There are four challenges for the present day church.
Establishing the Present Truth ~ 2Pet. 1:12. There are reminders. There is a body of doctrine. Paul told Timothy to reprove and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine (2Tim.4:2).
Winning Souls to the Glory of God ~
Terms for Soul Winning
Winneth Souls, Prov. 11:30
Turning Many to Righteousness, Dan.12:3
Fishers of Men, Mat.4:19
Task of Soul Winning ~ Soul winning is really the work of God. We are merely laborers together with God; it is God that giveth the increase (1Cor. 3:9-11).
Maintaining Godly & Biblical Standards ~
The Attitude of Grace ~ The maintenance of godly standards MUST be done in a spirit of grace. If it is not done in a spirit of grace, then it will be done in a spirit of works, which places one back under the law.
The Aptitude of Grace ~ Paul stated that he kept under his body and kept it under subjection lest he should be disqualified (1Cor. 9:18-27).
The Arenas of Grace ~ When we planted the churches, we did so because of four arenas where we needed to maintain godly standards: the Biblical text, dress, music, and the style of ministry (preaching).
Exhibiting Loving Kindness ~ In accomplishing any of these goals, it is necessary that the Christian and his church exhibit a spirit of loving kindness (Eph. 4:17-32).
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