Are things getting better? Worse? About the same? And what does that mean for how we live as God's people?...Keep Reading
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The way Scripture describes the discipline of sinners is only possible in the context of the local church....
When Scripture describes the role of elder, it uses language that cannot be understood without the idea of church membership....
As a Christian, I'm a member of the body of Christ. Why, then, do we talk about also being a member of a local church?...
Is the church only those who are saved? Or is it everyone that shows up on a Sunday morning? The answer is somewhere in between, and it might be less black and white than we want....
Understanding how the Bible speaks of church membership requires a different way of using Scripture than we might be used to....
How do those with citizenship in heaven pray for an earthly nation?...Keep Reading
How long should we pray for something? Until we receive an answer. An old prayer request list on the church computer helped me understand that....Keep Reading
What do we do when we hear that popular holiday traditions are connected with paganism? ...Keep Reading
Behind the choices we make are a set of values. Letting worldly values often leads us down a path of exhaustion. Jesus challenges us to choose a different path....Keep Reading
The Bible doesn't teach us to interpret natural disasters as God's judgment on those who suffer from them, but instead calls us to look beyond our circumstances in order to understand true blessing....Keep Reading
Hospitality is a virtue that is commanded and commended throughout Scripture. But what does that word actually mean? We may have come to think of hospitality in terms of entertaining and hosting, but Biblical hospitality looks to God's gracious salvation as its model....Keep Reading
The Christian's approach to their calling - whether in the home, at school, or on the job - is drawn from the way Scripture presents God as one who works. The tasks that fill the majority of our time are not distractions from the spiritual life but are instead one of the ways in which we follow and imitate our Lord....Keep Reading
National tragedies spark national discussions. How ought we, as Christians, participate in the conversations surrounding events like the Las Vegas shooting? The tone and attitude of our message can be just as important as the message itself. ...Keep Reading
Though our culture and our own sin may cause us to be wary of any authorities, God has given leadership to his church, and those leaders exist to bless God's people by following the example of Christ....Keep Reading