Two vital things churches need to do (Are you doing them?) – Acts 1, Part 5

If you had to narrow it down to only two things, what would they be? I’m asking in regard to the title of this post: two vital things the church needs to do. What do you think? Before you read on to my suggested answer, take a minute and consider how you might answer. I’dContinue reading “Two vital things churches need to do (Are you doing them?) – Acts 1, Part 5”

Jesus’ surprising instructions: Wait and Witness (what is that???) – Acts 1, Part 2

Yesterday I started what a series studying the book of Acts, and the central question we’ll be asking each week is this: How did the first Christians live as followers of Jesus, in their world? This week we are working through Acts 1. In the first three verses, we learned that, over the 40 daysContinue reading “Jesus’ surprising instructions: Wait and Witness (what is that???) – Acts 1, Part 2”

Telling your story is more important than you think

Hey Christian, you are witnesses of these things! Last week on the sermon intro blog post, I suggested that one bit of Christian lingo, the word “witness,” might not mean what you think it means. So what does “witness” mean?  Jesus says in Luke 24:36-53, that his disciples are all witnesses. They watched his lifeContinue reading “Telling your story is more important than you think”

Hey Christian, “witness” might not mean what you think it means

We Christians use a lot of lingo.  This lingo is insider talk, words and phrases that most of us understand if we have been in churches for a number of years, but newcomers or anyone else might find this lingo confusing.  Some have even dubbed it “Christianese”. Not sure what I’m talking about?  A friendContinue reading “Hey Christian, “witness” might not mean what you think it means”