Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.
God gives His church a mission to fulfill and spiritually gifts each member of His church to serve in ministry together as a church for the sake of His Name. We would never have become a Christian without Jesus’ church, and it serves that we will only grow in our faith and worship of God if we joyfully embrace the central place of the church in our lives.
A man was shoveling snow from his driveway when two boys carrying shovels approached him. “Shovel your snow, mister? Only five dollars!” The man looked at the two boys with a puzzled look and he said, “Can’t you see that I am doing it myself.” The two boys replied, “Well, mister, that is how we… Read more »
We would have much difficultly if doors refused to open for us. Why, yet, this morning, most of us have needed four or five doors to open in order just to get here to church. So, we needed, perhaps, the bedroom door so we could make our way out of our room. And, then we… Read more »
Harvey Pennick was a world-famous golf instructor. Golf pros revered Harvey’s advice. Throughout his long career of teaching golf lessons, he made a habit, after a lesson, he would jot down some notes in a little red journal, writing out various insights that became clear to him as he was helping others learn how to… Read more »
The Book of Acts switches emphasis from Paul, who had just been converted, to Peter, and for the next couple of chapters, Peter is going to dominate, and then Paul is going to take the scene and Paul is going to dominate the rest of the Book of Acts from Chapter 13, 14, on. This… Read more »