God's supreme worth is magnified manifoldly when our deep and lasting joy is in him. Wasn't I a sinner who had merely dabbled in theology? ) Hadn't I struggled through spiritually barren seasons of life?Our ongoing aim as a people is to exalt Christ, to cherish Christ, to love Christ, to honor Christ, and to desire Christ above all else, thereby ensuring that God's great glory and the most exquisite pleasure of his people are inextricably intertwined. Didn't I wrangle and wrestle for countless hours to memorize just a couple of verses of Scripture?This worldview is often injected into public high school and university curricula.Materialistic naturalism, as a worldview, is vacuous because it discounts the Creator and has clearly been shown to be a dead end.The vision and mission of the church is shaped and shared by members of the pastoral staff by aspiring laymen; so too, are the joys of ministry, the fulfillment of calling, and the corresponding responsibilities to "shepherd the flock of God . The leadership of Bethlehem, and especially the Council of Elders, has carried the responsibility for oversight through seasons of both unspeakable joy and excruciating pain. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
Two other passages are advanced as evidence of the same - and . does not claim that the author was the one who witnessed the scene but only that the scene is related on the sound basis of eyewitness.
The underlying convictions which led to its presentation at that time included a desire to implement a more Biblically-informed system of governance based upon the clear teachings of the New Testament and also a pastoral concern to release many committed committee members to the actual work of ministry. And then, I came across the wonderful, liberating words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians: "Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
It was discussed and debated and ultimately adopted in 1991 and has been the sure foundation upon which the current system of governance – a plurality of elders comprising both lay and vocational leaders – is grounded. eagerly." The ensuing decade has been both tumultuous and triumphant. But we have renounced the things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the Word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
However, there are many things that Jesus-following, Church-going, Bible-believing Christians believe that are completely unbiblical. Often, we’ll hear someone quote a statement that sounds nice to us, and we’ll begin repeating it as though it’s biblical truth without ever researching it in Scripture.
Several of these unbiblical statements have gained enough traction that many people believe they’re actually Bible verses.