Maturing in Christ focuses on Christian truth that relates to living a successful spiritual life. Before a Christian can realize a consistent victorious spiritual life some basic truths must be understood: 1) the riches given by God at salvation to live Christ-like; 2) who the spiritual enemies are and how they attack; 3) and how to utilize divine enabling when resisting the enemies in order to live a successful Christian life. The Christian has three spiritual enemies: Satan, the world system and the sin nature. Dr. Schafer uses Scripture to identify these adversaries and how to access God's provisions for the strength to be victorious over them. This expository study of the Word is dedicated to Dr. Schafer's lifelong desire for saints to live Christ-like. H. LaVern Schafer served the Lord in several capacities for over 65 years as a Christian. He was pastor for 53 years, seminary professor for 44 years, and director of Dispensational Theological Seminary for 28 years. He earned his Doctorate of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, where his class was one of the last taught by Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer. Dr. Schafer practiced a literal interpretation of Scripture. He believed that God's Word is meant to be interpreted literally to determine the exact concepts God is communicating and not what the reader wishes the Word to say. This desire resulted in a dispensational approach while interpreting Scripture with a historical linguistic treatment of the original text. His Christian Life series of booklets have been a blessing to thousands of believers. He went home to be with the Lord in 2008.
When we are gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ’s love for us, we want to draw close to Him and worship Him. But what can we do to deepen our relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of us? And how can we be more like Him? Navigator author Jerry Bridges presents the essential elements of Christian life in a highly readable, practical form that men, women, and teens can enjoy. Learn how to:Feed your spiritual life by taking in the ScripturesRely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayerTrust God during the trials of lifeContribute your unique spiritual gifts to serve othersThese essentials of the Christian faith can help you disciple others.
I am physically disabled, that is, a dwarf (pseudoachondroplasia) with advanced arthritis (especially in the fingers), degeneration of the cartilages in the shoulders, hips and knees, and a less than 50% level of workplace endurance. As a result, I was placed on permanent disability and can no longer work the proverbial 9-5 job. Since I can no longer work a regular job, I do have the ability to write books - and this is my first published book. It was written for all who hunger to learn the truth (as I have learned) of what the Bible reveals and teaches about how to overcome false prophets, the world, the wicked one, the flesh, as well as how to live a God-fearing life to glorify Him. There are only seeds of truth planted and watered in this book...but God will give the increase, 1 Corinthians 3:6-7. He draws all men to Himself, John 6:44; 14:6 ... not me, nor any other writer. Let the word of the Lord Jesus Christ have free course and be glorified; and let many of the readers of this book be edified, comforted, and matured unto perfection in Him. D. Rudolph Gibson, Author