The Church Advances

The Church advances when it preaches the Gospel and teaches what Jesus said and did to the lost outside the building. Of course this is called the Great Commission. Jesus says in: Matthew 28:18-20: 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go, therefore, … More The Church Advances

Us with God

In creation God demonstrated His plan for us was to know Him and that our human life is where we would learn about God and His ways. The creation account in Genesis 1 – 2 shows this goal: man is set in the midst of and over all creation; God gives him work to do … More Us with God

Evening Readings: Prov. 6:1-19 and Matt 9:18-38

Prov. 6:1-19 My son, if you have become a guarantor for your neighbor,Or have given a handshake for a stranger,2 If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth,Or caught by the words of your mouth,3 Then do this, my son, and save yourself:Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor,Go, humble yourself, and be urgent with your … More Evening Readings: Prov. 6:1-19 and Matt 9:18-38

Morning Readings: Prov. 5:15-23; Acts 21;1-16

Proverbs 5:15 – 23 15 Drink water from your own cistern,And fresh water from your own well.16 Should your springs overflow into the street,Streams of water in the public squares?17 Let them be yours alone,And not for strangers with you.18 Let your fountain be blessed,And rejoice in the wife of your youth.19 Like a loving doe and a graceful mountain … More Morning Readings: Prov. 5:15-23; Acts 21;1-16

Jesus heals to show He can forgive sins

Often the Bible is straightforward regarding why actions are taken. The lesson from these actions often explain other parts of the Bible. Matthew 9:1-8 is such a passage: Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee and came to His own city. And they brought to Him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. And seeing their faith, … More Jesus heals to show He can forgive sins

The Great Commission takes place where the minister is located

The Great Commission, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching His commands, takes place in many settings with a variety of types of interaction between the minister and the people. As an evangelist this setting is most often outside the location where the church gathers for corporate worship and discipleship. In the US and … More The Great Commission takes place where the minister is located

Sr. Barnabus Day

Today God’s church remembers Barnabas he received that name which means encourager, exhorter. The Collect St. Barnabas the Apostle O LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost; Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them … More Sr. Barnabus Day