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June 24, 2018

Words mean things.  Or at least they should.  Especially when we’re talking about biblical issues.

For example, take the word “jealous.”  It can mean the same thing as “envious,” and that’s how I tend to use that word.  When someone posts a photo of themselves havi...

March 16, 2018

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.  Titus 2:1

Let me ask you a serious question: when was the last time you actually learned something in a Sunday School class?  I’m not talking about some little tidbit (like a Greek or Hebrew word).  When was...

March 8, 2018

Then he said to them, “Go your way.  Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to the Lord.  And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."  –Nehemiah 8:10

Sadly, some of the most mis...

February 19, 2018

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Matt 27:46

Most of us are familiar with the scene: Jesus has been beaten and crucified, and is hanging from the cross....

February 12, 2018

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22).       

In my last article, we considered our call to make disciples by spreading the Good News, and what that Good News consists of.  This time, we’ll examine how to live t...

December 6, 2017

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures...  1 Cor 15:3-4

There’s been plenty of press b...

November 18, 2017

What makes a church a church?  Is it any time a group of Christians hang out together?  Is it a small group that meets in a home?  Can just two or three folks meet and call themselves a church? 

A few years ago, I noticed a disturbing new trend.  Folks who bec...

November 16, 2017

How do you think most Christians would answer this question: What is the mission of the local church?  I’m sure the answers would be wide-ranging:  To worship God.  To help one another.  To strive for social justice.  Those and many more are good answers—even somewhat...

November 12, 2017

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.  1 Cor 11:1

 In our little series on discipleship, we’ve seen how instruction and modeling are integral to the disciple-making process.  This article will focus on apprenticeship.  The US Department of Labor defines apprenticeship...

November 9, 2017

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.  Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.  Heb 13:7

“Show me how.”  How many times over your life have you said those words?  I’ve said them plenty.  Someone can tell me how t...

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