Contributed on Sep 16, 2007
What characterizes genuine worship.
One day last summer... -->A group of teenagers and sponsors in a worship celebration at youth camp were jumping up and down as they sang. The music was loud, it was upbeat, it was enthusiastic. Streamers were waving, even confetti was released as the crowd jumped in time with the beat and sang ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2007
The Who, Why, What, When, Where, and How of Evangelism.
---ILL>On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant watch over the sea. When a ship went down, they ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2007
What discipleship looks like and what it involves.
--Intro> In the movie, "The Karate Kid," the “kid,” Daniel, a high school student who is being harassed by bullies at his new school, meets Mr. Miagi, a quiet, Japanese custodian at his apartment complex who just happens to be a black belt in karate. Daniel asks Miagi if he will teach him karate. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 3, 2007
The What, Why, and How of Missions.
What’s going on? ---->When Hurricane Katrina left the Gold Coast in shatters, thousands of volunteers went to New Orleans and the outlying regions to help, and millions sent financial help to assist those displaced from their homes. The Red Cross set up and served hot meals to thousands, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2007
What’s involved in the purpose of fellowship within the church.
“I hear you.” -->It’s a phrase that has entered our familial language, our personal conversations. -->It’s an idiom that means more than just acknowledging that was said out loud registered on the meter reading of our auditory nerves in our ear. -->It can mean, “I agree” or “I know what you ...read more