We all have goals for life. We also have goals and expectations for our worship services. We have sufficient information about the worship services of the early church, but we would, of course, love to know more about exactly what they did and how they did it. The worship services outside the temple didn’t vary … Continue reading GOALS


Paul approached the scholarly philosophers on Mars Hill to free them from their vain philosophies and introduce them to the true God. He warned the Colossians against falling to vain philosophies (Col. 2:8). Now he worked to free the Epicureans and Stoics from their own error so they could know the true God. The Epicureans … Continue reading THE INTIMIDATING GOD WORTH FINDING

The Church in Christ Forever

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Aggressive secularism continues to march powerfully across the intellectual and moral landscape of Western civilization. Some wonder if the church can continue in this secular age. Perhaps one might wonder if all the investments made for the church are worth the sacrifice. There have also been theologians who have downplayed the ontological union of Christ and his church. For example, Kung argued that the union of Christ and the church “exists not ontologically and statically, but historically and dynamically.”[1] There are some dispensational premillennialists who at least imply that the church was an interim measure brought about by God because of the Jewish rejection of Christ as the Messiah.[2] Contemporary Christians treat the church as unimportant or a relic from the past. The current neglect of the church by professed Christians and the appeal to keep Jesus without his church demonstrate a…

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BOOK REVIEW– Sex in a Broken World by Paul David Tripp.

So sex is not an a-religious thing. Sex is deeply spiritual. Your relationship to your own sexuality and the sexuality of others always reveals your heart. Your sexual life is always an expression of what you truly worship. Sex is deeply religious. In sex you are either self-consciously submitting to God or setting yourself up … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW– Sex in a Broken World by Paul David Tripp.


As the missionary work among the Gentiles began in Acts 11, the followers of Christ began to be known by a new name—the name Christian. Luke records that the Christians were first called Christians at Antioch. Where does the name originate? Who called them Christians? WHERE DOES THE NAME "CHRISTIAN" ORIGINATE? Most scholars agree that … Continue reading THEY WERE CALLED CHRISTIANS

The Temple Of The Holy Spirit in the New Testament

As we look from Genesis to the New Testament, we see God dwells among his people, but sin breaks that fellowship. In the New Testament, the dwelling of God among his people is amplified through the presence of the Holy Spirit with the believer. Unfortunately, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is neglected. Spurgeon said, … Continue reading The Temple Of The Holy Spirit in the New Testament

The Resurrection and the New Morality

How does the resurrection shape morality? We have to remember that the resurrection is the beginning of the “παλιγγενεσίᾳ” we see in Matthew 19:28. This is translated as “the regeneration” (KJV; NKJV; NASBU); “the renewal of all things” (CSB); and “the new world” (ESV). BDAG defined the word here in Matthew 19:28 as, “the renewing … Continue reading The Resurrection and the New Morality