Jesus Christ is the power of God in the sense of being the means by which God works in our lives. What are the works God does in our lives? Forgiveness, righteousness, Holy Spirit, resurrection, eternal life. God does all these works in our lives only through Jesus Christ. We have access to God through him alone. Jn. 14:6: Eph. 2: 18 God has given all authority to him. Mt.
Over the ages the church has presented a distorted view of God to the world. Many believers are living in fear because of what they have been fed from the pulpits. But according to the New Testament, the true nature and character of God is Love. Apostle John wrote: “…God is Love” 1Jn. 4:8 Love drove God to create man in his own image! God did not create man for
Jesus is coming back to earth. “Under his control all the different parts of the body fit together, and the whole body is held together by every joint with which it is provided. So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love.” My emphasis Ephesians 4:16 GNB The church or the body of Christ builds itself up through love. Why
Basic Ecclesiology: Study of the Church of Jesus Christ 1) The church is not a physical building. 2) The church is a people. Church in Greek is, Ecclessia. It means, people that are called out from the general public, that is, ‘Called Out Ones’. It means an assembly of people called out from the world (darkness). So, the church is a people called out, separated from the world. 1Pet. 2:
Ministry involves three kinds of labour! There is the physical labour which entails running around and doing natural services necessary for life. This can be called serving tables. “So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables”. Acts 6: 2 NASB An example is travelling from one location to the other
What principles did Jesus and the apostles apply to have successful ministries? What principles did Jesus leave for his disciples? We have been taught keys for breakthrough in ministry. But what does the scriptures reveal as the wheel on which life and ministry run? Scripture reveals the basic secret of life and ministry! Jam. 4:2 ‘…ye have not because ye asked not…’ What ever we need for life and ministry
Many people do not understand this portion of Scripture and so they run off with erroneous beliefs derived from the passage. But this passage is the summary of the whole Bible! Unless one understands this passage, he cannot understand the Bible nor the gospel. Unlearned and unstable people tend to twist this passage of Scripture to their own ruin as they also do to other parts of Scripture. 2 Pet.