“As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Matthew 13:23 Let’s recap. These are commandments that I can see to use as markers for a church: … Continue reading 2019-06-10 An Honest Evaluation, Please.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, So that they may see your good works and Give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Let’s continue with Jesus’ instructions for his bride. Sabbath Rest Exodus 20:8-1 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, … Continue reading 2019-06-06 Unusual Behavior.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Let’s continue some guiding principles/commands of Jesus for his church: Make Disciples/Ministry of Reconciliation Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All … Continue reading 2019-06-05 What Can Stop Me Now?
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 Yesterday, we looked at a list of things Jesus commands us to do, things we are to do individually and together as the … Continue reading 2019-06-04 The Cornerstone
“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” John 15:10 So far, we have looked at the inherent difficulties of church, particularly the troubles that arise as the size of a congregation grows. As I thought about all this, … Continue reading 2019-06-03 You Expect Me To Do This?
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 I think we can catch a glimpse of what I’m talking about with this home church idea. Things would be much different than church as usual. Much, much different. It would have to be because the church would consist entirely of … Continue reading 2019-05-31 A Radical Idea.
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 Hoo Boy! I’m wading in deep now, aren’t I! First, I’m advocating culling the congregation, and now I am making the case for small churches without a paid pastor. What is wrong with me! Nobody does it that way! Well, I … Continue reading 2019-05-30 A Different Path.