Growth of a Disciple

INTRODUCTION It would be amiss to say there is no difference in disciples. Much like the pattern of growth in humans, where humans are classified as babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and finally seniors, discipleship in Christianity is a progression from birth to adulthood. With this being said, Christians do not continually progress from one … More Growth of a Disciple

Introduction to 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)

Author: Paul: Pretty much everyone knows who Paul is, but for anyone here that does know, here is a shortened version of Paul’s life story: Paul, formerly Saul was a leading Jew, he rose above his peers and persecuted the early church. On the road to Damascus to capture more Christians, he saw God in … More Introduction to 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)

Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Even though the name Christian hadn’t been around yet, (at the time Ephesians was written they would have been called followers of the way) Paul is given prophetic insight to see that those in heaven and on earth would be called Christians. We get our name from Christ. Paul’s prayer focuses on: Being strengthened. Christ … More Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Gifts of the Spirit

I think that Enns section on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” has some value but is ultimately lacking because of his conclusion that any spiritual gifts ceased after the time of the Apostles and are no longer in use today. This conclusion tends to stifle the working of the Holy Spirit, and actually tends … More Gifts of the Spirit