Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ - eBook
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When you're gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ's love for you, you desire to draw close to Him. But what can you do to deepen your relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of you, and how can you be more like Him? In Growing Your Faith, Bridges presents the essential elements of Christian life in a highly readable, surprisingly practical form. You'll learn how to feed your spiritual life through taking in the Scriptures, rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer, trust God during life's trials, and contribute your unique gifts to serve others. Whether you're a new Christian seeking direction in growing spiritually or a time-tested saint looking for a refresher, Growing Your Faith offers a solid foundation for genuine growth in spiritual maturity.
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Publication Date: 2014
- Feed your spiritual life by taking in the Scriptures
- Rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer
- Trust God during the trials of life
- Contribute your unique spiritual gifts to serve others
Bridges, author of such classics as The Pursuit of Holiness and The Practice of Godliness, explains in the preface here, "The editorial team at NavPress thought I had addressed key principles of spiritual growth in previous writings, but that they were scattered among eight different books." Bridges revises and blends these strands into what he aptly describes as "Christian Growth 101." Everything here is quite familiar to those schooled in an evangelical understanding of Christian experience and theology. He strongly emphasizes the subtle but crucial difference between disciplined Christian growth and trying to work one's way into heaven, as well as the difference between being saved by grace and being free to eschew holiness. Interwoven in these explanations are accessibly articulated bits of conservative evangelical theology and Bible exposition, as well as practical ideas for the believer who wants to grow. Except for a brief discussion of controversy among evangelicals about what Paul means when he says Christians have "died to sin," Bridges steers clear of contention. He writes that his book "assumes that those who read it want to grow. There are some people who for one reason or another don't seem to want to grow, and that's a different story." These are perhaps the harshest words in this gentle book; while those who do not subscribe to Bridges's notion of Christian growth won't find much of use here, new evangelicals, as well as believers who want a refresher course, will not be disappointed. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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ollie cOhioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 20, 2013ollie cOhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are currently using this book in our Bible study group and it is proving to be an excellent Biblical and Spiritual Growth resource!
DarlaLSeattle, WAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book on Maturing your FaithNovember 1, 2010DarlaLSeattle, WAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've read the Pursuit of Holiness (The Chase) by Jerry Bridges, which was very thought provoking. It brought a new understanding of my responsibility and the Holy Spirits in maturing in Christ. Likewise Growing your Faith has provided a wonderful overview of Christian Living and includes practical application. After reading it once, I want to re-read and take notes and begin implementing it's principles. This is a must read for those who want to grow and become more like Christ. This is a perfect gift too for friends!
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