What is the purpose of the Christian life? Is it salvation from sin? Or purity in word and deed? Or eternal life in heaven?
The apostle Paul tells the church at Corinth: "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31b). The purpose of the Christian life is what the Westminster divines summarized in their catechism: "...to glorify God and enjoy him forever". Therefore glorifying and enjoying God should guide all the choices made by Christians.
How do you feel when you're carrying a heavy burden? Are you tired of doing it all by yourself? Wouldn't it be nice if someone cared? See for yourself what God has planned for you. Bearing each others' burdens and pushing each other to do better will be illustrated in this message. Together we will open God's Word and find a better way!
Matt and Alan continue the Gospel Community series and dig into the first half of the letter to the Philippians.
What does it look like to walk worthy of the gospel?
What did it look like to rejoice the heart of the apostle?
What does it look like to have the mind of Christ?
Faith in God and His Gospel is reasonable and logical.
Have you ever heard Christians accused of "blind faith?" This attack is meant to say that Christians have no logical basis for their faith. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Learn about the reasonable Gospel in this Bible message.
At this time, I would like us to think about this phrase: "The fruit of the Spirit". As an introduction to our examination of each of the fruits which are listed here, I want consider this phrase in terms of its definition. My plan is to take each one of these fruits of the Spirit and to have us look at them individually in coming studies. But for right now it will be enough to think about the working of the Holy Spirit in relation to the believer's being able to bring forth fruit unto God.
Our Proverb is the basis for the truth behind the old saying, "Birds of a feather flock together." It's a warning not to BE the wicked doer described here, but also a warning about associating with folks who fit that description, as well.
Also Reference: 1 Corinthians 5:11
Matt and Alan get together to discuss the "third leg of the stool" when it comes to our Christian life.
We put a lot of emphasis on the corporate gathering and our individual walk with God, which are essential.
However, scripture shows a third aspect to the Christian life; interpersonal relationships.