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…

Be ye Holy – 1 Peter 1:13-16

  “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy,…

Press On in 2013

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those…

Surrender: A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good…

Surrender: To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:21 says, “For to me, to live, is Christ, and to die is gain.” When we surrender, we die to ourselves and live for Jesus. To live is Christ. There is gain in leaving this earth as a Christian. We know that we will forever enjoy the wonder and splendor of heaven and being…

Surrender: For me to live is Christ

Surrender. We hear this word a lot in Christian circles. What does it mean to surrender? We sing the hymn “I surrender all”, but do we really grasp it’s meaning? Galatians 2:20 sheds some light on the concept of surrender. It reads: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but…