76: This week, Pastor Plek, Pastor Joseph, and Catie Sas tackle questions over depression, discipleship, and Gospel issues. Want to submit a question? Text 737-231-0605!
Faith, Culture, and all things in between.
- So if you take medication due to depression, does that mean you don't put enough trust in God?
- How does being a Christian differ from being a disciple? I understand in the New Testament there are examples of Paul having disciples under him. Paul would use discipleship to train them to not only understand the gospel but how to spread it. Is it possible that Paul had disciples because the Bible wasn't available yet and this was the only way to teach the Gospel? For those who have the Bible shouldn't we be disciples to Jesus and not other Christians? Follow up question, is it possible to disciple someone that isn't a Christian (yet)?
- The term "gospel issue" was brought up. How do you define a gospel issue? (Ie. "A gospel issue is an issue that ______'") Paul tell us: I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call- one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1-6, ESV) So wouldn't any issue in all of the cosmos be a "gospel issue" since God is sovereign over all and the Bible is the story of the gospel?