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Dr. Kirby Clements
The ministry offices of apostle, prophet, and bishop are much emphasized during the last two decades. Since the 1980s conferences, coalitions, networks, and publications focus on the function and significance of these offices in the government of the Church.
Dr. Kirby Clements
Social and even spiritual progress is generally characterized by a dissatisfaction with the status quo and some anticipated hope in the future. This generally requires a depreciation of current ideas, thoughts, and practices in order to establish credibility to new ones.
Dr. Kirby Clements
Our fundamental challenge as believers is conceptual. Our interpretation or misinterpretation of historic principles, experiences and even people influence the nature and dimension of our faith. Since faith comes by hearing, then the quality of our faith depends upon the integrity of the gospel that we hear and believe.
Dr. Kirby Clements
One of the diagnostic tools that I use in my dental office is x-rays. They enable me to see the unseen and to evaluate the oral health status of my patients. What if there were x-rays available for the churches?
Dr. Kirby Clements
A paradox is a statement, belief, or perspective that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense. The prophet Isaiah writes that Divine thoughts are not the same as human thoughts (Isa. 55:6) and the Lord Jesus declares that His kingdom is not of this world (Jn. 16:13).
Dr. Kirby Clements
Paul presents the idea of equity or a return on earthly investment in the Philippian epistle (4:17). Hebrews 13 is a cascade of witnesses who invested their lives with a more glorious return in mind.
Dr. Kirby Clements
Faith is our contractual relationship with God. It is propositional since it is based upon our acceptance of absolute truths. The character of faith is dependent upon the integrity of the knowledge and information that is heard and believed.
Dr. Kirby Clements
The idea of God being a writer is evident throughout the prophetical literature. King Belshazzar experienced a Divine sentenced written upon the wall (Dan. 5). The apostolic writer refers to the saints as "living epistles."
Dr. Kirby Clements
There is a time clock installed within all of us at birth that determines our sleeping and awakening patterns. For that reason, some of us are "day people" and some are "night people." That is, our circadian rhythm dictates our periods of creativity, sociability, and productivity.
Dr. Kirby Clements
The rise of any spiritual movement usually generates interest and emphasis upon a certain doctrine, practice, and behavior. There develops a minority that seem to become designated as the leaders. Around such leadership there is the formation of conferences, networks, associations and a host of publications.

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