The Way Of Christian Character

ZTF Books Online

Narrated by Gerald Zimmerman

5 hr 9 min
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Christian character is all-important. The Lord Jesus wants all His disciples to be like Him in their character. He has put the Holy Spirit in each believer to work that character out. Only those whose character conforms in every way to that of the Lord Jesus can be said to be truly entirely sanctified.
This book is about the character of Christ in the life of the Christian. We send it out with prayer that the Almighty Father should use it to work out the character of His begotten Son in His adopted sons.

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ZTF Books Online
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Jul 13, 2018
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5h 9m 42s
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9781987110944
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English
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Religion / Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Religion / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
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The parable of the sower was the first recorded parable that the Lord spoke. It must have been on His heart in a special way. Three of the gospel writers - Matthew, Mark and Luke - recorded it in detail. I think that its message was one that the Lord very much wanted to communicate to those who came after Him, and also to us today.

The parable talks of a sower who went out to sow. The sower was one person. In fact, the Sower is God. The seed is the gospel. We can at once see that the Sower did not vary and the seed did not vary. Only one thing varied, and that was the type of soil that received the perfect seed that was sown by the Lord.

Because there is one Sower and He sowed the same seed on all the four grounds, all differences as to what happened to the seed that was sown must be attributed to one thing only, and that one thing is the condition of the soil that received the Word.

The different soils represent different conditions of the heart. There are therefore, four conditions of the heart among the sons of men. These are:

The wayside heart,

The stony heart,

The thorny heart,

The good heart.

Whether a person’s heart is wayside, stony, thorny or good, is not decided by the Lord but by each one. God has given each one a heart that can be good, if the person so desires. However, if people prefer to have the other conditions of the heart, God, in His sovereignty, gives them the right to self-determination. God, in His love for man, has decided that He will let man exercise his sovereign right as a morally responsible being, to choose the type of heart that he wants. This is one of the greatest manifestations of God’s love for man; for true love can never impose or force an undesired thing on the object of love.

As we study the different heart conditions, bear in mind that your heart is what it is because you have made it so. However, you can alter it. You can make your heart into a condition that is different from what it is today. If the condition of your heart is what you do not want it to be, do something about it today and things will be different!

God bless you!

These messages that constitute the book, "The Way of Spiritual Encouragement," were written while l was away from Cameroon to seek God's face and sort out many things with Him. They have been a great blessing to me. l was shocked by what the Lord was saying to me and, by His grace, will say to those He will allow to read these messages. My own faith in Him grew as l wrote them. l have been deeply comforted to know that God is so good, so loving and so gracious. My desire is to love Him more and more.
l have received answers to many of my questions, and my problems have found solutions in Him. Somehow, in a way l cannot explain, love has welled up in my heart for all His children - my beloved brothers and sisters in Him - irrespective of whatever differences we have had. He has been good to me.
Because these messages were written over a period of ten days, l have not done very much thinking about them. l have just allowed what God has put on my heart to flow out, and sometimes He has been gracious to allow things to flow out which l had never seen.
If you approach them as the sharing of something from my heart to yours, you will, by God's grace, be blessed. If you approach them as talks on doctrine, you may have problems. l suggest that you just open your heart to God and receive what He has for you.
l pray that you should read all the messages, for it may be that what God has for your need may not be in the first message nor in the second, but somewhere else.
If you receive a little encouragement and assurance in the Lord as you read this book, l will consider that as a bonus. The blessing to my own spiritual life, received as l wrote, more than compensates me.
May the Lord God, the Author and Finisher of our faith, be magnified for all the grace that He has shown to me, who am but one of His most undeserving servants.

"BROKENNESS" by Professor Fomum, is a real classic for walking the Christian life with total abandonment to the Lord.

After the new birth, a man's spirituality is not measured by his capacity to preach great sermons, to cast out demons, or to heal the sick. Such capacities could be the manifestation of spiritual gifts, which are received from God, regardless of who the person is. Such a person may

be totally unrecognizable at the slightest provocation,be selfish and self-centred,love sin,hide or blame others for his mistakes and failures,get worried when faced with the least problem, and act before he has prayed about it,etc.

This talks of an unbroken life in which, unfortunately, most believers who truly confess the name of the Lord, find themselves several years after conversion.

The purpose of God in the new creation is to produce people who attain spiritual maturity, by quickly attaining the stature of broken men and women. God does it through the cross, to break and destroy the natural man and, by the work of the Holy Spirit, to build the character of Christ in the believer. Brokenness therefore depends on the degree to which a person has allowed the cross and the Holy Spirit to work in him.

Taking Jacob's life as a basis, the author shows how one can go from the state of the natural man (unconverted) to that of a carnal believer (unbroken), then to that of a spiritual believer (broken); that is, a life in which the believer belongs totally to the Lord,

allows free access to God in the minutest details of his life, no longer presents any obstacle to God.

Listen to this book. It will challenge you and help you to make progress on the pathway of brokenness, to such an extent that you will soon be able to confess with apostle Paul, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."

The parable of the sower was the first recorded parable that the Lord spoke. It must have been on His heart in a special way. Three of the gospel writers - Matthew, Mark and Luke - recorded it in detail. I think that its message was one that the Lord very much wanted to communicate to those who came after Him, and also to us today.

The parable talks of a sower who went out to sow. The sower was one person. In fact, the Sower is God. The seed is the gospel. We can at once see that the Sower did not vary and the seed did not vary. Only one thing varied, and that was the type of soil that received the perfect seed that was sown by the Lord.

Because there is one Sower and He sowed the same seed on all the four grounds, all differences as to what happened to the seed that was sown must be attributed to one thing only, and that one thing is the condition of the soil that received the Word.

The different soils represent different conditions of the heart. There are therefore, four conditions of the heart among the sons of men. These are:

The wayside heart,

The stony heart,

The thorny heart,

The good heart.

Whether a person’s heart is wayside, stony, thorny or good, is not decided by the Lord but by each one. God has given each one a heart that can be good, if the person so desires. However, if people prefer to have the other conditions of the heart, God, in His sovereignty, gives them the right to self-determination. God, in His love for man, has decided that He will let man exercise his sovereign right as a morally responsible being, to choose the type of heart that he wants. This is one of the greatest manifestations of God’s love for man; for true love can never impose or force an undesired thing on the object of love.

As we study the different heart conditions, bear in mind that your heart is what it is because you have made it so. However, you can alter it. You can make your heart into a condition that is different from what it is today. If the condition of your heart is what you do not want it to be, do something about it today and things will be different!

God bless you!

This book by Professor Zacharias Tanee Fomum is about the making of disciples. The Making of Disciples is an attempt to respond to the call of the Lord in Mat 28: 19-20 to make disciples who will in turn make disciples, who will make disciples, etc.

In the early Church, only disciples were known. Those who belonged to the Lord Jesus were called “Disciples”


WHO IS A DISCIPLE?


The Lord Jesus intended that everyone who is led to Him, and who therefore knows Him personally and is dynamically related to Him, should enroll in the school of a Disciple Maker who will make him into a Disciple, which means somebody committed not only to be like Christ, but also to bring others to be like Christ.


This call of the Lord Jesus has not been taken seriously by the Church, and what is practiced today is a counterfeit of what the Lord intended. It is obvious that the evangelisation of the world, and the condition of each believer would have been totally different if disciples were made, and if the process had continued.


This book is then the fruit of a burden. It is born out of the desire to see the Church of the Lord return to the task of making disciples who will in turn make disciples.


In this profound manual, Professor Fomum addresses topics like:

The conditions to become and remain a discipleTransforming a young convert into a mature discipleTransforming a mature disciple into a disciple makerEtc.

The Lord Jesus made disciples. He has commanded to go and make disciples who will in turn make disciples.

This book will help you to obey this command.

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