BlogTeaching Every Man In All Wisdom, So That We May Present Every Man Mature In Christ
A call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ is essentially a call to bear much fruit to the glory of God. The Lord Jesus clearly explains this truth to His disciples in John 15:16. However, the Lord Jesus does not demand or expect His disciples to strive or struggle to bear fruit on their own. It is indeed an exercise in futility and frustration for any believer to attempt to bear much fruit to God’s glory in his own strength and wisdom.
Nevertheless, your bearing much fruit to God’s glory is not entirely up to God – it is not exclusively God’s doing in your life. Rather, it requires your active participation and cooperation with God. If you are going to bear much fruit to God’s glory, you do have a definite role to play!read more
Ahab’s prophets were vulnerable to a lying spirit because they were sycophants and deceivers. They were deceived because they were not true prophets of God. They were called and chosen by Ahab for his purposes and pleasures.
They were men under his care and authority and thus they had no boldness or courage to tell him the truth, or to rebuke and correct him. All that Ahab’s prophets were hired and paid to do was to prophesy only what Ahab desires, wants or loves to hear. Similarly, when you pay a prophet to prophesy to you, he is bound to prophesy to you only what will excite and gladden your heart.read more
Among several things a reformation is needed in the concept, model or style of leadership that is presently widely practiced, accepted and celebrated in our churches today. We need to go back to the Bible to search and discover the true definitions, principles, priorities and purposes of godly leadership.
It is so sad and shameful today that church leadership is no longer different in nature, style, drive, goal and pursuit from that of the world. It is obvious to all that many of our leaders in the Church are proud, boastful, egocentric or self-centred, immoral, corrupt, power-drunk, greed-driven and fame-driven. Churches and ministries today are shamelessly competing with one another…read more