Contributed on Feb 4, 2011
Looking again at the First Church, another aspect that made them so effective was that they practice hospitality. It is more than sharing lemonade and cookies.
Practice Hospitality Acts 2:43-47 Heb 13:2 Matt 25:31-46 The effective church practices hospitality. In Romans 12 Paul commends the Roman Christians to practice hospitality. Yet what is that exactly how do we practice hospitality? Do we: 1. Open our homes to take in strangers? 2. Do we ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2011
The Church grows as each of us does their part. The Church can team up with Bible Colleges to help the ministry of the Word spread.
Mission Possible Eph 4/Acts 6:1ff The Church grows when each of us does their part. What is the purpose of the Church? Survey says: To win souls. But if that is all we are to do then we are selling the Church short. 1. The Church is to Build (Eph 4) a. In order to build they need to be ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2011
The effective church praises God no matter what the circumstances.
Is it Worth It? Psalms 118 and Romans 8 This week all we heard in the news was bad. Japan has been overwrought with a devastating Earthquake and Tsunami. Everyday we heard of the death toll climbing, then news of a nuclear meltdown similar to Chernobyl. Fear and devastation, hopelessness and ...read more