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Announcing a New Series of Booklets

I am excited to announce a new series of booklets based on popular blog series I’ve written. It also marks the start of a new effort called “Cruciform Quick.” These booklets began as blog series I published right here, then received significant editing and, at times, had study guides added to them. More titles will be added to this lineup of booklets in the weeks ahead. I hope they prove helpful to you in your Christian walk.

The Character of the Christian

Are you growing in godliness? How would you even know?

A good place to begin is understanding and imitating the character qualifications the Bible lays out for elders. While elders are meant to exemplify these traits, all Christians are to display them. And, with just one exception, each of them is related to character.

Join me as I explore the Bible to consider how we can better exemplify the highest Christian virtues. As we consider the character of the Christian, we will spur one another on to love, good works, and Christlikeness.

Set an Example

“God means for your life to be a canvas, the setting for a beautiful work of art. And he also expects this work of art to be seen, admired, and imitated…”

I want to speak to you if you are 16 or 18 or in your 20s, if you are in high school or college or just moving into marriage and career. I want to speak to you and want to speak with you.

There are many ways to invest your time at this stage of your life, but the Bible has convinced me that none is better than the pursuit of godliness. In Paul’s letter to young Timothy, you (yes, you!) are called to be an example to your peers and even to older Christians. He calls you to set an example of maturity and godliness in your speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

Join me as together we explore these areas and see how they apply to what you think, what you say, what is hidden in your heart, and what is broadcast in your life.

Also Available: A study guide and PowerPoint slides perfect for teaching this material in church or youth group settings.

The Commandment We Forgot

“We are all children, we ought to pursue God’s blessings, and we need to give prominence to God’s prominent command. For these reasons, we can no longer ignore the forgotten commandment.”

The fifth commandment is not just for children. Rather, it pertains to the whole of life and to every person of every age. In the home, the church, and the workplace, it provides a stable foundation for all of society. Yet we often neglect it and fail to appreciate its relevance to our lives. It is the commandment we forgot.

This booklet is a brief exploration of the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and your mother.” It answers important questions relevant to every Christian. This book will restore the centrality of the fifth commandment, even and especially to adults. Let’s look together to the Bible and, ultimately, to Jesus Christ as the perfect fulfillment of the commandment we forgot.

To learn more about Cruciform Quick, or if you’ve got an idea for a booklet, please visit CruciformPress.com.


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