God's people were taught to welcome the stranger because they were once strangers themselves. They had to remember not to forget.
Christian discipleship is not simply learning information about Jesus or doing things for Jesus. It’s becoming like Jesus in apprenticeship with others who are committed to doing the same.
If people were to fully engage with this resource, we’d see more people welcomed into Christian community through their interactions with Christians in regular life.
New Testament leaders would challenge us to lower the privacy screens we place between us and our sisters and brothers in Christ, both so that we can watch over them and so they can watch over us.
Most New Testament voices are actively involved in encouraging their audiences to take up or to persevere in allegiance to Jesus and the Spirit-led life.
If the book is meaningfully engaged, my hope is that it will help produce faithful and sustainable Christians in a world of increasing conflict and division.
If we are to know, experience, and realize God’s vision for us, we need to lay aside the value of independence and embrace the New Testament vision for interdependence
We need to lay aside the value of independence and embrace the New Testament vision for interdependence, each one with each other in the body of Christ, the household of faith.
The experience of the love of God and the joy of the Holy Spirit went hand in hand with the experience of authentic community from the earliest days of the church’s existence.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Rich Villodas calls us to deep abiding in Jesus—the only kind of life that can help heal the fragmentation in our world.