Building the Kingdom Through Solid Theology and Proven Strategies
The roots may be the most important part of the oak tree. If the roots are strong and healthy, the tree prospers; if they are weak, damaged, or diseased, the tree will quickly die. Oaks need both shallow and deep roots to thrive. The shallow surface roots remind us of the Word read daily and applied liberally to life. A broad knowledge of Scripture is essential for healthy growth as a Christian. The taproots remind us of the Word of God, studied deeply and applied to specific needs or issues. God’s Word strengthens us to bear the winds of adversity.
If we hope to be effective, our roots must be as substantial as our ministry. This requires more than the quick sprinkling of the Sunday sermon. To become strong, we need to soak in God’s Word every day. We also need to be nourished by the water of the Holy Spirit, especially in times of drought. The Word of God, saturated by the water of the Spirit, anchors, strengthens and feeds the Christian.
Our goal is to provide Christians with resources to study and apply the Word of God, equipping each person to do the work of the ministry.
…for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,… (Ephesians 4:11)
Resources for Spiritual Growth
Guilt and Shame
Kingdom Now: Pursuing Unity in the Body of Christ to Change the World
Video Discussions of Each Chapter With Pat Sikora and Alyce-Kay Ruckelshaus:
These discussions will give you additional insights into each chapter and model how to conduct a discussion, including a few disagreements.
Pursuing Unity: An Interview with Pat Sikora
Lesson 1: It’s All About the Kingdom
Lesson 2: A Model for Unity
Lesson 3: Have Concern for One Another
Lesson 4: Love One Another
Lesson 5: Encourage and Edify One Another
Lesson 6: Confess Your Sins to One Another
Lesson 7: Pray for One Another
Lesson 8: Forgive One Another
Lesson 9: Bear One Another’s Burdens
Lesson 10: Submit to One Another
Lesson 11: Serve One Another
Lesson 12: Teach and Admonish One Another
Lesson 13: That the World May Know
Ephesians, John’s Letters | Big Greek Idea | Ephesians and John’s Letters
Women of the Bible | The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible – Mary deMuth