Anger · Forgiveness · Friends · Friendship · Kindness · Relationships

5 Tips from God on Relationships

Here are five quick tips on how God wants us to deal with each other in relationships. Deal with problems sooner rather than later. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry, and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”  People are often stronger in relationship. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though a man… Continue reading 5 Tips from God on Relationships

Bible Study · Jesus-Centered · Man · Rest · Trust

The Blessing of Christ-Centered Theology

When we think of the Old Testament we often think of only God the Father as being in existence. This can be attributed to how little the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the Old Testament, as well as  Jesus’ birth and His coming as man to Earth is not mentioned until the gospels of Matthew,… Continue reading The Blessing of Christ-Centered Theology

Church Life · Confrontation · Confronting · Spiritual Growth

The Blessing of Confrontation

Sometimes when we think about tasks that God has called us to we only think about the negative side of them. This is one reason that we either delay or fail to do them.  Even when God calls us to do something, and there’s no positive outcome for us, we still need to obey. Although… Continue reading The Blessing of Confrontation

Catechism · Children · Children's Ministry · David · Hero · Heroes · King David · Old Testament

David and Goliath, The Real Hero

One of the best known Old Testament stories is David and Goliath. Even someone who never stepped foot in church knows the story of the underdog.  The story is found in I Samuel 17, but let me summarize it for you. There is a giant named Goliath, who is a Philistine. He is taunting and… Continue reading David and Goliath, The Real Hero

Baptism · Faith · Identity Crisis · In Christ · Local Church

Why I Still Baptize

Some people look at me and think that because I pastor a non-denominational church  (a church that does not belong to a direct denomination), that we hold no specific ideas of  Christian practice. This is not so. In fact, one thing we do is celebrate communion every week. You can read about my beliefs about… Continue reading Why I Still Baptize

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25 Articles From My Guest Bloggers and Interviews

This October we will have published over 150 articles on our blog. This week what I would like to do is look back and highlight the 13 people who have either been guest bloggers or who I have interviewed with over two dozen articles. This will give an appreciation of those who have helped this… Continue reading 25 Articles From My Guest Bloggers and Interviews

Church Life · Church Membership · Local Church

Why Become a Church Member?

There is some discussion today of whether or not it is still import to become a church member. I personally still believe that church membership is important. I also respect  my colleagues who disagree with me, if they have formulated a good Biblical response against church membership in their churches. Here are my five arguments… Continue reading Why Become a Church Member?

Cancer · Grace · Interview · Ken Davis · Suffering

How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer An interview with Ken Davis Part V

Ken Davis has been the director of Project Jerusalem, a church-planting endeavor out of Clarks Summit, PA,  for 20 years. More than that, Ken has been my pastoral mentor and personal friend for over a decade, I joined the Project Jerusalem team in the Fall of 2007. This is the last of our  five-part series… Continue reading How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer An interview with Ken Davis Part V

Cancer · Grace · Interview · Ken Davis · Suffering

How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer: An Interview with Ken Davis Part IV

Ken Davis has been the director of Project Jerusalem, a church planting endeavor out of Clarks Summit, PA, for 20 years. More than that Ken has been my pastoral mentor and personal friend for over a decade when I joined the Project Jerusalem team in  2007. This is part 4 of a 5 part series… Continue reading How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer: An Interview with Ken Davis Part IV

Cancer · Grace · Interview · Ken Davis · Suffering

How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer: An Interview with Ken Davis Part III

Ken Davis has been the director of Project Jerusalem, a church  planting endeavor out of Clarks Summit, PA, for 20 years. More than that, Ken has been my pastoral mentor and personal friend for over a decade when I joined the Project Jerusalem team in  2007. This is Part 3 of a 5 part series… Continue reading How Faith Sustains Me During Cancer: An Interview with Ken Davis Part III