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Essential Virtues: Marks of the Christ-Centered Life

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What are the marks of a truly mature Christian? The first chapter of 2 Peter is a refreshing well of truth on this subject. Peter lists the virtues of a Christlike believer-knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. Attaining all these virtues may seem impossible; but with God's help, every Christian can become spiritually mature.

Explore the meaning and importance of each core virtue and learn to cultivate these qualities while avoiding ...

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Overview

What are the marks of a truly mature Christian? The first chapter of 2 Peter is a refreshing well of truth on this subject. Peter lists the virtues of a Christlike believer-knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. Attaining all these virtues may seem impossible; but with God's help, every Christian can become spiritually mature.

Explore the meaning and importance of each core virtue and learn to cultivate these qualities while avoiding world-liness, rebellion, and spiritual apathy. Jim Berg's clear application and heart-searching questions encourage inner growth that results in spiritual commitment, courage, and compassion-the foundation of true biblical maturity.

About the Author:
Jim Berg is a well-known speaker, counselor, and author. His books on spiritual growth, including Changed into His Image and Created for His Glory, have touched the lives of thousands of believers and spurred them on to a closer walk with God. He lives with his wife, Patty, in Greenville, South Carolina, where he serves as the dean of students at Bob Jones University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591668831
  • Publisher: Jones, Bob University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,437,684
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xii
The Portrait of the Christ-Centered Life     1
The Provisions for the Christ-Centered Life     13
The Groundwork of Christian Character     25
Cultivating the Excellence of Christlikeness     27
Cultivating Knowledge     41
The Backbone of Christian Character     53
Cultivating Self-Control     55
Cultivating Endurance     70
Cultivating Godliness, Part 1     84
Cultivating Godliness, Part 2     98
The Trademark of Christian Character     113
Cultivating Brotherly Kindness     115
Cultivating Love     130
Integrity-Putting it All Together     145
The Core Value of Commitment to Christ     147
The Core Value of Courage for Christ     161
The Core Value of Compassion like Christ     174
Epilogue     189
Appendices     191
Fools by Default     193
The Puritan View of Sin     196
Discourse on Temperance (Self-Control)     199
The MAP Method of Meditation     204
Leader's Guide for Essential Virtues     206
Study Guide for Essential Virtues     213
Notes     267
Bibliography     273
Index     274
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