Three Reasons the Church Does Not Reach Others

I look at 3 simple examples of what the church should look like from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians: Become a servant to all people, Become all things to all people, and Beat your body into submission. If the church would do these things, it would start growing again.

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Do You Ever Wish You Could Have a Fresh Start?

The Bible is full of stories of people who don’t let bad decisions stop them from following and serving God… so why do we let our past influence our future? We need to do what Paul says, and put the past behind us, and keep looking at what is ahead of us. You don’t necessarily […]

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We Don’t Deserve Salvation

We are saved by faith through grace, which is an undeserved gift from God – we didn’t earn it and we don’t deserve it. The church is hated by the world, because it is viewed as a self righteous group of people who look down on others, and this is unfortunately a true statement most […]

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Freedom vs Liberty – July 4, 2020

I look at Freedom and Liberty from the perspective of the colonists and Christians. Paul uses these two terms often, and Christians need to understand the difference. The colonists fought for their independence / Freedom from Britain, and listed Liberty as one of the unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence. Jesus died to give […]

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Purposes of the Church

The church should have 3 focuses… Inward, Outward and Upward. It should benefit those inside the church, those outside the church, and the church should praise and glorify God. If a church focuses on only one of these, then it robs some of the joy from its members. INWARD – It seems like many churches […]

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Make the Church Relevant Again

I look at why the church is not as relevant as it used to be, and what needs to be done to make it more relevant to the world today. It’s pretty simple… just read the Bible and do what Jesus instructed us to do – but it doesn’t really work well in this era […]

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Churches Must Stand on the Gospel

Romans 12:1-2 instructs is to live lives as a sacrifice to God, striving to be holy and acceptable to him. Not being conformed to look like the world, but being transformed into something different because of Jesus. I believe these verses apply to churches as well as individuals, and wonder how many churches today can […]

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March to Easter – Red Heifer

Numbers 19  1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come. 3 You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the […]

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March to Easter – Holy of Holies

Exodus 26:31-35   31 “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim. 32 You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks shall be gold, upon four sockets of silver. 33 And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you […]

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