Tag: Church

Witness Well

When you feel like you are being benched by God

There must have been times when the Apostle Paul asked, “So, Lord, remind me again. Why am I here in prison? Why am I not out in the world sharing the message of Christ with others?” He must have felt that… Read More

How the Apostle Paul identifies the marks of a healthy church

A church can only be effective in reaching out to its community when there is a sense of partnership among its members. A healthy church will worship, pray and study God’s Word together. They will consider each other as important members in the body of Christ. They will mutually encourage one another and are helpful in all aspects of the ministry. There is a measure of joy in their work and will readily accept opportunities to serve.

How Apostle Paul’s letter to Philippi still resonates today

The city of Phillipi was located on the far northeast corner of present day Greece. Founded by Philip, father of Alexander the Great in 358 B.C., the city became a very prominent and strategic location due to its… Read More

Living out the message of the cross

For Christ did not die on the cross to defend our rights. He died so we can be right with God.

Why are there so many interpretations of the Bible?

Jesus prayed that all believers may be united in the faith. The fact that the body of believers on earth are not united damages the witness to Christ as Savior. The reasons why churches have different interpretations is not the… Read More

How can anyone believe that the whole Bible is literally the “Word of God”?

The Bible contains some strange stories that make it difficult to believe. To tackle this difficult question, it might be best to start with what is clear and then work toward trying to understand what is not clear. As I… Read More

If God is so all-knowing and all-powerful, why does he need our prayers?

There are billions of variables that go into God’s moment by moment interaction with the world. There is His overall plan for humankind and for the cosmos. There is His plan for each individual. There is the strategy of the spiritual battle with which He is involved. There is the degree to which He has ordained our prayer to have consequences in the world. To understand all of this would be like walking into a theater in the middle of a movie. Would you be able to explain the whole movie after only one minute of viewing? Or, would you be able to teach a chemistry class after reading one page of a textbook?