Evangelism and Discipleship
Anthropology , Ecclesiology , Soteriology , Theology / November 17, 2013

This is a presentation I made for my place of fellowship when one of the Sunday School teachers accused the Sunday School Director of getting too “Evangelical.” I figured I had better explain that “Evangeleo” is the Greek word that means “Good News” and that “Disciple” comes from the Greek “Mathetes,” meaning a pupil, in this case of Jesus and why it is so critical for any gathering to be involved in evangelism and Discipleship.

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What does it mean to be a “Berean?”
Anthropology , General / October 22, 2013

I’ve read a few emails these days asking what exactly a Berean is, and how one becomes a member of the Berean Nation. Here’s a short answer – contact us through the Facebook page or comment your questions on this article if you want to know more. The Bereans were a group of Jewish believers in God, named for the place they were found, the ancient city of Berea, located in the Vermion Mountains in…

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“Natural” Church Development
Ecclesiology / October 19, 2013

There has always been a battle taking place between the natural and spiritual realms. If we are to be real followers of Jesus, we MUST recognize this in every area of our lives. At a personal level, this is certainly true. Anyone that has even tried to follow Jesus will tell you that in our own strength, is just isn’t possible. Jesus even told us that a number of times. We need His divine strength…

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Relationship, not religion…
Soteriology / September 24, 2013

Religion has become almost a curse word in society today, with good reason.  What might surprise you is that it has been a curse word for me for nearly all 28 years of my life after becoming a follower of Jesus.  Yesterday I had the chance to listen to a fellow claiming to be an “atheist” of sorts who actually believed in Jesus.  What he didn’t believe in were, and I quote, “the criminal ecclesiastics…

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Does everything “go better” with Jesus?
Anthropology , Ecclesiology , Soteriology / September 23, 2013

Today, I am addressing the school of thought that says “things go better with Jesus,” like the old Coca cola commercial used to claim about the product it sold.  Is this in fact the case? I can categorically state that it does NOT.  In fact, I searched the scriptures for quotes from Jesus that I could use to demonstrate the concept of a better life by believing Jesus.  My search took me through 16 different…

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