Recognized As Blessed

Then their offspring will be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them because they are the offspring whom the Lord has blessed. – Isaiah 61:9 As a pastor, I often had the opportunity to lead the churches that I served through periodsContinue reading “Recognized As Blessed”

Broken Cisterns

For My people have committed two evils: they have abandoned Me, the fountain of living waters, to carve out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that do not hold water. – Jeremiah 2:13 Whether a church is contemporary, liturgical, blended, or emerging (choose the latest marketing description), most maintain some form of tradition. Such “practices” areContinue reading “Broken Cisterns”

“Disciplined”

Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning, knowing that such a person has deviated from what is right and is sinning, being self-condemned. – Titus 3:10-11 In First Corinthians, chapter five, the Apostle Paul addressed the actions that should lead a local church to discipline one of its members. The list ofContinue reading ““Disciplined””