What Price have You Paid?

Part 2 of a “Rethinking Christianity” series… Jesus warns in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. We dig deeper into this warning with teachings of Jesus to a multitude, where he tells them to […]

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What Do You Value the Most?

Part 1 of a “Rethinking Christianity” series… Jesus warns in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. We start digging into this warning with the parables of the Treasure (Matthew 13:44) and the Pearl of […]

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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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