What is spiritual transformation? How do we assess our maturity? How do we know if we are making progress? Over 35 times in the New Testament the same 3 fold work of God is used to challenge and focus Christ followers; Faith, Hope, and Love
Faith, Hope and Love is not just for a single heart it is also a critical part of a biblical vision of God’s activity in building His church. What kind of construction work is God doing every day among his people? When we encounter resistance, opposition, needs and painful interaction God is redeeming these circumstances and using them in our hearts.
EVERY PERSON, EVENT AND CIRCUMSTANCE ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY MEMBER OF HIS CHURCH IS BEING USED BY HIM TO REPLACE FEAR WITH FAITH, DESPAIR WITH HOPE AND A TAKING LUST WITH A JOYFUL SACRIFICIAL GIVING LOVE.
I can assess my spiritual growth by monitoring the transformation of my heart with its fruit of faith, hope and love.
This Four Part Series focuses on the CORE work of God in the human heart. It is also foundational to our leadership. Once leaders tune in to God’s activity of growing faith, hope and love in the human heart there is alignment and increased impact. LEADERS HELP PEOPLE SEE AND EMBRACE THE WORK OF GOD.
This series was given at a Covenant Fellowship Church in Illinois but is also part of my course Biblical Foundations of Leadership taught at Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions and East West Missionary Training College in New Zealand.
Click the links below to listen to the MP3 files of these messages:
Faith, Hope & Love — Overview of God’s Work in the Heart!
God Growing Faith in our Hearts!
God Growing Hope in our Hearts!
God Growing Love in our Hearts!