Have you ever heard a pastor say, “My job is not to do the work of ministry, but to train and equip YOU to do the work of ministry.” Here’s why that statement is unbiblical.
Scripture teaches that we are “surrounded by a great cloud which surrounds us is “a cloud of witnesses.” These past saints, now in glory, are not mere cheer leaders for Christians living today. They serve as witnesses for, or against us, as we seek to live by faith.
Most of my attempts at evangelism did more harm than good until I learned this one simple lesson.
All Christians believe Jesus will ultimately prove to be victorious. The difference is merely a matter of how Christ will bring about his victory. Will Jesus win Despite the church (premillennialism)? Or will Jesus win THROUGH his church (postmillennialism)? *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.
God has only ever saved sinful man in one way: by GRACE alone, through FAITH alone, in CHRIST alone. Adam and Eve knew the promised Messiah as “The Serpent Crusher.” We know him as Jesus Christ.
In this episode Pastor Joel clearly explains the relationship between saving faith and good works. In just over a minute the heart of the gospel is placed prominently on display.