Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #6,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #13 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Adult #52 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Personal Growth #158 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
IntroductionIn his letter to the church in Colossae, the apostle Paul outlines the objectives of his Church ministry in celebratory yet nonetheless sacrificial terms. He writes: 'He [Jesus] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me' (Colossians 1:28-29 NIV). Paul's labour and cautionary tone challenge us today. Do we, as professed Christians (followers of Christ) strive for maturity (in Greek, teleios which means fully grown or having reached a goal or end) in Christ using all the strength God provides? Or are we merely rambling, perhaps disappointingly, along a path that hinders spiritual progress? I think most of us would wish--optimistically--for growth. But what if our discipleship journey is devastatingly distorted and off track?Senior Pastor John Ortberg's, The life you've always wanted: Spiritual disciplines for ordinary people [expanded edition] describes, illustrates and explains Christian discipleship in contemporary, total-life encompassing terms. This is a crucial, urgent issue because if we cannot or do not know and experience transformation at the core, the risk is we will settle for being just informed or conformed (pp. 30-31).Main points* The transformation of the human personality through the Gospel is really is possible. It's never easy or frequently quick but we can see it happening in people sometimes (p. 9).* Spiritual growth means wanting to live increasingly as Jesus would if he were in our unique place (p. 14).* Adopting spiritual disciplines requires focused, purposeful training.
The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines (Pocket Classics) THE RIVER OF LIGHT - How to have the beautiful life you've always wanted (Vol. 1) IT's hidden face: Everything you always wanted to know about Information Technology. A look behind the scenes Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted Tunes You've Always Wanted to Play: Easy Classics for Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment How To Analyze People: Mastering Analyzing and Reading People: (How To Read People, Analyze People, Psychology, People Skills, Body Language, Social Skills) America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants (America's Most Wanted Recipes Series) Memes: World's Most Hilarious Wanted Ads! (Memes, Wanted Ads, Minecraft, Wimpy Steve, Trucks) Spiritual Disciplines within the Church: Participating Fully in the Body of Christ UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCES & MISSING PEOPLE.: MISSING PEOPLE CASE FILES; UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCES; MISSING PEOPLE. (UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCES : MISSING PEOPLE Book 2) Persuasion: The Subtle Art: How to Influence People to Always Get YOUR Way and What YOU Want (Persuasion, Influence, Hypnosis, Psychology, Compliance Gaining, Human Behavior, Mind Hacks, Book 4) BODYBUILDING: The Best BODYBUILDING DIET - The Most Effective Tips And Tricks You Need To Know For The Body You Ever Wanted: (bodybuilding, bodybuilding ... bodyweight train, bodybuilding nutrition) Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People When Money Destroys Nations: How Hyperinflation Ruined Zimbabwe, How Ordinary People Survived, and Warnings for Nations that Print Money Anatomy of a Jury: The Inside Story of How 12 Ordinary People Decide the Fate of an Accused Murderer Warriors Arise!: Spirtual Life • Spiritual Maturity • Spiritual Warfare 101 Bets You Will Always Win: Jaw-Dropping Illusions, Remarkable Riddles, Scintillating Science Stunts, and Cunning Conundrums That Will Astound and Amaze Everyone You Know Disciplines of a Godly Young Man