Tag Archives: The Church

Increase From God [Colossians Pt. 14]

Is the Christian’s life about achieving success? Is it about performance? While most religions put the emphasis there, the Christian Faith puts the emphasis on the vital connection of man to God through Jesus Christ.  The error usually comes when … Continue reading

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How Does the Church Grow?

I had the privilege of addressing the pastors and elders of the Ohio Christian Union churches this past week on the subject of what makes “successful church growth” take place. I believe that the answer is so simple that we … Continue reading

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What Would You Suffer For? [Colossians Pt.10]

What is there in your life that you value the most? What would you willingly suffer for? Family, Home, Way of Life? In this series from Colossians we have seen Paul’s acknowledgment of the reality of the faith of the … Continue reading

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Grounded and Steadfast [Colossians Pt. 9]

This is really where the reality of our faith becomes apparent. Do we continue in it? Will we do what it takes to be “Grounded and Steadfast” so that we are not “moved away from the hope of the Gospel?” To put it bluntly, this is kind of the “put up or shut up” part of the faith. Continue reading

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Heroes and Heretics

I did a series of studies a couple of years ago with the Got Doctrine guys back in Michigan. One of them asked a question about who we should trust from the history of the Church. A ministry that he … Continue reading

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Getting It Together [Understanding Spiritual Gifts pt 8]

Now it is time to tie up any loose ends and instruct the Corinthians in what it means to be the Church of Jesus Christ.  As the Apostle Paul closes this section of his epistle, this is what he does. … Continue reading

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The Tools and The Job [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.7]

We have considered the parts of ministry as the Apostle Paul has broken them down for us into two main parts. The Gifts of the Spirit and the Love required to use them are each a necessary part of a … Continue reading

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Discipleship 101 – What Jesus said about following Him.

A couple of weeks ago I had the great privilege of preaching a series of messages over the course of a Thursday through Sunday that were designed to encourage and instruct the saints to the work of being true Disciples … Continue reading

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Function to Foundation [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.4]

Looking at the Gifts of the Spirit by following the Apostle Paul’s teaching on them to the Corinthians seems to push us away from the standard way many of us think about them. The entire twelfth chapter of 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Blind Leaders, Vain Worship and Me

Matthew 15:14 “Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” These are the words of Jesus as He responded to a statement of concern from … Continue reading

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