In preparation for sermons, I often craft personal definitions. I do this in an effort to exposit the word of God and make things clear and “rememberable” for the people of my congregation. I’m regularly asked via text or email to send along my definitions in print. This leads me to share a few of my favorite definitions:
Biblical faith: Standing on the promises of God and trusting in the character of God.
Lament: A sacred ouch.
Prayer: An intimate conversation between God and his people which leads his people to the will of God.
Repentance: A change of mind which leads to a change of life.
Spiritual Maturity: The gradual process of becoming less like the world and more like Jesus.
Worship: Assigning God the greatness and goodness due to him.