The first thing we should say about a church-planting church is that it has been purified in the crucible of difficulty.
Starting out bivocational for a season may provide your church with the stability you need to have a long lasting impact in the city God has called you to.
For already that which was equally incredible has come to pass, in the world's believing an incredible thing.
Help from Psalm 25 to encourage more prayer.
Everything rides on the reality of resurrection.
It will seldom be popular to resist false teachers in the church because they are almost always perceived as bringing a blessing and speaking with winsome words. They are gentlemen.
When Christians share the gospel they must make sure that they communicate faithfully and clearly what Scripture teaches about the good news.
The shepherd leads the sheep, and the sheep follow the shepherd. It is a simple concept to understand, but it is a difficult concept to practice. Why? Because the sheep don’t always want to follow the shepherd!
We don’t follow Christ’s commands because we should or because we will be “blessed” when we do. We follow Christ’s commands because we have a deep and profound admiration and a growing love for Him and we want nothing more than to please Him.
Do not despair if you feel the flesh battling against the Spirit or if you cannot make it behave. For you to follow the guidance of the Spirit in all things without interference on the part of the flesh is impossible.