Separating the Synoptics

Separating the Synoptics: Considering the Danger of Synoptic Reading During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we are walking through Matthew’s Gospel. The question was asked, “If the other Synoptic Gospels (Mark and Luke) didn’t put some things in the same order Matthew did or include the same details, do we really need to consider theContinue reading “Separating the Synoptics”

November Announcements

We have finished walking through 1 Samuel!!! Thank you for your devotion to God’s word, not desiring cultural, reactive, or preaching that comes merely from a person’s mind according to how he feels. I look forward to our holiday season and to starting 1 Corinthians during the main gathering on January 3! –Andrew Upcoming SpecialContinue reading “November Announcements”

Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?

This question was asked by one of our church members, and I wanted to answer it as clearly and succinctly as possible. Before you read Scripture’s answer to this question, I have to make known my own burdened and broken heart. My heart is overwhelmed with love, and I desire only the good of allContinue reading “Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?”

What is Faith?

During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we realized that Jesus talked much about faith. Faith is a big deal, and Jesus gets serious about it. But, Matthew never really defines exactly what faith is. The book of Romans, however, presents us with a more holistic view of the Christian faith. It is an umbrella commentaryContinue reading “What is Faith?”

Is Jesus Currently Conquering the World?

As we have been studying the book of Revelation on Sunday afternoons at The Church at Sunsites, the text seems to indicate that Jesus is currently conquering the world, and the world is currently being renewed. The New Jerusalem is currently coming down (Cf. Revelation 3:12), beginning with Jesus’s incarnation and perpetually coming until HisContinue reading “Is Jesus Currently Conquering the World?”

October Announcements

Revival happens unexpectedly. We can’t schedule it. The Holy Spirit moves like the air. We feel His effects but we can not see where He is going or command His movement. This month, the Holy Spirit has moved in our midst. His moving brought humility and repentance in my own life. I hope you’ve experiencedContinue reading “October Announcements”

Children’s Church/Family Worship 09-06-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 26:1-25 Topic(s): Freedom From the Law Questions to ask in children’s church: Read Romans 8:1-9 (NIV is best for children) Why do you think the Law brings death? It deals with outward works. To set our minds on outward works is to set our minds on the flesh. Why do you thinkContinue reading “Children’s Church/Family Worship 09-06-2020”

September Announcements

This year has been an interesting one, but we have been able to further the ministry of the word and of our service to one another and our community. Last month, we established our deacon family ministry and have aligned ourselves more with biblical ministry. As we continue to be conformed to the likeness ofContinue reading “September Announcements”

Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-23-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 25:39-44 Topic(s): Serving Others Questions to ask in children’s church: Read John 13:1-17  (NIV is best for children) Jesus is King, yet He washed His disciples feet. Why do you think He washed their feet? He washed their feet to teach them about what it means to be a Christian. No matterContinue reading “Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-23-2020”

Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-16-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 25:18-38 Topic(s): God is Our Shepherd Questions to ask in children’s church: Read 1 Samuel 2:8-9 (NIV is best for children) To whom does the whole world belong? Who owns the pillars of the earth, the power sustaining the earth? God does. He keeps all things moving and existing. Who keeps peopleContinue reading “Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-16-2020”