Pastor Joel uses Hebrews 5:11-14 to explain why some Christians are perpetually stunted in their spiritual growth.
It’s important that we remember that everyone who rebels against God in this life will not necessarily be miserable in this life, just as everyone who obeys God in this life will not necessarily prosper in this life.
“And this may denote the presence of Christ with his people in afflictions, who will not suffer those waters to overflow them, and in death itself, when the swellings of Jordan shall not come near them to distress them; and when the covenant of grace will appear firm and sure, and be their great support.” -John Gill
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.
Tragically, one of the reasons the Evangelical Church is not attractive to unbelievers is because it consistently prioritizes those unbelievers over the saints.
We are called to proclaim the TRUTH of the Gospel in WORD and demonstrate the POWER of the Gospel in DEED. In this episode, Pastor Joel reveals how Christian parents often fail in both regards.