On April 30th the news story broke regarding a Pentagon proposal to court martial anyone caught proselytizing. After talking to a few of my friends online about the potential of the proselytizing ban in the military, I thought it would be appropriate to clarify a few things such as: 1. What is proselytizing? 2. Who [...]
I am sitting at my computer in the quiet moment before I go to bed for the night. Just a few short hours ago my house was a blur of hectic activity. My daughter, her husband and kids were all here. They came for a short visit. While they were handling business during the day, [...]
Jesus says, “I am the vine and you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him he will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing!” Why would God do this? Why would he want us to bear his fruit?
BECAUSE GOD SAID TO GO TO CHURCH! ” Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
HELL WILL NOT OVERCOME THE CHURCH…HER STRENGTH IS IN HER BUILDER. “…and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18 It is in the Church that we find identity.
JESUS IS THE BUILDER OF THE CHURCH. 18 “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…”
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO MAKE UP THE CHURCH ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN! 22 “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God.
THE CHURCH IS THE BODY THAT SUPPORTS THE HEAD. 22 “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 1:22-23 As the Church…we support the will of Jesus and [...]
THE CHURCH WAS PURCHASED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 Now this takes church value to another level. If God thinks this much [...]
IT IS A PRAYER POWERHOUSE BEHIND THOSE WHO OBEY GOD. ” So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” Acts 12:5 Not everyone can confront kings and ruling counsels. But God does pick some to do that. And I think that Peter would tell you today, “Whew! [...]