Category Archives: Church Leadership

A closer look at Colossians 3:11-14

Among those who have been forgiven through Jesus Christ, a new identity has been formed — one that overcomes differences that separate people from each other. Our new identity also transforms the way we relate to and respond to other people. Continue reading

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Our Mission

The zeal of God’s people is this—that without exception (every knee and every tongue)should acknowledge the supreme honor given to Jesus. Continue reading

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Unfortunate debate over Romans 9-11

I wrote this because of the temptation to focus so much on debated doctrines in Romans 9-11 that we miss the need to humbly worship the God who is revealed so amazingly in these chapters. 

I also see an urgency to place the chapters in the larger context of… Continue reading

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Five-fold path to spiritual renewal

Five commands to help shake off spiritual indifference and hypocrisy.  Continue reading

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The hypocritical dead Church, pt. 1

You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.  Continue reading

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Friendship between the friends of Jesus of Nazareth

How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things? Continue reading

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Encountering God in Church

Do we want people walking out of Church saying, “That was pretty cool.” or “It didn’t even feel like Church”?  Continue reading

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Relevance with accuracy

Let’s not acquiesce to trendy terms if their popular meanings could lead people into misunderstandings of God’s revealed word. Continue reading

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How does God lead His people?

Knowing and doing the will of God matters to those who know God. How to know God’s will is not always so easy. Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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