In my last post, binanggit ko ang isang dahilan why we rejoice kahit na mahirap ang kalagayan natin ngayon dahil … More
Parehong Christians at non-Christians ang nakakaranas ng adverse effects ng coronavirus. Pero dapat magkaiba ang responses natin – deeper trust in for God and more love for our neighbors. Merong ilang mga various reasons kung bakit sa halip na maging iba ang response natin, nagiging pareho lang din nila ang approach natin about suffering and evil.
Because of this pandemic, mas lalo pa ngang nagiging viral ang Word of God. And in that we rejoice. Walang anumang forces in nature ang may kapangyarihang kumontrol sa Word of God. Hindi mo pwedeng i-lockdown ang salita niya. “The word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9).
Meron tayong singing problem, kasi meron tayong worship problem. At kung meron tayong worship problem, meron tayong heart problem. The whole Story of God is the story of God redeeming his people – to be a singing people for him.
The gospel is “of first importance.” It is our church’s central message and primary motivation. Why do we need to have greater confidence in the supremacy of Christ and the sufficiency of what he has done on the cross? In light of contemporary trends that diminish the importance of gospel preaching, how are we to continue embracing the foolishness of the cross? What must change in how we preach and minister to our people? What should we expect from God if we will continue to be faithful in gospel ministry, even when we don’t see immediate and quantifiable results?
We are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.Why is faith the appropriate response to Christ’s finished work on the cross? What is “union with Christ” and why is this important in our understanding and living the Christian life? Why is faith not just our initial response, but also a day-to- day response to the gospel? In what ways do we manifest self-righteousness and self-reliance in living the Christian life and doing our ministries? How does the gospel serve as a corrective to our “fleshly” tendencies?