The local church is where Christians who love God express love to each other. Where believers relate in Christ-likeness, we discover the blessings of brotherhood—unselfish giving, witnessing, togetherness, counsel, completeness and support.
What is salvation? And what are the marks of true salvation? Many evangelicals (and Mennonites) have strayed from the original understanding of the word "salvation." Rediscover the nature and marks of authentic salvation.
An elder speaks regarding brotherhood agreements—a concept common in Anabaptist groups. While abuse of practical agreements are devastating, Dale explores the potential for brotherhoods to come together in genuine unity of life.
"It's Jesus from the beginning, it's Jesus in the middle; it's Jesus at the end. What's important to Jesus is important to us. What empowered Jesus will empower us...The Spirit that raised up Christ will raise up the church to do a work for Christ."
At the heart of Anabaptism was a simple idea: "Jesus meant every word that He said." Dean Taylor's brief overview of historic Anabaptism is more than history; it's a call to stake our lives and lifestyles on similar, Christ-centered discipleship.
Jesus, the greatest "strong man" Who ever lived, "pleased not Himself." Instead of controlling others, He influenced. Instead of selfishness, He used His strength for others and for His Father's glory.
"You are complete in Him." This message, which especially addresses pastors, emphasizes the centrality of Christ in the gospel, the sufficiency of Christ in salvation, and the completeness of Christ in Christian experience.