If we agree that Ephesians 2:1-3 describes the lost state and then say that Romans 7 describes the common Christian experience, then we imply that the gospel produces no significant practical results.
Two years into my stint as a children's minister for a medium-large church, I found myself in our prayer room crying out to God for answers and relief. My question to him: "Why is this so heavy?" His answer: "It's consumerism." Next I asked him, "How can we combat consumerism? It's everywhere." He replied, "It's the … Continue reading The Bottom Line