Category Archives: Church

Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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Popular misapplication of communion

Communion was never intended to be turned into what the protestant Church has made it over the years. We have turned it into an intense soul-searching effort to find and name unconfessed sin lest we partake as one unworthy. Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

If we live in a political system that allows us to sit at the table to seek the good that leads to laws and policies, we should not neglect such an opportunity and privilege. Continue reading

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A neglected ministry in the Church 

Fellowship is more than unconditional love that wraps its arms around someone who is hurting. It is also tough love that hold one fast to the truth and the pursuit of righteousness. Continue reading

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8 point mission statement for your life

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Church – structured and spontaneous

The Church is an organism, not just an organization. This truth cautions against overly structuring the life of a body of believers. As an organism, the spiritual life or life generated by the Holy Spirit should lead to spontaneous ministries … Continue reading

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Making a case for Christ among us

A few reminders about the attitudes that show Christ among us. Christ is visible when… Continue reading

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Church: belonging and removal

Is it possible to be so casual about what it means to belong to a Church that belonging loses its effectiveness and removal becomes irrelevant? Continue reading

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Path to legalism

Are you a legalist? Continue reading

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Rise to the challenge!

What an opportunity this is for the church! This is not a time for the church to get stuck in battles of the past or to trivialize over things that are not of primary importance. It’s a call for the church to be truthful rather than trendy; to be faithful rather than fashionable. We must not play church. We must be the Church!  Continue reading

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