Articles tagged 'christlikeness'

Foreword: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life

Article (Christianity)

In his teachings Jesus Christ picked up on a note struck by the prophet Isaiah: "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me." (Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13) The apostle Paul famously remarked upon the incongruity...

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Foreword: Invitation to the Jesus Life

Foreword/Intro/Afterword (Christianity)

Confidence in Jesus himself, an awareness that he truly is the Master of the Universe and knows with absolute clarity what is real, good and right, draws us to him as Savior, Lord and Teacher, all in One.  That...

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Foreword: The Gift of Work

Article (Christianity)

We human beings are situated in a world structured by small and large systems of hidden powers. On the physical side, the wheel and the lever, heat (fire, steam, internal combustion engines), electricity, and the atom are all illustrations of...

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Foreword: Whole Life Transformation

Article (Christianity)

Whole Life Transformation places before us exactly what its title suggests. The message is that success in ministry and in life is found by becoming on the "inside" the kind of person who lives in the kingdom of God here...

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Human Body and Spiritual Growth (The)

Article (Christianity)

"Spiritual formation" is the process through which those who love and trust Jesus Christ effectively take on His character. When this process is what it should be, they increasingly live their lives as He would if He were in their...

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Looking Like Jesus: Divine resources for a changed life are always available.

Article (Christianity)

Some time ago I came to realize that I did not love the people next door. They were, by any standards, dangerous and unpleasant people—ex-bikers who made their living selling drugs. They had never tried to harm my...

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Spiritual Formation: What it is, and How it is Done

Article (Christianity)

A few scripture passages point us to the place in human personality that is the focus of spiritual formation: Proverbs 4:20-24 reminds us to keep the words of God's wisdom "in the midst of your heart," and that from...

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