I've been reading the first several chapters of Acts over the past few weeks (read, I haven't finished it for my Growth Group) and I never ceased to be challenged by this account of the normal Christian life. While reading Acts 2 a compelling phrase caught my eye, And awe came upon every soul, and many … Continue reading Awesome

The Trellis and The Vine – Chapter 3 Excerpts

I picked up a book that I started reading when part of the staff of another church, The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall and Payne.  So far, I'm loving it.  It reminds me of the first time I picked up Total Church by Timmis and Chester; I'm reading my own thoughts back along with several additions.  Here are … Continue reading The Trellis and The Vine – Chapter 3 Excerpts

Which Scriptures?

Paul told Timothy that all scripture is God-breathed and useful to make a person wise unto salvation.  At the time he penned those words, the only scriptures recognized by God's people were the 39 books of the Old Testament. The early church made its proclamation of the coming of Messiah by exclusively using the Old … Continue reading Which Scriptures?