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My Radical Idea for Bible Classes

November 7, 2014

Each Sunday morning, Christians around the world gather for Bible class. This is a wonderful tradition that has helped to strengthen the faith of believers for many years. Christians agree that God speaks to us through his holy word. We believe that even though the words of Scripture were first written down long ago, God […]

Seeing With Eyes of Faith

May 8, 2014

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17) When we become […]

A Change in Greeting

November 7, 2013

A couple of months ago I made a decision to change my greeting when I get up to speak. I used to say “good morning” but now I say “grace and peace” or something similar. To be honest I miss saying “good morning” and hearing all the congregation respond by saying “good morning” in return. […]

6 Keys to Making Friends and Maintaining Friendships

September 26, 2013

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Eccl. 4:9-10) Friendship is a word that is easily understood, but making friends is […]

Musings

September 20, 2013

Children & Worship Jamie Bruesehoff has written an excellent post on the importance of children in worship. She wonderfully details the struggle parents have wrestling with their children throughout worship, but then contrasts that with the blessings of having children in worship. We live in a culture that constantly wants to entertain children and send […]

May Your Name Be Holy Among Us

September 4, 2013

“Hallowed be your name” may be one of the most misunderstood phrases of the Lord’s Prayer. Do we hallow the name of the Lord? If so, how does one go about this? John Chrysostom explains that God is full of glory but that we need to glorify God in our own lives.[1] If we follow […]

6 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

August 29, 2013

Use it as a model – Before the Lord’s prayer in the Gospel of Matthew we are instructed to “Pray then like this…” Because of these words the Lord’s prayer in Matthew has sometimes been called “the model prayer.” It is a prayer that teaches us how to pray. We learn to pray by watching […]

Musings

August 10, 2013

Scot McKnight’s Thoughts on Baptism Scot McKnight published an interesting post this week on the subject of baptism. In it he examines the importance of baptism in the early church and points out passages in the Bible that connect baptism to repentance and forgiveness. He writes, The early church carried on this practice — it […]

Children’s Church, the Entertainment Culture, and the Story of God

July 8, 2013

Each Sunday morning, churches throughout the U.S. engage in a simple ritual. After a few songs and prayers, the children of the congregation are ushered out of the auditorium, accompanied with “Jesus loves the little children,” to their own gathering for the remainder of the church’s worship. As I understand it, this practice serves two […]

Ready to Worship

July 3, 2013

The people of God have been engaging in the act of worship for thousands of years. Long before there were mega-churches and multi-site campuses, communities of believers came together to worship the Almighty. Recently there has been a trend in worship that creates a distinction between people on stage who are actively engaged in worship, […]

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