Meetings with the Gospel

The book of Acts is a great place to see the power of Gospel Meetings. In the first chapter, the church is made ready to preach and serve. In the second chapter, there is a Gospel Meeting with 3000 converts. Peter preached the Gospel of Christ. Many people believed the Gospel (Acts 2:37). Since they…

A Theology of Worship

  “But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24) “If Christianity is the transformation of…

On Making Disciples for Church Leaders

"Go and make disciples"is Jesus' great command for us. But what is the best way to make disciples? EVANGELISM This process begins with evangelism. Pray for and purposely look for evangelistic opportunities with seekers. Teach them about Jesus. Teach them about salvation. Teach them about the church. UTILIZATION After their conversion the disciples need to…

Fake News? vs. Honesty and Integrity

"Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight" (Proverbs 12:22). "Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices" (Colossians 3:9). " What is the real news? What is fake news? When trusted newsman Bryan Williams was caught…

Constitutional & Biblical Interpretation

How should our Constitution be interpreted? The Pew Research Center  found that "About half of the public (49%) say the decisions of the Supreme Court should be based on its understanding of what the Constitution “means in current times,” while roughly as many (46%) say decisions should be based on what the Constitution “meant as…

How to Be a Real Man

"But we do see Jesus--made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God's grace he might taste death for everyone--crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death" (Hebrews 2:9). Jesus is fully divine. We know more about the nature of God because we see Jesus. We also can know what…

Concursus Divinus

“God stands above all human choices and works through human freedom to bring about His own providential goals.”[1] “Theology is mystery.” Of all the great theological mysteries, none is quite so puzzling as the way in which God works with and through mankind. Perhaps the debate is caused by two groups (with noted variations of…

Being Light

God said, "Let there be light" (Genesis 1:3). As soon as God made the decree, light began. Physical light isn't as important as spiritual light. Light is used to describe spiritual truth as opposed to darkness which describes spiritual rebellion and heresy. Jesus himself is the light of men (John 1:4). That spiritual light shone…

Encouraging Teamwork

"And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him--a threefold cord is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Jesus called his apostles and sent them out in groups to do God's work. The disciples were often sent out in pairs so that they would be encouraged and helped by one…