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.
In justification, God gives a man spiritual eyes to see, but initial conversion does not produce perfect sight. In sanctification, God progressively improves our vision so that we might see him more clearly.
When it comes to spiritual maturity, character and competency are both necessary and very much related. Are you growing in spiritual maturity?
Idolatry is not merely immoral, it is foolish. When the Bible speaks of those who worship idols it not only describes them as morally wicked, but also stupid. This is because idols are stupid (dumb, blind, deaf, lifeless). And those who worship idols will become like them.
1 John 1:9 says, “IF we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive…” So the question is this: Do Christians remain unforgiven by God until they confess their sins?
Hearing without faith will always lack the fruit of faith – Obedience.