Today, there is a negative attitude towards the study of doctrine. This is understandable but not excusable. It is understandable because emphasizing doctrine has led to fruitless intellectualism, a proud and unloving attitude, fruitless speculation and unnecessary divisions. Also, studying doctrine demands hard work and change which many are not willing to make. It is inexcusable because the gospel we Christians are to proclaim and the faith we are to defend are rich in doctrinal content and Christian unity cannot be preserved and promoted apart from the study of doctrine. Also, how we worship and live depends on what we believe. For these reasons, we call on men in the pastoral ministry, those training for the ministry, and any key men in the church who preach God’s Word to join us as we study the Doctrine of the Christian Life.
One of the biggest problem of evangelical Christianity today is that there is that the gospel presentation is being diluted. There’s little or no presentation of repentance of sin and surrendering your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. A lot of those who present the Gospel ask people to make Jesus their Savior, but do not emphasize that when becoming a Christian is a complete and total surrender of their lives to Jesus Christ. Hence we see a lot of alleged conversion when the truth of the matter is a lot of people never really understand that being a Christian is a life commitment for Jesus Christ.
Two years ago, February 14, 2010, God placed a burden in our hearts to start a small church in our garage with a small group of people. Attendance for the succeeding Sundays was just between 5 to 10 adults. We named the Church, The Master’s Community Fellowship, reflective of our position as Christians being slaves of Jesus Christ and Him being our Master, Lord and Savior.
I’d like to greet all readers of this blog a Happy New year and officially welcome the year 2012. Looking back at 2011, it was such a challenging year, but we’ve all managed to survive it by God’s grace.
It’s mother’s day tomorrow and everybody always has a special place for moms in their hearts. I want to greet my wife, my own mother, my mother-in-law, my grandmothers and all my aunts a happy mother’s day ! Here is my little contribution to this special occasion, my top ten mother’s day quotes.