1 Corinthians, Lesson 25: The Gospel, the Church, the Scriptures, and the Body’s Resurrection

Paul had shut down speaking in tongues, at least as the Corinthians had practiced it, when they spoke unintelligible sounds from their mouths. Paul viewed real speaking in tongues as […]

1 Timothy, Lesson 6: Deacons, Deaconesses, and the Role of the Church

We finished with Paul speaking about the requirements for a man to serve as a deacon. What seemed unusual was that Paul had theological requirements for a man to be […]

Isaiah 12:1-6: Jesus is Our Salvation

The Old Testament isn’t easy to read. It has so much killing in it, people rebelling against God, and more history than most of us can handle. It’s also hard […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 4: What God Gives, How He Gives It, and What Will Remain

After 1 Corinthians mentioned what God had called Paul and Sosthenes to do, to preach and teach the wisdom of God, Paul then again got personal.  He said the Corinthian […]

Tradition in Christ’s Church According to the Bible

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for May, 2014. Today, many are practicing “Christian freedom” by living a way of life that is contrary to the Christian faith!  One way […]

1 Corinthians 3:10-23: Brought into the Church

An early-Church document, similar to the book of Revelation, is the Shepherd of Hermas.  The title comes from a Christ figure who appears as a shepherd to the author, whose […]

Church and Scripture; Scripture and Church

This is the article that our pastor wrote for the October 4th edition of the Stone County Gazette. The Apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is […]

Church is not Optional: Luke 14:15-24, Hebrews 10:22-39

The parable in today’s Gospel reading is one confrontation in a sea of confrontations by Jesus with the Pharisees.  But Jesus told today’s particular parable when He was eating dinner […]