Saints Sufferers & Sinners

by Michael Emlet     |     Book Summary


Author: Michael Emlet
Publisher: New Growth Press
Date: January 25, 2021
Pages: 189

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Life in a fallen world is difficult. “Sin is an ever-present reality” (p. 10), but Christians are not called to merely endure life until heaven, nor are we to continually succumb to sin. Instead, believers are “to love the people around [them] in wise, truthful, and compassionate ways” (p. 11).

One of the ways to love others is to understand the biblical categories of saint, sufferer, and sinner. As Christians minister to one another, we ought to intentionally point out evidences of God’s love and grace in each others’ lives even as we seek to encourage one another in times of suffering and confront one another in moments of sin.

Seeing people in these categories does not result in cookie-cutter approaches to every situation. Relationships don’t work that way. Life is unique. Each situation is unique. In fact, sometimes Christians are dealing with all three of these categories at once. What these categories assist with, however, is Christians helping one another “reinterpret [our] experiences according to the life-giving contours of the gospel” (p. 186).





Saints Sufferers & Sinners

by Michael Emlet

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorMichael Emlet
PublisherNew Growth Press
DateJanuary 25, 2021
Pages189


Overview:

Life in a fallen world is difficult. “Sin is an ever-present reality” (p. 10), but Christians are not called to merely endure life until heaven, nor are we to continually succumb to sin. Instead, believers are “to love the people around [them] in wise, truthful, and compassionate ways” (p. 11).

One of the ways to love others is to understand the biblical categories of saint, sufferer, and sinner. As Christians minister to one another, we ought to intentionally point out evidences of God’s love and grace in each others’ lives even as we seek to encourage one another in times of suffering and confront one another in moments of sin.

Seeing people in these categories does not result in cookie-cutter approaches to every situation. Relationships don’t work that way. Life is unique. Each situation is unique. In fact, sometimes Christians are dealing with all three of these categories at once. What these categories assist with, however, is Christians helping one another “reinterpret [our] experiences according to the life-giving contours of the gospel” (p. 186).




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