The book of Proverbs teaches that if you live an upright, righteous, and wise life, things tend to work out well for you. So it is very easy to think the proverbs are simply teaching us to live well because it is “practical” to do so. But from the beginning to the end, the message is that we should live well because it is pleasing to the Lord. The fear of the Lord must be the driving factor behind wise living.
Christianity is a “calling.” It’s an invitation from God to us be a particular (and peculiar) sort of people. This “calling” entails far more than simply being "good.” We are called to be God’s special representatives on the earth. This month we will explore four passages that touch on various aspects of our Christian calling.
Individual lessons not part of sermon series presented by various speakers at the church of Christ on McDermott Road.
G.K. Chesterton observed, “If you leave a white fence post alone it will soon be a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you must be always painting it again.” The church must always be committed to restoration, reminding ourselves of the fundamentals and what it looks like to be a biblical church.
Every follower of Jesus - married or single, a parent or not - must be committed to honoring God’s family structures. After all, in one way or another, everyone is part of a family or connected to a family. But when family structures break down, the church must become the family people need.
A 12-part study of the book of Ephesians led by Dr. Ian Fair
As Christians, the empty tomb should make us a people committed to hope. No matter what horrible things happen, we have a different outlook on the future because of the past. Some people consider themselves optimists, some consider themselves pessimists, and still others consider themselves realists; but Christians are people of hope.
It’s never been easier to “share” things. We can call, tweet, text, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram the latest news, but are we committed to sharing the greatest news? Many of us share what we think about politics and pop culture, food and funny cat videos, but are we sharing with our family and friends what we think about Jesus?
Explore the strange and wonderful book of Leviticus. Discover all of its relevant truths for God's people of every generation.
Discipleship is not an individual journey, but a collective journey. Following Jesus means being committed to His people, through thick and thin. The church is not a social club, it’s a community of people who would give their lives for one another.
Discipleship is about committing everything we are and everything we have to the One who gave everything for us.
Our baptism is our identity-defining moment. It was the moment when we agreed to be disciples of Jesus...no matter the cost.
There is a lot of confusion about what the Bible actually teaches on the human existence. Are we a body with a soul? Are we a soul with a body? Is there a difference between the spirit and the soul? What part of us lives on after death? What part of us is most important? We will not only examine these questions, but also the practical implications this subject has on our daily walk with the Lord.