The Tensions Between The Church and The World Has Reached The Tipping Point

Here in 2023, we have started an important conversation, all centering around a very popular question in today’s world.  What is the point of church?  This is an important question, and we have been learning just how essential the church is, how we should view it, how God views it, and just how critical the church is to our Spiritual development, and to the community around us who don’t have the same eternal destiny of those inside the . . . Read More »

Who you are and how you live directly impacts what God is up to in the local church

What I am about to share with you is right out of scripture.  In fact, I’m going to read the words of Jesus.  And as I read what Jesus said, I want you to ask yourself, ‘What is Jesus saying to me?’  Let’s read this story. 1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with . . . Read More »

Why Can’t I Find What I’m Looking For?

Have you ever genuinely wanted to do something, but struggled to go and do it?  Maybe you wanted to do it for a time, but then over time that thing you once enjoyed became work, and became so tiring that you just lost all passion and motivation to do it?  Have you ever made a commitment to something, and just struggled to see it through?  This time of year, it is common to make commitments to better our . . . Read More »

I Don’t Need To Go To Church To Be a Christian

Let’s read how God views church. God raised him [Jesus] from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is . . . Read More »

I Hate Organized Religion

I want you to see how God views Church.  Ready – buckle up. God raised him [Jesus] from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules . . . Read More »