Cutting to the Core
Cutting to the Core deals with the issue of Christian character. The book is a detailed study and application of 2 Peter 1:3-8. The author emphasizes the importance of developing true moral character. 'God desires for us to emulate his...
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Cutting to the Core deals with the issue of Christian character. The book is a detailed study and application of 2 Peter 1:3-8. The author emphasizes the importance of developing true moral character. 'God desires for us to emulate his character' (p. 25). The development of Christian character begins with faith and to faith seven other components must be added. These seven components are goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
Character matters. Regardless of what the polls and media personalities say, our society cannot survive without people of moral, spiritual, and personal character. As Christans, our character is crucial. The watching world judges the character of our Father by the lives of His children. Our character may well be the light that draws those in darkness to the true Light we merely reflect. What are the attributes of character we need to develop, and how are we to develop these traits? Drawing on the teaching of the apostle Peter in his second letter, real world pastor and engaging author Rick Ezell cuts to the core of what constitutes true character. He enumerates and explains the seven characteristics which, when added to faith, will yield character of distinction. Discussions include the spiritual dimensions that form the core of character, and the tools necessary for developing the life of distinctive and alluring character.
A guide to developing true moral character through a clear understanding of the principles of 2 Peter 1: 3-8. Includes the divine dimensions of character, the components of character, and the tools necessary for developing distinctive character.
Rick Ezell is senior pastor of Naperville Baptist Church in Naperville, Illinois. He has written numerous articles on ministry and the Christian life for publications across the nation.