||Pastoral Passage|| God does not want churches who are preoccupied with themselves, nor does he want Christianity reduced to religiously-motivated social work.
A short while ago I came across a summary of the gospel from John Stott’s commentary on the book of Acts. I appreciated the summary but wondered what place gospel-motivated social transformation has in it. How does the gospel make us make the world better?
The excellent book The Trellis and the Vine finishes on a note that is strikingly relevant for our present context.
I would like to take the chance to thank all of you in the LRBC church family for supporting and encouraging me over the years of my tenure as youth pastor.
. . . the miner and the grocer were not people who had a ‘ministry’ like a professional pastor or Christian worker, yet they had a huge impact for the kingdom of God.
Jesus presents wise living in a new light – instead of measuring wisdom by success in everyday life, it is measured by the practise of his word.
Being a ‘scribe of the Kingdom’ today do not need to be limited to the professional scholars and Bible teachers
In the fourth and final scenario of Jesus’ parable of the sower we come to the ideal outcome for someone hearing the message of the kingdom.
It is one thing to reject Jesus because one dislikes him, but quite another to base that decision on a misunderstanding of him.
My wife and I read a book with the above title, and would like to share a few thoughts from the preface.