When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psalm 11:3

5 Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon

Pastors, preachers, and Bible teachers: Have you thought about your Christmas sermon or lesson yet? If you want to help people celebrate Christmas this year (and every year) in keeping with established facts—not later legends, traditions, or popular imaginations—start by avoiding these common mistakes. 1. Don’t add details that aren’t in the text. This might seem obvious but bears repeating because it happens so often. The massive annual proliferation of Christmas cards, nativity... Read More

Christmas: Time to Get Excited!

It’s that time again, the most wonderful time of the year!      It’s the most wonderful time of the year      With the kids jingle belling      And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer.”      It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And on it goes … So what’s the most wonderful time of the year? Christmas, of course! Little has changed since Andy Williams first recorded this song in 1963. We love Christmas, because it’s a time to be with family and friends and to... Read More

3 Ways to Increase: Priorities from Paul’s Mission

As we live life on mission, how can we be part of God’s purpose to increase and reproduce? In short, we can identify: ask God whom he wants us to impact for Christ and identify such individuals in our lives. We can invest: get to know those people, spend time with them, share our faith, and bring them into our church community. We can invite: call people to individual discipleship and challenge them to be an active part of God’s mission. Finally, we can increase: help send out disciples to... Read More

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