Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! In this episode, Steven reviews a recent article about the Enneagram, a self-help personality identification system that has attracted significant interest from young Christians. Is this yet another intrusion of the New Age to be railed against, or does this development more importantly signal a critical gap in Christian discipleship in recent decades? Steven unpacks the first portion of the article and dives in to a passionate appeal for Christians to understand these dynamics properly. The scriptures from this message are found in 1 Peter 3, 1 Corinthians, and Psalm 53.
Enneagram Article: https://forge.medium.com/the-self-help-movement-that-is-upending-american-christianity-9ce381e10d4f
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Are we really open to being disciples of the Lord? We are called not just to be followers but also ambassadors. We have the first picture of discipleship in the picture of God’s commands to Adam in the Garden of Eden, and we must carry through our responsibilities in this generation. We must give as many people as possible the opportunity to know Jesus as both Lord and Savior, and that begins with our conduct, our obedience, and our desire to dwell in the presence of the Lord. Despite whatever the world and the enemy says and does we will continue to follow the will of God. Holy Spirit give us strength and faith in this generation! Will you join in the Great Commission?
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Lots of Christians talk about discipleship. Churches focus their attention on making disciples. However, if Christians and the churches they attend really understood what being a disciple means and what making disciples really looks like, why is there such lack of courage and boldness in modern American Christians and from the churches they attend today?
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I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
These are the words of Jesus Christ. Here Jesus first declares His imperative to perform the will of God the Father. The second statement, a future tense proclamation with prophetic undertones, is more challenging to understand. Interpretations of this night when no man can work are numerous and varied. I believe that this verse is multifaceted. The night could refer to the death of Jesus specifically, death in general, the new heavens and new earth where our work will cease, a time during the Great Tribulation where because of either Satan’s wrath or God’s wrath our work will not be possible, or even several among these and others not listed here. I don’t claim to offer a definitive interpretation of this verse, but I’d like to pose a question that the Holy Spirit has laid on my heart.
What if there is soon coming a time when the disruption of the global financial system leads to a general inability to work?
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