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Becoming worldly saints: can you serve Jesus and still enjoy your life? [electronic resource] / Michael E. Wittmer.

Wittmer, Michael E. (Author). Smeby, Mark. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780310524922 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 031052492X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Zondervan : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator not specified.
Summary, etc.: If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world? Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world-the beauty of God's creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others-and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? By living out our God-given purpose. As "worldly saints," created in the image of God, we are natural creatures with a supernatural purpose-to know and love God. Because we live in a world that is stained by the curse of sin, we must learn to embrace our nature as creatures created in the image of God while recognizing our desperate need for the grace that God offers to us in the gospel. Writing in a devotional style that is theologically rich, biblically accurate, and aimed at ordinary readers, Mike Wittmer helps readers understand who they are, why they are here, and the importance of the story they tell themselves. In Becoming Worldly Saints, he gives an integrated vision that shows how we can be heavenly minded in a way that leads to earthly good, empowering believers to seize the abundant life God has for them.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Religion.
Joy > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Pleasure > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christian life.
Salvation > Christianity.
Salvation > Biblical teaching.

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