Topic: Articles

The Danger of Holiness (Part 1)

Imagine you walk into your local congregation of believers next Sunday. As always, you sing a couple of hymns or contemporary worship songs (depending on the culture of your church) and then the offering plate gets passed around. The guitarist (or organist) is playing a lovely tune when all of a sudden the music crashes…

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The Story

Two of Jesus’ disciples are traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Luke says they are discussing recent events, which include Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion, and reports of his resurrection. I think it would be fair to assume that these men were utterly confused. They believed Jesus to be their Messiah who would restore Israel to her…

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A Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!  Serve the Lord with gladness!  Come into his presence with singing!”    Psalm 100:1   Neuroscience is making some interesting claims about the benefits of corporate singing.  (You can read the article here:  http://upliftconnect.com/neuroscience-of-singing/). The article claims that when people sing together as a group, their…

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Walking With God

              First John 1:3 reveals that a relational transformation occurs when we trust in Jesus as the saving word of life sent from the Father to redeem us. Such faith brings us into fellowship with other believers and also brings us into a new fellowship with the Father and his Son Jesus. When we…

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Godly Leadership

What is leadership? Well, definitions abound, but in general, we see that leadership is about influencing people and taking them, the organization, or the processes from one place to a different place for a designated purpose. Leadership skills are important to every area of life and without leadership we tend to stay stuck in one…

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The Time Between (Part 2)

In part one of The Time Between we discussed the first reason that God leaves His children here on the earth- to share the Good News. Let’s briefly take a look, then, at the second purpose for the Time Between- suffering.   It’s a topic we don’t often like to talk about because, frankly, it’s unpleasant. However,…

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