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Biblical Principles for Christian Maturity
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.D
When one begins to learn a foreign language, he memorizes elements of that language, then he begins to formulate sentences, etc., but when he "crosses over" and begins to think in that language, he enjoys a fullness of understanding never afforded to him before. It opens up a whole new concept of understanding. So likewise, God not only wants us to know the facts of God's Word, but He desires that we know the concepts and principles primarily, so that we can put them all together and think Biblically, as God thinks. God desires that His children have discernment in life, not just to know the facts of the Bible, so that we are able to apply these principles to life itself. This is what this book is all about.
Context Bible Verse Search
The Context Bible Verse Search (tm) gateway will assist you in looking up a verse within its context. The Context Bible Verse Search is hyperlinked to Matthew Henry's Commentary.
The Doctrine Of God's Preservation
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Once an individual has willfully accepted the regenerating work of Christ, and is justified (i.e. declared righteous by God), it is impossible for God's child to become an eternally lost person. There are five Biblical principles that undergird this doctrine.
Everybody Wants A Full Life
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The desire for fullness of life and longevity is inherent within all of us. God did not create mankind to die, but to live. Only the entrance of sin caused death to become a part of one's existence. And, Christ came to overcome that problem, so that all may live not only in the here and now, but for eternity (John 3:16).
God's Pattern Of Salvation
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The Hebrew and Greek words for "salvation" imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and soundness. Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the Redemptive acts and processes:
How To Succeed In Life
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
With all the "How To" books available today, that cover about every desire, it seems imperative to consider what success in life really is, and just how does one attain it. Since there are many ideas on the matter, all of which are subjective in nature, it seems reasonable to consider an objective evaluation that is proper, not aligned with any human views, and provides us with a principled pattern. There can only be one source that fits the desired goal, and that is the Bible.
Instrument In Sanctification Of Life And Marriage Relationships
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
When reflecting upon Biblical principles, one is impressed with two personal elements for living the Christian life; that of personal spiritual maturity and the other of the marriage relationship. For the Christian it is probably safe to say that fulfilling these two principles takes up considerable time and effort to achieve, in order to measure up to the Biblical standards.
A New Creation In Christ
A Life Altering Transformation (II Corinthians 5:17)
Outlines the changes that happen during salvation.
The Old Testament Picture of God's Graciousness
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
There are those who say that the God of the Old Testament was a God of judgment and vindictiveness, both on Israel, as well as the nations, whereas the God of the New Testament is a God of love and grace. This dichotomy is not true, for God is the same in both Testaments. God was loving and gracious to His people Israel in the Old Testament. Granted, He was judgmental of the other nations. He had good reason to be, as they were idolaters, and trafficked in sexual perversion as worship to their heathen idols. That is why God told Israel to drive them out of the land, or kill them off, and certainly not intermarry with them.
Steps To Healing A Marriage
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Lists five important steps to healing a marriage. Includes the Ground Rules of Commitment for Husband and Wife in Order to Build Communication and Relationship.
Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity
The Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity is a proven study series that offers a simple way to understand the basics of the Christian faith. The series introduces Jesus Christ and explains how to live the Christian walk. Each step contains six to seven lessons, plus a review section. These studies have been used effectively by churches, individuals, and home Bible study groups worldwide, providing a solid foundation for Christian growth. A great resource for discipling.
Transferable Concepts
In our endeavor to help meet these three basic needs and to build Christian disciples, Campus Crusade for Christ has developed a series of "how to's" - or "transferable concepts" in which we discuss many of the basic truths that Jesus and His disciples taught. A "transferable concept" is an idea or a truth which can be transferred or communicated from one person to another and then to another, spiritual generation after generation, without distorting or diluting its original meaning.
Two Basic and Parallel Biblical Principles
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.D.
God's revelation to mankind has two significant and parallel lines of truth in the Bible, that impact the life of every Christian: 1) the Kingdom of God, and 2) Sanctification of life. These two primary principles are like the two sides of a coin, they go together: one side is God's promises to mankind, and the other is mankind's response to God. Taken together they form an indissoluble bond between God and the believing Christian. The Bible is the source book from which this understanding comes, and it is the responsibility of every Christian to know and understand these two basic principles, in order to comprehend God's program for mankind, as well as to know how to live in a sinful world.