The Apostle Paul gives the following impossible command to the Philippian church: 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe First, he does NOT say, do your best to avoid arguments. He doesn’t say try... Continue Reading →
What Are the Top Two Priorities for the Local Church?
This Sunday, I will finish a 6 week series on the New Testament concept of the church. When Christ sought to establish the instrument through which He would sustain His redemptive work to its completion, He founded the church, called both His body and His bride. Christ's church must accomplish Christ's purposes and should honor... Continue Reading →
2 Dangers of Putting “Para” in front of Church
Prefixes are fascinating little pre-words. Kids studying for the National Spelling Bee learn prefixes in order to quickly unlock the meaning of words. The prefix para can help a contestant unlock the meaning of the more than 11,000 English words which employ it. The only problem is that English is notorious for its exceptions. Not... Continue Reading →
Traditional Church Dead?
A Christian writer, Michael Spencer, has recently said: "One thing I want to try to say loud and clear is if you are concerned about evangelicalism's future, then get out there and support church planting because new congregations are doing much better than those congregations that are facing generational horizons or are in real danger... Continue Reading →