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ISBN: 9781783681068
Imprint: Langham Preaching Resources
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 8
Publication Date: 14/05/2016
Pages: 144
Language: English

Becoming Like Jesus

Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit

£9.99

In the last sermon he ever preached, John Stott echoed the Apostle Paul when he said that God’s greatest desire and plan for us is to become like his Son, Jesus Christ.

BUT HOW?

Stott prayed daily that God would bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his own life; a prayer clearly answered and evident in his Christlikeness.

Chris Wright, a close friend of John Stott, reflects on all nine qualities that the Apostle Paul includes in the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians. He shows how they are rooted in the character of God, first revealed in the Old Testament, and modelled and taught by Jesus. With applications to encourage biblical growth with depth, and questions at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal resource for preachers, study groups and personal reflection.

Many people rightly stress the importance of the gifts, power and ministries of the Holy Spirit, but easily neglect Paul’s command to live and walk by the Spirit and cultivate the fruit that only he can bear in our lives. Paying close attention to the beautiful and robust qualities that Paul includes in the fruit, and seeking daily to cultivate them with God’s help, is surely one way we can become more and more like Jesus.

Author Bios

Christopher J. H. Wright
(By)

CHRISTOPHER J. H. WRIGHT is International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership. He was formerly Principal of All Nations Christian College, Ware, UK, after he taught at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. His books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, Knowing God – The Trilogy, The Mission of God’s People and several commentaries in The Bible Speaks Today series.

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