He must increase – John 3:22-36

We come to a very interesting passage of scripture. Hidden in this passage are several spiritual nuggets that shifts our focus toward Jesus and the Gospel. Many times in our lives and in the life of the church, we lose our focus. Often, we will find ourselves concerned over petty issues and arguments that have…

The Temple: Tragedy and hope – John 2:-25

Jesus’ actions when He saw what was going on in the temple is a remarkable event in history. It is recorded in all four gospels. Though, here in the Gospel of John it is placed at a different time in the chronology of the life of Christ than it is in the other three gospels.…

Where do we begin?

Do you ever feel as if you need a spiritual shot in the arm? Has your walk with God become stagnant? What about your church? Has your church lost its passion and fire? Has the ministries that were once active and vibrant become almost nonexistent? From time to time we need to hit the reset…

Church Life: A study of First Timothy (Part 3)

A study of the book of First Timothy takes us now to the final three chapters of the book. In these chapters, we find very practical encouragement and instruction concerning life in the local church. Dangers to be aware of (4:1-5). These verses describe a great apostasy that comes in the later days. We are…

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…