Archive for 'Empowering'
Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
In the current state of Christianity today, there is a discussion of the significance of cultural understanding as it relates to “spreading” the Gospel. While the effects of the Gospel are a one size fits all, its presentation is not. In fact, this type of presentation can actually be detrimental to its understanding and obedience.
Posted on 25. Oct, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
Because of our changed beliefs and values, we have a changed conduct that should impact those we come into contact with. The Lord has a plan for each of us to influence the areas of life where he has placed us: our jobs, neighborhoods, clubs, schools, etc. He has placed us there because he EXPECTS US to function as salt, making a difference in the culture.
Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
The blessedness of the Kingdom is the result of a transformation of spiritual character. The fruit of this new character is demonstrated by actions that are much different than those of a worldly mindset. One of the key manifestations is the presence of peace, which exists even under less than ideal situations.
Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
Great thoughts on discipleship! Spend Time With The Few To Reach The Many – Kevin Peck | Verge Network. “Jesus’ method was this: spend time with the few in order to reach the many. Why is it that our churches spend so much time on the many to reach the few? We don’t just need […]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
The blessed lifestyle of the Kingdom is a product of His nature or character being formed in us. The radicalness of the Kingdom is: this blessed state does not come as the world says it will, but in a changed way of thinking and living.
Posted on 03. Jul, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
During my devotional reading yesterday, I came upon the story of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding in Cana. As I read the details of the account I was reminded again of what I believe is a forgotten truth or factor regarding faith and demonstration of His kingdom. That is: to see the miraculous, we […]