Have you ever wondered why the church devotes so much time to the reading and preaching of God’s Word? Like doubting Thomas, we all struggle with unbelief. The Apostle Paul reminds us of the antidote: “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). In our natural condition, all of us … Continue reading The Power of the Preached Word
In our increasing visual culture, some are calling for the church to minimize the role of preaching and the spoken Word. Amid debates like this, we anchor our hearts and ministries to simple passages like 1 Corinthians 1:21 that speak of the power of preaching God's Word.The Apostle Paul writes: "it pleased God through the … Continue reading The Value of Hearing God’s Word Preached
This past week while leading a bible study I asked a group of young couples' the question: What particular characteristic of Jesus Christ is most absent from the marriages of your friends? Lots of ideas were suggested. Right out of the gate one person mentioned humility. Pride truly is spiritual cancer that eats up the … Continue reading What particular characteristic of Jesus is most absent from the marriages of your friends?