Ten Lists Bible Plan 2020

Poor in Spirit

Mike the small reformed church near us had a great sermon on how the law is used by the Holy Spirit to perfect our holiness after we have truly been saved. It’s a good follow on to this post.

http://trinityurcwc.org/?wpfc_sermon=gods-law-2

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

3 “ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NASB) 

One the most disturbing aspects of the churches who practice Christianity “lite” is the nearly total abandonment of a call for personal holiness. Even more discouraging is the fact that they preach a version of the gospel that has had any mention of repentance severed from it. The reasoning behind this, of course, is that they are building bridges to the unchurched. If they preach the whole gospel they will drive them away not draw them to join their churches. The problem with that sort of reasoning is that it is all pragmatism. It is based on fleshly reasoning and the ways of the world. It is actually unbelief in the form of ministry. The architects of Christianity “lite” do not believe that God is still building His Church…

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