New Testament Giving: To Tithe or Not to Tithe?

Before we dig into the scriptures or laws and rules let’s start with one simple truth: THAT WHICH YOU LOVE, YOU WILL SUPPORT. This is true in every area of your life but today we are specifically talking about your home church. Whether or not we believe that the New Testament teaches tithing doesn’t change the…

Reuniting of Church and State

The horror that has grasped the hearts of parents near and far from Newtown, CT is heartbreaking. I am not a father, yet, but I can share a taste of this while thinking about my nephews, one of which is nearing elementary school.  I can’t even imagine what thoughts are overwhelming American parents in our nation….

Prostitution and the Bride of Christ

Imagine, that you are engaged to be married to the love of your life.  You buy your fiancé every great thing they desire.  Rings, jewels, expensive dinners and cars.  Every whim is granted to them.  You love them with every fiber of your being.  However, it turns out that this isn’t enough.  You learn that…

Night is Coming and Hell is Hot

Acts 19:8-10 And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the…

Denounce The CEO Club!

Easter Sunday is quickly coming upon us; and that means something significant for the church.  In America, we see 15% of “unchurched” folk come to church on Easter and Christmas… lovingly known as the CEO Club (Christmas and Easter Only) or Chreasters.  So, why is it that they aren’t retained in the church?  In other…

Hypocritical Christianity.

In a world so filled with hypocrisy how will the world know you are for real?  First, let’s look at the word hypocrisy.  The greek translation of the english word Hypocrisy means “to wear a mask”.  How do you keep non-christians from being able to call you a hypocrite?  It’s really quite simple.  When I…

Cry Out To A Holy God!

I love the song “Take The World But Give Me Jesus”  Because it speaks so deeply into my life.  I just wish I could let go of everything and just sit at Jesus’ feet day in and day out.  Can you imagine what it’ll be like when we are in His presence?  Have you ever…

Someone Else’s Breakthrough.

So, you’re on Facebook reading someone’s page.  Their life seems all-together and quite good, actually.  Family, wife, kids.  A quote here and there about God.  You look at the pictures and everyone looks happy.  Sure, there are a couple pictures with the stereotypical “red cup”  but hey, maybe it’s an old picture, right? Later that…

God Created Us For Relationships.

Yesterday one of our readers posted a reply to a post in which I said that life is all about relationships.  His response was that life wasn’t about relationships with people but with God.  I decided I would post my reply as a blogpost for everyone to participate in. I issue a challenge:   Find…

AXIS: ReWind

So excited about tonight.  What a great night!  Axis was a blast. I want to take this morning to recap what we talked about last night at our 18-30 service. • Stop asking God for His plan for your life and start asking Him for His plan for your today. • Get plugged in somewhere….

My God.

Do you not know that God is God?  What then can He not do?  If our God is the same God who created all things, both seen and unseen, what task is too difficult for Him?  I’m beyond frustrated with small thinking minds.  I’ve had enough of people who think that their problems are beyond…

When You Don’t Know What To Do…

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. Two great verses from today’s study. I have the great pleasure of being mentored by an awesome man of God….