Starting Strong: Beginning Your Journey with Jesus Christ
by: Dr. Josh Franklin
STARTING STRONG is a discipleship tool that puts forth some essentials to a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether you have just recently given your life to Christ, or you would like to have a firm grasp on what being a follower of Christ is all about, this book is for you!
A "disciple" simply means a "learner" and a "follower". Jesus wants all of us to be His disciples - loving Him better and following Him closer. We will be better equipped to handle the pressures of life when we grow up spiritually.
DON'T DRINK RESPONSIBLY: Developing an Informed, Christian Conviction by: Dr. Josh Franklin
The beer and alcohol advertisements tell us, “Please Drink Responsibly” after pushing their liquor on our society. They say, “Moderation is the answer” to the alcohol problems that plague us. However, I agree with Dr. Adrian Rogers, who said, “Moderation is not the cure for the liquor problem. Moderation is the cause of the liquor problem. Becoming an alcoholic does not begin with the last drink, it always begins with the first.” The answer for today’s society is not moderation, but abstinence: “Don’t Drink Responsibly!” My prayer is that we would not build our convictions about alcohol from the culture around us, but allow the Word of God to guide us toward an informed, Christian conviction that advocates abstinence, not moderation.
BELIEVER'S BAPTISM: THE SYMBOL AND THE SIGNIFICANCE by: Dr. Josh Franklin
Baptism is the first step every believer should take in his or her walk with Christ. It is an outward sign of an inward change. However, in today’s church, much confusion has arisen over this issue of baptism:
· Is it really necessary for me to be baptized? · Is baptism necessary for salvation? · Does a person have to be immersed, or is sprinkling or pouring water valid? · Who should be baptized? · What about the issue of infant baptism?
These questions are some that believers have wrestled with for nearly two thousand years, and this 66-page volume seeks to answer those questions in light of the New Testament.
PATHWAY TO POWER: A 52-Week Devotional Journal by: Dr. Josh Franklin
A 52-week devotional journaling tool designed to help any believer dig into God's Word, internalize Scripture, and live by the Word daily!
In addition to 52 pages designed for weekly journaling (as shown below), this 120 page resource has helpful sections entitled: "Having a Meaningful Time with God" "Hiding God's Word in Your Heart" "52 Essential Scriptures to Memorize" "Daily Plan for Private Prayer" "Daily Declarations of Faith" "Wielding Your Weapon" "Praising the Old Testament Names of God" "Praising God from A to Z" "Essentials of Family Worship" and much more...
THE VANISHING OF THE GOSPEL and the Demise of the Church by: Bill Bennett, Ph.D. & Josh Franklin, D.Min.
“The Vanishing of the Gospel will provoke thought and conversation. As pastors and preachers we are called to be change agents. The Gospel is the tip on our Sword. How can we pierce hearts for Christ, if we have no point of truth?" - Dr. Ed Young, Sr. (Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Houston)
Chapters include: - Easy Believism: How the Gospel Lost Its Power - Hell Disappeared and No One Noticed - The Intolerance of Jesus: Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven? - Whatever Happened to Sin and Human Lostness? - Churched but Not Changed: Substituting Church Membership for the New Birth - and much, much more (16 chapters in all)!