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Basics for Believers: Foundational Truths to Guide Your Life

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Just as athletes must master certain physical skills to dominate their sport, Christians must master certain basic principles of the faith to reach spiritual maturity. But because many of us don't have a good grasp of the fundamentals, we find our spiritual lives stagnant. With 54 brief topical discussions, Basics for Believers includes subjects like the Trinity, life goals, worship, budgeting and evangelism, making the basics of Christianity accessible and understandable for ...

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Overview

Just as athletes must master certain physical skills to dominate their sport, Christians must master certain basic principles of the faith to reach spiritual maturity. But because many of us don't have a good grasp of the fundamentals, we find our spiritual lives stagnant. With 54 brief topical discussions, Basics for Believers includes subjects like the Trinity, life goals, worship, budgeting and evangelism, making the basics of Christianity accessible and understandable for everyone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802437426
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Basic for Believers Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,266,928
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM D. THRASHER (B.S., Auburn University; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) has served on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute since 1980 and on the graduate school faculty since 1990, where he oversees the Master's Program in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. He is a frequent speaker in churches and retreats across the county. He has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects related to Christian living. His books include, Living the Life God has Planned, A Journey to Victorious Praying, Believing God for His Best, and Putting God Back into the Holidays published by Moody Publishers and he has also written How to be a Soul Physician, The Attributes of God in Pauline Theology, and Principles of Christian Living from Romans 5-8. He has written "Jonah" in the Moody Bible Commentary and has authored two online courses: Biblical Spiritual Formation and Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab 1. He is married to Penny and they have three sons- Will, Michael, and David.

ALISTAIR BEGG (Trent University; London School of Theology; Westminster Seminary) was born in Scotland and spent the first 30 years of life in the United Kingdom. Since September of 1983, he has been the senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He is the daily speaker on the national radio program Truth For Life which stems from his weekly Bible teaching at Parkside, and is the author of Made For His Pleasure, Lasting Love, and What Angels Wish They Knew. He and his wife, Susan, have three grown children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword  / 9
Acknowledgments  / 11
Introduction  / 13

Section 1
GOD OF ALL

1. God  / 18
2. The Trinity  / 20
3. Names & Attributes of God  / 22
4. The Lord Jesus Christ  / 24
5. The Holy Spirit  / 26
6. The Bible  / 30
7. Doctrine  / 32

Section 2
GOD FOR ALL

8. The Fall  / 36
9. Sin  / 38
10. The Incarnation  / 40
11. The Crucifixion  / 42
12. The Resurrection  / 46
13. The Gospel  / 48
14. The New Birth  / 50

Section 3
GOD WITH US

15. Eternity  / 54
16. Worship  / 56
17. Bible Study  / 58
18. Time Out with God  / 60
19. Talking with God  / 62
20. Thinking About God  / 65

Section 4
A GODLY LIFE

21. Stewardship  / 70
22. Love  / 74
23. Marriage  / 76
24. Family  / 78
25. Relationships  / 80
26. Sharing Your Faith  / 85

Section 5
AN ORGANIZED LIFE

27. Getting Started  / 90
28. Developing Good Habits  / 92
29. The Little Things  / 96
30. Discipline  / 98
31. Focus  / 100
32. Gifts and Abilities  / 103
33. A Calling  / 106

Section 6
A FOCUSED LIFE

34. A Mission Statement  / 110
35. Life Goals  / 113
36. Goal Setting  / 116
37. Planning  / 120
38. Work  / 122
39. Leisure  / 124
40. Time Management  / 127

Section 7
A DISCIPLINED LIFE

41. Reading  / 130
42. Journaling  / 132
43. Organizing  / 135
44. Budgeting  / 138
45. Diet and Exercise  / 142
46. Studying  / 144

Section 8
A GOAL-ORIENTED LIFE

47. Balance  / 148
48. Moderation  / 150
49. Simplicity  / 154
50. Commitment  / 156
51. Perseverance  / 158
52. Contentment  / 162
      Summary  / 164

Appendix A: Tools for the Journey  / 166
Appendix B: How to Use This Book  / 169
Appendix C: Bible Reading Plan  / 171
Appendix D: Recommended Reading List  / 177
Appendix E: Scripture Verses by Topic  / 181

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