will gain an insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling. And the connection between solid theology and practical application will become compelling. This book is one-of-a-kind.
This work by Lewis Bayly, originally written and published in 1611, has been republished dozens of times. It was one of the most popular devotional manuals of the 17th century, or for that matter, of any age. This "manual" demonstrates how the Christian may walk in a manner worthy of the high calling Christ Jesus has called them to - holiness and PIETY. Bayly masterfully teaches the Christian how to live as a Christian, and to love God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength. At the same time, he exhorts the unconverted to look upon Jesus Christ, the One that ought to be their great INTEREST. Many editions in the last decade have been published from a faulty version of the 19th century publication. Those editions did not completely update all the errors and grammatical problems. This edition has focused on updating that work with proper Scriptural proofs and punctuation that have been otherwise left incorrectly published, including all the notes by the author that were added for further clarification. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.