Appointing Bishops: Instruction From the Teachings of the Apostles

This is the 15th out of 16 Teachings of the Apostles found in what is known as the Didache, a writing that is said to have originated in the Community of Believers in Christ before Paul was sent on His journey. The Apostles could not maintain a presence in every place they visited and planted … Continue reading Appointing Bishops: Instruction From the Teachings of the Apostles

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Repentance: Parable of the Fig Tree

Jesus loved using analogies for the Kingdom and what is required to enter. Right before sharing the Parable of the fig tree he was speaking first about how sin leads to death and repentance leads to life. What was He trying to tell them? Living a life in sin equals death but living in and … Continue reading Repentance: Parable of the Fig Tree

The Foolishness of Hoarding Earthly Riches

Jesus spoke about many different aspects of worldly things and how those need to change in order to get back to God. In the Parable of the Rich Fool, Jesus speaks of a materialist who hoarded things that made himself lazy, paying more attention to the world and less of God. He has no concern … Continue reading The Foolishness of Hoarding Earthly Riches

How is Your Heart Health

Our bodies are similar in that we have skin, bone, muscle, hair, intestines, etc. Our bodies differ when it comes to the shade of brown that colors our skin, our eyes, our biological gender, and other features. But there is one part of the body that is completely unique to all yet has a purpose … Continue reading How is Your Heart Health

How Is Your Parenting???

There is something I must talk about that is eating away at many hearts to include some that are very close to me. Train a child in the way he [should] go; and, even when old, he will not swerve from it. Proverbs 22:6 This does not mean put an extra amount of responsibility on … Continue reading How Is Your Parenting???

Haughty or Humble Heart, the Choice is Yours

Jesus has a way of really getting to the heart of things doesn’t He. In this week’s Adventure in the Parables we look at what Jesus tells us about the difference between the haughty and contrite heart. He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others … Continue reading Haughty or Humble Heart, the Choice is Yours

Resurrection Day NOT Happy Bunny Day

I was thumbing through Facebook after checking the Ministry Page and saw that someone was wishing Happy Bunny Day. Being the kind of person I am I was slightly distraught at seeing this but instead of correcting the person individually and causing a stir I decided to write this here.  Are we to Celebrate the … Continue reading Resurrection Day NOT Happy Bunny Day

Welcome In The Name Of The Lord: Didache 12

Everyone has something that makes them special. No I am not going all Veggie Tales on you. When a person comes into the community we should welcome then in the name of the Lord but then what do we do?? Welcome anyone coming in the name of the Lord. Receive everyone who comes in the … Continue reading Welcome In The Name Of The Lord: Didache 12

Prodigal Son P3: The Loving Father

The Father pleas with the Eldest Son and exclaims:  ‘Son, you are always with me,’ said the father, ‘and everything I have is yours. We had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead but has come back to life — he was lost but has been found.’” Luke 15:31-32 The steadfast … Continue reading Prodigal Son P3: The Loving Father

How To Tell False From True-Didache 11

Everyone likes a guest speaker every once in a while. Some are very good, some are confusing, and sometimes the message really does not make sense. There are genuine prophets and false prophets as Jesus had warned us. How are we to recognize the false from the real, the evil intentions from the good? We … Continue reading How To Tell False From True-Didache 11