The very nature of grace throws off all measurements of balance. You don’t balance out law with grace, or vice versa. They don’t keep each other in check. Thinking so reveals a misunderstanding of both.
How I Almost Lost the Bible
Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman.
8 church communication faux pas » UMC Communications Tips
Effective church communication is more than preaching a sermon that inspires. It requires careful planning and consideration of your audience.
Summit Woods Baptist Church: Lee's Summit, MO > Mid-Service Comments
February 14, 2017 by Brett Harris Please find below Brett Harris' notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Evaluate your heart against Scripture in understanding Jesus' purpose in his first coming and how that impacts your view of our purpose in following him Acts 7 tells us of Stephen's stoning; the first martyr of the Christian faith. At the beginning of Acts 8, we see that a man named Saul is approving of the execution and that Saul himself was ravaging the church - he was doing whatever he could to stop the church. Later in Acts we read that Saul was heading to Damascus, still breathing threats and murder against believers. That's some pretty strong language. His anger and hatred of Christ and his church is strong and it motivates his…
10 Commandments for a Friendly Church
Speak to People. A cheerful word of greeting can make the day brighter for anyone. Some folks would never speak unless spoken to first. It would be a quiet world if everyone refused to speak until spoken to Give Folks a Friendly Smile. A smile costs so little and does so much good. Your smile is your greatest asset. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 Call Folks By Name. The sound of a friendly voice calling your own name is sweet music. It is a tune anyone can play. Be Friendly and Helpful. If you want friends, be friendly. Don’t build walls around yourself. Build bridges. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend…
What You Think is Da Deal
Faith Christian Center of San Francisco is a non-denominational, multicultural, Spirit filled Church committed to impacting our community with the love of Jesus and equipping believers with the Word o
Why I Have Not Left The Independent Baptist Church
At one time or another over the years, I have been tempted to leave my position as an Independent Baptist and take the title of Bible ...
Why Attending Church No Longer Makes Sense
Wonder why more and more people have stopped attending church? Maybe the era of church attendance is ending. Here's why and what to do about it.
3 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church
Stop treating your local church like your high school girlfriend, and start treating it like the bride of Christ. You don’t leave the church when it doesn’t share the same musical interests, when it hurts your feelings, or when a newer, more popular one catches your eye. The people of God, the Church around the …
What defines us as a Christian Church?
Text: John 1:43-51 Last week, I asked the question with our youth and with the entire congregation exactly what the ritual of baptism means to us today as a community of faith. More specifically I …