Discipleship

ReThink Church: Pt 3 – What is Community?

In this 3rd week of rethinking church we are looking at The church as a community.  The word community itself tells us something about the church.  It is a common unity. "And all that believed were together, and had all things common..."     Acts 2:44 Throughout the scriptures we find the community of God's people who together share their faith and lives in common.  The description God most often gives to this community of believer and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 13th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|7 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 2.4 Worship from the heart…

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1 Paul says there is holy and acceptable worship, which means there is unholy and unacceptable worship.  What makes worship unacceptable? Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, (2) "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 11th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, TLM Blog, Worship|3 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 2.3 Worship is "Giving All"…

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."   Romans 12:1 In our relationship with Jesus, He gave us all and it cost God everything.  To Him, relationship with us was worth it.  In His presence I become aware of my need for His grace and He holds nothing back.  He lavishes His love and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 11th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, music, TLM Blog, Worship|2 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 2.2 Grace and Worship…

"And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!" (6)  Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. (7) And he touched my mouth and said: "Behold, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 11th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, TLM Blog, Worship|2 Comments

Going Deep…

If you remember learning about icebergs in Elementary or Middle School you know that what you see sticking out of the water is only a small fraction of the whole thing. Over the last 2 years I have walked through a major change in ministry.  God began some things in the church I serve that have caused me to take a fresh and new look at my faith, my theology, my walk, and my views [...]