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No Perfect Churches

May 27, 2019

There is no perfect congregation. To think you are perfect would be to place yourself above the congregations at Corinth, Rome, Thessalonica, Ephesus, etc. These congregations had direct access to inspired apostles. They were much closer to Jesus than we are. They had many advantages that we don’t and yet they still fail short in […]

What Small Town Churches Have to Offer

March 1, 2019

Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small communities – John Mellencamp Like the John Mellencamp song, I grew up in a small town. I have spent much time ministering in small towns. The first church I preached for […]

5 Questions on Millennials and the Church

February 25, 2019

Overcoming Loneliness

October 23, 2018

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone.’” (Genesis 2:18) “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9) According to researchers and medical professionals, we are in the middle of a loneliness epidemic. People of all ages and backgrounds are […]

What Are You Seeking…Really?

October 16, 2018

This is a guest post written by Peter Horne. Several weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone about worship. Suddenly, it dawned on me how much my thought process differed from other worshippers. There are some people who come to church each week asking “Will they sing the songs I like?” “Will the sermon meet […]

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 […]

How to Overcome Generational Differences

September 21, 2014

Each generation is different. They each have their own unique perspective. They each have different ways of looking at problems and coming up with solutions. Each generation looks at things through a different lens. A younger generation sees things an older generation does not and vice versa. These different perspectives sometimes cause generational rifts. This […]

Slow Church

June 16, 2014

Chris Smith and John Pattinson want to start a revolution, a slow church revolution, and I hope they succeed. What is slow church? A slow church is one that seeks to follow in the Way of Jesus day by day, even when doing so seems inconvenient or even impossible. A key part of our slowing […]

Love the Church

April 10, 2014

In Ephesians 5:25-27 Paul writes about the love Jesus has for the church. He loves the church so much that he gave his life for the church (Eph. 5:25). The church is the bride of Christ. The church is something we should love and cherish. What does this mean? What does it mean to love […]

The Greatest Threat to the Church

February 24, 2014

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are […]