Perfect Sinners (audiobook)

Perfect Sinners (audiobook)

See yourself as God sees you

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How to think, feel and act as those who are both perfect saints and wicked sinners

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How am I meant to feel as a Christian?

You can go to an evangelical church on a Sunday and be told: "Christian, you are loved by God, no matter what you've done. God could not love you more than he does." You can go to another evangelical church and be told: "You're a wretched sinner". The emphasis can feel very different, and yet both churches are teaching truth.

Holding both truths together in balance can be tricky but it's essential for healthy Christian living. Overemphasizing one at the expense of the other causes all sorts of problems.

Perfect Sinners will help us keep the balance, as we distinguish between our "status" before God and our "walk" with him.

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Contents

  • Intro: What does God think of me?
  • 1. How can God love me when he hates sin?
  • 2. How strong does my faith need to be?
  • 3. Does God only love me because he has to?
  • 4. Does God's love for me vary?
  • 5. Will God still love me if I never obey him?
  • 6. Should I ever feel guilty?
  • 7. Does God reward us differently?
  • 7.5. But does God really still love me?
  • 8. Why is change so slow?
  • 9. Why are believers warned not to fall away?
  • 10. How do I enjoy greater assurance of God's love?
  • Final Word: Perfection is eternal – sin is not

Specification

Author Matt Fuller
Format Audio
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Sometimes, Christians get confused about how God thinks of them. The questions get phrased like this:

Q: I'm a Christian: God loves me in Jesus – is there really nothing I can do to make him love me more or love me less? Errm, yes and no.
Q: Does God love all Christians the same? Errm, yes and no.
Q: Do some Christians get greater reward in heaven? Yes! How come? Where does grace fit in?
Q: Should I ever feel guilty? Is that appropriate?
Q: If I'm always forgiven, what's going on when I confess sin? Am I even more forgiven?

Commendations

The idea that we are constantly sipping saltwater is an extremely helpful image which is then carefully applied to our battle with sin. It is beautifully honest, packed with stories, and ultimately full of hope in Christ.

Jonty Allcock

Lead Pastor, The Globe Church, London and author of Lost, Fearless and Hero

Our lives get more busy yet more empty. Steve gets this—he gets us. He describes what you feel, why you feel like that, and walks with you to a better way. And, somehow, he does it in a way that makes you feel heard, even befriended. Within two pages you will be drawn in by Steve's honesty and how he seems to speak to you. Then you read the entire book—hope rising with each chapter. Since one chapter will be uniquely yours, you will double back, re-read that chapter, and act on that hope.

Ed Welch

Counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)

In Sipping Saltwater, Steve grabs your attention from the very first sentence. He sheds unique insight into idolatry through vivid imagery and solid biblical instruction. He powerfully points you to the only One who can and will quench your thirst. I will be sharing this book with those I counsel—both professing Christians and those who profess no faith at all.

Timothy Lane

President of the Institute for Pastoral Care and Former Executive Director at CCEF

Independent reviews

Sipping Saltwater

Tim Challies, Challies.com, November 8th 2017

If you are unfamiliar with the category of heart idolatries, you will not do much better than Sipping Saltwater as an introduction. And even if it is a familiar category, this book may serve as a valuable refresher. I highly recommend it.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“Real Life Struggles and Solutions”

(Review written for 'Sipping Saltwater')

Steve writes candidly about our (and his) need to find lasting satisfaction and value, but in the wrong things, or in the wrong way. The book is filled with real life examples, including his own struggles. I found it easy to identify with a number of them. The analogy of sipping salt water, which looks like it would quench our thirst, to believing that achievement, or money, or sex, etc will give lasting satisfaction is a great comparison. Steve uses many examples from scripture to help us see things from God's perspective. For instance, in Chapter 8 on money, Steve clearly points out that money is not evil by itself, although we can demonize it. Nor is it to be loved and hoarded. It is only when we put money in its proper place by earning, using it for living, saving and giving, as God intended, that we quit sipping the saltwater of money. We try so hard to find permanent value and satisfaction in money and other things, when God alone will satisfy us. The basic message of how to drink God's living water, finding salvation thru Jesus alone, is clearly presented throughout the book. A very good and "must read" book.


13/12/2017

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