Doesn't have to be a can of worms. Could just as easily be a widely accepted idea that could use a fresh perspective.
That isn't a doctrine per se, but it deals with the ways we "do church" and minister to people in a post-Christian culture. (So maybe it's the doctrine of evangelism?)
Nathan James Norman wrote:
It might be called a "theology of leisure". What do we do with our free time? Why does God give us extra time in the day? Is it to entertain ourselves... or is there something more?
I'm real open to hearing what others think on this!
"The chief purpose of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible, but not everything builds up
"Let everything you do bring glory to Christ. When you fail, don't panic because Christ is greater."
Sounded right on topic to me.Paeter wrote:Sorry, that's a rabbit trail.
Both Tom's and Paeter's comments led me to think... How about doing a series on the five solae: Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, and glory to God alone. You don't have to call it the five solae if you don't want to, of course. In Spirit Blade fashion you could call them the "five only's" . Regardless, these teachings are basic, yet powerful when you study them.
Paeter wrote:When grace is kept in play, we feel hurt less and we hurt others less. When we neglect remembering and relying on grace, our insecurity and wounds become worse and we hurt those around us, despite always feeling like the victim.
tmorrill wrote:"Let everything you do bring glory to Christ. When you fail, don't panic because Christ is greater."