Fighting the Battle Together

Every member of the community is important, and we are in the battle together.

Jesus's words, "the least among you is great," challenges us to recognize the lowiest members of our community as every bit of important as those we consider great: teachers, elders, deacons, etc.  We must also work to demolish the "us-them" mentality that exists between ourselves and the global church.

What Does it Mean to Be a Follower of Jesus?

If you want to follow me, Jesus says, deny yourself, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

To deny ourselves is to come to a recognition that we cannot save ourselves.
Taking up our cross daily means that we must be ready to walk the road of shame and rejection just as Jesus did, submitting in all things to the will of the Father.
Following him is just like the children's games "Follow the Leader" and "Simon Says."  Jesus is the example that we should follow, and he's the voice that we should listen to.

Wars and Natural Disasters

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:00am

     In his book, How Long, O Lord, Reflections on Suffering and Evil, D.A. Carson touches upon social evils, poverty of different kinds, and war and natural disasters.  When we think about such things, we often turn and ask ‘why’ such things exist.  We don’t, however, see this particular question raised anywhere in the Bible.  God is not shocked, and neither should we be, by the presence of wars and natural disasters, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars.

Church Invisible

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:28am

INVISIBLE: unable to be seen; not visible to the eye.

In centuries past, things like bacteria, the amount of 'life' in a drop of water, and yeast plants were 'invisible.'  No one could see them or even knew of their existence.  It wasn't until the late 17th century that a man invented a microscope that allowed us 'to see.'  Apart from the microscope, these things are invisible to our eyes.  We know when we're affected by bacteria, but we can't see it being passed along to us.  We see water as transparent, not seeing all of the 'minerals added for taste.'