We have a church membership covenant because Jesus tells us to love each other just as he's loved us (John 13:34-35), and he loves us with a committed love - a covenant love....Keep Reading
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I’ve understood that fasting is an important part of the Christian life. However, I’ve always wondered why. ...
We don't acquire the characteristics of a mature disciple simply by gaining Bible knowledge. In order to grow to Christian maturity, we also have to spend time with people who are spiritually mature themselves, observing their life and having formative conversations with them on a regular basis....
1 John gives us several marks of a genuine believer. By looking for these things in your life, you can have a relatively good idea of whether you’ve truly been saved. ...Keep Reading
Making disciples isn’t just one task of the church...Keep Reading
Living in community with each other means pursuing close relationships, meaningful conversations, and deep-rooted commitment. It extends far beyond a Sunday worship gathering. ...Keep Reading
Just like an eagle was created to soar in the sky and just like a fish was created to swim in the ocean, we were created to enjoy closeness to God and live as continual worshippers of God. The Christian life is all about experiencing that close communion with God. ...Keep Reading
There seems to be a movement in our society away from so-called “organized religion.” Churches are regarded by many as relics of the past, and people are increasingly in favor of practicing Christianity entirely on their own. So why join a church? It's because the local church is at the very center of New Testament Christianity. ...Keep Reading
What is prayer for you? Is it something you use as you go to war or something that you use merely to increase your civilian comforts?...Keep Reading
In order to fight against our enemy, we have to understand the mission of our enemy. And in order to understand the mission of our enemy, we first have to understand the mission of God. ...Keep Reading
In response to America's moral freefall, God calls us to be firm in our convictions but focused in our efforts. ...Keep Reading
In Ephesians 5:22-33, Paul paints a picture of marriage that is an alternative to both the feminism and the chauvinism we see and have seen in society. Both feminism and chauvinism are distortions of the beautiful way God intended husbands and wives to relate to each other. First, he says to wives, "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is th...Keep Reading