More and more people are taking the Bible seriously and not relying on tradition.
The problem is that we were not sticking close enough to the Bible.
When we look to scripture we see that God is calling us to be united like a family
Once we were not a people, now we are! God has brought people from all over the world to be one people.
Lack of commitment in church people is troubling
Following Jesus is an everything thing. It’s about your whole life.
How many people in our churches have actually discipled anyone?
The emphasis of the New Testament is making disciples not the services we are having.
We are all called to make disciples. Not just the “trained professionals”
Discipleship is on the job training.
There is a wave of people who read the Bible and now there is something more for the contemporary church. No one is reading Acts and saying. “wow, that’s just like my church.”
The events in the book of Acts wasn’t just for then, but for today as well.
What is the sign to the world that we are right about the truths in the Bible? When they see us walking together in unity.
We are called to encourage each other and strive together knowing that God is our good shepherd.
People want their leaders to be strong and courageous. We don’t need to translate that to arrogance. But we need to believe why God has called us to and that the Spirit is in us and empowering us. Be strong and courageous!
James 5:17 – Elijah was a man just like us
God will choose the weak, the people who are just like us.
1 Peter 4:12 Done be surprised by the fiery ordeal