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Why Participate in the Lord’s Supper?

This coming Sunday we will participate together in the Lord’s Supper.  This is no small privilege.  Christians of previous generations employed much ink and spilled much blood over this ordinance. However, to a world not familiar with Christianity—a Muslim from Iran or Hindu from India—the Lord’s Supper seems strange.  It does.  Always has.  After all, in the first century, Christians were accused…

Grace Group Is Dynamic, Not Static

Several years ago I learned a valuable lesson about small group ministry (Grace Groups).  I learned that Grace Groups are dynamic not static.  Here is what I mean. Every small group meeting I attended, I learned that at least one person present was hurting.  Always, at least one person in the group shared in some way how they were in a difficult…

The Anti-Prayer of Grumbling

Paul commands the Philippian church in chapter 2:14, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing.” Stated positively this is doing all things with an attitude of thanksgiving and gratitude. Paul lived this out. In fact, the first thing out of Paul’s mouth beginning his Philippian letter is a prayer of thanksgiving. The Holy Spirit prompts Paul to gush with gratitude and gratefulness…

How Do You Handle Your Past?

Everyone has regrets. You regret sinful choices and stupid choices. Choices as small as hitting the snooze, and choices as large as the person you married, the career you chose, and the house you purchased. How are you to handle and think about those past decisions? You are to forget the past and remember the past. Paul tells us in Phil 3:13…

Love Leads to Submission

A marriage works as God intended when a husband loves and a wife submits. Now before you stop reading this post, I want you to know that I recognize the word “loves” and the word “submits” require much defining and unpacking. Unfortunately, it would require several articles to fully develop what these words mean. And unpacking these words in detail is not…