In God’s economy, it is the Christian who is constantly 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨, not constantly 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 that is the most effective.
Preaching justification without encouraging sanctification will produce nominal, stagnant Christians who are no more capable of following God ten years down the line as they were ten years before. We’ve gone wide, but now we need to go deep.
When we are captivated by a vision of what could be and are filled with a conviction that it should be, we are capable of achieving great and wonderful things for the glory of God.
In this session, we walk through the order of salvation: election, effectual call, regeneration, conversion, justification, adoption, sanctification, perseverance, and glorification.
In a faith that requires all of its adherents to deny themselves, pick up their crosses, and follow Christ, constantly putting ourselves in the spotlight is completely antithetical to our calling. We are supposed to “do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than [our]selves” (Philippians 2:3). It’s hard to see how posting a constant barrage of selfies embodies this principle.