There are many ways in which Christians have and continue to respond to God's commands, and you can probably find some theologians much better known than us who will argue for each of them. We believe the correct response is obedience, and over the next weeks we will discuss that response and how it differs from others. We invite you to join in the discussion.
Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” In my teenage years, my parents sent me to Evangel Christian School in Woodbridge, VA. Through the ministry at the school, I came to know the Lord. Though I was transferred from the kingdom of... Continue Reading →
As we discussed in previous posts in our series on "A Call to Obedience," obedience is submitting to God, not simply following his commands. Driving the speed limit when you find yourself next to a police cruiser isn’t obedience. It’s compliance. Similarly, following God’s commands because you fear the very real consequences is mere compliance,... Continue Reading →
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Convinced of their own holiness – whether by the false promises of cheap grace or those of legalism – they place their trust themselves, not their Creator. And so, they continue their lives to the end, like the passengers on the Titanic, trusting man’s constructions while being blissfully unaware of the cold, hard death that lies in their future.
... obedience is the sign that we have been saved through true faith, and not simple belief. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” – John 14:15
Here are seven challenges Pastor Josh has asked us to meet this Easter: Pray for an unbeliever that you want to invite (Friend, Relative, Associate, Neighbor). Pray as you enter the church’s property Park at the most distant spot available. Greet people and look to help people. Be a guide. Sit close to the front. ... Continue Reading →
If grace comes from the riches of [God’s] kindness of forbearance and patience, it is not something we can purchase with our own righteousness – can one buy pure gold with filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)? Nor is it something we can receive as if it were worthless. No, it is a gift from his richness into our poverty, and such a gift should elicit the intended response: repentance.