'Church' Tagged Posts (Page 4)
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I…
All believers in Jesus Christ have a responsibility and commissioning to reach out to those who don’t know Christ for themselves. To do that effectively we need to know and speak their language, whilst ruthlessly protecting and teaching the truth of God as written in the Bible. We are not necessarily to try and use different words, but rather explain the biblical text…
What characteristics are indicative of genuine salvation? Are these characteristics evident in your life? I came across the this list which was useful for me to evaluate the health of my relationship with God.
Church leadership makes or break the church. What are the characteristics essential for a leader/leadership to have within the church?
I wonder how Paul would be received in today’s church? I wonder what letters he would write to our church? Even a more confronting thought is, I wonder what Jesus would say? How would it compare His strong words to the some churches as written in Revelations?
I connect most with preachers who combine good theology and solid teaching with real life application and experiences
God invests into all those who turn to faith in Him, and continues to do so because of His love and mercy for us.
If we sweep our difference of opinion under the carpet for the sake of ‘peace’ and ‘unity’, in particular on key biblical teachings, this will lead to a false unity within the church…
How do you define a spiritual gift when, for example, there are people who are very good teachers but not Christians? And if someone with those attributes becomes a Christian, do those skills automatically become a ‘spiritual gift’.
Be careful not to allow the tools used in the name of God to become more important than your relationship with God.