Most recently, I heard about a mega church who wanted the congregants to pay for an $80,000 coffee shop in the church lobby. I was told that by having a coffee shop at church, people could sit around drinking their favorite coffee and having godly conversations.
I am seeing a trend that many people are no longer attending church or even attending Christian meetings. This trend can set a dangerous precedent. We all have excuses, but are those excuses valid? For example, a new Follower of Christ who is won to the Lord but never gets engaged in a group of like-minded Believers may soon fall away from the faith because they are not being discipled or mentored.
Introduction The Christian community and local church are responsible for spreading the gospel to unbelievers. Once a new convert comes to Christ, the church is responsible to teach and train them in their walk. An analysis and discussion of the Christian community and local church will reveal the roles and importance of the pastor, localContinue reading “Disciple Making in the Local Church”
In Acts 1:8, Jesus gave instructions to His disciples as well as all Christians. He said that we are to take the Gospel throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the utmost parts of the world. So, according to Dr. Mark Becton of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, our commandment from Christ is to “make disciples, who willContinue reading “Make Disciples, Who Make Disciples, Who Make Disciples: Acts 1:8”
Is Prayer Mandatory or Considered a Supplement to the Christian Walk? Part 1 Is prayer mandatory in the Christian walk or is it supplementary? I know many Believers who are not comfortable with praying in public. I personally like to pray silently, but there are times I must take the lead and model prayer forContinue reading “Is Prayer Mandatory or Considered a Supplement to the Christian Walk? Part 1”
Have you ever wondered about what Christmas is really about? This is just the beginning of a wonderful and divine act in which God sent His Son into the world. This is just the beginning. Luke 2 English Standard Version (ESV) The Birth of Jesus Christ 2 In those days a decree went out from CaesarContinue reading “The True Meaning of Christmas!”
Luke 2 – English Standard Version (ESV) The Birth of Jesus Christ 2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the cityContinue reading “The Real Christmas Story”
Update: November 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM EST. At a news conference, Gregg Abbott, the Texas Governor states, “This incident occurred at a place of worship where congregants were innocently gunned down. It has been confirmed that 26 people have been killed including adults and children. There will be long suffering and mourning of thoseContinue reading “Breaking: At Least 25 Dead in Texas Church Massacre”