great commission

Broken Nation

Broken Nation

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone make the statement “what we need in this country is __"you fill in the blank"__.  From the boardroom, to backyard & barnyard philosophers alike, people state their case like a fiery lawyer. They try to convince a jury of their peers, just exactly what is wrong with this country. Honestly, I too have found myself as the prosecuting attorney indicting my country and fellow countrymen on the social ills of the day. 

The Whole City

The Whole City

The kingdom of heaven is a term for which there is often much confusion. Upon close examination we learn that the kingdom of heaven is not a place in the clouds; it is a city that comes from heaven to earth; it is a garden city; it is a city that is whole; it is a city where shalom reigns, where relationship is complete and restored, in every meaning of restoration, fully restored people to God, to each other and to Creation. 

Getting The Word Out

Getting The Word Out

In our 4 part series, “Getting the Word Out” we discussed the importance of sharing the message of the Gospel with others. As we examined Matthew 10:5-42, we began with the understanding the many Christians express two major reasons for their neglect of sharing faith with others.  Many honestly admit that they are fearful when it comes to sharing their faith. For some, this is a fear of rejection or a fear of what others might think. Still others admit that they feel “ill equipped” to share their faith. Often, this stems from a belief that we must know all the answers prior to sharing the message of Christ with others. During this series, we examined 7 commands that Jesus gives his followers with regard to getting the word out....