Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

Breaking taboos

ask. Seek. Knock. Thank you for engaging in our “Ask; Seek; Knock” emphasis. The evidence of wide-spread participation is abundant. Many have commented about how the daily devotionals, life group sessions, and Sunday messages have already been used by God. We are moving in the right direction! We are becoming a praying church! Fall series In October and November, leading up to the Advent season, we will wrestle over various subjects rarely addressed in church. We are calling the series,…

Lead us not into temptation

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof, he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite. Then David sent messengers to get her.“ 2 Samuel 11:2-4 An Epic Tragedy The story of David and Bathsheba is a tragedy of epic…

One Coin, Two Sides

SINGLE SCRIPTURE THEOLOGY Last Sunday I mentioned the danger of building our theology upon a single verse of Scripture. Specifically, I said we are all-too-eager to use one verse in crafting our understanding of salvation while dismissing other verses that address the same subject.  For instance, we confidently point to Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved,” while ignoring Matthew…