How much are you missing because you assume all the answers are in the back?
Self-denying humility ought to show up in the way we worship together.
Thou who wast lifted up upon a cross
art ascended to highest heaven . . .
We need the Jesus who loves us in our Genesis 13 moments and our Genesis 12 moments.
Why memorize the Scriptures? What would be the benefits of this practice that most people would consider obsolete today, in an age in which the digital revolution has all but made it redundant?
In order to combat this we need to speak truth to our hearts. We need to remind ourselves of the truth of Scripture. This is no less important in the area of evangelism. We need to debunk the myths that are too easily believed and cling instead to what God has said and done.
We should note that in all the Bible's words about reproof and rebuke and discipline, the Bible never says to "confess one another's sins."
When guilt persists, remember where Jesus is and where he's been.
The modern mind may well be adverse to authority and disinclined to trust the “sage on the stage.” Nonetheless, where there is no authority, there is no true preaching.
Jonathan Edwards saw God's grace as a tide of goodness.