Have you ever wondered why churches have business meetings? How should the church really take care of its business? This message examines six instances in the Book of Acts where the church came together and solved its problems. It demonstrates (partly) why we do things the way we do, and it demonstrates (totally) how we...
If you have ever said, "You shouldn't judge," or "stop judging me/him/her/them," or "Only God can judge," then this message is for you. Misinterpretations have crippled the church, and this verse is one of the most misunderstood in all of Scripture. This message challenges you to test your interpretation as well as shows you some...
BACKGROUND I met a guy in Lifeway today at the bargain Bible aisle (I was trying to keep the baby happy while the wife shopped). He asked me about publishers and Bible versions and I helped him out. He continued to look, and since I was locked in with the stroller, I told him that...
Several of the youth went to a camp in west Tennessee called "Super Summer." This camp is a discipleship camp like no other. The first half of the evening was given to the teens to share what impacted them the most. Pastor Thomas finished the evening by sharing what impacted him and how it relates...
Without pioneers, this country wouldn't exist. No one would have tamed the land, no one would have pushed into the wilderness. It involved risk, sacrifice, perseverance, and hard-work. In this sense, Christians are pioneers. They must push forward even faithfulness even when fruitfulness is lacking, as in the case of Jeremiah.
God gives us grace, but grace is the gift that keeps giving. Paul actually names five ways grace continues to give gifts to us beyond redemption itself. As believers, we short change our lives when we overlook these gifts, and we cheapen the awesome gift that grace truly is.