Recently, Ami and I were asked why, as pastors, were we supporting President Trump. I think that is a fair question in light of his personal life and often shocking tweets and comments. There are specific reasons why 80% of evangelical Christians support Trump and why so many pastors are speaking up for him including … More Why So Many Pastors Support Trump
The epistle of James says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, … More James 5 Prayer – Is anyone among you sick?
(This article is taken from Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, by Glenn Shaffer) Apostolic Authority, Flaunted or Discerned Anytime a truth is brought forth in the Church, the flesh of man is always present. We must always be reminded we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Excesses can happen in doctrine or practice. We … More Apostles, Servants or Celebrities
Every Christian is familiar with words from a portion of what is often called the Lord’s prayer, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This truth and request is to be seen in our worship as much as any other aspect. How does heaven worship? What does it look like? Would … More Worship as Heaven – A Call to Corporate Worship in an Individualistic Culture
When I was a child, missionaries often came to our church where my father pastored. When they came it was one of my favorite times. I was always moved by their stories, pictures, and paraphernalia. They were not necessarily moving speakers but they spoke of the gospel going to places that I had never been. … More Keys to Being a Great Missions Church – Four Pulpits of the Church
The Purpose of the Tithe There is something powerful about worshiping God systematically with our substance. It is a constant act of worship revealing our faith, God’s ownership, and our submission. It takes faith to give ten percent of your increase off the top. It constantly reminds us that God has ownership over our lives. … More The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2
I have never met a tither who regretted tithing. I have found them to be joyful about their giving and honoring God with their substance. I have, however, met non-tithers who argued against tithing and even seemed angry against those who honored God in this way. Their opposition is often inordinate toward those who taught … More Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 1