The religion that Christ brought to us is not an empty form or a mindless ritual. It was never designed to be practiced just on Sunday. Rather, He calls us to maturity, to becoming fully grown Christians. He challenges us to enter through the narrow gate and walk the difficult path. His religion is challenging, it is transforming, and it is costly. This book explores some of the fundamental principles that Christ laid down for His disciples. These include the Christian life as Christ defined it, the significance of His Christian community, and the worship He expects of His disciples. In addition, this book explores the leadership that Christ ordained for His Christian community. Christ clearly defines the leaders of His community, and He calls this community His "church." He calls those leaders to model themselves after Him, and has explicit expectations regarding them. Lastly, Christ had much to say about how we should manage our money. From these, Christians can learn fundamental financial management principles that are pleasing to God and very beneficial to us. Chapter 1: Christ's mandate that we become mature Christians. Chapter 2: Christian living as defined by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. Chapter 3: How we are saved and become a member of Christ's church. Virtues to possess and vices to avoid. The greatest virtue is love for both God and mankind. Chapter 4: Worship in Christ's church. We must approach God in reverence and awe. Worship must characterize the whole of our lives. Acceptable and unacceptable worship. The New Testament pattern for worship. Chapter 5: Servant leadership as described by Christ and His apostles. Chapter 6: Church leadership as described by Christ and His apostles. Chapter 7: Biblical principles for money management. Chapter 8: Epilogue n
Becoming A Mature Christian: Fundamental Principles and Necessary Leadership, Volume 1 by Victor Vadney was published by Victor Vadney in October 2010 and is our 59241st best seller. The ISBN for Becoming A Mature Christian: Fundamental Principles and Necessary Leadership, Volume 1 is 9780983032700.