I will worship with others

  The first of Thom Rainer’s nine traits of an outward focused Christian. The first trait was: I will move from an ‘I am’ to an ‘I will’ church member. The second trait is ‘I will worship with others.’ There should be a certain level of excitement when it comes to gathering with God’s people…

I am to I will

From the Pastor’s Heart                 Thom Rainer (President and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources) recently wrote a book entitled, “I could, I might, I can, I should, I will!” The book focuses on 9 traits of the outwardly focused Christian life. It actually focuses on the attitudes that every church member should have. Too many…

GLORY HUNGER

I have recently completed reading Glory Hunger by J.R. Vassar. I had the privilege of seeing J.R. Vassar at a pastor’s conference in Jacksonville Florida. His book really hit the nail on the head and put a lot of things in perspective. We all have a desire or hunger for glory. If you say that…

Summary of the Bible Knowledge Commentary on Romans p. 492-498

Romans chapter fourteen deals primarily with the practical issues of Christian liberty. It is noted that Christians are at different levels of spiritual maturity. Christians also have various backgrounds and cultures that shape their attitudes and practices. Paul begins in verses 1-4 with a call to refrain from judging other Christians who differ on non-essential…