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Why Isn’t the Church Growing: A Discipleship Dilemma in URBAN CHURCH PLANTING

Why Isn’t the Church Growing: A Discipleship Dilemma in URBAN CHURCH PLANTING

A recent study put forth by Barna research discussed the current “State of Discipleship.”[1] I’m a big discipleship advocate—constantly preaching and teaching about the Great Commission, mission, and disciple-making. Not only do I preach and teach it—I disciple and invest into others. I love relational community. But, the Western church is hemorrhaging. I believe the […]

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Sanctification as Consecration

Sanctification as Consecration

ABSTRACT: Protestants have traditionally understood sanctification as God’s work of gradual spiritual transformation over the entire life of every believer. Recent biblical scholarship has argued that such a definition does not actually correspond with the meaning of biblical terminology for sanctification, which refers to a single and definitive setting apart of believers at conversion. Some […]

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