Disciplines of a Godly Man

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References to Jesus and His people's role in all of these disciplines were largely absent, so the group was able to point one another to Christ and remind one another we're in this together, for the long haul. Using engaging illustrations, scriptural wisdom, practical suggestions and study questions, Kent Hughes offers a frank biblical discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: family, godliness, leadership, ministry and more. The events following his repentance: his baby died, his daughter Tamar was raped by her half-brother Ammon, Ammon was murdered by Tamar's full brother Absalom, and Absalom (loathing his father for his moral turpitude) eventually came to lead a rebellion under the tutelage of Bathsheba's resentful grandfather, Ahithophel. His general point is that things aren't easy, and it takes time to accomplish things, and often it is hard just to keep going.

I went through this book with other men together and every single chapter there was stuff that convicted us and encouraged us. But through a vast majority of the writing it comes across as though he is making a long spiritual to-do list that causes more burden than freedom, which is what the disciplines are really for. The discipline of marriage fall can be classified according to sacrificial love, sanctifying love, and self-love. Thankfully I had such a father and so the book wasn't as groundbreaking for me as it has been for some of my friends.I am therefore so grateful to God for this great aid to the overriding aim of all of our lives: Christlikeness - read it and repent. I felt as if I was being poured into by one of My faith mentors and I am encouraged to continue growing in those disciplines in which I fall short. I have prayed and read daily since I began this study, and I have grown so much closer to God and the Lord Jesus Christ!

It is a well thought out comprehensive compilation of encouragements and challenges to help us grow in godliness and well worth having a copy to hand.Kent Hughes skillfully weaves together the teachings of Scripture with real-life examples as he powerfully teaches us what true Christian manhood looks like in the ordinary details of our lives. It was the breaking of the tenth commandment (coveting his neighbor's wife) that led him to commit adultery, thus breaking the seventh commandment. Be involved, be willing to be uncomfortable, to be challenged, and to fail, if all for the glory of Christ. The impure act is an act of despite against God's good gift at the very moment it is being proffered. For many people, the word discipline evokes a sense of resistance–but Kent Hughes points out that the heart of spiritual discipline is a relationship with God.

When his intent became apparent to his servants, one tried to dissuade him, saying, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite? R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and a visiting professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As Kent Hughes explains in the beginning of his book, Disciplines of a Godly Man, in today's culture there is an alarming lack of spiritual leadership in today's evangelical churches. If you are married, the presence or lack of spiritual discipline can serve to sanctify or damn your children and grandchildren.It pointed out many areas in my life where I have lacked spiritual discipline and has provided many useful resources and tips which I will be definitely referring back to (sections on prayer, worship, devotion and giving I found very helpful in particular). Winding along the road to Emmaus, Join two friends on the road as the joy of the first Easter dawns. Originally written in 1991 and revised in 2001, there is the noticeable lack of discussion of internet porn. He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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