Don't just stand there, be something!
Be the follower of Christ you were created to be: The books of James and 1 and 2 Peter put feet to the Christian walk, urging the child of God to focus on living out what he or she believes. These three books challenges believers to evaluate their lives in the light of the Sermon on the Mount, to be the same person in the eyes of others as in their own heart,and to follow after Christ regardless of circumstances.
In James, Dr. William Baker deals in a straighforward manner with temptation, anger, inmorality, the tongue. prejudice, partiality, hypocritical teachers, jealously, lust, humility, trusting God, conviction of sin, self-justification, confession of sin, and more. One cannot read James with without experiecing a strong tug of conviction.
In 1 Peter, Dr.Baker explains how Peter presebt the true, pure gospel of Jesus Christ as the ultimate encouragement in suffering. True faith and godly living are the greatest resources a believer can have to endure suffering with patience.
In 2 Peter, Dr.Baker reviews Peter's warnings to safeguard the truth.
About the Author
William R. Baker, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, is professor of New Testament at Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the general editor of the Stone-Campbell Journal and the author and editor of several books and articles, including Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement and Sticks and Stones: The Biblical Ethics of Talk. He has also written a commentary on 2 Corinthians for the College Press NIV Commentary Series.
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