1 Corinthians 3 raises some challenging questions about our Kingdom Work and its durability. So what does this work encompass? How will that work be tested? And what does that testing mean about our own salvation? We explore.
We often skim through the greeting of a letter to get to the “meat.” But the greeting of Philippians 1 sets up the rest of the book. It’s a powerful example of Fellowship-Based-Encouragement. We briefly hit 10 principles of encouraging fellow Christians by walking through this text.
Jesus creates unlikely friendships. He was the reason these men were enemies. And then He became the reason they were friends. We examine the relationships between Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark to see what we learn about Christian friendship, especially what it is capable of enduring.
As the second lesson in a series on Memory, we look at the biblical perspective on memories of my own failures. Among others, we examine Paul - a man who says he is forgetting what lies behind and yet still talks about his past a great deal. Is it possible to forget my mistakes of the past? And if it isn't, what does Paul mean? If memories are not forgotten, how can they be redeemed?
In the last lesson of our 2017 series on Relational Evangelism, we tackle 2 terms which rarely function together but must for the purposes of evangelism: Urgency and Patience. We need to stress the urgency of a decision for Christ, but we cannot make the mistake of forcing or pressuring someone into "conversion" if their heart is not yet in it.
Paul saw the telling of his own conversion story as one of many effective evangelism techniques he uses on more than one occasion. So what are the elements of proper and persuasive "testimonial evangelism"? We explore.
Many of us around the holiday of Thanksgiving go around and express what we're thankful for. So if the Apostle Paul was present, what would be on his list? And what should those items teach of us about gratitude?
A conversion entails a complete change of worldview. We examine 5 components of a worldview change and use the account of Saul of Tarsus as a prime case study.