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The Incarnation of Christ is a Model For Our Whole Life

For most of my years in the church I only heard about the need for all men to receive Jesus as their Savior (see John 1:12). But, except for the yearly Christmas message related to the birth of Christ, I do not recall ever hearing a message regarding the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among…

When God Pitched His Tent Among Us

There was a very wealthy businessman who was brought up in a very cultured and educated environment. He felt like he was not connecting emotionally with his twelve year-old son. He knew that his son loved the rugged outdoors—getting dirty and playing sports. Even though he had never done this before, to connect with his…

Why We Should Connect Abortion to Sexual Abuse and Crime

The avalanche of accusations highlighting the sexual abuse and harassment of women has resulted in a cultural phenomenon that will forever raise the bar regarding ethics. (Of course, some extreme feminists will use this as an opportunity to disparage all men, and others will merely see this as a way to advance their political agenda….

Contrasting a One-Generational Church and a Multi-Generational Church

We are presently witnessing a transition in ministry across this country. There are many senior pastors who are about to leave the scene and many, if not most, are not ready to pass the baton to someone else! Some of the larger megachurches have an even bigger issue on their hands when their senior leader…

Distinguishing Between Prototypes and Counterfeits in the Church

After being in the pastorate for more than three decades, I am convinced that in every church there are prototype leaders that best express the heart, intentions, and characteristics of the overseeing visionary of a church and/or organization. This prototype is able to think like the visionary leader and be trusted when it comes to…

Seven Principles of Effective and Defective Confrontation

In this covenant-breaking society and culture it is very common when those involved in a conflict or disagreement respond in ways that are not conducive for healthy relationships. Unity is so fragile that Jesus had to pray that His glory would be revealed in it (John 17:21-23). The following are ungodly ways people deal with…

The 10 Roots of Contemporary Church Models, Part 2

In this two-part series, we will explore the ten roots of contemporary church models. To read part 1, click here. The following are the final five models: Reformation Model (confessional/scripture focused) The Protestant Reformation was a move away from Papal authority, extra biblical traditions, and institutional hierarchical titles and positions like the office of Bishop…

Breaking Negative Generational Habit Patterns

The Bible teaches us in Exodus 20:5-6 that God promises either generational blessings or curses depending on how we decide to live our lives. Galatians 3:13 is a key passage that all Christians need to understand in order to bring the blessings of God upon their family line for generations to come. Text: Galatians 3:13-14Christ…

Do You Worship or Are You a Worshipper?

Jesus said, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out,” because He is always worthy of praise. This is an important truth. A week before the crowd was crying out for Him to be crucified, they were worshipping Him. This shows us how fickle human beings can…

Ten Reasons Volunteers are Blessed

The Church of the Lord Jesus has been the greatest force in the world for the past 2,000 years because it has the most motivated volunteers in the world. Volunteering is so important, that Jesus taught us to pray first and foremost for more laborers in His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38). The following are reasons why…