Message #13 in The Latter Letters 1 Peter 5:1-5 Click this link to go to the screencast.
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No, the title isn’t a misspelling. I know you want it to say, “Pure Love,” and it kind of does. Our word, “pure,” comes from the Greek word, “pur.” But “pur” doesn’t mean, “pure;” it’s Greek for “fire.” When I speak of “pur love,” I’m talking about love that cleanses through burning – love …
When to Leave Your Church
Changing churches looks and feels a lot like going through a divorce. When would God have us move on?
In a Foxhole
When we say that we’re “sharing life,” we’re being intentionally ambiguous kind of like this picture. Like the faces pointing in, we’re sharing our lives. According to St. James, the kingdom of God operates under one law, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (James 2:8). Of course we can’t do that from a distance and so …
Stand Up, Church
Christ said, “On this rock, I will build my church.” (Matt. 16:18) Paul wrote that, “His (God’s) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” …
Consumerism in church is more dangerous than most of us know. Not only does it siphon off the missional focus which Christ gave us and which legitimizes our existence, it strips the church of its ability to produce Christlike disciples. According to Paul, the church grows as all of the members speak the truth in love. …
I’ve Got Enough Friends
If we’re working too hard to bring one person to Christ, we might have more in common with the Pharisees than with Jesus.