Thursday, April 10, 2014
The question that we will be looking at this Sunday will be: "What has changed since the resurrection?"
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I was looking over Lesslie Newbigin's book Sin and Salvation and found this great section on salvation. I had to share this challenging question that he lays out for us.
"But when all this has been said, there are still two serious difficulties which have to be considered. The first is this: love must be shown not only in deeds, but in deeds which are actually directed to the need of the other person. If I am drowning in a well and another man jumps into the well and rescues me, while he himself is drowned in the effort, then there can be no doubt about that man's love. He has given his life for me. But if I am attacked by a tiger I need a different kind of help. My friend may jump into the well and drown himself, but that will not rescue me from the tiger. In that case, even though my friend may jump into the well and drown himself, but that will not rescue me from the tiger. In that case, even though my friend gave up his life, I cannot say that he loved me or saved me. Christ gave up His life on the cross, but how does that save me? How does it rescue me from my sin? Unless we can show that there is some connection between Christ's death and my sin I cannot believe that Christ's death is a proof of love for me, or that it has saved me from sin. Clearly it is not enough simply to say that the cross is a revelation of God's love, unless we can answer these questions."
Thursday, April 3, 2014
On Sunday, April 6th at 9.45am we will be gathering for WikiWorship at Hell's Kitchen (118 Princess Street - Wilmington). We will be covering this question that came to us online: "Why do Christians tend to pick and choose verses out of the Bible as scriptural support, yet dismiss other verses that may contradict their claims? Is it not okay to view the Bible as bits and pieces, rather than a whole?" All are invited to come.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
On Sunday, March 30th at 9.45am we will be gathering for WikiWorship at Hell's Kitchen (118 Princess Street - Wilmington). We will be covering this question that came to us online: "How does the church reconcile the hostility toward homosexuality when it seems that it is no more vilified than divorce or even lust?" All are invited to come.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The question we will be covering on Sunday, March 23rd at 9.45am is this: "Why are people born in poverty where they have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused; while others are born into 3 bedroom homes with some hope; while others are born in Landfall?" This will be at Hell's Kitchen (118 Princess Street - Wilmington).
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I never would have thought that WikiWorship would have made it to a website like End Time Headlines ------ so I had to comment on that. They do not write any commentary on the website ------ so I don't know if there using WikiWorship as a sign of the end times or they are using it as a compliment that we are working diligently to reach into the darkness during the end times. Which ever way we take that ------ I have to say that is truly a resume builder if you get an article written on the End Time Headlines page ;-) http://endtimeheadlines.org/uncategorized/wikiworship-lets-church-members-edit-pastors-sunday-sermon/
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Over and over I am awe-struck about the ease of just being a listener. So often we feel like we have to talk and talk and talk. But in reality, being present in the conversation as one who is willing to listen is even more important. Sure there are times where we need to talk ------- but that should always be tempered with the ear attuned to the conversation in front of us.
Two words that have been sticking with me over the last couple months are these: Embodying Hope. In so many ways we can live into that embodiment of hope by being good listeners. This is much like Job's friends (at the beginning of the book of Job ------ not the end). It says in Job 2.13: "They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great." They literally sat with their friend ------ they didn't give advice or try to convince him to think the way they thought. Instead, they sat. And in this action they embodied a hope that there was something more in this life.