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When Church Becomes the Messiah

December 9th, 2021 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

One of the biggest issues I have seen over the years in Churches of Christ is that in some corners of our movement the church replaces Jesus as Messiah and Savior. That is never taught in an overt manner but it is the logical conclusion of some of our arguments. Jesus is the only savior…the […]

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Ezra, Grace, and the God of the Impossible!

December 4th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have been studying Ezra for Sunday and I am just blown away by how God took impossible situations and worked tremendous good out of them. A pagan king gives God glory and decides to send God’s people home. He gives them provisions for the trip. He even gives them articles that had been long […]

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Is Our View of Authority Based More on the Bible or on Our Approach to Church?

November 23rd, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

When Christianity began people met in homes. When Paul wrote to the churches the people were meeting in homes. It carried on this way for the better part of 200 years and even up to the 300s when Constantine became favorable to Christianity and institutionalized everything. What changed when church got big and needed its […]

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A Few Reasons We Don’t See Movements in the United States

November 15th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It seems God is moving all over the world through massively expanding organic networks of everyday people making disciples who make disciples who plant churches. Why aren’t we seeing this as much in the U.S.? First, we don’t see them because we aren’t looking for them. We aren’t turning over the stones with our ear […]

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Stay Focused

November 8th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

It is so easy to roll through life without being intentional. A life well lived required focus. The primary focal point is Jesus. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance […]

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Distraction

November 4th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

If you took everything you did during your day and listed everything in order of the amount of time you spent thinking about those things, what would your list look like? Notice, I didn’t say doing those things but thinking about those things. Often we think distractions are the things we do when we should […]

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The Value of Secular History in Biblical Interpretation

October 29th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

People have often said that reading the Bible is like reading someone else’s mail. It was originally addressed to particular people in a particular time. Getting to know their circumstances can help us better hear, understand and apply what is being said in the Bible. I want to share a stellar example of this from […]

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Every Church Closes

October 21st, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

According to Tod Wilson of Exponential 99.9% of churches don’t live past 100 years old. Most Churches of Christ were planted in the 1940s-1960s which means they are in their 60s-80s. That means that they will die of “natural causes.” Churches follow the life cycle of a human being. Quick growth when young. Plateau in […]

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We Don’t Have An Evangelism Problem

October 13th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I used to think the problem was a lack of evangelism. It turns out that isn’t it. What is the problem? We have a love problem. Back when you were in High school or college you didn’t need much motivation to go talk with the person you were attracted to. You pretty much had to […]

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Exodus Always Comes Before Sinai

October 6th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I heard this phrase in graduate school and it stuck with me – the way God works, Exodus always comes before Sinai. God delivers his people from impossible odds before he gives any hint of expectation or response. Often we view it the other way around – where we think God will only do for […]

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