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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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

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

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

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

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