I know the reality of ministry and the number of directions one gets pulled, but considering all of the time, energy, and money spent to learn Greek, I am determined to retain what I’ve learned.
God has a great track record of using the smaller, weaker things of the world to accomplish His will. He gets more of the glory that way. The litmus test for how much a church can accomplish for God isn’t the size of the church, but the willingness to allow Him to work through them. God uses churches of all shapes and sizes.
Our greatest blessing is the gracious provision of the blessings of the New Covenant which Jesus secured for us through His sacrificial death. Of all people this Thanksgiving, Christians have reason to be the most thankful!
Origen’s pneumatology greatly informs his theology of God, humanity’s participation with the Trinity, and his doctrine of the Scriptures. All in all, Origen found the Spirit to be at work throughout the Scriptures, and he sought participation with the Trinity through the Spirit—both for himself and for his hearers.
What does the Bible say our responsibility is in light of large scale geo-political events? As a pastor, do you have any insight in how to shepherd members of my congregation through this issue?