Leading the Church
How is your seasoning? One of the key objectives of Francis Schaeffer's work was to help Christians think and process who they are in Christ. In so doing, one would look at God's precepts and then work them out so he could better be salt and light in the world in which we live. Schaeffer found, both as a pastor and in his early personal practice of Christianity, too much shallowness, preoccupation with trivialities, and what he saw as "irrationality."
Why is understanding about the Trinity essential for being a Christian?
Spiritual Gifts is one of the principle calls of the believer. It is also one of two areas of ministry in the church.
The God who ordains the ends (from creation to salvation) and numbers our hairs, also ordains the means to the ends...
This is Jesus' most common title for Himself. It is used eighty-one times in the Gospels, and it is never used by anyone else but Jesus. It is...
Sin is missing the mark that our Lord has for us. Sin is a violation against God and His people. It was a Greek archery term.
True Sanctification (His Part) is surrendering ourselves entirely to the Holy Spirit, to have His way working in us. Consecration (our part) is being (Gal. 6:14) dedicated to God's service!
Righteousness is defined as conformity to God's Law, both from our heart and deeds, inside and outside. Faith is the instrument for Righteousness but not the cause. Christ is the cause.
Repentance is the result of the acknowledgment of what Christ has done, and not the cause of Christ giving you grace.
Are you pleasing God or yourself? Is your heart seeking reconciliation or alienation?