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

Preparing for Worship: Didache 14

This is the 14th 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.  This teaching of the Apostles has some difficulties. As Christians today celebrate the Lord’s … Continue reading Preparing for Worship: Didache 14

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

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

The Veil Was Torn and We are Still Broken

On the day Jesus was crucified a prophesy was unfolding. When Jesus breathed His last and was pierced for our transgressions, the veil separating the Holy of Holies was torn and God was open to all the people. For many hundreds of years, the priests were the only ones allowed near the Ark of the … Continue reading The Veil Was Torn and We are Still Broken

Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) A Night of Joy and Sadness

This is the night that Christians celebrate the installing of the Sacrament of the Last Supper. There are some complications that arise from the actual dating of things since three of the four gospels are in agreement that it was held the first night of the Seder Feast while John states it was on the … Continue reading Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) A Night of Joy and Sadness