Why Christians Should Reject Social Justice and its Missional Madness and Reclaim the Great Commission by Jesse Johnson
Much of the push for the church to engage in social transformation and indiscriminate care for the poor of the world comes from a wrong understanding of the relationship between the church and Israel. There is no doubt that Israel was called to care for the poor in their landóregardless of their creed. The alien, foreigner, slave, and sojourning widow were all protected by the Law, and if Israel would have kept the law, there would have been no poor in the land.
The question is this: does the church have a similar task? Is the church charged to care for the poor of the world, in the same way Israel was? In this presentation Jesse reveals with Biblical clarity that the answer is ďno,Ē and he aids us in understanding Godís mission to the world. Believers are called to minister to the poor in within the church, and to meet the needs of believers worldwide. Obedience to these commands is one of the most basic ways that Godís glory is revealed through the church. In this presentation Jesse explains that while Israel was to stay and obey, the church is supposed to go and proclaim. Israel was supposed to transform their culture as a means to attract the world. The church is supposed to scatter around the world, and preach Jesus. We donít wait for them to come to us, but we go out knocking on doors.
The Death of Discernment by Mike Gendron
What is discernment? What leads to discernment? Why do we need discernment? What are the major causes for the pending death of discernment? Why is there a decline of Biblical preaching? What three kinds of preachers can you choose between? Why are false teachers so successful? Why must we discern between doctrines? Why must we discern between churches? How is the sanctity of Godís Church advanced? How is sanctity destroyed? How can you be part of the solution and not the problem?