The Pillars of Christian Character: The Basic Essentials of a Living Faith

The Pillars of Christian Character: The Basic Essentials of a Living Faith

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by John MacArthur
     
 

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"To love [God] with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." –Jesus' words in Mark 12:33

Without question the crucial issue in living the Christian life is the condition of your heart. Actions may be

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"To love [God] with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." –Jesus' words in Mark 12:33

Without question the crucial issue in living the Christian life is the condition of your heart. Actions may be temporarily deceiving, but ultimately our outward behavior will reflect what's inside, because our internal attitudes form who we really are. Those inner attitudes are also what God deems most important.

In this book one of Christianity's most respected Bible teachers and pastors examines the foundational attitudes, or "pillars," of Christian character as outlined in God's Word. Pillars such as genuine faith, obedience, humility, selfless love, forgiveness, self-discipline, gratitude, and worship.

To some degree each trait, on its own, marks a person as one of God's own and reveals an active, living faith. Each is an essential element of mature Christianity. But there is transforming power when you combine them in your everyday living as God commands. Your character will be grounded in godliness; you will see things from an eternal perspective; and your faith, your actions, your witness to others will be revitalized from the inside out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433517761
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
05/13/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
576,018
File size:
519 KB

Meet the Author

John MacArthur has served as the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. He is known for his verse-by-verse expository preaching, and his pulpit ministry has extended around the world via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of The Master’s College and Seminary, a four-year liberal arts Christian college. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.

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The Pillars of Christian Character: The Basic Essentials of a Living Faith 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Allen- 10 months ago
In his book, The Pillars of Christian Character, John MacArthur begins by teaching Christians that our faith shapes everything in our walk with the LORD. John says that faith and obedience are linked in our covenant relationship with God made sure by the blood of Jesus. Christians are to have a life marked by increasing holiness and have an attitude of humility. Also, we must maintain unity in the Church and in the home before an unbelieving world. Our life is to be marked by spiritual maturity (not carnalness) through prayer, reading and obey God’s Word. As we grow in the LORD we will have joy and that the attitude of ingratitude has no place in our life. John goes on to say that Christians should be self disciplined by being organized, being on time, keeping our word, finishing what we start, accepting correction, practice self denial and welcoming responsibility. Believers need to understand that worship is giving God the honor He is due and it is our duty to give Him honor. We are to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. I enjoyed this book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are using this book in our weekly Bible study. John MacArther puts it into plain english. Though a Christian all my life he brings thought provoking information on how to be a better Christian. So many people now days do religion on their terms and not Gods. This book will bring you into the correct format to be in line with God and his Kingdom.