Truths to Live By was written to facilitate the fulfillment of the Great Commission which tells us to teach our disciples "to obey all things that I have commanded you" (Matt 28:20).
Few teachers or preachers know what these commands are and fewer believers know what they are expected to be obeying.
This book is written in a Daily Devotional Bible Study so that anyone can systematically cover the commands of the NT, which Jesus gave to Paul and the other writers either directly or through revelation. In this format they can be studied in Small Groups, discipleship or mentoring relationships, family or personal devotions, and a resource for Bible teaching. A complete index of Bible references used is included.
Meditation is the contemplation of our biblical understanding to determine how to practice what we know to be God's revealed will for our lives. Each study will examine the context of the command, the grammatical and linguistic meaning of the words and verb tenses, then how the command is applied in other passages with suggestions for our personal lives.
Every believer needs to know these commands to have the "mind of Christ" (Phil 2:5), in order to walk in harmony with our Savior. Lets use this text to learn to practice how He expects us to live with Him.
About the Author
Don & Jan served as missionaries for 30 years in Latin America in Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay. They have 4 children and 9 incredible grandchildren. In Colombia, Don was a jungle pilot-evangelist in the Amazon, then later in Bogota, he planted a church and Bible Institute. While completing seminary on furlough Don started a church in Washington DC area while completing an M.Div. before being invited to be the Academic Dean of the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina. Later Don led a team to plant a church in Buenos Aires, then Asuncion, Paraguay and started a Christian publications, "Libros Aguila," in Paraguay to produce Christian textbooks for Christian schools. In 2002 Don was invited to teach at Liberty University and became the Chairman of the Department of Global Studies and Director of the Center for Global Engagement. In 2010 Don started Branches Publications (www.branchespublications.com).