Is Congregationalism Biblical?

We have seen, over the past few weeks, that elder plurality is desirable in every local church. In fact, it is the Biblical model. We have seen that the Biblical responsibilities of the elders in the local church are to lead the church doctrinally, lead the church practically concerning church discipline and vision and direction,... Continue Reading →


Church, Stop Trying to be Relevant

In the summer of 2015 I remember taking a group of youth to summer camp. This particular summer camp is the best summer camp I have ever had the privilege of taking students to because the teaching at this camp was simply an exposition of the Bible. After we got home from camp, I remember... Continue Reading →

According to Jesus, The Kingdom of Heaven is a Gift- Not The Result of Human Religion or Righteousness

We have finished our current study of the previous section of Jesus’ sermon on the mount and are entering into Jesus’ closing application and final remarks. This section of Jesus’ sermon (7:7-29) follows the same overarching theme of the previous part of the sermon. Jesus has: addressed his intended audience (5:1-12),declared His commitment to... Continue Reading →

Renewing the Vision for Christ-Centered Churches

There are really only two types of churches. One type of church is focussed on gaining and keeping people. Everything about the church in its design, atmosphere, ministries, programs, buildings, and budget is utilized to this end. The other type of church is focussed on following Christ and participating with Christ in His mission. Everything... Continue Reading →

Does God Do Things That Make His People Cry?

In the previous passage, God worked things together in such a way that His own word was fulfilled. Hophni and Phinehas accompanied the Ark of the Covenant into battle and they were killed in action. Glory is an interesting concept. People fight in the name of glory and they die in the name of... Continue Reading →

Why have none of the Dead Sea Scrolls Been Added to Scripture?

Ask your questions by using the contact form, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Linkedin. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran between 1947 and 1956 is one of the most significant finds for modern Christianity. In the many fragments found were manuscripts of the Biblical text, bills of sale, the Apocrypha, calendars, Biblical... Continue Reading →

No, You Don’t Have to Measure Up

In the previous section of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5), we saw that Jesus addressed six popular teachings that were contrary to the actual message of the Old Testament after committing verbally to remaining faithful to the Old Testament Scriptures. The major way in which the Old Testament was misused, according to Jesus’... Continue Reading →

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