The Church Wins When it Serves

Sunday Musings “I resent the charge that Christianity has done nothing for the poor but exploit them. I am acutely aware that the seedbed for Communism [Marxism, socialism, anarchy and a dozen other destructive political constructs]  is corrupt capitalism and corrupt Christianity. But Marxist do not know that what they are seeing is the church, … More The Church Wins When it Serves

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We’ve Got to Find Better Ways to Help the Poor Everywhere

Wednesday is for Prayer Too often we help others because it makes us feel good. We need to help the poor for the poor not our self-esteem. Another way of putting it—We need to help the poor because we love Jesus and them not ourselves. Don’t miss this Short video from the The Chalmer’s Center.  … More We’ve Got to Find Better Ways to Help the Poor Everywhere

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Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City. This is a theme that is echoed in much of Jesus’ teaching. The beaten (think of parable of the Good Samaritan), the oppressed (think of the women who had suffered much at the hands of physicians), the poor (think of the widow’s mite), the despised (think … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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Do Good, But Start with and Never Forget the Priority of Proclamation

Thursday is for Discipleship In the book Follow Me: Experiencing the Loving Leadership of Jesus,  Jan David Hettinga, writes: “Jesus did not call the cross or His death and resurrection the good news. For Jesus, the kingdom was the good news. The magnificent work of the cross is the beginning. Atonement, reconciliation, redemption, justification, and … More Do Good, But Start with and Never Forget the Priority of Proclamation

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Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

Thursday is for Discipleship “Churches grow best not when they aim at church growth as much as when they serve the peace/shalom of the whole city.”[1] Why? Two reasons: one, it is the biblical model of ministry. Jesus, Paul and the early church all seemed to give significant attention to the poor and the downcast … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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