By J. Lee Whittington
Biblical views on management and enterprises hyperlinks biblically-based rules to the learn of organizational practices by means of reading issues together with causes, significant paintings, and non secular management from a biblical point of view built-in with findings from modern research.
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Instead he ministered “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Corinthians 2:4). Paul did not feel adequate in his own strength to carry out his mission. Rather, his adequacy came from God. As he told the Corinthians, “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:4–6). Later in the same letter, Paul wrote that he was “content” with his human frailties, because when he was weak, he was actually dependent on the Spirit to work in him, and made him stronger (2 Corinthians 12:10).
17). As such, he belongs to “that select company who leave their mark on their time, who mold their contemporaries, and exert an inﬂuence which stretches far into the future” (Bruce, 1977, p. 462). Through his work, he personally shaped the character of the church and the ideals for the Christian community, not only in the ﬁrst century but for centuries to come. His example of evangelism and his missions have been permanently stamped into the character of the church. Paul is often referred to as the “apostle to the Gentiles,” a label he himself embraced (Acts13:46; 18:6; 26:16–18).
The glove’s only work is the hand’s work, and it only works as it is controlled and used by the hand. While believers are commanded to be ﬁlled with the Spirit, this ﬁlling is not the result of any amount of self-effort. Rather, it involves a yielding or submission that allows the Spirit to ﬁll the believer, just as the hand ﬁlls the glove. There are, however, two conditions that must be met in order for this ﬁlling to occur, and these conditions do require action on the part of the believer. The ﬁrst condition is found in the command to not “grieve the Spirit” (Ephesians 4:30).