First, let me state at the outset that I believe in the Church. I believe in it's presence, it's purpose and it's power. Established by the Lord Jesus Christ, I also believe that it continues to grow and I am sure that the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Mat.16:18). This being said, … Continue reading Sardis:The Zombie Church
No, I don't have an axe to grind. I'm not angry at anyone. And I don't for one second presume to think I know better or am better than anyone else-because I'm not better and I don't know anything. I'm just a small voice in a small corner of the world, trying to fulfill the Great … Continue reading A Word To My Hyper-Holy Brethren:Caterpillars Can’t Fly
My former pastor, Jack A.SanFilippo, was a man among men. It was through his preaching that I was introduced to Jesus. As a teen, on several occasions after evening services, he would drive me home. I can still hear him, as on more than one occasion he would say to me: 'Michael, do you see … Continue reading The Lights In The Windows
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) This question has been asked and answered by many, with a variety of answers. Many people believe that they are a Christian based on the mere fact that they … Continue reading What Does It Really Mean To Be A Christian?
Pizza parties. Game nights. Movie nights. Seemingly clever little ideas to draw youth into the church or keep them in. It all sounds good, maybe done with good intentions. Food! Fun! Fellowship! Make it all worth their while. Give them a reason to want to come. We do need to at least make it a … Continue reading Too Much Church And Not Enough Jesus