Remain in the God-Breathed Book

Is there any key to God's merciful blessings on a particular local church?

Pastors transition. Seasons of ministry change. Congregations are in flux. New initiatives come and go. But there is at least one thing that gives a battered little church ballast in the successive storms of change.

This excerpt begins at the 29:58 mark of this week's sermon, "All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God."

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David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor for, pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has edited several books, including Finish the Mission, Acting the Miracle, and most recently Cross, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.