Ten Consequence of Unbiblical Church Government Does church government really matter? It has been said by many that it does not matter what type of government the church functions with so as long it has some means of government. However, the culture of the church is determined by the government of which it operates. Every … More Why Church Government Matters
There is a new four-letter word in our culture and in the church. In an attempt to embrace an adequate understanding of grace the church has shied away from using it. A word we dare not use anywhere. A word that can get you accused for re-implementing the “law.” A word that will bring charges … More A New Four-Letter Word
In the New Testament every believer was seen as a minister. Those called to the five-fold gifts were given to equip the members to do the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-12). Since every member in the body of Christ is to be a minister there must be equipping and developing of those ministers. Equipping … More Five Keys to Developing in Ministry
Once strongholds and on going sinful patterns are removed from your life you will discover what true temptation is about. Temptation can be overcome. … More Overcoming Temptation
Give God thanks for delivering you from the power of sin. … More What is Sin?
A Christian viewpoint must be reasoned from the Bible. The Word of God is alive and powerful and is able to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. That is why you must guard your heart. The world entices the mind and heart. The more your heart is given to God, the less you will be attracted to the world. … More Overcoming the World
When you give up everything, you are turning your life, thoughts, money, job, friends, relationships, talents, parts of your body, your family, and your future over to God. Some people want to hold on to certain parts of their life. They are not willing to take the risk to see if Jesus is real. Their reluctance keeps them from becoming disciples. Before long they have become snared with the cares of life. While they started out excited about Jesus, they soon became sidetracked. Being a disciple will teach you how to overcome three areas in your life, (1) the world, (2) the devil, and (3) sin. … More Are You a Disciple?
To experience community one must be open to sharing life with others. Community is the fundamental aspect of the kingdom. The kingdom is relational and relationships are enhanced and strengthened through transparency. Transparency builds trust and trust builds community. Take a moment and take this survey and see where you are in experiencing community in your life. … More Experiencing Community
One of the first signs of an immature person is that they are unable to accept criticism. Though no one likes to be criticized, the mature person understands the value of it and how to handle criticism. There are three aspects one must determine in order to handle criticism appropriately. … More How to Handle Criticism
To maintain integrity in interpreting the scriptures, certain principles should be adhered. This avoids personal application of meaning and presuppositions. It takes discipline to hold to these principles when they fly in the face of our preconceptions. … More Five Principles of Interpretation