After looking at key passages from the New Testament, this article shows that good works should not be limited to works of charity. Good works include works done in the marketplace and home.
Should the church care for the poor? To answer this question one must define what poverty is. If this is done, one can see whether the church is called to be involved with the poor, because there are three things the church cannot ignore in relation to poverty.
Do you have a passion for doing work in God's kingdom but not sure where God is calling you to go? This article offers four questions and answers to help you work through this issue.
From the life of the prophet Jeremiah, this article explores how to suffer along with God's people.
Where do you turn when you have questions about life? Do you find it easy to turn to Google? There is another place where you can go, where God has placed you to receive counsel: the local church.
While thankful that young people are embracing the Reformed teaching, this article warning against the danger of making personal reformation an end in itself. It calls young reformed Christians to get engaged in ministry of mercy.
How can the church get involved in mercy ministry? Mercy ministry should involve charity and development. This article explains why and suggests five steps for an effective ministry of mercy.
What is the church? The author wants to reflect on what he calls the "essence of the church," by which he means something more than just the functions of the church. He wants to look at the church in terms of carrying on the mission of Jesus. He develops his approach following the paradigm of the offices Jesus fulfilled while he was on earth: prophet, priest, and king. His purpose is to give a Christological understanding of the church.
The practice of theology is a function of the church. The author explores the way in which an intellectual understanding of the Christian faith should be a service to the church.
In a previous related article, the author showed that true biblical servanthood is rooted in the desire to magnify the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God and to the benefit of others. In this article, the author explores the relationship between the commands of God and serving. Obedience to God's commands is how Christians serve Him, and this should be done in light of Christ's finished work and the equipping work of the Holy Spirit.
How did the apostle Paul understand the ministry of the church? In this article, Fung wants to examine the mutual relationships of ministry, community, and "charismata." Various relationships are examined therein: the relationships between ministry and Church, ministry and spiritual gifts, and the nature of the ministry and its outward organization.