On one side there is the ditch of the “Social-Gospel.” However, Christians must avoid the temptation of overcompensating and crashing into the other ditch of “Pietism.”
True spiritual maturity is not a mere mystical experience, it is an objective reality that affects the whole person. And none of this takes place apart from the mind.
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.
When we invest merely in this life, our investments will eventually be lost. However, when we invest in the life to come, it is eternally secure. What are you doing now to invest in eternity?
Recently our nation remembers the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although there were aspects of MLK’s life and doctrine that we do not approve of, he remains a shining example of God’s common grace displayed through a passionate plea for justice. In light of this, watch this sermon clip from Pastor Joel as he speaks to …