Preparing Yourself for Water Baptism

“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” (Acts 2:41)    “Repent and be baptized.” (Acts 2:38)   “Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your  faith in the power of God.” (Col. 2:12)   Perhaps the most significant and vital decision we make is to follow Jesus Christ into the waters of baptism.  This isContinue reading “Preparing Yourself for Water Baptism”

Intimate Discipleship

There is much good about the emphasis that the Church puts on discipleship.  We pray, fast, and study the Bible better than any other generation.  We have as our pastors and teachers men and women who have been equipped in seminaries and educated in counseling and church growth. And we are doing missions better thanContinue reading “Intimate Discipleship”

I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4

 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nestContinue reading “I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4”

Worship is All that Really Matters

“Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.”  Mark 2:19 This whole idea of celebrating is often at odds with religious sensibilities.  “Too much liberty and too much freedom, and not enough control.  People won’t know how to behave, and it’llContinue reading “Worship is All that Really Matters”