Life in the Father's House (Revised and Expanded Edition): A Member's Guide to the Local Church

Life in the Father's House (Revised and Expanded Edition): A Member's Guide to the Local Church


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ISBN-13: 9781596380349
Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 974,785
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Dr. Wayne Mack lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he serves as director of ACBC Africa and as director and professor of biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute, a certified training center of ACBC International. Previously he served as chairman of the biblical counseling department at The Master’s University and Seminary in California. He was a board member of NANC (now the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals). He also counseled and taught at CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) for fifteen years. Wayne and his wife Carol have been married since 1957. They have four adult children and twenty-two grandchildren. He has written twenty-six books on biblical counseling and practical Christian life issues.

Dave Swavely (MDiv) is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founding pastor of Faith Church in Sonoma, California, and planted a church in the Malvern area near Philadelphia. He has also written Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them. He coauthored, with Wayne A. Mack, Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church and, with Harry L. Reeder, From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church.

Table of Contents

Foreword   John MacArthur     9
Introduction     11
Realizing the Importance of the Local Church     15
Committing Ourselves to Church Membership     37
Choosing a Good Church     53
Relating to Church Leadership     73
Fulfilling Our Roles as Men and Women     95
Participating in Worship Services     119
Using Our Spiritual Gifts     145
Confronting One Another in Love     165
Preserving Unity in the Body     193
Praying for One Another     213
Conclusion: The Heart of the Matter     233
More Questions for Study and Discussion     239
Notes     255
Index of Scripture     269

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