Hey! Complicated Christianity… Where has Simple Salvation Gone?

Today, if in the course of your normal activities, a set of circumstances caused someone to come to you and ask, “What do I have to do to be saved,” How would you respond?  Paul and Silas, under some not so normal activities, encountered such a person and simply replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, […]

"Moneyball," Making Disciples, and the Batting Cage – The Way the Game is Played.

In the movie “Moneyball,” John Henry, the Principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, and Billy Beane, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics have a short conversation about the culture and future of baseball.  The conversation goes like this: “For 41 million you built a playoff team and lost some big name players.  And […]

When Community Must Be Broken

  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.  Titus 3:10 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17 Now […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]

It's a Simple Question ~ Is the Church getting better or not?

Is the Church (Universal), more mature now than when it was born?  “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being […]

Is The Great Commission the Catalyst for all Ministry in the NT?

  What if the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19,20 , was the Catalyst for all Ministry in the New Testament?  What if every other ministerial function in Church found its genealogy in Going, Making Disciples, Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that Christ commanded? What […]