We are continuing our series titled Truth: Solid Ground in a Shifting World. Today we'll see that Christ has reconciled us to God. Now we represent him to the world.
To be good ambassadors of Christ, believers do not separate themselves from the world but engage the world with the hope of Jesus.
We are continuing our series titled Truth: Solid Ground in a Shifting World. Today we'll see that God transforms believers to accomplish his will in and through us. We are sent out to share the unchanging gospel with others. Sharing the gospel with others means engaging with the culture while standing on the timeless foundation of God’s truth.
We are continuing our series titled Truth: Solid Ground in a Shifting World. Today we'll see that God transforms believers to accomplish his will in and through us.
The believer is marked by a life of worship. By prioritizing prayer and the study of Scripture, we can better discern God’s plans and purposes for our lives, amidst the myriad of competing voices.
Trends, beliefs, and ideas come and go, and everyone—inside and outside the church—is influenced by them. As followers of Christ, we should look to the Bible, not culture, for direction and purpose. This four-week series explores how God instructs us to be set-apart nonconformists, transformed by him while also engaging our culture and communities with the hope of the gospel.
God has a purpose for his people on earth that is grounded in truth over trend. Believers prioritize the truth of the Bible over the trends of the world in order to glorify God in their lives and in their communities.
We are finishing our series on Galatians with a look at how a life of freedom and love for God really looks. The temptation in our society is to find our worth in our actions: whether they are moral (in the church) or successful (in the world). But Christians know they are loved and approved because of Jesus. What would it look like this week not to participate in the struggle for approval and success? have for it, what would they come up with?
We are justified by faith in Christ and nothing else. The law points us to Christ. Where have you fallen short of the standards God sets for you and that you set for yourself? Lean into his promise of grace this week.
We are justified by faith in Christ and nothing else. Are the challenges and decisions in your daily life clarified and guided by the faith you have in Christ, or do you pray occasionally but most of the time go it alone?
Paul’s letter to the Galatian church is perhaps one of the most important letters for the church. This five-week series will look at its importance and theological relevance for our faith and life today. Specifically, we will look at the sweeping vision of grace that Paul lays out in this letter.
The message of the gospel is of the utmost importance. Paul’s passion reveals that the gospel is what he cares about most. If someone were to gauge what you care about most based on how much passion you have for it, what would they come up with?
This past week on my Blog, ThoughtsFromPastorSteve.com, I've been looking at some insight from a book titled The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory, by Roberta Gilbert. It showed some serious problems in society, what Gilbert referred to as Social Regression, followed by some ways that we can use Family Systems Theory to turn things around.
This week, I start with her book, but then look to Scriptures to find a pattern that we can follow that get us back to the abundant life God has in mind for us.