The Church is a gift being given back and forth from the Son to the Father, and the Father to the Son. This glorious story is about God, first and foremost, not you.
If salvation comes freely by grace, rather than be our works, then why did Jesus speak in Luke 14:26-33 of the cost of being his disciple?
The Bible teaches that suffering is the slave of every true believer, sent by God to produce spiritual wealth for those who choose to suffer well.
This is how Christians conquer!
The church needs Scripture, but it also needs an exposition of Scripture. We need this exposition of Scripture in both our preaching and our singing. The songs of the church must not merely be theologically TRUE, they must also be theologically ROBUST. *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.
Some Christians will die in virtuous hope, while others will experience serious doubts as they breathe their last breaths. So what happens to these doubting Christians?