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The Bible talks about our thought life a good bit. The Bible says what a man thinks in his heart, so is he. So the heart is the seat of all your reason. Your thought life controls everything you do. What you think is going to end up how you live.download
Paul was always concerned that believers would become complacent - asleep at the wheel. So, his letters often mentioned vigilance and watchfulness. In this first of two final statements to the Philippians, he called them to attention.download
Even in the first century many believers were naive about spiritual warfare. When he wrote to the Ephesians, Paul closed with strong warning about real life and the spiritual strength necessary to represent Christ in such a world. He demanded that they take up the full armor of God they could stand for Him. It is armor we must wear today!download
Paul repeatedly challenged the Corinthian believers to grow up. He knew they could not be what God wanted them to be as long as they remained spiritual infants. The final paragraph of his second letter teaches them what happens when they grow up.download
Jesus said believers are salt. He also said light, too, but lets not multitrack just now. We're supposed to pour a sharp, distinct seasoning on the world around us. It's no good if the specific taste is lost. So, what is it, this taste? Hundreds of theologians and scholars have weighed in this. It's not that hard. Living it out means...hang on. That's the deal today!download
So, many churches and believers understand going wide, that is, spreading out into the communities around us. Often, however, width exceeds depth, and the product is more participants rather than more disciples. To influence a secular culture requires people who know how to go deep, living by faith out in the open. Time to leave the shallows!download
We can certainly talk the talk. Buzz words like "missional" and "authentic" are the trend in ministry definition. Somewhere the clear imperatives about "making disciples" have been obscured by the high-minded rhetoric. Power Question 2 is basic. What is strategy one for impacting our world? Jesus told us. Well, duh?download