When we assume our own personal or cultural applications are the same as the biblical principle (sometimes we even do this in the name of fighting relativity), we tend to trample on Christian liberty and fight about the wrong things. We can divide the body of Christ over silly things like food, just like Paul warns about.
We don’t like to be motivated by fear, at least not in our relationship with Jesus. Fear sounds too much like duty. We want to be motivated by love and do things because of delight. Granted, this is also biblical (2 Corinthians 5:14). But being motivated by fear is also biblical, and human.
Here was a group of men, a group very diverse in terms of age, background, personality, and gifting. And yet they worked well together, appreciated their differences, and even celebrated them. The one gifted in preaching would praise the one gifted in systems, who would praise the one gifted in wisdom, who would praise the one gifted in the biblical languages.
Is now the time for civil disobedience? Is this an Acts 5 moment? What has happened at Grace Community Church, and what should your church be doing?
1968 was a year similar to 2020. Out of that year was birthed the Jesus Movement. Are we praying for a similar result in our day?
by Jonny Atkinson Christians are to be marked by faith and works, word and deeds. It is not an either/or but a both/and. And both words and deeds ought to characterize our gospel witness as we work as God’s ambassadors to see people repent and believe. Faith comes by hearing Read more…