We normally have high expectations of ourselves and tend to place them on others about us in the church. The violating of our deepest values produces the worst of pain and guilt. "I would never do that" fails to recognize the frailty of man and the power of the tempter. There are warning signs that can detour us from spiritual defeat.
I Would Never Do That!
No matter how good you become you will always need the righteousness of Jesus.
September 7, 2014 • Van N. Houser • Matthew 26:33-35. 69-75
The Lord's Supper • September 15, 2019 • Van N. Houser
At the Last Supper with His disciples, Christ asked them to regularly recall His sacrifice with the words, "Do this in remembrance of me." (I Corinthians 11:24) Christ knew the power of memory. Paul leads Titus to reaffirm his faith and conduct by the act of "remembering."
The Path of Discipleship Part II
The Work of Transformation • September 8, 2019 • Sam Nobles
While the process of discipleship is duplication, the goal of discipleship is spiritual transformation. Spiritual transformation takes place little by little, over time, and must include the company of others.