Christians are always in danger of being held captive deceptive religious ideas that do more to hinder one’s spiritual freedom in Christ than enhance it. Paul defends against three: legalism, mysticism, and asceticism.
Christ-centered relationships will produce a burden of love that never goes away and a prayer life that is ready for battle. Paul’s love for the church and his own prayers for its people serve as a model for what a Christ-centered passion can produce in t
Reconciliation describes God's way of taking enemies and making them his friends. The apostle Paul uses this idea of reconciliation in Colossians 1:19-23 to magnify the superiority of Christ as the one true God and the only sufficient Savior.
Though Jesus was born of a woman and died as a criminal, he is the risen Savior and supreme Lord over everything. Therefore, he deserves to be first in everything; and we can delight in giving him that place in every way.
Spiritual growth is more than church programs, religious activity, and Bible reading plans. It is a progressive centering of Jesus Christ in all areas of life and the production of spiritual fruit in connection to him.
Spiritual growth is more than church programs, religious activity, and Bible reading plans. Rather, it is a progressive centering of Jesus Christ in all areas of life and the production of spiritual fruit in connection to him.
Under the indwelling influence of sin the tongue has the potential for great destruction. But under the control of the Holy Spirit the tongue has the promise of being used as an instrument in Christ's redeeming hands.
Holiness is what God desires more than anything else for His people. Therefore, a church that desires God desires holiness and is willing to follow God's pattern for discipline and process of restoration.
Because of the complexity of marriage issues, the emotions that accomplany them, and the sonsequences for families and society, the church must be equipped with right thinking toward marriage that will lead to right behaviour within it.
There are many reasons why people may connect to a local church body, but there is only one reason that possesses any lasting value. Only the gospel redeems people back to one god, from one central problem, by one Saviour, through one faith.