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

God Never Gives Up On His People

“For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.” (Rom. 11:21-22)                       … Continue reading God Never Gives Up On His People

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

Support Your Local Pastor

Support for modern day religious leaders is monetarily. Did you know that that is NOT what God intended? Going way back to the Levites, they were not given a land inheritance of their own but received a portion to live on within the tribes and were the prophets and priests the people went to in … Continue reading Support Your Local Pastor

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

Sharing Faith

  There is a difference between Openly sharing your Faith and sharing your faith openly Jesus was speaking about the personal relationship God desires with us during His Sermon on the Mount. To get His point across He spoke of those who parade their faith seeking accolades and fame: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before … Continue reading Sharing Faith

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