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The Mission of the Church: A Divine Plan

The Mission of the Church: A Divine Plan

In our ongoing examination of the mission of the church, it is now time for us to consider how God will accomplish this work. In Ephesians 4:11, Paul wrote, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers …” These...
The Names of Christians: “Farmer”

The Names of Christians: “Farmer”

The Christian’s work can also be compared to farming. A Christian must sow the seed and cultivate the growing plants. One of Paul’s main emphases in 2 Timothy 2:6 is on hard work and diligence, which he hopes will be a part of Timothy’s pattern as a worker. A farmer...
Are You of Christ?

Are You of Christ?

When condemning division at Corinth, Paul said, “Now I say this, that each of you says, ‘I am of Paul,’ or ‘I am of Apollos,’ or ‘I am of Cephas,’ or ‘I am of Christ'” (1 Corinthians 1:12). Instead of all of them...
Characteristics of Sin #2

Characteristics of Sin #2

In a previous post we provided four characteristics of sin in our introduction and discussed two of them. Since sin is an act of selfishness, let’s consider our final two characteristics and how to dismiss them from our lives. Self-Seeking Instead of Benevolence...

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