What emotions stir up within you when you hear the words obedience, submission, and leadership? For many these words conger up anger, skepticism, disappointment, even rebellion. We live in a culture that bucks against authority, challenges leadership, and grumbles against submission. Yet can you imagine a world without leadership? Homes without parents leading their children. […]Read More walking in obedience
I remember like it yesterday. The doors in the back of the church swung open wide and there walked in my bride. She was bright eyed and blazing in her white gown. It was, is and will be one of the most beautiful and purest images in my mind. There is no wonder God refers […]Read More walking purely
In our first year of marriage, my wife and I took a hiking trip together in the Rockies. We got new packs and packed light. We planned our trip well. When the day came to walk the 6 miles up the mountain we knew it would be a difficult climb. It was a good thing […]Read More walking with others
I once heard a church member say, “The church would be a lot more peaceful if there weren’t any people in it.” As true as that statement may sound, what would the church be without people? No church at all. A church is a community of imperfect people striving for peace together (Hebrews 12:14). This […]Read More The Church’s Work in Faith
Or in other words, can someone really be a “Christian” but never go to church? In short, “Yes” and “No” but before you roll your eyes because of a flip-flopped answer, let me explain. Someone does not have to go to church to be a Christian. The Bible does not directly say, “Thou shalt go […]Read More Does church make a Christian?
What does God want me to do with my money? How should I respond to someone who has wronged me? What is the purpose of suffering and hardships? Can’t I boast a little bit? These are some of the questions you will discover as you read through 2 Corinthians. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian […]Read More 2 Corinthians Study: Boast in Weakness
Do you struggle getting along with others in church? You are not alone. Paul’s first letter to Corinth is about dealing with relational differences, setting disputes, reinforcing God’s view of marriage and divorce, the essentials of public worship, the importance of Jesus’ resurrection, money issues, and so much more. Are you looking for something to […]Read More 1 Corinthians Study: making much of Christ in a messy church