Contributed on Sep 5, 2010
Christians have all kinds of opinions about what preachers should do in their congregations. But what does God want those who enter the pulpit ministry to focus on? What is the "main thing" that these men should devote themselves to?
There’s an old saying: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” We’ll come back to that in a moment. Back in the 1990’s the Indianapolis Pacers Basketball Team had been struggling for more than a decade to be a contender in the NBA. With the exception of a couple of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2010
Titus and Timothy are both told to select appropriate men to lead the church as Elders. But what does God expect of these leaders and how can we (as the congregation) assist them in their role?
OPEN: In one medical school, the students were complaining that they didn’t see why a class in Physics was necessary for them to be doctors. Finally one student actually challenged the teacher with that question. The teacher thought about that for a moment and then said “Well, we study Physics ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2010
The Bible tells us very little about what Deacons were and what they did. And when these men do their jobs correctly they can become the most important leaders in the Church. What should a deacon do? And how does he become so important to God?
OPEN: Back in 1964 Leicester Hemingway (the little brother of author Ernest Hemingway) made a decision. He was tired of following the rules of human governments and so he decided create his own kingdom. He built an 8 by 30 foot floating bamboo platform 7 miles off the coast of Jamaica and anchored ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2010
Sunday Morning Church is only a pre-game warmup for "real worship". Find out what real worship is all about and why it’s important we not think about it the same way the world does.
OPEN: A Sunday School teacher was teaching her children the benefits of unselfishness. She concluded by saying’ "The reason you are in this world, children, is to help others." After a moment’s silence, a little girl piped up "Well, then, what are the OTHERS here for?" As I studied Romans ...read more