Steadfast in the Faith, the preaching and writing ministry of Pastor Steve Swartz, exists to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ through the detailed verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible. Our mission is to anchor your soul in the word of God through the teaching and preaching of Scripture. As Colossians 1:28 says, “Him we proclaim… that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” This means that the teaching and content of this ministry is designed to be extremely practical for daily living, and to show how Scripture changes your life based on loving obedience to God’s written revelation.
Steadfast in the Faith is committed to the fullness of our Triune God, three Persons who are one God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We are also committed to the doctrines of grace which describes salvation by faith alone through grace alone in Christ alone. We hold to the inerrancy, infallibility, and authority of the Bible as the only means to know the mind and will of God.
Our desire is to glorify God in everything that we say and do, and that He would be pleased as we seek to further His kingdom. We hope this desire and mission is clear to all that would benefit from this ministry, and that it would inspire many others to do the same.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be STEADFAST, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)
In this series on practical ecclesiology, the study of the church, Steve will examine over a dozen real-life scenarios in 1 Timothy 4-6 concerning the functioning of a faithful church. Like the faithful servants of the parable of the sower who heard their master tell them, "Well done, good and faith...