5 questions on life and pastoral ministry with Pastor Greg Belser.
As I have seen several churches in my area continue to dwindle in size I have watched the leadership of many of these churches settle into into one of three dangerous mentalities . . .
If your hope is set on anything other than Christ, how will you survive when ministry goes bad? And it will.
"The brother dismissed my view as impossible on the grounds that the Holy Spirit, who does not lie, had told him the truth on this matter. Being young and bold, I pressed on with my explanation of grammar, context, and translation, but was brushed off by a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:10b-15: spiritual things must be spiritually discerned -- which left little doubt about my status."
In the end, "the age of the earth" is an intramural discussion among creationists that only serves to bind us closer together in refuting that which is clearly contrary to Scripture, the theory of evolution.
When we believe that the things we possess are actually ours or exist because of us, they begin to control and define us rather than the other way around.
You can't just decide to change your heart, Thomas Chalmers says.
We have been racing from God, and yet in Christ, we find ourselves racing home.
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.