It is that time of year again, when we ring out the current year (2016) and welcome the new year (2017). For most of the world, the new year is a time when life feels fresh and new. This seems to be the one time when we can put behind us our problems and get a fresh start. Curiously, I have seen a number of people ready for 2016 to end because it has been “such a horribl...Keep Reading
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As we walk through the various ‘one another’ passages in God’s Word, we are seeking to build a Biblical understanding of how we should relate to others within the body of Christ. Scripture tells us in various places to exhort (Heb. 3:13) or encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:25). Encouragement is something that we all need in our Christian walk. Nowhere in Scripture is the Christian portrayed as a ‘lone ranger’, out there ‘making it all on his own’! We need others in the Body of Christ. We need to encourage and be encouraged by each other....
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Pray for them! Prayer is not sitting idly by, merely hoping for something to change. It is active communication with God, based upon His Word. And it is active involvement in the needs and struggles of our fellow Christians within the church. ...
In a recent blog, we considered the fact that the love that believers show for one another should be the defining element of our Christian community. A concept that is closely related to love is the idea of honor. As the definition above demonstrates, to honor someone is to regard them with great respect....
At our recent Reformation Day celebration, I met a man who attends another church in the area. He said that our church made an impression on him because “everyone seemed to know each other.” He appreciated that we were a friendly church with people who care about one another. ...
This is the time of year when people, especially Christians, think about the incarnation. The term “incarnation” comes from the Latin verb incarnare, which means “to be made flesh,” and it is the term we used to describe how God, in the Person of Jesus Christ, came into the world and took on humanity. It is a great mystery of the Christian faith ...Keep Reading
Thanksgiving is a day on which we have the opportunity to stop, look around us, and remember that we have much for which to be thankful....Keep Reading
This is the weekend leading up to the celebration of Independence Day, or the July 4th holiday, in the United States. Our nation does not have as long a history as others, but it does seem very long and far away to celebrate an event that occurred 240 years ago....Keep Reading
It is that time of year again. A new year is approaching and with it a whole host of New Year’s Resolutions. For many Christians, that means another attempt to read through the entire Bible in a year....Keep Reading
One thing that has become obvious this week is that the young people who have come with us have been a huge part of what we have been able to accomplish. There is little substitute for youthful energy and drive. Additionally, the young people of Christ Church continue to show (as they do back in Katy) that they are willing to take initiative on work (not waiting to be told...Keep Reading
Today the Christ Church PCA Missions team again served at the Mission Torre Fuerte construction site in Juarez. There were no injuries and God was gracious keeping us safe and in good spirits. ...Keep Reading
We had survived (and actually flourished!) one day! What we were able to accomplish on the construction site and at the English Camp, even though there were some difficulties and shortcomings, was a great encouragement to our team....Keep Reading