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The Reluctant Disciple

Posted on: August 20th, 2017

The nature of “church” combined with the religious freedoms and sense of entitlement bestowed in our culture has led to a rise in what we might call “the reluctant disciple.” Where Jesus calls us to eagerly, passionately and zealously follow Him, this world naturally discourages such radical discipleship. Where discipleship demands a whole-hearted, absolute and more…

Membership Has Its Responsibilities

Posted on: August 13th, 2017

“Membership has its rewards.” That’s how many companies advertise their special offer of the month.  And truthfully, I like those kind of programs, because they make you feel like you’re getting something for nothing. You receive benefits – either frequent flyer miles or hotel points–  when nothing extra is required of you. You don’t have more…

Majoring and Minoring

Posted on: August 6th, 2017

More and more we are hearing that “we need to major in the gospels and minor in the epistles.” What is that all about? What it is about is the so-called “new hermeneutic.” It places greater importance on what Jesus said and did than on what the apostles said and did. It is a part more…

Barnabas

Posted on: July 30th, 2017

Have you ever met someone who was so easy to love? At your very first meeting you just immediately knew there was something different. I think Barnabas was that kind of person. Barnabas was the right man in the right place at the right time. In the transitional period of time for early Christians it more…

Preparing For Tomorrow’s Trials

Posted on: July 23rd, 2017

Trials and tribulations will affect us all. Many brethren go through horrifying ordeals, true tragedies by any standard, and must carry on with life afterwards. At times, what is perhaps most tragic is the aftermath of these trials—bitterness, division, depression—scars that can fundamentally change a person. These permanent wounds are not God’s will for us. more…