Devotion & Unity: Church membership in secular culture
...it is a practice through which we connect with each other, anticipating the dynamic, unifying work of the Holy Spirit among us, making from our many parts a single body and, through us, showing to the world what the culture of the Kingdom of God looks like.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and […]
The Gift and the Giver
The Holy Spirit is both the Gift from God and the Giver of gifts to His people.
Before He made the world, when mankind was just an idea in the mind of God, He desired one thing from us: fellowship, intimacy. So He created man: body and soul. And then He did with man what He did not do with any other created thing – He gave him a spirit. In that […]
The last time I kissed my Bible.
I heard her mumble as I left, “a pastor’s son should know better.” This pastor’s son did know better.
I have always been drawn to the bible. As a child my parents drew lines from every important decision, lesson or principle back to that book. It was canon for our family; the measuring stick by which we judged a thing to be true or not. Yet we never learned to treat it as a […]