Cultivating Biblical Godliness - How Can I Please God in Everything?ISBN: 9781601786982
As Christians, our hearts desire to please God always and everywhere. But how do we do that?
In this booklet, Geoffrey Thomas shows us that pleasing God cannot exist apart from living by faith-entrusting all of yourself to all of Christ. He goes on to discuss how we must make pleasing God our goal, which is exemplified in having evangelistic compassion, doing our daily work as unto the Lord, keeping the Lord's Day special, and having a Christian home.
Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said, "The world today is looking for, and desperately needs, true Christians. I am never tired of saying that what the Church needs to do is not to organize evangelistic campaigns and attract outside people, but to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, 'What is the secret of this?'"
Many people who are new to the church need instruction in the most basic aspects of godly living. Even where churches are engaged heavily in discipleship, visitors and members often have gaps in their understanding and practice. One of the greatest needs of our time is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the glory of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of God the Father. For these reasons, Joel Beeke and Ryan McGraw are coediting a series of booklets titled Cultivating Biblical Godliness. These booklets treat matters that are vital to Christian experience, and each contribution aims to address a wide variety of people and circumstances at a fundamental and introductory level. This includes teaching people what to believe in order to practice personal holiness as well as specific directions on how to cultivate biblical godliness in relation to issues that are common to God's people.
The distinctive feature of this series is its experiential tone. While some booklet series aim to enlighten the mind, these booklets aim to warm the affections as well. The goal is to promote communion with the triune God and to transform the entire person in thought, speech, and behavior. To this end, we intend to include a wide range of authors whom the Spirit has blessed to skillfully stir up the church to personal holiness and affection to Christ through their preaching and writing ministries.
We need a Christianity that puts the transformative power of God in the gospel on display through developing a communion with God that is visible to the world. Our prayer is that through this series, the Lord would revive His church by producing Christians who are full of love for Christ, who deny themselves in order to follow Him at great personal cost, and who know the joys of walking with the triune God. This is the kind of Christianity that we need. This is the kind of Christianity that the triune God has used to turn the world upside down. May He be pleased to do so again.
Geoffrey Thomas served as pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales, for more than fifty years and continues to preach and speak at conferences around the world.
"Every true believer longs to please God. Due to indwelling sin and at times perhaps an 'overly scrupulous conscience,' as the Puritans used to call it, we can easily feel self-defeated in achieving our longing. In this booklet, Geoff Thomas wisely counsels us to flee to Christ and provides invaluable helps at how to grow in a daily consciousness of aiming to live each day intentionally to please God. You will find that reading this booklet slowly and prayerfully, with the Spirit's grace, may well provide a great and steady boost in your spiritual pilgrimage."
--Joel R. Beeke, president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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|Publisher:||Reformation Heritage Books|