Go the Way You Should Go

Christian Life Series

Book 6
Alton Danks
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God says that if we will train up a child in the way they should go, even when they are old they will not depart from it.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)

Many of us with children sought the blessing of that promise and raised children in the way we thought they should go. Much of the time that was to do the things we thought had worked well for us and to avoid doing the things we thought had caused problems to us or those around us. And some of our children grew up and stayed on the path we trained them to follow: they did the things we thought were good and avoided the things we thought were bad.

How many of us, however, thought to seek God and teach our children to go the way he says they should go? To submit themselves daily to God and have him show them what to do and how to do it, what to be, and how to become and be it, to guide, direct, and order their steps?

Go the Way You Should Go is written for parents seeking to train up their children in the way God says they should go. It is written for those who may counsel others on the way they should go. Finally, it is written for anyone who is seeking to go the way they should go and to be the manner of person they should be.

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About the author

I am the author of the web site perfectingprayer.com. I am also the author of the books The Guiding Into Truth Work of the Holy Spirit, Effective PrayerCeased From Sin: Living To Do God's WillSpiritual Warfare: Sowing, and The Truth About Eternal Life.
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Alton Danks
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Jan 25, 2017
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20
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9780998098951
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English
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Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
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In his first letter Peter declares that Jesus bore our sins in his body so that we may cease from sin and live for righteousness. He followed that by saying that some people had ceased from sin.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. (1 Peter 2:24)

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for corrupt human desires but for the will of God. (1 Peter 4:1-2)

Peter says that there were people who had ceased from sin. Moreover, he tells how they became people who had ceased from sin: they suffered in the flesh. He also gives us a glimpse into how such people lived: no longer controlled by corrupt desires, but by God's will.

The real possibility of ceasing from sin should be of great interest to those who

love Jesus (John 14:15, 21, 23, 24)

seek to be controlled by God's will (1 Peter 4:1-2)

seek to live for righteousness (1 Peter 2:24)

seek to be free from sin

seek the spiritual growth and fruitfulness that comes with being free from sin

seek eternal life (Matthew 5:29-30, 18:8-9, Mark 9:44-47)

seek fellowship and union with God (John 14:15, 21, 23)

Satan is interested in keeping people from ceasing from sin. He is seeking to rob Jesus and us of the results of his sacrifice through one of the greatest deceptions in history: causing people to believe that it is impossible to cease from sin.

 The issue of eternal life – where and how we will spend eternity – is the most consequential issue we will face in life. The difference in the consequences to us, if we receive eternal life or fail to receive it, are as extreme as they could possibly be. Moreover, we will have to live with the consequences forever. 

Jesus tells us that entering into eternal life is difficult: many will seek to enter and will not be able to.

Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (Luke 13:24)

The cost of failing to enter eternal life is so great that we would be beyond foolish not to seek the truth about eternal life with commensurate diligence. The Truth About Eternal Life is written to help in that search. 

 A: Eternal Life

We significantly help ourselves find the path leading to eternal life by seeking out what eternal life is. This simple step is easily overlooked. A good understanding of what eternal life is helps us find the path leading to it, perceive our status relative to that path, and perceive our status relative to eternal life itself.

There is a type of life available to  us that we are not born with. This life is characterized by shalom – love, peace, truth, and freedom – including freedom from fear and anxiety. This is eternal life and we may partake of it now during our temporal life. God gives us eternal life through his Word.

 B: Our Current Condition

We are born with a type of life characterized by corrupt desires. These desires bring forth death and are incompatible with eternal life. To receive eternal life we must remove the corrupt desires from our being.

 C: God's Provision

God has given us provision to help us remove the corrupt desires, become compatible with eternal life, and receive it. God sends his Spirit of Truth to guide us into all truth. If we ask him he will send him to guide us into the truth of eternal life. God has also given truth to us in 1 John that helps us know if we have received eternal life.

 D: What Must We do?

We must enter into a new covenant with God through which he helps us remove corrupt desires, become compatible with eternal life and receive it. We must be cleansed from the sin caused by the corrupt desires and sow God's Word into our hearts so it can produce eternal life in us.

<p>You were meant to be an encounter with the kingdom of God to the world around you. You were meant to live  in His glory.</p>

<p>Many Christians fall short of living powerfully. Whether due to the constraints of religious misrepresentations of God’s grace or the deceptive web of lies sown by the enemy, scores of would-be world-changers are trapped in predictable, powerless, boring lives. It is not God’s intention that His children would live in anything less than life—and life abundantly.</p>

<p><i>Renovated for Glory</i> will allow you to participate in your personal transformation and equip you to live in the glory of God. Pastor Landen Dorsch simply yet profoundly unlocks exciting biblical truths about the renewed mind from Romans 12:2 that will equip you to create godly strongholds to radically transform your life. </p>

<p>Landen Dorsch’s <i>Renovated for Glory</i> is a great book, balanced, biblical, interesting, and addresses current issues and concerns of the Church. You will be educated, enlightened, encouraged, and edified by reading it. I consider Landen a good friend, and a gifted pastor and communicator. He has been with me several times on ministry trips around the world and has helped me minister to sometimes thousands in a service. He writes not from the ivory tower of academia, but from the trenches of local church ministry. He values the glory. I recommend Landen and <i>Renovated for Glory</i> to anyone who wants to learn more about living in the glory of God. <br>
—Randy Clark, D. Min. Th.D</p>

<p>The teaching on how you and I can have a renewed mind, according to Romans 12:2, is one of the most important discoveries in scripture. I believe this book will help shape your destiny as you allow the Word of God to reveal the freedom that Christ has for you <i>now!</i> <br>
—Rev. Ken Solbrekken</p>

<p>The pillar prayers and confessions at the end of the chapters drive home the power of activating, not just learning, the truths revealed. Enjoy the read; it will change the way you think!<br>

—Ken & Jeanne Harrington</p> 

In his first letter Peter declares that Jesus bore our sins in his body so that we may cease from sin and live for righteousness. He followed that by saying that some people had ceased from sin.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. (1 Peter 2:24)

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for corrupt human desires but for the will of God. (1 Peter 4:1-2)

Peter says that there were people who had ceased from sin. Moreover, he tells how they became people who had ceased from sin: they suffered in the flesh. He also gives us a glimpse into how such people lived: no longer controlled by corrupt desires, but by God's will.

The real possibility of ceasing from sin should be of great interest to those who

love Jesus (John 14:15, 21, 23, 24)

seek to be controlled by God's will (1 Peter 4:1-2)

seek to live for righteousness (1 Peter 2:24)

seek to be free from sin

seek the spiritual growth and fruitfulness that comes with being free from sin

seek eternal life (Matthew 5:29-30, 18:8-9, Mark 9:44-47)

seek fellowship and union with God (John 14:15, 21, 23)

Satan is interested in keeping people from ceasing from sin. He is seeking to rob Jesus and us of the results of his sacrifice through one of the greatest deceptions in history: causing people to believe that it is impossible to cease from sin.

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