Browsing All posts tagged under »Simple Church«

Guilt, Shame, and Panic: Are they justified?

March 7, 2013

17

“How dangerous a master human emotion is!”  ― Watchman Nee We’ve all been there: you wake on Saturday after sleeping in a bit from a hard week at work. You wake up, grab some coffee, maybe spend some time with Jesus for awhile, and realize you have nothing to do for the day (or you just […]

The Lost Art of Love

November 22, 2011

26

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast […]

Narcotics and Religious Detox: A Comparison

November 8, 2011

55

In March 2008 I was taken to a drug and alcohol treatment facility to detox from various narcotics and alcohol. I met the Lord for the first time in that facility. But it wasn’t until May 2008 that I finally answered His call, “Come, follow Me.” Quickly after devoting my life to my savior, my […]

Why are We to Bear Fruit? The Answer May Surprise You

September 20, 2011

19

We’ve all heard the verse where Jesus describes a good tree bearing good fruit. And we’ve all heard countless preachers, books, blog posts, and general conversations where the topic was this of bearing fruit. It seems many Christians today are consumed by the alleged need to bear fruit. In fact, there are also many who have […]

Book Review: “The Pastor Has No Clothes!” by Jon Zens (Updated 8/16/11)

August 9, 2011

8

The modern office and role of the “pastor” (or minister, in some circles), has a fixed place in the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers. Even the atheists and members of other religions recognize the pastorate as being a necessary fixture in the church. But does it have any Scriptural backing in the New […]

Independently Dependent

June 14, 2011

7

As followers of Christ, we are both dependent and independent. We are also independently dependent. What do I mean by that? It’s simple, really, but easily missed or forgotten. First and foremost we are completely dependent upon God (or at least we should be). I know for me, I can’t seem to wake up in […]

Unknowingly a Blessing

April 1, 2010

3

I was talking with my landlord this afternoon. (Me and a friend rent out a room in her condo) She was telling me her story and the things she’s been through the last few years. She has been pretty ill these last few years up until recently. There was a point where the doctors didn’t […]

Last Saturday

March 31, 2010

0

During our last gathering with the Church on Saturday, our assignment was to pick from a long list of different names for our Lord and then either do a skit, write a poem, bring a song, do a teaching, etc. Well, I chose to write a poem on The Great Physician. I’ve decided, after much […]

Dear Jesus: A Letter to the King of Mercy

March 16, 2010

7

Dear Jesus, Oh Lord how I long to see you face to face, to smell your aroma, to touch you. How I long for just one glimpse, just one word from your mouth to my ear. You are always willing, Lord. You are always here even when I’m not. Oh how you long to know […]

The Bride of the Lamb; A look at Isaiah 60-62

March 3, 2010

2

I just got back from Starbucks where I stumbled upon Isaiah chapters 60-62 where the prophet speaks of “The New Zion” and her new name. The reason this caught my eye is because I’ve been learning about the Bride of Christ–the Church–here recently. Most of my knowledge on this topic is derived from Frank Viola’s […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,054 other followers