Christ has a Body of His Witnesses who Bear His Living Testimony for His Propagation

In the book of Acts we see Christ, the resurrected and ascended Head of the Body, propagating Himself in His heavenly ministry not through a group of “trained preachers” or “highly qualified teachers of the Bible” but through a body of His witnesses who bear a living testimony of the incarnated, crucified, resurrected, and ascended […]

Acting and Working in the Body and for the Body in the One Divine Stream of God

In the book of Acts we see a group of people who live by Christ as their life, who act by Christ as their power and authority, and who realize that they are the Body and thus are working in the Body and for the Body in the one divine stream. First of all, the […]

We’re Resurrected and Ascended with Christ, having Him as Life within and Power without

After spending 33.5 years in His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus today is the God-man on the throne in the heavens in His heavenly ministry, having many statuses and doing many things; we as His people are resurrected and ascended with Christ, having Him within us as life and upon us as our power, and […]

God Exalted Christ in His Ascension and made Him Lord of All, the Christ, and the Leader

In the book of Acts we see a resurrected and ascended Christ who is in the heavens, who is now being propagated by the disciples to produce the church as the kingdom of God; in His ascension Christ was exalted by God and made Lord of all, the Christ, the Leader, and the Savior. Acts […]

Being willing to be Spent on behalf of the Saints and Exhort them to Walk Worthily of God

The apostles didn’t impart only the gospel of God to the Thessalonians – they also imparted their own souls; they were not just like a cherishing and nourishing mother but also like an exhorting father for the, so that they would walk worthily of God and be able to enter into the kingdom of God. […]

Learning to Cherish the Believers as a Nursing Mother and Not Assuming any Authority

In looking at the pattern of the apostle Paul as one who was one with the Lord in His heavenly ministry to shepherd the saints, we need to learn to cherish the believers and even yearn over them as a nursing mother would cherish and yearn over her own children. On the one hand, the […]

How our Manner of Life plays a Great Role in Shepherding Others According to God

In learning to cooperate with Christ in His heavenly ministry of shepherding others, we need to realize that our entrance toward the believers, our manner of life, and our being plays a great role in infusing the gospel into others and caring for them. The best way to cherish and nourish others according to God […]