In this series we observe that while some are very concern with “recovering” the fundamental character and purpose of “apostolic preaching” of the early church it seems that there is a general lack of concern to “recover” the response to the Gospel. This is part one of the series.
What do we do when our children ask about baptism? Parents, are we ready for this question? Do we know where to start to find answers to their question? In this piece we consider a few helpful guideposts.
One of the most important aspects in receiving the guidance offered by another is taking ownership of the decision to act, or to seek another course of action. Some attempt to fabricate a scenario in order to get the advice they desired in the first place, but needed the “go ahead” from another to relieve […]
Seeking counsel does not absolve us from the importance of making the right decision (Prov 11.14), nor from taking responsibility should our “counseled” decisions return to us as a mistake (Matt 5.23-24). The Scriptures are very clear that we cannot “pass the buck” when it comes to our responsibilities. Every action – public or private […]
Who would we be –and where– without those individuals who gave us the guidance and benefits of their wisdom accrued over the years of their experience. The powerful influences of those who have been our benefactors have left an indelible mark upon our lives in more ways than we often can be thankful for. Of course, not all influences are of the same caliber.
Why does Paul join himself to the Christians in Damascus, and then again in Jerusalem – especially through much conflict to be accepted? If we continue to read through the Book the Acts it can be observed that wherever Christians are, they joined together in fellowship. We briefly consider the blessings found in the communal life of the congregation.
In light of our sermon series on Proverbs 6:16-19, the following excerpt from chapter 3, ”A Lying Tongue”, in Allen Webster’s book Seven Things a Loving God Hates (Jacksonville, Ala.: House to House Publishing, 2006) is provided (pp. 26-27). What are the Different Kinds of Lies? Some have used creative words to explain away lying. […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 23,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
“I never get it right”, “I feel like such a failure.” Ever say this to yourself with respect to your Christian relationship with God? You are not alone; in fact, you are not alone in more ways than this sense of moral and spiritual frustration. But, I’m jumping the gun a little; so read on.