The Foundations of Christian Living: A Practical Guide to Christian Growth

The Foundations of Christian Living: A Practical Guide to Christian Growth


By (author) Bob Gordon

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  • Format: Paperback | 278 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 256mm x 16mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Kent
  • ISBN 10: 1852404795
  • ISBN 13: 9781852404796
  • Sales rank: 602,970

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This book, now a classic, has been specially designed with the aim of helping a wide range of Christians, from new believers who need to be grounded in the realities of committed Christian living, through to leaders of all kinds who need resources to enable their teaching of others in the ways of Christ. "Foundations of Christian Living" provides a systematic and practical study of the fundamental principles of discipleship which, if followed through and applied, will stimulate growth towards maturity.

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Dr. Bob Gordon, who died in 1997, was an internationally respected Bible teacher and evangelist who led the work of Kerygma International Christian Ministries based in the UK. After graduating from Manchester University he became a Chaplain of Durham University and later lecturer in Old Testament Studies at London Bible College. Dr. Gordon is the author of a number of strategic books which have been translated in to many languages and distributed worldwide.

Table of contents

ForewordHow to Make the Most of this Manual SECTION A: BECOMING A DISCIPLE 1. What is a Disciple? 2. Discipleship: the Importance and the Cost 3. What is Sin? 4. Repentance: How to Deal with Sin 5. The Blood of Jesus 6. Faith for Salvation 7. Who We Are in Christ 8. Forgiveness and a Clear Conscience 9. Adoption as Sons 10. The Fatherhood of God 11. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit 12. All Believers are to be Filled with the Holy Spirit SECTION B: THE FOUNDATIONS OF DISCIPLESHIP 1. The Importance of Good Foundations 2. Repentance from Dead Works 3. Faith towards God 4. The Doctrine of Baptisms 5. Laying on of Hands 6. Resurrection of the Dead 7. Eternal Judgement SECTION C: UNDERSTANDING THE DEPTH OF DISCIPLESHIP 1. Understanding the Cross: (Part 1): The Power of the Cross 2. Understanding the Cross: (Part 2): The Mystery of the Cross 3. Understanding the Cross: (Part 3): The Virtue of the Cross 4. What is Love? 5. Brokenness and Having a Servant Heart 6. Trials, Temptations and Suffering for Christ 7. Holiness and Being Touched by the Fire of God SECTION D: GROWING AS A DISCIPLE 1. Establishing a Daily Time with the Lord 2. What is the Word of God? 3. Studying the Word of God 4. Prayer 5. Hearing God's Voice: Principles of Guidance 6. Praise and Worship 7. Spiritual Warfare SECTION E: FRUITFULNESS AS A DISCIPLE 1. Self Esteem and Our Right Standing with God 2. Understanding Fruitfulness: (Part 1): Freedom, Fruit, Power and Wisdom 3. Understanding Fruitfulness: (Part 2): Called to be Fruitful 4. Understanding Fruitfulness: (Part 3): Call and Goals 5. The Gifts of Grace 6. Stewardship, Sowing and Reaping 7. Moving on in Faith SECTION F: SERVING AS A DISCIPLE 1. The Body of Christ: the Church 2. Relationships in the Church 3. Authority in the Church 4. Discipline in Life and in the Church 5. The Lord's Supper 6. Relationships in the Family 7. Relationships in the World, and the Bible and Sex SECTION G: DISCIPLING A DISCIPLE 1. The Great Commission: God's Command to Make Disciples 2. The Beginnings of Discipleship: Leading Other People to the Lord 3. Discipling Disciples Glossary Suggested Further Reading