Attaining To The Whole Measure

Epilogue: Attaining To The Whole Measure
Prepare God’s people, so that we all become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12, 13)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B: Exploring the Truth

Justification – Like Paul, we must realize that we have not yet been made perfect. We have been saved. This was a past event, never to be repeated, where once and forever God made it “just as if I’d never sinned.” Continue reading “Attaining To The Whole Measure”

Prove Your Discipleship With Love

Step 12 – Prove Your Discipleship With Love
All men will know that you are My disciples if you love one another.” (John 13:35)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B: Exploring the Truth

God calls us to the highest degree (agape) of love. Agape refers to a Continue reading “Prove Your Discipleship With Love”

Involve Yourself In Evangelism

Step 11 – Involve Yourself In Evangelism
“You will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B. Exploring the Truth

Apart from the rule of law itself, attorneys have two primary tools at their disposal when presenting their case before a judge of jury. The first tool is the personal testimony of a witness that is offered in support of the case being presented. The second tool is physical evidence that corroborates the case that has been presented. In a court proceeding there is also an adversary, an opposing attorney who will attempt to impugn the integrity and veracity of the witnesses and contradict or call into question the credibility of the evidence.

When it comes to faith in Christ, the Gospel is the case that is being presented. Continue reading “Involve Yourself In Evangelism”

Hold Out Against Sin

Step 10: Hold Out Against Sin
Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B. Exploring the Truth

Of course we have all heard the old saying that “it is easier said than done,” which seems to be the case when trying to put down our sin nature. We seem to be powerless to resist. But this is lie from the father of lies (“you will not die”). The truth is, the only power temptation has over us is the power we give to it. Continue reading “Hold Out Against Sin”

Be Prepared To Suffer With Christ

Step 9: Be Prepared To Suffer With Christ
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His suffering. (Philippians 3:10)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B. Exploring the Truth

Trials and suffering should not catch us off guard. Nor should we consider it strange when we do encounter them. For Jesus very clearly told us we would encounter persecution in this world, simply because we were His followers. Continue reading “Be Prepared To Suffer With Christ”

Be Engaged With The Church

Step 8: Be Engaged With The Church
In Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)

A: Discovering the Truth

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B. Exploring the Truth

God has characterized the Church as a body. Like a body the Church is made up of many members, yet it forms a whole. If one part is missing the whole body suffers. An ear can, to some degree, compensate for the loss of the eyes, but the whole person will suffer nonetheless for the loss of the eyes. So it is with the Church. It functions better as a whole, if all of the members are accounted for and functioning in harmony with the rest of the members. Continue reading “Be Engaged With The Church”