Growing As a Church

Ephesians 4:1-16 Every congregation is a unique body of believers from varied backgrounds, experiences, and maturity levels. Each body is unique because God has redeemed for himself a people from every nation, tribe, and tongue (Eph. 2:11-16). But how is such a diverse group of people to work and grow together? Ephesians 4:1-16 gives us … Continue reading Growing As a Church

A Day of Gladness

Great thoughts on this Lord’s Day from Ken Weliever.

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Vance Havner, a preacher of the early 20th century, known for his witticism and snappy quotes, supposedly quipped to a congregation where he was once preaching, “I seen happier faces on an iodine bottle.”

One preacher remarked about going into a congregation for Sunday worship and said, “You would think it was a morgue.”

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Preaching

All I can add to this post is a hearty amen!

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Seed Thoughts

While on his third missionary journey, Paul came to Troas where he spent the week. He met with the brethren. Worshipped. Communed. And preached. (Acts 20:6-7)

Preaching. It’s been a part of worship since the first century church began on that Pentecost Sunday in Acts 2. Peter preached. He preached Jesus. His death. Burial. Resurrection. And ascension. He preached God’s plan for salvation.

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Quote of the Day

"We’ve got to stop thinking of family entertainment as “safe” merely by counting the number of cusswords or asking whether the movie contains overt displays of sexuality and violence. When our focus remains on the surface, we underestimate the more powerful and persuasive aspects of art. Plenty of films rated G and PG promote messages … Continue reading Quote of the Day

Renewed Interest in the Bible

Here is a post by Ken Weliever that I hope will be as encouraging to you as it was to me.

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“The two most popular podcasts in the United States right now are not about sports, news, or even pop culture. They’re about the Bible,” according to an article by Christian Headlines contributor Michael Foust.

Foust reports that “The Bible in a Year,” hosted by Mike Schmitz is No. 1 in the U.S. on Apple’s podcast charts. And No. 2 is “The Bible Recap” by Tara-Leigh Cobble.

“The podcasts rank higher than podcasts by The New York Times, NBC, Joe Rogan, and NPR,” writes Foust.

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