Christians are transformed by the renewing of their minds. They understand that in large measure how they think about the gospel will determine how they will live for God’s glory. They learn to allow the word of God to do its own work, informing and influencing the way they think in order to shape the way they live.
In a series of Scripture-enriched chapters Sinclair B. Ferguson’s Devoted to God works out this principle in detail. It provides what he describes as ‘blueprints for sanctification’—an orderly exposition of central New Testament passages on holiness. Devoted to God thus builds a strong and reliable structural framework for practical Christian living. It stresses the foundational importance of fundamental issues such as union with Christ, the rhythms of spiritual growth, the reality of spiritual conflict, and the role of God’s law. Here is a fresh approach to an always relevant subject, and a working manual to which the Christian can turn again and again for biblical instruction and spiritual direction.
Table of Contents:
|2||All of Me||31|
|3||Prepositions of Grace||55|
|4||A Different Kind of Death||71|
|6||The New Rhythm||111|
|7||In for the Kill||139|
|8||The Law Goes Deep||161|
|10||The Ultimate Goal||213|
|1||The Trinity in the New Testament||237|
|2||‘We Died to Sin … He Died to Sin’||241|
|3||The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus||257|
|4||The Fourth Commandment||261|
|5||The ‘Blueprint Passages’||271
About the Author
Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and returned to his native Scotland. Prior to this he held the Charles Krahe chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and served Church of Scotland congregations in Unst (Shetland) and Glasgow (St George’s Tron). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (1971).
Dr Ferguson has authored several books published by the Trust, of which he is a trustee, and a former editor. He retains his position as Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas, and serves as a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He continues to preach God’s Word in churches and at conferences.
Sinclair and his wife Dorothy have three sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.
Dr. Ferguson has one again written a book that is an amazing gift to the body of Christ. Justification is just the beginning of the Christian life, Sanctification and Holiness must follow – without which we will not see God. Dr. Ferguson’s new book removes the overwhelm many people feel when thinking about or praying about sanctification and makes the subject not just understandable but so attractive that you will gladly throw open your heart and life to the process. ~ Robin Monroe, Christian blogger and church social media specialist. - Robin