Summary: Many are skeptical of the church because of perceived hypocrites. How do we obtain credibility in our witness to others? How do live and walk in such a way to be an effective witness? We must walk in Christ to possess the credibility we need.
Summary: Anger is one of the hardest emotions for Christians .to deal with. We often do not acknowledge we have it .because we feel we are not supposed to have it In the first place. There has to be a better way and beloved there is!
Summary: Conventional wisdom. It may truly be conventional, but it may not always be wise. In fact, we are not called to live by conventional wisdom. We are called to live by obedience to the Word of God.
Summary: How should we celebrate our independence from sin? Paul gives us the way in Ephesians 5 as beloved children Imitate God." If this were our focus as churches we would see revival, lives filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and transformation in lives
Summary: One of the clearest statements contained within Scripture, regarding the purpose and goal of Christian faith, is this passage: “Imitate God… in everything you do. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.”
Summary: Dealing with bitterness. If you were messing up in a big way - but not seeing it - would you want someone to tell you?
Rebuke doesn’t sound loving but it is.
We need rebuking when we are not seeing ourselves accurately.
Summary: Do tend toward bitterness? Are you preoccupied with how hard and unfair life can be, do you see the blessing of others and feel envious or sad or maybe even angry?
If I am a bitter person; how do I stop being that way - can I stop?
Summary: We no longer live in a Christian culture. We are living in a post Christian world and people today are living like God doesn’t exist or at the very least, as if God doesn’t matter.So how can we be a disciple?