Commentary on Jude

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide resources to leaders in the Kingdom of God, Ta Ethne is pleased to announce that, beginning this week, a commentary on Jude will be offered. As this book is still in production, a chapter a week will be posted and become available under the Bible Studies tab. As the work progresses, comments are welcome. When the commentary is finished it will be published in print, Kindle and audio formats. Please, look for the links entitled Dominos: A Dynamic Commentary on the Epistle of Jude under the Bible Studies tab.

Preface to The Quest: Changing a Church’s Culture From Missions-minded to Missions-active

A prominent Christian author makes the statement, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” (Piper, 1993) Another Christian author rebuts with the assertation that, “Actually missions exists because true worship does.” (Blue, 2001) Both of these statements are true. The need for missions exists because there are people in the world who do not worship Jesus Christ as Lord and the response to reach these people with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ comes from those who already worship Him.

As believers mature spiritually, the realization of Christ’s desire for all His children to be ambassadors for Him brings them into a crisis point. Will they remain inwardly focused on their growth as a follower of Jesus Christ or will they focus outward toward those who have yet to become children of God? The answer to this question has enormous consequences for both individual Christians and churches because churches, made up of individual Christians, reflect their constituents. Just as there is a level of spiritual maturity one cannot rise above until they have experienced leading a person to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, there is a level of spiritual growth in a church that will not be broached until the church is focused on reaching the world for their Master. A church made up of inward looking members will primarily exist for itself. A church made up of outwardly focused individuals will focus beyond their four walls.

Moving a church from being inwardly focused to being missions-minded and eventually missions-active should be the goal of her leaders. This book will explore how to move a church from being missions-minded (or missions-aware) to missions-active.

 

The Quest is available in print or Kindle from Amazon.com or http://www.discernmentministries.webs.com

40 Days of Praise in Editing

For those who followed along with our devotional postings lately, they are being compiled into a paperback version and a Kindle version. After they finish the editing process we will make them available for your use. We were hoping for a Christmas release, but now are shooting for New Years. We believe that this will be a great resource to start the year off with. Keep us in prayer as we continue to develop resources that will be of benefit to believers worldwide.