The New Year is a great time to commit to reading the Bible....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. ...
The sanctity of life is on my mind today. Some folks from my area will gather this morning to celebrate the ending of an era of Planned Parenthood in the College Station, TX area. Although I canâ€™t be there, I hope to check out the recording of todayâ€™s events later on....Keep Reading
On Friday, our small group from Christ Church crossed the U.S. - Mexico border on our way to the Center for Church Planting (CPI) Vision Weekend in Monterrey. Crossing the border was less involved than I thought it would be, but there was still paperwork to fill out, a deposit to be made in order to bring the car into Mexico, and dollars to turn into pesos. As we travelled...Keep Reading
As impressive as the hardware behind the iPad (and the iPhone) is, the real power is in the myriad of apps that can be run on these devices. For virtually every intended use, there are several different options of apps to be purchased. I have been using an iPhone for several years now, and last year acquired an iPad. Many people have asked me to make app recommendations, a...Keep Reading
The good news of the gospel is that there is hope for the hopeless. This is a time of great hope as we look to our great God and Savior, who has won the victory over sin, the devil, the flesh, and even death! ...Keep Reading
Wednesday arrived with the twin thoughts that there was still much of the week ahead, and that I was beginning to obtain a level of comfort with Uganda....Keep Reading
I survived, by the grace of God, my first day preaching at ABU....Keep Reading
On Monday, African Bible University's Spiritual Emphasis Week began. This, after all, is the main reason that I came to Uganda. Spiritual Emphasis Week is sort of like the "spring break" for ABU. ...Keep Reading
On Sunday, we set out for New City Presbyterian Church in Kampala, where I was scheduled to preach....Keep Reading