I think Fellowship has a branding problem. Growing up, a Church Fellowship meant one thing. The Church was going to buy a whole bunch of fried chicken and everyone with the last name A-M would bring a side dish and everyone N-Z would bring a dessert. I’m all about eating 5 different types of Macaroni … More ReBranding Fellowship
To the best of my knowledge every New Testament list of sins mentions sexual sins in some way. The three most common words are porneia, akatharsia, and moicheia. They’re usually translated as fornication, sexual impurity, and adultery. God created sexuality. It’s an important part of His creation. He created us in two sexes. He started … More Why Are Sexual Sins Brought Up So Much in the Bible?
We all know the verse that says, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” There are quite a few verses that reference the fear of God and even a couple in the New Testament. Often times I hear people just erase the word or change the word “fear” to “reverence.” Obviously we … More Fear of God Is Just the Beginning of Knowledge
There’s implications on this question. Those who hold to the Rapture often point to certain parables to promote their beliefs. Likewise those who don’t believe in a Rapture of the church vehemently disagree with their interpretation. Well I don’t particularly want to enter the theological battlefield of the “Rapture,” I don’t mind trying to be … More In Parables Is It Better to be Taken or Left?
Barabbas has captivated our imaginations for years. The epic Ben Hur (The Chuck Heston one, not the recent one no one saw) is built on the idea we have no idea who this guy was and thus could be anyone. Now, that movie tries to make him out to be a hero of some sort, … More 5 Things You Might Not Know about Barabbas
Everyone hates being disciplined. Especially adults. (Especially me.) I have always felt that I’ve gotten in trouble for everything wrong I’ve done. I once got a ticket for going 66 mph in a 60 mph zone. Are you serious? I was super-nice, respectful, and everything. I got in trouble in school a lot for talking … More Be Thankful for Discipline, Especially Gods’
The word hope is used almost 150 times in the Bible. It’s a common theme. I think it’s also sometimes misapplied today. In Romans 5 we read, “we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint.” As I head down … More There’s Always Hope… but Hope in What?
When did “Follow Me” become follow me? Didn’t Jesus invite us into his life? So why are we inviting him into ours? Aren’t we lost? Aren’t we astray? Wasn’t the point of His coming to rescue us? Didn’t Jesus already endure this fallen world? Does He have to do it again, but with us … More When did Follow Me become follow me?
Jesus is the story of the Second Moses – the better Moses. I know it’s Hanukah (or is it Chanukah?) so this is not shot at my Jewish brothers and sisters. Even Moses said in Deut. 18 that a better prophet than he was coming. So take it up with him. Whether you consciously put … More Exodus 2: a Christmas Tale
The life of Jesus is recorded in 4 Gospels, and they each reminisce about Him in a slightly different light. The first time Jesus is introduced actually illuminates quite a bit about how he will be presented. Let’s get started: Mateo 1:1 The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of … More Introducing Jesus: Where Do You Start?