A few months ago I posted an article I wrote about my foray into the world of theology. I finished Intro, and I’m back this semester knee-deep in Soteriology (doctrine of salvation) on Monday nights at The Credo House. And this time I convinced three of my favorite people to join me.
Why would I do that? Because the more I learn about my heritage as a believer and uncover and understand the nuts and bolts of my faith, I am excited for those I care about to have the same opportunity. It’s crippled me in a good way – I’m not the agreeable pushover I once was about matters of faith. I used to do anything I could short of diving behind furniture to avoid any kind of heated discussion or disagreement. I’m not confrontational by nature, but really I just wasn’t secure about my beliefs. Someone put it to me this way not long ago: “I just don’t like doing things if I don’t know I can hang.” You guys, I couldn’t hang because I was just skimming the surface and learning what I thought I needed to get by. Who in the world wants to spend the entirety of their lives just getting by?! I mean, really.
In Ephesians Chapter 3 Paul writes this to the church is Ephesus:
vs 14 -21: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen
I want to know the breadth, the length, height, the depth of God and the love of Christ. YES. Do we have a snowball’s chance of knowing Him completely this side of heaven? Probably not, but it’s a prize worth running after. And with that being said, I want you to watch this testimony by my friend Kevin, Director of Advancement for Credo House Ministries. Enjoy!