“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again” (1Thessalonians 5:23 NLT) Intrinsic to holiness is the idea of wholeness. God is holy; that is, He is whole,...

“I count all things loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8 NIV). C. S. Lewis said, “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with...

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised” (Hebrews 10:36). It’s the nature of human nature to want the quick fix. We’re always looking for the “zap.” We expect God to “zap” away all of our problems,...

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit . . . You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last” (John 15:8, 16) The meaning of the Greek word for glory (“doxazo”) here is “to be...

“For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (BLB). God has written an epic poem – you. The word “workmanship” in this passage is the Greek word “poiema” from which we get...
PASTORS AND PIETISM: KEY TO SPIRITUAL RENEWAL, Part 6

PASTORS AND PIETISM: KEY TO SPIRITUAL RENEWAL, Part 6

Copyright © 2018 Roger Helland The Influence of Pietism Pietism as a late 17-18th century renewal movement was a powerful tributary that unleashed a torrent of church renewal that flowed into an ever-widening missional river. It helped incite and irrigate the great...