Love Like Jesus

The Beatitudes: A Pathway to Spiritual Maturity

by Robert L. Morris Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781664258112
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781664258129
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781664258105

About the Book

There’s an old joke about a young boy who continually fell out of bed. No matter what the parents did, nothing helped. One night, the parents heard a loud thump, ran to their son’s room, and found him on the floor. The dad asked what had happened. The boy said, “I guess I stayed too close to the place where I got in.”

When it comes to spiritual maturity, most Christians can say the same thing: “I’ve stayed too close to where I got in.” In other words, we haven’t grown much since we first became believers. It’s not that believers don’t desire a mature walk with Jesus. Most followers don’t know how to grow.

In Love Like Jesus, author Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morris Jr. offers an in-depth look at the Beatitudes, Jesus’ teaching on spiritual growth. Jesus teaches the eight steps in the growth cycle, and each spiritual truth builds on the one(s) previously taught. He began with the necessity of mourning and concluded with a victorious faith during times of persecution.

Morris discusses that to learn to love as Jesus loves, we must become more like him. Spiritual growth is not a stroll in the park; it’s an intentional lifelong journey with a mixture of hardships and victories. But it’s always worth the trip. In the end, our hearts will be transformed, and we’ll become more and more like the savior. The Beatitudes are the pathway, the starting place.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morris Jr. has been in ministry for more than forty-five years. After serving as the senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, for seventeen years, he returned to Young Life staff, where his ministry began. He received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Virginia, have two married sons and two grandchildren.