Giving Our All to Jesus

Giving Our All to Jesus

In 1917, a small handful of men set out to start a world-wide revolution following a man named Lenin who said, “We must train men and women who will devote to the revolution, not merely their spare evenings, but the whole of their lives.”  Within a few...
Theological Imprinting

Theological Imprinting

Theological Imprinting    When I was a Psychology major in College, I learned about imprinting. When a bird, or other animal, is born, the first living thing they see is identified as “mother,” and they spend the rest of their lives recognizing and...
Discipleship

Discipleship

Traveling on the interstate a short time ago, I noticed a bill-board advertising which read, “UNDO ‘I DO’.  1-800-DIVORCE.” And the name of the law firm doing the advertising was, “Family Law Firm.” This struck me as odd. Why would...

Strengthened Through the Struggle

Strengthened Through the Struggle   Did you know that one plus one equals eleven? It is true in “spiritual mathematics” when it comes to unity. Ecclesiastes 4:12b informs us, ” A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (NIV). Our church...
Reaching Others Creatively

Reaching Others Creatively

Being a mission church, reaching young marrieds with children is a challenge. In our culture, there seems to be only one working (as in successful) church model in following Jesus’ mandate to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19a). Thus, we see the...