This class will rehearse the motivations we have to do our work as preachers of the Gospel.
It is likely the most difficult thing a congregation will ever have to do. Nevertheless, there are times when it must be done. This session will study the withdrawal of fellowship as a necessary part of overall church discipline.
“Be ye followers of me.” What a statement! A study of the apostle Paul’s life from Scripture is always helpful. His ways included service, stewardship, and sacrifice. But were Paul’s ways really his ways?
The life of a New Testament Christian is different from any other. The gospel call summons one out of this world’s darkness and into a life of holiness and fellowship with God. It is a life both of great blessing and great responsibility.
Perhaps no more encouraging words can be read than, “And such were some of you…” The gospel produces glorious change! But old habits (and attitudes) often die hard. Christian hearts must be fed a steady diet of God’s word, and Christian lives must be continually brought into conformity with that word.
All of us are to be laboring in the Lord’s vineyard. How do we view the labors of our brethren? How do we view our own efforts? Glorying in men is a sure sign of carnality—and a misunderstanding of the power of the gospel.
Through the Holy Spirit, God has freely given us the riches of the gospel. Peering into the word of God is, in essence, peering into the mind of God Himself. He intends for us to know and understand what He has revealed in His word. This session will also address some factors that will hinder our understanding.
A discussion of do’s and don’ts as to planning, preparation, and purpose of mission work.