Church Blog (Page 11)
“Gospel-centered preaching.” “Gospel-centered parenting.” “Gospel-centered discipleship.” This descriptive mantra is tagged onto just about anything and everything in the Christian world these days. But what’s it all about?
“There is a pernicious paranoia that permeates churches today: folks think Satan can hear them speak. Some people unwittingly pad Satan’s résumé to include God’s unique attributes of omniscience and omnipresence.”
How do you overcome sin and live the Christian life? Is defeating sin something God does in you, or do you defeat it by obeying the commands of Scripture? In other words, is the Christian life an exercise in passive trust or active obedience?
What do you think of when you think of heaven? What are you looking forward to? Think about your answer, then read this short article.
How does Ruth 1:16 apply to church? “For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”
Sanctify one another, humble one another, scrutinize one another, pressure one another, embarrass one another, corner one another, interrupt one another, defeat one another, sacrifice one another, shame one another, judge one another . . .
“. . . it is utterly dangerous for churches to offer choices of worship styles. It divides the church, treats Christians as consumers whose tastes must be catered to, and robs us of the opportunity to serve our neighbor.”