In our last post we noted that, according to Romans 15:4, God provides endurance and encouragement through Scripture. We’ve seen that this comes through Scripture’s promises, through biblical examples of the faithful, and especially, through the example of Jesus Himself. Christ’s example compels us to follow Him, but it does more. Through His life,
The Person’s Call to Church Planting To paraphrase Nelson Searcy, ‘’Successful church starts begin with a personal calling, rather than a personal choice.”[i] While Searcy may be slightly overstating his case, the thrust of his statement is entirely accurate – church planters need to be convinced God has called them to church planting ministry. Perhaps
Each year at Kingswood University we select a theme verse for the coming academic year. This year’s verse is actually two, Romans 15:5-6. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may
Wondering how to love the unloving? This quote from Thomas Merton captures perfectly the appropriate attitude we need: “To be perfect then is not so much a matter of seeking God with ardor and generosity as of being found, loved, and possessed by God, in such a way that his action in us makes us
Thursday, 04 August 2016 by Stephen Elliott
One of the most deeply entrenched beliefs and ministry practices in the North American church is the mindset that life-style/friendship evangelism is both THE biblical and most effective way to share the faith. Some studies indicate over 80% of Christians solely use this means as their method of sharing the faith with their unsaved neighbors,
Although it is not my inclination, many look upon their president as a father figure. In times of crisis they turn to him for comfort and security. So, in the aftermath of the Orlando Dance Club shooting of June 12, many anticipated the words from the White House. Regardless of one’s political leanings there seemed
I’m excited to take on a small personal project this summer of creating a short video series to help coach people, especially high school students in discovering their life purpose & God’s will for their lives. Here’s a quote and video below from Journey Church that I watched recently and really enjoyed in the process.