There are many truths in the Bible, but not all the truths in the Bible are essential and foundational. That means that there are many things in the Bible that are extremely interesting but they are not extremely important. There are also many truths that are important, sometimes even extremely valuable, but they are not essential. The big tragedy is that many times the truths that Christians major on, and build their lives upon, are nonessential or non-foundational truths. It will not necessarily be what you believe about healing or prosperity that will determine whether you will fall or stand when you’re sick, or when you’re in poverty. It will most probably be what you believe about the essential and foundational truth of the Gospel, because all other truths must be based and founded on this truth in order to work.
When we talk about freedom, it means different things to different people. For the majority of believers, freedom in a Christian’s life is only achieved through great sacrifice and hard work. When we have sacrificed and labored long and hard enough, we are ultimately rewarded with freedom; freedom from sin or freedom from bondage such as from drugs, alcohol, pornography or whatever we perceive freedom to be. In this teaching we will discover that freedom in the New Testament is a gift. Whenever you study the subject of freedom, as seen in the New Testament, there is a fundamental reality that we must understand about true freedom; in Christ we are all born free.
This course covers two key aspects of ministry development and success: 1) Identifying and establishing core values your life and ministry are grounded in. Compromise, deception and failure are averted when core values are established in the heart of the minister. 2) The essential leadership principles necessary for the minister to both lead people to fulfill his/her vision and become a leader worth following.
We will be studying how God operated in faith and see that we also have the same measure of faith in our lives. We will discover that faith operates from our heart and our confession of God’s Word.
The Sermon on the Mount Announces that the King has come. His purpose for coming into our world is to gather to Himself a family of believers who are empowered by the Holy Spirit of God and that can build a kingdom that is not of this world but which is of heaven. This will be a verse by verse study found in Matthew chapters 5 through 8.