Fundamentals of Worship: Burnt Offerings

  Have you ever wondered what the sacrificial system in the Old Testament was all about? Why did God tell the children of Israel to perform so many sacrifices? Have you ever wondered how such information as given in the book of Leviticus applies to Christians today? In the sacrificial system described in the book…

Generational Differences in the Church

                  Generational differences and frustrations have been a part of life since the beginning of time. Every generation is different. Each generation develops their own culture and their own worldview. In the church, each generation sees things through the lenses of their specific cultural influences. For example, older generations may tend to be more…

Dealing with difficult situations

                  In positions of leadership that deals with people there is constant awareness of the issues and circumstances in people’s lives. As burdensome as this may be, such responsibility demands a certain level of calm, wisdom, and grace. There are times when we have the tendency to over complicate and over dramatize various situations…

God can still use you

I have read the Bible through many times. It never ceases to amaze me how God used such sinful people to carry out His work. There were always consequences for sin and there were times when God executed great wrath and judgment. However, think of names like: Jacob, Judah, Moses, Rahab, Saul, David, Solomon, Samson,…

ENGAGE in BIBLE STUDY

2 Timothy 2:15 says, Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” In the context of this passage, Paul is giving instruction to Timothy concerning his ministry. He tells Timothy that in order for him to serve well, he must be a…

State of the Church 2020

It is hard to believe that we are here embarking on another year. To be honest, I never imagined we would still be on earth in 2020. However, it serves as a reminder that God is beyond time and though we see the signs all around us; His coming is in His timetable and not…

A Christmas Nugget

There are many wonderful spiritual nuggets that are found in the Biblical account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. One spiritual nugget that sticks out like a flashing light is found in Luke 1:38. The angel had just explained to Mary how she would give birth to the Savior of the world though…