The world strongly promotes a “searching for one’s identity“, yet it scoffs when we root our identity in Christ. Is this because our lives, which reflects the message of the Gospel, highlights the folly in the accusations they level against us?
“Discipline”, a word that incites every negative feeling known to man. However, when a church applies this in the manner God intended, “lovingly bringing back to a state of discipleship“, surely it becomes a good thing?
Imagine for a moment that you have won the lottery jackpot. Would you take a leaf out of Zacchaeus’ book; to give half your possessions to the poor, and pay back four times the amount to those you have cheated?
The world enforces the concept of “it’s all about me“. It comes as no surprise, then, how many arrive to “get something out of church” for themselves; those ‘pew warmers’ and ‘passengers’ that give nothing back. Yet the Spirit gives each one who is saved a gift that would benefit other believers. You want something […]
Every-so-often a church needs reminding of the importance of humility; this passage recounts the advice given to the church in Philipi. Times have not changed this need, and no-one is exempt; the speaker, the musicians, not even the person serving teas and coffee.