What Is the Business of the Church?

Luke 19:11-29 Introduction: Webster’s dictionary defines the word entrepreneur as “one who organizes and assumes the risk in a business venture in the expectation of gaining a... Read More »
“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part Three)

“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part Three)

18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to... Read More »
“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part Two)

“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part Two)

12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ… 27Now you are the body of Christ, and... Read More »
“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part One)

“Implications of Being the Body of Christ” (Part One)

Let’s look at this important and very practical truth about the church and the body of Christ, and especially see how it relates to our connections with Christ himself, but also... Read More »
What Does Your Church Value? (Part One)

What Does Your Church Value? (Part One)

What is really important in your church? What do you value? Sometimes an honest look at your bulletin and budget is a good answer. Are they focused on missions, youth ministry,... Read More »
“A Call To Community” (Part Three)

“A Call To Community” (Part Three)

We are looking this week at a “Call to Community” with strong counsel on how to deal with relationships in the family of God, and to that end, Paul issues three distinct... Read More »
“A Call To Community” (Part Two)

“A Call To Community” (Part Two)

This week we are considering Paul’s challenge to the church. It forms a “Call to Community” with strong counsel on how to deal with relationships in the family of... Read More »
“A Call To Community” (Part One)

“A Call To Community” (Part One)

Tom Hanks’ tour de force performance in the film “Castaway” raises the question—which is harder, living in isolation or living in relationship? Certainly each... Read More »
“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Nine)

“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Nine)

Today we conclude our look at change in the local church by seeing several more ways that pastors can be positive instruments for change. 6. Action steps always need a manager. We... Read More »
“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Eight)

“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Eight)

In this final week of looking at change in the church, we are seeing how pastors can be more skillful at change-management. We continue by seeing: 4. A good goal can be shared and... Read More »
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