David P. Rogers reviewed Counseling the Word in the Local Church: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Biblical Co… A good resource for knowing where to start the conversation May 16, 2018 “As Christians navigate the world and the church, applying a biblical model in unofficial and official counseling situations comes up with regularity. The reality is … More First Review is In for the New Book
Short, well written article on how we as Christians should view the move of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Whatever it means politically and however God might use it in his overall plan, how are we to live out God’s redemptive plan for the world? via A Biblical View of the Embassy … More What to Make of the Embassy in Jerusalem
Today’s Text: Matthew 13:44-46 This text has a context and the context is filled with parables of the kingdom. It starts out with: The Sower – the condition of the heart (soil) determines the fruitfulness of the life. The Weeds – the glory of the kingdom is revealed at the end of the age. The … More When the Kingdom of God Dominates Your Life
Being a fool for Christ is a great ambition. Unfortunately, most professing believers in Christ don’t want the job. The context for this oft quoted excerpt from deceased Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia was not a judicial opinion, but a prayer breakfast at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi (April 9, 1996). The Justice … More To Be a Fool For Christ is a Great Ambition
John Geiger has served as the headmaster at Eastwood Christian School in Montgomery, Alabama. John is both a former seminary classmate and also a former student of mine and now he is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. I remember John as a young man with an easy smile, a sensitive heart and an active, thoughtful … More Reflections of a Dying Christian
I hope the answer is yes. I hope you know the meaning of Jesus’s parables in Matthew 13, in particular the one we talked about last week and the one we will take up this week. (Come and visit if you can or go to our website on Monday for the audio, ManchesterCreek.org) There is … More Do You Believe in the Divine Conspiracy?
Just found a letter to my prayer team at New Song Church from January of 1998. It is a great stroll down memory lane but also a great testimony to the greatness and power of God. Mountain Ridge Community Church in Redmond, Washington, one of our church plants had just had their first service (We … More A Church Planting Church’s History