What Are You Doing With Your Sundays?
Apr07

What Are You Doing With Your Sundays?

For the past number of weeks, I have been suggesting practical steps you can take to deepen your discipleship in Christ, primarily through engaging in closer relationships with others. I have emphasized you and one or two others getting together to challenge, encourage, pray, and study. In talking about small group or more personal means of discipleship, one might think that discipleship is best accomplished by these means. While such...

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Preparing for Sunday – A Gospel-Saturated Mother
May10

Preparing for Sunday – A Gospel-Saturated Mother

Carefully Think Read through the following passages and list everything you find that Scripture emphasizes as a woman’s and/or a mother’s priorities:   Titus 2:1-5, 1 Timothy 5:14; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Ephesians 5:18-24; Proverbs 31:10-31; 1 Timothy 2:8-15 For every item you listed as a priority, list what you find to be modern challenges to these priorities. Prayerfully Meditate How should a husband see these priorities and serve his wife...

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Mid-Week Minutes 5.11.11
May11

Mid-Week Minutes 5.11.11

Taking a few mid-week minutes to think about how to enhance our fellowship with each other. Sunday’s Sermon, What Makes a Church? Baptism – Romans 6:3-5 Resources you may find helpful in thinking through baptism and children: Guidelines for Godly Parenting, Grace Community Church Evangelizing Children, Grace Community Church Look at pages 82-85 in Covenant Life Church’s New Member’s Material, Starting Point....

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Baptism Makes a Church
May09

Baptism Makes a Church

I am in the midst of a short series of sermons on What Makes a Church. Yesterday’s sermon was on the subject of baptism and looked particularly at Romans 6:3-5. Here are my notes from that message: Baptism Makes a...

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What is a Church? A Community of the Converted
Apr15

What is a Church? A Community of the Converted

Carefully Think Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Paul writes to “the church of the Thessalonians.”  In the passage what are the characteristics of those who are in this church? Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 10. How does Paul describe the people of this church? Read the following: Acts 2:41, 47; 4:4; 5:13, 14; 11:21; 14:21-23. Who were members of the church? Prayerfully Meditate Biblically speaking, who should be members of a...

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