For The Truth

Friday, August 17, 2012

Expositional Enrichment

What's the impact on God's people when they are fed a steady diet of expository preaching?
  • Energized Fellowship - A Word-fed church will be a fellowshiping church.
  • Elevated Worship - A Word-filled church will be a worshiping church.
  • Empowered Prayers - A preaching church will be a praying church.
  • Enriched Service - A learning church will be a loving church.
  • Expanded Joy - A Word-filled church will be a joy-filled church.
  • Enflamed Evangelism - A Word-centered church will be a witnessing church.
 "The great need across evangelicalism is exposition of the Scriptures." God's truth is the means to "leading God's people into genuine worship, personal maturity, spiritual service, and evangelistic outreach."

[The substance and most of the wording of this post is taken from Famine in the Land by Steven Lawson, pp.45-50 (ISBN: 0802411215).]

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Learning Our Duty

It is our (Christians) duty to learn Christ, not just to know facts about Him, but to learn Him.

"Christians hear much but, it is to be feared, learn little."

What is it, then, to learn Christ?

1. To learn Christ is to be made like Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).
2. To learn Christ is to believe in Him as "my Lord and my God" (John 20:28).
3. To learn Christ is to live Christ (Philippians 1:27).

"A man may know much of Christ... A man may preach Christ... A man may profess Christ... [but] There are many professors in the world whom Christ will profess against."

Taken from The Art of Divine Contentment, chapt. 2, by Thomas Watson, ISBN: 9781573581134