Category Archives: Church

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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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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 How God uses His people to keep you faithful

Here is a truth we don’t hear much about: “God’s plan is to use the accountability of Christian fellowship as a means for helping his saved ones persevere.” 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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