3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification
Suffering for the believer is never without purpose.
testing. As we go through trials, we develop greater perseverance to deal with increased challenges. Consider James's words on the subject: Consider
The Most Uncomfortable Christmas Verse
"But women will be saved by childbearing," may not mean what you think it means.
sheltered in her arms. This salvation would be demonstrated, according to 1 Timothy, by her perseverance in faith, love, and holiness. Though some elevate
3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched
But we're recognizing it takes a long time so everything done needs to be tempered with love and perseverance. This is an issue of patience and endurance with rewards over time.
To Close or Revitalize: That Is the Question—7 Steps to Know
How can you know if it's time for you to revitalize your church or write its eulogy?
It takes leadership, commitment to the mission, and strong ability to lead people to change patterns that have been established over many years, and perseverance to lead through
Pro-Life Christian or Pro-Justice Christian? Yes.
Are Christians supposed to be pro-life or pro-justice? Kelly Rosati shares: we ought to be both.
From the pro-life perspective, I have learned about perseverance and faithfulness to the truth, even when it's the most unpopular position in the world.
How to Regain Cultural Capital
The persecuted church shows the power of community amid social hostility.
They answer to this hostility with what I describe as “productive perseverance working through community.” They are filled with a deep hope in Christ that drives out fear of man, and
Pope Apologizes to 'First Evangelicals' for Persecution
The Waldensians suffered years of massacre, rape, and pillaging during the Catholic Church’s attempt to stomp it out.
“The story of the Waldensians is a story of devotion to the Scriptures, and of perseverance—a story that should inspire us all,” wrote Christian History magazine in a 1989 issue devoted
Gifts of the Wilderness
Surprising ways God meets us during desperate and lonely seasons
James, Jesus' own brother, offers this same interpretation of wilderness experiences, arguing that “the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:3).
Are American Christians Really ‘Persecuted’?
If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are.
While religious liberty is worth protecting, it is not our ultimate goal. Our true goal is perseverance and faithfulness in showing forth the kingdom of God.
Salvation and the Mission of God: Derek Thomas Part 2
In part two of his thoughts on salvation, Dr. Derek Thomas looks at the atonement, evangelism, and cooperation.
My assurance of final glorification is not ultimately based on my faith or my perseverance, but on the finished work of Christ. What ultimately brings comfort