Why Be Committed?

I wouldn’t guess most of us would argue with the fact that we are supposed to be committed to other Christians. It’s difficult to read the New Testament and miss the emphasis the writers place on sacrificing and loving other believers. Just sit down for a couple minutes and start flipping through and you’ll see it everywhere. Romans 12:10-13, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of … Continue reading Why Be Committed?

A Word-Centered Church

How do we become a church where the Word is taking very seriously? If I were to ask you to describe a Word centered church, where would you begin? For most, their first thought is what the pastor does. Many would say that in order for the Word of Christ to dwell richly in a church, pastors must preach the Word! And they’d be right. It’d be difficult to overemphasize the importance of biblical preaching. But although that obviously is a key facet of allowing the Word to dwell in us richly, it is not the aspect Paul describes in … Continue reading A Word-Centered Church

But What Can I Do?

Sometimes we wonder how we can have a ministry at our local church. Here are some thoughts that I’ve found helpful in moving forward in ministry… 1. I need to make the great aim of my entire life the glory of God. So how can I glorify God today? 2. I need to worship God with all my heart, mind, strength, and soul. So what can I praise God for today? 3. I need to grow in my knowledge of Christ, develop a deeper and fuller understanding of His love for me and learn to trust Him more. So how … Continue reading But What Can I Do?