Were it not for an act of God done in our lives, we would never be a new creation in Christ. Only God creates this new identity, because the Word of God, through the Spirit of God, causes us to experience new life.
To describe the expectations for a Pastor, the Apostle Paul compared church leaders to an ox working in a field. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes this curious illustration and how we're to support our Pastors.
Perhaps you’re wrestling with personal conflict at work . . . struggling with a rebellious child . . . or maybe you’re anxious about the moral decay and evil you see in society. John MacArthur will show you the one answer to all those troubles.
Would you like to live victoriously? Jesus said, “I’ve come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” Learn how to have that abundant life Jesus was referring to in this message from God's Word.
Ephesians 6:10-13 - The devil's work of confusion about the work and person of the Lord; the special attention given to the Church; common errors and misunderstandings about the person of Christ; Christ is not just a man; the meaning of the Cross distorted by the devil; the danger of vagueness; God's wrath upon sin manifested; […]
We have come to the verge of our Lord's suffering and death by crucifixion. Jesus was not unaware of his suffering, but God the Father had given him peace. Knowing this, Jesus tells his disciples how they can have peace in tribulation.
"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." - John 18:37