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       Neil T. Anderson
       1944-
      
       Neil Anderson was raised on a farm in Minnesota. He served his country for four years in the Navy. He worked four years as an aerospace engineer before being called into full time ministry. He has served the Lord as a high school campus pastor, and in local churches as a youth pastor, college pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor.
      
       He taught for ten years at Talbot School of Theology and was the chairman of the Practical Theology Department. He is the founder and now president emeritus of Freedom In Christ Ministries, which has offices in Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. He conducts conferences for Christian leaders around the world in addition to maintaining a heavy writing schedule.
      
       Neil stays involved with the academic community by teaching Doctor of Ministry classes at several seminaries. He has five earned degrees including a doctor of ministry, doctor of education, a masters of divinity and a masters in Christian education.

When you resort to shouting in conflict, you are reacting in the flesh. You have lost control of the only person you can control: yourself.

    Topics: Anger

Remember: What you do doesn't determine who you are; who you are determines what you do.

    Topics: Character

A Christian is not simply a person who is forgiven and goes to heaven. A Christian, in terms of his or her deepest identity, is a saint, a spiritually born child of God, a divine masterpiece, a child of light, a citizen of heaven.

    Topics: Christians

Aloneness can lead to loneliness. God's preventative for loneliness is intimacy - meaningful, open, sharing relationships with one another. In Christ we have the capacity for the fulfilling sense of belonging which comes from intimate fellowship with God and with other believers.

    Topics: Fellowship, Relationships

If you are not thinking right, if your mind is not being renewed, if you are not God and His Word properly, it will show up in your emotional life.

    Topics: Reasoning, Renewal

The inner change, justification, is effected at the moment of salvation. The outer change in the believer's daily walk, sanctification, continues throughout life. But the progressive work of sanctification is only fully effective when the radical, inner transformation of justification is realized and appropriated by faith.

    Topics: Salvation, Sanctification, Justification

But as long as we live on the earth, we are still on Satan's turf. He will try to rule our lives by deceiving us into believing that we still belong to him.

    Topics: Satan

The major strategy of Satan is to distort the character of God and the truth of who we are. He can't change God and he can't do anything to change our identity and position in Christ. If, however, he can get us to believe a lie, we will live as though our identity in Christ isn't true.

    Topics: Satan

Your greatest fulfillment in life will come when you discover your unique gifts and abilities and use them to edify others and glorify the LORD.

    Topics: Service, Gifts

We don't serve God to gain His acceptance; we are accepted so we serve God. We don't follow Him in order to be loved; we are loved so we follow Him.

    Topics: Service

The essence of temptation is the invitation to live independently of God.

    Topics: Temptation


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