Thursday, January 21, 2010

Planting and The Vine

There isn't a lot of time for blogging these days, but I am going to try to continue putting up occasional posts. Posts related specifically to our new church plant in Madison will go on our church planting blog. Today I shared a quote on that blog from a new book I am reading called The Trellis and the Vine. Go here to read how I feel living a radical life is related to church planting.


M.A.C. said...

Hi Scott,

You asked a question that I would like to answer and then ask you some questions. That is of course if you don't mind answering them.

Scott asked;

Are you ready to live radically? Are you ready to take risks for the building of God’s kingdom?

My answer is yes I am as subversive as they come because Jesus was my example. I swim against the current of traditionalism in the church.

Now my questions that I am asking believers everywhere;

1. Do you think that God sent Jesus Christ to the earth to set-up a new religion called Christianity? If yes... Where in scripture would you find that text?

2. What denomination did Jesus and the Apostles belong too?

3. Will Jesus find faith on the earth when He comes on the great and final day?

Scott Sterner said...

1. No.
2. None.
3. It depends on what you mean by find faith.

M.A.C. said...

Hi Scott

I like your answers no word wasting made me :)

As to question three. Faith is a gift from God by grace Ephesians 2:8-9 and 2 Peter 1:3-11 extends that gift asking us to add virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love to our faith.

The faith that I speak of is the same faith that Jesus commended Peter for. When he said that he was blessed. For it was not flesh that revealed Jesus as the son of God but My Father who is heaven.