The Blessing of Assurance, Part 1
The Blessing of Assurance, Part 2
Essential Church Series
Part 1: Paring Down
You cannot run a marathon while carrying a trash can full of garbage. Neither can you engage dynamic growth in Christ if you are carrying a load of junk.
Part 2: All About the King
This is Jesus' church, and it is all about him. To the extent that we make it about us we forfeit his power and presence.
Part 3: Spiritual Parenting
After all of the programs of the church grow old and inefficient, the work of personal discipling of others will carry the church forward. Christian families are a key part of this work.
Part 4: Divine Activity
Aren't you bored with all the cool things people are doing in the church? The only thing that matters in the church are the cool things God is doing.
Part 5: Surprised by Worship
Why would a transcendent God choose only to bless forms of worship which are familiar to us? His glory is so great that true worship will always contain an element of surprise.
Part 6: Focus
How easy it is for any organization to lose track of why it exists. Learn how focus can be restored and maintained in the the church.
Part 7: Calm, Assertive Leaders
The Lord is our Shepherd, but he uses fallible people to give hands on guidance to his church. But what kind of leaders does Christ seek?
Part 8: Kingdom Profit
What is the role of individual Christians in building Christ's kingdom? Are we hired hands or contractors on a mission?
Part 9: Traction
Success has many definitions. What are the elements of God's definition of traction in the church?
Part 10: Conversion
Conversion is an old term meaning a complete change of direction in our lives. But which direction? We get the answer to that question from the Captain of Our Salvation. Will we follow what he says?
Part 11: Gravitational Fellowship
The history of the church is one of either splitting into endless subgroups or crushing people into a false unity by authoritarian measures. Learn the marvelous way that Christ holds his church together.
Part 12: Revelation
God has chosen to reveal himself in the Bible. Christians have often divided over their understanding of it. Read how the revelation of God can be an unbelievably powerful force to hold our churches together.
Part 13: Moral Clarity
The world is descending into a morass of moral ambiguity, and it is affecting the church as well. This study of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah shows us ten ways to dispel it.
Part 14: Prayer Ministry
Did you ever wonder if prayer really matters? Lessons from Abraham and Peter teach us that the possibilities are stupendous!
Part 15: Losing God
When our view of God is obscured, everything in life loses meaning. Could this happen even to a believing Christian?