Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again! — Read… Read more “Advent_Posts-17.jpg”
A while ago, I sent out a video to some people who are a part of our church that talked about how we communicate as leaders. In… Read more “Developing Others in Christian Ministry”
Israel wanted to go back. They wanted to leave God out of the picture. You can read their unfortunate thoughts and desires in Numbers 13-14. You know… Read more “Israel Leaving God Out”
In our Sunday school material, we have been looking at how God freed and delivered Israel in a study called “Out of Egypt” (The Gospel Project). Last… Read more “More Like Pharoah or Moses?”
“The first ‘big idea’ driving many churches is to create a church that meets the needs of its members. And since so many people have such deep spiritual needs, there is much good in this approach. But often it also leads to unhealthy consequences. Needs soon turn to wants. A toxic self-absorption can easily develop. ‘Us’ becomes all that matters. Spiritual impact is rarely contemplated beyond the borders of the church property. Like a star that has collapsed into a black hole, refusing to release its light, a ‘need-meeting church’ can unknowingly come to exist for nothing bigger than itself.” Robert Lewis, The Church of Irresistible Influence
As Christ followers and churches, are we living for ourselves and our “needs,” or are we living for the spiritual needs of others to have an opportunity to hear the gospel and Jesus’ world-wide mission?
During the hustle, the bustle, the parties, and the stress…here is an important reminder: That’s it. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
Do Christians believe in God, Jesus, and the Bible blindly? Or is there evidence and reason for belief? Sean McDowell discusses the nature of faith.