The pattern of Christ is suffering and then glory; humility before exaltation. As his people we can enter into that pattern. This means our call to humility is raised to a glorious sharing in his humilityóa humility we share toward one another.
Whatever situation we face, whatever pressures the church is under, whatever the adversary throws our way, the church’s mission remains unalterable. Whatever blessings we experience, whatever sorrows we undergo, whatever our victories, whatever our defeats, whatever the condition of our economy, the mission of the
One of the reasons for becoming a member of the local church is so that you have a sphere in which to obey the numerous New Testament one anothers. Clearly, you cannot do these in isolation (though some certainly try!). Of course, the reason for
Conflict between people who love each other and who live in relationship with each other is inevitable. How do Christians overcome these inevitable conflicts in a God-honouring way? We do so, according to 1 Peter 4:8, by continuing to love one another earnestly.