The Bible has many commands that are to be obeyed. This book has been written to help Christians grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. These thirty-six imperatives, if applied to your life, will help you grow in the image of Christ. I'll be the first to admit that I am a long way from applying all of these to my life. However, I am pressing toward the mark of the prize of the high calling. I pray that these teachings will help you to grow also. Phillip Mehringer has been a pastor for forty years. He has pastored in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, West Germany, and Washington state. He and wife, Moureen, have been married for fifty-four years and have four adult children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is now semi-retired and lives in Midland, Texas where they attend First Baptist Church.