Warrior Mentality! 

2 Tim 2:3

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

One of the most dangerous attitude a Christian can adopt is that he will never face trials after offering his life to Christ. An attitude that he will never face hardships, and problems on the way.

They like to think since Jesus is powerful, He won’t let any trial reach them.

Jesus never promised us to never go through hard times, or the fire. He promised to stick with us through thick and thin.

As per Eph 6:12, we’re in a constant battle against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.. and we can’t overcome these on our own. 

We need the POWER from on high, the power to stand against the wiles of the devil. We should adopt the attitude of a WARRIOR.

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Strange Ideas In The Church!

In these days when all kinds of strange ideas are being heralded as helping the Church accomplish her task, it may be necessary to remind ourselves that:

The purpose of Christ’s Church is not to promote the Church (or worse A Church), but rather the LORD of the Church.

The goal of Christians is certainly not to exalt “Christianity” but to extol Christ.
Gospel preaching is not meant to magnify the skill of the preacher, but to proclaim the glory, wisdom and mercy of the Saviour.

And the ONLY seed available that grows into eternal life is the word of God, as found within the pages of the Bible.

Much error results with confusion on these issues; for if we misinterpret our role or our goal; pragmatism, proselytism and professionalism and will dull the sword of our evangelism.

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It is a strange day!

It is a strange day. Churches don’t want their buildings to look like churches because they want the unchurched to think the church isn’t a church. Christians don’t want to look like Christians because that is not relevant to the unchurched. We can’t read the KJV because it sounds too much like the Bible. Churches don’t sing hymns because they sound religious. Sermons should be conversational, lest they sound like preaching. We shouldn’t preach against sins like homosexuality because we don’t want to sound like bigots. When these hyper-relevant folks reach their eternal home I fear it will not look or sound like Heaven.

Larry Martin