Three Essential Truths About God’s Building Plan

Three Essential Truths About God’s Building Plan

I have a certain admiration for handy people. The kind of people that rise early on a Saturday to gather building materials, tools, and supplies at their local mega-home improvement store, and then complete a home building project before the sun sets. There is a...
The Kingdom Belongs to God

The Kingdom Belongs to God

But now your kingdom shall not continue. 1Sam. 13:14  Perceived kingdoms are difficult to relinquish… It’s the tendency of church leaders who seek to establish and develop their personal kingdoms to struggle with letting go of their claim. So it was with Saul,...
Treat Those on Christ’s Side as Friends not Foes

Treat Those on Christ’s Side as Friends not Foes

For he who is not against us is on our side. Mk. 9:40 We have our own recipe for Shepherd’s pie… We have a wonderful Irish restaurant in our town [when writing to a Christian audience it seems prudent to call the place a restaurant rather than a tavern or pub]. They...
He Must Increase and I Must Decrease – Kingdom Matters

He Must Increase and I Must Decrease – Kingdom Matters

It’s all about You it’s not about me… A few years ago we sang a worship song called “Jesus lover of my soul” and the chorus declared, “It’s all about You it’s not about me …” Inevitably in churches throughout the land soloists wrestled with the great fear of...
Emphasize Bible Teaching – What We Believe and Why

Emphasize Bible Teaching – What We Believe and Why

The teaching of the Bible is the hallmark of a true church. In 2 Tim. 4:2 we find this imperative; “Preach the Word!” John Stott observes, “Whether the text is long or short, our responsibility as expositors is to open it in such a way that it speaks its message...