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Making Unity a Reality

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Does that sound familiar? In 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Paul addresses a problem that still exists today. That problem is the lack of unity in the Christian church. The Corinthian Christians were divided into factions based on who had baptized them instead of being united in the…

The Model Church

One of the most wonderful verses in the Bible is found in Acts 4:34. It says “There was not a needy person among them.” The early church in Jerusalem was described in this way. This is one of the most amazing ways to describe a church. What was their secret? How as it possible? Acts…

The Gospel of Unity

Our world is becoming more and more divided. In politics, the polarization of parties and ideologies is increasing as much as the division between the rich and the poor. Even in churches, divisions and segregation are practiced every day. Sadly, tribalism is stronger than ever. In our church, I have been preaching out of the…

If Jesus Lived in My Neighborhood

One of the biggest struggles churches and other organizations have is finding volunteers to do many of the tasks required. In churches, it usually revolves around teaching Sunday school or working with youth. Other organizations have problems getting people to take time out of their busy schedules to help at bingos, casino nights or at…

How Paul Saw the Church

Our church is approaching its 40th anniversary. Looking back there have been many changes. People come and go. People pass away and children are born. Pastors come and go. Even locations change. The truth is, although we desire to be constant and stable, change is necessary for survival and effectiveness for reaching the community around…