“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you … Continue reading If the church were only people
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24) “’This is … Continue reading The debt we owe to William Tyndale
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24) … Continue reading Always faithful–except when I’m not
“See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.” (Luke 11:35) “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can … Continue reading Recognizing the darkness for what it is
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world … Continue reading The Church of Nothing–and why you should belong
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were … Continue reading Do you want to be the church–or ‘the’ church?
“For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not … Continue reading ‘Come out’–and stay pretty much the same
“David said to God, ’I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the … Continue reading What’s wrong with my church? When the church finds you (Part 3)