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…

Fighting a complaining spirit

  Numbers 20:3-5 says, “The people quarreled with Moses and said, if only we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord. Why have you brought the Lord’s assembly into this wilderness for us and our livestock to die here? Why have you led us up from Egypt to bring us to this evil…

Traditional Church – The way church used to/should be

Questions abound as to why churches across America are in decline. Many have suggested that the church is not relevant enough to today’s society. As a result we do see young people leaving the traditional church and flocking to the emerging church movement. We have mistakenly attributed this to things such worship styles, attire, and…

A Counter-Culture God

We hear a lot these days about civil rights, political correctness, and tolerance. We live in a ‘give me’ society. The culture of today is built on humanistic entitlement philosophies. However, God is completely the opposite. He is a counter-culture God. When we consider what the world says and compare it to what God says,…