Now that the song from Five Man Electical Band (or if you are younger - Tesla) is stuck in your head, I want to talk about church signs. Not the sign for the congregational name, but those marquee or digital message signs. I have a love-hate relationship with these signs, although they don't know it. I … Continue reading Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign
What I Believe about the Church We are added to the church when we obey the gospel – Act 2:47. We obey the gospel when we by faith put on Christ – Gal 3:26-27. All that put on Christ are Christians and a part of Christ’s Church – Mat 16:18. The Church is not an … Continue reading What I Believe about the Church
What the Christ (Messiah) said to Religious Leaders: Should ministry leaders and church leaders pay attention?!? There is no accusation nor is there animosity in this post. As a minister, a Christian leader, a church leader, and especially as one who stands each week to teach and proclaim faith in Christ, this is for me first … Continue reading A Message for Church Leaders
Like all good preachers I have a file or three of clippings (old school paper and filing cabinet) along with an folder on my computer and cloud storage of bulletin articles, blogs, and newspaper finds. Today's post is from the hard copy file from an old newspaper clipping. In a letter to Dear Abby a C.W. … Continue reading Hiring a New Preacher
Recently, I noticed a trend. I am reading blog after blog about signs of an unhealthy church, a dangerous church, or a negative church. I am seeing blogs about why certain age groups are leaving churches. Apparently, there is a current trend of negativity among bloggers and religious writers. There appears to be a deluge of harbingers … Continue reading Seven Signs of a Healthy Church
From a purely doctrinal and linguistic point of view, the church is those called out by God. The word translated church is a word describing a group of purposefully assembled people. But that is not the answer I wanted to share to today's question. What is the Church? According to the writers of the New … Continue reading What is the Church?
Friday, we began this series on What Destroys a Church. We looked at Persecution and how we can stand against it. You can read that post HERE. Another favorite tool of Satan that he uses to destroy churches is False Teaching. If he can convince us to follow his cunningly devised lies he can make … Continue reading What Destroys Churches: What Do We Teach?
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