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JUST RELEASED – Sanctification: How God Creates Saints out of Sinners ($3.99 e-book and $15.99 paperback available at (click on your retailer to see the book) Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, plus more) looks at the entire spiritual growth process. God’s purpose in saving a sinner is to transform him into a saint of 100% holiness. That is our destiny! It occurs through three stages of sanctification: positional (salvation), progressive (daily growth), and perfect (complete holiness in eternity). These 400+ pages include abundant quotes from leading scholars plus a lengthy Scripture Index for the busy pastor or teacher. It is MORE than a theology book: it also helps the believer develop a sanctified lifestyle. You will use this book throughout your ministry. Preview it at Amazon.
15 Spiritual Laws To Grow People ($3.99 e-book and $9.99 paperback available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble) is a motivational text for Christian workers throughout your church. “Behold, a sower went forth…” It is built on the premise: “Great Christians are good Christians who have seen it all, done it all, and keep on doing it!” These 15 Spiritual Laws develop the psyche of a sower in God’s Greenhouse. It should be reviewed annually!
God’s Greenhouse: How To Grow People God’s Way ($3.99 e-book and $15.99 paperback available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble) is the foundation for this website. This exhaustive how-to-do volume walks the leader AND congregation through the process of converting the entire church program into a greenhouse environment. The goal is to grow people spiritually! Section 1 provides an overview of a spiritual greenhouse environment. Section 2 establishes “Helping Believers Grow Together In Him Through Love And Forgiveness” as our goal and provides the means to achieve that goal. Section 3 provides student handouts for each chapter. Many easy-to-do skits are included! This how-to manual can be presented to your Sunday morning audience with little editing by you! Download Editable Study Sheets here. Download a Kindle App for your pc. Email me at email@example.com for a pdf copy.
The next book will focus on the believer as an infant (“babe in Christ”) in need of everything. He may be a new believer, or he may be a long-time believer that has not grown much in the Christian life. The Growing Up Book develops Paul’s milk principles in 1 Corinthians. This text will be very beneficial for those Christians who are still in the childhood spiritual stage. It can be used for individual study or small group study such as a New Converts class. If God permits, The Growing Up Book will be available in the summer of 2021.
The fifth book will view the child of God as a disciple (“Come and learn of Me!”). How can we purposefully develop a believer into a disciple? What should one know to become a genuine disciple? Part 2 will detail a practical approach by combining small groups, prayer, plus the five purposes in one unique setting. Step-by-step instructions will show you how to engage your members in one purpose each session! Great for small groups! Available in 2021.
Book #6 explores the role of the child of God in the fellowship. What exactly is fellowship? It includes a detailed look at the much needed “Assimilation or Fellowship Director.” It is just as important to keep the current sheep as to bring in new sheep! This guide includes numerous leadership exercises, too, that will help your leaders think through the entire assimilation/fellowship process. Expected in 2021.
God’s Greenhouse: The Bible Has The Answer provides a biblical answer to many everyday issues. Perhaps in 2021.
God’s Greenhouse: What The Bible Teaches will provide the average church member with an-in-depth look at the major Bible doctrines.
God’s Greenhouse: All Of Grace Is Our Story will provide an in-depth exposition of God’s grace. It will be a unique first-of-its kind study. I am very confident it will be a great blessing. No target date yet.