Gospel Community Tag

Even a cursory reading of the New Testament reveals that North Texas Christianity is not New Testament Christianity in relationship to how we view wealth & possessions. North Texas Christianity tends toward building bigger and bigger barns on earth while New Testament Christianity moves toward...

Moving into deep, rich, dynamic community founded on and formed by the gospel involves pursuing a common mission. In John 20:21 Jesus appears to His disciples after His resurrection but prior to His ascension and says to them, “As the Father has sent me, even...

Our final question in relation to getting off of spiritual welfare is why has God gifted you?  It doesn’t take long before a conversation about using the gifts we’ve received turns inward to focus on all the benefits that the person using their gifts derives...

The second step to getting off of “spiritual welfare” is to understand how God has gifted you.  In 1 Peter 4:10-11 we read, "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as...

The first step to getting off “spiritual welfare” is to recognize that God has gifted you. Peter is explicit about this fact when he writes in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift…”. Peter envisions a situation where each and every Christian in...

The welfare system in our country was conceived in the 1930’s during the economic crisis known as the Great Depression.  The welfare system was the US government’s response to the overwhelming number of families and individuals who had little or no income and were in...