What will you answer someone who asks you why you have hope? It is one thing to say that I have hope, but it is not always that easy to explain why I have hope. In this message we look at some reasons for our hope which you can use the next time someone asks you about the hope that is in you.
Why is preaching important?
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:13-15 (ESV)
Declaring the whole council of God!
What makes a church great?
The Jews expected the Messiah so did the Samaritans. The times were tough and at the right time Jesus came as the Messiah. He was everything they expected and He was not what they expected at the same time.
The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation; if you get the Gospel wrong, then you get salvation wrong and when you get salvation wrong you get the rest of the council of God wrong. So the question is: "What is the Gospel?"
Many believers struggle in their Christian walk. Is it possible that they do not know who they are in Christ?...
It is a natural response for a believer to be overwhelmed by God's grace every time we realize that we have no part in our salvation and our position in Christ is secure in Him.
Don't be arrogant when you plan by leaving God out of the equation. We need to plan but we need to plan subject to God's will.
In our passage the apostle Paul is facing a storm in his life which he had nothing to do with....
There are six requirements revealed in Romans 11 and 12 which the believer must abide by with regards to the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When we adhere to these requirements we will stand amazed as to how God will use us to minister to one another.
This is the second teaching sermon in the series "equipped for ministry". Don't forget to listen to the first sermon titled "equipped for ministry".
In this teaching sermon we learn that New Testament believers are called to minister to one another. This is done in a general sense by means of loving one another, being at peace with one another, building one another, etc. In Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus tells us that He expects His disciples to minister to one another in a very practical way until His second coming.
Contrary to advocates of the "social gospel"; Jesus is referring to ministry to believers and not to unbelievers. This passage helps us to understand what ministry to fellow believers look like and it helps us to remember that ministering to one another is as if we are ministering to Christ Jesus Himself.
The return of Christ Jesus is the most exciting event which will happen at some or other time in the future. The apostle Paul gives a comforting message to believers in his first letter to the Thessalonians. At the same time he warns unbelievers of the coming judgement when Christ returns. We are exhorted by the apostle Paul to encourage one another with the words of 1 Thessalonians 5. May this message do exactly that!