Path to Productive Christian Living: as taught by Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount

Path to Productive Christian Living: as taught by Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount

by Jerry M Paul

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631926563
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jerry M Paul, now retired from forty-seven years of full-time ministries, accepted his first call to ministry with a new church in Michigan at the age of eighteen. A later ministry included twenty-five years with a second new-church in Fort Wayne IN. After serving five years as president of a Christian college, he returned to Fort Wayne where his final period of full-time ministry was devoted to establishing a third new church. Upon retirement Jerry expanded his own Capstone Ministry, providing seminars in prayer, leadership training, and church growth, and assisting churches with consulting, capital gift campaigns and interim preaching. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at a college devoted solely to preparing Christian ministers. The Path to Productive Christian Living is the first in a series of books he is preparing currently, including "The Path to Productive Praying," and "The Path to Productive Problem-Solving Leadership."

Table of Contents

The Character of the Productive Christian - 5:3-12

In Your Relationship With God - 5:3-6

1 5:3-12 - Experience the Beatitudes 6

2 5:3 - Acknowledge Spiritual Bankruptcy 9

3 5:4 - Demonstrate a Repentant Heart 12

4 5:5 - Develop a Humble Spirit 15

5 5:6 - Maintain a Deep Desire for God 18

In Your Relationship With People - 5:7-12

6 5:7 - Show a Merciful Spirit 21

7 5:8 - Concentrate on Purity of Thought 25

8 5:9 - Become a Peacemaker 28

9 5:10-12 -Practice Patient Endurance 31

10 5:1-12 - Beatitudes Summary 35

11 5:13 - 7:27-Tive the Beatitudes 38

The Lifestyle of the Productive Christian - 5:13-20

The Impact of the Christian Life - 5:13-16

12 5:13-LikeSalt 42

13 5:14-16-LikeLight 45

The Controlling Influences in the Christian Life - 5:17-20

14 5:17-19 - Foundation: God's Enduring Word 49

15 5:20 - Objective: Genuine Righteousness 52

The Attitudes of the Productive Christian - 5:21-48

The Relationship Attitude - 5:21-26

16 5:21-22 - The Nature of Relationship Problems 58

17 5:23-24 - The Importance of Addressing Relationship Problems 62

18 5:25-26 - The Urgency of Addressing Relationship Problems 66

The Inner Purity Attitude - 5:27-30

19 5:27-28 - Purity Begins in the Heart 70

20 5:29-30 - Maintain Purity Regardless of the Cost 74

The Marital Loyalty Attitude - 5:31-32

21 5:31-32 - Maintaining Marital Loyalty 78

The Integrity Attitude - 5:33-37

22 5:33-37 - Maintaining Integrity 83

The Reaction Attitude - 5:38-42

23 5:38-42 - Controlling Reactions 87

The Love Attitude - 5:43-48

24 5:38-42 - Practicing Perfect Love 92

The Guiding Principles for the Productive Christian - 6:1-34

25 6:1-4 - Practice Genuine Generosity 98

26 6:5-8 - Maintain an Effective Prayer Life 102

27 6:9-13-Follow the Prayer Pattern 106

28 6:14-15 - Express a Forgiving Spirit 110

29 6:16-18 - Develop Heartfelt Devotion 114

30 6:19-21 - Establish a Clear Life Objective 118

31 6:22-23 - Focus Attention in the Right Place 122

32 6:24 - Center Activity in the Right Place 126

33 6:25-34 - Anchor Trust in the Right Place 130

34 6:33 - Submit Everything To a Single Priority 135

The Protection for the Productive Christian - 7:1-27

Be Committed to Life-Building Habits - 7:1-12

35 7:1-5 - Examine Self First 140

36 7:6 - Respect Sacred Things 145

37 7:7-11 - Rely on Dependable Support 148

38 7:12 - Let One Life-Principle Guide All You Do 152

Avoid Life-Threatening Dangers - 7:13-27

39 7:13-14- Choose the Right Associates 156

40 7:15-20 - Reject False Teachers 160

41 7:21-23 - Guard Against Empty Self-Confidence 164

42 7:24-27 - Build Wisely 169

The Final Authority for the Productive Christian - 7:28-29

43 7:28-29 - Acknowledge the Supreme Authority 174

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