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Principles for the Christian Life: Bible Study Edition
by Robert M. Gullberg View author's profile page

Overview


Why compile a book like this? Quite simple. To educate the Christian with a "bottom line" format. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge." In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that the Colossians would "live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of the Lord, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they would have great endurance and patience…" These two verses, as examples, tell it like it is! Knowledge is the key ingredient to wisdom. However, knowledge alone is almost a waste. But wisdom results from both knowledge AND experience. The Christian life must be lived and experienced. Then with proper knowledge, we can guide our hearts for transformation. This book covers the information that Christians need to know. After each section, it asks insightful questions that will stimulate much needed discussion on the topic. It encourages more in depth Bible Study. The Bible contains the information that lead us to the life that God wants us to live by his Spirit. The sad thing is this. Many of our Bibles are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in our homes! Little do we know the "pearls of truth" that lie at our fingertips. Sometimes we are too busy reading some Christian book about the Bible. One of our goals as Christians should be to "grow in the knowledge of the Lord," using the Bible as our prime, light-giving source. We have no excuses. For any situation in life, we should be asking, "What does the Bible (and therefore, the Lord) say about it?" The Bible itself contains the answers to all of life's tough questions. I see these sometimes difficult questions asked everyday by all of us. Unfortunately, if we are studying at all, the study tends to be focused on a well-intentioned book "about" the Bible and not the Bible itself! I am not a pastor, nor a seminarian. I am not a full time church worker. However,
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Description


Why compile a book like this? Quite simple. To educate the Christian with a "bottom line" format. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge." In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that the Colossians would "live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of the Lord, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they would have great endurance and patience…" These two verses, as examples, tell it like it is! Knowledge is the key ingredient to wisdom. However, knowledge alone is almost a waste. But wisdom results from both knowledge AND experience. The Christian life must be lived and experienced. Then with proper knowledge, we can guide our hearts for transformation. This book covers the information that Christians need to know. After each section, it asks insightful questions that will stimulate much needed discussion on the topic. It encourages more in depth Bible Study. The Bible contains the information that lead us to the life that God wants us to live by his Spirit. The sad thing is this. Many of our Bibles are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in our homes! Little do we know the "pearls of truth" that lie at our fingertips. Sometimes we are too busy reading some Christian book about the Bible. One of our goals as Christians should be to "grow in the knowledge of the Lord," using the Bible as our prime, light-giving source. We have no excuses. For any situation in life, we should be asking, "What does the Bible (and therefore, the Lord) say about it?" The Bible itself contains the answers to all of life's tough questions. I see these sometimes difficult questions asked everyday by all of us. Unfortunately, if we are studying at all, the study tends to be focused on a well-intentioned book "about" the Bible and not the Bible itself! I am not a pastor, nor a seminarian. I am not a full time church worker. However, I have been "schooled" by experience and sat at the feet of many of God's leaders over many years and have learned from them. I have explored the Bible for decades and taught scores of Bible studies from Genesis to Revelation. That doesn't make me an expert. Far from it. But I love the pursuit of excellence, as I am sure you do, in pursuing the Christian life. Part 1 of this book is to simply implement the verses present in the Scripture to direct us on important Christian subjects. It is more than a concordance, which one can find at the end of most any Bible. What one will find in PART 1 are the steering points of the wisdom from the Bible. The topics in PART 1 are the "nuts and bolts" of Christianity. My goal was to keep this book to a "bottom line" level of understanding. Part 2 looks at what is going on in the rest of the world of non-Christendom. In day to day living, I find that most Christians are at best vaguely familiar regarding where other people are coming from in their particular belief systems. When one really investigates the different gods and philosophies that are being practiced by much of the world's population (more than 85%), it's disappointing, is it not? This knowledge should be an impetus for us to not only take a stronger stance on our Christian roots but also be more active in our outreach to the lost. The lost are literally all over the place! They are in India, but also in your neighborhood. May this Bible Study book serve as a practical reference for you in your lifetime of discipleship. Robert M. Gullberg, MD Racine, Wisconsin All verses quoted from the NIV, Life Application Bible.
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About the author


Dr. Bob Gullberg is originally from Park Ridge, Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin for over 25 years. His father was a dentist and practiced for over 40 years, many of those years as a volunteer at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois. Both of his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Lin and Lauri are believers and have influenced him greatly in the Christian faith. Bob spent his boyhood living part time on a lake in Wisconsin regularly enjoying summer and winter sports. This lakehood experience helped to shape his view of God's marvelous creation. In high school, he received the "Good Will Award" his senior year. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Illinois Med School . As a senior in medical school, he got a glimpse of global missions when he worked in a missionary hospital in Herbertpur, India near the Nepalian border for 3 months. From the University of Illinois, he headed to Evanston Hospital and completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Next was a two-year Fellowship in the study of Infections at NU Medical School in Chicago. After his post graduate fellowship, he arrived in Racine and married Janet Henricksen 2 years later. He and Janet have four children. Each are walking with the Lord and gifted uniquely! Bob has been a believer for about 45 years. His journey with the Lord began as a 13 year old at the Northwest Covenant Church in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. There, Pastor Engseth led him to the Lord. While attending Maine East High School, mentorship from Dave Veerman of Campus Life followed. Son City at South Park Church with Bill Hybels as Youth Pastor was part of his growing experience. When college began, Craig Domeck took him under his wing in Campus Crusade for Christ. Medical school followed, and some warm fellowship with Steve Kashian, Herb Lang, and Diane Stecher in regular Bible Studies was part of the weekly spiritual diet. While in Rockford, Illinois on a 3 year medical stint, he attended the Evangelical Free Church (Lareau Lindquist was the pastor, good friend, and occasional racket ball partner). Dr. Dave Norquist was a special friend , and quality time was spent with the Christian Medical Society group, and with Eric Anderson, his travel mate to India. Post Graduate training ensued at Northwestern University, and Bible study with cross-healthcare students kept him active in God's word. Small group studies with Pete Jaggard, MD, Doug Smith, Steve Bundra MD and many others were regular. When Bob arrived in Racine, Wisconsin, the late Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Don Cohill mentored him for many years. Presently, Dr. Bob and his family are active at Grace Church in Racine Wisconsin . He tributes Pastor Jerry Worsham for having a large impact on his life from the pulpit for about 20 years. Pastor Rusty Hayes was a trusted accountability partner for years while he was at Grace also. Dr Bob has led Bible studies for 34 years on all sorts of topics from Genesis to Revelation.
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Book details

Genre:RELIGION

Subgenre:Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides

Language:English

Pages:343

eBook ISBN:9781543906462


Overview


Why compile a book like this? Quite simple. To educate the Christian with a "bottom line" format. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge." In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that the Colossians would "live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of the Lord, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they would have great endurance and patience…" These two verses, as examples, tell it like it is! Knowledge is the key ingredient to wisdom. However, knowledge alone is almost a waste. But wisdom results from both knowledge AND experience. The Christian life must be lived and experienced. Then with proper knowledge, we can guide our hearts for transformation. This book covers the information that Christians need to know. After each section, it asks insightful questions that will stimulate much needed discussion on the topic. It encourages more in depth Bible Study. The Bible contains the information that lead us to the life that God wants us to live by his Spirit. The sad thing is this. Many of our Bibles are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in our homes! Little do we know the "pearls of truth" that lie at our fingertips. Sometimes we are too busy reading some Christian book about the Bible. One of our goals as Christians should be to "grow in the knowledge of the Lord," using the Bible as our prime, light-giving source. We have no excuses. For any situation in life, we should be asking, "What does the Bible (and therefore, the Lord) say about it?" The Bible itself contains the answers to all of life's tough questions. I see these sometimes difficult questions asked everyday by all of us. Unfortunately, if we are studying at all, the study tends to be focused on a well-intentioned book "about" the Bible and not the Bible itself! I am not a pastor, nor a seminarian. I am not a full time church worker. However,

Read more

Description


Why compile a book like this? Quite simple. To educate the Christian with a "bottom line" format. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge." In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that the Colossians would "live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of the Lord, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they would have great endurance and patience…" These two verses, as examples, tell it like it is! Knowledge is the key ingredient to wisdom. However, knowledge alone is almost a waste. But wisdom results from both knowledge AND experience. The Christian life must be lived and experienced. Then with proper knowledge, we can guide our hearts for transformation. This book covers the information that Christians need to know. After each section, it asks insightful questions that will stimulate much needed discussion on the topic. It encourages more in depth Bible Study. The Bible contains the information that lead us to the life that God wants us to live by his Spirit. The sad thing is this. Many of our Bibles are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in our homes! Little do we know the "pearls of truth" that lie at our fingertips. Sometimes we are too busy reading some Christian book about the Bible. One of our goals as Christians should be to "grow in the knowledge of the Lord," using the Bible as our prime, light-giving source. We have no excuses. For any situation in life, we should be asking, "What does the Bible (and therefore, the Lord) say about it?" The Bible itself contains the answers to all of life's tough questions. I see these sometimes difficult questions asked everyday by all of us. Unfortunately, if we are studying at all, the study tends to be focused on a well-intentioned book "about" the Bible and not the Bible itself! I am not a pastor, nor a seminarian. I am not a full time church worker. However, I have been "schooled" by experience and sat at the feet of many of God's leaders over many years and have learned from them. I have explored the Bible for decades and taught scores of Bible studies from Genesis to Revelation. That doesn't make me an expert. Far from it. But I love the pursuit of excellence, as I am sure you do, in pursuing the Christian life. Part 1 of this book is to simply implement the verses present in the Scripture to direct us on important Christian subjects. It is more than a concordance, which one can find at the end of most any Bible. What one will find in PART 1 are the steering points of the wisdom from the Bible. The topics in PART 1 are the "nuts and bolts" of Christianity. My goal was to keep this book to a "bottom line" level of understanding. Part 2 looks at what is going on in the rest of the world of non-Christendom. In day to day living, I find that most Christians are at best vaguely familiar regarding where other people are coming from in their particular belief systems. When one really investigates the different gods and philosophies that are being practiced by much of the world's population (more than 85%), it's disappointing, is it not? This knowledge should be an impetus for us to not only take a stronger stance on our Christian roots but also be more active in our outreach to the lost. The lost are literally all over the place! They are in India, but also in your neighborhood. May this Bible Study book serve as a practical reference for you in your lifetime of discipleship. Robert M. Gullberg, MD Racine, Wisconsin All verses quoted from the NIV, Life Application Bible.

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About the author


Dr. Bob Gullberg is originally from Park Ridge, Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin for over 25 years. His father was a dentist and practiced for over 40 years, many of those years as a volunteer at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois. Both of his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Lin and Lauri are believers and have influenced him greatly in the Christian faith. Bob spent his boyhood living part time on a lake in Wisconsin regularly enjoying summer and winter sports. This lakehood experience helped to shape his view of God's marvelous creation. In high school, he received the "Good Will Award" his senior year. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Illinois Med School . As a senior in medical school, he got a glimpse of global missions when he worked in a missionary hospital in Herbertpur, India near the Nepalian border for 3 months. From the University of Illinois, he headed to Evanston Hospital and completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Next was a two-year Fellowship in the study of Infections at NU Medical School in Chicago. After his post graduate fellowship, he arrived in Racine and married Janet Henricksen 2 years later. He and Janet have four children. Each are walking with the Lord and gifted uniquely! Bob has been a believer for about 45 years. His journey with the Lord began as a 13 year old at the Northwest Covenant Church in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. There, Pastor Engseth led him to the Lord. While attending Maine East High School, mentorship from Dave Veerman of Campus Life followed. Son City at South Park Church with Bill Hybels as Youth Pastor was part of his growing experience. When college began, Craig Domeck took him under his wing in Campus Crusade for Christ. Medical school followed, and some warm fellowship with Steve Kashian, Herb Lang, and Diane Stecher in regular Bible Studies was part of the weekly spiritual diet. While in Rockford, Illinois on a 3 year medical stint, he attended the Evangelical Free Church (Lareau Lindquist was the pastor, good friend, and occasional racket ball partner). Dr. Dave Norquist was a special friend , and quality time was spent with the Christian Medical Society group, and with Eric Anderson, his travel mate to India. Post Graduate training ensued at Northwestern University, and Bible study with cross-healthcare students kept him active in God's word. Small group studies with Pete Jaggard, MD, Doug Smith, Steve Bundra MD and many others were regular. When Bob arrived in Racine, Wisconsin, the late Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Don Cohill mentored him for many years. Presently, Dr. Bob and his family are active at Grace Church in Racine Wisconsin . He tributes Pastor Jerry Worsham for having a large impact on his life from the pulpit for about 20 years. Pastor Rusty Hayes was a trusted accountability partner for years while he was at Grace also. Dr Bob has led Bible studies for 34 years on all sorts of topics from Genesis to Revelation.
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