Everyone is a worshipper. The question is what and whom do we worship? Our identity and calling as worshippers and disciples do not happen in isolation. They happen in a family we call the Church.
Paul closes with encouragement, and a reminder.
Paul gives practical teaching on the role of prayer in evangelism and the conduct of our speech toward nonbelievers.
Biblical servitude resembles today's workforce more than the slavery of colonial times. And what the Bible has to say is important for both Christian employees as well as their Christian employers.
How do we ﬁght sin and live godly loves with others who desire the same things?
How did Paul’s work beneﬁt the church then, and how does it establish a framework for now?
Paul provides a brief picture of what biblical faith looks like, and how we can remain stable, steadfast, and rooted in a gospel-ﬁlled-hope.
Paul wants us to see the Lordship of Christ in all things, and what it means for the church, and how we interact with culture.
The incarnational disciple is learning to be aware of God, and making God known in our world in the everyday stuﬀ of life. We are living in the tension of the spiritual and material world.
In Jesus, we see the true virtuous and holy life lived in real time. How can we develop a virtuous and holy life like Jesus?
Jesus was well acquainted with intimacy and attentiveness to God through prayer. Through the Lord's Prayer, he provides a pattern for all believers.
Many people forget the way Jesus fought temptation, like we do, is a life saturated with the truth and promises of God in the Scriptures.
As Christians, we are perpetually casting gospel seeds for the harvest.
The Gospel is our only hope, not the beginning of our faith, but the beginning, middle, and end.
"Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again."
We should make every effort, as Christians, to help others in their pursuit of Christ. As fellow Christians, we are all part of the new spiritual family found only in him.
Since Christians are called to lay down their lives and suffer for Christ's sake, how we serve other believers (the Church/His Bride) is a clear representation of our faithfulness.
As Acts comes to a close, Christians are provided crucial examples of what we are called to, and the unfinished work that lies ahead.
What is the role of an elder in the Church? What are Church leaders called to do? The Bible addresses eldership frequently, since the early Church struggled with these questions as well.
Wherever God calls us, we are called to share the Gospel among all people with love and patience, even the response may be hostile.