Service: The Church as the Family of God

In our last exercise, Service: The Church as the Body of Christ, we were introduced to the concept that the Church, like the human body, is composed of three parts serving on three different levels, with each part being delegated a specific role to fulfill in its service for Christ.  As… The corporate Body of … Continue reading

Special Note

For those of you who have been waiting for our next exercise on Service, it has been delayed due to my family’s recent move.  At the moment, our house is full to overflowing with furniture waiting to be arranged and boxes–including about 80 boxes of books–waiting to be gone through.  The exercise on The Church as the … Continue reading

Service:  The Church as the Body of Christ

In our previous exercise, we began a new level of workout routines dealing with Service; and, during the course of that introductory routine, we learned how, through our service for Christ, the good works which He began are still being done in the world today.  Then, as we searched for a definition of the word, especially as it … Continue reading

Service: Continuing the Work of Christ in the World

Now that we’re about halfway through our Workout Program, let’s pause briefly to review the progress we have made thus far.  We started out this regimen with four exercises in Salvation—exercises through which we learned that… Salvation is obtained through the one-time spiritual event known as the New Birth; an act taking us from sin-enslaved and … Continue reading

Sanctification: Restoring the Soul through Worship

So far, through our exercises in Sanctification, we have learned that part of the work of the Holy Spirit is to restore our emotions through Prayer and our minds through the study and application of the Word of God; a ministry which brings our hearts into alignment with that of the Father, and transforms our minds … Continue reading