So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.
It’s not that our pastors, teachers and mentors are going to make us perfect in our relationship with Jesus, only Jesus can change a heart. But they can be teachers without compromise always speaking the real truth that’s not always what people want to hear.
Teaching with wisdom... When Rob was teaching last Wednesday night he said, “Sinful patterns are a convenience store we keep well stocked for impulse buying.
The reason we keep doing the same things over and over is because we want to. The dog you feed is the dog that stays. Real repentance refuses to glance at the idol and instead fixates on the Cross.”
We live in a day where our church leaders keep an eye on numbers and sustaining them. Reality is that refusing to sugar coat the Good News of Jesus, that involves repentance by the way, means those numbers will most likely drop. Good. It is very unkind to teach any message that doesn’t involve repentance because that kind of message is inaccurate and doesn’t save.
People who are sorry for getting caught and people who are sorry for what they’ve done need the same Jesus.
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. 2 Corinthians 7:10
Thank you for the godly teachers who have never compromised your Word for popularity and assimilation with society. Thank you for my husband who teaches with wisdom from you. Keep giving him insight and boldness and enthusiasm for teaching and thank you that he doesn’t dupe anyone. Your message is good and clear and perfect and I love you.
9 September 2022