The most beautiful psalms and hymns were produced in the soil of suffering. *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.
The Samaritan woman in John 4 asks Jesus WHERE is the proper place to worship. Jesus answers her by addressing WHO and HOW we should worship. Christ answers this way because the whole world is the place for worship, even in the den of lions.
Do you have enough faith to be saved? How can a person know that their faith is sufficient?
If a neutered and spineless pastor is willing to starve his sheep by refusing to courageously preach God’s Word, I will make no apology for when his congregants leave his church and come to mine. God delights in faithful churches increasing by both “conversion growth” and “transferred growth.”
God doesn’t merely predestine our salvation, he also predestines our sanctification and preservation.
Unbelief is a sin. However, there is a massive difference between not believing God CAN/WILL fulfill his promises, and struggling to see HOW God can/will fulfill his promises.