Wayne Hoag’s ‘The One Another Project: God's Strategy for Building His Church and Conforming His Children into the Image of Christ’ started life as a ten-week series of sermons and home study for those looking to fully understand God's strategy of the ‘One Another’ call. Having changed the lives of hundreds of Christians since, Hoag is now compiling his teachings and wisdom into a compelling new book that anyone can utilize. Hoag’s goal is simple yet bold – to help readers understand just how much they need their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Truckee, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/17/2014 -- Through a lifetime of Bible study and dedication to the Body of Christ, Wayne Hoag has encountered a myriad of life-changing admonitions. However, none quite as fascinating and pertinent as the twenty-nine 'One Another' admonitions in the New Testament, which called him to do something life-changing for the congregation at his church.
Hoag used this calling to deliver a ten-week series of sermons that literally changed the lives of his brothers and sisters before him; a duty so fulfilling that he has now transposed those teachings into an uplifting new book – 'The One Another Project: God's Strategy for Building His Church and Conforming His Children into the Image of Christ'.
Outside of his love for God and his family, Wayne Hoag's greatest love is for the Body of Christ. For thirty-five years he has been a shepherd of God's flock. The past twenty years he has been the Senior Pastor of Sierra Bible Church in the mountain town of Truckee, California. Several years ago his attention was drawn to the New Testament admonitions that call God's children to either be or do something for their fellow believers in the local church. In fact, the call appears a total of twenty-nine times. Upon further study, Wayne became convinced that the twenty-nine one another admonitions were God's unique strategy to shape and mold His children into the image of His Son.
He began to see that following the work of salvation in one's life, God then placed the new believer in a local fellowship where they would be further shaped and refined by and through their life with other believers. That is when the One Another Project was born. The Project was originally a ten week series of sermons that were then further explored in weekly home study groups. The questions that were asked and explored in the small groups are listed at the end of each chapter.
Pastor Wayne has not only taught these truths to his Truckee congregation but also to others who want to more fully understand God's strategy of the One Another call.
The key verse for this study is Romans 12:5, "...so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." As you read may you grow in your understanding of just how much you need your brothers and sisters in Christ.
"This volume transcends a typical book to give readers a complete course of study," explains Hoag. "The book is extremely action-oriented and then, if readers head to the project's official website, they can download a powerful study guide that contains a wealth of discussion points and questions to ponder."
Continuing, "It's one of the few courses of study that will expose them to the New Testament's admonitions with so-much depth. There's a lifetime's lessons to be learned, so I'd urge any Christian not to pass up this opportunity."
Since its release, the book has attracted a string of rave reviews. Ray Garland comments, "This book is a delightful and informative trip through the New Testament scriptures that deal with how followers of Jesus Christ should relate to one another day to day. Noted Christian Author, Philip Yancey has referenced the One Another Project in his new book Vanishing Grace: Whatever Happened to the Good News? Author Wayne Hoag, incorporating quotes from Oswald Chambers and CS Lewis, among others, shares relevant and touching experiences in human relations from his 35 years as a community church pastor. The book lifts up Jesus Christ and what He has to say about a particular subject and never becomes sidetracked by denominational distinctive. The end result is a very helpful and scholarly defended checklist of 29 biblical admonitions that is universally applicable to all believers."
'The One Another Project: God's Strategy for Building His Church and Conforming His Children into the Image of Christ', is available now: http://amzn.to/1wxZKtl.
Visit the official website: http://www.oneanotherproject.com.
About Wayne Hoag
Wayne was ordained in January 1977. While serving as a youth pastor in Twin Falls, Idaho he received a call to pioneer a new church in the town of Moab, Utah. After 13 years in the desert, God's call then brought Wayne & his family to Truckee. He has been married to Sandy, his high school sweetheart, for 40 years. Wayne and Sandy's greatest desire is to bear witness to the love and grace of their Lord Jesus Christ.