A practical and powerful reminder that new life in Christ gives us a whole new purpose—and a new goal for every aspect of life...we have been designed to be like him.
"The greatest goal in the believer's life is not his own enjoyment of salvation . . . [It] is to live Jesus Christ so that men may know the Father."
Against the flow of consumerist Christianity, Pentecost reminds the reader that the Christian life is not primarily about Jesus being our best friend, finding the keys to happiness, or just making it into heaven. In this insightful look at godliness, one of America's most respected and practical theologians discusses the essential principles that encompass every aspect of life.
Our life in Christ redefines our purposes and reshapes our perspectives. With our eternal destination secured, we embark on a lifelong journey toward godliness, being changed into the image of Christ as we live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit. Centered on Scripture, Designed to Be Like Him: Understanding God's Plan for Fellowship, Conduct, Conflict, and Maturit takes you step-by-step through a theologically sound pattern for maturing in Christ. Fellowship, conduct, conflict, and maturity are all discussed in detailed, yet understandable, language.
J. Dwight Pentecost is Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus, at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has served since 1955. He holds a B. A. from Hampden-Sydney College and Th. M. and Th. D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.