I’m talking about people who don’t struggle at all with the English language; people who might have postgraduate degrees in law or English; even people who might work with words professionally every day. So why do they need help?
We began with two goals. The first goal was to encourage churches to hold the line on biblical convictions, and to think through the shape of ministry that flows from those biblical convictions. The second goal was to produce resources that would help those churches to implement that type of ministry.
Sometimes prayer seems like a joy. But quite often it doesn’t; it feels like hard work and it is tempting to skip it. That’s why Colossians 4:2 is such a useful reminder.
First, how do we assess whether our group members are converted? And, second, what do we do about it if we’re unsure about someone in our group?
It’s easy to despair and think that there is an immovable obstacle in the way of the gospel going forward in our countries. What unbeliever is ever going to listen to the real message we want to share with them when there is so much apparent distaste for and hostility towards anything vaguely connected to Christianity?