Should Christians make rules to follow? Titus 1:10-16, Part 4

When my wife and I were students in Bible college, at the beginning of every semester we had to sign a document stating we would abide by the student handbook which had loads of rules.  You couldn’t go to the movies.  You couldn’t kiss on campus. There were pages and pages of rules. One ruleContinue reading “Should Christians make rules to follow? Titus 1:10-16, Part 4”

The Top 5 adjectives that should describe a church family (do you know them?)

Get out a pen and paper, or open up a note-taking app.  What are the first five adjectives that come to mind if you were trying to answer the question: “What are the five top adjectives that should describe a church family?” This week we are studying 1 Peter 3:8-12 where Peter teaches how aContinue reading “The Top 5 adjectives that should describe a church family (do you know them?)”

How a church family can disagree but still be harmonious

Is your church family harmonious?  How much should a church family agree with one another?  Is it okay if there is disagreement in a church family? Yesterday we began looking at 1 Peter 3:8-12, and I said that Peter is talking to all Christians about how they should interact with one another in their churchContinue reading “How a church family can disagree but still be harmonious”

Is your church too small?

Why are there so many Christian churches and denominations?  Can’t you all just get along? Maybe the fact that there are so many churches and denominations is proof that Christianity is false.  Jesus prayed in John 17:20-21 that not only his twelve disciples, but also those who would become his followers through the ministry ofContinue reading “Is your church too small?”

Are we majoring on the minors? – 1st Corinthians 1:10-17

Yesterday during our continuing study of 1st Corinthians, we talked about BNPs!  After a very encouraging greeting, Paul begins to deal with the problems coming out of the church in Corinth.  First up, people claiming that they are followers of certain Big Name Preachers of their day.  Apollos, Peter, Paul himself and even Jesus. ItContinue reading “Are we majoring on the minors? – 1st Corinthians 1:10-17”

Multiple worship services ARE of the devil!

Yes, having multiple worship services are of the devil…if we let them be. Let me explain. It is very interesting how we go through life and end up changing our minds about things. For example, how did I go from this to this?  If you don’t want to fully read those two blog posts, here’sContinue reading “Multiple worship services ARE of the devil!”

Could starting an additional worship service be of the devil?

Well, could it?  People have wondered this. We started an 8am worship service a few months ago, in addition to our 9:30am service.  We did not need to have another worship because lack of space necessitated it.  We have plenty of room in our sanctuary for our current attendance on Sundays. People wondered if startingContinue reading “Could starting an additional worship service be of the devil?”