Immersed: 40 Days to a Deeper Faith

Immersed: 40 Days to a Deeper Faith

by Doug Munton

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Overview

Got saved? When you repent of your sins and place your faith in Christ, you experience a new beginning. Salvation in Christ is awesome and eternal, but it's only the starting point of your spiritual life. Perhaps, like many Christians, you linger in the shallow end. You're unaware that there is more to be experienced, or unsure how to move beyond your comfort zone and follow the Lord in every area of your life. You splash around, only ankle-deep in your understanding of God and his purposes for your time here on earth. But the Bible says God longs for you to grow spiritually through discipleship. To go beyond the elementary principles of Christianity. To strengthen your understanding of the Lord and his will for you. To plunge deeper and deeper into the faith life. To become immersed in the whole truth. In Immersed: 40 Days to a Deeper Faith, Pastor Doug Munton has developed an ideal Bible study tool for churches and home groups, or for use as a 40-day devotional by individuals who yearn to explore the depths of their faith and to discover the vast riches of Christ. "This is the best tool I have ever seen to unite a church during a forty-day season. I wish I had this book years ago. Your church will change if you use Immersed. And I mean, change in large and meaningful ways. Go deep for forty days, and watch what God does!" -John Avant, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA; author, If God Were Real and Authentic Power

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937756987
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 09/12/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pastor, author, and seminary professor, Doug Munton holds a BA from Wheaton University and an MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Serving as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of O'Fallon, IL. since 1995, Doug is frustrated by spiritual mediocrity and loves to see Christians grow deeper in faith. Doug is the author of Seven Steps to Becoming a Healthy Christian Leader (VMI Publishers) and Warriors in Hiding: The Surprising People God Chooses and Uses. He and his wife, Vickie, have four children.

Table of Contents

Dedication 7

Foreword 9

Introduction: Diving In: Committing to the Discipleship Journey 13

Chapter 1 Days One Through Seven 17

Soaking It All Up: Knowing and Following God's Word

Day 1 Getting an Education 18

Day 2 Turn the light On 22

Day 3 A Guide for the Journey 26

Day 4 Examining the Evidence 30

Day 5 The Heart of the Matter 34

Day 6 Reaching the Goal 38

Day 7 Consistency Counts 42

Chapter 2 Days Eight Through Fourteen 47

Flooding Over: Finding Personal Renewal and Revival

Day 8 The Power Source 48

Day 9 Inside Information 52

Day 10 Adjusting the Attitude 56

Day 11 First Love 60

Day 12 Heart Surgery 64

Day 13 I Saw the Lord 68

Day 14 Fruit Flavored 72

Chapter 3 Days Fifteen Through Twenty-One 77

Turbulent Water: Following Christ in Difficult Times

Day 15 My Only Hope 78

Day 16 Through Dark Valleys 82

Day 17 Midnight Opportunities 86

Day 18 Suffering Comparison 90

Day 19 Those Who Mourn 94

Day 20 Comfort Paid Forward 98

Day 21 Your Greatest Supporter 102

Chapter 4 Days Twenty-Two Through Twenty-Eight 107

Pouring Rain: Recognizing Blessings and Blessing Others

Day 22 Count Your Blessings 108

Day 23 Saying Thank You 112

Day 24 Thanks for the Memories 116

Day 25 Saying Grace 120

Day 26 Declaring Internationally 124

Day 27 The Responsibility of the Blessed 128

Day 28 Saved to Bless 132

Chapter 5 Days Twenty-Nine Through Thirty-Five 137

Come On In: Choosing a Missional life

Day 29 On a Mission 138

Day 30 It Just Takes One 142

Day 31 Representing the King 146

Day 32 When Beggars Find Bread 150

Day 33 Everywhere We Go 154

Day 34 I Can't, But He Can 158

Day 35 The Kind of Person God Uses 162

Chapter 6 Days Thirty-Six Through Forty 167

Deep Water: Living Out Your Faith in the Real World

Day 36 They Are Like Christ 168

Day 37 Living with Integrity 172

Day 38 Live Worthy 176

Day 39 Faith Works 180

Day 40 Faith That Blesses 184

Conclusion 188

Acknowledgments 189

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Doug Munton knows how to write. I've read his books. Doug Munton loves God's people. I've experienced his Pastor's heart. In Immersed, Doug combines these two traits to effectively call us closer to God. Forty days of devotions—what a treasure. They combine Doug's expertise with his humor and piercing discernment. He knows what needs to be said and knows how to say it effectively. Prepare yourself to draw closer to the Holy One.” -John Marshall, pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

Doug Munton’s 40-day devotional will guide you into a deeper walk with Jesus Christ. As in the story he tells of jumping off the high diving board into a swimming pool—it is not enough to get into the water; we need to go deeper. And that is true. We need to go deeper with Jesus Christ.

–Elmer Towns, co-founder, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

“This is the best tool I have ever seen to unite a church during a forty-day season. I wish I had this book years ago. Your church will change if you use Immersed. And I mean, change in large and meaningful ways. Go deep for forty days, and watch what God does!” -John Avant, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Concord, TN; author, If God Were Real and Authentic Power

“Doug Munton takes you through the steps of diving deeper into your faith and equips you with practical application. I recommend this book as excellent reading for everyone, in all stages of their spiritual walk. It is one that you will read many times.” David Uth, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

“One of the most important things a believer can do is to spend time daily with Jesus. Pastor Doug, in his new book, Immersed, provides a pathway to further our relationship with Jesus and our understanding of God's word. On this 40-day journey, you will be challenged and inspired to plunge joyously deeper into faith.” -Gregg Matte, senior pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX

“For any Christian, at whatever stage of your faith journey, I encourage you to come on in and utilize this new devotional resource because the water is fine! -Dr. Preston Nix, professor and director, Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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