References: Colossians 1The strategy of Paul's ministry was first to make Christ known and then to make God's people fully mature. We learn of four groups of people in Paul's day who were not making Christ fully known: 1) Those who commend themselves 2) Those who tickle the ears of people, a ministry by consensus 3) Those who preached out of envy and rivalry 4) Those who preached for proft. The challenge of Paul's authentic ministry is relevant to today.
If God has redeemed us from our sin and given us the Holy Spirit to strengthen us against sin, then why do we go on sinning? In his book, The Enemy Within, Kris Lundgaard addresses this plaguing question by drawing upon the writings of Puritan author John Owen.
The gold Lungaard mines from John Owen’s work gives us hope, renewed love for Christ, and an approach to holiness through faith in Him in spite of our sinful state.
By revisiting the profound writings of John Owen, Lungaard updates the exposition, outlines, arguments and illustrations to bring this rich understanding of the Bible to the contemporary world.