Category Archives: The Headship of Christ

T. Austin-Sparks on the Headship of Christ

The following is a chapter excerpt from the book, A Way of Growth by T. Austin-Sparks.  The focus of this selection is on the headship of Christ and the church’s submission to it as the way of growth into the fullness of … Continue reading

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The Headship of Christ and the “Heartship of Christ” (part 2)

[For Part 1 of this two-part post, please see here.] Union with the “Heartship of Christ” When it comes to developing a deeper union with the “heartship of Christ”, we need to understand that there are both general and specific aspects … Continue reading

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The Headship of Christ and the “Heartship of Christ” (part 1)

In my last post I shared how essential it is for the Body of Christ to be “holding fast to the Head” as it gathers in His name.  In this and the next post I’d like to share one of the … Continue reading

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Holding Fast to the Head

“…holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.” Colossians 2:19 NKJV The Church, according to Scripture, is the “Body of Christ.” As such, … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.4: “Chief Among Equals”?

Sándor and I concluded our exchange on church leadership with the following emails.  Though relatively short in length, they did touch on a vital question: What about the principle of “chief among equals”?  [For the full context of this post, … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.2: “Possibilities and Solutions”

Sándor replied to what I shared in Part 1 with the following email and attachment: Dear David, I am very grateful for your valuable thoughts.  I agree on that basically.  I would like only to reflect on that shortly and … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.1: “The First Button”

Shortly after I began blogging in 2012, I happened across another blog that caught my attention.  Somehow I landed in the English section of a Hungarian blog, keskeny út – narrow way by Sándor Abonyi.  Though most of his blog … Continue reading

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