Cooperating with God’s Purpose as Per Ephesians – 9

Focus of the Leadership We have been talking about God’s purpose of reconciling the people of the world to himself and to each other in Christ and how we can cooperate with his purpose. So far we have discussed remembering where we came from, authentic Christian love, humble and patient attitudes, making a strong effort,Continue reading “Cooperating with God’s Purpose as Per Ephesians – 9”

How Jesus Changed the World 5

Equipping. We’ve noticed that Jesus changed the world by setting an example for others, having an extraordinary relationship with God, and growing the kingdom of God by helping others, telling the good news of the kingdom and teaching others about the kingdom. It is also important for us to recognize that he equipped the twelveContinue reading “How Jesus Changed the World 5”

Five Ways the Word Spreads

1 Peter 3:15. If we want the gospel to “spread rapidly and be honored” then we need to pray for this, knowing that God works toward that end (2 Thessalonians 3:1). We also need to listen to what Scripture tells us about our role in it. 1 Peter 3:15 addresses our part directly and tellsContinue reading “Five Ways the Word Spreads”

6 – How Much Training do we Really Need?

Do we Grasp the Nature of Working in the Harvest Field? Early in my ministry, I talked to an orthopedic surgeon and told him I couldn’t imagine how daunting it would be to surgery on someone. I was stunned by his reply. He stately flatly that what he does is not nearly so great aContinue reading “6 – How Much Training do we Really Need?”

5 – How to Equip Workers

WDJD? In a previous post in the Empowering Subjects Category, we noticed that Jesus was teaching in their synagogues (spiritual formation), proclaiming the good news of the kingdom (evangelism), and healing every disease and sickness (serving). This is what it means to be a worker. Jesus not only did these things, however, he also equippedContinue reading “5 – How to Equip Workers”