This coming Sunday at Central, we will complete a series from 1 Peter entitled, "Christ-Centered Christians." Of these fives chapters the lesson that stands out to me is from 1 Peter 2 when the apostle describes Christians with these terms: a holy priesthooda chosen raceA royal priesthooda holy nationa people of God's own possessionGod's people.As God's people, … Continue reading Well He is Just . . . Different.
I am not a runner, I have friends who are. I used to run up and down a basketball court and for a while I ran bleachers to keep in shape. Now a local orthopedic doctor tells me that that is no longer a good idea. I am supposed to keep to walking and build … Continue reading What Weighs You Down?
This week I spent time reading and commenting on a couple of blogs about churches. One discussed denominational titles and one discussed who or what churches should we consider to be evangelical. I am not sure any of that really matters if we are not following God's word in how we claim to obey e … Continue reading Which Type of Church
During my high School or early college years, (which are longer ago than I care to remember) I heard an account of from the 13th Century of Crusaders entering villages and towns looking for heretics. All heretics were put to death. If accused of heresy, you had an opportunity to defend yourself and to prove … Continue reading To Prove You’re a Christian
In the song The Greatest Command: The Altos sing, Love one another, for love is of God, He who loves is born of God, And knows God He who does not love, does not know God For God is love, God is Love The Basses provide support singing, Love bears all things, believes all things, … Continue reading The Greatest Command