Have you heard the saying, “Being in Church doesn’t make you a Christian like being in a garage doesn’t make you a car.” I agree with that statement on the surface. Attendance and participation does not equal salvation. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone received by grace alone and not by our works.Continue reading “Being in Church and a Garage”
So, here is where we are at today. I am being treated for possible cellulitis or blood clots in both lower legs. The right side is worse then the left side. The results from blood work and ultrasound are pending. We will hopefully learn more today. This started last Wednesday evening with soreness and swelling.Continue reading “Prayer request”
Josie and I finally finished our devotion today. Enjoy Jonah chapter three!
This week we continue Josie’s favorite Bible story, Jonah. Jump into Jonah 2 with us for this quick Bible cast.
For many, worship looks looks very different then it did almost exactly a year ago. Whether that it what we do in private, with our families, or a congregational setting. Each one is an essential part of our worship and discipleship. As a discipline, worship contains both internal and external components. There is a certainContinue reading “Set Apart For Worship (In-Person & Online)”
There is a a lot of people trying to do good things. The standard of good though is based on God’s love. In light of that nothing is good outside of Him. When we operate outside of God’s love, mercy, and compassion we are doing anything but good. The foundational motive in everything we doContinue reading “Love and Spiritual Gifts”
Early in history the different languages came into being (cf. Gen. 11:1-9). This has always been a hinderance to man’s progression and ability to have unity with clarity. The event at acts is a reversal of events at babel. This event at Pentecost has been confused to be linked with the type of languageContinue reading “The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation”
The bride of Christ and the building of Christ are to ways that the church has been described in the New Testament. The third major description of the church is that of the body of Christ. The bride speaks of the churches relationship to Christ and the building speaks of the churches growth. The bodyContinue reading “Diversity in the Body of Christ”