It begins and ends with grace. Grace is the most uniquely Christian characteristic of our faith.
Espirit De Corps, “the spirit of the body,” seems to be missing from many in the Church today. A Holy Spirit-driven Esprit De Corps is the sense of vigor and momentum of the Church to maintain faith and muster fervor in the face of opposition or hardship. It is the “spirit” of enthusiasm and mutual devotion that the body of Christ has for one another; expressing itself in an earnest desire to magnify Christ and multiply His Kingdom.
In a cultural moment of unprecedented division, disunity and estrangement, the call for every Saint to welcome and embrace all Saints could not be more apropos… we are to be Saints United.
"I can give radically because God will supply richly." Do you really believe "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me?" Is that evident through your Kingdom Giving?
Straight Outta Context! Discover the real meaning and intent of the ubiquitous verse- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"Out of sight, out of mind." Does this describe your current focus on missions? Revive your concern for those missionaries and church planters who are serving God in forgotten places.
This is how Jesus made disciples. This is how Paul made disciples. This is how the early church made disciples. This is how we must make disciples.
“Just like riding a bike.” How is it that a person can climb on a bicycle and operate the unique combination of motor skills and balance necessary to ride down the street without falling? The neuroscience behind muscle memory is quite fascinating. So too with spiritual memory.
We talkin’ bout practice! We ain’t talkin’ bout the game, we talkin’ bout practice, man. Put into practice the ways of Jesus.
Do you have “predetermined security rules” for your incoming and outgoing thought traffic? If not, your mind is vulnerable to all kinds of malware and viruses! In this passage, Paul gives us a spiritual firewall that will guard our hearts and minds from virus’, Trojan horses and malware.