Only a life fully exposed to God’s Word and soaking in the community of Christ can bring to light the mess our social media feeds seek to avoid, and properly develop our growth in Christlikeness.
Coleman Ford serves as groups minister for the Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He is a Ph.D. candidate in church history at SBTS and is a former seminary staff member.
Sanctification is part recognizing that our redemption has been accomplished by Christ, and part realizing that our redemption is being applied by the Spirit.
The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.
The waiting of Advent is actually good for us and is molding us into the likeness of Christ.