What is the Gospel?

What is the gospel? It’s such a simple question, but answering it correctly is essential to healthy church ministry. Simply put, the gospel is the news of what God has done to save sinners in the death burial and resurrection of Christ. Tim Keller says, “All human problems are ultimately symptoms, and our separation fromContinue reading “What is the Gospel?”

What is Baptism?

The following post is written to help facilitate a discussion with baptism candidates of Lake Wylie Baptist church. It is by no means an exhaustive document on baptism. Ordained by Jesus: The final chapter of Matthew’s gospel records Jesus commissioning his disciples following the resurrection. Read Matthew 28:16-20 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, toContinue reading “What is Baptism?”

Hope for a Worried Heart: Philippians 4

Before reading on grab your Bible and read Philippians 4. How do we rejoice when our hearts are full of worry? The Philippian Christians knew what it was to worry. They were believers in an increasingly hostile land. Their mentor Paul, the apostle who brought them the gospel, was in jail, and he might neverContinue reading “Hope for a Worried Heart: Philippians 4”

Hope for a Painful Past: Philippians 3:12-21

Last week’s lesson was probably some of the toughest material in all of Philippians. Paul’s harsh words for the false teachers forces us to answer some harsh questions. What are we worshiping? Where do we put our confidence? What makes us think we are better than other people? Is it our looks? Our ability toContinue reading “Hope for a Painful Past: Philippians 3:12-21”

Hope for a Divided Christianity: Philippians 3

Paul in Philippians 2 calls the church of Jesus to unify around the message and mission of the incarnate and crucified God. But what about Christians and churches who preach a different message or who are on a different mission? How should we relate to them? Paul in Philippians 3 tells us how we areContinue reading “Hope for a Divided Christianity: Philippians 3”

Hope for a Troubled World: Philippians 2

The people of Philippi understood strife. They knew what it meant to live in a troubled world. The city was birthed four hundred years before Paul’s letter arrived there as a military garrison of Philip II, the renown conqueror and father of Alexander the Great. Three hundred years later the city was the site ofContinue reading “Hope for a Troubled World: Philippians 2”

Encouraging Women’s Ministry in the Church

I can’t tell you how excited I am to see God growing a desire in the ladies of Christ Community Church to minister to women. They are planning an event for March 5, 2016 from 10am-12pm and if you’re a lady in the North Meck area, you should definitely attend. They have a guest speaker,Continue reading “Encouraging Women’s Ministry in the Church”