Now this is proof that Christ is God, the Word and Power of God . . .
The first heart that the preached Word must affect in your gospel-centered community is yours.
The time had come for God’s justice to be laid out on the Amalekites, and King Saul was to be the mediator. But, as often is the case, a simple command gets transfigured into something more palatable between the hearing and the doing.
Do not be always poring down over the imperfections of your own heart, and dissecting your own besetting sins.
What does it look like to boast in the Lord? There is, of course, the most straight forward meaning – that boasting in the Lord is not being proud of your own accomplishments, but instead sharing freely and loudly what Jesus has done on the cross. But is that the only way to boast in the Lord?
Paul in 1 Corinthians 4 lays out six qualities a congregation should expect of their pastor.
According to Tim Keller, virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith.
My practice has been to try to take one of these passages each day of the week and use it to give momentum to my prayer for my wife. What a joy and weighty responsibility it is to pray on behalf of our wives!
Here are five easy ways that you can engage with the Bible in such a way that you may get a little more out of your daily devotions.
Many church leaders strategize about ways to grow their membership in number and maturity, but how much thought is given to how they are helping their members leave in a healthy way?