Most of us came to Christ through actions and conversations with lay people. By a lay person, I mean someone who is not a pastor. Maybe you noticed a peace in their lives that you didn't have. Perhaps you observed a generosity of spirit or kindness. Possibly they saw a need in your life and… Continue reading Are You Reproducing Disciples
The story of Martha and Mary has long been taught as the principle of prioritizing spending time with Jesus. Martha was busy working in the kitchen and trying to be a good hostess while Mary quietly sat at Jesus' feet, learning about her heavenly father. Martha was upset that her sister wouldn't help her with… Continue reading Martha & Mary – the Real Story
The Baptist Faith and Message states, "The kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King." One of my favorite passages about the Kingdom of God is found in the gospel of Matthew, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and… Continue reading The Kingdom of God
“This is the day; this is the day; this is the day that the Lord has made.” I love that song and enjoy humming it to myself on the way to church. Did you ever wonder why the Christian Church worships on the first day of the week, Sunday, rather than the seventh day when… Continue reading The Lord’s Day
When we are little we are taught a little saying about the church. Here's the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people. It's a simplified explanation of the church but one point that got across to me is that people gather in the church. The church is so much… Continue reading What does the Bible have to say about the Church?
Genesis 1:27, “God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.” Man is a unique creation of God. By being created in the image of God, man has a spiritual capacity that makes us moral creatures who can know and worship God. We… Continue reading What does the Bible say about Man
My Old Testament professor, Dr. McKenzie, piqued my interest in the Song of Solomon when he commented, “All of the Old and New Testament is a narrative of God trying to get us (mankind) back to the Garden of Eden, the place that He originally created for us to live with Him.”[i] God uses imagery… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
Express Your Desire for Love Song of Solomon 2:8-14 Encouragement is a powerful tool. If used correctly, it can be transforming. In the 1996 Olympics, Keri Strung, the Olympic gymnast, sought to be a gold medalist. All she had to do was successfully vault, and she would taste gold. There was only one problem. She… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
The love of God has so many facets that it is unfathomable. The Bible tells us that God's love is hard to comprehend. Scripture tells us His love motivated Him to do great things for us. It caused Him to adopt and protect us; His love will never fail. It is a love to be… Continue reading God’s Unfathomable Love
My initial response is, "yes." Studying the Bible on your own is good, but that is more like a connected group setting, and if no one there is theologically educated – that train can come off the tracks at any time. This could lead to the danger of false teaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, “And let… Continue reading Does a Believer have to go to church?