If you want to be known, served, and celebrated in community, you’ll need to be challenged by that community. And that community will help you live the life you’ve always wanted.
Because eternal life is integral to the gospel's promise, eternal security is an integral blessing of the gospel.
I believe our sinful desire for power, control, and praise are at the root of most church divisions.
Roman Catholics need the gospel for the same reason we all need it. We are all sinners with such a messed up and low view of how holy holiness really is that we think somehow through our own efforts we can attain it.
I regularly hear conference speakers claim that if someone isn’t nervous before they stand up to declare the words of God then something is wrong. I'm not sure this is right.
Never go it alone.
Your church's vision must become more than just a catchphrase. It should be the embodiment of the way God is driving your church to achieve His mission.
It stands, then, that if Jesus was not raised, Christ’s sacrifice was deficient, that Jesus’ blood was somehow insufficient to pay the full penalty for sin.
They love you, they love you not.
Salvation is for us but ultimately about God.