How do we conform to the image of Jesus Christ? How do we grow in maturity as believers? How do we truly live out and experience all that God is and all that He offers to us?
The Experiencing God’s Story series answers these questions and more through an examination of twelve essential topics of spiritual formation. Presented through the three-step process of spiritual developmentbelieving, behaving, and becomingeach topic examines a passage of Scripture, identifies and explains the theological principles of spiritual formation, and offers personal application for continued spiritual growth.
About the Author
J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University, a liberal-arts Baptist college in Arkansas. He is co-author of the popular Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible, as well as Preaching God's Word, Biblical Greek Exegesis, and The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology. He is coeditor of the forthcoming Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Read Me First 9
Believing 1 I Boast No More: Salvation 18
Behaving 1 Working out What God Works In: Trusting and Acting 23
Becoming 1 Jesus Loves Me, This I Know: Assurance 28
Believing 2 A Promise Kept: Holy Spirit 33
Behaving 2 Follow the Leader: Walking by the Spirit 37
Becoming 2 What's Growing On? Fruit of the Spirit 41
Believing 3 The People of God: The Church 46
Behaving 3 Personal Glory or Kingdom Greatness? Serving 50
Becoming 3 It's Not About Me: Humility 55
Works Cited 61
About the Author 63