Bible Study · Christians · Church · Doctrine · Ephesians · Gospel · Sermon

Should Sermons Teach the Gospel, Doctrine, or Practical Application?

There is a question of what a sermon should entail. Should a sermon be focused on doctrine, the Gospel, or practical application? Your answer may differ depending on the type of church you grew up in or attend now. Those who grew up in what are considered liturgical churches most likely grew up in Gospel-heavy… Continue reading Should Sermons Teach the Gospel, Doctrine, or Practical Application?

Abortion · Bible Study · Christians · Church · Doctrine · Following God · Government · Laziness · Political Theory · Politics · Relevance

Irrelevant Church or Political Church

Complaints to me regarding church fall into two categories, which contradict each other and are usually proposed by the same people.  First, people say they don’t go to church or believe in God because it is not relevant to their lives. Second, they don’t want to hear “politics” talked about in church. My contention would… Continue reading Irrelevant Church or Political Church

Christians · Family · Husband · Marriage · Spouse · Wife

Why Godly Men Leading in Marriage Does Not Devalue Women

Many skeptics attempt to dismantle the Bible or God in a variety of ways. One common attack is that Christianity devalues women. If we are honest with Scripture, this is not true. Often these attacks come from those who do not understand or haven’t taken time to look into Scripture as a whole. Let’s consider… Continue reading Why Godly Men Leading in Marriage Does Not Devalue Women

Christians · Hope · In Christ · King Jesus · Kingdom of God

How to Live in the Kingdom of God

I recently wrote about the Kingdom of God. To be part of the Kingdom of God, Jesus must be your King. It is for those who allow Jesus to rule and reign in their hearts. You must ask Him to be your Savior and follow Him. It is not a physical kingdom that can be… Continue reading How to Live in the Kingdom of God

Christians · Church · Church Life · Minister · Sunday · Worship

Does One More Sunday Really Matter?

As I write this post, months before publication, I’m sitting in my office at church. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning as usual to prepare for the service. I looked the building over to make sure all looks well and read through my sermon for a practice run. In a little while… Continue reading Does One More Sunday Really Matter?

Christians · Church · Church Life · Pastoring

Every Christian: A Pastor or Priest

When you think about a pastor or priest what do you think? Maybe someone with a collar or a suit or someone who is passive. You might even picture  a gender, age bracket, or appearance  when you think of the term. One distinction when it comes to a pastor or priest is probably  someone who… Continue reading Every Christian: A Pastor or Priest