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The Messy but Marvelous Church

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing [...]

Some Thoughts on Yesterday and Today

Ok, I have some stream-of-consciousness thoughts regarding my experiences at church today.  So please bear with me if they seem quite disconnected from one another. Mountain Top Wedding I had the privilege of attending Marty and Sue’s daughter Catherine’s wedding to Ben.  What a blessing it as to be there with my beautiful and beloved [...]

A New Identity

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility Ephesians 2:13-14 Introduction I have often wondered what it would [...]

Hypocrisy: Characteristics and a Cure (Part 3)

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever [...]

The Blessings of Singles in a Church

I think this is worth a read on singleness, whether you’re single or married. I thought this section on families and singles was especially helpful: The purpose of family is not only to be a blessing to its members, but also to be a blessing beyond itself. One of the major ways a family can [...]

Do You Love the Church?

I haven’t read their book yet, but I plan on doing so. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

The Church at the Center (Part 1)

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, [...]

Church Matters: How to Choose a Church to Attend?

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the [...]

Doctrine Matters

There are times when doctrine matters, even if it means leaving something you love.  Read Jim Packer’s interview on his leaving the Canadian Anglican Communion. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

When to Leave Wellspring

There is a time when someone MUST leave this church. But it should always be a decision you deeply wrestle with. John MacArthur gives 6 reasons: If heresy on some fundamental truth is being taught from the pulpit (Gal. 1:7-9). If the leaders of the church tolerate seriously errant doctrine from any who are given [...]

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