As we look ahead to 2017, what Bible verse (or verses) give you hope for the coming year?
How do we engage our congregations in Advent? How do we get people reading their Bibles? In response to these questions, my church (Oakdale Park CRC) created this Advent community reading plan.
We are living in a cultural season in which a kind of “stand alone authenticity” is celebrated and encouraged everywhere. It’s a false idol that needs to be discerned, named and rejected.
It's time for you to know that whatever you are going through is simply under the builder's mind. As much as others may judge you according to their own personal thinking (sometimes twisting the word of God to help their judgment) Jesus Christ is using you to build His own church.
How might remembering that each person has a dream—some broken, some whole—change the ways we care for each other on the street corner, at the grocery store, in our congregations and in our neighborhood?
We’ve all heard someone say, “My faith story is boring. I grew up in a Christian family. I went to Christian schools...And that’s about all there is to tell.” Well, let’s get one thing straight right now: There is no such thing as a “boring” faith story.